Current Events Quiz, August 31, 2015
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US-led operations to combat the growing influence of the Islamic State in Syria received a boost last week, then for the first time
Saudi Arabia offered more than $200 billion to help offset the costs of US operations in the region.
the government of Israel announced it would end its embargo on Syria.
Turkish fighter jets attacked ISIS targets in Syria.
the government of Syria announced it would offer safe transit corridors for refugees fleeing Syria for Lebanon.
The United Nations Security Council last week warned warring sides in __________ that they could face an arms embargo and other sanctions if they fail to abide by the terms of a peace deal due to come into force over the weekend.
the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur in ______________, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose administration has faced a massive financial scandal.
Police in the Philippines last week announced they had arrested a suspect, who they describe as a foreigner with several different passports, in connection with an explosion that killed twenty people in the capital nearly two weeks ago. What do police believe was the man’s motive?
He was a religious extremist.
He was an international terrorist with connections to ISIS.
He was involved in a personal feud.
He was a Vietnamese nationalist.
In a sign that relations between the two countries continues to deteriorate, the government of __________ last week announced it would extend a border closure imposed with Colombia and deploy additional troops along the border to monitor the situation.
At least 200 people trying to migrate to ___________ died off the coast of Libya last week after a boat they were sailing in sank.
The United States
Thousands of soldiers were deployed to India’s Gurjarat Province last week after an estimated 500,000 protestors took to the streets to demand the Indian government
stop negotiations with Pakistan over the return of a contested valley in the Kashmir region.
call early parliamentary elections.
end a controversial quota system intended to provide opportunities to those from the lowest castes.
disavow a proposed initiative to decrease spending on social welfare and education.
Negotiators between which two countries last week reached a new agreement that aims to end the military standoff and reduce tensions between the neighbors.
Israel and Jordan
Russia and Ukraine
North Korea and South Korea
China and India
As the Chinese market continued to fall last week, sparking similar selloffs around the world, what happened to the price of oil on global markets?
It fell to around $45 per barrel, reaching near ten-year lows.
It reached more than $200 per barrel, nearing historical highs.
It remained around $100 per barrel, providing a degree of stability for markets.
It fell to around $15 per barrel, reaching historic lows in real terms.
An court in ____________ last week sentenced three al-Jazeera journalist to three years in prison for “spreading false news,” sparking global condemnations of attacks of freedom of the press in the country.
The United States
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