Current Events Quiz, October 5, 2015
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The Russian government began airstrikes in Syria last night. Although they claim to be supporting western operations against ISIS, what do most international observers believe the Russian government’s objective in Syria really is?
To strengthen Jordan’s occupation in southern Syria.
To support the Syrian opposition.
To support the regime of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.
To strengthen the Islamic State in Syria.
According to international commentators, who was responsible for an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan that killed 19 people last week?
The United States
The Central Intelligence Agency last week announced it had withdrawn intelligence personnel from China last week, citing security concerns arising from
a general concern about increasing violence at foreigners—especially Westerners—in Beijing and other large Chinese cities.
the defection of a high-ranking CIA official to China last week.
the arrest of a suspected Islamic militant who had personnel files for US security personnel in the country.
a Chinese hacker attack against federal government personnel databases.
The government of __________, which is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases by volume, announced a new plan to trim its emissions levels last week.
The United States
World leaders descended on New York last week for the opening meetings of which international organization?
The North American Free Trade Agreement
The United Nations
The World Trade Organization
The International Monetary Fund
During a state visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron to Jamaica last week, the Jamaican government raised the sensitive issue of ______________, which the British Prime Minister refused comment on.
reparations for British slavery
free trade with the European Union
the Cuban embargo
The government of Saudi Araba came under increasing pressure last week after a Saudi airstrike in ___________ accidentally targeted a wedding party, killing dozens.
A landslide in ____________ over the weekend killed more than 50 people and resulted in millions of dollars’ worth of damage in the Central American country.
The European Union last week suggested it would move forward with plans to impose sanctions on three officials from ___________ who were accused of ordering the use of excessive force against pro-democracy protesters in the country.
Central African Republic
What was the result of regional elections in the Catalonia region of Spain last week?
A pro-independence coalition won a decisive majority, suggesting a referendum on independence would be forthcoming.
The results were indecisive and a new election has already been scheduled for January.
A pro-unity coalition won a decisive majority, effectively ending prospects for independence for Catalonia.
The election was postponed due to violent protests in the region.
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