Current Events Quiz, December 7, 2015
This activity contains 10 questions.
The San Bernardino attacks last week were classified as an act of domestic terrorism by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Which statement most accurately describes the attackers?
They were members of a cell affiliated with the Islamic State who snuck into the United States as Syrian refugees.
They were a married couple who were radicalized but did not have any direct contract with the Islamic State.
They were a married couple recruited by the Islamic State to pose as university students to secure entry to the United States.
They were members of a cell affiliated with al Qaeda who snuck into the United States across the Mexican border.
The British parliament last week voted to approve military action against
al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
drug traffickers in Eastern Europe.
rebels in Yemen.
the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
At least 280 people were killed and more than $2.2 billion in property was been destroyed as a result of torrential rains last week in
Lawmakers in __________ last week launched impeachment proceedings against the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, citing violations of finance laws in regards to the country’s budget.
The Russian legislature, the Duma, last week passed a bill that would fundamentally alter Russia’s membership in the Council of Europe. What does the new law do?
Authorizes the Russian high court to declare rulings by the European Court of Human Rights unenforceable in Russia.
Cuts Russian financial contributions to the European Council in half.
Ends Russian membership in the organization.
Permits Russian military forces to be deployed as part of European Union operations abroad.
Tens of thousands of protesters in ___________ took to the streets over the weekend to protest the conservative policies of President Park Geun-hye, which they say weakens democracy in the country.
An explosion believed to be the work of the terrorist organization ___________ rocked an island Lake Chad, on the border of Nigeria and Chad, over the weekend, killing at least 27 people.
The Islamic State
The Palestine Liberation Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, angered the Russian government last week when it announced it would invite ___________ to join the mutual defense pact.
In a letter penned to their newborn daughter, Max, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of ___________, announced they would donate more than $45 billion to a charity to “improve the world.”
In a move that brings greater prestige to the country’s growing economy, the International Monetary Fund announced it would add the _________, the national currency of China, to the list of currencies used as a reserve by the organization.
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