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This is a current affairs quiz designed to assess your level of understanding of international conflicts. Questions have been set based on the 8 case studies put together for the Current Affairs Project. The quiz comprises of 25 questions. You will be given 30 minutes to complete the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the reason for the conflict between Argentina and Britain?
    • A. 

      Conflict over ideological differences

    • B. 

      Dispute over territory

    • C. 

      Competition for scarce resources

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Prior to the conflict which later escalated into the Falkland war, which country did Falkland Islands belong to originally?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      United States of America (USA)

  • 3. 
    The conflict between Argentina and Britain lasted for 1 year 3 months (2/4/1982 - 14/7/1983). Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Britain eventually won the Falklands War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    US diplomatic efforts played a critical role in helping to resolve the conflict between Iran and Iraq. Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following countries was not an ally of Iraq?
    • A. 

      UN

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Israel

  • 7. 
    All of the following were reasons for the conflict between Iraq and Iran except
    • A. 

      Dispute over access to and ownership of Lake Urmia

    • B. 

      Competition over resources (oil fields)

    • C. 

      Dispute over Iran's nuclear technology program

    • D. 

      Concerns over internal security and territorial boundaries

  • 8. 
    Iran is a 'pro-Islamic' country while Azerbaijan is a 'pro-western' country. Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Iran abides by _________ Islamic laws
  • 10. 
    The conflict between Iran and Azerbaijan occurred because of the following reasons: (i) conflict over the oil resources (ii) conflicts over religious differences (iii) conflicts over ideological differences (e.g. pro-western vs anti-western attitudes) (iv) Azerbaijan won the EUROVISION (v) Azerbaijan had "secret protection" from Israel
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Has the conflict between Iran and Azerbaijan been resolved?
    • A. 

      Yes. The two countries have managed to put aside their differences and agreed to co-exist peacefully.

    • B. 

      Yes, but some tension still exists the two countries

    • C. 

      No. The two countries are still engaged in open warfare now.

    • D. 

  • 12. 
    Critics and skeptics argue that the "primary cause of USA going to war was to gain access to Iraq's oil resources." Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What was the primary reason given by USA to justify its decision to start the war (1990-1991) against Iraq?
    • A. 

      To investigate corruption in Iraq

    • B. 

      To help Iraq develop

    • C. 

      To improve diplomatic ties between USA and Iraq

    • D. 

      To enjoy the economic benefits of ending Iraq's occupation of Kuwait

  • 14. 
    "250-400 U.S. military personnel will be assigned to train, equip and support Iraq's armed force." Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What was the key reason suggested for US's involvement in the conflict between China and Taiwan?
    • A. 

      USA wants to halt the spread of communism

    • B. 

      USA wants to exploit Taiwan's supply of natural resources

    • C. 

      USA wants to gain control over Taiwan

  • 16. 
    "2 million refugees were sent to Taiwan" as a diplomatic exchange between China and Taiwan. Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    "China wants to keep Taiwan under its jurisdiction because it believes that people living in China and Taiwan share similar cultures, and hence should belong to the same country." Is this a true or false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What was the primary cause of the conflict between Turkey and Syria?
    • A. 

      Disagreement over the shooting down of a Turkish aircraft

    • B. 

      Conflict over scarce coal and oil resources

    • C. 

      Tensions due to ideological differences

  • 19. 
    What form of justification did Syria give for shooting down the Turkish aircraft?
    • A. 

      Turkey had violated existing legal agreements on military cooperation between Syria and Turkey

    • B. 

      The aircraft had launched missiles at Syria

    • C. 

      The plane was in their territorial airspace

    • D. 

      Syria had mistaken the Turkish aircraft as belonging to one of its enemies

  • 20. 
    "NATO has expressed its support for Syria in the Turkey-Syria conflict." Is this a true/false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Why does China reject Tibet's demands for independence?
    • A. 

      Tibet has the richest solar energy

    • B. 

      Tibet is too small and weak to survive as an independent nation

    • C. 

      China wants to aid Tibet in its development

    • D. 

      China regards Tibet as sharing similar cultural roots; and hence rejects bids for separation and independence

  • 22. 
    "People in Tibet have set themselves on fire as a way to draw attention to the conflict and pressure China to grant it independence." Is this a true/false statement?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    China has accused ____ of "plotting to separate Tibet from its motherland'?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Taiwan

    • C. 

      The Dalai Lama

    • D. 

      UN

  • 24. 
    When did the conflict between North and South Korea end?
    • A. 

      2010, with the intervention of UN

    • B. 

      27th July 1953, after the end of the Korean War

    • C. 

      No date. It is still an ongoing conflict.

  • 25. 
    The Six Party Talks are attended by countries such as North Korea, South Korea, China, USA, Russia and _____.
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Singapore

    • C. 

      UN

    • D. 

      Japan

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