World Affairs Weekly Quiz #21

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 80

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The North Korean government recently disclosed that secret meetings took place with senior officials of the South Korean government in Beijing. The North Koreans claim that the delegation from South Korea:
    • A. 

      Demanded assurances that they would not torpedo South Korean war ships without provocation

    • B. 

      Proposed that the two countries launch a series of summits with the aim of encouraging better dialogue

    • C. 

      Humiliated themselves, and begged and offered bribes to "seduce" the North to agreeing to a series of summits

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Tensions between North and South Korea are running high because:
    • A. 

      46 South Korean sailors were killed last March from a suspected torpedo attack by North Korea on a South Korean warship

    • B. 

      Four South Korean soldiers were killed when attacked by North Korean artillery

    • C. 

      North Korea dismisses South Korea's claims

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Ratko Mladic, an accused Bosnian Serb genocide suspect, appearing at court in the Hague recently called the charges against him:
    • A. 

      A misunderstanding

    • B. 

      Obnoxious

    • C. 

      A Muslim plot

    • D. 

      A Jewish plot

  • 4. 
    Last week, NATO and its partners said it would extend the Libyan mission for what period in support of the uprising against Muammar Qaddafi's four-decade rule:
    • A. 

      90 days

    • B. 

      Six weeks

    • C. 

      Indefinitely

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Last Friday in Hama, Syrian security forces and snipers shot dead 34 demonstrators, according to activists. The bloody crackdown in Syria is now about how many weeks old?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      16

  • 6. 
    Protests in Hama have a particular resonance, as the armed forces crushed an armed Islamist uprising there in 1982 on the orders of President Hafez Assad, Bashar's father, killing how many?
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      15,000

    • D. 

      30,000

  • 7. 
    With perhaps its future oil contracts in mind, a diplomat from what government recently met with a Libyan rebel leader? This government did not vote for the UN resolution that authorized the NATO strikes against the Qaddafi regime.
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Cuba

    • D. 

      Venezuela

  • 8. 
    In his recent blog at World Affairs, Czech Ambassador to the UK Michael Zantovsky wrote that President Obama's recent trip to Europe was:
    • A. 

      Good for the US

    • B. 

      Good for Europe

    • C. 

      Good for the Transatlantic Alliance

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    In his recent World Affairs blog, Alaa Al Aswany urged Egyptians to:
    • A. 

      Put President Mubarak on trial

    • B. 

      Keep religion out of politics

    • C. 

      Work more closely with Iran's government

    • D. 

      Work more closely with the US military

  • 10. 
    According to World Affairs blogger Gordon Chang, if there is one unifying theme in China today, it is the desire for justice, the demand to be treated fairly. He believes this is:
    • A. 

      A hopeful sign for society in general

    • B. 

      An unhopeful sign for the Communist party

    • C. 

      Both of the above

    • D. 

      Neither of the above

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