News quiz for week ending 9/12/08

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 11, 2008

Questions

1.  The Nuclear Suppliers Group recently granted India a special waiver that allows India to:
a)  make nuclear weapons deals around the world without having signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
b)  conduct yearly tests of India’s nuclear weapons
c)  make civil nuclear deals around the world without having signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
d) become the newest leader of the IAEA, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog

2.  Australia, which has 40% of the world’s _________________________ reserves (necessary for the production of nuclear power and nuclear weapons) has refused to sell any to India.
a) uranium
b) plutonium
c) lithium
d) mercury

3.  The Pentagon reported this week that Russian forces seized U.S. military equipment during the recent fighting in:
a)  Ukraine
b)  Chechnya
c)  Pakistan
d)  Georgia

4.  In response to the Russian seizure of U.S. military equipment, the U.S. has:
a)  cancelled an agreement with Russia for cooperation in the civilian nuclear field
b)  cancelled an agreement with Russia to buy natural gas
c)  bombed a military base outside of Moscow
d)  seized equipment from the Russian embassy in Washington DC

5.  The Federally Administered Tribal Areas are border provinces in:
a)  Iraq
b)  India
c)  Pakistan
d)  Afghanistan

6.  For what reason have U.S. military forces made several recent cross-border ground attacks into the Federally Administered Tribal Areas?
a)  to kill Muqtada al Sadr
b)  to kill leadership from al Qaeda  
c)   to avenge the death of Benazir Bhutto
d)  to aid Pervez Musharraf in his bid to become prime minister of Pakistan 

7.  The memorial for the 9/11 terrorist attack on _________________ was dedicated on 9/11/08
a)  the USS Cole
b)  the Pentagon
c)  the Capitol
d)  the Twin Towers

8.  The memorial will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to:
a)  the families of victims only
b)  the families and friends of victims only
c)  the general public
d)  American citizens only

9.  Reacting to U.S. raids into Pakistan, Pakistan’s army chief
a)  pledged to cooperate with the U.S. on the condition that Pakistan receive $100 million in aid to build up the Pakistani military
b)  declared his resolve to do everything he could do to rid Pakistan of all terrorist safe havens
c)  pledged to work closely with the U.S. military to eliminate al Qaeda and Taliban safe havens in Pakistan
d) said there was no agreement between the U.S. led coalition and Pakistan forces permitting cross-border raids

10. Following U.S. military raids into Pakistan, President Bush this week
a)  apologized to the Pakistani government for the raid
b)  said that every nation has an obligation to govern its own territory and make certain that it does not become a safe haven for terrorists
c)  demanded that the Pakistani government cooperate with the U.S. military to destroy terrorist safe havens
d)  denied any knowledge of the raid


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