News quiz for week ending 1/11/08

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

Questions

DIRECTIONS:  Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement.  Rewrite each false statement to make it true. 

1.  _________________ Opponents of Georgian President Saakashvili accused him of corruption and despotic rule during  demonstrations in November in which they called for early parliamentary elections.

2.  _________________ Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili won re-election by a landslide in last week’s presidential vote, causing his opponent to concede defeat.

3.  _________________ Turkish-American relations have greatly improved recently after the U.S. government provided the Turkish government intelligence on the Iraq-based terrorist group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

4.  _________________ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the White House this week following improved relations between the U.S. and Turkey.

5.  _________________ President Bush is visiting Israel this week in an attempt to push forward a peace agreement between Israel and Hamas.

6.  _________________ The “road map” is a U.S.-backed peace proposal that sets a series of benchmarks designed to move Israelis and Palestinians to the creation of a Palestinian state that exists in peace with Israel.

7.  _________________ Under the first phase of the road map, Israel agreed to halt settlement construction and remove unauthorized outposts in the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority agreed to dismantle its terrorist infrastructure.

8.  _________________ Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has not been in control of the Gaza Strip since last June, when Hamas seized control of the seaside strip, where more than 1.3 million Palestinians live.

9.  _________________ Under Pakistan’s constitution, the prime minister’s chief power is to dissolve parliament and call for new elections, chair Pakistan’s National Security Council and appoint the chiefs of the military services.

10. _________________ Opposition parties have expressed concern that President Muhsarraf will try to rig the Febuary 18 parliamentary vote. 


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