International MCQs (September 2014)

1. The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in ______.
A. London    B. Paris
C. Stockholm    D. New York

2. On July 16, a Netherlands court ruled that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 ______ Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre.
A. Serbia    n    B. Azri
C. Bosnian    D. Cambodian

3. The Srebrenica massacre took place in ______.
A. 1975        B. 1980
C. 1987        D. 1995

4. The incumbent President of the European Parliament is ______.
A. Manolis Glezos    B. Martin Schulz
C. Pat Cox    D. Jerzy Buzek

5. On July 17, the United States and ______ began a joint naval exercise.
A. Thailand    B. Japan
C. South Korea    D. Vietnam

6. Tony Abbott is the prime minister of ______.
A. Australia    B. New Zealand
C. Mexico    D. Canada

7. Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela Day is observed on ______ each year.
A. July 16    B. July 18
C. July 20    D. July 22

8. On July 19, Iran and six world powers agreed to extend the talks until______.
A. Nov 24    B. Dec 15
C. Dec 28    D. Dec 31

9. On July 19, it was decided that the UN team tasked with investigating allegations of human rights violations and war crimes against the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE, will hold hearings in New York, Geneva and ______.
A. Bangkok    B. Colombo
C. New Delhi    D. Bonn

10. On July 21, China agreed to provide ______, a Latin American country, with a new $4 billion credit line.
A. Vietnam    B. Colombia
C. Mexico    D. Venezuela

11. The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been maintaining a global temperature record since ______.
A. 1880        B. 1895
C. 1937        D. 1987

12. Joko Widodo was elected the president of ______ on July 22.
A. Philippines    B. Malaysia
C. Indonesia    D. Thailand

13. The world’s third-biggest democracy is ______.
A. Indonesia    B. India
C. Italy        D. China

14. On July 22, the first UN-backed “Girl Summit” was launched in ______.
A. New York    B. London
C. Brussels    D. Chicago

15. On July 23, the UN launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by ______.
A. Israel        B. Sri Lanka
C. India‎        D. Palestine

16. The Saudi cabinet decided to allow women to contest and vote in the municipal elections on ______.
A. July 20    B. July 21
C. July 22    D. July 23

17. The name of Queen Elizabeth’s racehorse ______.
A. The Conqueror    B. Formidable
C. The Colt    D. Estimate

18. On July 24, a Kurdish politician ______ was named Iraq’s new president.
A. Haider al-Abadi
B. Fuad Masum
C. Ajil al-Yawer
D. Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr‎

19. On July 24, the United States, India and ______ kicked off week-long war games in the Pacific
A. Japan        B. Maldives
C. Thailand    D. South Korea

20. Military exercise launched by the United States, India and Japan has been named as ______.
A. Iron Fist Exercise
B. Malabar Exercise
C. Operation Brasstacks
D. Operation Chequerboard

21. On July 24, Reuven Rivlin was sworn in as ______ 10th president.
A. Israel’s    B. Italy’s
C. Poland’s    D. Denmark’s

22. Save the Children, an international nongovernmental organisation founded by Eglantyne Jebb and Dorothy Buxton on 15 April 1919, is headquartered at ______.
A. London    B. Wimbledon
C. Birmingham    D. Washington DC

23. Air Algérie is the national airline of______.
A. Angola    B. France
C. Algeria    D. Barbados

24. On July 24: The United Nations sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into ______.
A. Lebanon    B. Gaza
C. Myanmar    D. Syria

25. Enrique Pena Nieto is the president of ______.
A. Canada    B. Mexico
C. Argentina     D. Portugal

26. Celebrated on July 27, “The Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War” is a national holiday in ______
A. USA        B. Japan
C. North Korea    D. South Korea

27. The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in ______, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
A. Panama    B. Egypt
C. Libya        D. South Sudan

28. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea is a prominent leader of Khmer Rouge, a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million people in ______.
A. Cambodia    B. Vietnam
C. Haiti         D. Liberia

29. Silicon Valley is located in ______.
A. California    B. Arizona
C. New Jersey    D. New Hampshire

30. Freedom and Justice Party is a political group in ______.
A. Syria        B. Iraq
C. Lebanon    D. Egypt

31. The Panama Canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans was opened on August 15, ______.
A. 1914        B. 1915
C. 1917        D. 1920

32. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki resigned on ______.
A. Aug 12    B. Aug 14
C. Aug 15    D. Aug 18

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