MCJ 10 Current Events 2

  1. How many American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan?
  2. The president of Syria is
    Bashar al-Assad
  3. Who is Chris Kyle and why is he in the news?
    Chris Kyle was a U.S. Navy Seal and the most lethal sniper in American military history. He is in the news because he died on February 2, 2013.
  4. Besides anti-aircraft missiles, what also was damaged by the Israeli air attack on Syrian targets last week?
    • The Israeli attack last week on a Syrian convoy of antiaircraft weapons
    • appears to have also hit the country’s main research center for work on
    • biological and chemical weapons.
  5. The president of Afghanistan is
    Hamid Karzai
  6. The Afghanistan government has been waging war against this group for years
  7. Whose skeleton was believed to have been found under a parking lot in England?
    King Richard III
  8. Name the five most populous countries in the world, from largest to smallest.
    • 1) China
    • 2) India
    • 3) United States
    • 4) Indonesia
    • 5) Brazil
  9. Name the five largest countries in land area, from largest to smallest.
    • 1) Russia
    • 2)Canada
    • 3)United States
    • 4)China
    • 5)Brazil
  10. The new U.S. Secretary of State is
    John Kerry
  11. Name the president of Iran
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  12. What did Senator John McCain call the president of Iran?
    A monkey on twitter, which had been sent into space.
  13. California transportation officials estimate what percent of the state's roads need to be repaired or replaced?
    60 percent
  14. For the first time in 15 years, California eighth graders no longer will be expected to take this subject
  15. This man, the U.S. Energy Secretary, has stepped down. Name him.
    Steven Chu
  16. How long is the Pacific Crest Trail?
    2,650 miles
  17. What three states does the Pacific Crest Trail travel through?
    California, Oregon, and Washington
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MCJ 10 Current Events 2
MCJ 10 Current Events 2