(CI&E) Practice Packet: T-C

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1. Who won reelection to the office of prime minister in India?
Jyotiraditya Scindia
Narendra Modi
KP Yadav
Rahul Gandhi
2. The foreign ministry of Ethiopia issued an apology for the creation of a map which failed to include what neighboring country?
Eritrea
Kenya
Somalia
Sudan
3. Half of the ministers in President Cyril Ramaphosa's new cabinet are women. This is the first time in history for what country?
South Africa
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Ghana
4. Which actor will be the first Native American to receive an Academy Award?
Adam Beach
Benjamin Bratt
Gil Birmingham
Wes Studi
5. Which American city became the second in the country to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms?
Denver
Las Vegas
Oakland
Seattle
6. Mexico has agreed to help stem the flow of immigration to the U.S. border under threat of what by President Donald Trump?
being dropped from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
closing the U.S.-Mexico border
instituting a 5% tariff
none of the above
7. The planned merger of U.S companies Raytheon and United Technologies would make it a colossal player in what industry?
solar/wind power
aerospace/defense
telecommunications
biotechnologies
8. In June 2019, what 1973 Watergate star witness spoke before the House Judiciary Committee to outline the similarities between the Nixon/Watergate scandal and the Mueller investigation?
John Dean
Donald McGahn
H.R. Haldeman
Alexander Butterfield
9. Governor Greg Abbott signed a school finance bill that will fund what program?
an early graduation incentive program
full day pre-K
afterschool care for low-income households
a personal finance class
10. In June 2019, New York introduced a bill to decriminalize which of the following actions? New York will be the first state to legalize this if the bill passes.
public consumption of alcohol
jaywalking
prostitution
use of hallucinogenic mushrooms
11. In June 2019, a proposed extradition bill sparked major protests in what city?
Beijing
Hong Kong
Guangzhou
Shanghai
12. The Texas Legislature allocated $17 million in funding the creation of the state's second veterinary school. This school will be run by which university?
Texas A&M
Texas State
Texas Tech
University of Texas
13. Which state experienced a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) of toxic blue-green algae in its Gulf Coast waters in July 2019, triggering the closure of the state's 21 beaches to all water-based activities?
Alabama
Florida
Mississippi
Texas
14. A nonprofit called Animal Recovery Mission released footage from its investigation of Indiana's largest dairy producer, Fair Oaks Farms. The nonprofit alleges that the dairy producer is responsible for which of the following?
acts of animal cruelty
use of hormones
use of pesticides
poor quality control
15. Iranians boycotted which transportation application after one of its drivers asked a female passenger to put on a hijab?
Lyft
Moovit
Snapp
Uber
16. In June 2019, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel recommended that which of President Donald Trump's appointees should be fired for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act?
Kellyanne Conway
Mick Mulveney
Jared Kushner
Emma Doyle
17. The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund a day after which television celebrity gave a fiery speech on Capitol Hill?
Bill O'Reilly
Jon Stewart
Oprah Winfrey
Stephen Colbert
18. In an act of diplomacy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with what nation's leader in an effort to ease its recent tensions with the U.S.? Abe was assured that the country had no objectives to produce nuclear weapons.
China
Russia
North Korea
Iran
19. In June 2019, the Michigan attorney general's office dismissed all criminal charges against defendants implicated in what five-year-old case?He also stated that prosecutors plan to open a new investigation.
Michigan gerrymandering case
Flint water crisis case
University of Michigan discrimination case
Michigan coal miners' black lung case
20. Sarah Huckabee Sanders resigned from which of the following posts in June 2019?
senior White House adviser
White House chief of staff
White House communications director
White House press secretary
21. Which Republican senator proposed on Twitter that he and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should act together to construct legislation making birth control available without a prescription?
Marci Rubio
Mitch McConnell
Mitt Romney
Ted Cruz
22. Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order to extend which of the following in June 2019?
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Texas Board of Professional Engineers
Texas board of professional land surveying
Texas Lottery commission
23. In June 2019, Canada's parliament passed a bill prohibiting keeping which of the following species in captivity? The bill includes steep fines for violations and is named for a popular film released in 1993
Dolphins, orcas and whales
Elephant and other endangered species
feral hogs and other destructive invasive species
Lions, tigers and other large cats
24. Huawei seeks over $1 Billion from which of the following companies for licensing rights relating to patented technology?
Apple
AT&T
Samsung
Verizon
25. Mohammed Morsi fainted during his trial and later passed away at a hospital in June 2019. Morsi once served as which country's first democratically elected president?
Egypt
Jordan
Libya
Tunisia
26. Joy Harjo became the first person of what ancestry to be named as U.S. poet laureate?
African American
Asian American
Latin American
Native American
27. Over 18,000 pieces of what kind of debris were found in the Great Lakes during cleanups that took place between 2016 in 2018 according to the results of an Alliance for the Great Lakes survey? 5 states and a number of cities have passed legislation to limit a key source of this type of pollution.
Balloon
Plastic bottle
6 pack ring
Straw
28. Over 500 vultures were found dead after consuming elephant carcasses laced with poison in what country? This country has the largest population of elephants in the world and recently lifted a ban on hunting the species.
Tanzania
Botswana
Zimbabwe
Kenya
29. in June 2019, the majority ownership stake of which restaurant chain founded in Texas was sold to a Chicago investment firm?
Cheddar's
Fuddruckers
Whataburger
Luby's
30. NASA announced plans to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and search for microbial life. What is the name of the drone that will be launched in 2026 to carry out this mission?
Cassini
Dragonfly
Juno
Orion
31. Thousands of people have gathered in protest of the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope, saying that the grounds are sacred and they are tired of the land being "desecrated" by observatories. The Thirty Meter Telescope is under construction on which Hawaiian mountain?
Diamond Head
Haleakala
Mauna Kea
Mauna Loa
32. Which University came under fire for appointing Rick Snyder, the former governor of Michigan, to a senior research fellow position?
Harvard University
Princeton University
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
33. Canada is the first country to ban the import and export of what item? The decision was made in an effort to protect an endangered predator.
ivory
alligator skins
jaguar pelts
shark fins
34. Egyptian National Committee for Antiquities Repatriation plans to file a lawsuit against Christie's auction house in London claiming that the $5.9 Million sale of what artifact was illegal without proof of ownership?
the Narmer Pallette
the bust of Pharaoh Tutankhamun
the bust of Queen Nefertiti
the throne of Pharaoh Tutankhamun
35. The U.S. State Department approved a proposed $2.2 Billion arms deal to what island causing major protest from China?
Taiwan
Borneo
the Phillipenes
Japan
36. What country's war on drugs has sparked enough concern to warrant an investigation by the U.N. Human Rights Council?
Philippines
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia
37. Which country successfully landed a spacecraft on the Ryugu asteroid?
Russia
China
Japan
France
38. Mark Esper replaced Patrick Shanahan as acting U.S. secretary of defense in June 2019. Prior to taking on this position, Esper served as which of the following?
Chief of the National Guard Bureau
commander of the U.S. Joint Forces
deputy secretary of defense
secretary of the U.S. Army
39. Which country introduced anti bullying laws in the workplace that include potential jail time for employers? Roughly 70% of employees are currently affected by harassment in the workplace.
Australia
France
China
South Korea
40. In late may 2019, Governor Bill Lee signed into law a bill that prevents ministers who were ordained online from solemnizing a wedding in what state? The law is being challenged, and the case is expected to reach the courts in November or December of this year.
Alabama
Arkansas
Kentucky
Tennessee
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