Examination: Current Events

Please review the material for each question, then fill in the blank.

1.

The student demonstrators in Tehran are protesting at the embassy of, and shouting death to,  ____________.

A)  the United States

B)   Russia

2.

THE highly decorated general sat opposite his commander in chief and explained the problems his army faced fighting in the hills around Kabul: “There is no piece of land in Afghanistan that has not been occupied by one of our soldiers at some time or another,” he said. “Nevertheless much of the territory stays in the hands of the terrorists. We control the provincial centers, but we cannot maintain political control over the territory we seize.

“Our soldiers are not to blame. They’ve fought incredibly bravely in adverse conditions. But to occupy towns and villages temporarily has little value in such a vast land where the insurgents can just disappear into the hills.” He went on to request extra troops and equipment. “Without them, without a lot more men, this war will continue for a very, very long time,” he said.

This is a description of a war that is being fought by ____________ against a guerrilla force based in the Afghan/Pakistan border area.

A)  the United States

B)   Russia

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Correct Answers:

1980: 1. A; 2. B

2009: 1. B; 2. A

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History on its head.

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Published in: on November 4, 2009 at 19:42  Comments (1)  
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  1. Considering those situations it is absurd that countries don’t look or try to understand past failures.
    Many conflicts could possibly be avoided as well as many lifes not destroyed!
    My humble naïve 2 cents!


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