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APEC’s 21 member economies account for approximately how much of the world’s GDP?
In June 2008, what country’s ruling junta did not allow aid to enter the following country after Cyclone Nargis?
- North Korea
In June 2008, thousands of people protested against the import of U.S. beef in which of the following countries?
- South Korea
FOOD PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION
Which of the following United Nations agency is responsible for leading international efforts to defeat hunger?
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
In February 2008, which of the following presidents stepped down after nearly 50 years of rule?
- Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan
- Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe
- Fidel Castro, Cuba
- Omar al-Bashir, Sudan
How long did Yasu Fukuda serve as Japan’s Prime Minister before resigning on September 1, 2008?
- 4 years
- 2 years
- 11 months
- 13 months
Which of the following river valleys was not a “cradle” of, or among the earliest locations for, an ancient civilization?
- Tigris & Euphrates
Today Iran occupies the same geographical area as that of ancient:
Japan’s oldest indigenous religion is:
- Zen Buddhism
According to the Old Testament of the Bible, who was the earliest patriarchal leader of the Hebrews that led the people out of Ur to Palestine?