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Tuesday, March 11, 2003  

Pop Quiz

1. Who was the last permanent security council member to cast a veto?

A) France
B) Russia
C) China
D) US
E) Britain

2. When did France last cast a veto in the security council?

A) 2003
B) 2002
C) 1987
D) 1976
E) Never

3. Which permanent security council member has cast the most vetoes since 1990?

A) France
B) Russia
C) China
D) US
E) Britain

4. Which permanent security council member has cast the most vetoes since the founding of the UN?

A) France
B) Russia
C) China
D) US
E) Britain

[Update: More quiz.]

5. Number of times the US vetoed a UN declaration condemning Israel or encouraging Israel to stop some Palestinian-directed action between 1972-2002?

A) 5
B) 15
C) 25
D) 35
E) 45

6. Number of times the US vetoed a UN declaration supporting Palestinian rights between '72 and 2002 (minimum number)?

A) 0
B) 3
C) 8
D) 12
E) 17

7. Number of times the US vetoed a UN declaration supporting human rights between '72 and 2002 (not related to Israel or the Palestinians)?

A) 2
B) 12
C) 20
D) 28
E) 37


8. Number of times the US vetoed a UN declaration condemning the US before 1989?

A) 0
B) 1
C) 2
D) 3
E) 4

9. Number of times the US vetoed a UN declaration condemning the US in 1899 or after?

A) 0
B) 3
C) 6
D) 9
E) 12

10. Year in which the US vetoed UN declarations to prevent international terrorism, study the underlying political and economic causes of terrorism, convene a conference to define terrorism and to differentiate it from the struggle of people from national liberation.

A) 1972
B) 1979
C) 1987
D) 1997
E) 2001

ANSWERS
1 - D, the United States. Three months ago, over a resolution condemning the killing of U.N. employees by Israeli soldiers and the destruction of a U.N. warehouse filled with food for needy Palestinians. 2 - D, 1976. Over a resolution to recognize the tiny island of Mayotte as part of the newly independent state of Comoros. 3 - D, US. 4 - B, Russia. Russia (or the Soviet Union) cast 117 vetoes; the US was second with 73. 5 - D. 6. - E. 7. - E. A minimum of 20 of these resolutions were about South Africa and apartheid. 8. - A. 9. - E. 10. - C.

Source (1-4): the Associated Press.
Source (5-10): Melbourne Indymedia.

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