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State of emergency: Quiz


Question 1: It can also be used as a rationale for suspending ________.
Civil libertiesDemocracyFree marketImmanuel Kant

Question 2: A federal emergency declaration allows the United States ________ (FEMA) to exercise its power to deal with emergency situations; federal assistance also becomes available to areas that are declared to be in a state of emergency.
United States Secret ServiceFederal Protective Service (United States)Federal Emergency Management AgencyUnited States Coast Guard

Question 3: A state ________ or local mayor may declare a state of emergency within his or her jurisdiction.
AustraliaCanadaUnited StatesGovernor

Question 4: Any measures derogating from obligations under the convention, however, must only be to the extent required by the exigencies of the situation, and must be announced by the state party to the ________.
United Nations Human Rights CouncilUnited Nations Security CouncilUnited Nations SecretariatSecretary-General of the United Nations

Question 5: In some countries, the state of emergency and its effects on civil liberties and governmental procedure are regulated by the ________, or a law that limits the powers that may be invoked or rights that may be suspended during an emergency.
ConstitutionUnited KingdomDemocracyEngland

Question 6: Confident about her chances of getting re-elected, ________ relaxed the emergency and released dissidents.
Jawaharlal NehruC. RajagopalachariRajiv GandhiIndira Gandhi

Question 7: A state of emergency began on January 24, 1995 with the signing of Executive Order 12947 by President ________.
Ed RendellAl GoreBill ClintonHoward Dean

Question 8: Justitium is its equivalent in ________.
Roman SenateRoman ConstitutionAncient RomeRoman law

Question 9: The Philippine province of ________ is in a state of emergency due to an ongoing hostage taking.

Question 10: Some 17,000 people are detained under the law, and estimates of ________ run as high as 30,000.
Chiang Kai-shekPolitical prisonerBelarusCuba

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