“What in the World” Quiz | Nov 2

Good morning and welcome to the November 2, 2015 edition of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s “What in the World” Quiz.

international-work-globe-flagsCheck your global affairs awareness with these ten questions taken from news reports over the past week. In addition to reporting in a variety of sources we highlighted them on Twitter — @TNWAC #tnwacquiz. Follow us @TNWAC to keep up with global developments and Council events.

The quiz is open to everybody.

Send us an email to < quiz@tnwac.org > with your answers by noon Nashville time on Wednesday. If you’re the tops this week (or tied) you’ll be entered in a drawing for a month’s end prize. [Include your contact information (name, snail mail address and phone number) in the email.]

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We’ll post the answers and the names of the winner(s) on Wednesday afternoon

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“What in the World” Quiz

1. Defense Secretary Carter visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and called on North Korea to eliminate its nuclear weapon program this week. The post-Korean War relations between North Korea and the coalition that fought under the United Nations flag in the 1950s are governed by the:

A. 1954 Peace Treaty of Peking
B. 1956 Armistice signed at Inchon
C. 1952 Peace Treaty signed in Geneva
D. 1953 Armistice signed at Panmunjon

2. In this chaotic country the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest spiritual authority for many of the world’s Shiite Muslims is making a major intervention in politics by pressing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to hold corrupt officials accountable, to reform the judiciary and to support the national security forces instead of militias backed by its neighbor.

A. Afghanistan
B. Iran
C. Pakistan
D. Iraq

3. President Obama announced the United States would send several dozen Special Operations to Syria for the purpose of:

A. Advise forces fighting the army of Bashar al Assad
B. Advise forces fighting the Islamic State
C. Advise forces fighting Al Qaeda
D. Advise forces fighting Russian troops

4. The Chinese government announced a change to a long-standing social policy known as:

A. “Elders Care Policy”
B. “One Child Policy”
C. “Rural-Urban Migration Policy”
D. “Planned Parenthood”

5. This is the flag of what country that will hold elections next week in which opposition leader and Nobel Peace Laureate winner Aung San Suu Kyi is leading a pro-democracy party to the polls. Hint: It starts with an “M.”

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A. Myannmar
B. Mozambique
C. Malawi
D. Madagascar

6. The Turkish AKP ruling-party won a surprising victory at the polls on Sunday [Nov 1] making it likely to keep this leader in power as President.

A. Serzh Sargsyan
B. Prokopis Pavlopoulos
C. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
D. Giorgi Margvelashvili

7. US Secretary of State John Kerry met with foreign ministers of these Central Asian countries in what is now known as the “C5+1”

A. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
B. Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan.
C. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan.
D. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan.

8. European Union and Balkan leaders agreed to a 17-point plan for cooperation on this contentious issue:

A. Decline of the Euro
B. Extension of Russian gas pipelines
C. Former Yugoslav republics’ economic union
D. Flows of migrants

9. Jimmy Morales won the Guatemalan election for president with 68 percent of the electorate who were frustrated by the country’s political class. Morales moves to the office from his job as:

A. Newspaper editor
B. Supermarket chain magnate
C. TV comedian
D. Guatemala City Chief of Police

10. The US Navy recently sent a warship through a section of islands in the South China Sea claimed by Beijing. Washington said the “Freedom of Navigation” operations counter excessive maritime claims that violate customary international law reflected in the:

A. Fourth Geneva Convention
B. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
C. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
D. Association of South East Asian Nations Maritime Compact (ASEAN-MC)

Send us an email to < quiz@tnwac.org > with your answers by noon Nashville time on Wednesday. If you’re the tops this week (or tied) you’ll be entered in a drawing for a month’s end prize. [Include your contact information (name, snail mail address and phone number) in the email.]

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