“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Feb 8th

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners.

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Week of February 8th Winners

 Pat Miletich, Nashville

Katherine Lybarger, Lille, France

Rohan Pethkar, Nashville

Chloe Lorraine, Nashville

Yoshi Kinefuchi, Nashville

Diemhang Thai, Nashville

Sebastian Williams, Suwanee, Georgia

Glenn Shirley, Franklin

Jill Pittman, Nashville

Kore Ke, Nashville

Jackson Arnold, Nashville

Tom Peters, Nashville

Randolph Johnson, Nashville

Theo Deraabah, Washington, DC

February “What in the World?” Quiz Prize

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Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland–and How to Thwart Them – Michael McCaul

January 12, 2016 Description — PenguinRandomHouse.com

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

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Check for the answers below. How did you do?

“What in the World” Quiz – Week of February 8, 2016

1. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed in which member nation this week?

A. Australia
B. New Zealand
C. Singapore
D. Brunei

https://espresso.economist.com/78573597059a0617129964af6caa5168?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/thedottedlinetradeinthepacific20160204espresso

2. The heightened tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have put which nation in a lose-lose situation diplomatically?

A. Russia
B. China
C. Brazil
D. The United Kingdom

https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/saudi-iranian-rift-forces-difficult-decision-moscow?dm_i=1TYG,40DIE,K20AWY,EHQ5D,1

3. Which nation launched a test rocket it called a satellite launch that resulted in a UN Security Council condemnation?

A. Syria
B. Iran
C. North Korea
D. Pakistan

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/07/asia/north-korea-rocket-launch-window/

4. A surge in demand for cleaner, greener cars and the increased use of devices with rechargeable batteries has led Goldman-Sachs to dub this metal the “new petroleum”:

A. Aluminum
B. Cadmium
C. Nickel
D. Lithium

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21688386-amid-surge-demand-rechargeable-batteries-companies-are-scrambling-supplies?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/anincreasinglypreciousmetal

5. Talks between the ruling military and the National League for Democracy in this country could allow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to become president:

A. Thailand
B. Laos
C. Myanmar
D. Vietnam

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/world/asia/myanmar-military-aung-san-suu-kyi-president.html?emc=edit_ae_20160206&nl=todaysheadlines-asia&nlid=67583361&_r=0

6. Nursultan Nazarbayev has led this former Soviet republic since its independence in 1991:

A. Kazakhstan
B. Kyrgyzstan
C. Turkmenistan
D. Uzbekistan

http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/02/04/kazakhstan-at-twenty-five-stable-but-tense/itgq

7. Juan Manuel Santos, president of which South American nation, visited the White House this week?

A. Bolivia
B. Chile
C. Ecuador
D. Colombia

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/02/04/fact-sheet-peace-colombia-new-era-partnership-between-united-states-and

8. Projections based on increased spending on research and development show that China will surpass the United States in R&D by which year?

A. 2020
B. 2025
C. 2030
D. 2035

http://www.cfr.org/innovation/keeping-edge-us-innovation/p37127?cid=soc-twitter-in-ren_am_innovation-020416

9. On Wednesday the UN suspended peace talks aimed at ending the current conflict in:

A. Haiti
B. Syria
C. Burundi
D. Yemen

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKCN0VC169?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief

10. Reports of a wave of assaults on women during New Year’s Eve celebrations in which country have made authorities nervous about the upcoming Carnival festivities?

A. Brazil
B. Germany
C. United States
D. Portugal

https://espresso.economist.com/57be994d1cd4cbe919e924e09708bc25

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