“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of May 2nd Answers

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

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

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Week of May 2nd Winners

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Glenn Shirley, LaVergne, TN

Charles Bowers, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of May 2, 2016

1. According to a CNN report seven (@TNWAC #TNWACquiz) there are seven cities that will soon be among the richest in the world. According to the report, which of the following nations had two of the cities listed?
A. Qatar
B. China
C. Germany
D. Norway
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2015/06/18/richest-cities-future/index.html

2. The International Criminal Court announced an investigation into the past year’s political-related violence in which African nation?
A. Democratic Republic of the Congo
B. Burundi
C. Mali
D. Sudan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/icc-to-investigate-past-years-deadly-violence-in-burundi/2016/04/25/48b8af66-0b14-11e6-a6b6-2e6de3695b0e_story.html

3. Glitches in a new launch site forced the delay of a rocket launch, irritating which world leader?
A. Kim Jong un
B. Xi Jinping
C. Vladimir Putin
D. François Hollande

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36152927

4. Followers of whom have occupied the Iraqi parliament, disrupting the government?
A. Moqtada al-Sadr
B. Haider al-Abadi
C. Nori al-Maliki
D. Hassan Rouhani
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-politics-idUSKCN0XR0CR

5. Near its Baltic border this week Russia intercepted a military aircraft from which nation?
A. Denmark
B. Norway
C. Germany
D. United States
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-fighters-idUSKCN0XR07V

6. China denied a request by a U.S. carrier strike group, led by the USS John C. Stennis, to visit which city?
A. Shanghai
B. Hong Kong
C. Shenzhen
D. Jiangsu
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-usa-hongkong-idUSKCN0XQ1RM

7. A group of hackers linked to the Islamic State posted an online list of people, living in which city, that it wants its followers to target?
A. New York
B. Washington, D.C.
C. Brussels
D. Paris
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-islamic-state-idUSKCN0XQ2AC

8. This week marked the 30th anniversary of:
A. the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme
B. the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
C. the Challenger disaster
D. Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after losing reelection to Corazon Aquino
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21697883-nuclear-disaster-caused-many-deaths-including-soviet-union-soviet-apocalypse?frsc=dg%7Ca

9. Demonstrations against a proposed labor law continued across France this week. Named after the person who wrote it, what is the law most commonly called?
A. the Valls Law
B. the Hollande Law
C. the El Khomri Law
D. the Cazeneuve Law
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-protests-idUKKCN0XP1LO

10. In an effort to curb poaching, Kenya burned 16,000 what this week?
A. Giraffe hides
B. Rhino horns
C. Hippopotamus teeth
D. Elephant tusks
https://espresso.economist.com/f821f2bfc3565fb1486037c0d2eae1e3

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