“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of March 11-17, 2018

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Mike Bush, Nashville, TN

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Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership

By Martin Dempsey

Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership examines today’s leadership landscape and describes the change it demands of leaders. Dempsey and Brafman persuasively explain that today’s leaders are in competition for the trust and confidence of those they lead more than ever before. They assert that the nature of power is changing and should not be measured by degree of control alone. They offer principles for adaptation and bring them to life with examples from business, academia, government, and the military.

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Here’s last week’s questions and answers:

WHAT IN THE WORLD? QUIZ

Week of Mar 4-10, 2018

1. Last Thursday President Trump announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. He has since suggested that Canada and Mexico might win exemption from those tariffs if they do THIS:

Limit exports of automobiles to the United States
Sign a new North American Free Trade Agreement
Pay for the border wall
Raise prices of pharmaceuticals to remove incentives for cross border purchases

2. The head of the United Nations “watchdog” agency charged with inspecting Iranian nuclear facilities under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action warned it would be a “great loss” if President Trump scuttles the agreement. What is the name of THIS agency:
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Energy Agency
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Monitoring Authority
Countering Nuclear Proliferation Organization

3. THIS Nordic nation which owns the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, worth over $1 trillion, has begun to use “impact on the environment” as a criteria for evaluating investments abroad. The funds, earned from the country’s oil and gas revenues, is also affecting domestic industries’ environmental performance.

Finland
Swden
Norway
Iceland

4. Admiral Michael Rogers told Congress that President Trump had yet to direct the National Security Agency to do THIS:
Counter cyber attacks against American entertainment companies by North Korea.
Respond to China hacking US infrastructure including power grids
Use American cyber capabilities to penetrate Iranian nuclear researchers
Respond to Russian cyber attacks on the American electoral process

5. Critics of President Trump’s plan to levy tariff charges on steel and aluminum point out that the action affects these targets most, EXCEPT:
Canada
China
South Korea
European Union

6. On Sunday voters in THIS nation demonstrated their disdain for European Union leadership and advanced right-wing momentum on the Continent’s political scene by giving populist, largely anti-immigrant, candidates the majority of their votes in what was seen as a “bellwether” election.
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
Italy

7.  Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened the West during a presentation Thursday that included colorful animations. The threat was focused on THIS:
Potential cut off of gas supplies to Western Europe
Renewed efforts for territorial gains in Ukraine
Modernized nuclear weapons that could evade Western defenses
Increased cyber attack campaigns against American and European infrastructure

8.  A delegation from South Korea, including two ministerial-level officials, is in Pyongyang in an effort partly to start a dialogue between the DPRK and the US, according to the office of South Korea’s President. Who is the President of South Korea?
Chung Eui-yong
Suh Hoon
Moon Jae-in
Park Geun-hye

9.  The 3,000 delegates to China’s National People’s Congress was expected to grant new powers to President Xi Jinping this week including a change to the two-five year terms of office rule. The constitutional limitation was in place in part to prevent a “cult of personality” as China had experienced under THIS ruler:
Hu Jintao
Jiang Zemin
Mao Zedong
Sun Yat-sen

10.  THIS partner in the P5+1 nuclear deal have been in talks with Tehran over Iran’s ballistic missile program. THIS country is walking a fine line between geo-strategic concerns in the Gulf and the aggressive commercial efforts of many of its domestic companies in the wake of the nuclear agreement and lessening of economic sanctions.
UK
Germany
France
Italy


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