“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Jan 25, 2016

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners and to the winner of the January monthly prize.

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Week of January 25th Winners

Joan Fernandes (Auckland, New Zealand)
Jane (Wheaton, Illinois)
Sebastian Williams (Suwanee, GA)
Pat Miletich (Nashville, TN)
Marieta Velikova (Nashville, TN)
Katherine Lybarger (Zurich, Switzerland)
David Hillinck (Huntsville, AL)
Dick Bowers (Nashville, TN)
Elizabeth Ashwood (Nashville, TN)
Rohan Pethkar (Nashville, TN)
Gashaw Bekele (Franklin, TN)

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

Monthly Prize Winner

ELIZABETH ASHWOOD (GREEN HILLS, NASHVILLE, TN)

January “What in the World?” Quiz Prize

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Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and

the 1973 War Changed the World

Thomas Lippman

Published January 2016

1lippman1“Tom Lippman has provided the foundation for understanding what is happening [in the Middle East] today from the rise of ISIS to the collapse of the Arab Spring. And as an added benefit it is a good read for expert and novice alike.”—Edward S. Walker, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

Thomas Lippman was a featured speaker at WACA’s 2015 National Conference. He is an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, specializing in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.- Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. He is a former Middle East bureau chief for The Washington Post, and author of numerous articles and books.

You can meet Mr. Lippman this April when he is in Nashville, hosted by the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 12th (5:30pm) for our Town Hall at Belmont University.

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Check for the answers below. How did you do?

“What in the World” Quiz – Week of January 25, 2016

1. Based on current global population trends, by 2050 what percentage of the world’s population could be Muslim?

A. 15
B. 30
C. 45
D. 60

http://csis.org/publication/us-west-and-islam-real-meaning-isiss-expansion-turkey-afghanistan-and-indonesia

2. The prevalence of which virus prompted the CDC to expand its travel warning for women who are pregnant to include Ecuador, Guadeloupe and Samoa?

A. Ebola
B. Zika
C. E. coli
D. Noro

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/health/cdc-issues-travel-alert-for-8-more-locations-over-zika-virus.html?emc=edit_ae_20160122&nl=todaysheadlines-asia&nlid=67583361&_r=0

3. The World Economic Forum held its annual meeting this week in which Swiss city?

A. Geneva
B. Davos
C. Bern
D. Gstaad

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-21048131

4. Pakistan unblocked which website this week, allowing access for the first time since 2012?

A. Facebook
B. Twitter
C. Instagram
D. YouTube

https://espresso.economist.com/24fad763a3944804ac9e5d9c564adf9f

5. The opposition Democratic Progressive Party won Saturday’s elections, making its leader the first female president of this country.

A. Japan
B. Bolivia
C. Taiwan
D. Vietnam

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/opposition-leaders-landslide-win-in-taiwan-puts-onus-on-china-to-respond/2016/01/17/1f2fec52-b954-11e5-85cd-5ad59bc19432_story.html

6. Five years after the start of the Arab Spring, demonstrations calling for government response to what problem swept Tunisia?

A. Unemployment
B. Corruption
C. Police violence
D. Inflation

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35384181

7. A delegation from the UN Security Council met with the president and opposition leaders of which African nation, in the hopes of brokering peace talks and preventing further human rights violations?

A. Democratic Republic of Congo
B. Burundi
C. Somalia
D. Libya

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2016/0122/Burundi-Could-the-discovery-of-mass-graves-spur-the-world-to-intervene

8. A week after West Africa celebrated the end of the Ebola epidemic, a new case was discovered in which country?

A. Guinea
B. Senegal
C. Liberia
D. Sierra Leone

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2016/0122/Shaken-by-Ebola-setback-Sierra-Leone-probes-health-system-s-readiness

9. Presidential elections were postponed a third time in this Caribbean nation due to security concerns.

A. Haiti
B. Cuba
C. Dominican Republic
D. Jamaica

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-haiti-election-postponed-idUSKCN0V02HF

10. A public inquiry in which nation announced this week that, according to its findings, Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably approved” the 2006 assassination of Alexander Litvenenko?

A. Ukraine
B. Germany
C. Britain
D. China

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0121/Litvinenko-murder-inquiry-fingers-FSB-Putin.-What-does-Britain-do-next-video

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