“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Feb 1st

“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 1st Winners

Katherine Lybarger

Michael Hester

Gashaw Bekele

Diem Hang

Don Freeman

April Townson

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.

Well done!

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Check for the answers below. How did you do?

“What in the World” Quiz – Week of February 1, 2016

1. The ambassador from this EU country was in Nashville Thursday to speak with a Tennessee World Affairs Council luncheon meeting about changes in her country and changes in Europe?

A. Greece
B. Spain
C. Italy
D. Ireland

https://www.tnwac.org/programs/speakers/h-e-anne-anderson-ambassador-of-ireland-to-the-united-states/

2. Global crude oil prices have crashed about 75% in the last 18 months. This week a barrel of oil sold for about:

A. $55.00 / barrel
B. $18.00 / barrel
C. $27.00 / barrel
D. $33.00 / barrel

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21688854-low-energy-prices-ought-be-shot-arm-economy-think-again-whos-afraid-cheap?fsrc=scn%2Ftw%2Fte%2Fpe%2Fed%2Fwhosafraidofcheapoil

3. The terrorist organization called Daesh or Islamic State has yet to back an attack on which country?

A. United States
B. Yemen
C. Israel
D. Iraq

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21688778-israel-faces-caliphate-syria-and-sinaiand-possibly-home-islamic?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/thecaliphateeyestheholyland

4. The Egyptian Justice Minister said this Muslim Brotherhood leader who won the presidency of Egypt after Hosni Mubarak was toppled in Arab Spring protests said his death sentence would be carried out by the government when judicial reviews were completed.

A. President Mahmoud Abbas
B. President Abdel Fatteh el-Sisi
C. President Omar al-Bashir
D. President Mohammed Morsi

http://thecairopost.youm7.com/news/191477/news/morsi-to-be-executed-if-sentence-final-justice-minister

5. An American presidential candidate ruffled feathers in this European constitutional monarchy – which has a king as head of state and a prime minister as head of government – when it was said that another candidate known for left-leaning policies, was best suited to be its president. A leading magazine editor there said, “[S]ome American politicians … are so ignorant about the rest of the world.”

A. Belgium
B. Sweden
C. United Kingdom
D. Netherlands

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/29/by-insulting-bernie-sanders-marco-rubio-angers-swedish-royalists/?tid=sm_tw

6. Secretary of State John Kerry met Canada’s and Mexico’s foreign ministers in Quebec City last week and told a press conference the total daily trade of goods and services across US-Canada-Mexico borders was about:

A. $800 million
B. $1.2 billion
C. $3.5 billion
D. $7.4 billion

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/01/251890.htm

7. The State Department announced there was agreement among these parties to attend negotiations on Syria hosted by the United Nations in Geneva:

A. Iran and Saudi Arabia
B. High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition
C. Russia and the United States
D. Israel and the League of Arab States

http://m.state.gov/md251862.htm

8. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said this week that this virus was spreading “explosively” across the Americas and could infect 3m-4m people there this year. The mosquito-borne virus is suspected of damaging babies during pregnancy. America, Canada, Australia and many European countries have issued travel advisories and safety worries are growing about the Rio Olympics.

A. Zika
B. Razak
C. Prozac
D. Xikaz

https://espresso.economist.com/4470f8a4911a03de54eb30fb510541ea

9. President Hassan Rouhani of Iran met with Pope Francis while he was in Europe for meetings with leaders from these countries to boost economic relations now that post-nuclear deal sanctions have been lifted.

A. Poland and France
B. France and England
C. France and Germany
D. Italy and France

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/world/middleeast/pope-francis-hassan-rouhani-meeting.html?emc=edit_ee_20160127&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=67583361&_r=0

10. The United Nations reported “extremely disturbing” new allegations of sexual abuse by European peacekeepers in this country.

A. Burundi
B. Central African Republic
C. Democratic Republic of Congo
D. South Sudan

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/world/africa/un-peacekeepers-central-african-republic.html?emc=edit_ae_20160129&nl=todaysheadlines-asia&nlid=67583361

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