“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Feb 15th

“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 15th Winners

Katherine Lybarger, France

Diem Hang Thai, Nashville

Dick Bowers, Nashville

Pat Miletich, Nashville

George LaBour, Nashville

Catherine Kelly, Nashville

Well done!

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 15, 2016

1. Saudi Arabia followed up an offer to send group forces to Syria to fight ISIS – if the United States began a ground campaign – with a deployment of combat aircraft poised to strike ISIS to this country in the region:

A. Turkey
B. Iraq
C. Jordan
D. Lebanon

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/saudi-fighter-jets-deployed-turkey-incirlik-base-160214045639093.html

2. The breathtaking drop in oil prices has led the GCC countries to consider new revenue making schemes like indirect taxation, value added taxes and even direct income taxes according to an article by Sultan al Qassemi. Which of these countries is not in the GCC?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. Yemen
C. Oman
D. Qatar

http://www.mei.edu/content/article/gulfs-new-social-contract

3. Russia accused the United States of fighting a “new Cold War,” this week. Who said, “Sometimes I wonder whether it is 2016 we are living in, or 1962.”

A. Russian President Vladimir Putin
B. Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak
C. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
D. Russian Foreign Minsiter Sergey Lavrov

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-accuses-west-new-cold-war-over-syria-ukraine-n518006?cid=sm_tw&hootPostID=e51485cabaac267d3e54941f62adb310

4. Pope Francis made history on Friday when he meet with:

A. The Dalai Lama
B. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
C. Cuban President Raul Castro
D. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/world/americas/pope-arrives-in-cuba-for-historic-meeting-with-russian-orthodox-leader.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

5. American security guarantees to NATO partners in Central and Eastern Europe were made last year to push back against Russian threats through this program and reaffirmed last week by Secretary of State John Kerry:

A. North Atlantic Defense Modernization Project
B. Warsaw Pact Treaty
C. Eastern Frontier Defense Agreement
D. European Reassurance Initiative

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/03/fact-sheet-european-reassurance-initiative-and-other-us-efforts-support-

6. Western officials last week put Russian leaders on the defensive over charges their intervention in this country was resulting in civilians being struck by its air campaign:

A. Chechnya
B. Turkey
C. Syria
D. Ukraine

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35568692?ocid=socialflow_twitter

7. A nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria was agreed to by this 17-member group:

A. The Group of 15 Plus UN and EU (P15+2)
B. The Joint International Committee on the Syrian Conflict (JICSC)
C. The League of Arab States (Arab League)
D. The International Syria Support Group (ISSG)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35556783

8. The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, warned North Korea was the top nuclear threat to the United States just days after President Obama called the leader of this country to urge him to use his country’s influence in restraining Pyongyang.

A. Japan
B. China
C. Russia
D. South Korea

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-effort-seen-as-a-top-threat-to-the-us.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

9. This South African leader is at the center of a $24 million corruption scandal.

A. Yoweri Museveni
B. Robert Mugabe
C. Jacob Zuma
D. Paul Kagame

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21600729-why-string-corruption-scandals-top-so-disquieting-nkandla

10. The price of crude oil has plunged more than 70 percent since 2014. How much oil and liquid fuels per day?

A. 216 million barrels per day
B. 156 million barrels per day
C. 97 million barrels per day
D. 56 million barrels per day

http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-iea-oil-idUKKCN0VI0MT

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