“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Feb 29th

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners and to last week’s winners of the 2016 Tennessee State Academic WorldQuest Championship — Jocelyn Hartley, Regan Goodrich, Kevin Gomez and April Townson of Martin Luther King, Jr., Magnet High School in Nashville.

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Week of February 29th Winners

 Claire Kraft, Nashville

Pat Miletich, Nashville

Dick  Bowers, Nashville

April Townson, Nashville

Don Freeman, Nashville

Kevin Dockery, Nashville

Well done all!

CONGRATULATIONS TO

April Townson, Nashville, Tennessee

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Winner of the February “What in the World?” Quiz Prize

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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 29, 2016

1. U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti told the House Armed Services Committee that a war in this country involving the United States would resemble the scale of World War II.

A. Ukraine
B. North Korea
C. Syria
D. Libya

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/23/politics/north-korea-wmd/

2. In his pitch to Congress for the foreign affairs budget Secretary of State John Kerry noted US efforts to help end the civil conflict in this Western Hemisphere country, the longest running conflict in the world.

A. Palestine
B. Guatemala
C. Colombia
D. Venezuela

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/02/253677.htm

3. Last week Secretary Kerry touted the climate agreement reached in this city in December.

A. Paris
B. Vienna
C. Montreal
D. Kyoto

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/02/253677.htm

4. This Iranian leader and his allies won 15 of 16 seats on the clerical body that may choose the country’s next supreme leader, handing a sound defeat to the country’s hardliners.

A. President Hassan Rouhani
B. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
C. President Mahmoud Abbas
D. President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35684776

5. French authorities dismantled a migrant encampment in this city where about 1,000 people settled as they waited for an opportunity to cross to the UK.

A. Caen
B. Cherbourg
C. Calais
D. Le Havre

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35686209

6. The economy of this EU country – whose ambassador spoke at a TNWAC luncheon last month — has rebounded after five years of austerity and is the fastest growing in Europe as it headed to the polls last week.

A. Great Britain
B. Ireland
C. Spain
D. Denmark

https://espresso.economist.com/d9423128404b888fe65794d1ba3a1a97

7. Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill last week on the 2017 Foreign Affairs Budget. The Administration has proposed this amount which is this percentage of the overall Federal budget.

A. $25 billion / 15%
B. $160 billion / 32%
C. $3 billion / 3%
D. $50 billion / 1 %

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/02/253677.htm

8. Greece recalled its ambassador from Austria in protest at not being invited to a summit in Vienna to discuss this issue:

A. Migration
B. EU trade
C. Debt forgiveness
D. Terrorism

https://espresso.economist.com/bd4886399ea0f9eac8980adedf1b2f45

9. China has sought to assure global finance ministers about the state of its slowing economy as this organization’s meeting got underway in Shanghai.

A. G8
B. P5+1
C. WTO
D. G20

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35666301

10. This city captured the title of home of the highest number of billionaires from New York.

A. London
B. Moscow
C. Beijing
D. Berlin

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-35664291

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