“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of August 8th Answers

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

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Week of August 8th Winners

Yezzie Dospil, Nashville, TN

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Noah Lawing, Nashville, TN

Charles Bowers, Nashville, TN

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. In a bargain cemented by President Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s founding king in 1945, Americans gained access to Saudi oil, and the Saudis responded with purchases of American planes, weapons, construction projects and know-how that brought them modernization, education, and security. The marriage has suited both sides. But how long can it last?In Inside the Mirage, journalist and Middle East expert Thomas W. Lippman shows that behind the cheerful picture of friendship and alliance, there is a darker tale. With so much at stake, this compelling account looks at the relationship between these two countries, and their future with one another.  — AMAZON.COM

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of August 8, 2016

1. In response to a request by the nation’s UN-backed government, the United States initiated airstrikes this week against Islamic State strongholds in which nation?
A. Syria
B. Libya
C. Iraq
D. Nigeria
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-idUSKCN10C2NF

2. Reports this week indicate that Emperor Akihito of Japan would like to abdicate “in a few years.” Besides Emperor Akihito, how many other world leaders hold the title of Emperor?
A. 3
B. 2
C. 1
D. 0
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-emperor-comments-idUSKCN10G0XR

3. The current U.S. presidential campaign has drawn new attention to NATO and to which of its members are meeting their obligations. In 2014, NATO guidelines established that each member state should spend what percentage of its GDP on defense?
A. 2%
B. 4%
C. 6%
D. 8%
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/07/nato-spending-two-charts-2016-edition/130291/

4. Elections in South Africa saw which political party, dominant since 1994, lose its stronghold?
A. African National Congress
B. Democratic Alliance
C. Economic Freedom Fighters
D. National Freedom Party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36997461

5. Kenya currently receives the most foreign direct investment of any nation in Africa, a status that is in jeopardy this week because of the East African Community’s refusal to sign an economic partnership agreement with whom?
A. the European Union
B. the United Kingdom
C. Saudi Arabia
D. the United States
https://www.brookings.edu/2016/08/04/figure-of-the-week-despite-regional-fdi-gains-kenya-grapples-with-its-east-african-partners-over-trade/?cid=00900015020089101US0001-080501

6. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tweeted this week that, “The wonder and power of nature at Iguazu is humbling and overwhelming.” What is Iguazu, and where is it located?
A. a river in Thailand
B. a volcano in Malaysia
C. a system of waterfalls in Brazil
D. a system of geysers in New Zealand
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7. It was reported this week that machines in which U.S. system are extremely vulnerable to hacking?
A. Banking
B. Government e-mail
C. Election
D. Missiles
https://www.wired.com/2016/08/americas-voting-machines-arent-ready-election/

8. A recent report noted that the number of worldwide cybersecurity compromises by 72 groups suspected to be operating in which nation dropped significantly in recent years, from 60 in 2013 to fewer than 10 in 2016, a decrease attributed to the combination of diplomatic accords and the threat of U.S. sanctions?
A. Russia
B. Germany
C. China
D. Romania
https://motherboard.vice.com/read/future-of-chinese-hacking

9. President Rodrigo Duterte accused dozens of current or former politicians, judges, and other government officials of being involved with illegal drugs, and ordered them to submit to investigation. Mr. Duterte is president of which nation?
A. Colombia
B. Portugal
C. Philippines
D. Peru
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37001916

10. Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a machete attack in Belgium that injured two police officers. What is the name of the news agency through which IS issues such claims?
A. Wafa
B. Amaq
C. Tasnim
D. MENA
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-attacks-belgium-idUSKCN10I0FX

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