“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of November 6-12, 2016

Check your global affairs awareness with these ten questions taken from the week’s news reports.

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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?” WEEKLY QUIZ

OCT 30-NOV 5, 2016

1. A 6.6 magnitude earthquake, the fourth in three months, hit which nation this week?
A. Italy
B. Japan
C. Nepal
D. Haiti
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37814975?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

2. Citing security concerns, the government of which nation fired 10,000 civil servants and shut down 15 media outlets, all suspected of having links to terrorist organizations, or of having participated in July’s coup d’état?
A. India
B. Venezuela
C. Turkey
D. Myanmar
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSKBN12U04L

3. The Pirate Party, founded in 2012 by Internet activists, fell short of expectations in which country’s general election?
A. United Kingdom
B. Somalia
C. Spain
D. Iceland
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKCN12U00Z

4. A labor tribunal in the UK has ruled that persons employed by which company are indeed, employees, and not independent contractors, as the company claimed?
A. Amazon
B. Uber
C. Air BnB
D. Google
http://www.npr.org/2016/10/28/499796119/uber-drivers-win-key-employment-case-in-the-u-k

5. An influence-peddling scandal surrounding the President of South Korea, has caused top aides to resign. Who is the President of South Korea?
A. Lee Myung-bak
B. Park Geun-hye
C. Kim Jung Un
D. Roh Moo-hyun
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/south-korea-presidential-aides-resign-crisis-grows-161030093354125.html

6. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte vowed this week to stop doing what?
A. Smoking
B. Seeking out alliances with China and Russia
C. Swearing
D. Allowing extrajudicial killings
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/28/499770027/philippines-foul-mouthed-president-vows-to-stop-swearing

7. Twenty-four nations and the European Union agreed to make the Ross Sea the largest marine sanctuary in the world: Where is the Ross Sea located?
A. Between Europe and Africa
B. Asia
C. Between Europe and North America
D. Antarctica
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/28/499717685/nations-reach-deal-to-establish-worlds-largest-marine-reserve

8. Pope Francis traveled to Sweden this week to kick off a year-long celebration marking the 500th anniversary of which event that rocked the Catholic Church?
A. The beginning of the Inquisition
B. The fall of Constantinople
C. The Protestant Reformation
D. The schism with the Greek Orthodox Church
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/10/28/499587801/pope-francis-reaches-out-to-honor-the-man-who-splintered-christianity

9. France and the UK are currently disputing what should be done with 1,500 minors after the dismantlement this week of “The Jungle,” a large migrant camp in which French city?
A. Calais
B. Rouen
C. Caen
D. Cherbourg
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-calais-church-idUSKBN12U0X0

10. After ten months of deadlock, Mariano Rajoy got approval from lawmakers to form a minority government in which country?
A. Brazil
B. Colombia
C. Spain
D. Portugal
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-politics-idUSKBN12U0RI


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