“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of March 18-24, 2018

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Here’s last week’s questions and answers:

WHAT IN THE WORLD? QUIZ

Week of Mar 11-17, 2018

1. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are set to meet in May for historic talks centered on Pyongyang’s weapons programs. The United States, according to CIA Director Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, expects North Korea to do THIS prior to a meeting:

A. Open nuclear sites to inspection by the IAEA.
B. Sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1946.
C. Release four Americans detained for trial in Pyongyang.
D. Suspend nuclear weapons and missile testing.

Correct Response: D. Suspend nuclear weapons and missile testing.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/not-just-theater-u-s-officials-defend-trump-kim-meeting-idUSKCN1GN0J3

2. The US military has cut back on operations at THIS base in Turkey as a result of increased tensions in the relationship between Washington and Ankara. It has been a key base for combat strikes against ISIS targets in the region prior to this reduction of the American footprint there.

A. Iznik
B. Istanbul
C. Izmir
D. Incirlik

Correct Response: D. Incirlik
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-pares-back-use-of-turkish-base-amid-strains-with-ankara-1520766121

3. China’s National People’s Congress, a largely “rubber-stamp” legislature, approved a package of constitutional amendments on Sunday that abolished presidential term limits, opening the door for President Xi to expand his power and possibly rule for life. The move ends a system – limits of two terms – that had been enacted in 1982 by THIS leader to avoid a Mao style lifetime dictatorship.

A. Hu Jintao
B. Deng Xiaoping
C. Jiang Xemin
D. Zhou Enlai

Correct Response: B. Deng Xiaoping
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-xi/chinese-state-media-defends-removing-presidential-term-limits-idUSKCN1GO03I

4. Cuba is nearing a generational leadership change as voters in a one-party ballot turned out to endorse national and provincial assemblies’ candidates, the final step before selection of a new president to replace THIS leader who is completing his second five-year term in April.

A. Fidel Castro
B. Ramiro Valdez
C. Raul Castro
D. Miguel Diaz-Canel

Correct Response: C. Raul Castro
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-election/cuba-holds-one-party-vote-as-post-castro-era-looms-idUSKCN1GN05H

5. Health officials warned of a possible contamination threat to the public after a nerve agent was used in an attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter. The attack which left the two and a police officer in grave condition was believed to have a “foreign” origin. Where did this attack occur?

A. Munich, Germany
B. Oslo, Norway
C. Amsterdam, Netherlands
D. Salisbury, UK

Correct Response: D. Salisbury, UK
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/11/europe/russian-spy-attack-customers-told-to-wash-clothes-intl/index.html

6. THIS American political figure was in Europe for consultations with right-wing officials which he characterized as him serving as the “infrastructure, globally, for the global populist movement.” In France he told the far-right National Front party congress to wear as a badge of honor WHICH of these titles:

A. Racists
B. Xenophobes
C. Nativists
D. All of the above

Correct Response: D. All of the above
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/11/592702598/steve-bannon-takes-anti-establishment-message-overseas-let-them-call-you-racists

7. The White House is expected to announce its Mideast peace plan soon as President Trump, during a meeting with visiting Prime Minister Netanyahu, said a major issue dividing Israelis and Palestinians had been “taken off the table” by THIS action.

A. Suspension of new settlements in East Jerusalem.
B. Plans to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem.
C. Plans to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal.
D. Endorsement of a two-state solution to resolve the issue.

Correct Response: B. Plans to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/us/politics/trump-middle-east-peace-plan.html

8. Anonymous letters were distributed in at least six communities in THIS country calling for “Punish a Muslim Day” on April 3rd, awarding points for acts of violence: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 points for murdering a Muslim and 1,000 for bombing a mosque.

A. Netherlands
B. Myanmar
C. Israel
D. England

Correct Response: D. England
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/world/europe/uk-muslims-letters.html

9. President Trump indefinitely exempted the countries involved in renegotiating THIS 1994 trade agreement from his steel and aluminum tariff plan but the parties indicated they did not agree the issues were connected.

A. TPP
B. WTO
C. NAFTA
D. TTPP

Correct Response: C. NAFTA
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-09/canada-mexico-stick-to-nafta-plan-after-trump-s-tariff-reprieve

10. Saudi Arabia hinted the public stock offering valued at between several hundred billion and two trillion dollars for THIS state-owned entity may slip into 2019.

A. Saudi Aramco
B. Saudi Arabian Airlines
C. SABIC
D. Saudi Maaden Gold Industries

Correct Response: A. Saudi Aramco
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/business/dealbook/saudi-aramco-public-listing-may-be-delayed-until-2019.html


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