“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Feb 22nd

“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 22nd Winners

 Don Freeman, Nashville

Pat Miletich, Nashville

Katherine Lybarger, Lille, France

Deanna Kendall, Nashville

Nadine Jones, Nashville

Rohan Pethkar, Nashville

Anna, Alcobendas, Spain

Karen Leeman, Nashville

Yoshi Fukushima, Nashville

Kevin Dockery, Nashville

Dick Bowers, Nashville

Antonius Lesson Damarsasi, Jakarta, Indonesia

Noah Lawing, Atlanta, Georgia

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 22, 2016

1. Nashville, Tennessee is home to the largest population of this group in North America.

A. Uighurs
B. Basques
C. Kurds
D. Tamils

http://www.southernfoodways.org/exploring-little-kurdistan-in-music-city/

2. International trade as a share of U.S. gross domestic product has grown about 50% between 1990 and 2014. What was the 2014 trade as a share of GDP:

A. 4%
B. 12%
C. 21%
D. 30%

http://www.cfr.org/trade/trading-up-us-trade-investment-policy/p31813?cid=soc-twitter-in-renam_trade-021916

3. Britain under the leadership of Prime Minister David Cameron reached an agreement intended to keep the UK in this group:

A. UN
B. NATO
C. EU
D. G-20

https://espresso.economist.com/2740a161a2293436799c433c69c68a24

4. This OPEC member joined an agreement to cap oil production at January levels to stabilize and boost the sagging global oil market.

A. Mexico
B. Venezuela
C. Brazil
D. Colombia

https://espresso.economist.com/2740a161a2293436799c433c69c68a24

5. Satellite images reported last week showed that China was militarizing Woody Island, a disputed territory, in the South China Sea – suggesting Beijing was taking a stronger line on its maritime claims in the region. What was it China is said to have moved to Woody Island?

A. A submarine base.
B. Long range fighter/bombers.
C. Surface to air missiles.
D. Intermediate range ballistic missiles.

http://links.cfr.mkt5175.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NTA3MTcxMTIS1&r=NjIxNTc5MDQ3NzIS1&j=ODYyMTI4MTE0S0&mt=1&rt=0

6. In 2004 this country overtook Saudi Arabia as the largest single exporter of oil to the United States, providing 1.6 million barrels a day of crude oil.

A. Mexico
B. Venezuela
C. Canada
D. Nigeria

http://www.cfr.org/oil/timeline-oil-dependence-us-foreign-policy/p24322?cid=nlc-dailybrief-daily_news_brief–link19-20160217&sp_mid=50717112&sp_rid=Y29sbGVlbkBwYXRyeWFuYXNzb2NpYXRlcy5jb20S1

7. President Obama met last week with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Their discussion of economic issues included talks on this new trade deal”

A. TPP
B. FTP
C. WTO
D. PTP

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-asean-idUSKCN0VO0GO

8. This African leader of this country extended his 30-year rule on Saturday, winning an election that international observers said lacked transparency and his main opponent, under house arrest, denounced as a sham.

A. Yoweri Museveni / Uganda
B. Joseph Kabila / Democratic Republic of the Congo
C. Robert Mugabe / Zimbabwe
D. Uhuru Kenyatta / Kenya

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-uganda-election-idUSKCN0VT08A

9. Tensions have increased along the 160-mile long DMZ, separating North Korea and South Korea since the Armistice (not a peace treaty) was signed halting the Korean War. What year was the Armistice signed?

A. 1949
B. 1951
C. 1953
D. 1956

http://news.yahoo.com/tensions-rising-dmz-north-korean-officer-tells-ap-144611677.html

10. A no-confidence vote demanded by Ukraine’s president to remove Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk fell short in the parliament. Who is the President of Ukraine.

A. Leonid Danylovych Kuchma
B. Petro Olekslyovych Poroshenko
C. Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych
D. Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko

https://espresso.economist.com/99eff49b19d7be474a2b0ba482a24ed9

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