“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.
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!
April Townson, Nashville, Tennessee
Winner of the February “What in the World?” Quiz Prize
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.
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.
B. North Korea
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.
3. Last week Secretary Kerry touted the climate agreement reached in this city in December.
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
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.
D. Le Havre
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
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 %
8. Greece recalled its ambassador from Austria in protest at not being invited to a summit in Vienna to discuss this issue:
B. EU trade
C. Debt forgiveness
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.
10. This city captured the title of home of the highest number of billionaires from New York.
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