“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of Jan 11, 2016

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winner

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners who will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the month.

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Week of January 11th Winner

Pat Miletich, Rascoe Dean, Dick Bowers, Robert Shirley, Jon D.

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

Monthly Prize Drawing/Announcement following the January 25th week quiz.

January “What in the World?” Quiz Prize

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Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and

the 1973 War Changed the World

Thomas Lippman

Published January 2016

1lippman1“Tom Lippman has provided the foundation for understanding what is happening [in the Middle East] today from the rise of ISIS to the collapse of the Arab Spring. And as an added benefit it is a good read for expert and novice alike.”—Edward S. Walker, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates

Thomas Lippman was a featured speaker at WACA’s 2015 National Conference. He is an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, specializing in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.- Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. He is a former Middle East bureau chief for The Washington Post, and author of numerous articles and books.

You can meet Mr. Lippman this April when he is in Nashville, hosted by the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 12th (5:30pm) for our Town Hall at Belmont University.

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Check for the answers below. How did you do?

“What in the World” Quiz – Week of January 11, 2016

1. Earlier this week diplomatic ties were severed between what two nations, following the execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr?

a. Saudi Arabia and Yemen
b. Saudi Arabia and Iraq
c. Saudi Arabia and Iran
d. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35219693

2. The diplomatic crisis between the two nations in question #1 threatens fledgling diplomatic efforts to end conflicts in which of the following countries?

a. Yemen and Egypt
b. Syria and Yemen
c. Syria and Iraq
d. Yemen and Iraq

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/world/middleeast/iran-saudi-arabia-execution-sheikh-nimr.html?emc=edit_na_20160103&nlid=67583361&ref=cta&_r=1

3. Tremors felt in Asia this week were attributed to the detonation of a hydrogen bomb by which nation?

a. Japan
b. China
c. Republic of Korea
d. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/world/asia/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-test.html?emc=edit_ee_20160106&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=67583361&referer=

4. A plunge in the value of its currency led which nation to suspend trading on its stock market?

a. U.K.
b. U.S.
c. China
d. Japan

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/business/dealbook/china-shanghai-stocks-fall.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

5. Reports surfaced this week of demonstrations in Poland over which issue?

a. Government restriction of judicial review
b. Cuts in government subsidies
c. Immigration policy
d. Unemployment

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21684826-attack-judicial-independence-reveals-governments-ideology-courting-disaster?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/courtingdisaster

6. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appointed Luis Salas Vice President for the Economy this week. What was Mr. Salas’s former profession?

a. Financial advisor
b. Attorney
c. Economist
d. Sociologist

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN0UK2IS20160107

7. Angela Merkel proposed changes to German immigration law to make the deportation of asylum seekers easier after reports of New Year’s Eve attacks in which German city surfaced this week?

a. Berlin
b. Munich
c. Frankfurt
d. Cologne

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35271171

8. Which nation accused China of threatening regional air security by conducting unannounced flights through its airspace?

a. Japan
b. Vietnam
c. South Korea
d. Thailand

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35271261

9. Shiites are the majority Muslim sect in Iran. They also constitute majority populations in all of these countries, EXCEPT:

a. Bahrain
b. Azerbaijan
c. Yemen
d. Iraq

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/04/world/middleeast/sunni-shiite-map-middle-east-iran-saudi-arabia.html?emc=edit_ee_20160106&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=67583361&_r=1

10. What was the world’s deadliest terrorist organization in 2015?

a. Al Qaeda
b. Boko Haram
c. ISIS
d. Al Nusra

http://blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2015/12/30/what-to-watch-africa-2016/?cid=soc-twitter-in-what_to_watch_africa_2016-1116

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