“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winner – Week of March 7th

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners.

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Week of March 7th Winners

 Dick Bowers

Yoshi Fukushima

Charles Maguire

Pat Miletich

Tonya Glasgow

Don Freeman

Rohan Pethkar

April Townson

Well done all!

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 March 7, 2016

1. Even with the announcement this week that it was cutting the number of its troops by 300,000, which nation still has the world’s largest standing army?

A. United States
B. China
C. India
D. Germany

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-military-spending-growth-slows-in-line-with-economy-army-downsizing/2016/03/04/5c3686ab-b483-4f7d-86b2-77125c67dd4c_story.html

2. The nomination of Roberta Johnson as ambassador to which country continues to be blocked by

Senator Marco Rubio?

A. Cuba
B. Venezuela
C. Argentina
D. Mexico

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-diplomacy-idUSKCN0W52I5

3. Credited with helping ________ become an economic powerhouse, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody this week for questing in an ongoing corruption investigation.

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/world/americas/brazil-raid-luiz-incio-lula-da-silva.html?_r=0

4. As of March 1, 2016, ____________ is the world’s most fragile state, according the Fund for Peace’s
Fragile State Index, which measures the political, economic and social stability of all the world’s nations.

A. Myanmar
B. Syria
C. Guinea
D. South Sudan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/12165298/Mapped-Which-%20countries-are-the-greatest-threat-to-global-%20stability.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_ter%20m=%2ASituation%20Report

5. The president of the nation whose flag is pictured below announced this week that he will not name
a successor because he plans to live to 100. Which nation is it?

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A. Uganda
B. Egypt
C. Zimbabwe
D. Angola

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-mugabe-idUSKCN0W60NE

6. Plans to relocate Futenma, the U.S. military airbase located on which island, were suspended this
week.

A. Diego Garcia
B. Cuba
C. Iwo Jima
D. Okinawa

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-okinawa-usa-base-idUSKCN0W60B2

7. In the face of tension over the South China sea, the U.S. announced it would begin joint naval exercises in the region with which two nations?

A. Japan and China
B. Japan and India
C. India and China
D. Philippines and China

http://www.reuters.com/article/india-usa-military-exercise-idUSKCN0W41UH

8. Which European nation submitted the preparation of which dish to UNESCO for world heritage consideration?

A. France/ ratatouille
B. Germany/ wurst
C. Spain/ paella
D. Italy/ pizza

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/italy-seeks-unesco-recognition-neapolitan-pizza-making-n532336?cid=sm_tw&hootPostID=ef19aa1d884d053b3e1f1937a2fa5ae5

9. An article in Forbes magazine this week listed which country as number one for business in 2015?

A. Singapore
B. Ireland
C. Canada
D. Denmark

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45femig/1-denmark/?utm_campaign=Forbes&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Business&linkId=21890910

10. Polls released this week show that 74 of the population of which large nation approve of their leader seeking another term?

A. India
B. China
C. Russia
D. Brazil

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-poll-idUSKCN0W512D

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