“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winners – Week of April 11th

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

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

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Week of April 11th Winners

 John Cooper, Nashville, TN

Carlos Ruiz, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Patricia Milletich, Nashville, TN

Anthony Campanella, Tampa, FL

Dick Bowers, Nashville, TN

Charles Maguire, Germantown, TN

Claire Kraft, Nashville, TN

Yoshi Fukushima, Nashville, TN

Regan Goodrich, Nashville, TN

Noah Lawing, Franklin, TN

Rohan Pethkar, Nashville, TN

Patricia Palva, Nashville, TN

Josie Harley, Nashville, TN

Taha Jamali, Pakistan

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

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The quiz is open to everybody.

If you’re among the weekly quiz winners you’ll be entered in a drawing for the month’s end prize.

April “What in the World?” Quiz Prize

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This month’s prize is the gift of a Friends and Family membership to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.  The membership, valued at $100.00, is valid for one year and the benefits include:

UNLIMITED admission to the museum galleries and Taylor Swift Education Center for TWO named adults and children ages 12 and under in your household.
FREE access to hundreds of museum programs, including weekely songwriter sessions, instrument demonstrations, film screenings, and family programs.
EXCLUSIVE member exhibit previews and special events, including the member appreciation concert The Big Gig.
COMPLIMENTARY 2 single-visit admission tickets for guests.
DISCOUNTED tours of Historic RCA Studio B, home of 1,000 hits, and Hatch Show Print, Nashville’s legendary letterpress shop.
10% DISCOUNT at The Museum Store, Circa, Hatch Show Print store, Bajo Sexto, and Two Twenty Two Grill.
SUBSCIPTION to Inside the Circle email newsletter and montly postcards.

We thank the Country Music Hall of Fame for their support of global affairs awareness and education in the community.

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Check for the answers below. How did you do?

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

1. Last week Secretary of State John Kerry was in Afghanistan where he said democracy “requires people from different political, ethnic and geographic factions to be able to come together and work for the common good.” He was probably referring to the ongoing disputes between THESE Afghan leaders, both who claim to have won the 2014 election.

A. President Hamid Karzai and Prime Minister Ashraf Ghani
B. President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Asaf Ali Zardari
C. President Islam Karimov and Prime Minister Hamid Karzai
D. President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/secretary-of-state-kerry-makes-unannounced-visit-to-afghanistan/2016/04/09/839aa1a0-fb58-11e5-813a-90ab563f0dde_story.html

2. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was in Cairo for a summit meeting with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi where the two announced plans for a bridge connecting their countries and the handover of two islands in THIS same body of water.

A. Red Sea
B. Gulf of Aden
C. North Arabian Sea
D. Persian Gulf

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35999557

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36010965

3. Greece continued a new campaign of returning newly arriving migrants to this country?

A. Turkey
B. Afghanistan
C. Iraq
D. Syria

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-greece-turkey-idUSKCN0X50BK

4. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Japan last week and said, “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” he said. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation everyone of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons” as he visited this place:

A. Tokyo
B. Hiroshima
C. Nagasaki
D. Kagoshima

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-g7-japan-idUSKCN0X802S

5. Government officials said last week that a US Navy officer faces charges of spying on behalf of:

A. Russia
B. North Korea
C. Taiwan
D. Iran

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-espionage-idUSKCN0X80DL

6. A truce and negotiations were announced to resolve the grinding conflict that has gone on in this Arabian Peninsula country for over a year.

A. Bahrain
B. Qatar
C. Yemen
D. Oman

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-envoy-idUSKCN0X80B3

7. New fighting has erupted in this disputed area claimed by both Armenia and Azerbaijan:

A. Nagorno-Karabakh
B. Moldova
C. Crimea
D. Chechnya

http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2016/04/07/the-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-and-geopolitical-chessboard-of-the-south-caucasus/

8. Ismail Omar Guelleh won a contentious election for a fourth term as President of this strategic Horn of Africa country.

A. Somalia
B. Djibouti
C. Eritrea
D. South Sudan

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35995628

9. A leak of 11.5 million documents has exposed scores of politicians and others as having sheltered money overseas through the offices of Mossack Fonseca based in this country.

A. Switzerland
B. Cayman Islands
C. Panama
D. Luxembourg

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21696497-huge-trove-documents-has-revealed-secrets-offshore-business-presaging-tougher?fsrc=gnews

10. Last week this leader oversaw the test of a missile engine that was purported to be able to power an ICBM carrying a nuclear weapon.

A. Kim Il-Sung
B. Kim Jong Un
C. Kim Jong-Il
D. Kim Park-Un

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-idUSKCN0X52K3

BONUS QUESTION

This is the flag of what country?

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A. Vietnam
B. Laos
C. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
D. Myanmar

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html

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