“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winners – Week of April 18th

“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 18th Winners

 Charles Bowers, Nashville, TN

Karen Leeman, Nashville, TN

Meg Franklin, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Pat Miletich, Nashville, TN

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Jocelyn Hartley, Nashville TN

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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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of April 18, 2016

1. Earthquakes hit the Japanese town of Kumamoto this week.  On which island is Kumamoto located?
A. Honshu
B. Shikoku
C. Hokkaido
D. Kyushu
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/magnitude-7-0-earthquake-strikes-japan-n556691

2. Which world figure made news this week by bringing 12 Syrian refugees home after a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos?
A. Donald Trump
B. Pope Francis
C. Angela Merkel
D. Bono
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/16/europe/pope-visits-refugees-lesbos/

3. The president of which nation lodged a complaint against German comedian Jan Böhermann after he read a poem on German TV poking fun at the leader?
A. Iran
B. North Korea
C. Turkey
D. Syria

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/12/europe/germany-erdogan-joke-prosecution/index.html

4. Who led the first round of voting in Peru’s presidential election?
A. Keiko Fujimoro
B. Pedro Kuczynski
C. Ollanta Humala
D. Veronika Mendoza
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-election-idUSKCN0X708N

5. Which two nations announced plans to build a bridge over the Red Sea?
A. Egypt and Yemen
B. Yemen and Sudan
C. Saudi Arabia and Djibouti
D. Saudi Arabia and Egypt
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35999557

6. A bill moving through Congress would take away immunity from foreign governments in cases “arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil” prompting this country to threaten economic retaliation:
A. China
B. Saudi Arabia
C. Iran
D. North Korea
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-arabia-congress-idUSKCN0XD10S

7. Which nation has begun deploying ballistic missiles and attack submarines in numbers not seen in two decades?
A. Russia
B. Japan
C. United States
D. Germany
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/15/politics/mark-ferguson-naval-forces-europe-russian-submarines/index.html?sr=fbCNN041516mark-ferguson-naval-forces-europe-russian-submarines0934PMVODtopLink&linkId=23501187

8. Lawmakers in which South American national voted Sunday on whether or not to impeach their president?
A. Chile
B. Brazil
C. Argentina
D. Venezuela
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-idUSKCN0XE05M

9. A meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC nations this week failed to reach an agreement on capping oil supply.  Which of the following nations is not a member of OPEC?
A. Iran
B. Angola
C. Oman
D. Saudi Arabia
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/opec-oil-producers-weigh-temporary-output-cap-160417061135501.html

10. The number of detainees at Guantanamo was reduced to 80 after 9 prisoners, all from which nation, were sent to Saudi Arabia?
A. Iran
B. Afghanistan
C. Iraq
D. Yemen
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guantanamo-idUSKCN0XD0ZU

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