“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winners – Week of April 4th

“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 4th Winners

 Katherine Lybarger, Lille, France

Yezzie Dospil, Cleveland, Tennessee

Benjamin Effinger, Franklin, Tennessee

Meg Franklin, Nashville, Tennessee

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, Tennessee

Richard Bowers, Nashville, Tennessee

Pat Miletich

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

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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 4, 2016

1. A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near which Pacific island nation?
A. Tahiti
B. Vanuatu
C. Kiribati
D. Micronesia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35953339

2. Fighting broke out this week over the region called Nagorno-Karabakh. This region is disputed by which two nations?
A. Azerbaijan and Armenia
B. Azerbaijan and Iran
C. Azerbaijan and Georgia
D. Azerbaijan and Russia
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/02/conflict-erupts-between-azerbaijani-and-armenian-forces

3. Thousands protested in which European nation this week over a proposed abortion ban?
A. Germany
B. Slovakia
C. Poland
D. Sweden
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/03/warsaw-protest-against-proposed-abortion-ban

4. Amid continued tensions in the South China Sea, a submarine from _________ made a port call in the Philippines this week.
A. United States
B. Taiwan
C. South Korea
D. Japan
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/china/idUSKCN0X009G?il=0

5. Hundreds of thousands of people in France this week protested which proposed law ?
A. Banking
B. Education
C. Employment
D. Citizenship
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-protests-idUSKCN0WX1EE

6. An improvised explosive device, apparently planted by an Islamic State affiliate, went off outside of which Saudi Arabian city on April 3?
A. Medina
B. Riyadh
C. Mecca
D. Jeddah
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-attack-idUSKCN0X00QL?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

7. A piece of airplane debris found washed up on the shore of which Indian Ocean could be part of Malaysia Airlines’ missing MH370 ?
A. Madagascar
B. Mauritius
C. Seychelles
D. Maldives
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6754322/2016/04/02/australia-says-possible-mh370-debris-found-mauritius

8. British architect Zaha Hadid passed away on March 31. She was the first woman, and the first Muslim, to win which prize for her designs?
A. Stirling
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. Pritzker
D. Prix de Rome
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35936768

9. The President of which war-torn nation said that he would be willing to leave office, if he thought it would end the conflict in his country?
A. Central African Republic
B. Syria
C. Yemen
D. Burundi
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/syria-president-bashar-assad-i-would-leave-office-if-it-would-help/

10. The leaders of which two nations stated that they would sign the Paris Agreement on climate change as soon as it’s available?
A. France and Germany
B. India and China
C. United States and China
D. China and Germany
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/world/asia/obama-and-president-xi-of-china-vow-to-sign-paris-climate-accord-promptly.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur&_r=0&referer=https:/analytics.twitter.com/dropUuidCookies?shortUrl=ibJGSJkCcb&uuid=edda55eb-2b55-4a6b-8666-3ffeb253d6ad

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