“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winners – Week of March 21st

“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 21st Winners

 Katherine Lybarger, Lille, France

Yoshi Fukushima, Nashville

Pat Miletich

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!



The quiz is open to everybody.

Take the quiz by noon Nashville time on Wednesday to be considered among the weekly winners.  At the end of the month we will draw one name from among the weekly winners for a prize.

If you’re the tops this week (or tied) you’ll be entered in a drawing for the month’s end prize.

March “What in the World?” Quiz Prize


“And then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East” by Richard Engel

“Quick-paced…a thrilling adventure story laced with historical context.” —Associated Press

Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent’s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close—sometimes dangerously so.

When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the whole shooting match in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He goes into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventure tale.

Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC’s Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel’s vivid description is intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in the Middle East.

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of March 21, 2016

1. The European Union struck a deal with which country, agreeing to pay $6.6 billion for the resettlement of refugees?
A. Syria
B. Senegal
C. Turkey
D. Germany

2. Two new cases of ebola were confirmed in which West-African nation this week?
A. Guinea
B. Sierra Leone
C. Liberia
D. Senegal

3. According to a study published in the Wall Street Journal, which nation’s students account for a third of the money spent by international students studying in the U.S.?
A. Saudi Arabia
B. India
C. China
D. Iran

4. U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon congratulated the first civilian president in more than five decades, elected this week by the parliament of which Asian nation?
A. Vietnam
B. Laos
C. Cambodia
D. Myanmar

5. A suicide bomb detonated in which city on Saturday killed 4 people?
A. Athens
B. Madrid
C. Istanbul
D. Bagdad

6. President Barak Obama will travel to Cuba this week, making him the first U.S. President to do since Calvin Coolidge. In what year did President Coolidge visit?
A. 1923
B. 1924
C. 1927
D. 1928

7. This week marked how many years of civil war in Syria?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

8. Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam, the last fugitive from the November 13 Paris attacks, was captured this week in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek. What led to his capture?
A. Anti-terrorist informants
B. A large pizza order
C. A tax notice
D. A chance sighting by a neighbor

9. Religious activists took over a main cathedral in which South American country to demand that the Catholic Church use its influence to stop violence against activists?
A. Brazil
B. Colombia
C. Chile
D. Ecuador

10. Hector Astudillo, Governor of the Mexican state of Guerrero, suggested doing what to curb the drug-related violence that has plagued his region?
A. Legalizing the cultivation of medical marijuana
B. Outlawing gun ownership
C. Legalizing the cultivation of medical opium
D. Organizing a gun buy back program


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