“What in the World?” Quiz – Answers/Winners – Week of March 28th

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners and the March prize winner.

Basic RGB

Week of March 28th Winners

 David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Pat Miletich, Nashville, TN

Charles Maguire, Germantown, TN

Meg Franklin, Nashville, TN

Karen Leeman, Nashville, TN

Yoshi Fukushima, Nashville, TN

Patricia Palva, Nashville, TN

Noah Lawing, Franklin, TN

Josie Hartley, Nashville, TN

Katherine Lybarger, Lille, France (UTK Student)

Rohan Pethkar, Nashville, TN

Bill Zechman, McMinnville, TN

Elizabeth Ashwood, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

tnwac logo jan15 150

March “What in the World?” Quiz Prize Winner

CONGRATULATIONS TO

 Noah Lawing of Franklin, Tennessee

engel-book

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

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

gofundme

tnwac logo jan15 150To get an edge on each week’s quiz make sure you’re following @TNWAC on Twitter. The current events posted there are the basis for the “What in the World?” quiz.

Also make sure you’re getting our newsletter (here’s the free subscription link: http://eepurl.com/gt6dn)

Check for the answers below. How did you do?

“What in the World” Quiz – Week of March 28, 2016

1. President Obama visited this G20 country last week for a summit with its new leader, Mauricio Macro, to improve the bilateral relationship which was lukewarm during the administration of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

A. Brazil
B. Chile
C. Peru
D. Argentina

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/211229/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonsq3Nce%2FhmjTEU5z16O4uX6W%2Fhokz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMTsJiN7%2FYDBceEJhqyQJxPr3HLdkN18NoRhfmCw%3D%3D

2. An Islamic State inspired attack in Brussels pointed out troubles in European security services’ effectiveness as demonstrated by the amount of time it took to capture this November 2015 Paris attack suspect, who was arrested just a week ago.

A. Khalid El Barraoui
B. Salah Abdesalam
C. Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli
D. Omar al-Shishani

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/what-the-brussels-attacks-highlight-the-long-war-against-isis?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonsq3Nce%2FhmjTEU5z16O4uX6W%2Fhokz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMTsJiN7%2FYDBceEJhqyQJxPr3HLdkN18NoRhfmCw%3D%3D

3. Last week’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were carried out by ISIS suicide bombers who struck two locations.

A. A subway and a shopping mall.
B. An airport and a museum.
C. A shopping mall and a bus depot.
D. A subway and an airport.

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21695393-europe-has-suffered-another-series-murderous-attacks-jihadists-they-will-not-be?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/thenewnormal

4. A terrorist attack targeting Easter celebrants at a park in Lahore left scores dead and hundreds wounded. What group claimed responsibility?

A. An Al Qaeda faction known as the al-Nusra Front
B. A Pakistan Taliban splinter group known as Jamaat ul-Ahrar
C. A group inspired by Islamic State called Jamaat ul-Fuqra
D. An anti-government Islamic extremist group called Lashkar-e-Omar

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35908512

5. The International Monetary Fund reported last week that the stunning drop in world oil prices – down about 65% since 2014 – has led to this economic development:

A. Equity markets have tended to fall when oil prices fall.
B. Equity markets have been unaffected by oil prices falling.
C. Equity markets have tended to rise when oil prices fall.
D. None of the above.

https://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/2016/03/24/oil-prices-and-the-global-economy-its-complicated/

6. Tensions within the Islamic faith have centered around a schism between Sunni and Shia sects. The percentage of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world who are Shia is roughly:

A. 2%
B. 15%
C. 40%
D. 65%

http://www.cfr.org/peace-conflict-and-human-rights/sunni-shia-divide/p33176?cid=soc-twitter-in-sunni_shia_divide-032316#!/p33176?cid=soc-twitter-in-sunni_shia_divide-032316

7. Radovan Karadzic was convicted of genocide by a United Nations tribunal in the Hague last week. It stemmed from crimes against humanity under his leadership during a 1990s era conflict in:

A. Crimea
B. Moldova
C. Bosnia
D. Armenia

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/world/europe/radovan-karadzic-verdict.html?emc=edit_na_20160324&nlid=67583361&ref=cta&referer=&_r=0

8. This country which will host the Olympics in August is facing significant challenges through a deep recession, a massive high-level corruption scandal and a deadly health crisis.

A. Argentina
B. Chile
C. Brazil
D. Peru

http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/21/news/economy/brazil-crisis-olympics/index.html?sr=twcnni032116brazil-crisis-olympics0244PMStoryLink&linkId=22508852

9. A former rebel leader and vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was convicted in the Hague last week of crimes against humanity related to rapes, murders and pillaging carried out by his followers. He is:

A. Joseph Kabila
B. Augustin Matata Ponyo
C. Mobutu Sese Seko
D. Jean-Pierre Bemba

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/jean-pierre-bemba-awaits-icc-verdict-war-crimes-crimes-against-n542491

10. A feud between these U.S. Government agencies over coordination of foreign aid – who should be the arbiter of where and what international support is given – has broken out between these:

A. State and Commerce
B. Defense and Commerce
C. State and Defense
D. Treasury and Commerce

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/general-diplomats-tussle-over-pentagons-growing-military-aid-portfolio-221177

DON’T FORGET TO SHARE THE QUIZ, ESPECIALLY WITH STUDENTS WHO MAY BE PARTICIPATING IN THE TN WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST.

Check your global affairs awareness every week with ten questions taken from news reports over the previous week. In addition to reporting in a variety of sources we highlight them on Twitter — @TNWAC #tnwacquiz. Follow us @TNWAC to keep up with global developments and Council events.

To get in on the quiz make sure you’re getting TNWAC emails (here’s the free subscription link: http://eepurl.com/gt6dn) and make sure you’re following @TNWAC on Twitter.

THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ

Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville

cmhof-logo-round

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @TNWAC

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org  — Join / Donate / Volunteer

tnwac logo jan15 300

Leave a Reply