“What in the World” Quiz | Dec 21

Good morning and welcome to the December 21, 2015 edition of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s “What in the World” Quiz.

international-work-globe-flagsCheck your global affairs awareness with these ten questions taken from news reports over the past week. In addition to reporting in a variety of sources we highlighted them on Twitter — @TNWAC #tnwacquiz. Follow us @TNWAC to keep up with global developments and Council events.

The quiz is open to everybody.

Send us an email to < quiz@tnwac.org > with your answers by noon Nashville time on Wednesday. If you’re the tops this week (or tied) you’ll be entered in a drawing for the month’s end prize. [Include your contact information (name, snail mail address and phone number) in the email.]

CMHOF prize membership

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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We’ll post the answers and the names of the winner(s) on Wednesday afternoon

Good luck!

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“What in the World” Quiz

December 21, 2015

Q.1. The World Internet Conference opened in which country this week?

A. Japan
B. UK
C. China
D. South Africa

Q.2.From The Economist: “The leaders of two parliaments, representing one country with no government, met […] to draft a plan for bringing about a united administration”; to which country does this article refer?

A. Somalia
B. Yemen
C. Western Sahara
D. Libya

Q.3. EU leaders unanimously voted down reforms that would require that EU immigrants to which member nation wait four years to claim housing benefits and tax credits?

A. France
B. UK
C. Croatia
D. Denmark

Q.4. Which nation was found to have violated a nuclear test ban in October by firing a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead?

A. Iran
B. Israel
C. India
D. Pakistan

Q.5. The UN Security Council met this week to discuss which tactic in the fight against ISIS?

A. Airstrikes
B. Ground operations
C. Psychological operations
D. Financial attacks

Q.6. The Council on Foreign Relations released a report on the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates and their stances on various issues. Which of the following candidates does not oppose the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba?

A. Senator Ted Cruz
B. Mr. Donald Trump
C. Senator Marco Rubio
D. Governor Chris Christie

Q.7. This week which world leader held his annual end-of-the-year press conference, which normally lasts a minimum of four hours?

A. Kim Jong-eun
B. Vladimir Putin
C. Xi Jinping
D. Nicolas Maduro

Q.8. Prime ministers of these two nations met last week to discuss infrastructure improvements, in response to China’s so-called Silk Road initiative.

A. Australia and India
B. Japan and India
C. Indonesia and India
D. South Korea and India

Q.9. Which of the following events happened on December 17, 2010?

A. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti
B. Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash
C. The ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland closed airports across Europe
D. Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia, prompting the Arab Spring

Q.10. The UN refugee agency released a report this week stating that in 2015 the number of forcibly displaced people could reach its highest point ever, at over _________ .

A. 20 million
B. 40 million
C. 60 million
D. 80 million

Send us an email to < quiz@tnwac.org > with your answers by noon Nashville time on Wednesday. If you’re the tops this week (or tied) you’ll be entered in a drawing for a month’s end prize. [Include your contact information (name, snail mail address and phone number) in the email.]

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.

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