“What in the World” Quiz | Dec 28

Good morning and welcome to the December 28, 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.]

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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

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“What in the World” Quiz

December 28, 2015

Q.1. – The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who recently said global growth was expected to expand slightly from 3.1% in 2015 to 3.6% in 2016, recently offered policy recommendations to lift today’s growth, boost medium term growth and foster sustainable, long-term growth. Meanwhile she faces charges over a 2008 government payout to a French tycoon while she was an official. Who is she?

A. Christine Lagarde
B. Angela Merkel
C. Carla Bruni
D. Segolene Royal

Q.2. – Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit card readers and even the Abba museum has moved away from cash transactions in this Scandanavian country where just 2 percent of the economy is carried out in bills and coins, compared to 7.7 percent in the United States and 10 percent in the Euro area.

A. Sweden
B. Denmark
C. Norway
D. Finland

Q.3. – The city of Maiduguri, birthplace of the Boko Haram Islamic militant group, was the scene of an attack that killed at least 80 people following a declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari that security forces had “technically won the war” against the group that has plagued this African country.

A. Democratic Republic of Congo
B. Central African Republic
C. Ethiopia
D. Nigeria

Q.4. – A resurgent Taliban are threatening to displace Afghan security forces in this southern province that holds symbolic value as the area where the United States surged troops and resources and has been the site of more coalition casualties than any other province.

A. Herat
B. Khost
C. Helmand
D. Paktika

Q.5. – This leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) threatened ‘jihad’ against Israel in an audio recording released last week in which he said, “God has gathered you in Palestine so that the Mujahadeen can reach you soon.. ..Palestine will be your graveyard.” He also called for uprisings in Saudi Arabia.

A. Haider al-Abadi
B. Hassan Nasrallah
C. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
D. Abu Mazen

Q.6. – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced it would expand its membership for the first time in six years when it invited this Balkan nation to join, an act that is seen as deeply irritating to the Russian Federation.

A. Croatia
B. Kosovo
C. Montenegro
D. Albania

Q.7. – This former Belgian colony has been plagued by foreign invasions and internal rebellions that have killed as many as six million people and displaced millions more. Civilians have been targeted for supporting opposing rebel groups or for their ethnic identity.

A. Democratic Republic of Congo
B. Central African Republic
C. Ethiopia
D. Nigeria

Q.8. – In an attempt to undermine ISIS-affiliated militants in a campaign that has seen hundreds of people killed in the last two and a half years, Egyptian authorities have started to periodically cut phone and Internet service to this area.

A. Alexandria
B. Upper Nile
C. Sinai
D. Gaza

Q.9. – A birthday greeting phone call led to a surprise visit by the leader of India with the leader of Pakistan, a meeting that was the first in 12 years for these nuclear-armed countries who are locked in confrontation. The leaders of India and Pakistan are, respectively:

A. Manmohan Singh and Yousaf Raza Gillani
B. Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif
C. V. P. Singh and Pervez Musharraf
D. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Muhammad Mian Soomro

Q.10. – Violence is escalating in this African country where security forces are accused of murdering dozens of dissidents following armed attacks on three military bases. The trouble started earlier in the year when President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for and won an unconstitutional third term. The international community is concerned its neighbor, Tutsi-ruled Rwanda, could intervene in opposition to the Hutu-dominated regime in Bujumbura, risking a return to ethnic warfare.

A. Burundi
B. Central African Republic
C. Democratic Republic of Congo
D. Uganda

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.]

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