“What in the World” Quiz | Dec 7

Good morning and welcome to the December 7, 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.

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.

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 7, 2015

1. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries met this week at their headquarters in which city?

A. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
B. Paris, France
C. Oslo, Norway
D. Vienna, Austria

2. This week Burkina Faso held its first presidential election since gaining independence from France in 1960. Who won?

A. Blaise Compaoré
B. Michel Kafando
C. Roch Marc Kabore
D. Gilbert Diendere

3. NATO asked which nation to join its alliance this week?

A. Montenegro
B. Georgia
C. Turkey
D. Bosnia-Herzegovina

4. Chinese President Xi Jinping began his five-day tour of Africa in which country?

A. Kenya
B. Zimbabwe
C. Burkina Faso
D. South Africa

5. Voters in which South American country went to the polls on Sunday, December 6, to elect a new national assembly?

A. Suriname
B. Chile
C. Venezuela
D. Colombia

6. Voters in which European country went to the polls on Sunday, December 6 to elect representatives from newly reorganized regions?

A. Spain
B. Switzerland
C. Germany
D. France

7. The parliament of which European nation voted to join airstrikes against ISIS?

A. Austria
B. Switzerland
C. Spain
D. United Kingdom

8. The IMF declared which nation’s currency a fifth special drawing rights currency this week?

A. Brazil
B. South Korea
C. China
D. Norway

9. The last known ebola patient–a newborn baby–was discharged from the hospital this week after a full recovery from the virus, leading officials to declare what country free of the disease?

A. Sierra Leone
B. Senegal
C. Liberia
D. Guinea

10. Pope Francis wrapped up his tour of Africa by visiting a mosque in Bangui, the capital of which country?

A. Uganda
B. Kenya
C. Central African Republic
D. Rwanda

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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THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ

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