“What in the World” Quiz | Nov 23

Good morning and welcome to the November 23, 2015 edition of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s “What in the World” Quiz.

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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 a month’s end prize. [Include your contact information (name, snail mail address and phone number) in the email.]

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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

November 23, 2015

1. President Obama is attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit this week, which is being held in which country?

A. Japan
B. Singapore
C. Thailand
D. Malaysia

2. In order to downplay this group’s authenticity as both a government and a representative of Islamic thought, French President François Hollande and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have begun using which term to refer the group that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks of 13 November?

A. ISIS
B. Daesh
C. ISIL
D. Islamic State

3. Earlier this week President Obama called on which nation to stop its construction efforts in the South China Sea?

A. South Korea
B. North Korea
C. China
D. Japan

4. Gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in Bamako this week, taking 170 people hostage. Bamako is the capital of what country?

A. Mali
B. Ghana
C. Burkina Faso
D. Niger

5. Voters in which South American country went to the polls on Sunday, November 22, to elect a new president?

A. Suriname
B. Chile
C. Bolivia
D. Argentina

6. The U.S. government this week released Jonathan Pollard, who, since 1987, had been serving time for spying for which country?

A. Russia
B. Israel
C. Germany
D. Canada

7. A study this week by the Pew Research Center found that since 2009, immigration to the U.S. from which country has reversed itself?

A. Mexico
B. Guatemala
C. Haiti
D. Ireland

8. Thursday, November 19 was declared what by the U.N.?

A. Gender Equality Day
B. World Toilet Day
C. Universal Children’s Day
D. World Science Day for Peace and Development

9. In an article published this week, journalist Thomas Lippman states that the key to ending conflicts in the Middle East lies in the U.S.’s relationship with which country?

A. Israel
B. Egypt
C. Iran
D. Syria

10. Spain, citing war crimes from 2010, issued an arrest warrant this week for which world leader?

A. Barack Obama
B. Xi Jinping
C. Bashar Al-Assad
D. Benjamin Netanyahu

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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