“What in the World” Quiz | Nov 16

Good morning and welcome to the November 16, 2015 edition of the Tennessee World Affairs Council’s “What in the World” Quiz.

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“What in the World” Quiz

November 16, 2015

1. This group, also known as ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris.

A. Al Quds Brigade
B. Al Qaeda
C. Hizbollah
D. Daesh

2. American officials recently noted Gulf allies who were part of an anti-ISIS military coalition have “largely vanished from the campaign” according to the New York Times. The Gulf allies included these countries:

A. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain
B. UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait
C. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain
D. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Qatar

3. Investigators believe a Russian jetliner that recently crashed in the Sinai Peninsula was brought down by a bomb. Where is the Sinai Peninsula?

A. Egypt
B. Sudan
C. Israel
D. Lebanon

4. The Group of Twenty (G20) the premier global economic development body [Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union] recently met in this place.

A. Athens, Greece
B. Bali, Indonesia
C. Sao Paulo, Brazil
D. Antalya, Turkey

5. This is the flag of what country that is facing a “cycle of violence between government security forces, armed opposition groups and criminal gangs” according to the State Department, which warned of inflammatory rhetoric and President Nkurunziza’s planned security crackdown.

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A. Uganda
B. Burundi
C. Rwanda
D. Zimbabwe

6. Secretary of State John Kerry represented the United States in Vienna as 17 countries worked to develop a political solution to the Syria crisis. Who represented the Russian Federation?

A. Laurent Fabius
B. Sergei Lavarov
C. Dmitry Medvedev
D. Alexander Ovechkin

7. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in this conflicted zone.

A. Gaza
B. East Jerusalem
C. Sinai
D. Golan Heights

8. South Sudan’s rebels recently claimed that government soldiers had launched attacks against their positions in oil-rich Unity State in what they said was a violation of a peace deal signed in August. South Sudan gained its independence in 2011 and declared this city its capital.

A. Tumbura
B. Malualkon
C. Yambio
D. Juba

9. This President who was driven from Yemen earlier this year by civil conflict recently returned to Aden to rally his forces.

A. President Ashraf Ghani
B. President Serzh Sargsyan
C. President Denis Sassou Nguesso
D. President Abd-Rabbu Hadi

10. Which country, the world’s third largest economy, that had counted on “Abenomics” to restore its economic progress, recently reported it experienced the fourth technical recession in five years.

A. India
B. Brazil
C. Japan
D. China

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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