“What in the World” Quiz | Nov 30

Good morning and welcome to the November 30, 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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Monthly Prize Drawing/Announcement following the November 30th quiz.

The prize this month: a signed copy of “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” by Dennis Ross — speaker at the November 12 session on the future of the Middle East at the 2015 World Affairs Councils of America National Conference.

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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 30, 2015

Q.1. – What is the “Force of the Future”?

A. Pentagon initiatives to expand unmanned aircraft programs.
B. Pentagon initiatives to enlarge military assets in the Pacific theater.
C. Pentagon initiatives to address manpower issues.
D. Pentagon initiatives to open all occupational specialties to women.

Q.2. – A mortar attack this week on a U.N. base in this African nation killed two peacekeepers and a contractor. It followed a terrorist assault on a Radisson hotel in the capital that claimed 19 lives.

A. Mauritania
B. Mali
C. Mozambique
D. Madagascar

Q.3. – The electoral victory of Myanmar’s Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s party opened questions about her refusal so far to speak out about oppression of the Muslim minority at the hands of the Buddhist majority. The Muslim group is called:

A. Rohingya
B. Yazidi
C. Bahai
D. Houthi

Q.4. – Russian President Putin was in Tehran last week and met with the Iranian Supreme Leader and the President. These top officials are:

A. Ayatollah Khomeini and Hashemi Rafsanjani
B. Ayatollah Ali Sistani and Mahmound Ahmadinejad
C. Ayatolllah Ali Khamenei and Hassan Rouhani
D. Ayatollah Khomeini and Hassan Rouhani

Q.5. – US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Ramallah last week for talks with the Palestinian Authority President when he said, “I know that the situation for Palestinians in the West Bank, in Jerusalem, in Gaza is, at this moment, very dire, that there are extraordinary concerns, obviously, about the violence.” Who is the Palestinian Authority President?

A. Omar al-Bashir
B. Ismail Omar Guelleh
C. Mahmoud Abbas
D. Ikililou Dhoinine

Q.6. – The upcoming United Nations climate change conference set for Paris is known as:

A. Paris2015
B. COP21
C. UNSCR16
D. Climate2030

Q.7. – What is the principal illicit good flow from the United States according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (map below)?

A. Counterfeit consumer goods
B. Counterfeit medicines
C. Gold
D. Firearms

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Q.8. – What country has the most significant outflow of heroin according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (map above)?

A. China
B. Central Asia
C. Afghanistan
D. East Asia

Q.9. – Pope Francis visited a shantytown called Kangemi in this country where he lashed out at the nation’s elite for neglecting the poor, saying, the “dreadful injustice of social exclusion” leaves the poor with an unfair distribution of land, lack of access to infrastructure and minimal basic services. What country was he visiting?

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

Q.10. – President Vladimir Putin signed a decree sanctioning Turkey after a Russian fighter-bomber was shot down when it was said to be flying in the airspace of this country:

A. Syria
B. Kurdistan
C. Iraq
D. Turkey

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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