“What in the World” Quiz | Nov 9

Good morning and welcome to the November 9, 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 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

1. On November 1 Turkish President Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) was victorious in Parliamentary elections. When did the AKP first become Turkey’s ruling party?

A. 2011
B. 2007
C. 2002
D. 2000

2. For the first time in over three years, leaders from Japan, China and South Korea met in Seoul for a trilateral summit. The re-establishment of this summit was due in large part to South Korea’s willingness to drop recognition of what diplomatic issue as a prerequisite?

A. Liancourt Rocks
B. Comfort women
C. Trade imbalance
D. Trade with North Korea

3. Warning that his country’s economy is slowing, Chinese President Xi Jinping set new minimums for growth at what percentage over the next five year?

A. 5.5
B. 6.5
C. 7.5
D. 8.5

4. In a joint statement issued Nov. 3, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Convention on International Trades in Endangered Species (CITES) stated that corruption, “feeds and sustains wildlife and forest crime, as well as many other crimes including_____________”

A. Terrorism and prostitution
B. Terrorism and drug trafficking
C. Terrorism and extremism
D. Terrorism and cyber crime

5. Wednesday, November 4, 2015 marked the 36th anniversary of what event?

A. The takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran
B. The handshake between Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin
C. The establishment of full diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China
D. The Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan

6. The United States expressed concerns about escalating violence and the recent murder of the son of a human rights activist in which African country?

A. Burkina Faso
B. Namibia
C. Ivory Coast
D. Burundi

7. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new Prime Minister, has pledged to take in how many Syrian refugees over the next two months?

A. 10,000
B. 15,000
C. 20,000
D. 25,000

8. For the first time in 66 years leaders from China and Taiwan met this week. Where did that historic meeting take place?

A. Hong Kong
B. Singapore
C. Beijing
D. Taipei

9. The UK and Russia were among countries that suspended flights to which country this week, after evidence pointing to the possible involvement of terrorism arose during the investigation of an airplane crash that occurred last month?

A. Israel
B. Turkey
C. Egypt
D. Iraq

10. The search continues from missing residents after a double dam burst destroyed homes near Mariana, Brazil. The dams were constructed as part of what industry?

A. Forestry
B. Mining
C. Ranching
D. Fishing

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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