“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners
Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners.
Week of April 25th Winners
Well done all!
THE WINNER OF THE MONTHLY PRIZE
Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.
Good luck next week to all.
April “What in the World?” Quiz Prize
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 an edge on each week’s quiz make sure you’re following @TNWAC on Twitter. The current events posted there are the basis for the “What in the World?” quiz.
Also make sure you’re getting our newsletter (here’s the free subscription link: http://eepurl.com/gt6dn)
Check for the answers below. How did you do?
“What in the World” Quiz – Week of April 25, 2016
1. President Barack Obama wrapped up a trip that included stops in Saudi Arabia and the UK with a stop in Germany last week for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. What city did he visit there?
2. Japanese Prime Minister Abe directed the government to put together an economic relief package for areas hard hit by earthquakes that killed about 50 people and damaged about 5,000 houses, forcing about 80,000 people from their homes. The earthquakes struck in:
3. Chinese President Xi Jinping warned against foreign infiltration through what phenomenon?
C. Cultural “hegemony”
4. The former Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk, who chairs European Union summits while visiting a refugee camp near the Syrian border last week said Turkish President Erdogan needed a “thicker skin” in reacting to:
A. Refugee crisis
B. Armenian genocide claims
C. Greek and Turkish disputes on Cyprus
D. Criticism in the press
5. Italian protestors clashed with police at the border of this neighbor over a crackdown on the free flow of refugees.
6. British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said he couldn’t “rule out” sending UK troops to support stability in this troubled country.
7. President Obama, on his travel to Europe, said the EU must move forward with a free trade agreement that could boost the respective economies by about $100 billion. The pact is called:
8. North Korea claimed to have developed this new military capability that could make its nuclear weapons arsenal more dangerous to the United States.
A. A class of long range bombers.
B. An Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
C. A submarine launched missile.
D. A long range cruise missile
9. A far right party in this European country won enough votes in a presidential election to make it to a run off, in the process knocking out the two main political parties and demonstrating the rising role of the far right in Europe.
10. President Obama was in London last week and expressed concerns that the UK leaving the European Union would be harmful. What is the nickname for the prospects for UK ending its membership in the EU?
B. EU Sunset
DON’T FORGET TO SHARE THE QUIZ, ESPECIALLY WITH STUDENTS WHO MAY BE PARTICIPATING IN THE TN WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST.
Check your global affairs awareness every week with ten questions taken from news reports over the previous week. In addition to reporting in a variety of sources we highlight them on Twitter — @TNWAC #tnwacquiz. Follow us @TNWAC to keep up with global developments and Council events.
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.
THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ
Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @TNWAC
THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE TENNESSEE
ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST PROGRAM – FEDEX
The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org — Join / Donate / Volunteer