“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of July 11th Answers

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

Congratulations to this week’s “What in the World” quiz winners.

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Week of July 11th Winners

Kibrom Negash, Nashville, TN

Elizabeth Ashwood, Nashville, TN

Yoshi Fukushima, Nashville, TN

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Dick Bowers, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

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July 2016 QUIZ PRIZE

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Far and Away collects Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. Chronicling his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter. Details

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of July 11, 2016

1. A peace deal brokered in 2015 to put an end to a two-year civil war in South Sudan fell apart this week as fighting erupted anew. Who leads the two rival factions?

A. The President and the First Vice-President
B. The President and the Second Vice-President
C. The First Vice-President and the Second Vice-President
D. The Second Vice-President and the Minister of Cabinet Affairs

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-sudan-security-casualties-idUSKCN0ZQ08J

2. The British government rejected an online petition, signed by 4.1 million people, calling for a referendum on what?

A. Scottish independence
B. A new vote on whether or not to leave the European Union
C. Nuclear arms reduction
D. Immigration restriction

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-petition-idUSKCN0ZP0D4

3. A week after Australia held national elections, which party, with Malcolm Turnbull at its head, was declared the winner?

A. Labor
B. Liberal
C. National
D. Palmer United

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australian-election-results-2016-federal-who-won-malcolm-turnbull-bill-shorten-a7129151.html

4. Elections in Japan gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a clear victory, making it possible for him to revise:

A. the economy
B. the National Diet
C. the Constitution
D. social welfare programs

http://www.wsj.com/articles/japanese-voters-to-render-a-verdict-on-abenomics-national-security-policy-1468111220

5. The Euro 2016 final took place in Paris, pitting the national teams of which two countries against each other?

A. Portugal and Wales
B. France and Germany
C. Wales and France
D. Portugal and France

http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/07/10/fans-excited-stressed-ahead-of-euro?videoId=369216601&videoChannel=117760

6. Following profiling, protests and racially-themed violence, the governments of Bahrain, Bahamas and United Arab Emirates urged their citizens to use extreme caution when visiting which nation?

A. France
B. Great Britain
C. India
D. United States

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-police-travel-idUSKCN0ZQ0RM

7. In order to reduce a large fiscal deficit, officials in which country are considering selling off airports in two major cities ?

A. Venezuela
B. Cuba
C. Brazil
D. Ecuador

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-economy-privatization-idUSKCN0ZQ0J9

8. Protests against Robert Mugabe continued this week, fueled by social media outlets. Mugabe is the president of which nation?

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-protests-idUSKCN0ZN1E3

9. Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom emerged as the two candidates vying to lead which nation?

A. Ireland
B. Canada
C. Great Britain
D. New Zealand

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-politics-idUSKCN0ZN0US

10. Fishermen in which Asian nation are awaiting a verdict from The Hague that will decide whether or not they have the right to fish a part of the South China Sea now patrolled by China?

A. Vietnam
B. Philippines
C. Cambodia
D. Japan

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-china-sea-ruling-philippines-idUSKCN0ZQ034?il=0

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