“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of July 18th 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 18th Winners

Tonya Glasgow, Lebanon, TN

Karen Leeman, Nashville, TN

Yezzie Dospil, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Charles Bowers, Nashville, TN

Patricia Paiva, 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 18, 2016

1. The UK has a new Prime Minister. A university friend told an interviewer this former Home Secretary wanted to be the first British PM and was annoyed that Margaret Thatcher got there first. She is:

A. Liz Saville-Roberts
B. Theresa May
C. Maggie Throup
D. Jackie Doyle-Price
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36660372

2. A military coup in Turkey threatened the rule of this president who laid blame for the attempt on this cleric.

A. Ahmet Davutoglu / Binali Yildirim
B. Binali Yildirim / Fethullah Gulen
C. Ahmet Davutoglu / Recep Tayyip Erdogan
D. Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Fethullah Gulen
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36818401

3. France was rocked by an attack on pedestrians who crowded a waterfront promenade fireworks display on Bastille Day. A 31 year-old Tunisian resident of Nice was shot and killed after driving a large truck through crowds, killing 84 and injuring hundreds. Other terror attacks in France in the last 18 months included:

A. Bataclan concert hall
B. Ataturk airport
C. Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station
D. Krudttonden cultural center
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/15/charlie-hebdo-bastille-day-france-reels-after-deadly-nice-attack

4. Robert Mugabe faces rare public protests as the economy of this African nation falters.

A. Rwanda
B. Zimbabwe
C. Angola
D. Namibia
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-protests-idUSKCN0ZX0HL

5. North Korean nuclear tests and long-range missile launches are increasingly worrisome to the United States and Northeast Asian allies and have resulted in a plan to deploy a missile defense system called:

A. Arrow
B. Aegis
C. THAAD
D. Patriot
https://espresso.economist.com/ae3a12e662884604c069b4dfc5a13afd

6. Japan’s ruling coalition won a comfortable victory in elections to the Upper House of the Diet (parliament) solidifying this leader’s political power.

A. Prime Minister Yoskihiko Noda
B. President Naoto Kan
C. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
D. President Yukio Hatoyama
https://www.csis.org/analysis/japans-upper-house-election

7. Secretary Kerry talked about the agreement to forestall Iran nuclear developments this week on the first anniversary of this arrangement negotiated by Iran and this group:

A. JCPOA & P5+1
B. UNSCR & G7
C. POAM & G20
D. P5+1 & UNSC
http://m.state.gov/md259972.htm

8. The Permanent Court of Arbitration, an international tribunal at the Hague, ruled against China in a territorial dispute in this area:

A. Senkaku Island
B. Tibet
C. Scarborough Shoal
D. Diaoyutai Island
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/07/economist-explains-12?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/whyatribunalhasruledagainstchinaonthesouthchinasea

9. South Sudan, the newest nation, is beset with a burgeoning civil war that led to the “Economist” describing it as a “failed state.” Artillery battles and street fighting raging in this capital city have resulted in diplomatic and civilian evacuations and threaten to spread across the country. South Sudan’s capital is:

A. Juba
B. Asmara
C. Addis Ababa
D. Libreville
https://espresso.economist.com/08fc80de8121419136e443a70489c123

10. The Director of the CIA recently testified at Congress that, “Despite all of our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach.” Who said that?

A. James Clapper
B. John Brennan
C. Robert Gates
D. Porter Goss
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/11/politics/isis-us-intelligence/index.html

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