“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of July 25th Answers, Monthly Prize Winner

“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 25th Winners

Able Biskon, Ostersund, Sweden

Charles Bowers, Nashville, TN

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Colleen Ryan, Washington, DC

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz this month.

AND THE (JULY) WINNER IS:

DAVID DURHAM, NASHVILLE, TN

Congratulations!

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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 25, 2016

1. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was blocked this week by member nation Cambodia from issuing a statement regarding The Hague’s ruling that denies a Chinese claim in the South China Sea. Besides Cambodia, which of the following nations is also a member of ASEAN?
A. Japan
B. China
C. South Korea
D. Brunei

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKCN1030KU

2. In the wake of a failed coup attempt, and in his first decree under the state of emergency, Turkish president Erdogan ordered the closing of thousands of what?
A. Businesses
B. Private schools
C. Police stations
D. Public parks

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1030BC

3. A report released this week by the Carnegie Middle East Center explained that Egypt’s authoritarian regime cannot launch the economic reforms it should, for fear of alienating its support base of public-sector employees, but if it does not undertake reforms, then the current economic crisis will undermine support for the government. Who, as the current leader of Egypt, has to resolve this dilemma?
A. Adly Mansour
B. Hosni Mubarak
C. Mohamed Morsi
D. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

http://carnegie-mec.org/2016/07/21/egypt-s-regime-faces-authoritarian-catch-22-pub-64135?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTnpVMVl6VmpNemxrTVRreCIsInQiOiIrdXlhSUQxaHBibEVNbXVHbnFsbzZ5SDU4XC9yUGlGbVc1eWFpR1E2VDBwSnd5aG9STTBENWJ1a3hVaE9SWEcwbndZRTVpSlhmbnBUQURVMnJ5UERTZE14Qml5R0cxOUhhWU9WTGNZMHJWbVk9In0%3D

4. Islamic State claimed responsibility for two explosions that disrupted demonstrations by a Shi’ite minority and claimed 80 lives in which city?
A. Bagdad, Iraq
B. Manama, Bahrain
C. Kabul, Afghanistan
D. Teheran, Iran

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSKCN1030GB

5. A mass shooting that claimed 10 lives in Munich was determined to be the work of a lone gunman who was found to have what?
A. No ties to ISL
B. Strong ties to ISL
C. Ties to white supremacy organizations
D. Ties to anti-EU organizations

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSKCN1021YZ

6. In Thailand, two young girls who tore down voter lists because they liked the color of the paper were arrested and charged with interfering with campaigning. The campaign in question is for a referendum on what?
A. Voter reform
B. Educational reform
C. A military-backed constitution
D. Term limits for elected officials

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-politics-girls-idUSKCN10403L

7. On the eve of accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States, Donald Trump said that he would set conditions for which, usually automatic, action ?
A. Accepting his party’s nomination
B. Defending NATO allies
C. Banning hate speech
D. Instituting immigration reform

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/politics/donald-trump-issues.html?_r=0

8. The military of which country announced this week that it is training Syrian migrants for civilian posts that will help rebuild their war-torn nation?
A. Austria
B. Germany
C. United States
D. United Kingdom

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-idUSKCN1030XW

9. Playing which game, without paying attention to their surroundings, led two distracted young men to illegally cross the U.S.-Canadian border?
A. Downwell
B. Drop 7
C. Pokemon Go
D. Call of Duty

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pokemon-border-idUSKCN1030UY

10. Alberto Fujimori, in prison since 2007, filed a request for a presidential pardon this week. Mr. Fujimori is the former president of which country?
A. Vietnam
B. Peru
C. Angola
D. Indonesia

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-fujimori-idUSKCN1030US

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