“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of July 4th 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 4th Winners

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Dick Bowers, Nashville, TN

Yezzie Dossali, Nashville, TN

Carson Turner, Murfreesboro, TN

David Durham, 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 4, 2016

1. The United States was first recognized by a foreign country a year after it declared independence and a treaty of friendship – the longest held unbroken treaty – was signed in 1786 with that country:

A. Mexico
B. Belgium
C. France
D. Morocco

http://www.embassyofmorocco.us/USMoroccorelationship.htm

2. The leader of the UK Independence Party, the right-wing populist party that led the “Brexit” charge, stepped down. He is:

A. David Cameron
B. Nigel Farage
C. Jeremy Corbyn
D. Peter Townshend

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-farage-idUSKCN0ZK0RH

3. Israel attacked Syrian army targets after errant fire from fighting In Syria’s civil war hit inside an area occupied by Israel since the 1967 war. What is the name of this occupied territory?

A. Golan
B. Gaza
C. West Bank
D. Sinai

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel-idUSKCN0ZK0O5

4. An attorney, Willie Kimani, who was representing a client making a complaint against the police in this African country was murdered last week. The BBC reported the police there are often “accused of brutality” and blamed in “a series of extrajudicial killings.” This country is:

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

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36682639

5. A ship carrying 11,000 tons of humanitarian aid arrived in Gaza last week, the first shipment since 2010 when a clash between pro-Palestinian activists in an aid flotilla and Israeli forces led to a rift between Israel and this country.

A. Turkey
B. Egypt
C. Jordan
D. Ethiopia

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36698727

6. A suicide bombing in Baghdad attributed to Islamic State cells on Saturday that killed over 150 and wounded over 200 Iraqis has led to a backlash against the prime minister over security.

A. Nuri al-Maliki
B. Haider al-Abadi
C. Abdul Kareem Khalaf
D. Ahmed al-Menhali

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-blast-idUSKCN0ZJ017

7. British police issued a summons to a former Israeli foreign minister and deputy prime minister over war crime allegations in connection with the 2008-09 conflict in Gaza. The summons was issued to:

A. Tzipi Livni
B. Benjamin Netanyahu
C. Avigdor Lieberman
D. Ehud Olmert

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36697324

8. A suicide bomber set off his explosive outside the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah. Where is Jeddah located?

A. Pakistan
B. Jordan
C. Saudi Arabia
D. Oman

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36700635

9. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will rule July 12th on a case brought against China over territorial claims in the South China Sea, where China claims about 90 percent of the area. However, according to Reuters, China plans to ignore the ruling in a rejection of the international order and as a challenge to the United States which believes China is developing some parts of the claimed territory for military purposes. The country that filed the claim against China is:

A. Vietnam
B. Indonesia
C. Malaysia
D. Philippines

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-ruling-idUSKCN0ZJ117

10. Islamic State posted pictures of five fighters it says were behind an attack Friday that killed 20 people in a restaurant in this Muslim-majority country of 160 million people.

A. Indonesia
B. Bangladesh
C. Pakistan
D. Myanmar

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-attack-idUSKCN0ZJ01R

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