“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of June 13 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 June 13th Winners

 Keila Franks, Nashville, TN

Yezzie Dospil, Nashville, TN

Dick Bowers, Hong Kong

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Intan Fatmasari, Indonesia

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

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June 2016 QUIZ PRIZE

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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

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The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.

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• Genghis Khan, who united east and west by conquest and by opening new trade routes built on groundbreaking transportation, communications, and management innovations.

• Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who arose from an oppressive Jewish ghetto to establish the most powerful bank the world has seen, and ushered in an era of global finance.

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• Margaret Thatcher, whose controversial policies opened the gusher of substantially free markets that linked economies across borders.

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of June 13, 2016

1. The WHO congratulated Thailand, Belarus and Armenia on ending the mother-to-child transmission of:
A. HIV
B. Measles
C. Ebola
D. Herpes
http://www.who.int/hiv/mediacentre/news/emtct-validation-2016/en/

2. UNICEF declared that mother and neo-natal tetanus eliminated in:
A. Pakistan
B. Niger
C. South Sudan
D. United States
http://cctv-africa.com/2016/06/11/niger-declared-free-from-tetanus-at-last/

3. After a very close presidential race in Peru, _______________ was declared the winner.
A. Keiko Fujimori
B. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
C. Veronika Mendoza
D. Alfredo Barnechea
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36505027

4. A homemade explosive device was detonated in Pudong International Airport on June 12. Pudong serves which major world city?
A. Tokyo
B. Hong Kong
C. Shanghai
D. Seoul
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-airport-blast-idUSKCN0YY08Z

5. The 2016 European Soccer Championship kicked off in:
A. Germany
B. France
C. United Kingdom
D. Spain
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-euro-fra-ro-idUSKCN0YW2BP

6. Italy’s Il Giornale newspaper drew criticism for distributing an annotated copy of ____________ with a paid supplement.
A. The Bible
B. The Koran
C. The Communist Manifesto
D. Mein Kampf
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-il-giornale-mein-kampf-idUSKCN0YX0EH

7. Which entrance exam was canceled in Hong Kong and South Korea, due to leaked copies?
A. SAT
B. GMAT
C. ACT
D. TOEFL
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-college-cheating-idUSKCN0YX008

8. Satellite images show a large, here-to-fore undiscovered monument under the sand near the archaeological site of Petra, which is located in:
A. Iran
B. Syria
C. Israel
D. Jordan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36498234

9. Airborne laser scanning technology reveals that Angkor Wat stands over the remains of what might have been the world’s largest empire in the 12th century (CE). Where is Angkor Wat located?
A. Nepal
B. Cambodia
C. Vietnam
D. Laos
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-college-cheating-idUSKCN0YX008

10. A ban on alcohol was instituted at a U.S. Naval base and off-base privileges limited in which country, after a sailor was charged with drunk driving?
A. Italy
B. Bahrain
C. Spain
D. Japan
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-navy-idUSKCN0YS0CL

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