“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of June 20 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 20th Winners

Carlos Ruiz

Jocelyn Hartley

David Hillinck

Patrick Higgins

Patricia Miletich

Dick Bowers

Yezzie Dospil

Carson Turner

Noah Lawing

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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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.

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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 20, 2016

1. About 80,000 people have fled this Iraqi city as government forces have succeeded in driving Islamic State fighters from most of it. They join the more than three million displaced people in Iraq.

A. Mosul
B. Tikrit
C. Fallujah
D. Ramadi

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36571226

2. Russians will vote in September to choose a new parliament. President Putin and his party, United Russia, is expected to retain its majority but the voting could become a contentious domestic issue as it was in 2011. What is the name of the Russian parliament?

A. Milli Meclis
B. Dom Naroda
C. Bundesrat
D. Duma

http://www.cfr.org/russian-federation/russias-2016-parliamentary-elections-putin-scorecard/p37954?cid=soc-twitter-in-russias_2016_parliamentary_elections_putin_scorecard-061816

3. A “decolonization commission” is set to report on whether to proceed with a vote to change the status of this American territory, known as “America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier,” to one of three options: statehood, free association or independence.

A. Midway
B. Guam
C. Palau
D. American Samoa

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/some-in-guam-push-for-independence-from-us-as-marines-prepare-for-buildup/2016/06/16/e6152bd2-324b-11e6-ab9d-1da2b0f24f93_story.html

4. The vote this Thursday for Britons to decide to leave or remain in the European Union has caused turmoil in the global economy as analysts warn that a move away from the EU could threaten more than a trillion dollars in trade with the United States. What is the nickname for the vote?

A. Continental Drawdown
B. Brexit
C. EUegress
D. EUexit/in

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/18/how-brexit-could-hurt-america/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_brexitecon541pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

5. In the wake of a meeting between President Barack Obama and exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the status of ____________.

A. Macau
B. Nepal
C. Tibet
D. Bhutan

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-tibet-idUSKCN0Z501D

6. Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced it had reached an agreement with the United States concerning Syria. What was the issue?

A. Denounced attacks on civilians
B. Agreed to coordinate military operations
C. Agreed to force President Assad to step down
D. Scheduled a new round of peace talks

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-russia-usa-idUSKCN0Z508R

7. A Chinese fishing vessel was fired upon and damaged and another one was detained near areas of disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea on Friday. What country’s naval forces were involved.

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-indonesia-ship-idUSKCN0Z50FG

8. Organizers of protests in Japan said there were over 65,000 residents demonstrating against U.S. military bases. Where are the facilities that have drawn the ire of locals?

A. Kagoshima
B. Tsushima
C. Okinawa
D. Yokosuka

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-usa-okinawa-idUSKCN0Z5056

9. The Director of the CIA testified last week the Islamic State “terrorism capacity and global reach” have not been reduced and that there are tens of thousands of fighters around the world. Who is the Director of the CIA?

A. Michael Hayden
B. Leon Panetta
C. James Clapper
D. John Brennan

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-fighters-idUSKCN0Z21ST

10. US government officials on duty in a Central American country were expelled by the host government according to the State Department on Thursday. The government claimed they were working on anti-terrorism security work without their knowledge. What country (shown in the map) expelled the officials?

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A. Guatemala
B. Nicaragua
C. Honduras
D. Costa Rica

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nicaragua-idUSKCN0Z22IL

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