“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of May 16th Answers

“What in the World” Quiz – Answers & Winners

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Week of May 16th Winners

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, Tennessee

Marlen Eordegian, Nashville, Tennessee

Keila Franks, Nashville, Tennessee

Claire Kraft, Nashville, Tennessee

Charles Bowers, Nashville, Tennessee

Glenn Shirley, LaVergne, Tennessee

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, Tennessee

Well done all!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of May 16, 2016

1. The Brazilian Senate voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. Mrs. Rousseff is a member of which political party?
A. Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
B. Workers’ Party
C. Progressive Republican Party
D. Labour Party
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-idUSKCN0Y206H

2. British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an anti-corruption summit in London this week. Among the participants were representatives of the G20 nations, plus which two other nations, that Mr. Cameron referred to as “fantastically corrupt”?
A. Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan
B. Moldova and Venezuela
C. Macedonia and Bangladesh
D. Afghanistan and Nigeria
https://espresso.economist.com/85e5526a360b0bcf082d8d42e7bf100b

3. Which Muslim nation announced that it would not send pilgrims to Mecca for the hajj this year?
A. Iran
B. Egypt
C. Sudan
D. Algeria

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2016/An-Iranian-government-minister-says-Iranian-pilgrims-will-not-be-traveling-to-Saudi-Arabia-this-year-for-the-annual-hajj-because-security-conditions-in-the-Sunni-kingdom-are-inadequate/id-2904b7b4f1584a6d8cb00ab8cee84cf6

4. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov referred to which country’s new missile defense system as, “a direct threat”?
A. China
B. Iran
C. Germany
D. United States
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/world/europe/russia-nato-us-romania-missile-defense.html?_r=0

5. Which world leader declared a sixty-day state of emergency Friday, citing domestic and international plots to destabilize his government?
A. François Hollande
B. Raúl Castro
C. Kim Jong-un
D. Nicolas Maduro
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKCN0Y501X

6. Which jihadist organization has vowed to establish closer ties with ISIS if it gains a stronghold in Libya?
A. Al-Qaeda
B. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
C. Janjaweed
D. Boko Haram
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-uk-idUSKCN0Y50UB

7. The government of which Asian nation issued calls on its state-run television for citizens to refrain from protesting over an environmental disaster?
A. Vietnam
B. North Korea
C. Japan
D. China
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/05/15/world/asia/15reuters-vietnam-politics.html?smid=re-share

8. Fatma Samoura was named general secretary of which international sporting organization?
A. Union Cycliste Internationale
B. International Tennis Federation
C. Fédération Internaitonale de Football Association
D. World Rugby
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36293324

9. Four Tunisian police officers were killed Wednesday in a raid on a jihadist cell in which city?
A. Sousse
B. Sfax
C. Tataouine
D. Tunis
http://www.france24.com/en/20160511-two-suspected-jihadists-killed-near-tunisian-capital-interior-ministry-says

10. Austrian officials backed away from plans to impose their own tighter border controls, including building a fence, at the Brenner Pass. This pass is on the Austrian border with which nation?
A. Czech Republic
B. Slovenia
C. Hungary
D. Italy
http://www.dw.com/en/no-austrian-border-controls-for-now-at-brenner-pass/a-19257199

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