“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of May 23rd 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 May 23rd Winners

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

David Hillinck, Huntsville, AL

Yezzie Dospil, Nashville, TN

Patricia Pavia, Nashville, TN

Dick Bowers, Nashville, TN

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 23, 2016

1. NATO may deploy up to 3,500 troops in five battalions as a “trip wire” according to British Foreign Secretary Hammond. They would be fielded in the Baltics and this country (map) as deterrence following Russian aggressiveness in Ukraine.

Belarus

Czech Republic

Hungary

Poland

2. New President Tsai Ing-wen said after her inauguration on Friday that Taiwan would play a responsible role in maintaining peace and stability with its neighbor China and would be a “staunch guardian of peace.” Cross-strait relations have been governed by the “1992 Consensus” and a principle known as the:

One Country, Two Systems

One China

Toward a United Homeland

China Unity

3. The World Health Organization is worried that the strain of the Zika virus responsible for outbreaks in Brazil and the Americas – connected to neurological disorders – was circulating in Cape Verde, an archipelago off the coast of:

Africa

Australia

Southeast Asia

Arabian Peninsula

4. A claim for compensation on behalf of families of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 – destroyed in flight over Ukraine in July 2014 – was filed in the European Court of Human Rights by an Australian law firm last week. The application which seeks $10 million compensation per passenger named who as respondents?

The United Armed Forces of Novorossiya and Defense Minister Vladimir Kononov

The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and President Yuriy Meshkov

The Ukrainian People’s Republic and President Petro Poroshenko

The Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin

5. Kazakh police broke up anti-government protests across the country on Saturday, detaining dozens of protesters and cordoning off the main squares of major cities according to Reuters. Opponents of the Kazakh president, who has been in power since 1989, had called for rallies in all major cities. The protests, which have become an outlet for expressing general discontent with the government, are the Central Asian nation’s biggest for more than a decade and continued on Saturday despite pre-emptive detentions of many activists and warnings from the authorities. Who is the president of Kazakhstan?

Emomali Rahmon

Islam Karimov

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow

6. “El Chapo” may be coming to an American prison near you. Mexico approved extradition of the notorious drug lord who escaped from prison last year in what was on a highly publicized episode that included a secret meeting with American actor Sean Penn. El Chapo’s real name is:

Joaquin Ochoa

Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Phoneix

Joaquin Guzman

7. An effort to restart peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians is being launched at a June 3rd meeting. The process is being organized by:

Jordan and Egypt

France and Egypt

UK and Jordan

Germany and France

8. Beijing demanded the United States end surveillance flights near China after the most recent incident of what Washington calls “unsafe” intercepts by fighter jets of its reconnaissance aircraft. The incident occurred near this Chinese island:

Shanghai

Haiphong

Hong Kong

Hainan

9. The Group of Seven (G-7) leading industrial nations are set to meet in Japan. Which of these countries is a member of the G-7.

Italy

Russia

Brazil

India

10. Israel’s defense minister resigned on Friday, saying the nation was being taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to replace him with a far-right politician in an effort to strengthen his coalition, according to Reuters. The new Israeli Defense Minister will be:

Moshe Yaalon

Avigdor Lieberman

Yisrael Beitenu

Tzipi Livni

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