“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of May 30th Answers/Prize Winner

“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 30th Winners

 Keila Franks, Nashville, TN

Jocelyn Hartley, Nashville, TN

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Dick Bowers, Nashville, TN

Well done all!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAY QUIZ PRIZE WINNER

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week to all.

Well done!

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MAY 2016 QUIZ PRIZE

INSIDE THE MIRAGE: AMERICA’S 

FRAGILE PARTNERSHIP WITH SAUDI ARABIA

SIGNED BY AUTHOR THOMAS W. LIPPMAN

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. In a bargain cemented by President Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s founding king in 1945, Americans gained access to Saudi oil, and the Saudis responded with purchases of American planes, weapons, construction projects and know-how that brought them modernization, education, and security. The marriage has suited both sides. But how long can it last?In Inside the Mirage, journalist and Middle East expert Thomas W. Lippman shows that behind the cheerful picture of friendship and alliance, there is a darker tale. With so much at stake, this compelling account looks at the relationship between these two countries, and their future with one another.  — AMAZON.COM

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of May 30, 2016

1. Iraqi army forces have made progress in their efforts to take back Falluja from ISIS. Which other large Iraqi town in under ISIS control?
A. Tikrit
B. Baghdad
C. Ramadi
D. Mosul
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36407562

2. The European Union strengthened sanctions—including a ban on investment—following claims of increased nuclear activity by which nation ?
A. Pakistan
B. North Korea
C. Iran
D. India
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-eu-idUSKCN0YI1TD

3. A series of strikes aimed at stopping labor reforms has left which nation with gas shortages?
A. Venezuela
B. South Korea
C. France
D. Brazil

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-politics-protests-idUSKCN0YI11U

4. The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned this week that ISIS will target which large sporting event?
A. The Tour de France
B. The Olympics
C. The European Soccer Championship
D. The French Open finals
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-attacks-france-germany-idUSKCN0YI25B

5. The new president of Austria is:
A. Norbert Hofer
B. Alexander van der Bellen
C. Werner Faymann
D. Johanna Mikl-Leitner
https://espresso.economist.com/1a344877f11195aaf947ccfe48ee9c89

6. With 92% of the population voting, this central Asian nation voted to bestow the title of President for Life on the current office holder, Emomali Rahmon.
A. Uzbekistan
B. Tajikistan
C. Turkmenistan
D. Kazakhstan
https://espresso.economist.com/1a344877f11195aaf947ccfe48ee9c89

7. In an effort to protect the world’s fish stocks, the UN held its first conference on fishing since 2010. One important topic was figuring out how to determine the level of overfishing among species that can be fished outside of each nation’s exclusive economic zone, or EEZ. An EEZ is 200 nautical miles; in kilometers, how far does an EEZ extend from a nation’s coastline?
A. 270
B. 370
C. 470
D. 570
https://espresso.economist.com/bc5fcb0018cecacba559dc512740091b

8. The U.S. ceased its embargo of weapons sales to which nation this week:
A. Iran
B. Vietnam
C. Cuba
D. North Korea
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0YE2RX

9. A report surfaced this week showing that the UK has increased its sales of weapons to countries that figure prominently on a list, prepared by its own Foreign Office, of nations that have dubious human rights records. In terms of arms exports, where does the UK rank globally?
A. first
B. second
C. third
D. fourth
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/28/uk-weapons-sold-countries-poor-human-rights-saudi-arabia

10. Citing difficulty converting local currency into U.S. dollars, which airline announced this week that it will suspend its service to Caracas?
A. Lufthansa
B. Air France
C. British Airways
D. Delta
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-airlines-idUSKCN0YJ0QS

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