“What in the World?” Quiz – Week of May 9th 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 9th Winners

 Josh Morgan, Nashville, TN

Marilyn Eordegian, Nashville, TN

Patricia Paiva, Nashville, TN

Katherine Lybarger, Champs-sur-Marne, Île-de-France

Patricia Miletich, Nashville, TN

Rohan Pethkar, Nashville, TN

Dick Bowers, Nashville, TN

Well done!

Thanks to everyone who played the quiz.

Good luck next week.

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“What in the World” Quiz – Week of May 9, 2016

1. This capital city elected Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, last week as its new mayor.
A. Amsterdam
B. Paris
C. Brussels
D. London
http://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2016/05/capital-decision?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/acapitaldecisionsadiqkhanwillbelondonsnewmayor

2. This leader in Saudi Arabia announced a major shakeup of the cabinet last week.
A. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
B. Mohammed bin Salman
C. Salman bin Abdul Aziz
D. Mohammed bin Nayef
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36237785

3. Governor Bill Haslam began a trip to Asia to promote Tennessee as a place for foreign direct investment and to build relations with companies that might be interested in opening businesses in the state. Haslam plans to visit these countries on the trip.
A. China, Thailand, Singapore
B. China, South Korea, Indonesia
C. Japan, China, South Korea
D. Taiwan, Japan, South Korea
http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/2016/04/why-haslam-is-packing-his-bags-for-his-first-trip.html?ana=fbk

4. Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets to demonstrate against labor reforms in this country’s capital.
A. France
B. United Kingdom
C. Greece
D. Spain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/01/hollande-faces-spring-of-discontent-over-labour-reforms/

5. This Venezuelan President ordered the country to move its clocks forward 30 minutes as an energy-saving measure, along with a two-day work week for public workers and the closure of schools on Fridays. The country is in the midst of an energy and economic crisis.
A. Hugo Chavez
B. Evo Morales
C. Nicolas Maduro
D. Alberto Fujimori
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/02/venezuelans-lose-sleep-in-bid-to-curb-electricity-shortage

6. The group represented by this flag has increased its deadly attacks this year to about 891 (Jan-Mar) as its grip on captured territory has slipped by about 40%.

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A. Jabhat al Nusra
B. ISIS
C. Al Qaeda
D. Mahdi Army
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-islamic-state-boosts-attacks-in-response-to-territorial-losses-ihs-2016-5

7. This Iraqi cleric, founder of the Mahdi Army militia after the 2003 American invasion, was responsible for the huge demonstrations in Baghdad that led to last week’s storming of the parliament building in the “Green Zone.”
A. Mohammad al-Mahdi
B. Muqtada al-Sadr
C. Ali al-Sistani
D. Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/05/02/476445162/the-man-at-the-center-of-iraqs-political-storm

8. This country dispatched a flotilla of warships last week to visit the Persian Gulf to demonstrate its ties with in the region, exemplified by the 7 million-plus of its citizens who work as expats in the Gulf as well as its reliance on Mideast oil for 59% of its imports.
A. India
B. Pakistan
C. China
D. Japan
https://espresso.economist.com/f399e7ea7ab7699485941b7502f82999

9. Fighting increased last week in the disputed areas of the country highlighted in this map.

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A. Azerbaijan
B. Armenia
C. Moldova
D. Ukraine
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/05/01/tensions-violence-rise-ukraine-western-powers-urge-reforms/83791890/

10. Global oil prices sagged by worries about over supply in the market as Mideast producers reached all-time high output and high international stockpiles. The price for a barrel of crude oil, according to a popular market benchmark last week, has been set for about:
A. $18.00 / barrel
B. $26.00 / barrel
C. $43.00 / barrel
D. $82.00 / barrel
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-idUSKCN0XU020

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