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WHAT IN THE WORLD QUIZ
WEEK OF MAR 30-APR 5, 2020
1. The Covid-19 virus struck leadership in THIS country hard last week with the announcements that the head of government, the minister of health, the chief medical officer and a member of the Royal Family became infected.
B. United Kingdom
2. The last coronavirus outbreak occurred in 2011 and was centered in Saudi Arabia. THIS coronavirus killed several hundred people and led the Kingdom to better public health practices, aiding in its response to Covid-19.
A. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
B. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
C. Influenza A Virus Subtype (H1N1)
D. The Riyadh Virus
Correct Response: B. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
3. The parliament in THIS country gave President Victor Orban the right to rule by decree in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The open-ended sweeping power was criticized by opposition and human rights groups who, along with EU nations have been unsettled by the erosion of democracy in THIS country.
B. Czech Republic
4. The city of Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic origins, showed no new cases of the virus for four days as of this weekend. Wuhan is located in THIS province of China, where there was a fourth consecutive day of new Covid-19 cases.
5. The United Nations warned that THIS country, now in the ninth year of civil war, was at high risk of a major Covid-19 eruption. Internal movements have been banned, army conscription has been halted and senior military officials have been told to avoid mingling with Iranian-backed militias who have been fighting in the country.
6. A federal judge halted the roll-out of the “Brazil can’t stop” government media campaign but THIS president nevertheless pressed on with his efforts to keep businesses open in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. HE visited a Brasilia suburban market to mingle with Brazilians to make the point but a video of the visit was pulled by Twitter as it ran counter to the social media outlet’s public health guidelines.
A. Miguel Cabrera
B. Roberto Clemente
C. Mariano Rivera
D. Jair Bolsonaro
7. President Alberto Fernandez of Argentina extended the mandatory national quarantine from the end of March to Easter to continue the fight against Covid-19. Fernandez made the announcement from THIS city, the capital of Argentina.
B. Buenos Aires
C. Rio De Janieero
Correct Response: B. Buenos Aires
8. North Korea said that despite the good relationship between Chairmain Kim Jung-un and President Donald Trump the United States has not dropped its hostile policy toward the “Hermit Kingdom,” citing tough sanctions talk from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump and Kim first met in THIS city in June 2018.
B. Hong Kong
9. “I would firstly like to seek forgiveness from all my countrymen,” is what THIS Prime Minister of India told the nations poverty-stricken who were hit especially hard after HE
announced a three-week lockdown to combat Covid-19.
A. Narendra Modi
B. Amitabh Bachchan
C. Kareena Kapoor
D. Shah Rukh Khan
10. An EU official noted, “The coronavirus pandemic complicates the already very ambitious schedule,” amid expectations that the United Kingdom would extend negotiations for a final Brexit agreement. The post-Brexit transition period is due to end on THIS date.
A. Boxing Day
B. Guy Fawkes Day
C. New Years Day
D. UK Founders Day
Correct Response: C. New Years Day
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