What in the World? Weekly Quiz - April 6-12, 2020
United Kingdom leader Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital suffering from symptoms of Covid-19 infection. The British Prime Minister, the first major power leader infected, was in isolation at his residence since March 27th. The residence of Prime Minister Johnson is THIS HISTORIC ADDRESS.
Turkey announced indictments against 20 Saudi Arabians, including two close aides of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, in the killing of THIS American-resident Saudi journalist in Istanbul in 2018. The CIA concluded the Crown Prince, who wields immense power in the Kingdom, was culpable in the killing. All of the indicted suspects are beyond Turkish legal reach.
The number of Covid-19 cases in THIS country ruled by THIS president is among the lowest in the European Union. That may be due to a shortage of tests amid a reluctance of doctors to speak out after THIS president tightened his authoritarian grip on power – using the pandemic crisis to push indefinite rule by decree through parliament.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a cut of $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan in an effort to end a squabble between President Ashraf Ghana and his political competitor Abdullah Abdullah. The aid reduction is expected to have all of these consequences EXCEPT THIS ONE.
Oil producing countries including OPEC nations are talking about significant cuts in production to stimulate crude prices after the market hit an 18-year low. The over supply in the market was compounded when Saudi Arabia jacked up production to record high levels in response to a feud with THIS COUNTRY.
The United Nations has done little to battle the global pandemic even though the UN Secretary General António Guterres has called it the biggest global threat in the organization’s 75-year old history. Observers cite increased friction between two Permanent Security Council members as one reason for UN inaction. What are the five countries of the UN Security Council?
The U.S.-Iranian relationship continued to move down a rocky path this week. Which of these statements is NOT TRUE.