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What in the World? Weekly Quiz - December 9-15, 2019

Three U.S. Navy personnel were killed and eight others wounded on Friday when a gunman began shooting in classrooms at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. The shooter, who was killed by responding law enforcement officers, was affiliated with THIS organization.

Royal Saudi Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Egyptian Air Force
Afghan Air Force

Organizers said 800,000 protesters came out in Hong Kong to demonstrate against the Semi-Autonomous Region’s government. The protests, frequently violent, started in June in response to THIS.

A proposal to allow Hong Kong citizens to be drafted into the People’s Liberation Army.
An announcement that university fees would double in the coming academic year.
A draft law to permit extradition of Hong Kongers to the mainland PRC for prosecutions.
A requirement that Hong Kongers begin to convert their passports to those issued by the PRC.
The Governor of THIS region in Western China slammed U.S. legislation taking on the detention of as many as a million Muslim Uighurs. The Congress acted to require a tougher response to Chinese human rights violations in the case of the Uighurs.
Gansu
Hubei
Xinjiang
Hunan

“Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me,” said President Trump in response to THIS action taken by North Korea.

Resumption of rhetorical threats from North Korea labeling President Trump a “dotard.”
Intelligence reporting about preparations for underground tests of a nuclear weapon in North Korea.
A “very important” development at a rocket testing facility that could indicate advancements in North Korea’s ballistic missile program.
Reporting of a North Korean arms carrier sailing to Iran with ballistic missile engines.

Boris Johnson is campaigning to win a majority for the Conservative Party in Thursdays election in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile his chief opponent, THIS leader of the Labour party is making the election about a massive economic reform program.

Jeremy Corbyn
Nigel Farage
David Cameron
Theresa May

Sanna Marin was chosen by THIS Scandanavian country’s Social Democrat party to be the country’s youngest prime minister. The 34-year-old previously served as transportation minister.

Norway
Sweden
Finland
Denmark

The First Counsellor, a position like Prime Minister, of Myanmar is headed to the Hague to represent the country against charges of genocide in the case of the Rohingya Muslims. The First Counsellor – a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, head of the National League and former political prisoner – is THIS leader.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Chandrika Kumaranatunga
Aung San Suu Kyi
Sheikh Hasina

Ukraine’s President will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris in talks aimed at ending the conflict between Ukrainians and Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country. The leaders of France and Germany will participate in the negotiations. The President of Ukraine is THIS leader.

Petro Poroshenko
Viktor Yushchenko
Viktor Yanukovych
Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Saad Hariri, who resigned in October when mass protests rocked THIS country has re-emerged as the leading candidate to take back his post as Prime Minister, a position that under THIS country’s power-sharing agreement must be a Sunni Muslim.

Syria
Jordan
Lebanon
Iraq
Iran will begin using a new generation of THIS device to enrich uranium according to Iran’s nuclear agency. The move is seen in reaction to U.S. rejection of the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal. THIS device is critical to enriching uranium that could be used in a nuclear weapon program.
Ballast Tanks
Thermodynamic Condensers
Centrifuges
Multi-step Collider
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