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What in the World? Weekly Quiz - March 2-8, 2020

The United States agreed with the Taliban to terms which could lead to a draw down of American troops in Afghanistan. U.S. forces entered that country in 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks to root out Al Qaeda in an American military operation CALLED THIS. It was renamed Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in 2014.

Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Afghan Freedom
Operation Global War on Terrorism
Operation Urgent Fury

The Coronavirus outbreak in THIS COUNTRY, the second most infections outside China as of Sunday (Mar 1), has seen 60% of the cases among members of the Sincheonji Church of Jesus.

Thailand
Indonesia
Japan
South Korea

Turkish military forces opened an offensive against Syria over the weekend in response to attacks that included the deaths of 36 troops in Syrian and Russian bombardment. The war between NATO ally Turkey and Syria – and possibly Russia – is taking place in THIS CORNER of Syria where over one million refugees are being driven toward the border in a humanitarian catastrophe.

Aleppo
Idlib Province
Raqqa
Al Hasakah Province
In 2016 an agreement between the European Union and THIS COUNTRY quieted the flow of migrants from the Middle East into Europe. This weekend the arrangement broke down as THIS COUNTRY warned it could no longer enforce the deal and thousands of refugees headed toward EU countries.
Jordan
Turkey
Greece
Syria

On his trip to India President Trump lauded Prime Minister Modi’s approach to sectarianism saying, “He wants people to have religious freedom, and very strongly.” However, deadly riots broke out during the visit highlighting Modi’s actions against THIS religious minority in India which have drawn international condemnation.

Hindus
Muslims
Sikhs
Buddhists

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s positions on US-UK trade negotiations – described as a “hard bargain” by press reports – is set to test the “special relationship” between London and Washington, already strained by ALL OF THESE EXCEPT.

Disagreements over “diplomatic immunity” in the death of a cyclist.
The possible imposition of digital services taxes.
London’s rejection of a role in multilateral security operations in the Persian Gulf.
A role for China’s Huawei digital services supplier in the UK’s 5G network.
The Coronavirus pandemic has led to questions about the Summer Olympics set to start July 24th in this city. However, the International Olympic Committee head said they were “fully committed” to the date and venue.
Manila
Beijing
Tokyo
Bangkok

Which of these is TRUE concerning recent news about North Korea.

North Korean military units reported 350 cases of Coronavirus.
Chairman Kim Jong Un wrote to President Trump to request a new summit meeting.
North Korea closed a joint North-South industrial facility on the 38th parallel over concerns about Coronavirus spread.
Pyongyang tested its missile technology with the firing of two short-range ballistic missiles.

For an unprecedented third time in one year THIS COUNTRY is holding elections in an effort to forge a political coalition with enough power to install a new prime minister.

Italy
South Korea
Israel
Brazil
TRANSITIONS: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whose authoritarian rule ran from 1981 to 2011, dies on Tuesday at age 91. Mubarak spent his final years battling health issues and criminal prosecutions following his ouster in the midst of THIS phenomenon.
Muslim Brotherhood Coup
Gold Revolution
Arab Spring
Purple Revolution
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