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Tennessee World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – August 16-22, 2021

“The war is over,” according to a Taliban spokesman after forces of the “Islamic Emirate” entered the Presidential Palace unopposed in THIS capital after a lightning campaign to complete the takeover of Afghanistan.  (#WACquiz)

Islamabad
Kandahar
Mazar-i-Sharif
Kabul

The Afghan government collapsed on Sunday when THIS president fled the country. (#WACquiz)

Ashraf Ghani
Hamid Karzai
Abdullah Abdullah
Zalmay Khalilizad

By the weekend Taliban forces controlled all border crossings from Afghanistan. WHICH one of these countries border Afghanistan? (#WACquiz)

India
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Kazakhstan

The United States and NATO allies launched the attacks that routed the Taliban government WHEN? (#WACquiz)

July 1998
November 2001
January 2009
April 2013

The return of a Taliban government concerns Western officials who fear THIS group may be reconstituted within Afghanistan’s borders. (#WACquiz)

Islamic State
Boko Haram
Mujahadeen
Al Qaeda

The Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, of THIS  nation is connected to the 1996 rise of the Taliban prior to their takeover of Afghanistan, as a bulwark against its rival, India (#WACquiz)

Myanmar
China
Iran
Pakistan

The Taliban leadership has been courting several countries in an effort to establish international relationships. Among them has been THIS country which is anxious to invest in road networks and energy projects and exploiting Afghanistan’s vast rare-earth mineral deposits, and may be among the first to recognize the Taliban government. (#WACquiz)

Russia
Iran
Saudi Arabia
China

The “Freedom Bridge” across the Amu Darya River, connecting Afghanistan to Uzbekistan was again the scene of flight from the war-torn nation that saw famous photos of forces from THIS occupying country withdrawing in 1989. (#WACquiz)

India
United Kingdom
Soviet Union
China

Observers have been comparing the evacuation of Americans from Kabul to iconic images of helicopters on embassy rooftops during THIS hasty escape. (#WACquiz)

Beirut, 1985
Mogadishu, 1993
Saigon, 1975
Phnom Penh, 1978
Taliban ideology holds that THIS sector of society is restricted from most of public life. (#WACquiz)
Journalists
Women
Municipal workers
Former government officials
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