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"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz - September 5, 2016

The Group of 20 (G20) summit began in Hangzhou, China this week, bringing together leaders from the world's leading industrialized and emerging economies. The G20 represents approximately 85% of global GDP. Which of the following nations is not a member?
Turkey
Mexico
South Korea
Singapore
President Islam Karimov died last week at the age of 78. Since 1989, Mr. Karimov had been the leader of which nation?
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
Kyrgyzstan
JetBlue Flight 387 made history this week as it became the first commercial flight in over 50 years to fly between the U.S. and what country?
Iran
North Korea
Cuba
Panama
At the start of “World Water Week” on August 29, UNICEF released a report in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal for water and sanitation, which targets "universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030." UNICEF estimates that women and girls worldwide spend a combined total of how many millions of hours each day collecting water?
200 million
100 million
50 million
10 million
Reports last week indicate that Everbright, a financial conglomerate, is looking at Liverpool Football Club with an eye to buy it. If the sale happens, Liverpool will join other soccer clubs—such as Manchester City and AC Milan—who have been purchased by investors in which country, as part of an initiative to create an $850 billion sports industry?
United Arab Emirates
South Korea
China
Qatar
The U.S. Department of the Treasury expanded its sanctions against Russia last week, this time by adding companies and individuals involved in the construction of a $3.2 billion bridge, which will provide road and rail connections between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula by spanning the Kerch Strait. Which two bodies of water does the Kerch Strait connect?
the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea
the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea
the Black Sea and the Azov Sea
the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea
Long stalled because of Israeli concerns that the jets might be used against it, the U.S. announced a $7 billion sale of Boeing fighter aircraft to which two countries?
Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Iran and Jordan
Qatar and Kuwait
United Arab Emirates and Bahrain
Which two nations signed the Paris Climate Agreement last week?
the United Kingdom and Germany
the United States and China
North Korea and South Korea
Brazil and Argentina
The Senate of which nation voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff, on charges of having manipulated the federal budget?
Colombia
Argentina
Brazil
Paraguay
A ceasefire began last week between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) and the government of Colombia, and a peace agreement is scheduled to be signed later this month. How many years had the two groups been fighting?
20
30
40
50
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