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What in the World? Weekly Quiz - Oct 7-13, 2019

President Trump called on THIS country to investigate Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, this week on top of his asking Ukraine President Zelenski for “a favor” regarding a corruption investigation that resulted in Congress opening an impeachment inquiry.


North Korea broke off talks with the United States over denuclearization and dismissed talk of a resumption calling them “sickening negotiations.” The U.S. denied the talks failed.  The working group meetings followed a failed summit in February between President Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in THIS city.


Hong Kong
Peaceful protests in THIS city over dissatisfaction with government’s inability to deliver services and promised reforms caught the government off guard. The demonstrators were met with lethal gunfire from security forces resulting in at least 91 people killed and over 2,000 wounded.

An airbase in a remote area of Somalia used by American military personnel to strike THIS extremist Islamist group was attacked by gunmen and suicide bombers last week. No troops were injured by there were casualties among Somali civilians in the area. THIS group has been involved in a civil war in fragile Somalia for over thirty years.

Al Qaeda
Boko Haram
Ansar Al-Sharia

The UK’s Brexit minister floated a proposal for the Northern Ireland parliament to determine its trade relationship with the EU after UK separation. The move is meant to address the issue of a post-Brexit land border with the Republic of Ireland and whether trade across that border would be open or subject to new regulations. That issue, dubbed the “Backstop,” could undermine THIS agreement which ended sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

1998 Good Friday Agreement
2013 Irish Resolution
2001 Irish Armistice Agreement
1992 Sinn Fein Disarmament

Media reports last week allege that hackers with ties to the Iranian government targeted THIS in a hacking attempt of more than 200 email accounts.



Senator Pelosi’s congressional staff
Amazon’s corporate headquarters
President Trump’s re-election campaign
Ukrainian President Zelensky’s Bankova accounts

Resembling the last round of elections in Afghanistan, the camps for top rivals incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and THIS leader have both claimed victory after the first round of voting took place in Afghanistan’s presidential elections.

Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostrum
Chief Executive Abdullah Abudullah
Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani
Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani

Secretary of State Pompeo, representing the United States, signed a revised mutual defense agreement with THIS Mediterranean NATO country expanding American military access and strengthening US strategic relations.



Ukraine President Zelensky agreed to a deal with Russian President Putin for special elections in eastern Ukraine and legislation giving it autonomy, in the aftermath of a controversial conversation with President Trump. The decision on autonomy for the pro-Russian rebel held region resulted in THIS:


The Ukraine parliament passed by narrow majority a statement condemning the decision.
Thousands of demonstrators turned out in Kiev to protest Zelensky’s decision.
The chief of staff of the Ukraine armed forces resigned in protest.
None of the above

Police in Hong Kong shot a protester with live ammunition for the first time in four months of demonstrations on October 1, as the People’s Republic of China celebrated THIS anniversary in nation-wide National Day festivities.

40th anniversary of the Communist Party of China takeover
50th anniversary of the Communist Party of China takeover
70th anniversary of the Communist Party of China takeover
100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China takeover
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