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Hampton Roads World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz –December 6-12, 2021

A court in Myanmar, operating under a military junta that seized power last year, found THIS 76-year old Nobel laureate and former leader guilty of two of the many charges she faces and sentenced her to four years in prison. (#WACquiz)

Win Myint
Aun San Suu Kyi
Myint Swe
Min Aung Hlaing

A United States intelligence official told the press that Russia is planning an invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, as President Vladimir Putin demanded “legal guarantees” that THIS Western military alliance would not expand to include Ukraine. (#WACquiz)

NATO
CENTO
European Union Alliance
Standing Forces Europe

Negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal resumed last week at the Palais Coburg in THIS city, famous for its sausages, where the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was inked. The Iran side, under new leadership, is taking a harder line in its positions on sanctions lifting. (WACA WWNU)

Geneva
Paris
London
Vienna

The international association for women in THIS sport announced a suspension of tournaments in China in protest of the disappearance of athlete Peng Shuai and the handling of her charges of sexual assault against a senior Communist Party official. (#WACquiz)

Soccer
Tennis
Badminton
Basketball

Xiomara Castro was elected this week as the first president of THIS country. (#WACquiz)

Honduras
Spain
Cuba
Nicaragua

The major ride-sharing firm Didi Global plans to “de-list” from the New York Stock Exchange following reports of pressure to do so from THIS, its parent country. Market participants said the decision ramps up uncertainty for investors in U.S.-listed shares of companies from that nation, according to Reuters. (#WACquiz)

Belarus
Russia
China
Cuba

People in THIS Indian Ocean island nation have been facing food insecurity by drought believed to be human-made climate effects.  However, this week it was discovered that the drought has been caused by a natural variation in the climate. (#WACquiz)

 

Madagascar
Indonesia
Malta
Bahrain

On December 1st, a bomb exploded at a construction site in THIS country.  Unexploded bombs are commonly found during digging at constructions sites in this former World War II Axis power. (#WACquiz)

Portugal
Turkey
Austria
Germany
The new coronavirus variant named Omicron was discovered in THIS region leading to numerous travel bans being set including to the United States. The bans have been criticized by regional leaders, scientists and the United Nations Secretary General. (#WACquiz)
Southeast Asia
Central America
Southern Africa
Central Asia
On November 30th, Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to their queen and became a republic for the first time in history. WHO was Barbados previously pledging allegiance to? . (#WACquiz)
Queen Margrethe II
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Victoria
Queen Anne
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