What in the World? Weekly Quiz – November 2-8, 2020
International election observers are deployed around the United States by THIS ORGANIZATION to "assess the extent to which elections respect fundamental freedoms and are characterized by equality, universality, political pluralism, confidence, transparency and accountability." IT is a “security-oriented intergovernmental organization made up of 57 nations, including the United States.”
France continued to grapple with the aftermath of several murders apparently at the hands of Islamic-extremists incensed by a teacher’s use of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. THIS country in particular drew criticism from President Macron over its President’s response to the episode along with what Macron called its “bellicose attitude towards its NATO allies.”
The U.S. Ambassador to Portugal recently said it was time for Lisbon to choose between its “friends and allies, and China.” The comment reflected growing concern about China’s courtship of this NATO ally. Of particular concern to Washington is access to the Lajes Airbase on THIS Atlantic archipelago.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, which oversees Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal, confirmed last week it was doing THIS.
An event last week at the U.S. Institute of Peace highlighted the 20th anniversary of THIS ACTION which “represented the first time that THIS BODY had addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls. “IT” also recognized the critical role women can, and do, play in peacebuilding.” [USIP Question of the Week]
Two same-sex couples were married in a mass ceremony hosted by the military in THIS PLACE, highlighting the fact that it is the only place in Asia to have legalized gay marriage.
The Philippines, which is struggling with COVID-19 consequences, was struck by THIS SUPER TYPHOON packing 195 mph winds on Sunday. Two million people were in the path of THIS storm which is estimated to have destroyed 22,000 homes and left 125 cities and towns without electricity.
The conspiracy theories being circulated by Qanon may have been boosted by THIS country via Twitter as early as November 2017
Legendary actor Sean Connery who was made famous by the role he played as James Bond passed away last week. When he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth he had the name of THIS native land tattooed on his arm, “[THIS] forever.”