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Hampton Roads World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – November 8-14, 2021

The drone attack on the Green Zone residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Khadhimi was said by security officials to have been carried out by militias backed by THIS country. [#WACquiz]

Russia
Syria
Iran
Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous nation, is sliding toward all-out civil war and epic humanitarian crisis, as rebels from THIS region, continued to advance on the capital city, Addis Ababa. [#WACquiz]

Djibouti
Tigray
Afar
Gambela

The United States, China, Australia and India did not join a COP26 agreement to take THIS action. [#WACquiz]

Commit to 50% domestic energy production from renewables
Reduce methane emissions by 25%
Increase passenger and truck fuel mileage by 20%
Phase out the use of coal

Leaders at the Group of Twenty (G-20) meeting of top global economies formally endorsed a 15% minimum global corporate tax, which will limit the “race to the bottom” among countries seeking to become tax havens. The agreement was championed by THIS American Treasury Secretary. [#WACquiz]

Janet Yellin
Jerome Powell
Gina Raimondo
Henry Paulson

A plenum of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party is expected to “enshrine” THISpresident, as a sign of his power, in official history, among legendary leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. [#WACquiz]

Li Keqiang
Zhao Qiang
Li Zhanshu
Xi Jinping

On November 4th, THIS country became the first to approve a COVID-19 antiviral in pill form.  [#WACquiz]

Britain
China
Russia
United States

This week the COP26, climate summit, conference was held in Glasgow.  President Joe Biden called out China and THIS country, a major global source of greenhouse gases, for not showing up.  [#WACquiz]

 

Japan
UK
Russia
Italy

The President of Nicaragua and his wife Vice President Rosario Morillo, were reelected to a five-year term in an election called a farce by international observers after THIS incumbent saw to the jailing of his opponents. His main rival Christiana Chamorro was placed under house arrest.  [#WACquiz]

Daniel Ortega
Evo Morales
Rafael Correa
Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva

Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, especially in India celebrated THIS festival, known as the festival of lights, this week. [#WACquiz]

Holi
Palio
Nozawa Onsen
Diwali
THIS Baltic nation has allowed businesses to fire workers who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination or transfer to remote work? [#WACquiz]
Latvia
Italy
Spain
France
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