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"What in the World? Weekly Quiz" - September 16-22, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing a tough reelection bid September 17th, pledged to annex a third of the occupied West Bank seizing what he called a “unique, one-off opportunity” offered by President Trump’s acquiescence. France, Germany, Italy, Spain and other countries have condemned the move – annexing land seized in conflict from THIS nation – as violating international law.

 
Jordan
Syria
Egypt
None of the above

A key oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia was set ablaze September 14th threatening to disrupt global energy supplies. THIS claim of responsibility was made.

 

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide car bombers.
Iranian saboteurs
Drones launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen
Shia separatists
The referendum that approved separation of the United Kingdom and the European Union might need a do-over according to THIS former Prime Minister who called for the 2016 vote that led to “Brexit.”
David Cameron
Theresa May
Nigel Farage
Tony Blair

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Iran installed advanced centrifuges for enriching uranium at a key nuclear related facility according to a statement of concern by European parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Iran nuclear deal. They are part of THIS group that negotiated the 2015 deal.

 
WTO
G-20
Six Party Talks
P5+1

The disruption of Saudi oil supplies to the world market caused by attacks on its installations leaves THIS country as the only likely decisive source for increasing global output through its own production and influence on oil-producer sanctions.

Venezuela
Russia
United States
United Arab Emirates

A joint agreement was reached between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the African Union, and the government of Rwanda for the latter to do THIS, aimed at addressing the influx of migrants through North Africa.

 

 

Create a malaria vaccination program for refugee youth
Re-house hundreds of migrants from Libyan detention centers to Rwanda
Facilitate a resettlement program across Central Africa
Head a new trafficking prevention network to help migrants sold into slavery

THIS popular American social media company has come under criticism by the Cuban government for banning the accounts of high-ranking Cuban officials and state-sponsored media companies.

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
LinkedIn

Protestors in Hong Kong have been rallied around THIS building in the city center demanding that their former colonial power press China to maintain the freedoms agreed to when the city was handed over to the People’s Republic of China over twenty years ago.

 

US Consulate General in Hong Kong & Macau
People’s Liberation Army Headquarters
United Nations Association of Hong Kong
British Consulate General Hong Kong

New sanctions against groups in North Korea have revealed the threat that THIS poses to US national security and industry interests, the U.S. Treasury Department indicated in a statement last week.

 

Ballistic missile submarines
A counterfeit currency scheme
State-aided cyber operations
Bioweapon development programs

The U.S. Navy reported that an American destroyer sailed near islands in the South China Sea claimed by China, an effort to challenge Beijing’s excessive territorial claims. Many of the islands in the South China Sea are claimed by China and these countries EXCEPT THIS one.

Brunei
Malaysia
Cambodia
Philippines
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