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What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Jun 10-16, 2019

Protestors in THIS Special Autonomous Region turned out in large numbers – about one million in the streets – to demonstrate against an extradition bill being considered by the Legislative Council to allow extradition of suspects wanted in China.

Hong Kong

Mexican negotiators reached agreement in Washington to hold off up to 25% tariffs threatened by President Trump over movement of asylum seekers through their country. Mexican concessions, use of National Guardsmen to block crossings at the border with THIS country, were reportedly already in the works.


El Salvador

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in Tehran this week for talks with Iranian leaders aimed at sustaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the so-called Iranian nuclear deal. The agreement, limiting Iranian nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, was dealt a serious blow by President Trump’s renunciation of America’s participation and reimposition of tough sanctions. WHAT was the nickname of the parties the included Germany and the U.S. in reaching the agreement with Iran?



THESE leaders met last week to discuss closer ties and their agreements on trade and globalization, hinting at joint opposition to America’s international economic dominance.

Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi
Marine Le Pen and Xi Jinping
Kim Yong Un and Vladimir Putin
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

Security forces in the capital of THIS former Soviet Republic arrested about 500 protestors who were demonstrating against the outcome of an election to select a successor of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader since the country’s 1991 independence.



THIS issue was cited by most G20 finance ministers at a pre-summit meeting last week as posing a major risk to the global economy.

Escalating trade tensions
Global oil price instability
Potentially destabilizing Middle East conflict
All of the above

The “Jerusalem Post” said this week that President Trump “downgraded his administration’s long-awaited Mideast plan from ‘Deal of the Century’ to ‘Let’s wait and see.’” WHO has the lead on the Trump Administration’s Middle East peace plan?

John Bolton
Jared Kushner
Mike Pompeo
Mike Pence

Deadly attacks by an ISIS affiliated armed militia force in the eastern regions of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have severely impacted THIS.


Presidential elections
Reconciliation among competing factions in the DRC parliament
An Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 1,300 lives
World Wildlife Fund efforts to protect endangered mammals

During his European travels last week President Trump raised eyebrows in a meeting with an EU Prime Minister when he compared its post-Brexit border situation with the US border with Mexico. Trump was referring to THIS border.


Scotland and England
Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
England and Wales
None of the above

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down last week amid continuing troubles over terms of the country’s exit, or Brexit, from the European Union. WHO is widely considered the leading Conservative Party contender to be the next Prime Minister and who received a nod from President Trump during his visit to London?

Boris Johnson
Jeremy Corbyn
Rory Stewart
Nigel Farage
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