"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Oct 29-Nov 4, 2018
National Security Advisor John Bolton announced an invitation for Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in early 2019 on Friday. The prospects for a White House visit were discussed after the last Trump-Putin summit but were put on hold due to the investigation into Russian election meddling. The last Trump-Putin summit, a controversial affair, was held in what city?
A third wave of migrants has left their country’s capital on Sunday bound for the United States as two “caravans” are already heading north through Mexico. The latest organized group of Central American migrants are mainly from THIS source:
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was hosted in THIS country last week by its ruler Sultan Qaboos following a visit by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. It has fueled speculation about political moves afoot such as Arab-Israeli peace, Israeli-Iranian relations, Israeli rapprochement with Arab Gulf states. What country was host to Netanyahu and Abbas?
North and South Korea have moved to deescalate tension along the DMZ by removing weapons, ammunition and minefields around the Joint Security Area. THIS area, which was called the “scariest place on earth” by former President Clinton, is better known as THIS truce village.
THIS east African country’s parliament appointed career diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first female president. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who also cut the list of ministers to 20 and gave half of the positions including defense minister to women, was recently highlighted for honoring an agreement with neighboring Eritrea ending a 20-year border war.
THIS far-right populist candidate headed into Sunday elections in Brazil with a ten-point lead in an election that worried democratic voices in the world’s fourth-largest democracy. The supreme court chief justice was moved to comment after he voted, ““The future president must respect institutions, must respect democracy, the rule of law, the judiciary branch, the national Congress and the legislative branch.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted leaders from three other countries to discuss a political resolution of the conflict in Syria on Saturday. Which of these countries was NOT invited?
The Duchess of Sussex – Meghan Markle – and Prince Harry were in New Zealand last week where she praised the country for being first in the world, 125 years ago, to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The Royal couple were visiting a collection of countries, mostly former territories of the British Empire, known as THIS collective:
International attention remains fixed on Saudi Arabia which promised a transparent, thorough investigation into the murder of American-resident, journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Officials in Riyadh have offered all of these explanations about the case EXCEPT: