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"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Nov 5-11, 2018

Protestors in Pakistan blocked streets and burned cars, bringing the country to a standstill this week. Rioters were expressing their opposition to the Supreme Court acquittal of 47-year-old Asia Bibi, a Christian woman convicted in 2010 of THIS crime, which carries the death penalty:


THIS head of state—often called "the world's most powerful woman"—announced this week that she would not seek re-election when her current term ends in 2021:

Theresa May of the United Kingdom
Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar
Michelle Bachelet of Chile
Angela Merkel of Germany

In a landmark ruling that will end hundreds of arrests each year, South Korea's highest court ruled that men have the right to refuse to do THIS for religious reasons:


Enter in to arranged marriages
Serve in the military
Pay financial support for children born out of wedlock

The pharmaceutical company Merck announced that it is ending a long-term agreement to sell its rotavirus vaccine at a reduced price to countries in West Africa because it can now sell the same vaccine in China, at a much higher price. There's no cure for rotavirus, which attacks THIS system in the body, and which currently kills about 200,000 children each year in West Africa:


The U.S. Secretary of Defense called for a cease-fire in Yemen, stating that the United Nations is arranging talks between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels.  Who is the current U.S. Secretary of Defense?


Mike Pompeo
John Bolton
James Mattis
Nikki Haley

Thousands of employees all over the world walked off their jobs at THIS tech giant to protest the company's mishandling of sexual assault allegations:

President Salva Kiir, speaking in Juba, the capital of THIS country, offered his nation an apology for the five-year civil war that's torn it apart.  Mr. Kiir also praised the fragile cease-fire that came from a power-sharing deal that he signed with rebel factions:
South Sudan
Sri Lanka

Denmark has recalled its ambassador to THIS country over an alleged government plot to kill an opposition leader living in Copenhagen:


United States
Saudi Arabia

Citing THIS reason, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz rescinded an offer of transportation for the approximately 4,000 people in the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border. The offer would have provided buses for the migrants to make the 12-hour trip to Mexico City, where they could rest and get medical attention:


He received a phone call from the U.S. administration, discouraging him from helping the migrants
Mexico City and its suburbs have been without water for most of the last week
Not enough buses were available
The Mexican government issued an order restricting all further movement of the caravan

As many parts of Latin America celebrated the Day of the Dead on November 1, people in France had the day off in observance of la Toussaint, a day many people honor deceased relatives by placing THESE flowers on their graves. The French associate the flowers in question so closely with death that it's considered bad manners in France to offer them as a gift:

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