"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Nov 12-18, 2018
THIS unofficial whimsical holiday on Sunday in China was transformed ten years ago into a massive on-line spending spree that this year easily burst through last year’s mark of $24 billion in sales.
THIS treaty ended World War I but its provisions are claimed to have set the stage for World War II.
Saudi Arabia announced oil production cuts of 500,000 barrels per day for December deliveries to shore up global crude prices. The price of oil on world markets was starting to slide after THIS action.
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke in front of global leaders in Paris for the centenary of WWI’s armistice to warn about the dangers of THIS phenomena, saying it betrayed moral values.
THIS country marked its 100th anniversary of independence – a consequence of the WWI armistice – with a large march that included government officials from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and far-right wing groups and neo-fascist activists, some chanting “Away with the EU.”
Russia is hosting a meeting of parties concerned with the conflict in Afghanistan including all of these groups EXCEPT:
President Vladimir Putin, in France for WWI Armistice observances, said Russia wanted talks with Washington over THIS agreement the United States recently said was dead because of Moscow’s violations.
THIS world leader said his country had turned over audio tapes revealing details of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi the United States and four other interested nations.
Asian-Pacific leaders will join the ten-member heads of ASEAN nations this week in Singapore to discuss issues like the multilateral trading, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and tensions in the South China Sea. WHO WILL NOT be representing their country at the meeting?