"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- Dec 3-9, 2018
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto stirred up ire among his compatriots when he announced that he would award THIS U.S. government official the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's highest honor for foreigners:
A report from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control shows that rates of HIV infection are growing at an "alarming rate," in Eastern Europe, with the highest rates of contraction in THIS country:
The U.S. Senate approved a resolution calling for the end of U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, a move designed to punish Saudi Arabia for THIS action:
The annual G20 summit happened last week, and for the first time the group of global economic leaders met in Latin America. Which of the following Latin American nations is NOT a member of the G20?
Tensions are so high around the Azov and Black Seas that Ukraine declared martial law in areas along its border with Russia for the first time since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. What event triggered this declaration?
THIS author announced an upcoming sequel to her 1985 global bestseller, The Handmaid's Tale:
Police in Paris used water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds of protestors as up to 75,000 people turned out to demonstrate across France against new fuel taxes. For the last three weeks crowds of protestors bearing THIS nickname have been expressing their opposition to Emmanuel Macron's new fuel tax:
This new week brought more grim environmental news when the United Nations issued its annual environment report; the report says that countries will have to reduce carbon emissions by a quarter before 2030 in order to keep global warming under THIS critical target level:
Mexico celebrated THIS new president's inauguration this week. The gentleman in question swept the presidential election with 56% of the vote, an unprecedented amount since the end of the Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) 71-year hold on Mexican politics in 2000:
UNESCO added THIS form of music to its "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity":