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Tennessee World Affairs Council | What in the World? Weekly Quiz – Jul 5-11, 2021

Beijing celebrated THIS event with great fanfare, military parades, and patriotic shows. Chinese President Xi Jinping told thousands assembled in Tiananmen Square that nations trying to bully China will “get their heads bashed” and will meet a “great wall of steel.”

75th anniversary of defeat of Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalist forces
100th anniversary of the “Nine-Dash Line” marking Beijing’s South China Sea claim
Communist Party founding centennial
Final adjudication of the transition of Hong Kong from Britain to China

The United Nations said Ethiopia was blocking food aid to THIS embattled region where about 350,000 people face famine amid a crisis that has driven more than 60,000 refugees into Sudan and 1.7 million more internally displaced.

Tigray
Eritrea
Somaliland
Djibouti

U.S. troops in the eastern part of THIS country were targets of rocket attacks following American strikes on Iran-backed militia UAV facilities.

Iraq
Libya
Syria
Yemen

American troops handed over control of THIS strategic airbase to Afghan security forces and completed withdrawal from a facility that was key to the 20-year fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Meanwhile, some officials warned the Taliban might defeat the Afghan government following the American withdrawal expected to be finished by September.

Bagram
Kandahar
Peshawar
Shindand

Allegations of Healthy Ministry corruption over Covid-19 vaccines led tens of thousands of protesters to take to the streets across Brazil. Demonstrations targeted THIS president in a country that has suffered over 500,000 pandemic deaths.

Evo Morales
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Mauricio Funes
Jair Bolsonaro

OPEC+ will continue talks resolve an impasse between the UAE and usual ally Saudi Arabia over crude oil output quotas. OPEC+ is a 2016 amalgamation of OPEC and ten additional oil exporters, led by THIS producing nation.

Libya
Mexico
Russia
Venezuela

The former President of South Africa (2009-2018) was sentenced to a 15-month jail term by a constitutional court for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry. THIS president, whose term was mired in corruption charges, is fighting the sentence saying, “South Africa is fast sliding back to apartheid rule.”

Jacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Zach de Beer
Thabo Mbeki

A giant mudslide demolished dozens of buildings and left over 80 people unaccounted for in a resort town in THIS Asian nation.

Indonesia
India
Japan
Cambodia

The state-run KCNA news agency in THIS country aired a report from a “concerned citizen” who said people there were “heartbroken to see the respected General Secretary looking thinner.” Meanwhile, he publicly upbraided senior leaders for failures in dealing with COVID-19, despite the fact the country has not acknowledged a single infection.

Myanmar
Venezuela
North Korea
Cuba
Azerbaijan’s state energy company said its offshore gas platforms were safe after reports of a large fire in the area. The offshore fields are Baku’s main gas production source for exports to Europe. These fields are located in THIS sea which washes the shores of Azerbaijan.
Black Sea
Sea of Azerbaijan
Caspian Sea
Sea of Azov
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