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***What in the World?" Weekly Quiz -- May 20-26, 2019***

Tensions in the Persian Gulf increased on Sunday with a rocket attack against the “Green Zone” in this capital, as President Trump said a conflict would be the “official end” of Iran and Saudi Arabia threatened to use “all strength” against Iran. WHERE did the rocket strike on Sunday?

 
Manama, Bahrain
Doha, Qatar
Baghdad, Iraq
Kuwait City, Kuwait

The White House is expected to roll out the first phase of a peace plan President Trump has touted as the “deal of the century” with THIS focus. However, Palestinian officials have rejected the new American deal.  What is the first part of the new peace plan being offered by Washington?

 

Investments
Settlement roll back
Right of return
Jerusalem as joint capital

A conservative coalition shocked poll watchers in THIS country in elections Saturday that saw climate change and renewable energy questions among key issues.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the result a political miracle.

 

New Zealand
Australia
Singapore
Tasmania

President Trump met THIS European leader this week and praised him as a tough but respected man even as U.S. Senators raised concerns about “Hungary's downward democratic trajectory and the implications for US interests in Central Europe."

 
Andrzej Duda
Milos Zeman
Viktor Orban
Vaclav Klaus

Which of THESE actions is occurring as tensions between the United States and China are increasing over the impasse in tariff negotiations?

 

U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is visiting Tibet in the aftermath of a Chinese law restricting access of foreigners there.
A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese claimed shoal in the South China Sea to “challenge excessive maritime claims.”
U.S. Senator Mark Warner began organizing meetings between intelligence officials and business people to warn against too close ties to China.
All of the above

THIS recent action by North Korea was called “standard stuff” by President Trump who continues to work toward a denuclearization agreement with Kim Jong Un.

Test of short-range ballistic missiles that appear designed to evade U.S. missile defense systems.
Shipments of coal to China despite sanctions of the UN Security Council.
A refusal by Chairman Kim Jong Un to meet with President Trump for a third summit.
New tunnel building activity at a North Korean nuclear weapon test facility.

The Iranian Foreign Minister responded to increased tensions between Tehran and Washington saying, “There will be no war because neither do we want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion it can confront Iran in the region.” WHO is the Foreign Minister of Iran? 

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Hassan Rouhani
Hossein Salami
Qassem Soleimani

This week 751 seats for the European Union Parliament will be filled by election winners from 28 nations.  Meetings of the whole EU Parliament, plenary sessions, take place in Strasbourg and THIS city.

 

The Hague, Netherlands
London, England
Brussels, Belgium
None of the above

THIS Indian Prime Minister appeared headed to electoral victory following days of voting in the world’s largest democracy – 900 million registered voters. He played to his strengths – strong Hindu nationalist politics and a solid image abroad – in the campaigning that will lead to another five-year term.

 

Narendra Modi
Rahul Gandhi
Josukutty Cheriantharayil Abraham
Ayesha Venkataraman

The second-largest ever outbreak of Ebola is “spiraling out of control” according to the NY Times, “roaring back in the past two months.” The outbreak is occurring in THIS country.

Liberia
Sierra Leone
Democratic Republic of Congo
Burkina Faso
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