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Hampton Roads World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – January 10-16, 2022

Security forces in THIS former Soviet republic have stabilized unrest that wracked the country last week with the aid of 2,500 troops from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization. There were 164 people killed and 6,000 detained with a door-to-door search ongoing and a “shoot to kill” order from President Tokayev. (#WACquiz)

Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Azerbaijan

On the two-year anniversary of the assassination of THIS key Iranian figure by an American drone strike at the Baghdad airport, the current head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Forces renewed pledges of revenge against the United States. (#WACquiz)

Ayatollah Syed Mohamman Mosawi
Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani
Ayatollah Ali Akbar Ghoreishi
Militia leader Muqtadah al-Sadr

Both Russian and American officials downplayed the possibility of a diplomatic solution to Moscow’s threat of a Ukrainian invasion in upcoming talks. Meanwhile, American air forces have been conducting operations over Ukraine and naval forces have sailed in THIS adjacent body of water. (#WACquiz)

Baltic Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Black Sea
Caspian Sea

Turkey has warned THIS neighbor and NATO partner that it would be an act of war for it to extend its territorial sea limit from six to 12 nautical miles among its Aegean Islands as it had done in its western region. (#WACquiz)

Greece
Syria
Cyprus
Italy

British army officer and physiotherapist Preet Chandri, who is of Indian heritage and the Sikh faith, is believed to be the first woman of color to complete THIS achievement. (WACA WWNU)

Completed climbs to the summits of the tallest mountains on six continents.
Completed the 700-mile trek to the South Pole.
Completed a solo circumnavigation of the world by sailboat.
Completed a solo circumnavigation of the world by balloon.

The United States has rejoined THIS body after the Trump Administration pulled out over criticism of Israel and is poised to challenge China over freedoms in Hong Kong and repression of the Uyghurs. (#WACquiz)

United Nations Human Rights Council
United Nations Security Council
United Nations High Commission on Refugees
UNESCO

The Africa Cup of Nations, or AFCON, is a biennial tournament of THIS sport that has brought 24 African teams to Cameroon. It also highlighted mismanagement in the country’s sports authority, the Covid battle and the civil war between Francophone and Anglophone populations. (#WACquiz)

 

Golf
Football
Tennis
Cricket

Iranian hardliners are resisting returning to THIS agreement limiting its nuclear enrichment activities. Tehran initially continued compliance despite the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018. However, it now is enriching uranium to near-weapons grade. (#WACquiz)

The Geneva Protocol
2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
The Persian Gulf Compact
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who is facing country-wide demonstrations and unrest, was the hand-picked successor of THIS Kazakh President who ruled the former Soviet republic with an iron hand from before the breakup of the USSR. THIS former president was believed to continue to wield power in the country behind the scenes. (#WACquiz)
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Akja Nurberdiýewa
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic promised to fight to end the “harassment of the world’s best tennis player,” after Australia denied entry to THIS twenty-time Grand Slam champion. He had initially been granted an exemption from Australia’s Covid-19 vaccination requirements to play in the Australian Open. (#WACquiz)
Vlade Divac
Novak Djokovic
Marko Đorđević
Sreten Mirković
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