The Global News Quiz

Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm

Have you been reading the international section this week? Test your knowledge with this week’s Global News Quiz:

QUESTIONS

1. Which country kicked off its international film festival this week, but banned American movies?

2. Where did a British servicewoman unexpectedly give birth this week?

3. Which continent boasts more millionaires than North America?

4. This week we learned about a very special pair of shoes that Dorothy would have loved. Where are they from and what do they do?

5. A major Colombian drug kingpin was captured this week. What was his nickname? (Bonus points for Spanish.)

6. Specifically, why did France bolster security at its embassies worldwide this week?

7. How many troops did the American military withdraw from Afghanistan this week?

8. Which country ran advertisements this week featuring President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning the offensive film “Innocence of Muslims”?

9. Which Democratic city mayor secretly met with the Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak?

10. After cancelling a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and days of mysterious health rumors, which foreign leader finally emerged this week?

11. Why did Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge send their lawyers to a French court this week?

12.  Where were the young royals visiting while their lawyers were in court?

13. Which well-known foreign democracy leader was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Obama?

14. In the now notorious leaked videos of Mitt Romney, what does he say about the Middle East peace process?

15. Why did the Pakistani government declare today (Friday, 9/21) a public holiday? And what did they name it?

16. BONUS from last week: What was Tom Nagorski’s first day at ABC News? And what was his last day at ABC News?

 

ANSWERS

1. North Korea. The Pyongyang Film Festival, held every two years, is one of the rare opportunities for North Koreans to view foreign films.

2. At Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Apparently, she had no idea she was pregnant.

3. Asia, with 54% of the continent’s millionaires hailing from Japan.

4. The GPS shoes! British designer Dominic Wilcox has introduced a pair of shoes that when clicked together direct you home using built-in LED lights.

5. Crazy Barrera, or El Loco Barrera.

6. After the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo published offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the French government worried about violent reactions abroad.

7. As part of the surge, the American military withdrew all 33,000 troops sent to Afghanistan by the fall of 2010. That leaves 68,000 American troops behind to fight the war.

8. Pakistan.

9. Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel.

10. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to be China’s next president.

11. To sue the French magazine Closer over the publishing of topless photos of the Duchess.

12. The Soloman Islands.

13. Aung San Suu Kyi.

14. Blaming Palestinians, Mitt Romney told a group of high dollar GOP donors that “there’s just no way” they could find a peaceful regional solution.

15.  The Pakistani government declared today “Yaum-e-Ishq Rasool,” or the ”Day of Love for the Prophet Mohammad,” designed for peaceful protests against the offensive film “Innocence of Muslims.”

16. BONUS: July 23, 1984-September 13, 2012. For those counting, that’s 28 years.

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