World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – January 2-8, 2023
Ukrainians hunkered down in shelters and continued to endure relentless terror attacks against cities across the country as Russian air strikes. Among the scores of missiles and drones launched, including Shahed-136 drones provided by THIS Russian ally, Ukraine air defenses shot down 22 over Kyiv in the latest attacks.
Missile strikes launched by Israel against THIS city’s airport killed two soldiers and wounded two others and shut down operations. It was the second Israeli attack there in seven months aimed to interdict arms shipments from Iran to militia groups.
Crowds in Japan celebrated the new year outside the Imperial Palace with THIS Emperor waving to the crowd for the first time since the Covid pandemic halted many public celebrations. He was joined by his family including his father, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, who abdicated in 2019 handing the “Chrysanthemum Throne” to his son.
A surge of Covid cases in THIS country, estimated to lead to over one million deaths, has led the United States to impose new testing requirements for visitors entering the country.
The legendary football player Pele, the only player to win the World Cup three times, died at the age of 82. Pele who was named FIFA Player of the Century in 2000, was a native of THIS country.