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World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – February 7-13, 2022

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing was criticized when China chose an athlete from THIS oppressed Muslim minority in Xinjiang. The U.S. government has labeled their treatment by the Beijing government as genocide (#WACquiz)

Tibetans
Uighur
Han
Mulao
An American official told the NY Times Russia could invade Ukraine any day and there would likely be 50,000 civilian casualties while Russian forces massed at the northern Ukraine border inside THIS ally. (#WACquiz)
Moldova
Crimea
Belarus
Georgia

Vladimir Putin and THIS leader issued a statement that “friendship between the states has no limit” as the Russian leader sought partners in his fights against NATO enlargement and the battle between Western democracies and authoritarian nations like his. (#WACquiz)

Xi Jinping
Alexander Lukashenko
Nicolas Maduro
Daniel Ortega

President Biden hosted Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, leader of THIS country, the first Persian Gulf leader invited to the White House, as Washington worked to bolster natural gas supplies for a Europe facing the loss of Russian energy supplies. Biden named THIS, the number two LNG exporter behind the United States, as a “major non-NATO ally.”  (WACA WWNU)

Kuwait
Bahrain
Qatar
Oman

An American official warned American Olympians this week. WHO said, “I would say to our athletes: You’re there to compete. Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government, because they are ruthless.” (#WACquiz)

Pete Buttigieg
Nancy Pelosi
Antony Blinken
Jake Sullivan

Uber-rich Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has had a 417’ sailboat with 131’ masts built in Europe that will necessitate THIS city removing a section of a historic bridge to allow it to pass from the shipyard to the sea. (#WACquiz)

Antwerp
Rotterdam
Copenhagen
Cherbourg

President Bush will meet with THIS new Chancellor of Germany this week to discuss relations, the threat of war in Europe and German support of Ukraine. (#WACquiz)

 

Olaf Scholz
Olaf Schroder
Olaf Palme
Olaf Weber

A global virtual audience agonized over the five-day effort to rescue Rayan Awram, aged five, as hundreds of rescuers worked to free him from a well in THIS country. (#WACquiz)

Tunisia
Algeria
Morocco
Libya
The Central Council of the Palestinian Liberation Organization is meeting to decide the successor to THIS 86-year old President who has headed the group since 2005. (#WACquiz)
Hussein Al-Sheikh
Rawhi Fattouh
Saeb Erekat
Mahmoud Abbas
Queen Elizabeth marked 70 years on the British throne with remarks that included her wishes that when her son Prince Charles becomes the monarch his wife be known as THIS royal title. (#WACquiz)
Queen Camilla
Queen Monica
Queen Juliette
Queen Catherine
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