World Affairs Councils of America WorldQuest Weekly Quiz – January 24-30, 2022

American and British diplomats and embassy staff dependents are being withdrawn from THIS capital amid heightened tensions of a Russian invasion.

Lviv
Kyiv
Odesa
Kharkiv

A second volley of ballistic missiles were reportedly intercepted by United Arab Emirates air defense forces. It followed last week’s deadly missile and drone strikes by THIS Yemeni group battling a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE.

ISIS
IRGC
Hezbollah
Houti

Two U.S. Navy aircraft carrier groups are in THIS strategic waterway where China and a handful of nations dispute claims to islands and territorial seas. China has militarized many of the islands and routinely warns America about sailing in its claimed waters.

Gulf of Tonkin
East China Sea
South China Sea
West China Sea

The British Prime Minister is under fire for the “Partygate” scandal that led him to apologize in the House of Commons. The staff party, during Covid-lockdown times, that he attended may unseat him as Prime Minister and leader of THIS British political party.

Labour Party Cooperative Party
Liberal Democrats Party
Conservative and Unionist Party
National Reform Party

Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Kabore, was arrested by mutinous troops in the latest military coup in West and Central Africa. All of these countries EXCEPT THIS ONE experienced overthrow of government in what is being called the “coup belt.”

Mali
Guyana
Guinea
Chad

The political party led by Sunni Muslim Saad al-Hariri may skip an election set for May and the absence of his movement from the vote will cause more chaos in Lebanon amid its economic collapse. THIS Iranian-backed Shiite opposition party won a majority in the 2018 vote and it adversaries hoped the May vote would reverse that win.

Houthis
Hezbollah
Progressive Socialist Party
Marada Movement
THIS leader of Venezuela’s opposition, recognized by Washington as the rightful President, called for street demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro next month ahead of presidential elections.

 

Juan Guaido
Erika Farias
Andres Izarra
Gustavo Tare

There’s one more concern for Olympic organizers after authorities warned efforts to keep the air clean were “unfavourable.” The current level of hazardous airborne particles in THIS Olympic city was 205 micrograms per cubic meter, with the WHO recommending a level of no more than 5.

Shanghai
Taipei
Beijing
Chengdu
China sent dozens of aircraft into the air defense identification zone, near THIS nation’s controlled Pratas islands. At least 39 Chinese warplanes were active in the zone in what Beijing regularly calls exercises to protect its sovereignty claims over THIS nation.
Hong Kong
Macau
Taiwan
Borneo
A worldwide outpouring of condolences followed the passing of THIS global activist and Vietnamese Zen master. He traveled widely, after being exiled from Vietnam, and was a major influence on Western practices of Buddhism.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Dalai Lama
Thanissaro Bhikhu
Thanh Tu
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