Hampton Roads World Affairs Council What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 9-15, 2022

Russia celebrates Victory Day on May 9th with a massive military parade in Moscow’s Red Square to mark THIS.

 

Defeat of Germany in 1945
Defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan
Alexander Lukashenko
Annexation of Crimea

In a virtual meeting with Ukraine President Zelenskyy THIS association of leading global economies agreed to ban Russian oil imports.

The G-20
The P5+1
The U2
The G-7

Ukraine received information on the location of THIS ship in the Black Sea before attacking and sinking it with anti-ship cruise missiles.

Leningrad
Moskva
Kaliningrad
Vladivostok

The vote for Northern Ireland Assembly seats was a victory for THIS political party, once the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, a first for a nationalist organization.

DUP
Sinn Fein
Alliance Party
PUK

The namesake son of THIS long-time Filipino dictator, deposed in the 1986 “people power” revolution, holds a 30-point lead as voting start May 8th in the Philippines. The candidate, known as “Bongbong,” is expected to continue in the style of strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

Ferdinand Marcos
Fidel Ramos
Benigno Aquino
Joseph Estrada

North Korea continued its long-range missile testing program, 15 launches this year, with the launch of THIS type of rocket. If deployed it would present a unique challenge to American defenses.

Submarine launched ballistic missile
Long range ICBM capable of carrying a nuclear warhead
Hypersonic missile
Nuclear capable land attack cruise missile

The ruling Taliban in Afghanistan announced a decree compelling women to wear a face covering. Women in Afghanistan under the Taliban, before 2001, were forced to wear THIS full body covering which left a mesh opening for the eyes.

Abaya
Burqa
Hijab
Chador

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned of a “complicated and grave” employment situation as a result of THIS.

Tariff hikes on goods bound for the United States
Sanctions over cooperation with Russia
Recession due to a drop in GDP
Covid lockdowns in major cities
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper recounts in a forthcoming book that in 2020 President Trump asked about launching missiles into THIS country to destroy drug labs, quoting the President as saying, “no one would know it was us.”
Colombia
Venezuela
Bolivia
Mexico
Russian military forces preparing to celebrate “Victory Day” in Moscow included fighter jets flying in the formation of THIS letter, which has become symbolic of the invasion of Ukraine.
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