World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – April 18-24, 2022
Ukraine claimed, and U.S. officials confirmed, an attack sunk THIS type of Russian warship.
China’s lockdown of THIS key city of 26 million since April 1st is emblematic of Beijing’s “zero-Covid” policy, with Wednesday being set as the deadline to isolate those infected to quarantine centers.
Confrontations between Israeli police and Muslims at THIS mosque, the third holiest Islamic site, erupted in Jerusalem and added to tensions over recent attacks against Israelis. The site is known as Temple Mount to Jews and Haram mesh-Sharif to Muslims.
Russia, in a diplomatic note, threatened the United States with “unpredictable consequences” as a result of THIS activity.
Pope Francis talked about the “Easter of war” in his “Urbi et Orbi” remarks, meaning THIS, to about 100,000 in St. Peter’s Square. He implicitly charged Russia over the "cruel and senseless" war on Ukraine.
The Archbishop of Canterbury criticized THIS government’s plan to relocate asylum seekers who arrived there since January 1 to Rwanda as raising serious “ethical questions” and not standing in the “judgement of God.”
More than $4 billion in aid for international Covid-19 vaccinations is stalled in Congress as THIS international consortium, leading the global effort, reported low-income countries had only about 14 percent of populations with one dose and 11 percent fully vaccinated. Its CEO said, “This virus is continuing to change and adapt. We’re not out of the woods yet.”
Global messaging platform WhatsApp has been criticized by THIS President of Brazil over a decision to release a new feature, which would enable his supporters to organize, until after his October reelection bid.