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World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – January 17-23, 2022

American intelligence officials charged that Russian operatives moved into Ukraine and may attack its proxy forces as a pretext to a renewed Russian invasion. Such an operation would best be described as THIS(#WACquiz)

“Fifth column”
“Faux strike”
“Own goal”
“False flag”

Since September, after a six-month hiatus, THIS country has conducted seven missile tests including two ballistic missile launches on Friday. The test launches, made from rail cars that decrease their vulnerability, were accompanied by threats of “certain and stronger reaction” should the U.S. counter with more sanctions. (#WACquiz)

Republic of Korea
Iran
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
Belarus

American sanctions and military moves following a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine could precipitate all of these EXCEPT THIS(#WACquiz)

Closer cooperation between Moscow and Beijing
Cyber attacks against American infrastructure and corporations
Expulsion of American oil exploration companies from Siberia
Deployment of missiles in the Western Hemisphere

A volcano on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean erupted Saturday sending a tsunami into THIS nearby island nation ruled by King Tupou VI, the only monarchy in the Pacific Ocean, and causing tsunamis to reach coastal areas from Hawaii to Japan. (#WACquiz)

Tonga
Tuvalu
Fiji
Vanuatu

Washington and the EU levied sanctions on Nicaragua over the recent “sham” elections called “patomime” by President Biden. They accused THIS former Marxist guerrilla and Sandanista leader and his wife, Vice President elect Rosario Murillo, of fostering a return to authoritarianism. (#WACquiz)

Nicolas Maduro
Daniel Ortega
Manuel Jose Arce
Alfonso Portillo

The Makarsankranti festival drew hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims to THIS holy river in India despite calls from medical officials amid a 30-fold increase in Covid infections over the last month. Bathing in the river is considered by Hindus to wash away sins.  (#WACquiz)

Ganges
Indus
Brahmaputra
Godavari

Protests in 35 cities in 14 countries demanded international response to efforts by THIS group to secede from the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The moves violate the 1995 Dayton Accords, which stopped conflict in the Balkans that drew NATO combat responses. (WACA WWNU)

 

Bosnian Serbs
Bosnian Croats
Bosnian Muslims
Bosnian Christians

Former Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is said to be talking with prosecuters about a plea deal in the corruption case being brought. The deal may push him from his long-standing leadership of THIS Israeli political party. (#WACquiz)

Labor
Likud
Blue and White
Shas
WHO said this, "I am extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to dismiss my application for judicial review of the Minister's decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open." (#WACquiz)
Novak Djokavic
Nikola Jokić
Luka Modrić
Nikola Tesla
The British group that plans to use this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Queens Elizabeth’s rule, to end the monarchy is know as THIS. (#WACquiz)
Republicans
Anti-monarchists
Democrats
Anarchists
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