World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – May 30-June 5, 2022
President Biden met with the other leaders of the “Quad” while in Tokyo. The alliance, which consists of these countries EXCEPT this one, works to confront China’s regional expansion.
The “Elizabeth” line of the Underground, or Tube, in THIS city opened after 13 years of construction and a budget that ballooned to over $22 billion. The 62-mile east-west line will increase the city’s Tube capacity by 10 percent.
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights completed a visit to THIS region of China but offered limited criticism of China’s treatment of the Uyghur population there. She said the visit was not an invstigation but she had raised questions about Chinese “counterterrorism and de-radicalization measures.” Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department said in a statement, “We are concerned the conditions Beijing authorities imposed on the visit did not enable a complete and independent assessment of the human rights environment in the PRC.”
Dozens of African migrants died when the boat they rode from Tunisia to Europe sank in THIS body of water.
The President of Ukraine, THIS former comedian, visited the front battle line in Kharkiv to tour the city’s destruction and present medals to Ukrainian troops.
The government of THIS West African nation said it will prosecute Yahya Jammeh, who ruled for 22 years, for atrocities – killings, rape and torture. Bringing him to justice may be difficult as he has moved to Equatorial Guinea and enjoys support in his homeland.
Jews and Arabs clashed at THIS mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, as Israeli citizens marched with flags through the Old City’s Muslim quarter and the mosque esplanade.