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World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – October 25-31, 2021

The world will come together to fight climate change at a UN sponsored conference, dubbed COP26, starting Sunday in THIS city. (#WACquiz)

Pittsburgh
Milan
Glasgow
Kuala Lumpur

The world is NOT on target to reach the Paris climate conference goal of limiting global warming by THIS amount compared to pre-industrial levels, by mid-century. (#WACquiz)

.5 C
1.5 C
2.0 C
3.0 C

A senior Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada for his safety has charged that THIS heir to the Saudi throne boasted about a way to kill King Abdullah in 2014 to clear the way for his father to become ruler of the Kingdom. THIS prince, who the U.S. Intelligence Community said was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has denied the report. (#WACquiz)

Mohammed bin Nayef
Salman bin Abdulaziz
Abdulaziz al Saud
Mohammed bin Salman

On Wednesday Bangladeshis observed three festivals of faith amid communal tension across the country.  THESE three faiths were observed? (#WACquiz)

Christianity, Hinduism, and Judaism
Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism
Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism
Hinduism, Christianity, and Catholicism

The first domestically produced space rocket was launched this week from THIS Asian nation. President Moon Jae-in described it as an “excellent accomplishment.” (#WACquiz)

South Korea
North Korea
Singapore
Japan

Scientists can tell it’s THIS gas trapping the Sun’s energy in the atmosphere. Satellites show less heat from the Earth escaping into space at precisely the wavelengths at which THIS gas absorbs radiated energy, according to the BBC. (#WACquiz)

CO2
H2O
SO2
H2S

The Brazilian Senate released a damning report accusing THIS President of crimes against humanity for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. It said his approach was “macabre” and a “crime against public health,” over his organizing large rallies of supporters and his criticism of scientists. (#WACquiz)

 

Jair Bolsonaro
Chico Mendes
Juan Manuel Santos
Lulu da Silva

Elections in Iraq gave THIS powerful Shiite cleric’s party the largest bloc in Parliament and left him as the broker deciding on the next Prime Minister. He formed the Mahdi Army in 2003 to fight the American occupation in Baghad but now may be welcome by Washington for his opposition to Iranian influence. (WACA WWNU)

Mustafa al-Kadhimi
Muqtada al-Sadr
Adil Abdul-Mahdi
Nouri al-Maliki

The Turkish President declared the U.S. Ambassador and nine other Western ambassadors “persona non grata” on Saturday after a letter was disseminated calling for the release from prison of a prominent civil society activist. THIS strongman’s verbal attack is consistent with his past frosty relationship with his NATO and Western allies. (#WACquiz)

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Abdullah Gul
Turgut Ozal
A civilian-military government that was in place since the 2019 ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashar was overthrown by a military coup in THIS capital of Sudan. The coup was led by Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan who said political infighting led to his action. (#WACquiz)
Nyala
Cairo
Khartoum
Giza
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