1. Amid massive waves of cruise missile and drone attacks, most downed by air defense systems, Ukraine is proposing major sanctions against THIS nation which has been supplying drones to Moscow. It also acts as an arms supplier to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
C. North Korea
Correct Response: A. Iran
2. Strongman President Recep Tayip Erdogan won reelection to a third term in a contest called “free but unfair” by critics in Turkey, a country that is a member of all of these organizations except THIS one.
Correct Response: B. EU
3. The summit of THIS, the world’s largest mountain, was first reached 70 years ago this week by Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay.
Correct Response: C. Everest
4. Belarus has received tactical nuclear weapons from Russia according to THIS president who said that any nation willing to “join the Union State of Russia and Belarus” would likewise receive nuclear weapons.
A. Alexander Lukashenko
B. Katalin Novák
C. Klaus Iohannis
D. Sergei Sidorsky
Correct Response: A. Alexander Lukashenko
5. Fugitive Fulgence Kayishema was arrested in South Africa after 20 years on the run. Kayishema faces charges stemming from the 1994 genocide of members of the Tutsi tribe in THIS country.
C. Democratic Republic of the Congo
Correct Answer: A. Rwanda
6. Tens of thousands of people from across Serbia and neighboring Kosovo, Montenegro, and Bosnia rallied in THIS capital in a show of support for President Aleksander Vuvic following major anti-government protests over two mass shootings that killed 18 people earlier this month.
Correct Response: A. Belgrade
7. European regulators fined THIS social media parent company a record $1.3 billion for sending users' info to the United States. The ruling pressures Washington to complete a deal allowing multinational companies to continue forwarding data stateside.
Correct Response: D. Meta
8. German police raided 15 properties belonging to THIS climate advocacy group's members over allegations its activists are part of a criminal organization. The raids come days after Chancellor Olaf Scholz called the members’ tactics, gluing themselves onto busy intersections and famous paintings, "nutty."
A. The Green Revolution
B. The Last Generation
C. Extinction Rebellion
D. Sunrise Movement
Correct Response: B. The Last Generation
9. Phones of members of Mexican President Obrador’s inner circle, including human rights official Alejandro Encinas, were bugged with THIS software. The software, which can be covertly installed on a phone, was first developed by an Israeli cyber group and has notoriously been used for surveillance of anti-regime activists, journalists, and political leaders.
A. Pegasus spyware
B. Norton spyware
C. Huntbar spyware
D. Onavo spyware
Correct Answer: A. Pegasus spyware
10. Short-haul commercial flights, less than 2.5 hours, to locations served by passenger trains have been banned in THIS country. The ban is an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a country known for its high-speed rail service like the “Train à grande vitesse” (TGV).
Correct Answer- D. France