World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Monday Current Event Trivia

28 Sep 2020 1:28 PM | Anonymous

In honor of our Keynote speaker, Ambassador Doug Lute, former United States Permanent Representative to NATO, we have some NATO and other current event trivia to keep you busy on this rainy Monday afternoon. See how smart you and your friends are!  Answers are at the bottom, but no peeking!

1) Who is the current US Representative to NATO?

 A) Victoria Nuland    B) Kelly Craft    C) Kay Bailey Hutchison    D) Bruce Heyman                       

2) Who is the Secretary General of NATO?

   A) Jens Stoltenberg        B) David Maria Sassoli      C) Ursula von der Leyen   D) Rishi Sunak

3) What country is NOT a member of NATO?

  A) Albania      B) Portugal     C) Turkey       D) Sweden

4) The Chinese owner of TikTok chose_________ to be the app’s technical partner for US operations.

A)   Google B) IBM C) Microsoft  D) Oracle

5) What Kremlin backed group has started a new disinformation campaign, just as it did in 2016?       

A) Anonymous B) Fifty Cent Party C) Internet Research Agency               D) Internet Information, Inc.      

6) The normalization agreements recently signed by Bahrain, Israel and United Arab Emirates at the White House are officially known as the __________?   

A) Solomon Accords C) Ishmael Accords   D) Moses Accords   4) Abraham Accords               

7) Which world leader issued a pardon for Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine convicted of the 2014 killing of a transgender woman?

A) Nicolas Maduro   B) Imran Khan C) Rodrigo Duterte D) Recep Tayyip Erdogan                       

8) China’s leader, Xi Jinping, surprised many by pledging that China would meet which environmental goal by 2060?

A) achieve carbon neutrality B) improve air quality by 75%  C) eliminate the manufacture of plastics  D) reduce coal mining by 75%

Answers: 1)     C  2) A  3) D  4) D  5) C  6) D  7) C  8)A

Sources:  1.  nato.int, 2.  nytimes.com, 3. slate.com



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