Geopolitical Awareness Quiz II

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Geopolitical Awareness Quiz II - Quiz

Here's the second installment in our Geopolitical awareness series. The winner is the participant with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time. This is due by 2359 EST on 29 May. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A former bus driver and labor leader, this current president of  Venezuela is the hand picked succesor of Hugo Chavez

    • A.

      Evo Morales

    • B.

      Raoul Cisneros

    • C.

      Nicholas Maduro

    • D.

      Alejandro Junco de la Vega

    Correct Answer
    C. Nicholas Maduro
    Explanation
    Nicholas Maduro is the correct answer because he is the current president of Venezuela and was handpicked by Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela. Maduro was a former bus driver and labor leader before entering politics.

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  • 2. 

     Known as an off shore banking destination, this Island nation and mythical birthplace of the Godess Aphrodite is the latest recipient of an European Union bailout.

    • A.

      Malta

    • B.

      Sardinia

    • C.

      Corsica

    • D.

      Cyprus

    • E.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    D. Cyprus
    Explanation
    Cyprus is known as an offshore banking destination and is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite. Recently, it received a bailout from the European Union.

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  • 3. 

    Bangladesh was recently in the news for a factory collapse that killed more than 1100 people.  Before 1971 this country used to be known as ...

    • A.

      Balochistan

    • B.

      Rhodesia

    • C.

      East Pakistan

    • D.

      The Hindu Kush

    Correct Answer
    C. East Pakistan
    Explanation
    Before 1971, Bangladesh used to be known as East Pakistan. The factory collapse incident mentioned in the question refers to the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, which resulted in the death of more than 1100 people. This tragic event drew international attention to the poor working conditions and safety standards in the country's garment industry. The mention of Bangladesh being in the news for the factory collapse helps establish the context for the correct answer, East Pakistan.

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  • 4. 

    The South American Common market, made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Bolivia and headquartered in Montevideo is commonly known as...

    • A.

      Mercosur

    • B.

      Communidad de Naciones con Gran Balcones

    • C.

      Trianfosur

    • D.

      Chimichurri

    Correct Answer
    A. Mercosur
    Explanation
    Mercosur is the correct answer because it is the acronym for the South American Common Market. It is an economic and political agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Bolivia. The headquarters of Mercosur is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. The organization aims to promote free trade and economic integration among its member countries.

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  • 5. 

    This most populous country in Africa has large proven oil reserves ...

    • A.

      Ethiopia

    • B.

      Botswana

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Niger

    Correct Answer
    C. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Nigeria is the correct answer because it is the most populous country in Africa and also has large proven oil reserves. Nigeria is known for its significant oil production, which has contributed to its economic growth and development. The country has been a major player in the global oil industry, with oil accounting for a significant portion of its export earnings and government revenue.

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