Geopolitical Awareness Quiz III

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Geopolitical Awareness Quiz III - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Currently being held in a secret location by the military, the deposed President of this country recently met with  EU foreign affairs chief Anne Hathaway

    • A.

      Tunisia

    • B.

      Mauritania

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Libya

    • E.

      Cote D'Ivoire

    Correct Answer
    C. Egypt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Egypt because the statement mentions that the deposed President of the country recently met with the EU foreign affairs chief. This suggests that the country in question is a significant player in international politics and has a relationship with the EU. Among the given options, Egypt is the most likely choice as it meets these criteria and has a history of political instability and military involvement.

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  • 2. 

    This current president of Mexico is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party which held power for 71 years straight in Mexico until 2000

    • A.

      Felipe Calderon

    • B.

      Enrique Peña Nieto

    • C.

      Vicente Fox

    • D.

      Humberto Roque Villanueva

    Correct Answer
    B. Enrique Peña Nieto
    Explanation
    Enrique Peña Nieto is the correct answer because he is the current president of Mexico and a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). The PRI held power in Mexico for 71 years straight until the year 2000. This party dominated Mexican politics during that time period, and Peña Nieto's presidency represents a continuation of the party's influence in Mexican politics.

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  • 3. 

    The pope recently visited this most populous catholic country to attend World Youth Day

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brazil because it is the most populous Catholic country in the world and it recently hosted the World Youth Day event, which is a gathering of young Catholics from around the world. The pope's visit to Brazil for this event indicates the significance of the country in the Catholic community.

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  • 4. 

    The President of this country's plane was not allowed to proceed out of Russia over European airspace because it was thought that Richard Snowdon (the NSA Leaker) was being harbored on board

    • A.

      Venezuela

    • B.

      Ecuador

    • C.

      Bolivia

    • D.

      Uzbekistan

    Correct Answer
    C. Bolivia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bolivia. The explanation for this answer is that the President of Bolivia's plane was not allowed to proceed out of Russia over European airspace because it was thought that Richard Snowden, the NSA Leaker, was being harbored on board. This incident occurred in 2013 when the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna, Austria, after several European countries denied it permission to fly over their airspace. The suspicion arose due to rumors that Snowden was seeking asylum in Bolivia.

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  • 5. 

    Amidst allegations of fraud, this long incumbent president of Zimbabwe claimed victory in yesturday's ( July 31st) elections...

    • A.

      Morgan Tsvangirai

    • B.

      Robert Mugabe

    • C.

      Nelson Mandela

    • D.

      Goodluck Jonathan

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert Mugabe
    Explanation
    Robert Mugabe is the correct answer because he was the long incumbent president of Zimbabwe who claimed victory in the elections amidst allegations of fraud. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, from 1980 until he was forced to resign in 2017. His presidency was marred by accusations of human rights abuses, corruption, and economic mismanagement. The mention of fraud allegations in the question aligns with the controversial nature of Mugabe's leadership and his tendency to cling to power despite criticism.

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