Latin America
Europe
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East/Central Asia
East Asia
100

Which country in Latin America has consistently had the highest numbers of COVID infections and deaths throughout the pandemic?

a. Brazil

b. Venezuela

c. Honduras

d. Cuba

a. Brazil

100

"Brexit" refers to which country that officially left the European Union in 2020?

a. Bulgaria

b. Belarus

c. Czech Republic

d. United Kingdom

d. United Kingdom

100

The southernmost country in Africa alarmed the world when it reported that a variant of the COVID virus had appeared within its borders. Which country was it?

a. South Sudan

b. Eritrea

c. Burundi

d. South Africa

d. South Africa

100

The assassination of General Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike prompted a severe response from which country in early 2020 and sparked fears of world conflict?

a. Iran

b. Bahrain

c. Jordan

d. Yemen

a. Iran

100

Before the pandemic, Japan was set to hold which major world event during the summer of 2020?

a. FIFA World Cup

b. Summer Olympics

c. World Science Expo

d. UN Summit

b. Summer Olympics

200

The economy of which South American country has seen continued hyper-inflation under its oppressive government led by Nicolas Maduro.

a. Colombia

b. Guatemala

c. Venezuela

d. Chile

c. Venezuela

200

The UEFA Champions League final (soccer) is one of the most watched sporting events in Europe. The champions, Bayern Munchen, hail from which country?

a. France

b. Germany

c. Italy

d. Netherlands

b. Germany

200

In 2020, Africa saw giant swarms of which animal descend on their crops and land?

a. Vultures

b. Bees

c. Ants

d. Locusts

d. Locusts

200
What catastrophic event occurred in the port city of Beirut, Lebanon that caused citizens to protest the government?

a. An extreme explosion caused by the improper storage of explosives, killed 154 and wounded thousands

b. A terrorist cell linked to ISIS was allowed to form in Beirut

c. Government Police fired live rounds into a protest injuring 54 and killing 5

d. Immigrants were barred from entering Beirut indefinitely, which caused the separation of families

a. An extreme explosion caused by the improper storage of explosives, killed 154 and wounded thousands

200

Which "sort-of" country saw continued pro-democracy protests against the People's Republic of China throughout 2020?

a. Hong Kong

b. Macau

c. Okinawa

d. Tibet

a. Hong Kong

300

Which Latin American countries, despite the pandemic, have placed no travel restrictions on Americans wishing to visit their country?

a. Venezuela and Uruguay

b. Cuba and Peru

c. Suriname and Chile

d. Mexico and Brazil

d. Mexico and Brazil

300

Which northern European country has famously avoided using a lock down throughout the entire pandemic?

a. Austria

b. Denmark

c. Serbia

d. Sweden

d. Sweden

300

The most populous country in Africa saw protests in late 2020 against police brutality and unlawful arrests. Which country was it?

a. Egypt

b. Ghana

c. Nigeria

d. Rwanda


c. Nigeria

300

Which country has seen a continued civil war between Houthi rebels and government forces (and influenced by Iran and Saudi Arabia)?

a. Qatar

b. Israel

c. Syria

d. Yemen


d. Yemen

300

The Coronavirus is believed to have started in China. Which city in China has been cited as the source of the virus?

a. Chengdu

b. Shenzen

c. Wuhan

d. Beijing

C. Wuhan

400

The Brazilian President has made the news for a variety of controversial opinions (one being is open resistance to lock downs during the pandemic). Who is he?

a. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

b. David Luiz

c. Bernardo Silva

d. Jair Bolsonaro

d. Jair Bolsonaro

400

Which country has seen severe political unrest as the government as moved to further restrict access to abortions?

a. France

b. North Macedonia

c. Romania

d. Poland

d. Poland

400

What real countries does the fictional country of Wakanda border in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

a. South Africa and Botswana

b. Senegal and the Gambia

c. Kenya and Uganda

d. Rwanda and Burundi

c. Kenya and Uganda

400

Which countries erupted into armed conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory in late 2020?

a. Turkey and Russia

b. Armenia and Azerbaijan

c. Iran and Saudi Arabia

d. Afghanistan and Pakistan

b. Armenia and Azerbaijan

400

Myanmar has had a tumultuous 2020-2021 as their government has been taken over by the military and their former leader has been forcefully removed from office. What is their removed leaders name?

a. Aung San Suu Kyi

b. Xi Jinping

c. Nay Pyi Taw

d. Prayut Chan-o-cha

a. Aung San Suu Kyi

500

An orchestra from which country was stranded in a German castle for over 70 days during the pandemic?

a. Bolivia

b. Chile

c. Argentina

d. Nicaragua

a. Bolivia

500

Maia Sandu became Moldova's first woman president in 2020. What was a major source of criticism against her during the election?

a. She was a known ally to Vladimir Putin

b. She is a member of the LGBTQ community

c. She was seen as too conservative

d. She wasn't married

d. She wasn't married

500

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which African country saw a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in July of 2020?

a. Democratic Republic of the Congo

b. Gabon

c. Kenya

d. Chad

a. Democratic Republic of the Congo

500

Which Arab country shocked the Middle East by normalizing ties with Israel in exchange for the U.S.'s recognition of its claims to the Western Sahara?

a. Morocco

b. Egypt

c. Libya

d. Saudi Arabia

a. Morocco

500

Throughout 2020, Pakistan, India, and China continually bickered and fought over claims to which territory?

a. Tibet

b. Xinjiang

c. Rajasthan

d. Kashmir

d. Kashmir

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