Special Sub-Topic: Around the World in 10 Questions
|What is the Muslim adjunct to the Red Cross?|
The Red Crescent. The Red Cross idea was born during the Battle of Solferino, fought between France and Austria in Northern Italy in 1859. The International Red Cross was founded in 1919 in Paris following the WWI. The War had shown a need for close cooperation between Red Cross Societies.
|Where did the first ever Amnesty International mission go?|
Ghana. Amnesty International's first mission was to Ghana in January, 1962. In February they went to Czechoslovakia, and then to Poland and East Germany.
|Which of the following countries is not a member of the European Union?|
Turkey. Turkey is already a member of NATO and has a status of an EU candidate country.
|Which of the following is not a member of NATO?|
Ukraine. The Ukraine is not one of the 19 member countries. However, they are one of the 46 member countries of the Partnership Council. Poland, along with Czech Republic and Hungary, joined in 1999. Iceland is the only NATO member which doesn't have its own army.
|What city is regarded as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World?|
Venice, Florida. Sharks' teeth are so common in the area that the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Sharks' Tooth and Seafood festival.
|Las Vegas calls itself the _____ capital of the world.|
entertainment. With casinos, gambling, bright lights, live performances, showgirls and much more, it makes sense to use a generic term and call itself The Entertainment Capital of the World!
|Which country annexed the West Bank in 1950, an act not universally recognised?|
Jordan. The annexation of the West Bank, which more than doubled Jordan's population, came about after talks with Israel which petered out in March 1950. The arrangement didn't last long, though. There were intense rivalries between the Arab states and their leaders. In addition, Arab militants in Palestine refused to accept Jordanian rule and in 1964 founded the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
|What Australian town is known as the Opal Capital of the World?|
Coober Pedy. Coober Pedy is an opal mining town in the harsh outback of South Australia. It is estimated that 70 percent of the world's opals are mined in the opal fields of the area.
|Following the end of World War II, control over Berlin was divided between how many countries?|
Four. Berlin was actually divided between Russia, the US, the UK and France after WWII.
|Which of the following countries was not neutral at the beginning of the World War I?|
Australia. Switzerland prides herself on her neutrality. At the beginning of WWI, President Wilson declared the US to be neutral. Though Italy had a treaty of alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, it found a 'let-out' clause, and in 1915 declared war on Austria-Hungary. As for Australia, Britain declared war in 1914 on behalf of the entire British Empire, including countries with dominion status.
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