Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, complained when conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked him a "gotcha" question earlier this month about Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general who heads the Islamic Republic's elite, shadowy Quds Force. Trump proceeded to talk about Kurds, much to the media's general amusement.
So here's a chance for a do-over.
WorldViews presents this world knowledge challenge to Trump and anyone else who wants to take charge of the planet's sole superpower. The rest of you can play along, too.
So, let's get this out of the way. Who here is Qassem Soleimani?
Who/what are the Kurds?
Who is the supposed leader of the Islamic State, a jihadist organization based in Syria and Iraq?
According to the UN, the world’s most populous country in 2022 will be…
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/CAMERON-AID; Susana Vera, Susana Vera
This is David Cameron. Who is he?
Which nation is the U.S.’s single biggest trading partner?
This foreign nation "recognized" the independence of the United States in 1777, before any other country. Which one was it?
AUSTRIA-WEATHER/; Dominic Ebenbichler, Dominic Ebenbichler
What’s the official language of Austria?
Which of these is not actually a country?
; Kari Lydersen
How big, roughly, is the continent of Africa?
The Lebanese militant organization, Hezbollah, is associated with which sect of Islam?
Which of these islands is not U.S. territory?
This is the flag of which country?
Which of these countries has its own nuclear weapon arsenal?
NATO flag; Istockphoto
Which country is not a member of NATO, a Western military alliance?
After the U.S., which NATO member has the largest army?
On its own, U.S. defense spending is believed to be greater than the combined budgets of the next how many top spending governments?
Which of these countries is the U.S. not bound by treaty to defend?
Which of these countries did U.S. troops never invade?
What do Islam Karimov, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Yoweri Museveni, and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have in common?
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