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2012-2013BOARD OF DIRECTORSTHANKYOU!
Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
OUR HOST: Larry Sprinkle Forecaster, WCNCMayor’s Award for VolunteerismRecipientWorld Traveler
Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
Ardrey Kell High SchoolCannon SchoolCato Middle College HighSchoolCharlotte Catholic SchoolCharlotte Christian SchoolCharl...
Alliance Francaise de CharlotteAREVAAWQ Coaches 1AWQ Coaches 2AWQ Coaches 3BAE SystemsBritish American School of Charlotte...
Your support forinternationaleducation allows thecouncil to continuebeing leaders inglobal thinking in theQueen City!
EDUCATION SPONSORS
Envoy Sponsors
DIPLOMAT SPONSORSSTUDENT TABLE SPONSORSWalker and AssociatesInternational Teacher Exchange Services(for Marie G. Davis, Gl...
A special thank you to allof our volunteers!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN… Assign a team member to be a Scribe for recordingyour team’s answers. Check your team packets. Academi...
 For fill-in-the blank questions,judges will follow the “closeenough” rule For personal names, last namesare OK For cou...
 Any team with a serious concern about an answerto a question may present their argument in writingto the Judges Committe...
 Any team found using an atlas,dictionary, almanac, tabletcomputer, PDA, cell phone,wireless device, or any othermeans of...
 During the competition, please avoidstanding and blocking the view ofparticipants at other tables. If you needto move cl...
Warm-up Round
Q1. Which country allowed itswomen athletes to compete in the2012 Olympics for the first time inits history?A. YemenB. Oma...
Q1. Which country allowed itswomen athletes to compete in the2012 Olympics for the first time inits history?A. YemenB. Oma...
Q2. “Daal” is a popular Indiandish. What is the key ingredientused to make it?A. EggplantB. LentilsC. CornD. Carrots
Q2. “Daal” is a popular Indiandish. What is the key ingredientused to make it?A. EggplantB. LentilsC. CornD. Carrots
Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
ROUND 1:Great Decisions2012*Only for AWQ participants
Q1. During the Arab Spring in2011, three dictatorial regimes inthe Arab world were toppled. Allof the following autocrats ...
Q2. During the Arab Spring, youngpeople often led mass demonstrationsdemanding freedom from tyranny.According to GD 2012, ...
Q3. According to GD 2012, whatis the MOST CONVENTIONALway for states to influence otherstates?A. SanctionsB. Humanitarian ...
Q4. According to GD 2012, all of thefollowing factors have impeded MexicanPresident Felipe Calderon’s war on drugsEXCEPT:A...
Q5. Great Decisions 2012 identifies6 countries where internet filtering(censorship and content restriction)by the governme...
Q6. According to GD 2012, which of thefollowing was a widely held assumptionin the early history of the Internet?A. The In...
Q7. In recent years, peshmerga forcesand Iraqi army units have almost cometo blows several times as they try toinfluence d...
Q8. Which international marine researchorganization was established in the early20th century as a result of developingmari...
Q9. In spite of its problems, Indonesia isexperiencing sound economic growthand political stability. All of thefollowing a...
Q10. According GD 2012, which of thefollowing could be a consequence ifworld oil prices drop significantly?A. Production i...
ROUND 2: Flags of the World
Q1. Identify this flag
Q2. Identify this flag
Q3. This flag has a whitefield with a large red diskrepresenting the sunwithout rays in the center.Identify this flag:
Q4. Identify this flag
Q5. Identify this flag
Q6. This flag has three horizontalbans – red on the top and bottomand white in the middle. The cedartree, centered in the ...
Q7. Identify this flag
Q8. Identify this flag
Q9. Identify this flag
Q10. This flag has threehorizontal bands of equalwidth: black (top), red(middle), yellow (bottom)Identify this flag:
Round 3:Geography of Australia
Q1. FILL IN THE BLANK:_____________ is the capital ofAustralia.
Q2. What type of biome isrepresented by orange on thismap of Australia?A. MangrovesB. DesertC. GrasslandD. Taiga
Q3. FILL IN THE BLANKS: Australia has 6states and 2 mainland territories. Identifythe 6 STATES on the following map:ABCDFE
Q4. All of the following animalsare native to Australia EXCEPT:A. Koala BearsB. PlatypusC. Cane ToadD. Emu
Q5. What is the name of theLONGEST river in AustraliaA. Snowy RiverB. River MurrayC. Murrumbidgee RiverD. Fitzroy River
Q6. Which mountain range,running from Cape York in thenorth to Western Victoria in thesouth, divides the eastern coastof A...
Q7. Lake Eyre, the largest lake inAustralia by area, has filled three timesin the last century. All of the followingfacts ...
Q8. Which of the following is TRUEabout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)?A. It’s the 2nd largest structure in theworld created...
Q9. What is the HIGHEST pointin Australia?A. Bald RockB. UluruC. Mount AugustusD. Mount Kosciuszko
Q10. Identify whether thesestatements are TRUE or FALSE.A. About 81 percentof Australia iscommonly knownas the OutbackB. Q...
ROUND 4:History of Italy
Q1. Which of the following bestdescribes the political system inAncient Rome?A. RepublicB. OligarchyC. MonarchyD. Theocracy
Q2. Which Italian city wasdevastated by the eruption ofMount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., leavingit covered in ash and abandonedfo...
Q3. As a dictator, Julius Caesarlaid the foundation for the RomanEmpire. Who was appointed firstemperor of Rome?A. Marc An...
Q4. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Renaissance?A. A movement towards secularismB. A movement that underm...
Q5. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Wars (1494-1559)?A. Regional wars for the control overthe Italian pen...
Q6. When did Italy become anation-state, unifying the regionalstates of the peninsula withSardinia and Sicily under KingVi...
Q7. Signed in 1915, the Treaty of Londonwas a secret pact between the TripleEntente and Italy. In exchange forsignificant ...
Q8. What is the name given to thealliance between Italy, Germany,and Japan during World War II?A. Allied PowersB. Axis Pow...
Q9. The Lateran Treaty was a series ofagreements made between the Italian stateand the Catholic Church in 1929. Whichagree...
Q10. FILL IN THE BLANK: Identify thisItalian political figure based on thefollowing statements:• Worked as a journalist in...
15-Minute Break10 MinuteBreakTime to bidon thesilentauctionbeforethe breakends!
Listen-Up!Answers for Rounds 1-4are coming up….
ANSWERSROUND 1:Great Decisions 2012*only for AWQ participants
Q1. During the Arab Spring in2011, three dictatorial regimes inthe Arab world were toppled. Allof the following autocrats ...
Q2. During the Arab Spring, youngpeople often led the massdemonstrations demanding freedomfrom tyranny. According to Great...
Q3. According to Great Decisions2012, What is the MOSTCONVENTIONAL way for statesto influence other states?A. SanctionsB. ...
Q4. According to GD 2012, all of thefollowing factors have impeded MexicanPresident Felipe Calderon’s war on drugsEXCEPT:A...
Q5. Great Decisions 2012 identifies6 countries where internet filtering(censorship and content restriction)by the governme...
Q6. According to GD 2012, which of thefollowing was a widely held assumption inthe early history of the Internet?A. The In...
Q7. In recent years, peshmerga forcesand Iraqi army units have almost cometo blows several times as they try toinfluence d...
Q8. Which international marine researchorganization was established in the early20th century as a result of developingmari...
Q9. In spite of its problems, Indonesia isexperiencing sound economic growthand political stability. All of thefollowing a...
Q10. According to Great Decisions 2012,which of the following could be aconsequence if world oil prices dropsignificantly?...
ANSWERSRound 2: Flags of theWorld
Q1. Identify this flag: BRAZIL
Q2. Identify this flag: ISRAEL
Q3. This flag has a white fieldwith a large red diskrepresenting the sun withoutrays in the center. Identifythis flag: JAPAN
Q4. Identify this flag: GEORGIA
Q5. Identify this flag: ZIMBABWE
Q6. This flag has three horizontalbans – red on the top and bottomand white in the middle. Thecedar tree, centered in the ...
Q7. Identify this flag: SRI LANKA
Q8. Identify this flag: TOGO
Q9. Identify this flag: FIJI
Q10. This flag has threehorizontal bands of equalwidth: black (top), red(middle), yellow (bottom)Identify this flag: GERMANY
Round 3:Geography of AustraliaANSWERS
Q1. FILL IN THE BLANK:CANBERRA is the capital ofAustralia.
Q2. What type of biome isrepresented by orange on thismap of AustraliaA. MangrovesB. DesertC. GrasslandD. Taiga
Q3. Australia has 6 states and 2 mainlandterritories. Identify the 6 STATES on thefollowing map:ABCDFEA. Western Australia...
Q4. All of the following animalsare native to Australia EXCEPT:A. Koala BearsB. PlatypusC. Cane ToadD. Emu
Q5. What is the name of theLONGEST river in AustraliaA. Snowy RiverB. River MurrayC. Murrumbidgee RiverD. Fitzroy River
Q6. Which mountain range,running from Cape York in thenorth to Western Victoria in thesouth, divides the eastern coastof A...
Q7. Lake Eyre, the largest lake inAustralia by area, has filled three timesin the last century. All of the followingfacts ...
Q8. Which of the following is TRUEabout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)?A. It’s the 2nd largest structure in theworld created...
Q9. What is the HIGHEST pointin Australia?A. Bald RockB. UluruC. Mount AugustusD. Mount Kosciuszko
Q10. Identify whether thesestatements are TRUE or FALSE.A. About 81 percent ofAustralia is commonlyknown as the Outback(TR...
Round 4:History of ItalyANSWERS
Q1. Which of the following bestdescribes the political system inAncient Rome?A. RepublicB. OligarchyC. MonarchyD. Theocracy
Q2. Which Italian city wasdevastated by the eruption ofMount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., leavingit covered in ash and abandonedfo...
Q3. As a dictator, Julius Caesarlaid the foundation for the RomanEmpire. Who was appointed firstemperor of Rome?A. Marc An...
Q4. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Renaissance?A. A movement towards secularismB. A movement that underm...
Q5. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Wars (1494-1559)?A. Regional wars for the control overthe Italian pen...
Q6. When did Italy become anation-state, unifying the regionalstates of the peninsula withSardinia and Sicily under KingVi...
Q7. Signed in 1915, the Treaty of Londonwas a secret pact between the TripleEntente and Italy. In exchange forsignificant ...
Q8. What is the name given to thealliance between Italy, Germany,and Japan during World War II?A. Allied PowersB. Axis Pow...
Q9. The Lateran Treaty was a series ofagreements made between the Italian stateand the Catholic Church in 1929. Which ofag...
Q10. FILL IN THE BLANK: Identify thisItalian political figure:BENITO MUSSOLINI• Worked as a journalist in the socialistpre...
Q1. When did the Cuban MissileCrisis occur?A. November 1961B. April 1961C. October 1962D. June 1963
Q2. Which April 1961 event caused Cubato seek Soviet military assistance indefending itself against future U.S.attempts to...
Q3. What triggered the CubanMissile Crisis?A. Soviet reconnaissance onAmerican military basesB. Placement of Soviet Missil...
Q4. What was the name of the groupthat advised President Kennedyduring the Cuban Missile Crisis?A. Joint Chiefs of StaffB....
Q5. How long did the Cuban MissileCrisis last?A. 18 monthsB. 3 weeksC. 1 yearD. 13 days
Q6. What prompted the USSR to placeintermediate-range missiles in Cuba?A. Cuba requested Soviet assistance toprotect itsel...
Q7. During his televised address on October22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy revealedto the world the presence of Soviet...
Q8. On October 27, a Soviet supplied missileshot down an American U-2 spy plane, killingMajor Rudolph Anderson, the pilot....
Q9. How did the Cuban Missile CrisisOFFICIALLY end?A. The United States agreed to remove itsmissiles from West GermanyB. T...
Q10. All of the following actions improvedrelations between the U.S. and the USSRafter the Cuban Missile Crisis EXCEPT:A. ...
A. Mohammad MorsiB. Abdel Moneim AbolfotohC. Ahmed ShafiqD. Hamdeem SabahiQ1. Sixteen months after Hosni Mubarak wasousted...
A. Union for a Popular MovementB. Republican PartyC. Independent Workers’ PartyD. Socialist PartyQ2. Which French politica...
Q3. Which recently re-elected Latin-American president promised to be a“better president” during his 4th term?A. Felipé Ca...
Q4. How many electoral votes areREQUIRED to elect a president inthe United States?A. 270B. 538C. 435D. 100
Q5. In February 2012, Yemen held asuccessful presidential election. Whatmade the election unique?A. Only one candidate was...
Q6. Vladimir Putin was elected as president ofRussia in March 2012. Which of the following isTRUE of Putin’s election camp...
Q7. Which country elected a formerpolitical prisoner and Nobel Peace Prizerecipient to its parliament in April 2012,demons...
Q8. Greece held parliamentary elections in earlyMay 2012. Why was Greece forced to hold asecond election six weeks later?A...
Q9. In July 2012, Libya held its firstelections since the overthrow of militarydictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The NationalForc...
Q10. In September 2012, the Netherlands re-elected incumbent president Mark Rutte.Which of the following MOST ACCURATELYde...
Q1. MATCHING: Match each of thefollowing countries/regions with theappropriate dish.1. Brazil2. Hungary3. Polynesia4. Medi...
Q2. Pho, a hot noodle soup brimming withvegetables and meat, is a popular dish inVietnam. When is it usually eaten?A. Midn...
Q3. Which of the following delicacies,made out of duck or goose liver, isbanned in Turkey, the EU, Israel andsome parts of...
Q4. Which coastal city in France ishome to the famous fish-based soupknown as bouillabaisse ?A. MontpellierB. MarseilleC. ...
Q5: Chocolate is made from the seeds ofthe cacao tree. All of the following factsabout chocolate are true EXCEPT:A. Chocol...
Q6. Jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys areexamples of Cajun/Creole cuisine from:A. BostonB. MontrealC. ChicagoD. New Orleans
Q7. The origin of paella can be tracedto Valencia, in southeastern Spain,where rice is extensively grown. Whowere the TRAD...
Q8. Which popular Peruvian andEcuadorian dish mainly consists ofthe freshest chunks of fish marinatedin lime or lemon juic...
Q9. Identify the following Asian dish:
Q10. Identify the following German dish(two words):
ROUND 8:Current Events
A. TripoliB. BenghaziC. CairoD. AlexandriaQ1. U.S. Ambassador ChristopherStevens was killed in an attack on a U.S.Consulat...
A. ChinaB. CanadaC. RussiaD. MontenegroQ2. After 19 years of negotiations,which country was grantedmembership to the World...
Q3. All of the following are true about therecent political conflict in Syria EXCEPT:A. Former UN Secretary General Kofi A...
Q4. Which online newspaper wasblocked in China after it publishedan article exposing the wealth ofPremier Wen Jibao?A. Huf...
Q5. Which country threatened to sueGoogle for failing to label a body ofwater on its southwestern border dueto a naming an...
Q6. All of the following reforms referencedbelow have moved the U.S. to restore fulldiplomatic relations with MyanmarEXCEP...
Q7. Which country CURRENTLYholds the presidency of theEuropean Union?A. CyprusB. DenmarkC. SloveniaD. Poland
Q8. Which of the following pieces ofequipment did physicists at theEuropean Council for Nuclear Researchuse to identify th...
Q9. In March 2012, the United Statessuspended food aid to North Koreafollowing:A. The death of Premier Kim Jong-IlB. The t...
Q10. Which Pakistani group did theUnited States formally designate as aterrorist organization in early 2012?A. Al-QaedaB. ...
ANSWERS
Q1. When did the Cuban MissileCrisis occur?A. November 1961B. April 1961C. October 1962D. June 1963
Q2. Which April 1961 event caused Cubato seek Soviet military assistance indefending itself against future U.S.attempts to...
Q3. What triggered the Cuban MissileCrisis?A. Soviet reconnaissance on Americanmilitary basesB. Placement of Soviet Missil...
Q4. What was the name of the groupthat advised President Kennedyduring the Cuban Missile Crisis?A. Joint Chiefs of StaffB....
Q5. How long did the Cuban MissileCrisis last?A. 18 monthsB. 3 weeksC. 1 yearD. 13 days
Q6. What prompted the USSR to placeintermediate-range missiles in Cuba?A. Cuba requested Soviet assistance toprotect itsel...
Q7. During his televised address on October22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy revealedto the world the presence of Soviet ...
Q8. On October 27, a Soviet supplied missileshot down an American U-2 spy plane, killingMajor Rudolph Anderson, the pilot....
Q9. How did the Cuban MissileCrisis OFFICIALLY end?A. The United States agreed to remove itsmissiles from West GermanyB. T...
Q10. All of the following actions improvedrelations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.after the Cuban Missile Crisis EXCEPT...
ANSWERS
A. Mohammad MorsiB. Abdel Moneim AbolfotohC. Ahmed ShafiqD. Hamdeem SabahiQ1. Sixteen months after Hosni Mubarak wasousted...
A. Union for a Popular MovementB. Republican PartyC. Independent Workers’ PartyD. Socialist PartyQ2. Which French politica...
Q3. Which recently re-elected Latin-American president promised to be a“better president” during his 4th term?A. Felipé Ca...
Q4. How many electoral votes areREQUIRED to elect a president inthe United States?A. 270B. 538C. 435D. 100
Q5. February 2012, Yemen held asuccessful presidential election. Whatmade the election unique?A. Only one candidate was on...
Q6. Vladimir Putin was elected as president ofRussia in March 2012. Which of the following isTRUE of Putin’s campaign for ...
Q7. Which country elected a formerpolitical prisoner and Nobel Peace Prizerecipient to its parliament in April 2012,demons...
Q8. Greece held parliamentary elections inearly May 2012. Why was Greece forced to holda second election six weeks later?A...
Q9. In July 2012, Libya held its firstelections since the overthrow of militarydictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The NationalForc...
Q10. In September 2012, the Netherlands re-elected incumbent president Mark Rutte.Which of the following MOST ACCURATELYde...
ANSWERS
Q1. MATCHING: Match the each of thefollowing countries/regions with theappropriate dish.1. Brazil – Feijoada (F)2. Hungary...
Q2. Pho, a hot noodle soup brimming withvegetables and meat, is a popular dish inVietnam. When is it usually eaten?A. Midn...
Q3. Which of the following delicacies,made out of duck or goose liver, isbanned in Turkey, the EU, Israel andsome parts of...
Q4. Which coastal city in France ishome to the famous fish-based soupknown as bouillabaisse ?A. MontpellierB. MarseilleC. ...
Q5: Chocolate is made from the seeds ofthe cacao tree. All of the following factsabout chocolate are true EXCEPT:A. Chocol...
Q6. Jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys areexamples of Cajun/Creole cuisine from:A. BostonB. MontrealC. ChicagoD. New Orleans
Q7. The origin of paella can be tracedto Valencia, in southeastern Spain,where rice is extensively grown. Whowere the trad...
Q8. Which popular Peruvian andEcuadorian dish mainly consists ofthe freshest chunks of fish marinatedin lime or lemon juic...
Q9. Identify the following Asian dish:SUSHI
Q10. Identify the following German dish(two words):BRATWURST & SAUERKRAUT
ROUND 8:Current Events
A. TripoliB. BenghaziC. CairoD. AlexandriaQ1. U.S. Ambassador ChristopherStevens was killed in an attack on a U.S.Consulat...
A. ChinaB. CanadaC. RussiaD. MontenegroQ2. After 19 years of negotiations,which country was grantedmembership to the World...
Q3. All of the following are true about therecent political conflict in Syria EXCEPT:A. Former UN Secretary General Kofi A...
Q4. Which online newspaper wasblocked in China after it publishedan article exposing the wealth ofPremier Wen Jibao?A. Huf...
Q5. Which country threatened to sueGoogle for failing to label a body ofwater on its southwestern border dueto a naming an...
Q6. All of the following reforms referencedbelow have moved the U.S. to restore fulldiplomatic relations with MyanmarEXCEP...
Q7. Which country CURRENTLYholds the presidency of theEuropean Union?A. CyprusB. DenmarkC. SloveniaD. Poland
Q8. Which of the following pieces ofequipment did physicists at theEuropean Council for Nuclear Researchuse to identify th...
Q9. In March 2012, the United Statessuspended food aid to North Koreafollowing:A. The death of Premier Kim Jong-ilB. The t...
Q10. Which Pakistani group did theUnited States formally designate as aterrorist organization in early 2012?A. Al-QaedaB. ...
HOW DID YOU DO?We’ll be waiting for thescorers to complete theirtabulation.Thank you for yourpatience.
Just a quick word fromBob Holcombe, Chairmanof the WACC….
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2012 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition
2012 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition
2012 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition
2012 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition
2012 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition
2012 Joint WorldQuest / Academic WorldQuest Competition
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    1. 1. Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
    2. 2. Ardrey Kell High SchoolCannon SchoolCato Middle College HighSchoolCharlotte Catholic SchoolCharlotte Christian SchoolCharlotte Country Day SchoolCharlotte Latin SchoolDavidson Day SchoolEast Gaston High SchoolEast Mecklenburg High SchoolFort Mill High SchoolHighland School of TechnologyIndependence High SchoolLake Norman CharterSchoolMG Davis Military andGlobal LeadershipAcademyMyers Park High SchoolNorth Mecklenburg HighSchoolProvidence High SchoolProvidence Day SchoolSouth Mecklenburg HighSchoolSun Valley High SchoolVance High SchoolWeddington High SchoolACADEMIC WORLDQUEST TEAMS
    3. 3. Alliance Francaise de CharlotteAREVAAWQ Coaches 1AWQ Coaches 2AWQ Coaches 3BAE SystemsBritish American School of CharlotteCannon School FacultyCentral Piedmont Community CollegeCharlottansCharlotte Country Day SchoolJulie & Tom EiseltElliot DavisEnlightened TroglodytesThe FormulatorsGaston CollegeGeneral Dynamics Armament andTechnical ProductsGlobal AvengersHannibal’s HordeJustice LeagueL&H “Under Pressure”Managed ExpectationsDr. Marie-Claire MarroumMIDREXNiners UnitedParty like a PFICProcrastinators UnitedProvidence Day School ChargersProvidence Day School FacultySummerlake SmartiesToo Big to FailUnion County Public SchoolUNC Charlotte InternationalProgramsWake Forest University Schools ofBusinessWe are the WalrusWhirled PeasWingate UniversityWorld RaidersWORLDQUEST TEAMS
    4. 4. Your support forinternationaleducation allows thecouncil to continuebeing leaders inglobal thinking in theQueen City!
    5. 5. EDUCATION SPONSORS
    6. 6. Envoy Sponsors
    7. 7. DIPLOMAT SPONSORSSTUDENT TABLE SPONSORSInternational Teacher Exchange Services(for Marie G. Davis, Global Military Academy)Firoz Peera(for Ardrey Kell High School)Parker Poe Adams & BernsteinFrank KikerCarolina Legal Staffing(for Providence High School)
    8. 8. DIPLOMAT SPONSORSSTUDENT TABLE SPONSORSWalker and AssociatesInternational Teacher Exchange Services(for Marie G. Davis, Global Military Academy)Firoz Peera(for Ardrey Kell High School)Parker Poe Adams & BernsteinFrank KikerCarolina Legal Staffing(for Providence High School)
    9. 9. 2012-2013BOARD OF DIRECTORSTHANKYOU!
    10. 10. Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
    11. 11. OUR HOST: Larry Sprinkle Forecaster, WCNCMayor’s Award for VolunteerismRecipientWorld Traveler
    12. 12. Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
    13. 13. Ardrey Kell High SchoolCannon SchoolCato Middle College HighSchoolCharlotte Catholic SchoolCharlotte Christian SchoolCharlotte Country Day SchoolCharlotte Latin SchoolDavidson Day SchoolEast Gaston High SchoolEast Mecklenburg High SchoolFort Mill High SchoolHighland School of TechnologyIndependence High SchoolLake Norman CharterSchoolMG Davis Military andGlobal LeadershipAcademyMyers Park High SchoolNorth Mecklenburg HighSchoolProvidence High SchoolProvidence Day SchoolSouth Mecklenburg HighSchoolSun Valley High SchoolVance High SchoolWeddington High SchoolACADEMIC WORLDQUEST TEAMS
    14. 14. Alliance Francaise de CharlotteAREVAAWQ Coaches 1AWQ Coaches 2AWQ Coaches 3BAE SystemsBritish American School of CharlotteCannon School FacultyCentral Piedmont Community CollegeCharlottansCharlotte Country Day SchoolJulie & Tom EiseltElliot DavisEnlightened TroglodytesThe FormulatorsGaston CollegeGeneral Dynamics Armament andTechnical ProductsGlobal AvengersHannibal’s HordeJustice LeagueL&H “Under Pressure”Managed ExpectationsDr. Marie-Claire MarroumMIDREXNiners UnitedParty like a PFICProcrastinators UnitedProvidence Day School ChargersProvidence Day School FacultySummerlake SmartiesToo Big to FailUnion County Public SchoolUNC Charlotte InternationalProgramsWake Forest University Schools ofBusinessWe are the WalrusWhirled PeasWingate UniversityWorld RaidersWORLDQUEST TEAMS
    15. 15. Your support forinternationaleducation allows thecouncil to continuebeing leaders inglobal thinking in theQueen City!
    16. 16. EDUCATION SPONSORS
    17. 17. Envoy Sponsors
    18. 18. DIPLOMAT SPONSORSSTUDENT TABLE SPONSORSWalker and AssociatesInternational Teacher Exchange Services(for Marie G. Davis, Global Military Academy)Firoz Peera(for Ardrey Kell High School)Parker Poe Adams & BernsteinFrank KikerCarolina Legal Staffing(for Providence High School)
    19. 19. A special thank you to allof our volunteers!
    20. 20. BEFORE YOU BEGIN… Assign a team member to be a Scribe for recordingyour team’s answers. Check your team packets. Academic World Questparticipants will have 8 answer sheets and WorldQuest participants will have 7 answer sheets. You will have 30 seconds after I have read the entirequestion to enter your answer on the answer sheet.Please note there will be a couple of questions whereyou will be given 45 seconds, 60 seconds, 90seconds or 2 minutes to complete your answer. I willindicate these questions at the beginning of eachround and as they appear on the screen. At the end of each round, answer sheets will becollected and graded by the scorers.
    21. 21.  For fill-in-the blank questions,judges will follow the “closeenough” rule For personal names, last namesare OK For country names, any answerthat clearly and properly identifiesit will receive credit, even if theremay be a more precise technicalnameWHILE YOU’RE PLAYING
    22. 22.  Any team with a serious concern about an answerto a question may present their argument in writingto the Judges Committee. Appeals will be considered by the JudgesCommittee during question review periods and theoutcome of your appeal will be provided after thecompletion of the competition Final scores will be available after the awardpresentations; however, teams’ answer sheets orthe competition questions themselves will NOT bemade available after the eventGame Play
    23. 23.  Any team found using an atlas,dictionary, almanac, tabletcomputer, PDA, cell phone,wireless device, or any othermeans of “assistance” will beimmediately disqualified from thecompetition.Game Play
    24. 24.  During the competition, please avoidstanding and blocking the view ofparticipants at other tables. If you needto move closer to the questions, pleasemove to the side of the ballroom. This is a FUN competition!Don’t take it too seriously.Game Play
    25. 25. Warm-up Round
    26. 26. Q1. Which country allowed itswomen athletes to compete in the2012 Olympics for the first time inits history?A. YemenB. OmanC. United Arab EmiratesD. Saudi Arabia
    27. 27. Q1. Which country allowed itswomen athletes to compete in the2012 Olympics for the first time inits history?A. YemenB. OmanC. United Arab EmiratesD. Saudi Arabia
    28. 28. Q2. “Daal” is a popular Indiandish. What is the key ingredientused to make it?A. EggplantB. LentilsC. CornD. Carrots
    29. 29. Q2. “Daal” is a popular Indiandish. What is the key ingredientused to make it?A. EggplantB. LentilsC. CornD. Carrots
    30. 30. Ready to Play???2012Joint WorldQuest/AcademicWorldQuest
    31. 31. ROUND 1:Great Decisions2012*Only for AWQ participants
    32. 32. Q1. During the Arab Spring in2011, three dictatorial regimes inthe Arab world were toppled. Allof the following autocrats wereousted from power EXCEPT:A. Zine al-Abidine, TunisiaB. Hosni Mubarak, EgyptC. Bashar al-Assad, SyriaD. Muammar Gaddafi, Libya
    33. 33. Q2. During the Arab Spring, youngpeople often led mass demonstrationsdemanding freedom from tyranny.According to GD 2012, what percent ofthe Arab world is UNDER 30 years old?A. 60 %B. 25 %C. 40 %D. 30 %
    34. 34. Q3. According to GD 2012, whatis the MOST CONVENTIONALway for states to influence otherstates?A. SanctionsB. Humanitarian ActionC. DiplomacyD. Military Action
    35. 35. Q4. According to GD 2012, all of thefollowing factors have impeded MexicanPresident Felipe Calderon’s war on drugsEXCEPT:A. Increased security on the U.S. -Mexico borderB. The cartels’ success in infiltratingsecurity agenciesC. Reluctance of federal and stateagencies to share intelligenceD. Improperly trained soldiers
    36. 36. Q5. Great Decisions 2012 identifies6 countries where internet filtering(censorship and content restriction)by the government is “pervasive.”Name 2 of the 6 countries.
    37. 37. Q6. According to GD 2012, which of thefollowing was a widely held assumptionin the early history of the Internet?A. The Internet would be difficult forgovernments to manage and would bringchanges to authoritarian ruleB. Cyberspace would permeate all aspects ofsociety, economics, and politicsC. The secularization of cyberspace would be amatter of national securityD. Governments operating with the privatesector would be able to control informationavailable on the Internet
    38. 38. Q7. In recent years, peshmerga forcesand Iraqi army units have almost cometo blows several times as they try toinfluence disputed lands in northernIraq. Who are the peshmerga?A. Turkomen fightersB. Kurdish peasantsC. Kurdish fightersD. U.S. Armed Forces
    39. 39. Q8. Which international marine researchorganization was established in the early20th century as a result of developingmarine research and growing concern overthe condition of fish stocks in the NorthSea?A. North Pacific Marine ScienceOrganizationB. Arctic CouncilC. U.N. Convention on the Law of the SeaD. International Council for theExploration of the Sea
    40. 40. Q9. In spite of its problems, Indonesia isexperiencing sound economic growthand political stability. All of thefollowing are economic advantages forIndonesia EXCEPT:A. Strong macroeconomic fundamentalsB. Vibrant civil societyC. Prudent fiscal managementD. Youthful demographics
    41. 41. Q10. According GD 2012, which of thefollowing could be a consequence ifworld oil prices drop significantly?A. Production in difficult environmentswould slow downB. Available demand would contractC. U.S. dependency on foreign oil woulddecreaseD. Oil companies would shut down
    42. 42. ROUND 2: Flags of the World
    43. 43. Q1. Identify this flag
    44. 44. Q2. Identify this flag
    45. 45. Q3. This flag has a whitefield with a large red diskrepresenting the sunwithout rays in the center.Identify this flag:
    46. 46. Q4. Identify this flag
    47. 47. Q5. Identify this flag
    48. 48. Q6. This flag has three horizontalbans – red on the top and bottomand white in the middle. The cedartree, centered in the white band,represents eternity, steadiness,and happiness. Identify this flag:
    49. 49. Q7. Identify this flag
    50. 50. Q8. Identify this flag
    51. 51. Q9. Identify this flag
    52. 52. Q10. This flag has threehorizontal bands of equalwidth: black (top), red(middle), yellow (bottom)Identify this flag:
    53. 53. Round 3:Geography of Australia
    54. 54. Q1. FILL IN THE BLANK:_____________ is the capital ofAustralia.
    55. 55. Q2. What type of biome isrepresented by orange on thismap of Australia?A. MangrovesB. DesertC. GrasslandD. Taiga
    56. 56. Q3. FILL IN THE BLANKS: Australia has 6states and 2 mainland territories. Identifythe 6 STATES on the following map:ABCDFE
    57. 57. Q4. All of the following animalsare native to Australia EXCEPT:A. Koala BearsB. PlatypusC. Cane ToadD. Emu
    58. 58. Q5. What is the name of theLONGEST river in AustraliaA. Snowy RiverB. River MurrayC. Murrumbidgee RiverD. Fitzroy River
    59. 59. Q6. Which mountain range,running from Cape York in thenorth to Western Victoria in thesouth, divides the eastern coastof Australia from the inland?A. The Bungle Bungle RangeB. The Uluru RangeC. The Great Dividing RangeD. The Snowy Mountains
    60. 60. Q7. Lake Eyre, the largest lake inAustralia by area, has filled three timesin the last century. All of the followingfacts about Lake Eyre are true EXCEPT:A. It is the 4th largest terminal lakein the worldB. It is the lowest point in AustraliaC. It covers 1/6th of the continentD. It is a salt lake
    61. 61. Q8. Which of the following is TRUEabout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)?A. It’s the 2nd largest structure in theworld created by living organismsB. It’s the only organic living collectivevisible from the Earth’s orbitC. It’s located off the western coast ofAustraliaD. The Crown of Thorns starfishpreserves the corals in the GBR
    62. 62. Q9. What is the HIGHEST pointin Australia?A. Bald RockB. UluruC. Mount AugustusD. Mount Kosciuszko
    63. 63. Q10. Identify whether thesestatements are TRUE or FALSE.A. About 81 percentof Australia iscommonly knownas the OutbackB. Queensland isAustralia’s largeststate by areaC. Australia is one ofthree countries tocover an entirecontinentD. The Fremantle Doctoris a cooling afternoonsea breeze in thesouthwest ofAustraliaE. Australia is in theSouthern HemisphereF. The Great ArtesianBasin is the smallestunderground waterreservoir in the world
    64. 64. ROUND 4:History of Italy
    65. 65. Q1. Which of the following bestdescribes the political system inAncient Rome?A. RepublicB. OligarchyC. MonarchyD. Theocracy
    66. 66. Q2. Which Italian city wasdevastated by the eruption ofMount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., leavingit covered in ash and abandonedfor centuries?A. SalernoB. PalermoC. RomeD. Pompeii
    67. 67. Q3. As a dictator, Julius Caesarlaid the foundation for the RomanEmpire. Who was appointed firstemperor of Rome?A. Marc AntonyB. AugustusC. Marcus AureliusD. Tiberius
    68. 68. Q4. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Renaissance?A. A movement towards secularismB. A movement that underminedreason and logicC. A cultural revolution in the arts,literature, and sciencesD. A reincarnation of the HolyRoman Empire
    69. 69. Q5. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Wars (1494-1559)?A. Regional wars for the control overthe Italian peninsulaB. A 16th century Italian nationalistmovementC. A series of conflicts in which 3men claimed rights to the PapacyD. Italian colonization of North Africa
    70. 70. Q6. When did Italy become anation-state, unifying the regionalstates of the peninsula withSardinia and Sicily under KingVictor Emmanuel II?A. 1829B. 1830C. 1846D. 1861
    71. 71. Q7. Signed in 1915, the Treaty of Londonwas a secret pact between the TripleEntente and Italy. In exchange forsignificant territorial gains, Italy agreed to:A. Provide economic assistance toGermanyB. Join the League of NationsC. Abandon its colonial presence inAfricaD. Support France, Britain, and Russiain World War I
    72. 72. Q8. What is the name given to thealliance between Italy, Germany,and Japan during World War II?A. Allied PowersB. Axis PowersC. Central PowersD. Holy Alliance
    73. 73. Q9. The Lateran Treaty was a series ofagreements made between the Italian stateand the Catholic Church in 1929. Whichagreement was NOT a part of the Treaty?A. The pope was given sovereignty overVatican CityB. The Italian state agreed to align its lawswith Catholic views on marriage anddivorceC. The Italian State pledged to financiallysupport to the Catholic ChurchD. The Catholic Church maintained its claimto Rome and the old Papal States
    74. 74. Q10. FILL IN THE BLANK: Identify thisItalian political figure based on thefollowing statements:• Worked as a journalist in thesocialist press until 1915• Founded the Fascist Party in 1919• Asked to form a government byKing Victor Emmanuel III in 1922• Ousted in 1943 after the alliedinvasion of Sicily
    75. 75. 15-Minute Break10 MinuteBreakTime to bidon thesilentauctionbeforethe breakends!
    76. 76. Listen-Up!Answers for Rounds 1-4are coming up….
    77. 77. ANSWERSROUND 1:Great Decisions 2012*only for AWQ participants
    78. 78. Q1. During the Arab Spring in2011, three dictatorial regimes inthe Arab world were toppled. Allof the following autocrats wereousted from power EXCEPT:A. Zine al-Abidine, TunisiaB. Hosni Mubarak, EgyptC. Bashar al-Assad, SyriaD. Muammar Gaddafi, Libya
    79. 79. Q2. During the Arab Spring, youngpeople often led the massdemonstrations demanding freedomfrom tyranny. According to GreatDecisions 2012, what percent of theArab world is UNDER 30 years old?A. 60 %B. 25 %C. 40 %D. 30 %
    80. 80. Q3. According to Great Decisions2012, What is the MOSTCONVENTIONAL way for statesto influence other states?A. SanctionsB. Humanitarian ActionC. DiplomacyD. Military Action
    81. 81. Q4. According to GD 2012, all of thefollowing factors have impeded MexicanPresident Felipe Calderon’s war on drugsEXCEPT:A. Increased security on the U.S.- MexicoborderB. The cartels’ success in infiltratingsecurity agenciesC. Reluctance of federal and stateagencies to share intelligenceD. Improperly trained soldiers
    82. 82. Q5. Great Decisions 2012 identifies6 countries where internet filtering(censorship and content restriction)by the government is “pervasive.”Name 2 of the 6 countries.Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Burma,Vietnam, China
    83. 83. Q6. According to GD 2012, which of thefollowing was a widely held assumption inthe early history of the Internet?A. The Internet would be difficult forgovernments to manage and would bringchanges to authoritarian ruleB. Cyberspace would permeate all aspects ofsociety, economics, and politicsC. The secularization of cyberspace would be amatter of national securityD. Governments operating with the privatesector would be able to control informationavailable on the Internet
    84. 84. Q7. In recent years, peshmerga forcesand Iraqi army units have almost cometo blows several times as they try toinfluence disputed lands in Iraq’s north.Who are the peshmerga?A. Turkomen fightersB. Kurdish peasantsC. Kurdish fightersD. U.S. Armed Forces
    85. 85. Q8. Which international marine researchorganization was established in the early20th century as a result of developingmarine research and growing concern overthe condition of fish stocks in the NorthSea?A. North Pacific Marine ScienceOrganizationB. Arctic CouncilC. U.N. Convention on the Law of the SeaD. International Council for theExploration of the Sea
    86. 86. Q9. In spite of its problems, Indonesia isexperiencing sound economic growthand political stability. All of thefollowing are economic advantages forIndonesia EXCEPT:A. Strong macroeconomic fundamentalsB. Vibrant civil societyC. Prudent fiscal managementD. Youthful demographics
    87. 87. Q10. According to Great Decisions 2012,which of the following could be aconsequence if world oil prices dropsignificantly?A. Production in difficult environmentswould slow downB. Available demand would contractC. U.S. dependency on foreign oil woulddecreaseD. Oil companies would shut down
    88. 88. ANSWERSRound 2: Flags of theWorld
    89. 89. Q1. Identify this flag: BRAZIL
    90. 90. Q2. Identify this flag: ISRAEL
    91. 91. Q3. This flag has a white fieldwith a large red diskrepresenting the sun withoutrays in the center. Identifythis flag: JAPAN
    92. 92. Q4. Identify this flag: GEORGIA
    93. 93. Q5. Identify this flag: ZIMBABWE
    94. 94. Q6. This flag has three horizontalbans – red on the top and bottomand white in the middle. Thecedar tree, centered in the whiteband, represents eternity,steadiness, and happiness.Identify this flag: LEBANON
    95. 95. Q7. Identify this flag: SRI LANKA
    96. 96. Q8. Identify this flag: TOGO
    97. 97. Q9. Identify this flag: FIJI
    98. 98. Q10. This flag has threehorizontal bands of equalwidth: black (top), red(middle), yellow (bottom)Identify this flag: GERMANY
    99. 99. Round 3:Geography of AustraliaANSWERS
    100. 100. Q1. FILL IN THE BLANK:CANBERRA is the capital ofAustralia.
    101. 101. Q2. What type of biome isrepresented by orange on thismap of AustraliaA. MangrovesB. DesertC. GrasslandD. Taiga
    102. 102. Q3. Australia has 6 states and 2 mainlandterritories. Identify the 6 STATES on thefollowing map:ABCDFEA. Western AustraliaB. South AustraliaC. QueenslandD. New South WalesE. VictoriaF. Tasmania
    103. 103. Q4. All of the following animalsare native to Australia EXCEPT:A. Koala BearsB. PlatypusC. Cane ToadD. Emu
    104. 104. Q5. What is the name of theLONGEST river in AustraliaA. Snowy RiverB. River MurrayC. Murrumbidgee RiverD. Fitzroy River
    105. 105. Q6. Which mountain range,running from Cape York in thenorth to Western Victoria in thesouth, divides the eastern coastof Australia from the inland?A. The Bungle Bungle RangeB. The Uluru RangeC. The Great Dividing RangeD. The Snowy Mountains
    106. 106. Q7. Lake Eyre, the largest lake inAustralia by area, has filled three timesin the last century. All of the followingfacts about Lake Eyre are true EXCEPT:A. It is the 4th largest terminal lakein the worldB. It is the lowest point in AustraliaC. It covers 1/6th of the continentD. It is a salt lake
    107. 107. Q8. Which of the following is TRUEabout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)?A. It’s the 2nd largest structure in theworld created by living organismsB. It’s the only organic living collectivevisible from the Earth’s orbitC. It’s located off the western coast ofAustraliaD. The Crown of Thorns starfishpreserves the corals in the GBR
    108. 108. Q9. What is the HIGHEST pointin Australia?A. Bald RockB. UluruC. Mount AugustusD. Mount Kosciuszko
    109. 109. Q10. Identify whether thesestatements are TRUE or FALSE.A. About 81 percent ofAustralia is commonlyknown as the Outback(TRUE)B. Queensland isAustralia’s largeststate by area (FALSE)C. Australia is one ofthree countries tocover an entirecontinent (FALSE)D. The Fremantle Doctoris a cooling afternoonsea breeze in thesouthwest ofAustralia (TRUE)E. Australia is in theSouthern Hemisphere(TRUE)F. The Great ArtesianBasin is the smallestunderground waterreservoir in theworld.(FALSE)
    110. 110. Round 4:History of ItalyANSWERS
    111. 111. Q1. Which of the following bestdescribes the political system inAncient Rome?A. RepublicB. OligarchyC. MonarchyD. Theocracy
    112. 112. Q2. Which Italian city wasdevastated by the eruption ofMount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., leavingit covered in ash and abandonedfor centuries?A. SalernoB. PalermoC. RomeD. Pompeii
    113. 113. Q3. As a dictator, Julius Caesarlaid the foundation for the RomanEmpire. Who was appointed firstemperor of Rome?A. Marc AntonyB. AugustusC. Marcus AureliusD. Tiberius
    114. 114. Q4. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Renaissance?A. A movement towards secularismB. A movement that underminedreason and logicC. A cultural revolution in the arts,literature, and sciencesD. A reincarnation of the HolyRoman Empire
    115. 115. Q5. Which of the following BESTdescribes the Italian Wars (1494-1559)?A. Regional wars for the control overthe Italian peninsulaB. A 16th century Italian nationalistmovementC. A series of conflicts in which 3men claimed rights to the PapacyD. Italian colonization of North Africa
    116. 116. Q6. When did Italy become anation-state, unifying the regionalstates of the peninsula withSardinia and Sicily under KingVictor Emmanuel II?A. 1829B. 1830C. 1846D. 1861
    117. 117. Q7. Signed in 1915, the Treaty of Londonwas a secret pact between the TripleEntente and Italy. In exchange forsignificant territorial gains, Italy agreed to:A. Provide economic assistance toGermanyB. Join the League of NationsC. Abandon its colonial presence inAfricaD. Support France, Britain, and Russiain World War I
    118. 118. Q8. What is the name given to thealliance between Italy, Germany,and Japan during World War II?A. Allied PowersB. Axis PowersC. Central PowersD. Holy Alliance
    119. 119. Q9. The Lateran Treaty was a series ofagreements made between the Italian stateand the Catholic Church in 1929. Which ofagreement was NOT a part of the Treaty?A. The pope was given sovereignty overVatican CityB. The Italian state agreed to align its lawswith Catholic views on marriage anddivorceC. The Italian state pledged to financiallysupport the Catholic ChurchD. The Catholic Church maintained its claimto Rome and the old Papal States
    120. 120. Q10. FILL IN THE BLANK: Identify thisItalian political figure:BENITO MUSSOLINI• Worked as a journalist in the socialistpress until 1915• Founded the Fascist Party in 1919• Asked to form a government by KingVictor Emmanuel III in 1922• Ousted in 1943 after the alliedinvasion of Sicily
    121. 121. Q1. When did the Cuban MissileCrisis occur?A. November 1961B. April 1961C. October 1962D. June 1963
    122. 122. Q2. Which April 1961 event caused Cubato seek Soviet military assistance indefending itself against future U.S.attempts to destabilize the Cubangovernment?A. Operation ORTSACB. The Caribbean CrisisC. The Bay of PigsD. Operation Mongoose
    123. 123. Q3. What triggered the CubanMissile Crisis?A. Soviet reconnaissance onAmerican military basesB. Placement of Soviet Missiles inCuba in early 1962C. Fidel Castro’s political regime inCubaD. Declaration of war by PremierKhrushchev at the Vienna PeaceSummit
    124. 124. Q4. What was the name of the groupthat advised President Kennedyduring the Cuban Missile Crisis?A. Joint Chiefs of StaffB. Central Intelligence AgencyC. Executive Committee of theNational Security CouncilD. Special Advisory Committeefor Cuba
    125. 125. Q5. How long did the Cuban MissileCrisis last?A. 18 monthsB. 3 weeksC. 1 yearD. 13 days
    126. 126. Q6. What prompted the USSR to placeintermediate-range missiles in Cuba?A. Cuba requested Soviet assistance toprotect itself from its former colonizer,SpainB. Khrushchev sought to destabilizeAmerica’s political systemC. China asked for Soviet assistance todestabilize American hegemony in thewestD. The USSR wanted to match U.S. abilityto develop and deploy nuclear missiles
    127. 127. Q7. During his televised address on October22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy revealedto the world the presence of Soviet nuclearmissiles in Cuba. He called for all of thefollowing actions EXCEPT:A. The Expulsion of Cuba from theOrganization of American StatesB. Increased surveillance of Cubanmilitary buildupC. Reinforcement of the U.S. base atGuantanamo BayD. A naval blockade surrounding Cuba
    128. 128. Q8. On October 27, a Soviet supplied missileshot down an American U-2 spy plane, killingMajor Rudolph Anderson, the pilot. How didPresident Kennedy respond?A. He sent a strongly worded letter to PremierKhrushchev condemning the attackB. He opted to refrain from immediate actionC. He met with Soviet Ambassador AnatolyDobrynin in a secret meetingD. He ordered an airstrike on Soviet missilesin Siberia scheduled for October 28
    129. 129. Q9. How did the Cuban Missile CrisisOFFICIALLY end?A. The United States agreed to remove itsmissiles from West GermanyB. The United States and the USSRsigned a peace treaty in ParisC. Premier Khrushchev publicly acceptedPresident Kennedy’s proposal onRadio MoscowD. The U.N. Security Council passed aunanimous resolution to end the crisis
    130. 130. Q10. All of the following actions improvedrelations between the U.S. and the USSRafter the Cuban Missile Crisis EXCEPT:A. The U.S. offered $53 million in babyfood and medical supplies to the SovietUnionB. The U.S. made a non-invasion pledgeC. A direct phone line was establishedbetween the Kremlin and the WhiteHouseD. The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treatywas signed in 1963
    131. 131. A. Mohammad MorsiB. Abdel Moneim AbolfotohC. Ahmed ShafiqD. Hamdeem SabahiQ1. Sixteen months after Hosni Mubarak wasousted from power, the Egyptian militaryrecognized the election of Egypt’s newpresident. Who became Egypt’s firstcompetitively elected president on June 24,2012?
    132. 132. A. Union for a Popular MovementB. Republican PartyC. Independent Workers’ PartyD. Socialist PartyQ2. Which French political party gainedan absolute majority in the NationalAssembly during the Frenchparliamentary elections in June 2012?
    133. 133. Q3. Which recently re-elected Latin-American president promised to be a“better president” during his 4th term?A. Felipé Calderón, MexicoB. Hugo Chavéz, VenezuelaC. Danilo Medina, Dominican RepublicD. Raúl Castro, Cuba
    134. 134. Q4. How many electoral votes areREQUIRED to elect a president inthe United States?A. 270B. 538C. 435D. 100
    135. 135. Q5. In February 2012, Yemen held asuccessful presidential election. Whatmade the election unique?A. Only one candidate was on the ballotB. Yemen elected its first femalepresidentC. There was 100% voter turnoutD. The newly elected president isChristian
    136. 136. Q6. Vladimir Putin was elected as president ofRussia in March 2012. Which of the following isTRUE of Putin’s election campaign?A. Putin temporarily resigned as primeministerB. Putin refused to participate inpresidential election debatesC. Putin promised to retire from politicaloffice after a 3rd term as presidentD. Putin invited election monitors from theU.S. to ensure a clean election
    137. 137. Q7. Which country elected a formerpolitical prisoner and Nobel Peace Prizerecipient to its parliament in April 2012,demonstrating a step towarddemocracy?A. MaliB. EgyptC. MyanmarD. South Korea
    138. 138. Q8. Greece held parliamentary elections in earlyMay 2012. Why was Greece forced to hold asecond election six weeks later?A. Attempts to form a coalition governmentfailedB. Additional austerity measures causedmass protestC. Greece voted to leave the EuropeanUnionD. The election commission demanded anew election after concerns of voter fraud
    139. 139. Q9. In July 2012, Libya held its firstelections since the overthrow of militarydictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The NationalForces Alliance won a majority of theseats. Which political party won the 2ndlargest number of votes?A. HamasB. Muslim BrotherhoodC. HezbollahD. Alliance for Democracy
    140. 140. Q10. In September 2012, the Netherlands re-elected incumbent president Mark Rutte.Which of the following MOST ACCURATELYdescribes the outcome of the elections?A. The new coalition government removedall austerity measuresB. The outcome represented a victory forpro-EU partiesC. The newly elected government loweredthe retirement ageD. The results caused economic andpolitical instability
    141. 141. Q1. MATCHING: Match each of thefollowing countries/regions with theappropriate dish.1. Brazil2. Hungary3. Polynesia4. Mediterranean/Middle East5. Jamaica6. IndiaA. Jerk ChickenB. Stuffed GrapeLeavesC. BiryaniD. FeijoadaE. GoulashF. Poi
    142. 142. Q2. Pho, a hot noodle soup brimming withvegetables and meat, is a popular dish inVietnam. When is it usually eaten?A. MidnightB. LunchC. BreakfastD. Dinner
    143. 143. Q3. Which of the following delicacies,made out of duck or goose liver, isbanned in Turkey, the EU, Israel andsome parts of the U.S. due to a processcalled force-feeding?A. EscargotB. CaviarC. SassafrasD. Foie Gras
    144. 144. Q4. Which coastal city in France ishome to the famous fish-based soupknown as bouillabaisse ?A. MontpellierB. MarseilleC. ParisD. Camaret-sur-Mer
    145. 145. Q5: Chocolate is made from the seeds ofthe cacao tree. All of the following factsabout chocolate are true EXCEPT:A. Chocolate has been a dessert-like treatin Europe since the Middle AgesB. Cacao is a plant native to MesoamericaC. Cacao beans were once used ascurrencyD. Ancient Mayans used cacao to preparea spicy chocolate drink.
    146. 146. Q6. Jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys areexamples of Cajun/Creole cuisine from:A. BostonB. MontrealC. ChicagoD. New Orleans
    147. 147. Q7. The origin of paella can be tracedto Valencia, in southeastern Spain,where rice is extensively grown. Whowere the TRADITIONAL CONSUMERSof this dish?A. Farmers and laborersB. Moorish kingsC. Franciscan monksD. Expectant mothers
    148. 148. Q8. Which popular Peruvian andEcuadorian dish mainly consists ofthe freshest chunks of fish marinatedin lime or lemon juice that "cook" itby changing the proteins in the flesh.A. CevicheB. SushiC. FeijoadaD. Biche de pescado
    149. 149. Q9. Identify the following Asian dish:
    150. 150. Q10. Identify the following German dish(two words):
    151. 151. ROUND 8:Current Events
    152. 152. A. TripoliB. BenghaziC. CairoD. AlexandriaQ1. U.S. Ambassador ChristopherStevens was killed in an attack on a U.S.Consulate in North Africa in September2012. Where is the consulate located?
    153. 153. A. ChinaB. CanadaC. RussiaD. MontenegroQ2. After 19 years of negotiations,which country was grantedmembership to the World TradeOrganization in August 2012?
    154. 154. Q3. All of the following are true about therecent political conflict in Syria EXCEPT:A. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annanwas appointed special envoy to Syria andlater resignedB. Russia and China have vetoed 3 U.N.Security Council resolutions designed topressure President Bashar al-AssadC. Protests and violence have been on-goingsince March 2011D. President Bashar al-Assad has agreed toresign on January 1, 2013
    155. 155. Q4. Which online newspaper wasblocked in China after it publishedan article exposing the wealth ofPremier Wen Jibao?A. Huffington PostB. Boston GlobeC. New York TimesD. Washington Post
    156. 156. Q5. Which country threatened to sueGoogle for failing to label a body ofwater on its southwestern border dueto a naming and border dispute?A. IranB. IndonesiaC. JapanD. Taiwan
    157. 157. Q6. All of the following reforms referencedbelow have moved the U.S. to restore fulldiplomatic relations with MyanmarEXCEPT:A. A cease-fire with ethnic rebelsB. The release of hundreds ofpolitical prisonersC. A new civilian governmentD. The resignation of President UThein Sein
    158. 158. Q7. Which country CURRENTLYholds the presidency of theEuropean Union?A. CyprusB. DenmarkC. SloveniaD. Poland
    159. 159. Q8. Which of the following pieces ofequipment did physicists at theEuropean Council for Nuclear Researchuse to identify the Higgs boson particle?A. The Hubble TelescopeB. The Curiosity RoverC. The Large Hadron ColliderD. The Standard Model
    160. 160. Q9. In March 2012, the United Statessuspended food aid to North Koreafollowing:A. The death of Premier Kim Jong-IlB. The test of a long-range nuclearmissileC. North Korean attempts to crossthe DMZD. Increased censorship in the NorthKorean media
    161. 161. Q10. Which Pakistani group did theUnited States formally designate as aterrorist organization in early 2012?A. Al-QaedaB. Lakshar-e-TaibaC. HaqqaniD. Hamas
    162. 162. ANSWERS
    163. 163. Q1. When did the Cuban MissileCrisis occur?A. November 1961B. April 1961C. October 1962D. June 1963
    164. 164. Q2. Which April 1961 event caused Cubato seek Soviet military assistance indefending itself against future U.S.attempts to destabilize the Cubangovernment?A. Operation ORTSACB. The Caribbean CrisisC. The Bay of PigsD. Operation Mongoose
    165. 165. Q3. What triggered the Cuban MissileCrisis?A. Soviet reconnaissance on Americanmilitary basesB. Placement of Soviet Missiles inCuba in early 1962C. Fidel Castro’s political regime inCubaD. Declaration of war by PremierKhrushchev at the Vienna PeaceSummit
    166. 166. Q4. What was the name of the groupthat advised President Kennedyduring the Cuban Missile Crisis?A. Joint Chiefs of StaffB. Central Intelligence AgencyC. Executive Committee of theNational Security CouncilD. Special Advisory Committeefor Cuba
    167. 167. Q5. How long did the Cuban MissileCrisis last?A. 18 monthsB. 3 weeksC. 1 yearD. 13 days
    168. 168. Q6. What prompted the USSR to placeintermediate-range missiles in Cuba?A. Cuba requested Soviet assistance toprotect itself from its former colonizer,SpainB. Khrushchev sought to destabilizeAmerica’s political systemC. China asked for Soviet assistance todestabilize American hegemony in thewestD. The USSR wanted to match U.S. abilityto develop and deploy nuclear missiles
    169. 169. Q7. During his televised address on October22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy revealedto the world the presence of Soviet nuclearmissiles in Cuba. He called for all of thefollowing actions EXCEPT:A. The expulsion of Cuba from theOrganization of American StatesB. Increased surveillance of Cuban militarybuildupC. Reinforcement of the U.S. base atGuantanamo BayD. A naval blockade surrounding Cuba
    170. 170. Q8. On October 27, a Soviet supplied missileshot down an American U-2 spy plane, killingMajor Rudolph Anderson, the pilot. How didPresident Kennedy respond?A. He sent a strongly worded letter toPremier Khrushchev condemning theattackB. He opted to refrain from immediate actionC. He met with Soviet Ambassador AnatolyDobrynin in a secret meetingD. He ordered an airstrike on Soviet missilesin Siberia scheduled for October 28
    171. 171. Q9. How did the Cuban MissileCrisis OFFICIALLY end?A. The United States agreed to remove itsmissiles from West GermanyB. The United States and the USSR signeda peace treaty in ParisC. Premier Khrushchev publicly acceptedPresident Kennedy’s proposal on RadioMoscowD. The U.N. Security Council passed aunanimous resolution to end the crisis.
    172. 172. Q10. All of the following actions improvedrelations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.after the Cuban Missile Crisis EXCEPT:A. The U.S. offered $53 million in babyfood and medical supplies to theSoviet UnionB. The U.S. made a non-invasion pledgeC. A direct phone line was establishedbetween the Kremlin and the WhiteHouseD. The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treatywas signed in 1963
    173. 173. ANSWERS
    174. 174. A. Mohammad MorsiB. Abdel Moneim AbolfotohC. Ahmed ShafiqD. Hamdeem SabahiQ1. Sixteen months after Hosni Mubarak wasousted from power, the Egyptian militaryrecognized the election of Egypt’s newpresident. Who became Egypt’s firstcompetitively elected president on June 24,2012?
    175. 175. A. Union for a Popular MovementB. Republican PartyC. Independent Workers’ PartyD. Socialist PartyQ2. Which French political party gainedan absolute majority in the NationalAssembly during the Frenchparliamentary elections in June 2012?
    176. 176. Q3. Which recently re-elected Latin-American president promised to be a“better president” during his 4th term?A. Felipé Calderón, MexicoB. Hugo Chavéz, VenezuelaC. Danilo Medina, Dominican RepublicD. Raúl Castro, Cuba
    177. 177. Q4. How many electoral votes areREQUIRED to elect a president inthe United States?A. 270B. 538C. 435D. 100
    178. 178. Q5. February 2012, Yemen held asuccessful presidential election. Whatmade the election unique?A. Only one candidate was on theballotB. Yemen elected its first femalepresidentC. There was 100% voter turnoutD. The newly elected president isChristian
    179. 179. Q6. Vladimir Putin was elected as president ofRussia in March 2012. Which of the following isTRUE of Putin’s campaign for election?A. Putin temporarily resigned as primeministerB. Putin refused to participate inpresidential election debatesC. Putin promised to retire from politicaloffice after a 3rd term as presidentD. Putin invited election monitors from theU.S. to ensure a clean election
    180. 180. Q7. Which country elected a formerpolitical prisoner and Nobel Peace Prizerecipient to its parliament in April 2012,demonstrating a step towarddemocracy?A. MaliB. EgyptC. MyanmarD. South Korea
    181. 181. Q8. Greece held parliamentary elections inearly May 2012. Why was Greece forced to holda second election six weeks later?A. Attempts to form a coalition governmentfailedB. Additional austerity measures causedmass protestC. Greece voted to leave the EuropeanUnionD. The election commission demanded anew election after concerns of voter fraud
    182. 182. Q9. In July 2012, Libya held its firstelections since the overthrow of militarydictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The NationalForces Alliance won a majority of theseats. Which political party won the 2ndlargest number of votes?A. HamasB. Muslim BrotherhoodC. HezbollahD. Alliance for Democracy
    183. 183. Q10. In September 2012, the Netherlands re-elected incumbent president Mark Rutte.Which of the following MOST ACCURATELYdescribes the outcome of the elections?A. The new coalition government removed allausterity measuresB. The outcome represented a victory for pro-EU partiesC. The newly elected government lowered theretirement ageD. The results caused economic and politicalinstability
    184. 184. ANSWERS
    185. 185. Q1. MATCHING: Match the each of thefollowing countries/regions with theappropriate dish.1. Brazil – Feijoada (F)2. Hungary – Goulash (E)3. Polynesia – Poi (D)4. Mediterranean/Middle East –Stuffed Grape Leaves (B)5. Caribbean – Jerk Chicken (A)6. India – Biryani (C)
    186. 186. Q2. Pho, a hot noodle soup brimming withvegetables and meat, is a popular dish inVietnam. When is it usually eaten?A. MidnightB. LunchC. BreakfastD. Dinner
    187. 187. Q3. Which of the following delicacies,made out of duck or goose liver, isbanned in Turkey, the EU, Israel andsome parts of the U.S. due to a processcalled force-feeding?A. EscargotB. CaviarC. SassafrasD. Foie Gras
    188. 188. Q4. Which coastal city in France ishome to the famous fish-based soupknown as bouillabaisse ?A. MontpellierB. MarseilleC. ParisD. Camaret-sur-Mer
    189. 189. Q5: Chocolate is made from the seeds ofthe cacao tree. All of the following factsabout chocolate are true EXCEPT:A. Chocolate has been a dessert-like treatin Europe since the Middle AgesB. Cacao is a plant native to MesoamericaC. Cacao beans were once used ascurrencyD. Ancient Mayans used cacao to prepare aspicy chocolate drink
    190. 190. Q6. Jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys areexamples of Cajun/Creole cuisine from:A. BostonB. MontrealC. ChicagoD. New Orleans
    191. 191. Q7. The origin of paella can be tracedto Valencia, in southeastern Spain,where rice is extensively grown. Whowere the traditional consumers of thisdish?A. Farmers and laborersB. Moorish kingsC. Franciscan monksD. Expectant mothers
    192. 192. Q8. Which popular Peruvian andEcuadorian dish mainly consists ofthe freshest chunks of fish marinatedin lime or lemon juice that "cook" itby changing the proteins in the flesh.A. CevicheB. SushiC. FeijoadaD. Biche de pescado
    193. 193. Q9. Identify the following Asian dish:SUSHI
    194. 194. Q10. Identify the following German dish(two words):BRATWURST & SAUERKRAUT
    195. 195. ROUND 8:Current Events
    196. 196. A. TripoliB. BenghaziC. CairoD. AlexandriaQ1. U.S. Ambassador ChristopherStevens was killed in an attack on a U.S.Consulate in North Africa in September2012. Where is the consulate located?
    197. 197. A. ChinaB. CanadaC. RussiaD. MontenegroQ2. After 19 years of negotiations,which country was grantedmembership to the World TradeOrganization in August 2012?
    198. 198. Q3. All of the following are true about therecent political conflict in Syria EXCEPT:A. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annanwas appointed special envoy to Syria andlater resignedB. Russia and China have vetoed 3 U.N.Security Council resolutions designed topressure President Bashar al-AssadC. Protests and violence have been on-goingsince March 2011D. President Bashar al-Assad has agreed toresign on January 1, 2013
    199. 199. Q4. Which online newspaper wasblocked in China after it publishedan article exposing the wealth ofPremier Wen Jibao?A. Huffington PostB. Boston GlobeC. New York TimesD. Washington Post
    200. 200. Q5. Which country threatened to sueGoogle for failing to label a body ofwater on its southwestern border dueto a naming and border dispute?A. IranB. IndonesiaC. JapanD. Taiwan
    201. 201. Q6. All of the following reforms referencedbelow have moved the U.S. to restore fulldiplomatic relations with MyanmarEXCEPT:A. A cease-fire with ethnic rebelsB. The release of hundreds ofpolitical prisonersC. A new civilian governmentD. The resignation of President UThein Sein
    202. 202. Q7. Which country CURRENTLYholds the presidency of theEuropean Union?A. CyprusB. DenmarkC. SloveniaD. Poland
    203. 203. Q8. Which of the following pieces ofequipment did physicists at theEuropean Council for Nuclear Researchuse to identify the Higgs boson particle?A. The Hubble TelescopeB. The Curiosity RoverC. The Large Hadron ColliderD. The Standard Model
    204. 204. Q9. In March 2012, the United Statessuspended food aid to North Koreafollowing:A. The death of Premier Kim Jong-ilB. The test of a long-range nuclearmissileC. North Korean attempts to crossthe DMZD. Increased censorship in the NorthKorean media
    205. 205. Q10. Which Pakistani group did theUnited States formally designate as aterrorist organization in early 2012?A. Al-QaedaB. Lakshar-e-TaibaC. HaqqaniD. Hamas
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