STUDENTS! <ul><li>YOU can become a Member of the Council!  </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about visiting speakers on internati...
STUDENTS WITH AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS
The World Affairs Council invites  you to join us! Basic Membership $15 Student $25 Educator $65 Family Please visit our w...
PARENTS! You can play too at Community WorldQuest!  March 2010 DONATE A PRIZE!
For Parents & Educators:  Voyagers Club  Council Members and guests will be invited to get together monthly for dinner and...
Join us at our upcoming events: <ul><li>November: </li></ul><ul><li>18th -  WACC Speaker Series with Daniel Griswold, auth...
Welcome to  Academic WorldQuest 2009
WHO WE   ARE <ul><li>The World Affairs Council of Charlotte is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to...
Thank You To Our Sponsors! <ul><li>CPI Securities, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt Waldthausen, Honorary Consul of the Republi...
Thank You To All Of Our Staff And Volunteers <ul><li>Sofia Carrillo   Janice Varga </li></ul><ul><li>Betty Johnson   Sally...
Welcome to Our Schools! <ul><li>Berry Academy  </li></ul><ul><li>Butler High School </li></ul><ul><li>Cannon High School <...
Game Play <ul><li>Did you read the rule sheet on your table?   </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a team member to be a Scribe for r...
Game Play <ul><li>Did you read the rule sheet on your table?   </li></ul><ul><li>For fill-in-the blank questions, judges w...
Game Play Did you read the rule sheet on your table?   <ul><li>Any team with a serious concern about an answer to a questi...
<ul><li>Game Play </li></ul><ul><li>Did you read the rule sheet on your table? </li></ul><ul><li>During the competition ro...
Warm-up Round
Q1. In what country is this landmark located?  A. Poland B. Latvia C. Russia D. Ukraine
Q1. Answer <ul><li>Russia </li></ul>
Q2. Identify this flag
Q2. Answer <ul><li>Albania </li></ul>
Q3. Youssof Saleh Abbas is a political leader of what country?   <ul><li>A. Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>B. Chad </li></ul><u...
Q3. Answer <ul><li>Chad </li></ul>
Ready to Play??? 2009 Academic WorldQuest
Round 1: FLAGS
Q1. Identify this flag
Q2. Identify this flag
Q3. Identify this flag
Q4. Identify this flag
Q5. Identify this flag
Q6. Identify this flag
Q7. Identify this flag
Q8. Identify this flag
Q9. Identify this flag
Q10. Identify this flag
Round 2: Current Events
Q1. Name the incumbent president who was recently proclaimed winner in the Afghan elections.   <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Burhanud...
Q2.   In April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips was held hostage and his ship hijacked by Somali pirates. Name Captain Phill...
Q3. Who is the current supreme leader of Iran? <ul><ul><li>A. Mahmoud Admadinejad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Ali Khamen...
Q4. The G8 Summit met in this city in September 2009.  <ul><ul><li>A. Geneva </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. L'Aquila </li><...
Q5. _________ is viewed by Iranians as a martyr due to his/her death following the 2009 Iranian elections.  <ul><ul><li>A....
Q6. Which city hosted the 2009 World Water Forum?  <ul><ul><li>A. Istanbul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Stockholm </li></...
Q7. In July of 2009, protestors from Thailand and Cambodia engaged in a standoff over access to which temple? <ul><ul><li>...
Q8. In addition to the political and social turmoil, Zimbabwe has been ravaged by an epidemic of which disease?   A. Typho...
Q9. Fearing a collapse and receiving enormous pressure from the federal government, Chrysler merged with ____________.  A....
Q10.  It was recently made public that Iran had been constructing a second nuclear facility. Name the locations of both fa...
Round 3: Geography
<ul><li>Q1.  This Delta is regarded as the world’s largest inland delta. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Nile Delta  </li></ul></...
<ul><li>Q2. What is the capital of Mongolia? </li></ul><ul><li>  A. Bangkok </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sapporro </li></ul></...
<ul><li>Q3.  This type of geography has two types of viewpoints which focus on the city system and patterns of distributio...
Q4.  This island’s State Reserve, located in the Arctic Circle, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. <ul><...
Q5.  Which is the deepest lake in the world? <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Lake Baikal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. Lake Ma...
<ul><li>Q6.  The city Aqaba has the only seaport in this country.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Jordan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Q7.  At the time of the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. In what...
Q8. Which of following is recognized as the smallest state in the world? <ul><li>A. Nauru </li></ul><ul><li>B. Vatican Cit...
Q9.  Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is also referred to as all BUT which of the following? <ul><ul><li>A. Greenwich Mean...
Q10.  Which country has the world’s largest Muslim population? <ul><ul><li>A. Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Egypt...
Answers: Round 1 Q1.  Kazakhstan
Answers: Round 1 Q2.  Guatemala
Answers: Round 1 Q3. Madagascar
Answers: Round 1 Q4. Sri Lanka
Answers: Round 1 Q5. Turkmenistan
Answers: Round 1 Q6. Zimbabwe
Answers: Round 1 Q7. United Arab Emirates
Answers: Round 1 Q8. Singapore
Answers: Round 1 Q9. Qatar
Answers: Round 1 Q10. Liechtenstein
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q1. Name the incumbent president who was recently proclaimed winner in the Afghan elections. </li...
Answers: Round 2   <ul><li>Q2. In April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips was held hostage and his ship hijacked by Somali pi...
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q3. Who is the current supreme leader of Iran? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Mahmoud Admadinejad </li>...
Answers: Round 2   <ul><li>Q4. The G8 Summit met in this city in September 2009.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Geneva </li></u...
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q5. _________ is viewed by Iranians as a martyr due to his/her death following the 2009 Iranian e...
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q6. Which city hosted the 2009 World Water Forum?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Istanbul </li></ul></...
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q7. In July of 2009, protestors from Thailand and Cambodia engaged in a standoff over access to w...
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q8. In addition to the political and social turmoil, Zimbabwe has been ravaged by an epidemic of ...
Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q9. Fearing a collapse and receiving enormous pressure from the federal government, Chrysler merg...
Answers: Round 2   <ul><li>Q10. It was recently made public that Iran had been constructing a second nuclear facility. Nam...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q1. This Delta is regarded as the world’s largest inland delta. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Nile Del...
Answers: Round 3 Q2. What is the capital of Mongolia? <ul><ul><li>A. Bangkok </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sapporro </li><...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q3. This type of geography has two types of viewpoints which focus on the city system and pattern...
Answers: Round 3 Q4. This island’s State Reserve, located in the Arctic Circle, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Sit...
Answers: Round 3 Q5. Which is the deepest lake in the world? <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Lake Baikal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q6.  The city Aqaba has the only seaport in this country.  </li></ul><ul><li>A. Jordan </li></ul>...
Answers : Round 3 <ul><li>Q7. At the time of the Winter Solstice, in the Southern Hemisphere, the sun is directly over the...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q8. Which of the following is recognized as the smallest state in the world? </li></ul><ul><li>A....
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q9.   Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is also referred to as all BUT which of the following? </l...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q10. Which country has the world’s largest Muslim population? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Pakistan <...
Round 4: Great Decisions
   Q1. According to the Foreign Policy Association (2009), which country was most affected by the high cost of food and fu...
<ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 80 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 21 </li></ul...
Q3. Prince Charles accused agribusiness of carrying out a gigantic experiment with nature. To what was he referring? <ul><...
Q4. Prominent author and food writer Mark Bittman has estimated the percentage of ozone-depletion to be__________. <ul><ul...
Q5. What percentage of US grain production goes to feeding cows? <ul><ul><li>A. 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 70% </li...
Q6. What government encouraged U.S. oil firms to participate in offshore exploration in their waters, in its official news...
Q7. 80% of _________ aged 65 and over voted against President Obama in the November 2008 elections. <ul><ul><li>A. Cuban-A...
Q8. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, founder of Doctors Without Borders, advocated what controversial doctrine to...
Q9. Experts say that China’s economy will have grown and overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by _______ perc...
Q10. What is the world’s current population and what is it estimated to be by 2050?   <ul><ul><li>A. 6.7 billion, 12.8 bil...
<ul><li>All About Germany </li></ul>Round 5:
Q1. We just celebrated the__________ anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009. <ul><li>A. 21 st   ...
Q2.  Name the German national holiday, and the date on which it occurs.  <ul><li>A.  Labor Day, August 19 </li></ul><ul><l...
Q3. What German Statsi film recently received 7 awards at the Lola’s?   <ul><ul><li>A. Das Leben der Anderen  </li></ul></...
Q4. Name the national dish of Germany pictured below? <ul><ul><li>A. Bratwurst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Bratkartoffel...
Q5. Identify the German fashion designer pictured below. <ul><ul><li>A. Ralph Lauren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Markus ...
Q6. Who ordered the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13 th , 1961?  <ul><ul><li>A. Khrushchev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Q7. All of the classical musicians below are German EXCEPT _________  <ul><ul><li>A. Fryderyk Chopin </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Q8. The Herrenhausen Gardens of Germany seen here are noted to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. In what city...
Q9. This cathedral was built between 1248 and 1880 and is considered to be a masterpiece of medieval architecture. When it...
Q10. Name the river that runs between Koblenz and Trier, the slopes of which provide ideal conditions for growing the regi...
Round 6: <ul><li>Religions of the World </li></ul>
Q1. In reference to Jainism, the term ‘salekhana’ most closely translates to: <ul><li>A. Karma </li></ul><ul><li>B. The ac...
Q2. Adopted as a state religion in 440 B.C., this religion uses a symbol known as the ‘Yin Yang’ to depict complimentary a...
Q3. Today, what religion is most widely practiced in Kenya? <ul><li>A. Islam </li></ul><ul><li>B. Hinduism </li></ul><ul><...
Q4. Diwali, or ‘Festival of Lights’, is a holy day celebrated by what religion? <ul><li>A. Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>B. B...
Q5. Which of the following is a major religion in Laos? <ul><ul><li>A. Christianity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Taoism <...
Q6. During what Muslim holiday is it required to fast for the entire month? <ul><li>A. Ashura </li></ul><ul><li>B. Ramadan...
Q7. Which religion practices Mauna Agyaras, a day-long observance of fasting and silence? <ul><li>A. Taoism </li></ul><ul>...
Q8. Theravada is a sect of what religion? <ul><li>A. Islam </li></ul><ul><li>B. Candomblé </li></ul><ul><li>C. Jainism </l...
Q9. Shavuot, or the ‘Festival of Weeks’, is a holiday celebrated by what religion? <ul><li>A. Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>B....
Q10. All of the following are beliefs of Jainism, except: <ul><li>A. Karma </li></ul><ul><li>B. Reincarnation </li></ul><u...
Answers: Round 4 Q1: According to the Foreign Policy Association (2009), which country was most affected by the high cost ...
<ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 80 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 21 </li></ul...
Answers: Round 4 Q3. Prince Charles accused agribusiness of carrying out a gigantic experiment with nature. What was he re...
Answers: Round 4 Q4. Prominent author and food writer Mark Bittman has estimated the percentage of ozone-depletion to be _...
Answers: Round 4 Q5. What percentage of US grain production goes to feeding cows? <ul><ul><li>A. 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Answers: Round 4 Q6. What government encouraged U.S. oil firms to participate in offshore exploration in their waters, in ...
Answers: Round 4 Q7. 80% of _________ aged 65 and over voted against President Obama in the November 2008 elections. <ul><...
Answers: Round 4 Q8. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, founder of Doctors Without Borders advocated what controver...
Answers: Round 4 Q9.  Experts say that China’s economy will have grown and overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest econo...
Answers: Round 4 Q10. What is the world’s current population, and what is it estimated to be in 2050?   <ul><ul><li>A. 6.7...
Answers: Round 5 Q1. We just celebrated the__________ anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009. <u...
Answers: Round 5 Q2.  Name the German national holiday, and the date on which it occurs.   A.  Labor Day, August 19 B.  Fe...
Answers: Round 6 Q3. What German Statsi film recently received 7 awards at the Lola’s?   <ul><ul><li>A. Das Leben der Ande...
Answers: Round 5 Q4. Name the national dish of Germany pictured below? <ul><ul><li>A. Bratwurst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Answers: Round 5 Q5. Name the German fashion designer pictured below. <ul><ul><li>A. Ralph Lauren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Answers: Round 5 Q6. Who ordered the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961?   <ul><ul><li>A. Khrushchev </li></ul...
Answers: Round 5 Q7. All of the classical musicians below are German EXCEPT _________  <ul><ul><li>A. Fryderyk Chopin </li...
Answers: Round 5 Q8. The Herrenhausen Gardens of Germany seen here are noted to be one of the most beautiful in all of Eur...
Answers: Round 5 Q9. This cathedral was built between 1248 and 1880 and is considered to be a masterpiece of medieval arch...
Answers: Round 5 Q10. Name the river that runs between Koblenz and Trier, whose slopes provide the ideal conditions for gr...
Answers: Round 6  Q1. In reference to Jainism, the term ‘salekhana’ most closely translates to: A. Karma B. The act of fas...
Answers: Round 6 Q2. Adopted as a state religion in 440 B.C., this religion uses a symbol known as the ‘Yin Yang’ to depic...
Answers: Round 6 Q3: Today, what religion is most widely practiced in Kenya? A. Islam B. Hinduism C. Sikhism D. Christianity
Answers: Round 6 Q4. Diwali, or ‘Festival of Lights’, is a holy day celebrated by what religion? A. Hinduism B. Baha’i C. ...
Answers: Round 6 Q5. Which of the following is a major religion in Laos? <ul><ul><li>A. Christianity </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Answers: Round 6 Q6. During what Muslim holiday is it required to fast for the entire month? A. Ashura B. Ramadan C. The I...
Answers: Round 6 Q7. Which religion practices Mauna Agyaras, a day-long observance of fasting and silence? A. Taoism B. Ja...
Answers: Round 6 Q8. Theravada is a sect of what religion? A. Islam B. Candomblé C. Jainism D. Buddhism
Answers: Round 6 Q9. Shavuot, or the ‘Festival of Weeks’, is a holiday celebrated by what religion? A. Judaism B. Hinduism...
Answers: Round 6 Q10. All of the following are beliefs of Jainism, except: A. Karma B. Reincarnation C. The existence of o...
Round 7: History
Q1.   The Crimean War began in Europe because_________ <ul><ul><li>A. European powers feared an unequal balance of powers ...
Q2. Founded in 1947, the Justicialist Party of Argentina was the primary opposition party to the Radical Civic Union (UCR)...
Q3. The Congo Free State came under rule of this European imperial power ______________  in 1885. <ul><ul><li>A. England <...
Q4. Which Asian country adopted their first national constitution in 1997? <ul><ul><li>A. Taiwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Q5. The Treaty of Constantinople (1724) guaranteed peace between the Ottoman Empire and ____________.   <ul><ul><li>A. the...
Q6. The Fifth French Republic was created by: <ul><li>A. Napoleon I  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Charles de Gaulle </li></ul><ul>...
Q7. The largest part of the Great Wall was constructed during the ______ dynasty? <ul><ul><li>A. Xin </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Q8. Which city was built on the remains of Tenochtitlan (Aztec empire capital)? <ul><ul><li>A. Guatemala City </li></ul></...
Q9. Where did the oldest literature of the world originate? <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Mesopotamia...
Q10. The Suez Canal enabled colonial empires to expand and trade more easily in Asia. When did the Suez Canal open? <ul><u...
Round 8: Global Potpourri
Q1. Wondergirl, a female Asian singing group is from _____________. <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Jap...
Q2. Bacalhau is the national dish of what country?  <ul><li>A. Peru </li></ul><ul><li>B. Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Li...
Q3. International tennis star, Juan Martin del Potro, shown below is from what country?  <ul><li>A. Argentina </li></ul><u...
Q4. This carnivorous marsupial, known as the Tasmanian devil, is only found in the wild of what continent?  <ul><li>A. Nor...
Q5. What health condition is expected to rise 20% over the next 10 years due to pollution?  A. Cancer B. Asthma C. Heart D...
Q6. What country is Stephanie Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009 from?  <ul><li>A. Chile </li></ul><ul><li>B. Colombia </li></u...
Q7.  Eugene Onegin  is one of this Russian author’s most famous literary works. Name the author. <ul><li>A. Leo Tolstoy </...
Q8.  The Doro Wat, a stew composed of chicken, red pepper paste and other ingredients, is the national dish of what countr...
Q9.  Which of these cities is not located in Brazil?   <ul><li>A. Bogota </li></ul><ul><li>B. Natal </li></ul><ul><li>C. S...
Q10. Name t his Bollywood film, which premiered in 2002 about a love triangle showing the actors shown below.   <ul><li>A ...
Answers: Round 7 Q1.   The Crimean War began in Europe because_________ <ul><ul><li>A. European powers feared an unequal b...
Answers: Round 7 Q2: Founded in 1947, the Justicialist Party of Argentina was the primary opposition party to the Radical ...
Answers: Round 7 Q3: The Congo Free State came under rule of this European imperial power ______________ in 1885. <ul><ul>...
Answers: Round 7 Q4: Which Asian country adopted their first national constitution in 1997? <ul><ul><li>A. Taiwan </li></u...
Answers: Round 7 Q5: The Treaty of Constantinople (1724) guaranteed peace between the Ottoman Empire and _________.   <ul>...
Answers: Round 7 Q6:The Fifth French Republic is created by:  A.   Napolean I B. Charles De Gaulle C. Napolean III D. Loui...
Answers: Round 7 Q7:The largest part of the Great Wall of China was constructed during the _____ dynasty. <ul><ul><li>A. X...
Answers: Round 7 Q8: Which city was built on the remains of Tenochtitlan (Aztec empire capital)? <ul><ul><li>A. Peru </li>...
Answers: Round 7 Q9: Where did the oldest literature of the world originate? <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Answers: Round 7 Q10: The Suez Canal enabled colonial empires to expand and trade more easily in Asia. When did the Suez C...
Answers: Round 8 Q1:  Wondergirl, a female Asian singing group is from _____________. <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul>...
Answers: Round 8 Q2: Bacalhau is the national dish of what country?  A. Peru B. Indonesia C. Libya D. Portugal
Answers: Round 8  Q3: International tennis star, Juan Martin del Potro, shown below is from what country?  <ul><li>A. Arge...
Answers: Round 8  Q4: This carnivorous marsupial, known as the Tasmanian devil, is only found in the wild of what continen...
Answers: Round 8  Q5: What health condition is expected to rise 20% over the next 10 years due to pollution?   <ul><li>Can...
Answers: Round 8  Q6: What country is Stephanie Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009 from?  <ul><li>A. Chile </li></ul><ul><li>B....
Answers: Round 8  Q7:  Eugene Onegin  is one of this Russian author’s most famous literary works. Name this author.  <ul><...
Answers: Round 8  Q8:  The Doro Wat, a stew composed of chicken, red pepper paste and other ingredients, is the national d...
Answers: Round 8  Q9:  Which of these cities is not located in Brazil?  <ul><li>A. Bogota </li></ul><ul><li>B. Natal </li>...
Answers: Round 8  Q10:  Name the Bollywood film, which premiered in 2002 about a love triangle starring the actors shown b...
Thank You For Playing Congratulations to our Winners!!!
Thank You Again To Our Sponsors! <ul><li>CPI Securities, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt Waldthausen, Honorary Consul of the R...
Thanks Again To Our Staff and Volunteers Charlotte Klopp Maegan LaPlante LJ Stambuk Bob Billington Marie-Claire Marroum Xi...
Thank You Larry Sprinkle! Charlotte's Best Meteorologist
Tiebreakers
A. Argentina B. Bolivia C. Chile D. Peru <ul><li>Q1: This South American country gained its independence from Spanish rule...
A. Argentina B. Bolivia C. Chile D. Peru Q1: This South American country gained its independence from Spanish rule in 1825...
Q2: Paul Klee, who is best known for his primitive and surrealist styles that can be seen through pieces such as  Fish Mag...
Q2: Paul Klee, who is best known for his primitive and surrealist styles that can be seen through pieces such as  Fish Mag...
Q3:Which island located in the Indian Ocean experienced an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude on December 26, 2004, that caused t...
Q3:Which island located in the Indian Ocean experienced an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude on December 26, 2004, that caused t...
Q4: The sport known as Korfball seen here, originated in which country? <ul><ul><li>A. Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B...
Q4: The sport known as Korfball seen here, originated in which country? <ul><ul><li>A. Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B...
Q5: According to the CIA World Factbook, which country has the largest population living with HIV/AIDS? <ul><ul><li>A. Ind...
Q5: According to the CIA World Factbook, which country has the largest population living with HIV/AIDS? <ul><ul><li>A. Ind...
<ul><li>Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Croatia?  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Croatia?  </li></ul><ul><li>Jadranka Kosor </li></ul>
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Teams from each local public and private high school in the greater Charlotte region are invited to compete in this international knowledge competition on questions relating to foreign policy, geography, current events, and more.

Academic WorldQuest has grown in popularity that participating schools have assigned coaches and teams who compete for the honor of representing their school in this competition. This program encourages an understanding for global issues and team building in a very engaging (and fun) way. The winning school is then invited to participate in the national Academic WorldQuest held in Washington, D.C.

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  • Sofia Carrillo Janice Varga Betty Johnson Sally Billington Marie-Claire Marroum Ximena Uribe
  • WACC Academic WorldQuest 2009

    1. 1. STUDENTS! <ul><li>YOU can become a Member of the Council! </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about visiting speakers on international topics </li></ul><ul><li>Receive our emails on local international events </li></ul><ul><li>Possible free passes to events </li></ul><ul><li>Looks great on your college applications </li></ul><ul><li>SIGN UP ON OUR WEBSITE! </li></ul>
    2. 2. STUDENTS WITH AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS
    3. 3. The World Affairs Council invites you to join us! Basic Membership $15 Student $25 Educator $65 Family Please visit our website for membership information and application. THANK YOU! www.charlotteworld.org
    4. 4. PARENTS! You can play too at Community WorldQuest! March 2010 DONATE A PRIZE!
    5. 5. For Parents & Educators: Voyagers Club Council Members and guests will be invited to get together monthly for dinner and discussion with a special guest speaker. Join us! Visit www.charlotteworld.org for more details
    6. 6. Join us at our upcoming events: <ul><li>November: </li></ul><ul><li>18th - WACC Speaker Series with Daniel Griswold, author of &quot;Mad About Trade: Why Mainstream America Should Embrace Globalization.&quot;   </li></ul><ul><li>19th - The Magellan Society Happy Hour @ Cosmos </li></ul><ul><li>December </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd – WACC Speaker Series with Gretchen Peters Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda </li></ul><ul><li>January: </li></ul><ul><li>21 st – WACC Speaker Series with Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador to the United States </li></ul>
    7. 7. Welcome to Academic WorldQuest 2009
    8. 8. WHO WE ARE <ul><li>The World Affairs Council of Charlotte is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to promote international understanding and global thinking by providing opportunities to our members, students, educators, and others in the community to help broaden their world view. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Thank You To Our Sponsors! <ul><li>CPI Securities, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt Waldthausen, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Langford de Kock, LLP </li></ul>
    10. 10. Thank You To All Of Our Staff And Volunteers <ul><li>Sofia Carrillo Janice Varga </li></ul><ul><li>Betty Johnson Sally Billington </li></ul><ul><li>Marie-Claire Marroum Ximena Uribe </li></ul><ul><li>Katie McNabb Bob Billington </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren Branson Mary Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Klopp Maegan LaPlante </li></ul><ul><li>LJ Stambuk Larry Sprinkle </li></ul><ul><li>Crystal Fuller Teresa Isibor </li></ul><ul><li>Samantha McKinney Rebecca Vincent </li></ul><ul><li>Courtney Williams Betty Johnson </li></ul>
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    12. 12. Game Play <ul><li>Did you read the rule sheet on your table? </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a team member to be a Scribe for recording your team’s answers. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have 30 seconds per question after the entire question has been read by the moderator. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of each round, answer sheets will be collected and graded by the scorers. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Game Play <ul><li>Did you read the rule sheet on your table? </li></ul><ul><li>For fill-in-the blank questions, judges will follow the “close enough” rule </li></ul><ul><li>For personal names, last names are OK </li></ul><ul><li>For country names, any answer that clearly and properly identifies it will receive credit, even if there may be a more precise technical name </li></ul>
    14. 14. Game Play Did you read the rule sheet on your table? <ul><li>Any team with a serious concern about an answer to a question may present their argument in writing to the Judges Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals will be considered by the Judges Committee during question review periods and the outcome of your appeal will be provided after the completion of the competition. </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Game Play </li></ul><ul><li>Did you read the rule sheet on your table? </li></ul><ul><li>During the competition rounds, students must stay seated at their tables. </li></ul><ul><li>Any team found using an atlas, dictionary, almanac, PDA, cell phone, wireless device, or any other unacceptable means of “assistance” will be immediately disqualified from the competition . </li></ul><ul><li>All electronic devices - especially cell phones – MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING THE COMPETITION! </li></ul><ul><li>This is a fun competition! Don’t take it too seriously. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Warm-up Round
    17. 17. Q1. In what country is this landmark located? A. Poland B. Latvia C. Russia D. Ukraine
    18. 18. Q1. Answer <ul><li>Russia </li></ul>
    19. 19. Q2. Identify this flag
    20. 20. Q2. Answer <ul><li>Albania </li></ul>
    21. 21. Q3. Youssof Saleh Abbas is a political leader of what country? <ul><li>A. Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>B. Chad </li></ul><ul><li>C. Madagascar </li></ul><ul><li>D. Kenya </li></ul>
    22. 22. Q3. Answer <ul><li>Chad </li></ul>
    23. 23. Ready to Play??? 2009 Academic WorldQuest
    24. 24. Round 1: FLAGS
    25. 25. Q1. Identify this flag
    26. 26. Q2. Identify this flag
    27. 27. Q3. Identify this flag
    28. 28. Q4. Identify this flag
    29. 29. Q5. Identify this flag
    30. 30. Q6. Identify this flag
    31. 31. Q7. Identify this flag
    32. 32. Q8. Identify this flag
    33. 33. Q9. Identify this flag
    34. 34. Q10. Identify this flag
    35. 35. Round 2: Current Events
    36. 36. Q1. Name the incumbent president who was recently proclaimed winner in the Afghan elections. <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Burhanuddin Rabbani </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. Mohammed Daoud Khan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Nur Muhammad Taraki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Hamid Karzai </li></ul></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Q2. In April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips was held hostage and his ship hijacked by Somali pirates. Name Captain Phillips’ ship. <ul><ul><li>A. Maersk Alabama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Liberty Sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. USS Bainbridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Beluga Foresight </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. Q3. Who is the current supreme leader of Iran? <ul><ul><li>A. Mahmoud Admadinejad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Ali Khamenei </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Hussein Moussavi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Akbar Hashemi </li></ul></ul>
    39. 39. Q4. The G8 Summit met in this city in September 2009. <ul><ul><li>A. Geneva </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. L'Aquila </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. Q5. _________ is viewed by Iranians as a martyr due to his/her death following the 2009 Iranian elections. <ul><ul><li>A. Naheed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Nava </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Neda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Niki </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Q6. Which city hosted the 2009 World Water Forum? <ul><ul><li>A. Istanbul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Stockholm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Madrid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. London </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. Q7. In July of 2009, protestors from Thailand and Cambodia engaged in a standoff over access to which temple? <ul><ul><li>A. Preah Vihear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Wat Phra Pathom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Wat Benchama Bophit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Doi Suthep </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Q8. In addition to the political and social turmoil, Zimbabwe has been ravaged by an epidemic of which disease? A. Typhoid B. Malaria C. Ebola D. Cholera
    44. 44. Q9. Fearing a collapse and receiving enormous pressure from the federal government, Chrysler merged with ____________. A. Birel B. Lancia C. Fiat D. Osella
    45. 45. Q10. It was recently made public that Iran had been constructing a second nuclear facility. Name the locations of both facilities. A. Qom, Natanz B. Tabriz, Qom C. Mashhad, Natanz D. Tabriz, Mashhad
    46. 46. Round 3: Geography
    47. 47. <ul><li>Q1. This Delta is regarded as the world’s largest inland delta. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Nile Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Okavango Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Mississippi Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Ural River Delta </li></ul></ul>
    48. 48. <ul><li>Q2. What is the capital of Mongolia? </li></ul><ul><li> A. Bangkok </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sapporro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Baruun Urt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Ulaanbaatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>c. Atl antc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>d. Indian </li></ul></ul></ul>
    49. 49. <ul><li>Q3. This type of geography has two types of viewpoints which focus on the city system and patterns of distribution and interaction of people and businesses within a city. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Transportation Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Urban Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Cryosphere Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Institution Geography </li></ul></ul>
    50. 50. Q4. This island’s State Reserve, located in the Arctic Circle, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Wrangel Island </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. New Siberian Island </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Severnaya Zemlya </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Sakhalin </li></ul></ul></ul>
    51. 51. Q5. Which is the deepest lake in the world? <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Lake Baikal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. Lake Malawi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Lake Superior </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Lake Tanganyika </li></ul></ul></ul>
    52. 52. <ul><li>Q6. The city Aqaba has the only seaport in this country. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Jordan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Djibouti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Iraq </li></ul></ul><ul><li>D. Qatar </li></ul>
    53. 53. Q7. At the time of the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. In what month does this occur? <ul><ul><ul><li>A. May </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. June </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. September </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. October </li></ul></ul></ul>
    54. 54. Q8. Which of following is recognized as the smallest state in the world? <ul><li>A. Nauru </li></ul><ul><li>B. Vatican City </li></ul><ul><li>C. Monaco </li></ul><ul><li>D. Tuvalu </li></ul>
    55. 55. Q9. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is also referred to as all BUT which of the following? <ul><ul><li>A. Greenwich Mean Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Zulu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Standard Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Universal Time </li></ul></ul>
    56. 56. Q10. Which country has the world’s largest Muslim population? <ul><ul><li>A. Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Indonesia </li></ul></ul>
    57. 57. Answers: Round 1 Q1. Kazakhstan
    58. 58. Answers: Round 1 Q2. Guatemala
    59. 59. Answers: Round 1 Q3. Madagascar
    60. 60. Answers: Round 1 Q4. Sri Lanka
    61. 61. Answers: Round 1 Q5. Turkmenistan
    62. 62. Answers: Round 1 Q6. Zimbabwe
    63. 63. Answers: Round 1 Q7. United Arab Emirates
    64. 64. Answers: Round 1 Q8. Singapore
    65. 65. Answers: Round 1 Q9. Qatar
    66. 66. Answers: Round 1 Q10. Liechtenstein
    67. 67. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q1. Name the incumbent president who was recently proclaimed winner in the Afghan elections. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A. Burhanuddin Rabbani </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. Mohammed Daoud Khan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Nur Muhammad Taraki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Hamid Karzai </li></ul></ul></ul>
    68. 68. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q2. In April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips was held hostage and his ship hijacked by Somali pirates. Name Captain Phillips’ ship. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Maersk Alabama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Liberty Son </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. USS Bainbridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Beulga Foresight </li></ul></ul>
    69. 69. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q3. Who is the current supreme leader of Iran? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Mahmoud Admadinejad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Ali Khamenei </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Hussein Moussavi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Akbar Hashemi </li></ul></ul>
    70. 70. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q4. The G8 Summit met in this city in September 2009. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Geneva </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. L'Aquila </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul>
    71. 71. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q5. _________ is viewed by Iranians as a martyr due to his/her death following the 2009 Iranian elections. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Naheed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Nava </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Neda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Niki </li></ul></ul>
    72. 72. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q6. Which city hosted the 2009 World Water Forum? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Istanbul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Stockholm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Madrid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. London </li></ul></ul>
    73. 73. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q7. In July of 2009, protestors from Thailand and Cambodia engaged in a standoff over access to which temple? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Preah Vihear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Wat Phra Pathom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Wat Benchama Bophit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Doi Suthep </li></ul></ul>
    74. 74. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q8. In addition to the political and social turmoil, Zimbabwe has been ravaged by an epidemic of which disease? </li></ul>A. Typhoid B. Malaria C. Ebola D. Cholera
    75. 75. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q9. Fearing a collapse and receiving enormous pressure from the federal government, Chrysler merged with ____________ </li></ul>A. Birel B. Lancia C. Fiat D. Osella
    76. 76. Answers: Round 2 <ul><li>Q10. It was recently made public that Iran had been constructing a second nuclear facility. Name the location of both facilities. </li></ul>A. Qom, Natanz B. Tabriz, Qom C. Mashhad, Natanz D. Tabriz, Mashhad
    77. 77. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q1. This Delta is regarded as the world’s largest inland delta. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Nile Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Okavango Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Mississippi Delta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Ural River Delta </li></ul></ul>
    78. 78. Answers: Round 3 Q2. What is the capital of Mongolia? <ul><ul><li>A. Bangkok </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sapporro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Baruun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Ulaanbaatar </li></ul></ul>
    79. 79. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q3. This type of geography has two types of viewpoints which focus on the city system and patterns of distribution and interaction of people and businesses within a city. </li></ul>A. Transportation Geography B. Urban Geography C. Cryosphere Geography D. Institution Geography
    80. 80. Answers: Round 3 Q4. This island’s State Reserve, located in the Arctic Circle, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Wrangel Island </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. New Siberian Island </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Severnaya </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Sakhalin </li></ul></ul></ul>
    81. 81. Answers: Round 3 Q5. Which is the deepest lake in the world? <ul><ul><ul><li>A. Lake Baikal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. Lake Malawi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C. Lake Superior </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D. Lake Tanganyika </li></ul></ul></ul>
    82. 82. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q6. The city Aqaba has the only seaport in this country. </li></ul><ul><li>A. Jordan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Djibouti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Iraq </li></ul></ul><ul><li>D. Qatar </li></ul>
    83. 83. Answers : Round 3 <ul><li>Q7. At the time of the Winter Solstice, in the Southern Hemisphere, the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. In what month does this occur? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. June </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. October </li></ul></ul>
    84. 84. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q8. Which of the following is recognized as the smallest state in the world? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Nauru </li></ul><ul><li>B. Vatican City </li></ul><ul><li>C. Monaco </li></ul><ul><li>D. Tuvalu </li></ul>
    85. 85. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q9. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is also referred to as all BUT which of the following? </li></ul><ul><li>A. Greenwich Mean Time </li></ul><ul><li>B. Zulu </li></ul><ul><li>C. Standard Time </li></ul><ul><li>D. Universal Time </li></ul>
    86. 86. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q10. Which country has the world’s largest Muslim population? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Indonesia </li></ul></ul>
    87. 87. Round 4: Great Decisions
    88. 88.   Q1. According to the Foreign Policy Association (2009), which country was most affected by the high cost of food and fuel? <ul><ul><li>A. Iran </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Malaysia </li></ul></ul>
    89. 89. <ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 80 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 21 </li></ul></ul>Q2. How many times has the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov transited the Northwest Passage?
    90. 90. Q3. Prince Charles accused agribusiness of carrying out a gigantic experiment with nature. To what was he referring? <ul><ul><li>A. Genetically Modified Foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Bioaccumulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Bio-terrorism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Erosion </li></ul></ul>
    91. 91. Q4. Prominent author and food writer Mark Bittman has estimated the percentage of ozone-depletion to be__________. <ul><ul><li>A. 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 17% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 18% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 5% </li></ul></ul>
    92. 92. Q5. What percentage of US grain production goes to feeding cows? <ul><ul><li>A. 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 70% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 80% </li></ul></ul>
    93. 93. Q6. What government encouraged U.S. oil firms to participate in offshore exploration in their waters, in its official news bulletin, Granma? <ul><ul><li>A. Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Cuba </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Brazil </li></ul></ul>
    94. 94. Q7. 80% of _________ aged 65 and over voted against President Obama in the November 2008 elections. <ul><ul><li>A. Cuban-Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Chinese-Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. African-Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Caucasian-Americans </li></ul></ul>
    95. 95. Q8. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, founder of Doctors Without Borders, advocated what controversial doctrine to help the people of Myanmar after the May 2008 cyclone? <ul><ul><li>A. Responsibility to Pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Respond and React </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Responsibility to Protect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Responsibility to Rebuild </li></ul></ul>
    96. 96. Q9. Experts say that China’s economy will have grown and overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by _______ percent in 2050. <ul><ul><li>A. 300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 20 </li></ul></ul>
    97. 97. Q10. What is the world’s current population and what is it estimated to be by 2050? <ul><ul><li>A. 6.7 billion, 12.8 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 5.5 billion, 16 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 8 billion, 10 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 6.7 billion, 9 billion </li></ul></ul>
    98. 98. <ul><li>All About Germany </li></ul>Round 5:
    99. 99. Q1. We just celebrated the__________ anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009. <ul><li>A. 21 st </li></ul><ul><li>B. 26 th </li></ul><ul><li>C. 30 th </li></ul><ul><li>D. 20 th </li></ul>
    100. 100. Q2. Name the German national holiday, and the date on which it occurs. <ul><li>A. Labor Day, August 19 </li></ul><ul><li>B. Federal Day, September 12 </li></ul><ul><li>C. Unity Day, October 3 </li></ul><ul><li>D. Unification Day, November 7 </li></ul>
    101. 101. Q3. What German Statsi film recently received 7 awards at the Lola’s? <ul><ul><li>A. Das Leben der Anderen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Requiem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Fassbinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Das Testament der Dr. Mabuse </li></ul></ul>
    102. 102. Q4. Name the national dish of Germany pictured below? <ul><ul><li>A. Bratwurst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Bratkartoffeln </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Sauerbraten </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Lebkuchen </li></ul></ul>
    103. 103. Q5. Identify the German fashion designer pictured below. <ul><ul><li>A. Ralph Lauren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Markus Lupfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Bernhard Willhelm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Karl Lagerfield </li></ul></ul>
    104. 104. Q6. Who ordered the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13 th , 1961? <ul><ul><li>A. Khrushchev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Peoples’ Chamber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. State Council of the German Democratic Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Politbüro </li></ul></ul>
    105. 105. Q7. All of the classical musicians below are German EXCEPT _________ <ul><ul><li>A. Fryderyk Chopin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Johannes Brahms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Richard Wagner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Johann Sebastian Bach </li></ul></ul>
    106. 106. Q8. The Herrenhausen Gardens of Germany seen here are noted to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. In what city are these gardens located? <ul><ul><li>A. Hamburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Hannover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Berlin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Munich </li></ul></ul>
    107. 107. Q9. This cathedral was built between 1248 and 1880 and is considered to be a masterpiece of medieval architecture. When it was completed in the 19th century, it was the largest building in the world. What is the name of this cathedral? <ul><ul><li>A. Sepeyer Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Aachen Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Cologne Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Bamberg Cathedral </li></ul></ul>
    108. 108. Q10. Name the river that runs between Koblenz and Trier, the slopes of which provide ideal conditions for growing the regions famous wines? <ul><ul><li>A. Moselle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Unstrut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Elbe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Rhine </li></ul></ul>
    109. 109. Round 6: <ul><li>Religions of the World </li></ul>
    110. 110. Q1. In reference to Jainism, the term ‘salekhana’ most closely translates to: <ul><li>A. Karma </li></ul><ul><li>B. The act of fasting to death </li></ul><ul><li>C. The act of conquering love and hate </li></ul><ul><li>D. The Upper World </li></ul>
    111. 111. Q2. Adopted as a state religion in 440 B.C., this religion uses a symbol known as the ‘Yin Yang’ to depict complimentary and interacting forces of nature: <ul><li>A. Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>B. Islam </li></ul><ul><li>C. Taoism </li></ul><ul><li>D. Hinduism </li></ul>
    112. 112. Q3. Today, what religion is most widely practiced in Kenya? <ul><li>A. Islam </li></ul><ul><li>B. Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>C. Sikhism </li></ul><ul><li>D. Christianity </li></ul>
    113. 113. Q4. Diwali, or ‘Festival of Lights’, is a holy day celebrated by what religion? <ul><li>A. Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>B. Baha’i </li></ul><ul><li>C. Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>D. Buddhism </li></ul>
    114. 114. Q5. Which of the following is a major religion in Laos? <ul><ul><li>A. Christianity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Taoism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Buddhism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Baha’i </li></ul></ul>
    115. 115. Q6. During what Muslim holiday is it required to fast for the entire month? <ul><li>A. Ashura </li></ul><ul><li>B. Ramadan </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Islamic New Year </li></ul><ul><li>D. Eid-Al-Adha </li></ul>
    116. 116. Q7. Which religion practices Mauna Agyaras, a day-long observance of fasting and silence? <ul><li>A. Taoism </li></ul><ul><li>B. Jainism </li></ul><ul><li>C. Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>D. Islam </li></ul>
    117. 117. Q8. Theravada is a sect of what religion? <ul><li>A. Islam </li></ul><ul><li>B. Candomblé </li></ul><ul><li>C. Jainism </li></ul><ul><li>D. Buddhism </li></ul>
    118. 118. Q9. Shavuot, or the ‘Festival of Weeks’, is a holiday celebrated by what religion? <ul><li>A. Judaism </li></ul><ul><li>B. Hinduism </li></ul><ul><li>C. Baha’i </li></ul><ul><li>D. Buddhism </li></ul>
    119. 119. Q10. All of the following are beliefs of Jainism, except: <ul><li>A. Karma </li></ul><ul><li>B. Reincarnation </li></ul><ul><li>C. The existence of one supreme God </li></ul><ul><li>D. Ahimsa </li></ul>
    120. 120. Answers: Round 4 Q1: According to the Foreign Policy Association (2009), which country was most affected by the high cost of food and fuel? <ul><ul><li>A. Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Iran </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Malaysia </li></ul></ul>
    121. 121. <ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 80 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 21 </li></ul></ul>Answers: Round 4 Q2. How many times has Russian icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov transited the Northwest Passage?
    122. 122. Answers: Round 4 Q3. Prince Charles accused agribusiness of carrying out a gigantic experiment with nature. What was he referring to? <ul><ul><li>A. Genetically Modified Foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Bioaccumulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Bio-terrorism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Erosion </li></ul></ul>
    123. 123. Answers: Round 4 Q4. Prominent author and food writer Mark Bittman has estimated the percentage of ozone-depletion to be _________. <ul><ul><li>A. 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 17% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 18% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 5% </li></ul></ul>
    124. 124. Answers: Round 4 Q5. What percentage of US grain production goes to feeding cows? <ul><ul><li>A. 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 70% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 50% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 80% </li></ul></ul>
    125. 125. Answers: Round 4 Q6. What government encouraged U.S. oil firms to participate in offshore exploration in their waters, in its official news bulletin, Granma? <ul><ul><li>A. Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Cuba </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Brazil </li></ul></ul>
    126. 126. Answers: Round 4 Q7. 80% of _________ aged 65 and over voted against President Obama in the November 2008 elections. <ul><ul><li>A. Cuban-Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Chinese-Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. African-Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Caucasian-Americans </li></ul></ul>
    127. 127. Answers: Round 4 Q8. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, founder of Doctors Without Borders advocated what controversial doctrine to help the people of Myanmar after the May 2008 cyclone? <ul><ul><li>A. Responsibility to Pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Respond and React </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Responsibility to Protect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Responsibility to Rebuild </li></ul></ul>
    128. 128. Answers: Round 4 Q9. Experts say that China’s economy will have grown and overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by _______ percent in 2050. <ul><ul><li>A. 300 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 45 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 20 </li></ul></ul>
    129. 129. Answers: Round 4 Q10. What is the world’s current population, and what is it estimated to be in 2050? <ul><ul><li>A. 6.7 billion, 12.8 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 5.5 billion, 16 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 8 billion, 10 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 6.7 billion, 9 billion </li></ul></ul>
    130. 130. Answers: Round 5 Q1. We just celebrated the__________ anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009. <ul><li>A. 21 st </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 26 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 30 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 20 th </li></ul></ul>
    131. 131. Answers: Round 5 Q2. Name the German national holiday, and the date on which it occurs. A. Labor Day, August 19 B. Federal Day, September 12 C. Unity Day, October 3 D. Unification Day, November 7
    132. 132. Answers: Round 6 Q3. What German Statsi film recently received 7 awards at the Lola’s? <ul><ul><li>A. Das Leben der Anderen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Requiem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Fassbinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Das Testament der Dr. Mabuse </li></ul></ul>
    133. 133. Answers: Round 5 Q4. Name the national dish of Germany pictured below? <ul><ul><li>A. Bratwurst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Bratkartoffeln </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Sauerbraten </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Lebkuchen </li></ul></ul>
    134. 134. Answers: Round 5 Q5. Name the German fashion designer pictured below. <ul><ul><li>A. Ralph Lauren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Markus Lupfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Bernhard Willhelm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Karl Lagerfield </li></ul></ul>
    135. 135. Answers: Round 5 Q6. Who ordered the erection of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961? <ul><ul><li>A. Khrushchev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Peoples’ Chamber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. State Council of the German Democratic Republic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Politbüro </li></ul></ul>
    136. 136. Answers: Round 5 Q7. All of the classical musicians below are German EXCEPT _________ <ul><ul><li>A. Fryderyk Chopin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Johannes Brahms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Richard Wagner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Johann Sebastian Bach </li></ul></ul>
    137. 137. Answers: Round 5 Q8. The Herrenhausen Gardens of Germany seen here are noted to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. In what city are these gardens located? <ul><ul><li>A. Hamburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Hannover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Berlin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Munich </li></ul></ul>
    138. 138. Answers: Round 5 Q9. This cathedral was built between 1248 and 1880 and is considered to be a masterpiece of medieval architecture. When it was completed in the 19th century, it was the largest building in the world. Name the cathedral? <ul><ul><li>A. Sepeyer Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Aachen Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Cologne Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Bamberg Cathedral </li></ul></ul>
    139. 139. Answers: Round 5 Q10. Name the river that runs between Koblenz and Trier, whose slopes provide the ideal conditions for growing the regions famous wines. <ul><ul><li>A. Moselle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Unstrut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Elbe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Rhine </li></ul></ul>
    140. 140. Answers: Round 6 Q1. In reference to Jainism, the term ‘salekhana’ most closely translates to: A. Karma B. The act of fasting to death C. The act of conquering love and hate D. The Upper World
    141. 141. Answers: Round 6 Q2. Adopted as a state religion in 440 B.C., this religion uses a symbol known as the ‘Yin Yang’ to depict complimentary and interacting forces of nature: A. Buddhism B. Islam C. Taoism D. Hinduism
    142. 142. Answers: Round 6 Q3: Today, what religion is most widely practiced in Kenya? A. Islam B. Hinduism C. Sikhism D. Christianity
    143. 143. Answers: Round 6 Q4. Diwali, or ‘Festival of Lights’, is a holy day celebrated by what religion? A. Hinduism B. Baha’i C. Judaism D. Buddhism
    144. 144. Answers: Round 6 Q5. Which of the following is a major religion in Laos? <ul><ul><li>A. Christianity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Taoism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Buddhism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Baha’i </li></ul></ul>
    145. 145. Answers: Round 6 Q6. During what Muslim holiday is it required to fast for the entire month? A. Ashura B. Ramadan C. The Islamic New Year D. Eid-Al-Adha
    146. 146. Answers: Round 6 Q7. Which religion practices Mauna Agyaras, a day-long observance of fasting and silence? A. Taoism B. Jainism C. Judaism D. Islam
    147. 147. Answers: Round 6 Q8. Theravada is a sect of what religion? A. Islam B. Candomblé C. Jainism D. Buddhism
    148. 148. Answers: Round 6 Q9. Shavuot, or the ‘Festival of Weeks’, is a holiday celebrated by what religion? A. Judaism B. Hinduism C. Baha’i D. Buddhism
    149. 149. Answers: Round 6 Q10. All of the following are beliefs of Jainism, except: A. Karma B. Reincarnation C. The existence of one supreme God D. Ahimsa
    150. 150. Round 7: History
    151. 151. Q1. The Crimean War began in Europe because_________ <ul><ul><li>A. European powers feared an unequal balance of powers if the Ottoman Empire were to fall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Britain and France wanted more territory in Africa. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Monarchs in Eastern Europe felt threatened by democratic nations in the West. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Serbia and the Balkan states wanted to be free from rule under the Ottoman Empire. </li></ul></ul>
    152. 152. Q2. Founded in 1947, the Justicialist Party of Argentina was the primary opposition party to the Radical Civic Union (UCR). Which group of people did the Justicialist Party of Argentina represent? <ul><ul><li>A. females </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. immigrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. upper-class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. middle-class </li></ul></ul>
    153. 153. Q3. The Congo Free State came under rule of this European imperial power ______________ in 1885. <ul><ul><li>A. England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Portugal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Belgium </li></ul></ul>
    154. 154. Q4. Which Asian country adopted their first national constitution in 1997? <ul><ul><li>A. Taiwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Thailand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Cambodia </li></ul></ul>
    155. 155. Q5. The Treaty of Constantinople (1724) guaranteed peace between the Ottoman Empire and ____________. <ul><ul><li>A. the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. the Austrian Monarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Moldavia </li></ul></ul>
    156. 156. Q6. The Fifth French Republic was created by: <ul><li>A. Napoleon I </li></ul><ul><li>B. Charles de Gaulle </li></ul><ul><li>C. Napoleon III </li></ul><ul><li>D. Louis XIV </li></ul>
    157. 157. Q7. The largest part of the Great Wall was constructed during the ______ dynasty? <ul><ul><li>A. Xin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Qin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Zhou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Han </li></ul></ul>
    158. 158. Q8. Which city was built on the remains of Tenochtitlan (Aztec empire capital)? <ul><ul><li>A. Guatemala City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Bogota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Mexico City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Yautepec </li></ul></ul>
    159. 159. Q9. Where did the oldest literature of the world originate? <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Mesopotamia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. India </li></ul></ul>
    160. 160. Q10. The Suez Canal enabled colonial empires to expand and trade more easily in Asia. When did the Suez Canal open? <ul><ul><li>A. 1871 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 1903 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 1850 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 1869 </li></ul></ul>
    161. 161. Round 8: Global Potpourri
    162. 162. Q1. Wondergirl, a female Asian singing group is from _____________. <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. South Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Thailand </li></ul></ul>
    163. 163. Q2. Bacalhau is the national dish of what country? <ul><li>A. Peru </li></ul><ul><li>B. Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Libya </li></ul><ul><li>D. Portugal </li></ul>
    164. 164. Q3. International tennis star, Juan Martin del Potro, shown below is from what country? <ul><li>A. Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>B. Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>C. Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Spain </li></ul>
    165. 165. Q4. This carnivorous marsupial, known as the Tasmanian devil, is only found in the wild of what continent? <ul><li>A. North America </li></ul><ul><li>B. Australia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Asia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Africa </li></ul>
    166. 166. Q5. What health condition is expected to rise 20% over the next 10 years due to pollution? A. Cancer B. Asthma C. Heart Disease D. Turberculosis
    167. 167. Q6. What country is Stephanie Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009 from? <ul><li>A. Chile </li></ul><ul><li>B. Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>D. Brazil </li></ul>
    168. 168. Q7. Eugene Onegin is one of this Russian author’s most famous literary works. Name the author. <ul><li>A. Leo Tolstoy </li></ul><ul><li>B. Feodor Dostoyevsky </li></ul><ul><li>C. Tatyana Tolstaya </li></ul><ul><li>D. Alexander Pushkin </li></ul>
    169. 169. Q8. The Doro Wat, a stew composed of chicken, red pepper paste and other ingredients, is the national dish of what country? <ul><li>A. Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>B. Syria </li></ul><ul><li>C. Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Paraguay </li></ul>
    170. 170. Q9. Which of these cities is not located in Brazil? <ul><li>A. Bogota </li></ul><ul><li>B. Natal </li></ul><ul><li>C. Santos </li></ul><ul><li>D. Corumba </li></ul>
    171. 171. Q10. Name t his Bollywood film, which premiered in 2002 about a love triangle showing the actors shown below. <ul><li>A . Mujhse Dosti Karoge </li></ul><ul><li>B . Baiju Bawra </li></ul><ul><li>C. Mother India </li></ul><ul><li>D. Mughal-e-Azam </li></ul>
    172. 172. Answers: Round 7 Q1. The Crimean War began in Europe because_________ <ul><ul><li>A. European powers feared an unequal balance of powers if the Ottoman Empire were to fall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Britain and France wanted more territory in Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Monarchs in Eastern Europe felt threatened by democratic nations in the West. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Serbia and the Balkan states wanted to be free from rule under the Ottoman Empire. </li></ul></ul>
    173. 173. Answers: Round 7 Q2: Founded in 1947, the Justicialist Party of Argentina was the primary opposition party to the Radical Civic Union (UCR). Which group of people did the Justicialist Party of Argentina represent? <ul><ul><li>A. females </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. immigrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. upper-class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. middle-class </li></ul></ul>
    174. 174. Answers: Round 7 Q3: The Congo Free State came under rule of this European imperial power ______________ in 1885. <ul><ul><li>A. England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Portugal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Belgium </li></ul></ul>
    175. 175. Answers: Round 7 Q4: Which Asian country adopted their first national constitution in 1997? <ul><ul><li>A. Taiwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Thailand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Cambodia </li></ul></ul>
    176. 176. Answers: Round 7 Q5: The Treaty of Constantinople (1724) guaranteed peace between the Ottoman Empire and _________. <ul><ul><li>A. the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. the Austrian Monarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Moldavia </li></ul></ul>
    177. 177. Answers: Round 7 Q6:The Fifth French Republic is created by: A. Napolean I B. Charles De Gaulle C. Napolean III D. Louis XIV
    178. 178. Answers: Round 7 Q7:The largest part of the Great Wall of China was constructed during the _____ dynasty. <ul><ul><li>A. Xin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Qin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Zhou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Han </li></ul></ul>
    179. 179. Answers: Round 7 Q8: Which city was built on the remains of Tenochtitlan (Aztec empire capital)? <ul><ul><li>A. Peru </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Chile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Columbia </li></ul></ul>
    180. 180. Answers: Round 7 Q9: Where did the oldest literature of the world originate? <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Mesopotamia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. India </li></ul></ul>
    181. 181. Answers: Round 7 Q10: The Suez Canal enabled colonial empires to expand and trade more easily in Asia. When did the Suez Canal open? <ul><ul><li>A. 1871 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. 1903 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 1850 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. 1869 </li></ul></ul>
    182. 182. Answers: Round 8 Q1: Wondergirl, a female Asian singing group is from _____________. <ul><ul><li>A. China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. South Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Thailand </li></ul></ul>
    183. 183. Answers: Round 8 Q2: Bacalhau is the national dish of what country? A. Peru B. Indonesia C. Libya D. Portugal
    184. 184. Answers: Round 8 Q3: International tennis star, Juan Martin del Potro, shown below is from what country? <ul><li>A. Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>B. Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>C. Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Spain </li></ul>
    185. 185. Answers: Round 8 Q4: This carnivorous marsupial, known as the Tasmanian devil, is only found in the wild of what continent? <ul><li>A. North America </li></ul><ul><li>B. Australia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Asia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Africa </li></ul>
    186. 186. Answers: Round 8 Q5: What health condition is expected to rise 20% over the next 10 years due to pollution? <ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul><ul><li>C. Heart Disease </li></ul><ul><li>D. Tuberculosis </li></ul>
    187. 187. Answers: Round 8 Q6: What country is Stephanie Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009 from? <ul><li>A. Chile </li></ul><ul><li>B. Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>D. Brazil </li></ul>
    188. 188. Answers: Round 8 Q7: Eugene Onegin is one of this Russian author’s most famous literary works. Name this author. <ul><li>A. Leo Tolstoy </li></ul><ul><li>B. Feodor Dostoyevsky </li></ul><ul><li>C. Tatyana Tolstaya </li></ul><ul><li>D. Alexander Pushkin </li></ul>
    189. 189. Answers: Round 8 Q8: The Doro Wat, a stew composed of chicken, red pepper paste and other ingredients, is the national dish of what country? <ul><li>A. Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>B. Syria </li></ul><ul><li>C. Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Paraguay </li></ul>
    190. 190. Answers: Round 8 Q9: Which of these cities is not located in Brazil? <ul><li>A. Bogota </li></ul><ul><li>B. Natal </li></ul><ul><li>C. Santos </li></ul><ul><li>D. Corumba </li></ul>
    191. 191. Answers: Round 8 Q10: Name the Bollywood film, which premiered in 2002 about a love triangle starring the actors shown below. <ul><li>A . Mujhse Dosti Karoge </li></ul><ul><li>B . Baiju Bawra </li></ul><ul><li>C. Mother India </li></ul><ul><li>D. Mughal-e-Azam </li></ul>
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    196. 196. Tiebreakers
    197. 197. A. Argentina B. Bolivia C. Chile D. Peru <ul><li>Q1: This South American country gained its independence from Spanish rule in 1825 and established democratic civilian rule in 1982. </li></ul>
    198. 198. A. Argentina B. Bolivia C. Chile D. Peru Q1: This South American country gained its independence from Spanish rule in 1825 and established democratic civilian rule in 1982.
    199. 199. Q2: Paul Klee, who is best known for his primitive and surrealist styles that can be seen through pieces such as Fish Magic and Around the Fish , is a citizen of which European country? <ul><ul><li>A. France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Norway </li></ul></ul>
    200. 200. Q2: Paul Klee, who is best known for his primitive and surrealist styles that can be seen through pieces such as Fish Magic and Around the Fish , is a citizen of which European country? <ul><ul><li>A. France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Poland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Norway </li></ul></ul>
    201. 201. Q3:Which island located in the Indian Ocean experienced an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude on December 26, 2004, that caused the deadliest tsunami in history that killed over 226,000 people? <ul><ul><li>A. Mauritius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sumatra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Maldives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Seychelles </li></ul></ul>
    202. 202. Q3:Which island located in the Indian Ocean experienced an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude on December 26, 2004, that caused the deadliest tsunami in history that killed over 226,000 people? <ul><ul><li>A. Mauritius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Sumatra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Maldives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Seychelles </li></ul></ul>
    203. 203. Q4: The sport known as Korfball seen here, originated in which country? <ul><ul><li>A. Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Taiwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Australia </li></ul></ul>
    204. 204. Q4: The sport known as Korfball seen here, originated in which country? <ul><ul><li>A. Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Taiwan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Brazil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Australia </li></ul></ul>
    205. 205. Q5: According to the CIA World Factbook, which country has the largest population living with HIV/AIDS? <ul><ul><li>A. India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Ethiopia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Nigeria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. South Africa </li></ul></ul>
    206. 206. Q5: According to the CIA World Factbook, which country has the largest population living with HIV/AIDS? <ul><ul><li>A. India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Ethiopia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Nigeria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. South Africa </li></ul></ul>
    207. 207. <ul><li>Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Croatia? </li></ul>
    208. 208. <ul><li>Name the recently elected Prime Minister of Croatia? </li></ul><ul><li>Jadranka Kosor </li></ul>

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