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BEFORE YOU BEGIN… Assign a team member to be a scribe for recording  your team‟s answers. Check your team packets. Acade...
WHILE YOU’RE PLAYING   For fill-in-the blank questions, judges    will follow the “close enough” rule   For personal nam...
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Game Play During the competition, please avoid  standing and blocking the view of  participants at other tables. If you n...
Warm-up Round
Q1. What plan did Russia propose inJuly 2011 to overcome Moscow‟sovercrowding problem?A.   Double the city’s territoryB.  ...
Q1. What plan did Russia propose in July2011 to overcome Moscow‟sovercrowding problem?A. Double the city’s territoryB. Pay...
Q2. The meanings of colors play animportant role in our world. What‟s themost common significance of the color“red” in Chi...
Q2. The meanings of colors play animportant role in our world. What‟s themost common significance of the color“red” in Chi...
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Q1. Last April, President Obama hosted thelargest gathering called by a U.S. Presidentsince 1945. What was the subject of ...
Q2. According to Great Decisions 2011,economic sanctions can include three of thefollowing measures. Identify the INCORREC...
Q3. Mr. William G. O‟Neill, an advisor to theUN‟s Haitian Peace Keeping Mission,believes that a sense of Kombit still exis...
Q4. According to Great Decisions 2011,the following are ways to correct the U.S.economic imbalance of high consumptionand ...
Q5. NATO is considering expanding itsalliance to include more Europeancountries. Chancellor Merkel of Germanystrongly oppo...
Q6. What 140-nation agreement set a ceilingfor a global rise in temperature, establishedprinciples for transparency and ve...
Q7. Argentina suffered an economic crisis in 2001which resulted in significant sovereign bond default andcurrency devaluat...
Q8. Located between the Caspian Sea andBlack Sea, the Caucasus is significant to theUnited States. According to Great Deci...
Q9. As America struggles to rebuild its militaryand refashion its institutions to deal withterrorism, it also faces emergi...
Q10. The horn of Africa consists of5 impoverished African nations on the eastern side of the continent.   List 4 of these ...
Q1. Identify this flag
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Q8. This flag is a red field with adark blue rectangle in the upperhoist-side corner bearing a whitesun with twelve triang...
Q9. This flag has three horizontalbands of white, red and green ofequal width and a broad vertical redband on the hoist-si...
Q10. This flag is a red field with ayellow sun in the center; this sunhas forty rays, each rayrepresenting one of the fort...
Q1. Identify the capitals of the following South American countries.You will be given 2 minutes to finalize            you...
Q2. What type of biome is represented bythe green on the map of South Americashown below?A.   Tropical rainforestB.   Arid...
Q3. Parts of this area have not hadrainfall for over 400 years. Climatologists    call this the driest place on Earth.    ...
Q4. Located in Venezuela, the AngelFalls are one of South America‟s mostnotable geographic landmarks. Why is              ...
Q5. Nevados Ojos del Salado isbelieved to be the world‟s highestactive volcano, rising to 22,995 ft.What two countries doe...
Q6. The Sally Lightfoot crabs, MarchenaLava lizards and Waved albatrosses are    COMMONLY found on a chain ofislands. Iden...
Q7. All of the following are true about        Lake Titicaca EXCEPT:A. It is the world’s commercially highest   navigable ...
Q8. Most countries in SouthAmerica border an ocean. What countries on this continent are          landlocked?  A. Peru and...
Q9. Surrounded by cold waters originating from theArctic, this island in South America has a harsherclimate than expected ...
Q10. Identify whether these statements are TRUE or FALSE. You will be given 2 minutes to finalize your answers.A. TRUE OR ...
Q1. Who was the first female    president of Ireland? A.   Mary McAleese B.   Mary Robinson C.   Elisabeth Kopp D.   Silvi...
Q2. The following statements about theinsurrection in Ireland known as “Easter      Rising” are correct EXCEPT:A. The insu...
Q3. Traditionally, Saint Patrick‟s Day has beena religious celebration during the Christianseason of Lent in Ireland. Up u...
Q4. More than one million people died of famine in 1845 after the devastation of alarge portion of the Irish potato crop. ...
Q5. What was the name of the agreement negotiated between the British and Irish  governments which served as a majordevelo...
Q6. In Ireland, the "Penal Laws" regulated the status of Roman Catholics throughout most of the 18thcentury. Which of the ...
Q7. Northern Ireland was establishedthrough the Government of Ireland Act (1920). How many counties made up          North...
Q8. In 1979, which Irish organization was    believed to be responsible for theassassination of Lord Mountbatten, QueenEli...
Q9. Ireland became a member of theUnited Nations in 1955. In what yeardid Ireland join the European Union?       A. 1973  ...
Q10. The following instrument ishistorically considered a significant symbol  of the Irish state. It is also found in the ...
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Listen-Up!Answers for Rounds 1-4 arecoming up….
Q1. Last April, President Obama hostedthe largest gathering called by an U.S.President since 1945. What was thesubject of ...
Q2. According to Great Decisions 2011,economic sanctions can include three of thefollowing measures. Identify the incorrec...
Q3. Mr. William G. O‟Neill, an advisor to theUN‟s Haitian Peace Keeping Mission, believesthat a sense of Kombit still exis...
Q4. According to Great Decisions 2011,the following are ways to correct the U.S.economic imbalance of high consumptionand ...
Q5. NATO is considering expanding itsalliance to include more European countries.Chancellor Merkel of Germany stronglyoppo...
Q6. What 140-nation agreement set a ceilingfor a global rise in temperature, establishedprinciples for transparency and ve...
Q7. Argentina suffered an economic crisis in 2001which resulted in significant sovereign bond defaultand currency devaluat...
Q8. Located between the Caspian Sea andBlack Sea, the Caucasus is significant to theUnited States. According to Great Deci...
Q9. As America struggles to rebuild its militaryand refashion its institutions to deal withterrorism, it also faces emergi...
Q10. The horn of Africa consists of 5 impoverished African nations on theeastern side of the continent. List 4 of         ...
Q1. Identify this flag: France
Q2. Identify this flag: Lesotho
Q3. Identify this flag: Belarus
Q4. Identify this flag: Isle of Man
Q5. Identify this flag: Mongolia
Q6. Identify this flag: Singapore
Q7. Identify this flag: Maldives
Q8. This flag is a red field with adark blue rectangle in the upperhoist-side corner bearing a whitesun with twelve triang...
Q9. This flag has three horizontalbands of white, red, and green ofequal width and a broad vertical redband on the hoist s...
Q10. This flag is a red field with ayellow sun in the center; this sunhas forty rays, each rayrepresenting one of the fort...
Q1. The capitals of the following South      American countries are:       A. Chile: Santiago       B. Paraguay: Asuncion ...
Q2. What type of biome is represented  by the green on the map of South       America shown below?A. Tropical rainforestB....
Q3. Parts of this area have not had rainfallfor over 400 years. Climatologists call thisthe driest place on Earth. Identif...
Q4. Located in Venezuela, the Angel Fallsare one of South America‟s most notable  geographic landmarks. Why is this?A. It ...
Q5. Nevados Ojos del Salado isbelieved to be the world‟s highestactive volcano, rising to 22,995 ft.What two countries doe...
Q6. The Sally Lightfoot crabs, MarchenaLava lizards and Waved albatrosses areCOMMONLYfound on a chain of islands.    Ident...
Q7. All of the following are true aboutLake Titicaca EXCEPT:A. It is the world’s commercially highest   navigable lakeB. B...
Q8. Most countries in South Americaborder an ocean. What countries in    this region are landlocked?    A. Peru and Argent...
Q9. Surrounded by cold waters originating from theArctic, this island in South America has a harsherclimate than expected ...
Q10. Identify whether these statements areTRUE or FALSE. You will be given 2 minutes tofinalize your answers. A. TRUE:Ushu...
Q10. Identify whether these statements areTRUE or FALSE. You will be given 2 minutes tofinalize your answers.  D. TRUE:Bra...
Q1. Who was the first female    president of Ireland?A.   Mary McAleeseB.   Mary RobinsonC.   Elisabeth KoppD.   Silvia Ca...
Q2. The following statements about the   insurrection in Ireland known as “Easter         Rising” are correct EXCEPT:A. Th...
Q3. Traditionally, Saint Patrick‟s Day has been  a religious celebration during the Christian season of Lent in Ireland. U...
Q4. More than one million people died of famine in 1845 after the devastation of alarge portion of the Irish potato crop. ...
Q5. What was the name of the agreement negotiated between the British and Irish  governments which served as a majordevelo...
Q6. In Ireland, the "Penal Laws" regulated thestatus of Roman Catholics throughout most of the  18th century. Which of the...
Q7. Northern Ireland was establishedthrough the Government of Ireland Act (1920). How many counties made up          North...
Q8. In 1979, which Irish organization wasbelieved to be responsible for theassassination of Lord Mountbatten, QueenElizabe...
Q9. Ireland became a member of theUnited Nations in 1955. In what year did   Ireland join the European Union?  A.1973  B. ...
Q10. The following instrument is historicallyconsidered a significant symbol of the Irish  state. It is also found in the ...
Q1. On December 18th the first protests ofwhat became known as the “Arab Spring”occurred after the self-immolation of stre...
Q2. Syria has been engaged in civil unrest sinceearly 2011. All of the following were CATALYSTS for            the unrest ...
Q3. On February 17, 2011, protestorstook to the streets of Libya to demandthe end of Gadhafi‟s reign. Identify the      na...
Q4. During the initial protests in Yemen, whatconcession did President Ali Abdullah Saleh   offer in order to quell anti-g...
Q5. Though the uprisings in the MiddleEast consist of mainly Muslims, theprotests in Egypt saw the involvement ofanother, ...
Q6. The events of Arab Spring sparked many responses internationally. All of the following    were actions taken by the in...
Q7. A significant catalyst in the protestswas social networking, especially the site,“Twitter.” What was the famous „hasht...
Q8. Arab Spring resulted in regimechanges for multiple countries in theregion. Which of the following countriesexperienced...
Q9. Libya has recently experienced civil war inrelation to Arab Spring. Which of the followingstatements is INCORRECTregar...
Q10. “Are you ready for a Tahrir  moment?” is the call to action forprotests inspired by Arab Spring in the     United Sta...
Q1. The following quotes can be attributed to this renowned world leader. Identify the        world leader and country:   ...
Q2. What is the name of the world leader who publicly announced that Greece‟s entry into the Eurozone in 2001 was a       ...
Q3. Yoshihiko Noda was recently electedthe new Prime Minister of Japan. What washis most recent position prior to beingele...
Q4. Identify the following world leaderand country of leadership:
Q5. Identify this world leader based on thefollowing characteristics:- Practices polygamy and has at least 18 children- Fo...
Q6. Which countries elected theirFIRST FEMALE prime ministers in             2011?   A. Brazil / Finland   B. Costa Rica /...
Q7. All of the following are CURRENT leaders     of their respective countries EXCEPT:A. Kim Young-sam - President of Sout...
Q8. Identify this former worldleader and country of leadership:
Q9. Identify this world leader andcountry of leadership:
Q10. Match the following past and currentworld leaders with their respective countries.You have 1 minute to finalize your ...
Q1. Who is the current Premier(also known as Prime Minister) ofChina?        A. Hu Jin Tao        B. WenJiabao        C. Z...
Q2. China‟s recent acquisition of its first aircraftcarrier has sparked concern and discussion. Thefollowing are reasons f...
Q3. Identify the following Chineselandmark. Hint: It’s also a World Heritage                    Site   A. Forbidden City  ...
Q4. According to theChinese calendar, 2011is the Year of the Rabbit.What is 2012? A. Year of the Horse B. Year of the Monk...
Q5: As of 2010, China‟s population is      estimated to be 1.33 billion.Approximately what percentage of theworld‟s popula...
Q6. The following statements are trueabout the Chinese economy EXCEPT:A. China is an emerging economyB. China surpassed Ja...
Q7. In 1989, demonstrators were killed by    tanks and troops during protests atTiananmen Square. What event sparked the  ...
Q8. All of the following statements are true about the Three Gorges Dam                EXCEPT:A. World’s largest hydroelec...
Q9. Earlier this year, China was accused of interfering with Google‟s operations within thecountry. What was China alleged...
Q10. In ancient China, what philosophicalconcept sought to legitimize a ruler‟s claim  to the throne through divine approv...
ROUND 8: Current Events
Q1. When the Republic of SouthSudan was born on Saturday, July 9,2011, it became Africa‟s 54th country.What is the capital...
Q2. The E-coli outbreak in Germanyearlier this year killed over 30 people and sickened more than 3000 others. What  was be...
Q3. After a decade of searching,Osama bin Laden was found and killedin a raid on his compound. In whichcity in Pakistan wa...
Q4. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struckNew Zealand in February 2011, thedeadliest natural disaster in the country in80 years...
Q5. What is the name of the U.S. citizenand aid worker who was sentenced to 15years in prison in March 2011 after beingcha...
Q6. Which city has the worst airpollution according to recent data from    the World Health Organization?A. Ahwaz, IranB. ...
Q7. In July 2011, Greece was downgraded by Standard and Poor‟scredit rating agency. What credit rating   was the country d...
Q8. Extremist Anders Behring Breivikwas arrested for dual terrorist attacks in Norway inJuly 2011. Breivik has admitted to...
Q9. In East Africa, the worst drought crisis in 60 years has ravaged more than 10 million peoplein 2011. Which country has...
Q10. Identify the country associated with the description.    You will have 2 minutes to finalize your answers.A. Hosted t...
Q1. On December 18th the first protests ofwhat became known as the “Arab Spring”occurred after the self-immolation of stre...
Q2. Syria has been engaged in civil unrest since early 2011.All of the following were CATALYSTS for the unrest in SyriaEXC...
Q3. On February 17, 2011, protestorstook to the streets of Libya to demand the end of Gadhafi‟s reign. Identify the name  ...
Q4. During the initial protests in Yemen, whatconcession did President Ali Abdullah Saleh            offer in order to que...
Q5. Though the uprisings in the Middle East consist of mainly Muslims, the protests in  Egypt saw the involvement of anoth...
Q6. The events of Arab Spring sparked manyresponses internationally. All of the following   were actions taken by the inte...
Q7. A significant catalyst in the protestswas social networking, especially the site,“Twitter.” What was the famous „hasht...
Q8. Arab Spring resulted in regime  changes for multiple countries in theregion. Which of the following countries experien...
Q9. Libya has recently experienced civil war inrelation to Arab Spring. Which of the followingstatements is INCORRECT rega...
Q10. “Are you ready for a Tahrirmoment?” is the call to action for protests inspired by Arab Spring in the United         ...
Q1. The following quotes can beattributed to this renowned world leader. Identify the world leader and country: “Be the ch...
Q2. What is the name of the world leaderwho publicly announced that Greece‟sentry into the Eurozone in 2001 was a“mistake?...
Q3. Yoshihiko Noda was recently elected the new Prime Minister of Japan. What   was his most recent position prior to     ...
Q4. Identify thefollowing world leader    and country of      leadership:ANSWER: Fidel Castro, former President of        ...
Q5. Identify this world leader based on thefollowing characteristics:- Practices polygamy and has at least 18 children- Fo...
Q6. Which countries elected theirFIRST FEMALE prime ministers in            2011?    A. Brazil / Finland    B. Costa Rica ...
Q7. All of the following are CURRENT leaders     of their respective countries EXCEPT:A. Kim Young-sam - President of Sout...
Q8. Identify thisformer world leaderand country ofleadership:ANSWER: BenazirBhutto, former PrimeMinister of Pakistan
Q9. Identify this worldleader and country ofleadership:ANSWER: DmitriMedvedev,President of Russia
Q10. Match the following past and current   world leaders with their respective               countries:1. David Cameron: ...
Q1. Who is the current Premier(also known as Prime Minister) of            China?        A. Hu Jin Tao        B. WenJiabao...
carrier has sparked concern and discussion. The following are reasons for apprehension around               the world EXCE...
Q3. Identify the following Chinese landmark.Hint: It‟s also a World Heritage SiteA. Forbidden CityB. Temple of HeavenC. Ol...
Q4. According to the Chinesecalendar, 2011 is the Year of the     Rabbit. What is 2012?    A. Year of the Horse    B. Year...
Q5: As of 2010, China‟s population is estimated to be 1.33 billion. Approximatelywhat percentage of the world‟s population...
Q6. The following statements are true aboutthe Chinese economy EXCEPT:  A. China is an emerging economy  B. China surpasse...
Q7. In 1989, demonstrators were killed by   tanks and troops during protests atTiananmen Square. What event sparked       ...
Q8. All of the following statements are trueabout the Three Gorges Dam EXCEPT: A. World’s largest hydroelectric damn B. Sp...
Q9. Earlier this year, China was accused of interfering with Google‟s operations within thecountry. What was China alleged...
Q10. In ancient China, what philosophical  concept sought to legitimize a ruler‟s   claim to the throne through divine    ...
ANSWERSROUND 8: Current Events
Q1. When the Republic of South Sudanwas born on Saturday, July 9, 2011, itbecame Africa‟s 54th country. What isthe capital...
Q2. The E-coli outbreak in Germany earlierthis year killed over 30 people and sickened more than 3000 others. What was bel...
Q3. After a decade of searching, Osamabin Laden was found and killed in a raid   on his compound. In which city in    Paki...
Q4. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck  New Zealand in February 2011, thedeadliest natural disaster in the countryin 80 yea...
Q5. What is the name of the U.S. citizen   and aid worker who was sentenced tofifteen years in prison in March 2011 after ...
Q6. Which city has the worst airpollution according to recent data fromthe World Health Organization? A.Ahwaz, Iran B. Lah...
Q7. In July of 2011, Greece was downgraded by Standard and Poor‟scredit rating agency. What credit rating   was the countr...
Q8. Extremist Anders Behring Breivikwasarrested for dual terrorist attacks in Norway inJuly 2011. Breivik has admitted to ...
Q9. In East Africa, the worst drought crisis in60 years has ravaged more than 10 millionpeople in 2011. Which country has ...
Q10. Identify the country associated         with the description:A. Hosted the reconciliation accord between  Hamas and F...
Q10. Identify the country associatedwith the description:D. Severe earthquake, tsunami and possible  nuclear meltdown: Jap...
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  1. 1. Joint WorldQuest& Academic WorldQuest 2011 Ready to Play???
  2. 2. PRESENTING SPONSOR
  3. 3. EDUCATION SPONSORS
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  5. 5. Thank you to all of our 2011 silent auction prize donors! Akropolis Cafe Alliance Francaise de Charlotte •Cuisine Malaya Alexis Gordon •Dogtopia of Charlotte Baoding Chinese Cuisine •Dolce Vita Barnes & Nobles •Eurowise BDO USA •The Fig Tree Beverly Grant Artisan Jewelry Café Nirvana •General Dynamics Armament & Carolina Panthers Technical Products Cecy Ramirez •Hilton Center City Charlotte Charlotte Bobcats •Hissho Sushi Charlotte Business Journal •K&L Gates Charlotte Checkers •KalKardous Charlotte City Club Charlotte Intenational Cabinet •Kurt Waldthausen, Honorary Consul of Charlotte Klopp Germany to North Carolina Cubbyhole •Kennedy‟s Premium Bar & Grill •Levine Museum of the New South
  6. 6. Thank you to all of our 2011 silent auction prize donors! Ljubomir& Natasha Stambuk Lufthansa German Airlines Marie-Claire Marroum, M.D. Michael Hawley Mille Cox Michael Teden, Honorary Consul of Britain to North Carolina Nadine Russell NamitaBiggins – U.S. Embassy (Barbados) North Carolina Dance Theatre Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Proxi Products Rick Steves‟ Europe Through the Back Door Terra Restaurant The Cowfsh Sushi Burger Bar Westin Charlotte
  7. 7. Joint WorldQuest& Academic WorldQuest 2011 Ready to Play???
  8. 8. ACADEMIC WORLDQUESTProvidence Day School Mallard Creek High SchoolProvidence High School Butler High SchoolHighland School of Technology Weddington High SchoolSun Valley High School East Gaston High SchoolCharlotte Christian School Marvin Ridge High SchoolCox Mill High School ArdreyKell High SchoolEast Mecklenburg High School Phillip O. Berry Academy ofCharlotte Latin School TechnologyCharlotte Country Day School Charlotte Catholic HighIndependence High School SchoolCannon School South Mecklenburg HighNorth Mecklenburg High School SchoolMG Davis Military and Global Myers Park High SchoolLeadership Academy Fort Mill High School
  9. 9. Your support for Internationaleducation allows the Council to continue beingleaders in global thinking in the Queen City!
  10. 10. WORLDQUEST TEAMS SummerlakeSmarties AREVA, Inc. Providence Day Faculty The Charlottans Providence Day School Blue The Magellan Society Team BDO USA, LLP Union County Public Schools GDATP Charlotte Country Day Faculty Dr. Marie-Claire Marroum CPCC K&L Gates The World Raiders Occupy Table #40 Charlotte School of law: International Women’s Club Justice League Vicki Sutton Charlotte School of Law: Tyvola Cats Contributory Negligence Canadian Trivia Trappers and Traders Charlotte School of Law: The The Wits IRAcers Queens University of Charlotte Wingate University IE Seminar Stars Environmental Filtration UNC Charlotte International Studies Technologies Tom and Julie Eiselt Clariant Formulators Gaston County Maestros British American School of Il Triviato Charlotte Ernst and Young Aziz Immigration Law
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  14. 14. Thank you to all of our 2011 silent auction prize donors! Akropolis Cafe Alliance Francaise de Charlotte •Cuisine Malaya Alexis Gordon •Dogtopia of Charlotte Baoding Chinese Cuisine •Dolce Vita Barnes & Nobles •Eurowise BDO USA •The Fig Tree Beverly Grant Artisan Jewelry Café Nirvana •General Dynamics Armament & Carolina Panthers Technical Products Cecy Ramirez •Hilton Center City Charlotte Charlotte Bobcats •Hissho Sushi Charlotte Business Journal •K&L Gates Charlotte Checkers •KalKardous Charlotte City Club Charlotte Intenational Cabinet •Kurt Waldthausen, Honorary Consul of Charlotte Klopp Germany to North Carolina Cubbyhole •Kennedy‟s Premium Bar & Grill •Levine Museum of the New South
  15. 15. Thank you to all of our 2011 silent auction prize donors! Ljubomir& Natasha Stambuk Lufthansa German Airlines Marie-Claire Marroum, M.D. Michael Hawley Mille Cox Michael Teden, Honorary Consul of Britain to North Carolina Nadine Russell NamitaBiggins – U.S. Embassy (Barbados) North Carolina Dance Theatre Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Proxi Products Rick Steves‟ Europe Through the Back Door Terra Restaurant The Cowfsh Sushi Burger Bar Westin Charlotte
  16. 16. Nadine Russell Lindsey WrightXimenaUribe Janice VargaSon Thach Stephanie TellingLaura YoungMark Sullivan ArNiemoller Alexis Gordon A specialJack SullivanLiz Dunbar Tara Stashick Maureen White THANK YOUGiovanni RocaDanielle Cobos Tamara Johnson Esther Hollington to all of ourThomas FascianoMichael Reed Robert Holcombe Paul Gleeson volunteersAngelo HowardCarmen Silva Jim Groll Christina Sanchez tonight!Joe Virtanen FirozPeeraAnishThakkar Katey DietzJanice Varga Carl DizonLindsey Wright Dr. Marie-ClaireStephanie Telling MarroumArNiemoller Peyton Vickers
  17. 17. BEFORE YOU BEGIN… Assign a team member to be a scribe for recording your team‟s answers. Check your team packets. Academic World Quest participants will have 8 answer sheets and World Quest participants will have 7 answer sheets. You will have 30 seconds for most questions after the entire question has been read by the moderator to enter your answer on the answer sheet. Please note there will be a several questions where you will be given 45 seconds, 60 seconds or 2 minutes to complete your answer. I will indicate which questions those will be. At the end of each round, answer sheets will be collected and graded by the scorers.
  18. 18. WHILE YOU’RE PLAYING For fill-in-the blank questions, judges will follow the “close enough” rule For personal names, last names are OK For country names, any answer that clearly and properly identifies it will receive credit, even if there may be a more precise technical name
  19. 19. Game Play Any team with a serious concern about an answer to a question may present their argument in writing to the Judges Committee. Appeals will be considered by the Judge Committee during question review periods and the outcome of your appeal will be provided after the completion of the competition Final scores will be available after the award presentations; however, teams‟ answer sheets and the competition questions themselves will NOT be made available after the event
  20. 20. Game Play Any team found using an atlas, dictionary, almanac, tablet computer, PDA, cell phone, wireless device, or any other means of “assistance” will be immediately disqualified from thecompetition.
  21. 21. Game Play During the competition, please avoid standing and blocking the view of participants at other tables. If you need to move closer to the questions, please move to the side of the ballroom. This is a FUN competition! Don‟t take it too seriously.
  22. 22. Warm-up Round
  23. 23. Q1. What plan did Russia propose inJuly 2011 to overcome Moscow‟sovercrowding problem?A. Double the city’s territoryB. Pay people to move to SiberiaC. Ban automobiles in the cityD. Remove immigrants from Moscow
  24. 24. Q1. What plan did Russia propose in July2011 to overcome Moscow‟sovercrowding problem?A. Double the city’s territoryB. Pay people to move to SiberiaA. Ban automobiles in the cityB. Remove immigrants from Moscow
  25. 25. Q2. The meanings of colors play animportant role in our world. What‟s themost common significance of the color“red” in Chinese culture? A. Good luck and happiness B. Anger and masculinity C. Disturbance D. Sadness and mourning
  26. 26. Q2. The meanings of colors play animportant role in our world. What‟s themost common significance of the color“red” in Chinese culture? A. Good luck and happiness B. Anger and masculinity C. Disturbance D. Sadness and mourning
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  28. 28. Q1. Last April, President Obama hosted thelargest gathering called by a U.S. Presidentsince 1945. What was the subject of this 47-nation summit? A. Climate change B. Nuclear security and terrorism C. Global economic policies D. Aid for large-scale natural disasters
  29. 29. Q2. According to Great Decisions 2011,economic sanctions can include three of thefollowing measures. Identify the INCORRECTstatement: A. Denying foreign aid, loans and investments B. Controlling foreign assets and financial transactions C. Permitting imports and exports D. Levying trade embargoes
  30. 30. Q3. Mr. William G. O‟Neill, an advisor to theUN‟s Haitian Peace Keeping Mission,believes that a sense of Kombit still existswithin Haiti, a feeling he likens to Amishbarn-raising. What feeling describes thisword? A. A sense of community B. A feeling of accomplishment C. A sense of efficiency D. A feeling of respect
  31. 31. Q4. According to Great Decisions 2011,the following are ways to correct the U.S.economic imbalance of high consumptionand government deficit spendingEXCEPT: A. Devalue the dollar B. Cut spending C. Increase imports D. Raise taxes
  32. 32. Q5. NATO is considering expanding itsalliance to include more Europeancountries. Chancellor Merkel of Germanystrongly opposes the inclusion of THESEtwo countries: A. Montenegro and Moldova B. Albania and Kosovo C. Ukraine and Georgia D. Croatia and Belarus
  33. 33. Q6. What 140-nation agreement set a ceilingfor a global rise in temperature, establishedprinciples for transparency and verificationand made climate change financing moretangible through pledged funding levels? A. The Copenhagen Accord B. The Treaty of Stockholm C. The Kyoto Protocol D. The Luxembourg Accord
  34. 34. Q7. Argentina suffered an economic crisis in 2001which resulted in significant sovereign bond default andcurrency devaluation. According to Great Decisions2011, what was one of the ways the governmentresponded to the crisis? A. Converted private sector loans to a 1:1 dollar to peso conversion ratio B. Passed a $3 million emergency package that maintained the value of the peso C. Kept individual savings accounts open D. Denied compensation to bankers threatening to walk away
  35. 35. Q8. Located between the Caspian Sea andBlack Sea, the Caucasus is significant to theUnited States. According to Great Decisions2011, what is the United States‟ DIRECTinterest in this region? A. Overflight transport B. Arms sales C. Military allies D. Energy resources
  36. 36. Q9. As America struggles to rebuild its militaryand refashion its institutions to deal withterrorism, it also faces emerging threats.According to Great Decisions 2011, which of thefollowing is NOT considered to be anEMERGING threat to national security? A. Nuclear weapons capability B. U.S. immigration policy C. Cyber attacks D. Homegrown terrorism
  37. 37. Q10. The horn of Africa consists of5 impoverished African nations on the eastern side of the continent. List 4 of these 5 countries. You have 45 seconds to discuss and answer this question.
  38. 38. Q1. Identify this flag
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  44. 44. Q7. Identify this flag
  45. 45. Q8. This flag is a red field with adark blue rectangle in the upperhoist-side corner bearing a whitesun with twelve triangular rays.The red symbolizes nationalism,the white symbolizes equalityand the blue symbolizes liberty.Identify this flag:
  46. 46. Q9. This flag has three horizontalbands of white, red and green ofequal width and a broad vertical redband on the hoist-side; the nationalemblem (a Khanjar dagger in itssheath superimposed on twocrossed swords in scabbards) inwhite is centered near the top of thevertical band. Identify this flag:
  47. 47. Q10. This flag is a red field with ayellow sun in the center; this sunhas forty rays, each rayrepresenting one of the forty tribesin this country. In the center of thesun is a red ring crossed by twosets of three red lines. Identifythis flag:
  48. 48. Q1. Identify the capitals of the following South American countries.You will be given 2 minutes to finalize your answers. A. Chile E. Uruguay B. Paraguay F. Guyana C. Peru G. Brazil D.Venezuela H. Suriname
  49. 49. Q2. What type of biome is represented bythe green on the map of South Americashown below?A. Tropical rainforestB. Arid desertC. TundraD. Grass savannah
  50. 50. Q3. Parts of this area have not hadrainfall for over 400 years. Climatologists call this the driest place on Earth. Identify this area: A. Patagonian Desert, Argentina B. La Guajira Desert, Colombia C. Atacama Desert, Chile D. Sechura Desert, Peru
  51. 51. Q4. Located in Venezuela, the AngelFalls are one of South America‟s mostnotable geographic landmarks. Why is this? A. It is the world’s largest waterfall by volume B. It is the world’s tallest waterfall C. It is the world’s only waterfall with multiple falls in one location D. It is the world’s deepest waterfall
  52. 52. Q5. Nevados Ojos del Salado isbelieved to be the world‟s highestactive volcano, rising to 22,995 ft.What two countries does it border? A. Chile and Argentina B. Bolivia and Paraguay C. Uruguay and Brazil D. Peru and Ecuador
  53. 53. Q6. The Sally Lightfoot crabs, MarchenaLava lizards and Waved albatrosses are COMMONLY found on a chain ofislands. Identify this chain of islands: A. South Sandwich Islands B. Antilles Islands C. Galapagos Islands D. Falkland Islands
  54. 54. Q7. All of the following are true about Lake Titicaca EXCEPT:A. It is the world’s commercially highest navigable lakeB. Believed to be the deepest lake in South AmericaC. Located on the border of Peru and BoliviaD. Commonly referred to as the largest freshwater lake by area in South America
  55. 55. Q8. Most countries in SouthAmerica border an ocean. What countries on this continent are landlocked? A. Peru and Argentina B. Bolivia and Paraguay C. Chile and Ecuador D. Brazil and Colombia
  56. 56. Q9. Surrounded by cold waters originating from theArctic, this island in South America has a harsherclimate than expected based on its latitude. Morethan 50% of the island is covered by permanentice with many large glaciers reaching the sea at thehead of fjords. Identify the island: A. St. Helena B. Tristan da Cunha C. South Georgia D. Falkland Islands
  57. 57. Q10. Identify whether these statements are TRUE or FALSE. You will be given 2 minutes to finalize your answers.A. TRUE OR FALSE: Ushuaia, D. TRUE OR FALSE: Brazil is Argentina is the the most populous country in southernmost city in the South America (*not by density) world E. TRUE OR FALSE:B. TRUE OR FALSE: Paraguay Buenaventura, Colombia is the is the smallest independent wettest inhabited place on country in South America Earth with an average rainfall(*by area) of 267 inches each yearC. TRUE OR FALSE: South F. TRUE OR FALSE: Peru, America is the fifth largest Bolivia and Colombia are the continent in the world top three coca leaf producers in the world
  58. 58. Q1. Who was the first female president of Ireland? A. Mary McAleese B. Mary Robinson C. Elisabeth Kopp D. Silvia Cartwright
  59. 59. Q2. The following statements about theinsurrection in Ireland known as “Easter Rising” are correct EXCEPT:A. The insurrection was primarily organized by the Irish Republican BrotherhoodB. The insurrection happened in the year 1916C. The insurrection was mostly confined to BelfastD. The insurgents established their headquarters at the General Post Office
  60. 60. Q3. Traditionally, Saint Patrick‟s Day has beena religious celebration during the Christianseason of Lent in Ireland. Up until the 1970s,which of the following laws governed thecelebrations? A. Pubs were to be closed on March 17 B. Green sashes were to be displayed at all participating Christian institutions C. Protestants had a 7:00 p.m. curfew D. The picking of shamrocks, used by Saint Patrick as a symbol of the Christian trinity, was prohibited
  61. 61. Q4. More than one million people died of famine in 1845 after the devastation of alarge portion of the Irish potato crop. What caused the destruction of the crop? A. Drought B. Insects C. Early frost D. Disease
  62. 62. Q5. What was the name of the agreement negotiated between the British and Irish governments which served as a majordevelopment in the Northern Ireland Peace Process? A. The Good Friday Agreement B. The Anglo-Irish Agreement C. The Dublin Agreement D. The Belfast Easter Agreement
  63. 63. Q6. In Ireland, the "Penal Laws" regulated the status of Roman Catholics throughout most of the 18thcentury. Which of the regulations below is NOT part of the Penal Laws? A. A Catholic workman refusing to work on Catholic holy days was to be whipped B. A Catholic may not own more than one acre of land C. No Catholic could own a horse valued at more than £5 D. A Catholic was forbidden to vote or
  64. 64. Q7. Northern Ireland was establishedthrough the Government of Ireland Act (1920). How many counties made up Northern Ireland? A. 8 B. 6 C. 4 D. 10
  65. 65. Q8. In 1979, which Irish organization was believed to be responsible for theassassination of Lord Mountbatten, QueenElizabeth IIs uncle and the last Viceroy of India?A. Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)B. Red Hand DefendersC. Irish Republican Army (IRA)D. Black and Tan
  66. 66. Q9. Ireland became a member of theUnited Nations in 1955. In what yeardid Ireland join the European Union? A. 1973 B. 1978 C. 1985 D. 1992
  67. 67. Q10. The following instrument ishistorically considered a significant symbol of the Irish state. It is also found in the seals of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and used on the back of Irish coins. A. Flute B. Harp C. Fiddle D. Bagpipes
  68. 68. Time to bid on the silent auction before the break 15-Minute Break ends!10 Minute Break
  69. 69. Listen-Up!Answers for Rounds 1-4 arecoming up….
  70. 70. Q1. Last April, President Obama hostedthe largest gathering called by an U.S.President since 1945. What was thesubject of this 47-nation summit? A. Climate change B. Nuclear security and terrorism C. Global economic policies D. Aid for large-scale natural disasters
  71. 71. Q2. According to Great Decisions 2011,economic sanctions can include three of thefollowing measures. Identify the incorrectstatement: A. Denying foreign aid, loans and investments B. Controlling foreign assets and financial transactions C.Permitting imports and exports D. Levying trade embargoes
  72. 72. Q3. Mr. William G. O‟Neill, an advisor to theUN‟s Haitian Peace Keeping Mission, believesthat a sense of Kombit still exists within Haiti, afeeling he likens to Amish barn-raising. Whatfeeling describes this word? A. A sense of community B. A feeling of accomplishment C. A sense of efficiency D. A feeling of respect
  73. 73. Q4. According to Great Decisions 2011,the following are ways to correct the U.S.economic imbalance of high consumptionand government deficit spending EXCEPT: A. Devalue the dollar B. Cut spending C. Increase imports D. Raise taxes
  74. 74. Q5. NATO is considering expanding itsalliance to include more European countries.Chancellor Merkel of Germany stronglyopposes the inclusion of THESE twocountries: A. Montenegro and Moldova B. Albania and Kosovo C.Ukraine and Georgia D. Croatia and Belarus
  75. 75. Q6. What 140-nation agreement set a ceilingfor a global rise in temperature, establishedprinciples for transparency and verification andmade climate change financing more tangiblethrough pledged funding levels? A.The Copenhagen Accord B. The Treaty of Stockholm C. The Kyoto Protocol D. The Luxembourg Accord
  76. 76. Q7. Argentina suffered an economic crisis in 2001which resulted in significant sovereign bond defaultand currency devaluation. According to GreatDecisions 2011, what was one of the ways thegovernment responded to the crisis? A. Converted private sector loans to a 1:1 dollar to peso conversion ratio B. Passed a $3 million emergency package that maintained the value of the peso C. Kept individual savings accounts open D. Denied compensation to bankers threatening to walk away
  77. 77. Q8. Located between the Caspian Sea andBlack Sea, the Caucasus is significant to theUnited States. According to Great Decisions2011, what is the United States‟ DIRECTinterest in this region? A. Overflight transport B. Arms sales C. Military allies D.Energy resources
  78. 78. Q9. As America struggles to rebuild its militaryand refashion its institutions to deal withterrorism, it also faces emerging threats.According to Great Decisions 2011, which of thefollowing is NOT considered to be anEMERGING threat to national security? A. Nuclear weapons capability B. U.S. immigration policy C. Cyber attacks D. Homegrown terrorism
  79. 79. Q10. The horn of Africa consists of 5 impoverished African nations on theeastern side of the continent. List 4 of these 5 countries Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
  80. 80. Q1. Identify this flag: France
  81. 81. Q2. Identify this flag: Lesotho
  82. 82. Q3. Identify this flag: Belarus
  83. 83. Q4. Identify this flag: Isle of Man
  84. 84. Q5. Identify this flag: Mongolia
  85. 85. Q6. Identify this flag: Singapore
  86. 86. Q7. Identify this flag: Maldives
  87. 87. Q8. This flag is a red field with adark blue rectangle in the upperhoist-side corner bearing a whitesun with twelve triangular rays.The red symbolizes nationalism,the white symbolizes equality,and the blue symbolizes liberty.Identify this flag: Taiwan
  88. 88. Q9. This flag has three horizontalbands of white, red, and green ofequal width and a broad vertical redband on the hoist side; the nationalemblem (a Khanjar dagger in itssheath superimposed on two crossedswords in scabbards) in white iscentered near the top of the verticalband. Identify this flag:Oman
  89. 89. Q10. This flag is a red field with ayellow sun in the center; this sunhas forty rays, each rayrepresenting one of the forty tribesin this country. In the center of thesun is a red ring crossed by twosets of three red lines. Identify thisflag: Kyrgyzstan
  90. 90. Q1. The capitals of the following South American countries are: A. Chile: Santiago B. Paraguay: Asuncion C. Peru: Lima D.Venezuela: Caracas E. Uruguay: Montevideo F. Guyana: Georgetown G. Brazil: Brasilia H. Suriname: Paramaribo
  91. 91. Q2. What type of biome is represented by the green on the map of South America shown below?A. Tropical rainforestB. Arid desertC. TundraD. Grass savannah
  92. 92. Q3. Parts of this area have not had rainfallfor over 400 years. Climatologists call thisthe driest place on Earth. Identify thisarea:A. Patagonian Desert, ArgentinaB. La Guajira Desert, ColombiaC. Atacama Desert, ChileD. Sechura Desert, Peru
  93. 93. Q4. Located in Venezuela, the Angel Fallsare one of South America‟s most notable geographic landmarks. Why is this?A. It is the world’s largest waterfall by volumeB. It is the world’s tallest waterfallC. It is the world’s only waterfall with multiple falls in one locationD. D. It is the world’s deepest waterfall
  94. 94. Q5. Nevados Ojos del Salado isbelieved to be the world‟s highestactive volcano, rising to 22,995 ft.What two countries does it border? A. Chile and Argentina B. Bolivia and Paraguay C. Uruguay and Brazil D. Peru and Ecuador
  95. 95. Q6. The Sally Lightfoot crabs, MarchenaLava lizards and Waved albatrosses areCOMMONLYfound on a chain of islands. Identify this chain of islands: A. South Sandwich Islands B. Antilles Islands C. Galapagos Islands D. Falkland Islands
  96. 96. Q7. All of the following are true aboutLake Titicaca EXCEPT:A. It is the world’s commercially highest navigable lakeB. Believed to be the deepest lake in South AmericaC. Located on the border of Peru and BoliviaD. Commonly referred to as the largest freshwater lake by area in South America
  97. 97. Q8. Most countries in South Americaborder an ocean. What countries in this region are landlocked? A. Peru and Argentina B. Bolivia and Paraguay C. Chile and Ecuador D. Brazil and Colombia
  98. 98. Q9. Surrounded by cold waters originating from theArctic, this island in South America has a harsherclimate than expected based on its latitude. Morethan 50% of the island is covered by permanent icewith many large glaciers reaching the sea at thehead of fjords. Identify the island: A. St. Helena B. Tristan da Cunha C.South Georgia D. Falkland Islands
  99. 99. Q10. Identify whether these statements areTRUE or FALSE. You will be given 2 minutes tofinalize your answers. A. TRUE:Ushuaia, Argentina is the southernmost city in the world A. FALSE: Paraguay is the smallest independent country in South America (*by area) A. FALSE: South America is the fifth largest continent in the world
  100. 100. Q10. Identify whether these statements areTRUE or FALSE. You will be given 2 minutes tofinalize your answers. D. TRUE:Brazil is the most populous country in South America (*not by density) E. TRUE:Buenaventura, Colombia is the wettest inhabited place on earth with an average rainfall of 267 inches each year F.TRUE:Peru, Bolivia and Colombia are top three coca leaf producers in the world
  101. 101. Q1. Who was the first female president of Ireland?A. Mary McAleeseB. Mary RobinsonC. Elisabeth KoppD. Silvia Cartwright
  102. 102. Q2. The following statements about the insurrection in Ireland known as “Easter Rising” are correct EXCEPT:A. The insurrection was primarily organized by the Irish Republican BrotherhoodB. The insurrection happened in the year 1916C. The insurrection was mostly confined to BelfastD. The insurgents established their headquarters at the General Post Office
  103. 103. Q3. Traditionally, Saint Patrick‟s Day has been a religious celebration during the Christian season of Lent in Ireland. Up until the 1970s, which of the following laws governed the celebrations?A. Pubs were to be closed on March 17B. Green sashes were to be displayed at all participating Christian institutions.C. Protestants had a 7:00 p.m. curfew.D. The picking of shamrocks, used by Saint Patrick as a symbol of the Christian trinity, was prohibited.
  104. 104. Q4. More than one million people died of famine in 1845 after the devastation of alarge portion of the Irish potato crop. What caused the destruction of the crop? A. Drought B. Insects C. Early frost D. Disease
  105. 105. Q5. What was the name of the agreement negotiated between the British and Irish governments which served as a majordevelopment in the Northern Ireland Peace process? A. The Good Friday Agreement B. Anglo-Irish Agreement C. Dublin Agreement D. The Belfast Easter Agreement
  106. 106. Q6. In Ireland, the "Penal Laws" regulated thestatus of Roman Catholics throughout most of the 18th century. Which of the regulations below is NOT part of the Penal Laws? A. A Catholic workman refusing to work on Catholic holy days was to be whipped B. A Catholic may not own more than one acre of land C. No Catholic could own a horse valued at more than £5 D. A Catholic was forbidden to vote or hold public office
  107. 107. Q7. Northern Ireland was establishedthrough the Government of Ireland Act (1920). How many counties made up Northern Ireland? A. 8 B. 6 C. 4 D. 10
  108. 108. Q8. In 1979, which Irish organization wasbelieved to be responsible for theassassination of Lord Mountbatten, QueenElizabeth IIs uncle and the last Viceroy ofIndia?A. Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)B. Red Hand DefendersC. Irish Republican Army (IRA)D. Black and Tan
  109. 109. Q9. Ireland became a member of theUnited Nations in 1955. In what year did Ireland join the European Union? A.1973 B. 1978 C. 1985 D. 1992
  110. 110. Q10. The following instrument is historicallyconsidered a significant symbol of the Irish state. It is also found in the seals of theTaoiseach (Prime Minister) and used on the back of Irish coins. A. Flute B. Harp C. Fiddle D. Bagpipes
  111. 111. Q1. On December 18th the first protests ofwhat became known as the “Arab Spring”occurred after the self-immolation of streetvendor, Mohamed Bouazizi. In what countrydid these protests occur? A. Libya B. Syria C. Egypt D. Tunisia
  112. 112. Q2. Syria has been engaged in civil unrest sinceearly 2011. All of the following were CATALYSTS for the unrest in Syria EXCEPT: A. Emergency Law has existed since 1963, effectively suspending most constitutional rights for Syrian people B. Former President Hafez al-Assad conducted a scorched-earth policy against the city of Hama, killing tens of thousands of people C. Security forces in Syria killed five protesters in March of 2011 D. Syria has the 4th lowest Human Development Index ratings in the Arab World after Sudan, Djibouti and Mauritania
  113. 113. Q3. On February 17, 2011, protestorstook to the streets of Libya to demandthe end of Gadhafi‟s reign. Identify the name given to this protest: A. Jasmine Revolution B. Bloody Thursday C. Day of Rage D. #Feb17
  114. 114. Q4. During the initial protests in Yemen, whatconcession did President Ali Abdullah Saleh offer in order to quell anti-government protestors? A. He held immediate and fair elections B. He immediately stepped down from office C. He offered 5 government seats to opposition leaders D. He pledged to incorporate a new constitution
  115. 115. Q5. Though the uprisings in the MiddleEast consist of mainly Muslims, theprotests in Egypt saw the involvement ofanother, non-Islamic, religious group.Identify this group: A. Roman Catholic B. Coptic Christian C. Eastern Orthodox D. Mormon
  116. 116. Q6. The events of Arab Spring sparked many responses internationally. All of the following were actions taken by the international community EXCEPT?A. The EU imposed an oil embargo on SyriaB. France accepts Tunisia’s interim government request for fundingC. Switzerland froze the assets of Bahrain’s monarch, King Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifaD. The U.S. participated in NATO-led military operations in Libya
  117. 117. Q7. A significant catalyst in the protestswas social networking, especially the site,“Twitter.” What was the famous „hashtag‟ used in the Egyptian protests? A. #DownWithMubarak B. #FreeEgypt C. #Jan25 D. #ArabSpring
  118. 118. Q8. Arab Spring resulted in regimechanges for multiple countries in theregion. Which of the following countriesexperienced changes in government? A. Saudi Arabia B. Syria C. Bahrain D. Egypt
  119. 119. Q9. Libya has recently experienced civil war inrelation to Arab Spring. Which of the followingstatements is INCORRECTregarding the protestsin Libya? A. Government loyalists killed 12 at a protest rally in the city of Sana’a B. Arrest of human right activist triggered protests in the city of Benghazi C. NATO pulled forces out of Libya on October 31, 2011 D. Gadhafi was found and killed in the city of Sirte
  120. 120. Q10. “Are you ready for a Tahrir moment?” is the call to action forprotests inspired by Arab Spring in the United States. Identify this movement: You have 45 seconds to discuss and answer this question.
  121. 121. Q1. The following quotes can be attributed to this renowned world leader. Identify the world leader and country: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”“Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.” “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
  122. 122. Q2. What is the name of the world leader who publicly announced that Greece‟s entry into the Eurozone in 2001 was a “mistake?” A. Angela Merkel B. Nicolas Sarkozy C. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero D. David Cameron
  123. 123. Q3. Yoshihiko Noda was recently electedthe new Prime Minister of Japan. What washis most recent position prior to beingelected?A. Finance MinisterB. Foreign Affairs MinisterC. Health MinisterD. Justice Minister
  124. 124. Q4. Identify the following world leaderand country of leadership:
  125. 125. Q5. Identify this world leader based on thefollowing characteristics:- Practices polygamy and has at least 18 children- Follows Zulu tradition- Leader of the African National Congress- Received no formalized education A. Michael Sata B. Julius Malema C. Jacob Zuma D. MwaiKibaki
  126. 126. Q6. Which countries elected theirFIRST FEMALE prime ministers in 2011? A. Brazil / Finland B. Costa Rica / Australia C. Slovakia / Croatia D. Thailand / Denmark
  127. 127. Q7. All of the following are CURRENT leaders of their respective countries EXCEPT:A. Kim Young-sam - President of South KoreaB. Tillman Thomas - Prime Minister of GrenadaC. Benjamin Netanyahu - Prime Minister of IsraelD. RecepTayyipErdoğan - Prime Minister of Turkey
  128. 128. Q8. Identify this former worldleader and country of leadership:
  129. 129. Q9. Identify this world leader andcountry of leadership:
  130. 130. Q10. Match the following past and currentworld leaders with their respective countries.You have 1 minute to finalize your answers.1. David Cameron A. Sweden2. Vincente Fox B. Australia3. Fredrik Reinfeldt C. Mexico4. Isabel Peron D. United Kingdom5. Julia Gillard E. Argentina
  131. 131. Q1. Who is the current Premier(also known as Prime Minister) ofChina? A. Hu Jin Tao B. WenJiabao C. Zhu Rongji D. Li Peng
  132. 132. Q2. China‟s recent acquisition of its first aircraftcarrier has sparked concern and discussion. Thefollowing are reasons for apprehension aroundthe world EXCEPT: A. China’s rapid military build-up B. China’s focus on diminishing U.S. military superiority C. Taiwan, South Korea and Japan will look to China for security D. The carrier gives China capability to possibly control the South China Sea and East China Sea
  133. 133. Q3. Identify the following Chineselandmark. Hint: It’s also a World Heritage Site A. Forbidden City B. Temple of Heaven C. Olympic Pavilion D. Mandarin Palace
  134. 134. Q4. According to theChinese calendar, 2011is the Year of the Rabbit.What is 2012? A. Year of the Horse B. Year of the Monkey C. Year of the Rat D. Year of the Dragon
  135. 135. Q5: As of 2010, China‟s population is estimated to be 1.33 billion.Approximately what percentage of theworld‟s population do they account for? A. 10% B. 20% C. 30% D. 40%
  136. 136. Q6. The following statements are trueabout the Chinese economy EXCEPT:A. China is an emerging economyB. China surpassed Japan as the world’s largest economyC. China recently surpassed the U.S. as EUs top trade partnerD. China is considered the largest exporter in the world
  137. 137. Q7. In 1989, demonstrators were killed by tanks and troops during protests atTiananmen Square. What event sparked the infamous protest?A. Mass mourning over the death of HuYaobang, leader of the PRCB. The removal of Mao Zedong’s ideologiesC. The passing of unfair taxation lawsD. An increase in public university tuition rates
  138. 138. Q8. All of the following statements are true about the Three Gorges Dam EXCEPT:A. World’s largest hydroelectric damB. Spans the Sungari RiverC. Cost approximately $24 billion to buildD. Took 17 years to complete construction
  139. 139. Q9. Earlier this year, China was accused of interfering with Google‟s operations within thecountry. What was China alleged to have done?A. Conducted cyber attacks on Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activistsB. Blocked Taiwanese and Hong Kong user accessC. Froze Google’s financial assets in ChinaD. Unprompted shut down of Google systems after 10 p.m.
  140. 140. Q10. In ancient China, what philosophicalconcept sought to legitimize a ruler‟s claim to the throne through divine approval? A. Mandate of Heaven B. Holy Right C. Divine Right of Kings D. Heaven’s Blessing
  141. 141. ROUND 8: Current Events
  142. 142. Q1. When the Republic of SouthSudan was born on Saturday, July 9,2011, it became Africa‟s 54th country.What is the capital of this new country? A. Khartoum B. Niamey C. Juba D. Kinshasha
  143. 143. Q2. The E-coli outbreak in Germanyearlier this year killed over 30 people and sickened more than 3000 others. What was believed to be the source of the E-coli outbreak? A. Cucumbers B. Bean Sprouts C. Lettuce D. Tomatoes
  144. 144. Q3. After a decade of searching,Osama bin Laden was found and killedin a raid on his compound. In whichcity in Pakistan was bin Laden found? A. Islamabad B. Abbottabad C. Nasirabad D. Peshawar
  145. 145. Q4. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struckNew Zealand in February 2011, thedeadliest natural disaster in the country in80 years. Which city experienced the mostdamage from the quake? A. Christchurch B. Wellington C. Auckland D. New Plymouth
  146. 146. Q5. What is the name of the U.S. citizenand aid worker who was sentenced to 15years in prison in March 2011 after beingcharged with spying and “acts against the independence” of Cuba? A. John Cannon B. Elsa Mirra C. Alan Gross D. Tracey Malinky
  147. 147. Q6. Which city has the worst airpollution according to recent data from the World Health Organization?A. Ahwaz, IranB. Lahore, PakistanC. Ludhiana, IndiaD. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  148. 148. Q7. In July 2011, Greece was downgraded by Standard and Poor‟scredit rating agency. What credit rating was the country downgraded to? A. BB B. BBB C. CCC D. CC
  149. 149. Q8. Extremist Anders Behring Breivikwas arrested for dual terrorist attacks in Norway inJuly 2011. Breivik has admitted to several beliefswhich he said prompted his attacks. Which of the following was NOT one of these beliefs? A. Neo-Nazism B. Opposition to democracy C. Norway’s immigration policy failures D. His personal faith in Islam
  150. 150. Q9. In East Africa, the worst drought crisis in 60 years has ravaged more than 10 million peoplein 2011. Which country has been hit the hardest by this crisis, their situation being called “the worst humanitarian disaster in the world?” A. Somalia B. Ethiopia C. Kenya D. Djibouti
  151. 151. Q10. Identify the country associated with the description. You will have 2 minutes to finalize your answers.A. Hosted the reconciliation accord between Hamas and FatahB. Women to be allowed to vote and run in 2015 electionsC. Women fined $215 or required to take citizenship courses if caught wearing a face-covering veilD. Severe earthquake, tsunami and possible nuclear meltdownE. World’s cheapest tablet computer, costing only $50 for the public and $35 for studentsF. Country with the largest proven crude oil reserves according to OPEC
  152. 152. Q1. On December 18th the first protests ofwhat became known as the “Arab Spring”occurred after the self-immolation of street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi. In what country did these protests occur? A. Libya B. Syria C. Egypt D. Tunisia
  153. 153. Q2. Syria has been engaged in civil unrest since early 2011.All of the following were CATALYSTS for the unrest in SyriaEXCEPT: A. Emergency Law has existed since 1963, effectively suspending most constitutional rights for Syrian people B. Former President Hafez al-Assad conducted a scorched-earth policy against the city of Hama, killing tens of thousands of people C. Security forces in Syria killed five protesters in March of 2011 D. Syria has the fourth lowest Human Development Index ratings in the Arab World after Sudan, Djibouti and Mauritania
  154. 154. Q3. On February 17, 2011, protestorstook to the streets of Libya to demand the end of Gadhafi‟s reign. Identify the name given to this protest: A. Jasmine Revolution B. Bloody Thursday C. Day of Rage D. #Feb17
  155. 155. Q4. During the initial protests in Yemen, whatconcession did President Ali Abdullah Saleh offer in order to quell anti-government protestors?A. He held immediate and fair electionsB. He immediately stepped down from officeC. He offered 5 government seats to opposition leadersD. He pledged to incorporate a new constitution
  156. 156. Q5. Though the uprisings in the Middle East consist of mainly Muslims, the protests in Egypt saw the involvement of another, non-Islamic, religious group. Identify this group: A. Roman Catholic B. Coptic Christian C. Eastern Orthodox D. Mormon
  157. 157. Q6. The events of Arab Spring sparked manyresponses internationally. All of the following were actions taken by the international community EXCEPT? A. The EU imposed an oil embargo on Syria B. France accepts Tunisia’s interim government request for funding C. Switzerland froze the assets of Bahrain’s monarch, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa D. The U.S. participated in NATO-led military operations in Libya
  158. 158. Q7. A significant catalyst in the protestswas social networking, especially the site,“Twitter.” What was the famous „hashtag‟ used in the Egyptian protests? A. #DownWithMubarak B. #FreeEgypt C. #Jan25 D. #ArabSpring
  159. 159. Q8. Arab Spring resulted in regime changes for multiple countries in theregion. Which of the following countries experienced changes in government? A. Saudi Arabia B. Syria C. Bahrain D. Egypt
  160. 160. Q9. Libya has recently experienced civil war inrelation to Arab Spring. Which of the followingstatements is INCORRECT regarding the protestsin Libya? A. Government loyalists killed 12 at a protest rally in the city of Sana’a B. Arrest of human right activist triggered protest in city of Benghazi C. NATO pulled forces out of Libya on October 31, 2011 D. Gadhafi was found and killed in the city
  161. 161. Q10. “Are you ready for a Tahrirmoment?” is the call to action for protests inspired by Arab Spring in the United States. Identify this movement: ANSWER: Occupy Wall Street
  162. 162. Q1. The following quotes can beattributed to this renowned world leader. Identify the world leader and country: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”“Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.” “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” ANSWER: Mahatma Gandhi of India
  163. 163. Q2. What is the name of the world leaderwho publicly announced that Greece‟sentry into the Eurozone in 2001 was a“mistake?” A. Angela Merkel B. Nicolas Sarkozy C. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero D. David Cameron
  164. 164. Q3. Yoshihiko Noda was recently elected the new Prime Minister of Japan. What was his most recent position prior to being elected?A. Finance MinisterB. Foreign Affairs MinisterC. Health MinisterD. Justice Minister
  165. 165. Q4. Identify thefollowing world leader and country of leadership:ANSWER: Fidel Castro, former President of Cuba
  166. 166. Q5. Identify this world leader based on thefollowing characteristics:- Practices polygamy and has at least 18 children- Follows Zulu tradition- Leader of the African National Congress- Received no formalized education A. Michael Sata B. Julius Malema C. Jacob Zuma D. MwaiKibaki
  167. 167. Q6. Which countries elected theirFIRST FEMALE prime ministers in 2011? A. Brazil / Finland B. Costa Rica / Australia C. Slovakia / Croatia D. Thailand / Denmark
  168. 168. Q7. All of the following are CURRENT leaders of their respective countries EXCEPT:A. Kim Young-sam - President of South KoreaB. Tillman Thomas - Prime Minister of GrenadaC. Benjamin Netanyahu - Prime Minister of IsraelD. RecepTayyipErdoğan - Prime Minister of Turkey
  169. 169. Q8. Identify thisformer world leaderand country ofleadership:ANSWER: BenazirBhutto, former PrimeMinister of Pakistan
  170. 170. Q9. Identify this worldleader and country ofleadership:ANSWER: DmitriMedvedev,President of Russia
  171. 171. Q10. Match the following past and current world leaders with their respective countries:1. David Cameron: (D)United Kingdom2. Vincente Fox: (C)Mexico3. Fredrik Reinfeldt: (A)Sweden4. Isabel Peron: (E) Argentina5. Julia Gillard: (B) Australia
  172. 172. Q1. Who is the current Premier(also known as Prime Minister) of China? A. Hu Jin Tao B. WenJiabao C. Zhu Rongji D. Li Peng
  173. 173. carrier has sparked concern and discussion. The following are reasons for apprehension around the world EXCEPT:A. China’s rapid military build-upB. China’s focus on diminishing U.S. military superiorityC. Taiwan, South Korea and Japan will look to China for securityD. The carrier gives China capability to possibly control the South China Sea and East China Sea
  174. 174. Q3. Identify the following Chinese landmark.Hint: It‟s also a World Heritage SiteA. Forbidden CityB. Temple of HeavenC. Olympic PavilionD. Mandarin Palace
  175. 175. Q4. According to the Chinesecalendar, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. What is 2012? A. Year of the Horse B. Year of the Monkey C. Year of the Rat D.Year of the Dragon
  176. 176. Q5: As of 2010, China‟s population is estimated to be 1.33 billion. Approximatelywhat percentage of the world‟s population do they account for? A. 10% B. 20% C. 30% D. 40%
  177. 177. Q6. The following statements are true aboutthe Chinese economy EXCEPT: A. China is an emerging economy B. China surpassed Japan as the world’s largest economy C. China recently surpassed the U.S. as EUs top trade partner D. China is considered the largest exporter in the world
  178. 178. Q7. In 1989, demonstrators were killed by tanks and troops during protests atTiananmen Square. What event sparked the infamous protest? A. Mass mourning over the death of HuYaobang, leader of the PRC B. The removal of Mao Zedong‟s ideologies C. The passing of unfair taxation laws D. An increase in public university tuition rates
  179. 179. Q8. All of the following statements are trueabout the Three Gorges Dam EXCEPT: A. World’s largest hydroelectric damn B. Spans the Sungari River C. Cost approximately $24 billion to build D. Took 17 years to complete construction
  180. 180. Q9. Earlier this year, China was accused of interfering with Google‟s operations within thecountry. What was China alleged to have done?A. Conducted cyber attacks on Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activistsB. Blocked Taiwanese and Hong Kong user accessC. Froze Google‟s financial assets in ChinaD. Unprompted shut down of Google systems after 10 p.m.
  181. 181. Q10. In ancient China, what philosophical concept sought to legitimize a ruler‟s claim to the throne through divine approval? A. Mandate of Heaven B. Holy Right C. Divine Right of Kings D. Heaven’s Blessing
  182. 182. ANSWERSROUND 8: Current Events
  183. 183. Q1. When the Republic of South Sudanwas born on Saturday, July 9, 2011, itbecame Africa‟s 54th country. What isthe capital of this new country? A. Khartoum B. Niamey C. Juba D. Kinshasha
  184. 184. Q2. The E-coli outbreak in Germany earlierthis year killed over 30 people and sickened more than 3000 others. What was believed to be the source of the E-coli outbreak? A. Cucumbers B.Bean Sprouts C. Lettuce D. Tomatos
  185. 185. Q3. After a decade of searching, Osamabin Laden was found and killed in a raid on his compound. In which city in Pakistan was bin Laden found? A. Islamabad B. Abbottabad C. Nasirabad D. Peshawar
  186. 186. Q4. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck New Zealand in February 2011, thedeadliest natural disaster in the countryin 80 years. Which city experienced the most damage from the quake? A. Christchurch B. Wellington C. Auckland D. New Plymouth
  187. 187. Q5. What is the name of the U.S. citizen and aid worker who was sentenced tofifteen years in prison in March 2011 after being charged with spying and “acts against the independence” of Cuba? A. John Cannon B. Elsa Mirra C.Alan Gross D. Tracey Malinky
  188. 188. Q6. Which city has the worst airpollution according to recent data fromthe World Health Organization? A.Ahwaz, Iran B. Lahore, Pakistan C. Ludhiana, India D. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  189. 189. Q7. In July of 2011, Greece was downgraded by Standard and Poor‟scredit rating agency. What credit rating was the country downgraded to? A. BB B. BBB C. CCC D. CC
  190. 190. Q8. Extremist Anders Behring Breivikwasarrested for dual terrorist attacks in Norway inJuly 2011. Breivik has admitted to several beliefswhich he said prompted his attacks. Which ofthe following was NOT one of these beliefs?A. Neo-NazismB. Opposition to democracyC. Norway’s immigration policy failuresD.His personal faith in Islam
  191. 191. Q9. In East Africa, the worst drought crisis in60 years has ravaged more than 10 millionpeople in 2011. Which country has been hitthe hardest by this crisis, their situationbeing called “the worst humanitariandisaster in the world?” A. Somalia B. Ethiopia C. Kenya D. Djibouti
  192. 192. Q10. Identify the country associated with the description:A. Hosted the reconciliation accord between Hamas and Fatah: EgyptB. Women to be allowed to vote and run in 2015 elections: Saudi ArabiaC. Women fined $215 or required to take citizenship courses if caught wearing a face-covering veil: France
  193. 193. Q10. Identify the country associatedwith the description:D. Severe earthquake, tsunami and possible nuclear meltdown: JapanE. World’s cheapest tablet computer, costing only $50 for the public and $35 for students: IndiaF. Country with the largest proven crude oil reserves according to OPEC: Venezuela
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