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Academic WorldQuest 2007 Academic WorldQuest 2007 Welcome to
WHO WE ARE <ul><li>The World Affairs Council of Charlotte is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to p...
Thank You to Our Sponsors <ul><li>First Presbyterian Church   </li></ul><ul><li>The Map Shop </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></...
<ul><li>*Jennifer Armentrout *Rebecca Vincent  *L.J. Stambuk  *Sally Billington *Susan Veit  *Laura Waller  *Lacy Crawford...
Welcome to Our Schools! <ul><li>Charlotte Country Day School  </li></ul><ul><li>Myers Park High School  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Game Play <ul><li>Assign a team member to be a Scribe for recording your team’s answers. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have 3...
Game Play <ul><li>For fill-in-the blank questions, judges will follow the “close enough” rule </li></ul><ul><li>For person...
Game Play <ul><li>Any team with a serious concern about an answer to a question can explain their argument in writing to t...
Game Play <ul><li>Final scores will be available after the award presentations; however, teams’ answer sheets or the compe...
Warm-Up Round
<ul><li>Q1: With which of the following countries does Afghanistan NOT share a border? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></...
<ul><li>Q1: With which of the following countries does Afghanistan NOT share a border? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></...
Q2. Identify this flag:
Q2: CUBA <ul><li>Answer of warm up question here </li></ul>
Q2: In 1788, the British Navy established a new settlement in Australia by bringing in 800 people that were: <ul><li>Slave...
Q2: In 1788, the British Navy established a new settlement in Australia by bringing in 800 people that were: <ul><li>Slave...
Ready to Play??? 2007 Academic WorldQuest
Round 1: FLAGS
Q1: Identify this flag
Q2: Identify this flag It has three equal vertical bands: green, yellow, and red with a small green five-pointed star cent...
Q3: Identify this flag
Q4: Identify this flag
Q5: Imagine this flag: There are two equal horizontal bands of blue and red; a white equilateral triangle is based on the ...
Q6: Identify this flag
Q7: Identify this flag
Q8: Identify this flag
Q9: Identify this flag
Q10: Identify this flag:
Round 2: Current Events
1. President Bush approved a controversial law in Dec. 2006 that allowed India to buy what for the 1 st  time in 30 years?...
2. In December 2006, which country became the first African country to allow same-sex unions? A. Kenya B. Ghana C. Nigeria...
3. Cristina Fernandez of _________ became the first female president in October 2007. A. Argentina B. Brazil C. Costa Rica...
4. Senegal and _________ signed an agreement in December 2006 to issue a few thousand work permits over the next two years...
5. In September 2007, which president visited the United States for the first time ever? A. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Mohamma...
6. After South Africa in 2010, which country just won the honor of hosting the World Cup in 2014 for the first time in 64 ...
7. In September 2007, 1 unit of this currency was worth US$1.06. This is the first time since 1976 that it’s been worth mo...
8. Also in September 2007, which country hosted a pro-democracy demonstration, led by Buddhist monks, which ended up in th...
9. Ignoring his previous conditional pledge to step down as military chief and become a civilian president this year, Paki...
10. In July 2007, whom did China execute for taking bribes?   A. A popular religious leader B. The head of the child prote...
Round 3: Geography
<ul><li>Q1: How many time zones does Indonesia span? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Q2: What specific body of water separates Finland and Sweden? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The North Sea </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Q3: This area in white is an autonomous province of what nation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada  c. Denmark </li></u...
Q4: Two countries in the world are double landlocked meaning they are surrounded only by other landlocked countries. Which...
5. Identify this country on the map: A. Botswana B. Zambia C. Namibia D. Angola
<ul><li>6. Thimphu is the capital of what country? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bhutan </li></ul...
7. What is the name of the longest river on the continent of Europe? <ul><li>The Volga </li></ul><ul><li>The Elbe </li></u...
8. What is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the North Pacific Ocean? A. Mexico B. Guatemala C. C...
9. Where is Taipa Island? A. Taiwan B. Macau C. Hong Kong D. Philippines
10. What is the capital  of Mali?  A. Ouagadougou  B. Conakry C. Bamako D. Lusaka
Answers: Round 1 Q1: Bahrain
Answers: Round 1 Q2: Senegal
Answers: Round 1 Q3: Georgia
Answers: Round 1 Q4: Belize
Answers: Round 1 Q5: Philippines
Answers: Round 1 Q6: Uganda
Answers: Round 1 Q7: Vietnam
Answers: Round 1 Q8: Czech Republic
Answers: Round 1 Q9: Greenland
Answers: Round 1 Q10: Uzbekistan
Answers: Round 2 1. President Bush approved a controversial law in Dec. 2006 that allowed India to buy what for the 1 st  ...
Answers: Round 2 2. In December 2006, which country became the first African country to allow same-sex unions? A. Kenya B....
Answers: Round 2 3. Cristiana Fernandez of _________ became the first female president in October 2007. A. Argentina B. Br...
Answers: Round 2 4. Senegal and _________ signed an agreement in December 2006 to issue a few thousand work permits over t...
Answers: Round 2 5. In September 2007, which president visited the United States for the first time ever? A. Mahmoud Ahmad...
Answers: Round 2 6. After South Africa in 2010, which country just won the honor of hosting the World Cup in 2014 for the ...
Answers: Round 2 7. In September 2007, 1 unit of this currency was worth US$1.06. This is the first time since 1976 that i...
Answers: Round 2 8. Also in September 2007, which country hosted a pro-democracy demonstration, led by Buddhist monks, whi...
Answers: Round 2 9. Ignoring his previous conditional pledge to step down as military chief and become a civilian presiden...
Answers: Round 2 10. In July 2007, whom did China execute for taking bribes?   A. A popular religious leader B. The head o...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q1: How many time zones does Indonesia span? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q2: What specific body of water separates Finland and Sweden? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The North Sea...
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q3: The area in white is an autonomous province of what nation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Denmark ...
Answers: Round 3 Q4: Two countries in the world are double landlocked meaning they are surrounded only by other landlocked...
Answers: Round 3 5. Identify this country on the map: A. Botswana B. Zambia C. Namibia D. Angola
Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>6. Thimphu is the capital of what country? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Answers: Round 3 7. What is the name of the longest river on the continent of Europe? <ul><li>The Volga </li></ul><ul><li>...
Answers: Round 3 8. What is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the North Pacific Ocean? A. Mexico ...
Answers: Round 3 9. Where is the island of Taipa?  A. Taiwan B. Macau C. Hong Kong D. Philippines
Answers: Round 3 10. What is the capital of Mali?  A. Ouagadougou  B. Conakry C. Bamako D. Lusaka
Round 4: Great Decisions
1. According to the Great Decisions article, what percentage of people in Turkmenistan has access to the internet?   A. 10...
2. During their May 2007 summit meeting, Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged President Bush to allow for what form of ...
3. According to estimates made by the Indian government, how many of its population under the age of 14 are employed?   A....
4 . A $25 million dollar prize for the person who can remove at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide each year from the ...
5. The African Union (AU) is modeled after what other governing body? <ul><li>A. The United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>B. T...
6. UNICEF states that the average rate of malnutrition in some Indian states is 40%, which is considerably higher than the...
7. On May 18, 2007, Kazakhstan’s parliament voted to change the constitution so that a president may serve how many terms ...
8. What does the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA) say the reason is that U.S. carbon emissions only went...
9. Of the roughly  5-10,000 confiscated firearms that are traced in Mexico each year, what percentage of them originated i...
10.  According to the Guardian newspaper (UK), a majority of South Africans view ____ “as a negation of democratic gains a...
Round 5: UN Peacekeeping Operations
<ul><li>A. 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 1948 </li></ul>1. When did the Un...
<ul><li>A) Japan, United States, France </li></ul><ul><li>B) United States, Japan, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>C) Canada, Sw...
<ul><li>A. UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo  (MONUC) </li></ul><ul><li>B. UN Interim Force in L...
<ul><li>A) 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>B) 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>C) 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>D) 1984 </li></ul>4.  The UN Peaceke...
<ul><li>A) Pakistan, Bangladesh, India </li></ul><ul><li>B) Jordan, France, Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>C) Pakistan, India, G...
<ul><li>A. There is high demand for more operations </li></ul><ul><li>B. Many available troops are already fighting  elsew...
<ul><li>A.  8 </li></ul><ul><li>B.  15 </li></ul><ul><li>C.  10 </li></ul><ul><li>D.  3 </li></ul>7. How many current peac...
<ul><li>A. Ban Ki-Moon </li></ul><ul><li>B. Boutros Boutros-Ghali </li></ul><ul><li>C. Kofi Annan </li></ul><ul><li>D. Jav...
<ul><li>A. German </li></ul><ul><li>B. Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>C. Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>D. Russian </li></ul>9. Which...
<ul><li>A. Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>B. Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>C. Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>D. Venezuela </li></ul>10. W...
Round 6: International Faces in the News
1. Identify his name and country.
2. Identify the name and country of this person
3. Identify her name and country
4. Identify his name and country
5. Identify her name and country
6. Identify his name and country
7. Identify his name and country
8. Identify his name and country
9. Identify her name and country
10. Identify her name and country
Answers: Round 4 1. According to the Great Decisions article, what percentage of people in Turkmenistan has access to the ...
2. During their May 2007 summit meeting, Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged President Bush to allow for what form of ...
Answers: Round 4 3. According to estimates made by the Indian government, how many of its population under the age of 14 a...
Answers: Round 4 4. A $25 million dollar prize for the person who can remove at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide eac...
Answers: Round 4 5. The African Union (AU) is modeled after what other governing body? A. The United Nations B. The Europe...
Answers: Round 4 6. UNICEF states that the average rate of malnutrition in some Indian states is 40%, which is considerabl...
Answers: Round 4 7. On May 18, 2007, Kazakhstan’s parliament voted to change the constitution  so that a president may ser...
Answers: Round 4 8. What does the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA) say the main reason is that U.S. carb...
Answers: Round 4 9. Of the roughly 5-10,000 confiscated firearms that are traced in Mexico each year, what percentage of t...
Answers: Round 4 10. According to the Guardian newspaper (UK), a majority of South Africans view ____ “as a negation of de...
Answers: Round 5 1. When did the United Nations begin Peacekeeping Missions?   A. 1917 B. 1902 C. 1964 D. 1948
Answers: Round 5 2. As of January 1, 2007, which of the following three combinations of countries are the top three contri...
Answers: Round 5 3. At $1,166,721,000, what is to date the most financially costly peacekeeping operation? A. UN Organizat...
Answers: Round 5 4. The UN Peacekeeping force in Cyprus was set up in _____ to keep Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots fr...
Answers: Round 5 5. As of January 1, 2007, which of the following three combinations of countries are the top three contri...
Answers: Round 5 6. The UN has been having difficulty in being successful with many of their peacekeeping missions. Which ...
Answers: Round 5 7. How many current peacekeeping missions are in the Middle East? A.  8 B.  15 C.  10 D.  3
Answers: Round 5 8. Who was head of Peacekeeping Operations and then became Secretary General in 1997?   A. Ban Ki-Moon B....
Answers: Round 5 9. Which language is the UN Peacekeeping Mission website  NOT  offered in?   A. German B. Arabic C. Chine...
Answers: Round 5 10. Where is the only current UN peacekeeping operation in the region including North, Central, and South...
Answers: Round 6 Vicente Fox Ex- President of Mexico
Answers: Round 6 Daisuke Matsuzaka   Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
Answers: Round 6 Pratibha Devisingh Patil First female president of India
Answers: Round 6 Evo Morales President of Bolivia
Answers: Round 6 Justine Henin-Hardin Belgian Tennis Player won US Open in 2007
Answers: Round 6 Thabo Mbeki President of South Africa
Answers: Round 6 Juan Luis Guerra Won 5 Grammys at 2007 Latin Grammy Awards
Answers: Round 6 Gordon Brown British Prime Minister
Answers: Round 6 Benazir Bhutto Opposition Leader of Pakistan
Answers: Round 6 Rhianna Singer from Barbados
Round 7: History and the Amazing Race 10
1. Which Moroccan king is the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler?  A. King  Mohammed VI B. King Hassan I C. King  Mohammed...
2. When did women vote for the first time in Kuwait?   A. 2000 B. 1992 C. 2006 D. They still can’t  vote!
3. What natural disaster made thousands homeless in 2000 and 2004 in Madagascar? A. Wildfires B. Tropical cyclones C. Land...
4. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindi extremist in what year?   A. 1965 B. 1920 C. 1899 D. 1948
5. Which country featured in the 10 th  season of The Amazing Race was the world’s largest empire from 1206-1263?  A. Chin...
6. In March 2004, 191 people died in explosions in Madrid, which were linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Where did th...
7. Viktor Yushchenko, current President of the Ukraine, suffered from what during his 2004 election campaign?  A. Poisonin...
8. Vietnam was split into North & South Vietnam in what year?   A. 1975 B. 1962 C. 1941 D. 1954
9. Finland declared its independence  from which country?   A. Germany B. Russia C. Britain D. Sweden
10. What group of people made up most of the demonstrators during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989?  A. Farmers B. St...
Round 8: Global Potpourri
Q1: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new son Pax was adopted in 2007 from an orphanage in what Asian nation? A. Laos B. Camb...
Q2: Finland’s first female president bears an uncanny resemblance to what US entertainer who ran ads on his show to suppor...
Q3: Who has the current Billboard-rated #1 Latin Album? A. Daddy Yankee B. Juanes C. Marc Anthony D. Gloria Estefan
Q4: Finland experiences Northern Lights, where the sun does not set for how many weeks in the summer?  A. 1 B. 3 C. 10 D. 5
Q5.  Recently, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell alluded to the possibility of the Super Bowl being hosted in what internatio...
Q6.  Take a look at this image. What is this specific narrow passage of water called that connects two large bodies of wat...
Q7.  The 2003 movie “Cold Mountain” written by Charles Frazier was set in Haywood County, North Carolina but was actually ...
Q8. Where is this landmark located? A. Paris B. Berlin C. London D. Barcelona
Q9.  Recently, Chinese National players Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian met for the first time in a NBA game. What NBA team does ...
Q10. Where will the girls go next on the current season (9) of America’s Next Top Model? A. Thailand B. Japan C. Brazil D....
Answers: Round 7 1. Which Moroccan king is the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler?  A. King  Mohammed VI B. King Hassan I ...
Answers: Round 7 2. When did women vote for the first time in Kuwait?   A. 2000 B. 1992 C. 2006 D. They still can’t  vote!
Answers: Round 7 3. What natural disaster made thousands homeless in 2000 and 2004 in Madagascar? A. Wildfires B. Tropical...
Answers: Round 7 4. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindi extremist in what year?   A. 1965 B. 1920 C. 1899 D. 1948
Answers: Round 7 5. Which country featured in the 10 th  season of The Amazing Race was the world’s largest empire from 12...
Answers: Round 7 6. In March 2004, 191 people died in explosions in Madrid, which were linked to the terrorist group Al-Qa...
Answers: Round 7 7. Viktor Yushchenko, current President of the Ukraine, suffered from what during his 2004 election campa...
Answers: Round 7 8. Vietnam was split into North & South Vietnam in what year?   A. 1975 B. 1962 C. 1941 D. 1954
Answers: Round 7 9. Finland declared its independence from which country?   A. Germany B. Russia C. Britain D. Sweden
Answers: Round 7 10. What group of people made up most of the demonstrators during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989? ...
Q1: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new son Pax was adopted in 2007 from an orphanage in what Asian nation? Answers: Round ...
Answers: Round 8 Q2: Finland’s first female president bears an uncanny resemblance to what US entertainer who ran ads on h...
Answers: Round 8 A. Daddy Yankee B. Juanes C. Marc Anthony D. Gloria Estefan Q3: Who has the current Billboard-rated #1 La...
Answers: Round 8 Q4: Finland experiences Northern Lights, where the sun does not set for how many weeks in the summer?  A....
Answers: Round 8 Q5.  Recently, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell alluded to the possibility of the Super Bowl being hosted i...
Answers: Round 8 Q6.  Take a look at this image. What is this specific narrow passage of water called that connects two la...
Answers: Round 8 Q7.  The 2003 movie “Cold Mountain” written by Charles Frazier was set in Haywood County, North Carolina ...
Answers: Round 8 Q8. Where is this landmark located? A. Paris B. Berlin C. London D. Barcelona
Answers: Round 8 Q9.  Recently, Chinese National players Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian met for the first time in a NBA game. Wh...
Answers: Round 8 A. Thailand B. Japan C. Brazil D. China Q10. Where will the girls go next on the current season (9) of Am...
Thank You For Playing Congratulations to our Winners!!!
Thank You Again to Our Sponsors <ul><li>First Presbyterian Church   </li></ul><ul><li>The Map Shop </li></ul><ul><li>IBM <...
<ul><li>*Jennifer Armentrout *Rebecca Vincent  *L.J. Stambuk  *Sally Billington *Susan Veit  *Laura Waller  *Lacy Crawford...
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! <ul><li>Basic Membership </li></ul><ul><li>$15 Student </li></ul><ul><l...
PARENTS! You can play too at Community WorldQuest!  Date: February 26, 2008 Location: Renaissance Suites Hotel DONATE A PR...
For Parents & Educators:  Voyagers Club on 12/6/07 <ul><li>Council Members and guests will be invited to get together mont...
Let’s Go to IRELAND!  <ul><li>April 23-30, 2008 </li></ul>With Ambassador Ed Brynn!
Thank You Larry Sprinkle! Charlotte's Best Meteorologist
Tiebreakers
Q1: The International Committee of the Red Cross recently adopted a new symbol in 2005, in addition to their cross and cre...
Q1: The International Committee of the Red Cross recently adopted a new symbol in 2005, in addition to their cross and cre...
Q2: Identify the country of this flag:  The flag is red with a blue border around the unique shape of the two overlapping ...
Nepal
Q3: Of the 25 European Union Member states, which has expressed the biggest public reservations with some 80% of its popul...
Q3: Of the 25 European Union Member states, which has expressed the biggest public reservations with some 80% of its popul...
Q4: Identify this landmark by name and country. 5pts. Name, 5 pts. Country
Q4: Identify this landmark by name and country. 5pts. Name, 5 pts. Country Angor Wat, Cambodia
Q5: What is the smallest country in geographic size that borders Saudi Arabia? <ul><li>Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li...
Q5: What is the smallest country in geographic size that borders Saudi Arabia? <ul><li>Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li...
Q6: President Alvaro Uribe Velez of ______ was re-elected in May 2006. He becomes the first president there in over a cent...
Q6: President Alvaro Uribe Velez of ______ was re-elected in May 2006. He becomes the first president there in over a cent...
Q7: Which country is known as “Land of the Thunder Dragon” because of the storms that come from the Himalayas?  <ul><li>Ch...
Q7: Which country is known as “Land of the Thunder Dragon” because of the storms that come from the Himalayas?  <ul><li>Ch...
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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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  1. 1. Academic WorldQuest 2007 Academic WorldQuest 2007 Welcome to
  2. 2. 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 broaden their world view. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thank You to Our Sponsors <ul><li>First Presbyterian Church </li></ul><ul><li>The Map Shop </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Papa John’s Pizza </li></ul><ul><li>CPI Securities </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Republic of Germany </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>*Jennifer Armentrout *Rebecca Vincent *L.J. Stambuk *Sally Billington *Susan Veit *Laura Waller *Lacy Crawford *Larry Sprinkle *Will Leach *Nick Vincent *Esther Hollington </li></ul>Thank you to our Staff and Volunteers! *Kimberly Neill *Bob Billington *Sayra Brynn *Scott Ellis *Frederic Gresset *Justin Brynn *Katey Dietz *Julie Spratt *Firoz Peera
  5. 5. Welcome to Our Schools! <ul><li>Charlotte Country Day School </li></ul><ul><li>Myers Park High School </li></ul><ul><li>Vance High School </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip O. Berry Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Providence Day School </li></ul><ul><li>Independence High School </li></ul><ul><li>Weddington High School </li></ul><ul><li>Harding University High School </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Christian </li></ul><ul><li>19 Schools This Year!! </li></ul><ul><li>Marvin Ridge High School </li></ul><ul><li>North Meck High School </li></ul><ul><li>Highland School of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Latin </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Norman Charter School </li></ul><ul><li>Providence High School </li></ul><ul><li>East Meck High School </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Community of Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Central Cabarrus High School </li></ul><ul><li>West Meck High School </li></ul>
  6. 6. Game Play <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>Did you read the rule sheet on your table?
  7. 7. Game Play <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>Did you read the rule sheet on your table?
  8. 8. Game Play <ul><li>Any team with a serious concern about an answer to a question can explain their argument in writing to the Judge Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Did you read the rule sheet on your table?
  9. 9. Game Play <ul><li>Final scores will be available after the award presentations; however, teams’ answer sheets or the competition questions themselves will not be made available after the event. </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, palm pilot, cell phone, newspaper, 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 or you will be disqualified at the discretion of the Judges! </li></ul>Did you read the rule sheet on your table?
  10. 10. Warm-Up Round
  11. 11. <ul><li>Q1: With which of the following countries does Afghanistan NOT share a border? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkmenistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uzbekistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Q1: With which of the following countries does Afghanistan NOT share a border? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkmenistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uzbekistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Q2. Identify this flag:
  14. 14. Q2: CUBA <ul><li>Answer of warm up question here </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q2: In 1788, the British Navy established a new settlement in Australia by bringing in 800 people that were: <ul><li>Slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Patients from mental hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Catholics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q2: In 1788, the British Navy established a new settlement in Australia by bringing in 800 people that were: <ul><li>Slaves </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Patients from mental hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Catholics </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ready to Play??? 2007 Academic WorldQuest
  18. 18. Round 1: FLAGS
  19. 19. Q1: Identify this flag
  20. 20. Q2: Identify this flag It has three equal vertical bands: green, yellow, and red with a small green five-pointed star centered in the yellow band
  21. 21. Q3: Identify this flag
  22. 22. Q4: Identify this flag
  23. 23. Q5: Imagine this flag: There are two equal horizontal bands of blue and red; a white equilateral triangle is based on the left side; the center of the triangle displays a yellow sun with eight rays, and each corner of the triangle contains a small, yellow, five-pointed star
  24. 24. Q6: Identify this flag
  25. 25. Q7: Identify this flag
  26. 26. Q8: Identify this flag
  27. 27. Q9: Identify this flag
  28. 28. Q10: Identify this flag:
  29. 29. Round 2: Current Events
  30. 30. 1. President Bush approved a controversial law in Dec. 2006 that allowed India to buy what for the 1 st time in 30 years? A. Authorization for kids to work B. Sexually explicit films from the U.S. C. Large stock shares of Microsoft D. Nuclear reactors
  31. 31. 2. In December 2006, which country became the first African country to allow same-sex unions? A. Kenya B. Ghana C. Nigeria D. South Africa
  32. 32. 3. Cristina Fernandez of _________ became the first female president in October 2007. A. Argentina B. Brazil C. Costa Rica D. Dominican Republic
  33. 33. 4. Senegal and _________ signed an agreement in December 2006 to issue a few thousand work permits over the next two years to Senegalese citizens. A. France B. Spain C. The United Kingdom D. The United States
  34. 34. 5. In September 2007, which president visited the United States for the first time ever? A. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Mohammad Mubarak C. Hugo Chavez D. Felipe Calderon
  35. 35. 6. After South Africa in 2010, which country just won the honor of hosting the World Cup in 2014 for the first time in 64 years? A. England B. Brazil C. Mexico D. Spain
  36. 36. 7. In September 2007, 1 unit of this currency was worth US$1.06. This is the first time since 1976 that it’s been worth more than the U.S. dollar. What kind of currency is it? A. The English Pound B. The European Euro C. The Japanese Yen D. The Canadian Dollar
  37. 37. 8. Also in September 2007, which country hosted a pro-democracy demonstration, led by Buddhist monks, which ended up in the military shooting and killing many of the protestors? A. Thailand B. China C. Myanmar D. Tibet
  38. 38. 9. Ignoring his previous conditional pledge to step down as military chief and become a civilian president this year, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has: A. Declared war on India B. Offered immunity to Osama Bin Laden C. Made a deal with Iran to share military forces D. Suspended the constitution
  39. 39. 10. In July 2007, whom did China execute for taking bribes? A. A popular religious leader B. The head of the child protection agency C. The head of the national bank D. The food and drug agency chief
  40. 40. Round 3: Geography
  41. 41. <ul><li>Q1: How many time zones does Indonesia span? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Q2: What specific body of water separates Finland and Sweden? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The North Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gulf of Finland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Barents Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gulf of Bothnia </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Q3: This area in white is an autonomous province of what nation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada c. Denmark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iceland d. Norway </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Q4: Two countries in the world are double landlocked meaning they are surrounded only by other landlocked countries. Which ones are they? <ul><ul><li>Andorra and Uzbekistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luxembourg and Andorra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liechtenstein and Belarus </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. 5. Identify this country on the map: A. Botswana B. Zambia C. Namibia D. Angola
  46. 46. <ul><li>6. Thimphu is the capital of what country? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bhutan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laos </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. 7. What is the name of the longest river on the continent of Europe? <ul><li>The Volga </li></ul><ul><li>The Elbe </li></ul><ul><li>The Lena </li></ul><ul><li>The Danube </li></ul>
  48. 48. 8. What is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the North Pacific Ocean? A. Mexico B. Guatemala C. Chile D. Belize
  49. 49. 9. Where is Taipa Island? A. Taiwan B. Macau C. Hong Kong D. Philippines
  50. 50. 10. What is the capital of Mali? A. Ouagadougou B. Conakry C. Bamako D. Lusaka
  51. 51. Answers: Round 1 Q1: Bahrain
  52. 52. Answers: Round 1 Q2: Senegal
  53. 53. Answers: Round 1 Q3: Georgia
  54. 54. Answers: Round 1 Q4: Belize
  55. 55. Answers: Round 1 Q5: Philippines
  56. 56. Answers: Round 1 Q6: Uganda
  57. 57. Answers: Round 1 Q7: Vietnam
  58. 58. Answers: Round 1 Q8: Czech Republic
  59. 59. Answers: Round 1 Q9: Greenland
  60. 60. Answers: Round 1 Q10: Uzbekistan
  61. 61. Answers: Round 2 1. President Bush approved a controversial law in Dec. 2006 that allowed India to buy what for the 1 st time in 30 years? A. Authorization for kids to work B. Sexually explicit films from the U.S. C. Large stock shares of Microsoft D. Nuclear reactors
  62. 62. Answers: Round 2 2. In December 2006, which country became the first African country to allow same-sex unions? A. Kenya B. Ghana C. Nigeria D. South Africa
  63. 63. Answers: Round 2 3. Cristiana Fernandez of _________ became the first female president in October 2007. A. Argentina B. Brazil C. Costa Rica D. Dominican Republic
  64. 64. Answers: Round 2 4. Senegal and _________ signed an agreement in December 2006 to issue a few thousand work permits over the next two years to Senegalese citizens. A. France B. Spain C. The United Kingdom D. The United States
  65. 65. Answers: Round 2 5. In September 2007, which president visited the United States for the first time ever? A. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Mohammad Mubarak C. Hugo Chavez D. Felipe Calderon
  66. 66. Answers: Round 2 6. After South Africa in 2010, which country just won the honor of hosting the World Cup in 2014 for the first time in 64 years? A. England B. Brazil C. Mexico D. Spain
  67. 67. Answers: Round 2 7. In September 2007, 1 unit of this currency was worth US$1.06. This is the first time since 1976 that it’s been worth more than the U.S. dollar. What kind of currency is it? A. The English Pound B. The European Euro C. The Japanese Yen D. The Canadian Dollar
  68. 68. Answers: Round 2 8. Also in September 2007, which country hosted a pro-democracy demonstration, led by Buddhist monks, which ended up in the military shooting and killing many of the protestors? A. Thailand B. China C. Myanmar D. Tibet
  69. 69. Answers: Round 2 9. Ignoring his previous conditional pledge to step down as military chief and become a civilian president this year, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has: A. Declared war on India B. Offered immunity to Osama Bin Laden C. Made a deal with Iran to share military forces D. Suspended the constitution
  70. 70. Answers: Round 2 10. In July 2007, whom did China execute for taking bribes? A. A popular religious leader B. The head of the child protection agency C. The head of the national bank D. The food and drug agency chief
  71. 71. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q1: How many time zones does Indonesia span? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul></ul>
  72. 72. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q2: What specific body of water separates Finland and Sweden? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The North Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gulf of Finland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Barents Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gulf of Bothnia </li></ul></ul>
  73. 73. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>Q3: The area in white is an autonomous province of what nation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Denmark </li></ul></ul>
  74. 74. Answers: Round 3 Q4: Two countries in the world are double landlocked meaning they are surrounded only by other landlocked countries. Which ones are they? <ul><ul><li>Andorra and Uzbekistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luxembourg and Andorra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lichtenstein and Belarus </li></ul></ul>
  75. 75. Answers: Round 3 5. Identify this country on the map: A. Botswana B. Zambia C. Namibia D. Angola
  76. 76. Answers: Round 3 <ul><li>6. Thimphu is the capital of what country? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bhutan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangladesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laos </li></ul></ul>
  77. 77. Answers: Round 3 7. What is the name of the longest river on the continent of Europe? <ul><li>The Volga </li></ul><ul><li>The Elbe </li></ul><ul><li>The Lena </li></ul><ul><li>The Danube </li></ul>
  78. 78. Answers: Round 3 8. What is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the North Pacific Ocean? A. Mexico B. Guatemala C. Chile D. Belize
  79. 79. Answers: Round 3 9. Where is the island of Taipa? A. Taiwan B. Macau C. Hong Kong D. Philippines
  80. 80. Answers: Round 3 10. What is the capital of Mali? A. Ouagadougou B. Conakry C. Bamako D. Lusaka
  81. 81. Round 4: Great Decisions
  82. 82. 1. According to the Great Decisions article, what percentage of people in Turkmenistan has access to the internet? A. 10% B. 25% C. 50% D. 1%
  83. 83. 2. During their May 2007 summit meeting, Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged President Bush to allow for what form of immigration reform? A. To have an open border where Mexicans can come in to the U.S. freely B . Amnesty where the Mexicans currently in the U.S. will be allowed to stay even if they do not have visas C. Make the illegal Mexicans pay a fine to the U.S. but not deport them back to Mexico D. Let them work in the U.S. under the Guest-Worker Program
  84. 84. 3. According to estimates made by the Indian government, how many of its population under the age of 14 are employed? A. 12 million B. 50,000 C. 1 million D. 200,000
  85. 85. 4 . A $25 million dollar prize for the person who can remove at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide each year from the atmosphere was announced by whom in February 2007? <ul><li>A. American Larry Ellison </li></ul><ul><li>B. Australian Warren Buffet </li></ul><ul><li>C. British Sir Richard Branson </li></ul><ul><li>D. American Bill Gates </li></ul>
  86. 86. 5. The African Union (AU) is modeled after what other governing body? <ul><li>A. The United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>B. The European Union </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Organization of American States </li></ul><ul><li>D. The U.S. Congress </li></ul>
  87. 87. 6. UNICEF states that the average rate of malnutrition in some Indian states is 40%, which is considerably higher than the 30% rate of what other region? <ul><li>Sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul><ul><li>East Asia </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>North Africa </li></ul>
  88. 88. 7. On May 18, 2007, Kazakhstan’s parliament voted to change the constitution so that a president may serve how many terms in office? <ul><li>A. One </li></ul><ul><li>B. Two </li></ul><ul><li>C. Three </li></ul><ul><li>D. Unlimited </li></ul>
  89. 89. 8. What does the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA) say the reason is that U.S. carbon emissions only went up 1.4%? <ul><li>A. The rise in “green” corporate measures </li></ul><ul><li>B. The U.S. economy slowing down </li></ul><ul><li>C. The rise in “green” lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>D. The new U.S. environmental protection laws </li></ul>
  90. 90. 9. Of the roughly 5-10,000 confiscated firearms that are traced in Mexico each year, what percentage of them originated in the U.S.? <ul><li>A. 20% </li></ul><ul><li>B. 75% </li></ul><ul><li>C. 90% </li></ul><ul><li>D. 50% </li></ul>
  91. 91. 10. According to the Guardian newspaper (UK), a majority of South Africans view ____ “as a negation of democratic gains after a long period of struggle.” <ul><li>A. Increasing crime rates </li></ul><ul><li>B. HIV/AIDS infection rates </li></ul><ul><li>C. Government corruption </li></ul><ul><li>D. The widening economic gap </li></ul>
  92. 92. Round 5: UN Peacekeeping Operations
  93. 93. <ul><li>A. 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 1948 </li></ul>1. When did the United Nations begin Peacekeeping Missions?
  94. 94. <ul><li>A) Japan, United States, France </li></ul><ul><li>B) United States, Japan, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>C) Canada, Switzerland, United States </li></ul><ul><li>D) Britain, United States, China </li></ul>2. As of January 1, 2007, which of the following three combinations of countries are the top three contributors to the UN Peacekeeping budget?
  95. 95. <ul><li>A. UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) </li></ul><ul><li>B. UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) </li></ul><ul><li>C. United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) </li></ul><ul><li>D. United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) </li></ul>3. At $1,166,721,000, what is to date the most financially costly peacekeeping operation?
  96. 96. <ul><li>A) 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>B) 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>C) 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>D) 1984 </li></ul>4. The UN Peacekeeping force in Cyprus was set up in _____ to keep Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots from further fighting.
  97. 97. <ul><li>A) Pakistan, Bangladesh, India </li></ul><ul><li>B) Jordan, France, Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>C) Pakistan, India, Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>D) Nigeria, France, Indonesia </li></ul>5. As of January 1, 2007, which of the following three combinations of countries are the top three contributors of uniformed people on UN Peacekeeping operations?
  98. 98. <ul><li>A. There is high demand for more operations </li></ul><ul><li>B. Many available troops are already fighting elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>C. The U.S. won’t commit any police to current operations </li></ul><ul><li>D. The top 10 contributors for troops are developing countries with limited resources </li></ul>6. The UN has been having difficulty in being successful with many of their peacekeeping missions. Which is NOT a reason why?
  99. 99. <ul><li>A. 8 </li></ul><ul><li>B. 15 </li></ul><ul><li>C. 10 </li></ul><ul><li>D. 3 </li></ul>7. How many current peacekeeping missions are in the Middle East?
  100. 100. <ul><li>A. Ban Ki-Moon </li></ul><ul><li>B. Boutros Boutros-Ghali </li></ul><ul><li>C. Kofi Annan </li></ul><ul><li>D. Javier Perez de Cuellar </li></ul>8. Who was head of Peacekeeping Operations and then became Secretary General in 1997?
  101. 101. <ul><li>A. German </li></ul><ul><li>B. Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>C. Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>D. Russian </li></ul>9. Which language is the UN Peacekeeping Mission website NOT offered in?
  102. 102. <ul><li>A. Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>B. Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>C. Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>D. Venezuela </li></ul>10. Where is the only current UN peacekeeping operation in the region including North, Central, and South America?
  103. 103. Round 6: International Faces in the News
  104. 104. 1. Identify his name and country.
  105. 105. 2. Identify the name and country of this person
  106. 106. 3. Identify her name and country
  107. 107. 4. Identify his name and country
  108. 108. 5. Identify her name and country
  109. 109. 6. Identify his name and country
  110. 110. 7. Identify his name and country
  111. 111. 8. Identify his name and country
  112. 112. 9. Identify her name and country
  113. 113. 10. Identify her name and country
  114. 114. Answers: Round 4 1. According to the Great Decisions article, what percentage of people in Turkmenistan has access to the internet? A. 10% B. 25% C. 50% D. 1%
  115. 115. 2. During their May 2007 summit meeting, Mexican President Felipe Calderon urged President Bush to allow for what form of immigration reform? Answers: Round 4 D. Let them work in the U.S. under the Guest-Worker Program
  116. 116. Answers: Round 4 3. According to estimates made by the Indian government, how many of its population under the age of 14 are employed? A. 12 million B. 50,000 C. 1 million D. 200,000
  117. 117. Answers: Round 4 4. A $25 million dollar prize for the person who can remove at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide each year from the atmosphere was announced by whom in February 2007? A. American Larry Ellison B. Australian Warren Buffet C. British Sir Richard Branson D. American Bill Gates
  118. 118. Answers: Round 4 5. The African Union (AU) is modeled after what other governing body? A. The United Nations B. The European Union C. The Organization of American States D. The U.S. Congress
  119. 119. Answers: Round 4 6. UNICEF states that the average rate of malnutrition in some Indian states is 40%, which is considerably higher than the 30% rate of what other region? <ul><li>Sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul><ul><li>East Asia </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>North Africa </li></ul>
  120. 120. Answers: Round 4 7. On May 18, 2007, Kazakhstan’s parliament voted to change the constitution so that a president may serve how many terms in office? A. One B. Two C. Three D. Unlimited
  121. 121. Answers: Round 4 8. What does the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA) say the main reason is that U.S. carbon emissions only went up 1.4%? A. The rise in “green” corporate measures B. The U.S. economy slowing down C. The rise in “green” lifestyles D. The new U.S. environmental protection laws
  122. 122. Answers: Round 4 9. Of the roughly 5-10,000 confiscated firearms that are traced in Mexico each year, what percentage of them originated in the U.S.? A. 20% B. 75% C. 90% D. 50%
  123. 123. Answers: Round 4 10. According to the Guardian newspaper (UK), a majority of South Africans view ____ “as a negation of democratic gains after a long period of struggle.” A. Increasing crime rates B. HIV/AIDS infection rates C. Government corruption D. The widening economic gap
  124. 124. Answers: Round 5 1. When did the United Nations begin Peacekeeping Missions? A. 1917 B. 1902 C. 1964 D. 1948
  125. 125. Answers: Round 5 2. As of January 1, 2007, which of the following three combinations of countries are the top three contributors to the UN Peacekeeping budget? A) Japan, United States, France B) United States, Japan, Germany C) Canada, Switzerland, United States D) Britain, United States, China
  126. 126. Answers: Round 5 3. At $1,166,721,000, what is to date the most financially costly peacekeeping operation? A. UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) B. UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) C. United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) D. United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
  127. 127. Answers: Round 5 4. The UN Peacekeeping force in Cyprus was set up in _____ to keep Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots from further fighting. A) 1954 B) 1964 C) 1974 D) 1984
  128. 128. Answers: Round 5 5. As of January 1, 2007, which of the following three combinations of countries are the top three contributors of uniformed people on UN Peacekeeping operations? A) Pakistan, Bangladesh, India B) Jordan, France, Brazil C) Pakistan, India, Ghana D) Nigeria, France, Indonesia
  129. 129. Answers: Round 5 6. The UN has been having difficulty in being successful with many of their peacekeeping missions. Which is NOT a reason why? A. There is high demand for more operations B. Many available troops are already fighting elsewhere C. The U.S. won’t commit any police to current operations D. The top 10 contributors for troops are developing countries with limited resources
  130. 130. Answers: Round 5 7. How many current peacekeeping missions are in the Middle East? A. 8 B. 15 C. 10 D. 3
  131. 131. Answers: Round 5 8. Who was head of Peacekeeping Operations and then became Secretary General in 1997? A. Ban Ki-Moon B. Boutros Boutros-Ghali C. Kofi Annan D. Javier Perez de Cuellar
  132. 132. Answers: Round 5 9. Which language is the UN Peacekeeping Mission website NOT offered in? A. German B. Arabic C. Chinese D. Russian
  133. 133. Answers: Round 5 10. Where is the only current UN peacekeeping operation in the region including North, Central, and South America? A. Columbia B. Haiti C. Jamaica D.Venezuela
  134. 134. Answers: Round 6 Vicente Fox Ex- President of Mexico
  135. 135. Answers: Round 6 Daisuke Matsuzaka Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
  136. 136. Answers: Round 6 Pratibha Devisingh Patil First female president of India
  137. 137. Answers: Round 6 Evo Morales President of Bolivia
  138. 138. Answers: Round 6 Justine Henin-Hardin Belgian Tennis Player won US Open in 2007
  139. 139. Answers: Round 6 Thabo Mbeki President of South Africa
  140. 140. Answers: Round 6 Juan Luis Guerra Won 5 Grammys at 2007 Latin Grammy Awards
  141. 141. Answers: Round 6 Gordon Brown British Prime Minister
  142. 142. Answers: Round 6 Benazir Bhutto Opposition Leader of Pakistan
  143. 143. Answers: Round 6 Rhianna Singer from Barbados
  144. 144. Round 7: History and the Amazing Race 10
  145. 145. 1. Which Moroccan king is the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler? A. King Mohammed VI B. King Hassan I C. King Mohammed V D. King Hassan II
  146. 146. 2. When did women vote for the first time in Kuwait? A. 2000 B. 1992 C. 2006 D. They still can’t vote!
  147. 147. 3. What natural disaster made thousands homeless in 2000 and 2004 in Madagascar? A. Wildfires B. Tropical cyclones C. Landslides D. Earthquakes
  148. 148. 4. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindi extremist in what year? A. 1965 B. 1920 C. 1899 D. 1948
  149. 149. 5. Which country featured in the 10 th season of The Amazing Race was the world’s largest empire from 1206-1263? A. China B. Mongolia C. Spain D. France
  150. 150. 6. In March 2004, 191 people died in explosions in Madrid, which were linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Where did the bombs detonate? A. Trains B. Subways C. Soccer games D. Church
  151. 151. 7. Viktor Yushchenko, current President of the Ukraine, suffered from what during his 2004 election campaign? A. Poisoning B. Being stabbed in the face C. Cancer D. Being shot in the back
  152. 152. 8. Vietnam was split into North & South Vietnam in what year? A. 1975 B. 1962 C. 1941 D. 1954
  153. 153. 9. Finland declared its independence from which country? A. Germany B. Russia C. Britain D. Sweden
  154. 154. 10. What group of people made up most of the demonstrators during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989? A. Farmers B. Students C. Religious activists for Tibet D. Factory workers
  155. 155. Round 8: Global Potpourri
  156. 156. Q1: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new son Pax was adopted in 2007 from an orphanage in what Asian nation? A. Laos B. Cambodia C. Vietnam D. Thailand
  157. 157. Q2: Finland’s first female president bears an uncanny resemblance to what US entertainer who ran ads on his show to support her reelection bid in 2006? A. Jon Stewart B. Dr. Phil C. Craig Ferguson D. Conan O’Brian
  158. 158. Q3: Who has the current Billboard-rated #1 Latin Album? A. Daddy Yankee B. Juanes C. Marc Anthony D. Gloria Estefan
  159. 159. Q4: Finland experiences Northern Lights, where the sun does not set for how many weeks in the summer? A. 1 B. 3 C. 10 D. 5
  160. 160. Q5. Recently, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell alluded to the possibility of the Super Bowl being hosted in what international city? A. Rome B. London C. Tokyo D. Toronto
  161. 161. Q6. Take a look at this image. What is this specific narrow passage of water called that connects two large bodies of water? A. Strait of Malacca B. Strait of Gibraltar C. The Bering Strait D. Strait of Hormuz
  162. 162. Q7. The 2003 movie “Cold Mountain” written by Charles Frazier was set in Haywood County, North Carolina but was actually filmed mostly in what foreign country? A. Croatia B. Austria C. Romania D. Slovenia
  163. 163. Q8. Where is this landmark located? A. Paris B. Berlin C. London D. Barcelona
  164. 164. Q9. Recently, Chinese National players Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian met for the first time in a NBA game. What NBA team does Yi play for? A. Utah Jazz C. Milwaukee Bucks B. Houston Rockets D. Seattle Sonics
  165. 165. Q10. Where will the girls go next on the current season (9) of America’s Next Top Model? A. Thailand B. Japan C. Brazil D. China
  166. 166. Answers: Round 7 1. Which Moroccan king is the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler? A. King Mohammed VI B. King Hassan I C. King Mohammed V D. King Hassan II
  167. 167. Answers: Round 7 2. When did women vote for the first time in Kuwait? A. 2000 B. 1992 C. 2006 D. They still can’t vote!
  168. 168. Answers: Round 7 3. What natural disaster made thousands homeless in 2000 and 2004 in Madagascar? A. Wildfires B. Tropical cyclones C. Landslides D. Earthquakes
  169. 169. Answers: Round 7 4. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindi extremist in what year? A. 1965 B. 1920 C. 1899 D. 1948
  170. 170. Answers: Round 7 5. Which country featured in the 10 th season of The Amazing Race was the world’s largest empire from 1206-1263? A. China B. Mongolia C. Spain D. France
  171. 171. Answers: Round 7 6. In March 2004, 191 people died in explosions in Madrid, which were linked to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Where did the bombs detonate? A. Trains B. Subways C. Soccer games D. Church
  172. 172. Answers: Round 7 7. Viktor Yushchenko, current President of the Ukraine, suffered from what during his 2004 election campaign? A. Poisoning B. Being stabbed in the face C. Cancer D. Being shot in the back
  173. 173. Answers: Round 7 8. Vietnam was split into North & South Vietnam in what year? A. 1975 B. 1962 C. 1941 D. 1954
  174. 174. Answers: Round 7 9. Finland declared its independence from which country? A. Germany B. Russia C. Britain D. Sweden
  175. 175. Answers: Round 7 10. What group of people made up most of the demonstrators during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989? A. Farmers B. Students C. Religious activists for Tibet D. Factory workers
  176. 176. Q1: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new son Pax was adopted in 2007 from an orphanage in what Asian nation? Answers: Round 8 A. Laos B. Cambodia C. Vietnam D. Thailand
  177. 177. Answers: Round 8 Q2: Finland’s first female president bears an uncanny resemblance to what US entertainer who ran ads on his show to support her reelection bid in 2006? A. Jon Stewart B. Dr. Phil C. Craig Ferguson D. Conan O’Brian
  178. 178. Answers: Round 8 A. Daddy Yankee B. Juanes C. Marc Anthony D. Gloria Estefan Q3: Who has the current Billboard-rated #1 Latin Album?
  179. 179. Answers: Round 8 Q4: Finland experiences Northern Lights, where the sun does not set for how many weeks in the summer? A. 1 B. 3 C. 10 D. 5
  180. 180. Answers: Round 8 Q5. Recently, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell alluded to the possibility of the Super Bowl being hosted in what international city? A. Rome B. London C. Tokyo D. Toronto
  181. 181. Answers: Round 8 Q6. Take a look at this image. What is this specific narrow passage of water called that connects two large bodies of water? A. Strait of Malacca B. Strait of Gibraltar C. The Bering Strait D. Strait of Hormuz
  182. 182. Answers: Round 8 Q7. The 2003 movie “Cold Mountain” written by Charles Frazier was set in Haywood County, North Carolina but was actually filmed mostly in what foreign country? A. Croatia B. Austria C. Romania D. Slovenia
  183. 183. Answers: Round 8 Q8. Where is this landmark located? A. Paris B. Berlin C. London D. Barcelona
  184. 184. Answers: Round 8 Q9. Recently, Chinese National players Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian met for the first time in a NBA game. What NBA team does Yi play for?
  185. 185. Answers: Round 8 A. Thailand B. Japan C. Brazil D. China Q10. Where will the girls go next on the current season (9) of America’s Next Top Model?
  186. 186. Thank You For Playing Congratulations to our Winners!!!
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  188. 188. <ul><li>*Jennifer Armentrout *Rebecca Vincent *L.J. Stambuk *Sally Billington *Susan Veit *Laura Waller *Lacy Crawford *Larry Sprinkle *Will Leach *Nick Vincent *Esther Hollington </li></ul>Thanks Again to our Staff and Volunteers! *Kimberly Neill *Bob Billington *Sayra Brynn *Scott Ellis *Frederic Gresset *Justin Brynn *Katey Dietz *Julie Spratt *Firoz Peera
  189. 189. 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>
  190. 190. STUDENTS WITH AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS
  191. 191. The World Affairs Council invites you to join us! <ul><li>Basic Membership </li></ul><ul><li>$15 Student </li></ul><ul><li>$25 Educator </li></ul><ul><li>$65 Family </li></ul>Please visit our website for membership information and application. THANK YOU! www.charlotteworld.org
  192. 192. PARENTS! You can play too at Community WorldQuest! Date: February 26, 2008 Location: Renaissance Suites Hotel DONATE A PRIZE!
  193. 193. For Parents & Educators: Voyagers Club on 12/6/07 <ul><li>Council Members and guests will be invited to get together monthly for dinner and discussion with a special guest speaker.  Dec. 6 th is Gary Ferraro discussing cultural differences. Join us! </li></ul>
  194. 194. Let’s Go to IRELAND! <ul><li>April 23-30, 2008 </li></ul>With Ambassador Ed Brynn!
  195. 195. Thank You Larry Sprinkle! Charlotte's Best Meteorologist
  196. 196. Tiebreakers
  197. 197. Q1: The International Committee of the Red Cross recently adopted a new symbol in 2005, in addition to their cross and crescent, in an effort to appear religiously non-denominational. What shape is it? <ul><li>Diamond </li></ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Star </li></ul><ul><li>Square </li></ul>
  198. 198. Q1: The International Committee of the Red Cross recently adopted a new symbol in 2005, in addition to their cross and crescent, in an effort to appear religiously non-denominational. What shape is it? <ul><li>Diamond </li></ul><ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Star </li></ul><ul><li>Square </li></ul>
  199. 199. Q2: Identify the country of this flag: The flag is red with a blue border around the unique shape of the two overlapping right triangles; the smaller, upper triangle bears a while stylized moon and the larger, lower triangle bears a white 12-pointed sun.
  200. 200. Nepal
  201. 201. Q3: Of the 25 European Union Member states, which has expressed the biggest public reservations with some 80% of its population disapproving the EU membership of Turkey? <ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul>
  202. 202. Q3: Of the 25 European Union Member states, which has expressed the biggest public reservations with some 80% of its population disapproving the EU membership of Turkey? <ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul>
  203. 203. Q4: Identify this landmark by name and country. 5pts. Name, 5 pts. Country
  204. 204. Q4: Identify this landmark by name and country. 5pts. Name, 5 pts. Country Angor Wat, Cambodia
  205. 205. Q5: What is the smallest country in geographic size that borders Saudi Arabia? <ul><li>Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Bahrain </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul>
  206. 206. Q5: What is the smallest country in geographic size that borders Saudi Arabia? <ul><li>Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Bahrain </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul>
  207. 207. Q6: President Alvaro Uribe Velez of ______ was re-elected in May 2006. He becomes the first president there in over a century to serve consecutive terms. <ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>Paraguay </li></ul>
  208. 208. Q6: President Alvaro Uribe Velez of ______ was re-elected in May 2006. He becomes the first president there in over a century to serve consecutive terms. <ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>Paraguay </li></ul>
  209. 209. Q7: Which country is known as “Land of the Thunder Dragon” because of the storms that come from the Himalayas? <ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Bhutan </li></ul>
  210. 210. Q7: Which country is known as “Land of the Thunder Dragon” because of the storms that come from the Himalayas? <ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>Nepal </li></ul><ul><li>Bhutan </li></ul>
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