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  1. 1. Joint WorldQUest/Academic WorldQuest 2010 Ready to Play???
  2. 2. Providence Day School Mallard Creek High SchoolHighland School of Technology Butler High SchoolSun Valley High School Lake Norman CharterCharlotte Christian School SchoolOlympic High School Weddington High SchoolEast Mecklenburg High School Mount Mourne IB School Marvin Ridge High SchoolCharlotte Latin School ArdreyKell High SchoolCharlotte Country Day School West Mecklenburg HighIndependence High School Phillip O. Berry Academy ofCannon School TechnologyNorth Mecklenburg High School Charlotte CatholicDavidson Day Davidson Day ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST TEAMS
  3. 3.  We have a record number of WorldQuest teams participatingthis year! YOUR support for international education allows us to continue being leaders in global thinking in the Queen City!
  4. 4.  Charlotte School of Law 1 SummerlakeSmarties AREVA, Inc. Providence Day Faculty Union County Public Schools The Charlottans Charlotte Country Day Faculty Continental Tire CPCC Librarians BDO USA, LLP West Mecklenburg High GDATP Faculty The World Raiders Dr. Marie-Claire Marroum Duke Energy K&L Gates Knight Travel Cloister Honey Charlotte School of Law 2 Vicki Sutton Federal Defenders Charlotte School of Law 3 Dr. Isabelle Powell Wingate University Wells Fargo The Border Liners The Formulators AWQ Coaches - Table 1 Queens University of Charlotte Go Global CPCC Mount Mourne IB Faculty Canadian 2010 Winter Olympics Trivi- Providence Day School (Blue Athletes Team) UNC Charlotte Bank of America Charlotte International Cabinet British American School of Gaston County Maestros Charlotte Il Triviato WORLDQUEST TEAMS
  5. 5. MARQUEE SPONSORSENVOY ENVOY ENVOY ENVOY
  6. 6. BEFORE YOU BEGIN… Assign a team member to be a Scribe for recording your team’s answers. You will have 30 seconds for most questions after the entire question has been read by the moderator. There will be a couple of questions where you will be given 60-seconds to complete your answer. At the end of each round, answer sheets will be collected and graded by the scorers.
  7. 7. WHILE YOU’RE PLAYING For fill-in-the blank questions, judges will follow the “close enough” rule For personal names, last names are OK
  8. 8. Game PlayFor country names, any answer that clearly and properly identifies it will receive credit, even if there may be a more precise technical nameAny team with a serious concern about an answer to a question may present their argument in writing to the Judges Committee.
  9. 9. Game Play During the competition rounds, students must stay seated at their tables. Any team found using an atlas, dictionary, almanac, PDA, cell phone, wireless device, or any other unacceptable means of “assistance” will be immediately disqualified from thecompetition.
  10. 10. Game Play All electronic devices - especially cell phones – MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING THE COMPETITION! This is a FUN competition! Don’t take it too seriously.
  11. 11. Warm-up Round
  12. 12. Q1. Last year, three Americanhikers were arrested for “illegalentry” into Iran during a cross-border raid. One of the three hikerswas released recently. What ishis/her name? A. Shane Bauer B. Roxana Saberi C. Sarah Shourd D. Josh Fattal
  13. 13. Q1. Last year, three Americanhikers were arrested for “illegalentry” into Iran during a cross-border raid. One of the three hikerswas released recently. What ishis/her name? A.Shane Bauer B.Roxana Saberi C.Sarah Shourd (ANSWER) D.Josh Fattal
  14. 14. Q2. The meanings of colors play animportant role in our world. What’sthe most common significance ofthe color “red” in Chinese culture? A.Good luck and happiness B. Anger and masculinity C. Disturbance D. Sadness and mourning
  15. 15. Q2. The meanings of colors play animportant role in our world. What’sthe most common significance ofthe color “red” in Chinese culture? A.Good luck and happiness B. Anger and masculinity C. Disturbance D. Sadness and mourning
  16. 16. Joint WorldQUest/Academic WorldQuest 2010 Ready to Play???
  17. 17. ROUND 1Great Decisions 2010*only for AWQ participants
  18. 18. Q1. Which of President Obama’sfour principal envoys is recognizedfor his effectiveness in bringingAfghan and Pakistan leaderstogether? A. General J. Scott Gration B. George Mitchell C. Richard Holbrooke D. Stephen Bosworth
  19. 19. Q2. What lessons from “Right To Protect”(R2P) efforts in Kenya might be helpful forearlier and more decisive internationalaction? A. Deciding to act sooner rather than later B. Stress the value of regional partnerships rather than the U.N. C. Response to potential mass atrocities must be tailored to timeframe and specifics D. All of the Above
  20. 20. Q3. What is the name of the permanenttribunal established at The Hague in2002 that has 110 members not includingChina, Russia or the U.S.? A. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty B. International Criminal Court (ICC) C. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) D. Commonwealth of Independence States
  21. 21. Q4. Russia was prepared mount a full-scale attack during the August 2008Georgia crisis. Which European leaderrushed to Moscow to counsel PresidentVladimir Putin against all-out war withGeorgia? A. Gordon Brown, United Kingdom B. Sylvio Berlusconi, Italy C. Angela Merkel, Germany D. Nicolas Sarkozy, France
  22. 22. Q5. According to U.N. calculations,which of the following is thefastest growing transnationalorganizational crime (TOC)? A. Money Laundering B. Human Trafficking C. People Smuggling D. Drug Trafficking
  23. 23. Q6. Faith in the Federal Reserve topreserve the “great moderation,” (theobservation that nimble monetarypolicies could moderate severeeconomic downturns) was oftencalled: A. The Greenspan Put B. The Keynesian Leap C. Adam Smith’s Folly D. Volcker’s Parachute
  24. 24. Q7. All of the following multilateralorganizations have committedthemselves to the goal of preventingconflict and promoting peaceEXCEPT: A. African Union (AU) B. European Union (EU) C. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) D. Group of 20 (G-20)
  25. 25. Q8. During the 1970’s, whatcountries were referenced inWashington’s “twin pillars” policyof strengthening relations with localallies in the Persian Court? A. Iran and Saudi Arabia B. Iran and Kuwait C. Qatar and UAE D. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
  26. 26. Q9. Where is the InternationalCriminal Police Organization(INTERPOL) based? A. United States B. Canada C. France D. Belgium
  27. 27. Q10. According to Great Decisions 2010,author David Lampton, the ChineseCommunist elite defined national securityin all of the following ways following thedeath of Mao Zedong in 1976 EXCEPT: A. Economic self-sufficiency B. Alignment with the Soviet Union C. Support for Third World Revolution D. Closed ideological structure espousing dangers of Western “intellectual contamination”
  28. 28. ROUND 2: Flags of the World
  29. 29. Q1. Identify this flag
  30. 30. Q2. Identify this flag
  31. 31. Q3. Identify this flag
  32. 32. Q4. Identify this flag
  33. 33. Q5. This flag is light bluewith a horizontal white-edgedblack stripe in the center; theblue symbolizes water in theform of rain, while the blackand white bands representracial harmony. Identify thisflag:
  34. 34. Q6. Identify this flag
  35. 35. Q7. Identify this flag
  36. 36. Q8. This flag is green with avertical white band on thehoist side; a large whitecrescent and star arecentered in the green field;the crescent, star, and colorgreen are traditional symbolsof Islam. Identify this flag:
  37. 37. Q9. Identify this flag
  38. 38. Q10. This flag has a redbackground with a greenpentacle (five- pointedstar) in the center of theflag. Identify this flag:
  39. 39. Round 3:Geography of theAfrican Continent
  40. 40. Q1. What is the largestlake in Africa? A. Lake Victoria B. Lake Tanganyika C. Lake Malawi D. Lake Turkana
  41. 41. Q2. The Republic of Botswanais the world’s largest diamondproducer. What is the capitalof this diamond-rich nation?A. LusakaB. DodomaC. GaboroneD. Harare
  42. 42. Q3. The green heart of the Africancontinent is home to indigenouspeoples and a host of amazingwildlife. The 2nd largest contiguoustropical rainforest in the world islocated in this area: A. Congo River Basin B. Horn of Africa C. South Africa D.Parc National des Volcans
  43. 43. Q4. Identify the following countries: A D C E B
  44. 44. Q5. Mount Kilimanjaro is thehighest point in Africa. Whereis it located? A. Malawi B. Uganda C. Zambia D. Tanzania
  45. 45. Q6. Africa is home to a number of wellknown deserts including the KalahariDesert and the Sahara Desert. In fact, theoldest desert in the world is located inAfrica. What is the name of this (oldest)desert? A. Sahara Desert B. Namib Desert C. Nubian Desert D.Owami Desert
  46. 46. Q7. The smallest African countryis The Seychelles covering anarea of 453 sq km. Which is thesmallest mainland African state? A. Somalia B. Ethiopia C. Namibia D. Gambia
  47. 47. Q8. All of these countries arepart of the Horn of AfricaEXCEPT? A. Uganda B. Somalia C. Djibouti D. Ethiopia
  48. 48. Q9. The animalpictured isone of Africa’s mostcommon largecarnivore. Identifythis animal:A. CheetahB. LeopardC. Spotted HyenaD. Mountain Lions
  49. 49. Q10. A deadly cloud of carbondioxide from Lake Nyos, an activecrater lake, swept down the slopes ofan African volcano killing more than1,700 people in 1986. Where is thislake located? A. Cameroon B. Ghana C. Nigeria D. Liberia
  50. 50. ROUND 4:Global HealthAre You Ready to Play?
  51. 51. Q1. The Euro Health Consumer Index(EHCI) is a measurement standard forEuropean healthcare. Which healthcaresystem was named the best in Europein October 2009 by EHCI? A. German B. British C. The Netherlands D. French
  52. 52. Q2. Tuberculosis is a bacterialdisease that most commonly affectsthe lungs, and can be spreadthrough the air. More than half of thereported deaths from tuberculosisoriginate in which region? A.Africa B. Asia C. South America D. Central America
  53. 53. Q3. The prevalence of certain diseasesdepends heavily on climate. Which aspectof climate change is expected to increasethe occurrence of “vector-borne” diseasessuch as malaria, yellow fever, andencephalitis? A. Higher Temperatures B. Lower Temperatures C. Increased Precipitation A. Lower Air Quality
  54. 54. Q4. Doctors Without Borders, isthe world’s largest independentinternational medical relief agency.Where was it founded? A. Italy B. Switzerland C. Belgium D. France
  55. 55. Q5. The World Health Organization(WHO) is responsible for providingleadership on world health matters.Which of the following organizationsfounded the WHO? A. World Trade Organization B. United Nations C. Doctors Without Borders D. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  56. 56. Q6. There are a number of majordiseases around the world. What’sthe leading cause of deathworldwide? A. Cardiovascular disease A. Cancer B. Tuberculosis C. HIV / AIDS
  57. 57. Q7. Rotary International is the world’sfirst service club organization, withmore than 1.2 million membersworldwide. One of the primary goalsof Rotary International is to eradicatewhich of the following diseases: A. Polio B. Tuberculosis C. Cholera D. HIV/AIDS
  58. 58. Q8. World AIDS Day helps to raiseawareness and celebratesincreased access to preventionand treatment services. What dayof the year is World AIDS Day? A. December 15 B. March 1 C. December 1 D. June 30
  59. 59. Q9. What do the emblems of theInternational Red Cross (IRC) and RedCrescent movement generally signify? A. Symbolizes voluntary service and impartiality A. Provides protection for medical personnel in time of armed conflict B. Shows membership of the IRC and Red Crescent Movement C. All of the above
  60. 60. Q10. Due to recent naturaldisasters, and contaminated foodand water sources, which nationhas seen a recent outbreak of over4,000 cases of cholera? A. Dominican Republic B. Haiti C. Chile D. Cambodia
  61. 61. Time to bid on the silent auction 15-Minute Break the before10 Minute break ends!Break
  62. 62. Listen-Up!Answers for Rounds 1-4are coming up….
  63. 63. ANSWERS: ROUND 1Great Decisions 2010*only for AWQ participants
  64. 64. Q1. Which of President Obama’sfour principal envoys isrecognized for his effectiveness inbringing Afghan and Pakistanleaders together? A. General J. Scott Gration B. George Mitchell C. RICHARD HOLBROOKE D. Stephen Bosworth
  65. 65. Q2. What lessons from “Right To Protect”(R2P) efforts in Kenya might be helpful forearlier and more decisive internationalaction? A. Deciding to act sooner than later B. Stress the value of regional partnerships rather than the U.S. C. Response to potential mass destruction must be tailored to timeframe and specifics D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
  66. 66. Q3. What is the name of the permanenttribunal established at The Hague in2002 that has 110 members not includingChina, Russia or the U.S.?A. Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM)B. INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC)C. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)D. Commonwealth of Independent States
  67. 67. Q4. Russia was prepared mount a full-scale attack during the August 2008Georgia crisis. Which European leaderrushed to Moscow to counsel PresidentVladimir Putin against all-out war withGeorgia? A. Gordon Brown, United Kingdom B. Sylvia Berlusconi, Italy C. Angela Merkel, Germany D. NICOLAS SARKOZY, FRANCE
  68. 68. Q5. According to U.N.calculations, which of thefollowing is the fastest growingtransnational organizational crime(TOC)? A. Money Laundering B. Human Trafficking C. PEOPLE SMUGGLING D. Drug Trafficking
  69. 69. Q6. Faith in the Federal Reserve topreserve the “great moderation,” (theobservation that nimble monetarypolicies could moderate severeeconomic downturns) was oftencalled: A. GREENSPAN PUT B. The Keynesian Leap C. Adam Smith’s Folly D. Volcker’s Parachute
  70. 70. Q7. All of the following multilateralorganizations have committedthemselves to the goal of preventingconflict and promoting peace EXCEPT:A. African Union (AU)B. European Union (EU)C. Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)D. GROUP OF 20 (G-20)
  71. 71. Q8. During the 1970’s, whatcountries were referenced inWashington’s “twin pillars” policyof strengthening relations with localallies in the Persian Court? A. IRAN AND SAUDI ARABIA B. Iran and Kuwait C. Qatar and UAE D. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
  72. 72. Q9. Where is the InternationalCriminal Police Organization(INTERPOL) based?A. United StatesB. CanadaC. FRANCED. Belgium
  73. 73. Q10. According to Great Decisions2010, author David Lampton, the ChineseCommunist elite defined national securityin all of the following ways following thedeath of Mao Zedong in 1976 EXCEPT: A. Economic self-sufficiency B. Alignment with the Soviet Union C. Support for Third World Revolution D. Closed ideological structure espousing dangers of Western “intellectual contamination”
  74. 74. ANSWERSRound 2: Flags of the World
  75. 75. Q1. Identify this flag: Chile
  76. 76. Q2. Identify this flag: Sweden
  77. 77. Q3. Identify this flag: Croatia
  78. 78. Q4. Identify this flag: Afghanistan
  79. 79. Q5. Identify this flag.C. Botswana
  80. 80. Q6. Identify this flag: Laos
  81. 81. Q7. Identify this flag: NewZealand
  82. 82. Q8. Identify this flag.B. Pakistan
  83. 83. Q9. Identify this flag: Colombia
  84. 84. Q10. Identify this flag.D. Morocco
  85. 85. ANSWERS: Round 3Geography of theAfrican Continent
  86. 86. Q1. What is the largestlake in Africa? A. Lake Victoria B. Lake Tanganyika C. Lake Malawi D. Lake Turkana
  87. 87. Q2. The Republic of Botswanais the world’s largest diamondproducer. What is the capitalof this diamond-rich nation?A. LusakaB. DodomaC. GaboroneD. Harare
  88. 88. Q3. The green heart of the Africancontinent is home to indigenouspeoples and a host of amazing wildlife.The 2nd largest contiguous tropicalrainforest in the world is located in thisarea: A. Congo River Basin B. Horn of Africa C. South Africa D.Parc National des Volcans
  89. 89. Q4. Identify the following countries: A D C E B A. Libya B. South Africa C. Ethiopia D. Nigeria E. Democratic Republic of Congo
  90. 90. Q5. Mount Kilimanjaro is thehighest point in Africa. Whereis it located? A. Malawi B. Uganda C. Zambia D. Tanzania
  91. 91. Q6. Africa is home to a number of wellknown deserts including the KalahariDesert and the Sahara Desert. In fact, theoldest desert in the world is located inAfrica. What is the name of this (oldest)desert? A. Sahara Desert B. Namib Desert C. Nubian Desert D.Owami Desert
  92. 92. Q7. The smallest African countryis The Seychelles covering anarea of 453 sq km. Which is thesmallest mainland African state? A. Somalia B. Ethiopia C. Namibia D. Gambia
  93. 93. Q8. All of these countries arepart of the Horn of AfricaEXCEPT? A. Uganda B. Somalia C. Djibouti A. Ethiopia
  94. 94. Q9. The animalpictured isone of Africa’s mostcommon largecarnivore. Identifythis animal:A. CheetahB. LeopardC. Spotted HyenaD. Mountain Lions
  95. 95. Q10. A deadly cloud of carbon dioxidefrom Lake Nyos, an active crater lake,swept down the slopes of an Africanvolcano killing more than 1,700 people in1986. Where is this lake located?A. CameroonB. GhanaC. NigeriaD. Liberia
  96. 96. ANSWERS:ROUND 4:Global Health
  97. 97. Q1. The Euro Health ConsumerIndex (EHCI) is a measurementstandard for European healthcare.Which healthcare system wasnamed the best in Europe inOctober 2009 by EHCI?C. The Netherlands
  98. 98. Q2. Tuberculosis is a bacterialdisease that most commonlyaffects the lungs, and can bespread through the air. More thanhalf of the reported deaths fromtuberculosis originate in whichregion?B. Asia
  99. 99. Q3. The prevalence of certaindiseases depends heavily onclimate. Which aspect of climatechange is expected to increase theoccurrence of “vector-borne”diseases such as malaria, yellowfever, and encephalitis?A. Higher Temperatures
  100. 100. Q4. Doctors Without Borders is theworld’s largest independentinternational medical relief agency.Where was it founded?D. France
  101. 101. Q5. The World HealthOrganization (WHO) isresponsible for providingleadership on worldhealth matters.Which of the followingorganizations foundedthe WHO?B. United Nations
  102. 102. Q6. There are a number of majordiseases around the world. What’sthe leading cause of deathworldwide?B. Cancer
  103. 103. Q7. Rotary International is the world’sfirst service club organization, withmore than 1.2 million membersworldwide. One of the primary goalsof Rotary International is to eradicatewhich of the following diseases:A. Polio
  104. 104. Q8. World AIDS Day helps to raiseawareness and celebratesincreased access to preventionand treatment services. What dayof the year is World AIDS Day?C. December 1
  105. 105. Q9. What do the emblems of theInternational Red Cross (IRC) and RedCrescent movement generally signify? A. Symbolizes voluntary service and impartiality A. Provides protection for medical personnel in time of armed conflict B. Shows membership of the IRC and Red Crescent Movement C. All of the above
  106. 106. Q10. Due to recent naturaldisasters, and contaminated foodand water sources, which nationhas seen a recent outbreak of over4,000 cases of cholera?B. Haiti
  107. 107. Don’t forget to write in yourtable number on your answer sheets!Rounds 5-8 arecoming up next!
  108. 108. ROUND 5:Current Events
  109. 109. Q1. Eurozone members and the IMFagreed to a three-year bail-outpackage to rescue Greece’sembattled economy. How much wasthe bail-out package?A. 98 billion euro (USD 126 billion)B. 110 billion euro (USD 147 billion)C. 119 billion euro (USA 154 billion)D. 125 billion euro (USD 161 billion)
  110. 110. Q2. The US military formally endedits combat operations in Iraq onAugust 31, 2010. How many UStroops will stay to advise Iraqi forcesand provide training support? A. 45,000 B. 48,000 C. 50,000 D. 55,000
  111. 111. Q3. In June, the FBI arrested 10 “longterm, deep cover" spies who gatheredintelligence on U.S.weapons, diplomatic strategy andpolitical developments. What countrywere the foreign spies from? A. China B. Russia C. Iran D. North Korea
  112. 112. Q4. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Liu Xiaobofor his long and non-violent struggle forfundamental human rights in China. Liu Xiaobodedicated the award to:A. His wife, Xia Liu who is currently under house arrest by the Chinese governmentB. The hundreds of Tibetans that have been incarcerated for peacefully expressing their political and religious beliefsC. All those who died on June 4, 1989 in the protests in Tiananmen SquareD. Political prisoners who have spoken against the injustices inflicted by the Chinese government
  113. 113. Q5. New British Prime Minister DavidCameron has said his Conservative-ledcoalition government will be united andprovide "strong and stable" leadership.How many seats did the ConservativeParty win in the UK General Elections in2010? A. 318 B. 256 C. 326 D. 307
  114. 114. Q6. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was acatastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mearthquake. Which city in Haiti wasmostly impacted by the earthquake onJanuary 12th this year? A. Les Cayes B. Port-au-Prince C. Cap-Haïtien D. Port-de-Paix
  115. 115. Q7. There are over 4,500 mines inChile including the mine in San Josethat collapsed on August 5 leaving33 miners trapped underneath for 65days. What is the major metal oreexported by Chile? A. Gold B. Silver C. Copper D. Aluminum
  116. 116. Q8. According to tournamentorganizers, FIFA World Cup 2010 finalsattracted more than 700 milliontelevision viewers. Which two nationsplayed in the 2010 World Cup finalmatch? A. Spain & Uruguay B. Germany & Netherlands C. Spain & Netherlands D. Argentina & Ghana
  117. 117. Q9. Match the major accident,catastrophe or natural disaster to theappropriate timeframe: (60-seconds)• Earthquake – Chile A. March 2010• Cyclone – Fiji B. July – August 2010• Flooding – Pakistan C. February 2010• Earthquake Trigged D. April – May 2010 Tsunami – Indonesia E. October 2010• Volcanic Ash – Iceland
  118. 118. Q10. In September 2010, the EuropeanCommission launched proceedingsagainst France for deporting Romamigrants from two member nations ofthe European Union. What countrieswere the migrants from? A. Slovenia & Latvia B. Bulgaria & Romania C. Moldova & Slovakia D. Bulgaria & Czech Republic
  119. 119. Q1. Also known asBapu and Father of theNation, this person employed civildisobedience in the movement thatallowed India to gain independence fromBritain in 1947. Who is he? A. Kasturba Gandhi B. Mohandas Gandhi C. Indira Gandhi D. Uttamchand Gandhi
  120. 120. Q2. Kashmir has been a subject of borderdisputes between India, Pakistan and China.Identify the line that was created in 1948 bythe U.N. to divide the area between Pakistanand India. A. Line of Succession B. Indo-Pakistani Meridian C. Line of Control D. Line of Separation
  121. 121. Q3. In the movie Slumdog Millionaire,Jamal, the primary character, worked as atea server in an Indian call center. Identifythe Hindi description for “tea server:”A. dabbawallaB. tiffinwallaC. masalawallaD. chaiwalla
  122. 122. Q4. India’s national flower is associatedwith the goddess of wealth Maha Lakshmiand symbolizesspirituality, fruitfulness, wealth, knowledgeand illumination. Name this nationalblossom.A. LotusB. JasmineC. KurinjiD. Saffron
  123. 123. Q5. Declared as India’s national river,this body of water is considered to bethe most sacred to practitioners of theHindu faith. Identify this river.A. IndusB. GangesC. GodavariD. Luni
  124. 124. Q6. The caste system has been a majorissue in Indian politics. In 1979, thegovernment established an organizationto address the inequality faced by lowercastes through affirmative action.What is the name of this organization? A. Mandal Commission B. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment C. Ministry of Welfare D. Shah Commission
  125. 125. Q7. The Taj Mahal is a World Heritage siteand also one of the Seven Wonders of theWorld. Name the builder and location ofthe Taj Mahal:A. Sir George Sydenham Clarke; MumbaiB. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan; AgraC. Sir Edwin Lutyens; New DelhiD. Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great; Uttar Pradesh
  126. 126. Q8. All the individuals listed beloware former Prime Ministers of IndiaEXCEPT: A. Rajiv Gandhi B. Manmohan Singh C. Jawaharlal Nehru D. P.V. Narasimha Rao
  127. 127. Q9. Conventionally associated with marriage,ethnic or religious affiliation, this foreheaddecoration seen below has become atraditional Indian style statement.Name this decoration: A. A. Henna B. Mehndi C. Ajna D. Bindi
  128. 128. Q10. The Indian Flag is a horizontalrectangular tricolor of deepsaffron, white and green. What does the24-spoke navy-blue on white wheelfound at its center represent? A. Sahasrara Charkra B. Vidshuddha Chakra C. Ashoka Chakra D. Muladhara Chakra
  129. 129. ROUND #7 – MATCHING FACES / LOCATIONS / LANDMARKS
  130. 130. Q1. Identify the building below and its country of origin:A. Torii, JapanB. Gates of Cairo, EgyptC. Brandenburg Gate, GermanyD. Caspian Gates, Russia
  131. 131. Q2. Identify the structure below and its country of origin:A. Grand Cascade, RussiaB. The Fountains of Versailles, FranceC. Fountain of the Four Rivers, ItalyD. Jet dEau, Switzerland
  132. 132. Q3. Identify this buildingand its country oforigin:A. The Burj Khalifa, UAEB. Nile City Towers, EgyptC. The Tower of Safita, SyriaD. The Sail Tower, Israel
  133. 133. Q4. Identify the building below and thecountry of origin? Write the answer on the answer sheet:
  134. 134. Q5: Identify this famous landmark andcountry of location. Write the answer on the answer sheet:
  135. 135. Q6. Identify this political figure and his country of affiliationA. Asif Ali Zardari, President of PakistanB. Hamid Karzai, President of AfghanistanC. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of TurkmenistanD. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
  136. 136. Q7. The individual pictured below unsuccessfully applied to run as a candidate in the upcoming 2010 Haitian PresidentialA. Jason Derulo election. Identify theB. Wyclef Jean individual:C. Lloyd BanksD. Tony Yayo
  137. 137. Q8. Identify these individuals and theircountries of affiliation: A._________ B.__________
  138. 138. Q9. This Cuban bloggerachieved internationalfame and multipleinternational awards forher critical portrayal oflife in Cuba under itscurrent government.Who is she? A. Belinda Salas B. Yoani Sánchez C. Gloria Estefan D. Amy Serrano
  139. 139. Q10. Match these capitals to their countries:1. Sofia A. Oman B. Honduras2. Tegucigalpa C. Bulgaria D. New Zealand3. Muscat E. Montenegro4. Podgorica5. Wellington
  140. 140. ROUND 8:Global Potpourri
  141. 141. Q1. Giving gifts is a common signof friendship, love and respect inmany cultures. However, what thegift is can carry very differentmeanings. Which gift, which maybe harmless in Britain, is a symbolof death in China?A. A Silver TrophyB. UmbrellaC. ClockD. Pearl Necklace
  142. 142. Q2. This four-star General in theUnited States Army was relieved ofhis duties and command inAfghanistan by President BarackObama after a controversialinterview in Rolling StoneMagazinein July of this year. Identify thisGeneral:A. Gen. David H. PetraeusB. Gen. James N. MattisC. Gen. Raymond T. OdiernoD. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
  143. 143. Q3. The World Music Awards annuallyhonors recording artists based onworldwide sales figures provided bythe International Federation of thePhonographic Industry (IFPI). Whowas the winner of the World MusicAwards 2010 for Best International PopRock Artist? A. Lady Gaga B. Madonna C. Rihanna D. Taylor Swift
  144. 144. Q4. Labrador retrievers, one ofthe most popular breeds ofdogs in the world, are believeto have originated from thiscountry: A. Finland B. Canada C. France D. Norway
  145. 145. Q5. Eat, Pray, Love: One WomansSearch for Everything Across Italy,India and Indonesia is a 2006memoir by American author,Elizabeth Gilbert. Who playsGilbert in the movie-version of herbook? A. Julia Roberts B. Jodie Foster C. Juliette Lewis D. Holly Hunter
  146. 146. Q6. Transparency International(TI) is the global civil societyorganization leading the fightagainst corruption around theworld. Which is the mostcorrupt country in the world in2010 according to TI? A. Somalia B. Afghanistan C. Sudan D. Nigeria
  147. 147. Q7. The highest decorationthat can be awarded to amember of the BritishCommonwealth armedservices is the Victoria Cross.What inscription is engravedon the medal? A. With Honor B. For Queen and Country C. For Valour D. Beyond the Call of Duty
  148. 148. Q8. From the Basque region ofSpain and France, what open-walledarena sport is depicted in the imagebelow? A. Hurling B. Jai Alai C. Squash D. Kabaddi
  149. 149. Q9. Social networking hastaken the world by storm.Listed below are socialnetworking outlets EXCEPT: A.Facebook B.Plaxo C. Twitter D.Joomla
  150. 150. Q10. The Bugatti Veyron once againclaimed its title as the fastestproduction car in the world this pastJuly. Priced at $ 1.7 million, it has atop speed of 268 mph and a 1200 hpengine. Which motor vehiclemanufacturer produces this vehicle?A. Pagani ZondaB. KoenigseggC. Volkswagen GroupD. Fiat S.P.A
  151. 151. ANSWERSROUND 5:Current Events
  152. 152. Q1. Eurozone members and the IMFagreed to a three-year bail-outpackage to rescue Greece’sembattled economy. How much wasthe bail-out package?A. 98 billion euro (USD 126 billion)B. 110 billion euro (USD 147 billion)C. 119 billion euro (USA 154 billion)D. 125 billion euro (USD 161 billion)
  153. 153. Q2. The US military formally endedits combat operations in Iraq onAugust 31, 2010. How many UStroops will stay to advise Iraqi forcesand provide training support? A. 45,000 B. 48,000 C. 50,000 D. 55,000
  154. 154. Q3. In June, the FBI arrested 10 “longterm, deep cover" spies who gatheredintelligence on U.S. weapons,diplomatic strategy and politicaldevelopments. What country were theforeign spies from? A. China B. Russia C. Iran D. North Korea
  155. 155. Q4. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Liu Xiaobofor his long and non-violent struggle forfundamental human rights in China. Liu Xiaobodedicated the award to:A. His wife, Xia Liu who is currently under house arrest by the Chinese governmentB. The hundreds of Tibetans that have been incarcerated for peacefully expressing their political and religious beliefsC. All those who died on June 4, 1989 in the protests in Tiananmen SquareD. Political prisoners who have spoken against the injustices inflicted by the Chinese government
  156. 156. Q5. New British Prime Minister David Cameronhas said his Conservative-led coalitiongovernment will be united and provide "strongand stable" leadership. How many seats didthe Conservative Party win in the UK GeneralElections in 2010? A. 318 B. 256 C. 326 D. 307
  157. 157. Q6. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was acatastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mearthquake. Which city in Haiti wasmostly impacted by the earthquake onJanuary 12th this year? A. Les Cayes B. Port-au-Prince C. Cap-Haïtien D. Port-de-Paix
  158. 158. Q7. There are over 4,500mines in Chile including themine in San Jose thatcollapsed on August 5 leaving33 miners trapped underneathfor 65 days. What is the majormetal ore exported by Chile? A. Gold B. Silver C. Copper D. Aluminum
  159. 159. Q8. According to tournamentorganizers, FIFA World Cup 2010 finalsattracted more than 700 milliontelevision viewers. Which two nationsplayed in the 2010 World Cup finalmatch? A. Spain & Uruguay B. Germany & Netherlands C.Spain & Netherlands D. Argentina & Ghana
  160. 160. Q9. Match the major accident,catastrophe or natural disaster to theappropriate timeframe:• Earthquake – Chile • Earthquake Trigged(C. February 2010) Tsunami –• Cyclone – Fiji Indonesia(A. March 2010) (E. October 2010)• Flooding – Pakistan • Volcanic Ash –(B. Jul – Aug. 2010) Iceland • (D. Apr. – May 2010)
  161. 161. Q10. In September 2010, the EuropeanCommission launched proceedingsagainst France for deporting Romamigrants from two member nations ofthe European Union. What countrieswere the migrants from? A. Slovenia & Latvia B. Bulgaria & Romania A. Moldova & Slovakia B. Bulgaria & Czech Republic
  162. 162. ANSWERSROUND 6: Spotlight on India
  163. 163. Q1. Also known asBapu and Father ofthe Nation, this person employed civildisobedience in the movement thatallowed India to gain independencefrom Britain in 1947. Who is he?B. Mohandas Gandhi
  164. 164. Q2. Kashmir hasbeen a subject ofborder disputesbetween India,Pakistan andChina. Identify theline that wascreated in 1948 bythe U.N. to dividethe area betweenPakistan and India. C. Line of Control
  165. 165. Q3. In the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire,Jamal, the primary character, worked as atea server in an Indian call center. Identifythe Hindi description for “tea server:” D. chaiwalla
  166. 166. Q4. India’s national flower is associated withthe goddess of wealth Maha Lakshmi andsymbolizesspirituality, fruitfulness, wealth, knowledgeand illumination. Name this national blossom: A. Lotus
  167. 167. Q5. Declared as India’s nationalriver, this body of water is consideredto be the most sacred to practitioners ofthe Hindu faith. Identify this river: B. Ganges
  168. 168. Q6. The caste systemhas been a major issuein Indian politics. In1979, the governmentestablished anorganization to addressthe inequality faced bylower castes throughaffirmative action. Whatis the name of thisorganization? A. Mandal Commission
  169. 169. B. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan; AgraQ7. The Taj Mahal is a World Heritage siteand also one of the Seven Wonders of theWorld. Name the builder and location ofthe Taj Mahal:
  170. 170. Q8. All the individuals listed below areformer Prime Ministers of India EXCEPT:B. Manmohan Singh
  171. 171. Q9. Conventionallyassociated withmarriage, ethnic orreligiousaffiliation, thisforehead decorationseen below hasbecome a traditionalIndian stylestatement. Name thisdecoration. D. Bindi
  172. 172. Q10. The Indian Flag is a horizontalrectangular tricolor of deep saffron,white and green. What does the 24-spoke navy-blue on white wheel foundat its center represent?C. Ashoka Chakra
  173. 173. ANSWERSROUND #7 – MATCHING FACES / LOCATIONS / LANDMARKS
  174. 174. ANSAnswer 1:(C.) BRANDENBURG GATE inGermany is the trademark of Berlin!
  175. 175. Answer 2:(C.) The four gods on the corners of theFOUNDATION OF FOUR RIVERS represent therivers Nile, Danube, Ganger & Plate
  176. 176. Answer 3:(A.) The BURJKHALIFA in theUAEis also thetallest building inthe world
  177. 177. Answer 4: The ICE HOTEL in SWEDENis theworlds largest hotel made of ice and snow
  178. 178. Answer 5:BUCKINGHAM PALACE in BRITAIN is asymbol of the British Monarch
  179. 179. Answer 6:(B.) HAMID KARZAIis the 12th andcurrent Presidentof Afghanistan
  180. 180. ANSWER 7:(B.) WYCLEF JEANdid not meetresidencyrequirements to runas a Haitianpresidentialcandidate
  181. 181. Answer 8:(A.) DILMA ROUSSEFF,first female president of (B.) TONYBRAZIL HAYWARD, former CEO of BP, BRITAIN
  182. 182. ANSWER 9:B. YOANI SANCHEZis best known forher blog, GeneraciónY which translatedand available in 17languages.
  183. 183. Answer 10:1. Sofia is the capital of (C.) BULGARIA2. Tegucigalpa is the capital of (B.) HONDURAS3. Muscat is the capital of (A.) OMAN4. Podgorica is the capital of (E.) MONTENEGRO5. Wellington is the capital of (D.) NEW ZEALAND
  184. 184. ANSWERS: ROUND 8 Global Potpourri
  185. 185. Q1. Giving gifts is a commonsign of friendship, love andrespect in many cultures.However, what the gift is cancarry very different meanings.Which gift, which may beharmless in Britain, is a symbolof death in China? A. A Silver Trophy B. Umbrella C. CLOCK D. Pearl Necklace
  186. 186. Q2. This four-star General in the UnitedStates Army was relieved of his dutiesand command in Afghanistan byPresident Barack Obama after acontroversial interview in RollingStoneMagazine in July of this year.Identify this General:A. Gen. David H. PetraeusB. Gen. James N. MattisC. Gen. Raymond T. OdiernoD. GEN. STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL
  187. 187. Q3. The World Music Awards annuallyhonors recording artists based onworldwide sales figures. Who was thewinner of the World Music Awards2010 for Best International Pop RockArtist? A. LADY GAGA B. Madonna C.Rihanna D. Taylor Swift
  188. 188. Q4. Labrador retrievers, oneof the most popular breedsof dogs in the world, arebelieve to have originatedfrom this country: A. Finland B.CANADA C. France D. Norway
  189. 189. Q5. Eat, Pray, Love: One WomansSearch for Everything AcrossItaly, India and Indonesia is a 2006memoir by Americanauthor, Elizabeth Gilbert. Whoplays Gilbert in the movie-versionof her book?A. JULIA ROBERTSB. Jodie FosterC. Juliette LewisD. Holly Hunter
  190. 190. Q6. Transparency International (TI)is the global civil societyorganization leading the fightagainst corruption around the world.Which is the most corrupt country inthe world in 2010 according to TI? A. SOMALIA B. Afghanistan C. Sudan D. Nigeria
  191. 191. Q7. The highest decoration that canbe awarded to a member of the BritishCommonwealth armed services is theVictoria Cross. What inscription isengraved on the medal? A. With Honor B. For Queen and Country C. FOR VALOUR D. Beyond the Call of Duty
  192. 192. Q8. From the Basque region of Spainand France, what open-walled arenasport is depicted in the image below? A. Hurling B. JAI ALAI C. Squash D. Kabaddi
  193. 193. Q9. Social networking hastaken the world by storm.Listed below are socialnetworking outletsEXCEPT: A.Facebook B.Plaxo C. Twitter D. JOOMLA
  194. 194. Q10. The Bugatti Veyron once againclaimed its title as the fastestproduction car in the world this pastJuly. Priced at $ 1.7 million, it has a topspeed of 268 mph and a 1200 hpengine. Which motor vehiclemanufacturer produces this vehicle? A. Pagani Zonda B. Koenigsegg C. VOLKSWAGON GROUP D. Fiat S.P.A
  195. 195. We’ll be waiting for thescorers to complete their tabulation Thank you for your patience
  196. 196. Just a quick word fromBob Holcombe, Chairman of the WACC….
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  201. 201. We’re READY to announce ACADEMICWORLDQUEST 2010 Winners…The Winners are….
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