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2012 Joint WorldQuest/Academic WorldQuest

  1. 1. Ready to Play??? 2013 Joint WorldQuest/Academic WorldQuest
  2. 2. ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST TEAMS
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  10. 10. Ready to Play??? 2013 Joint WorldQuest/Academic WorldQuest
  11. 11. OUR HOST: Larry Sprinkle  Forecaster, WCNC Mayor’s Award for Volunteerism Recipient World Traveler
  12. 12. Ready to Play??? 2013 Joint WorldQuest/Academic WorldQuest
  13. 13. ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST TEAMS
  14. 14. WORLDQUEST TEAMS
  15. 15. Your support for international education allows the council to continue being leaders in global thinking in the Queen City!
  16. 16. EDUCATION SPONSORS
  17. 17. Envoy Sponsors
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  20. 20. BEFORE YOU BEGIN…  Assign a team member to be a Scribe for recording your team’s answers.  Check your team packets. Academic World Quest participants will have 8 answer sheets and World Quest participants will have 7 answer sheets.  You will have 30 seconds after I have read the entire question to enter your answer on the answer sheet. Please note there will be a couple of questions where you will be given 45 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds or 2 minutes to complete your answer. I will indicate these questions at the beginning of each round and as they appear on the screen.  At the end of each round, answer sheets will be collected and graded by the scorers.
  21. 21.  For fill-in-the blank questions, judges will follow the “close enough” rule  For personal names, last names are OK  For country names, any answer that clearly and properly identifies it will receive credit, even if there may be a more precise technical name WHILE YOU’RE PLAYING
  22. 22.  Any team with a serious concern about an answer to a question may present their argument in writing to the Judges Committee.  Appeals will be considered by the Judges Committee during question review periods and the outcome of your appeal will be provided after the completion of the competition  Final scores will be available after the award presentations; however, teams’ answer sheets or the competition questions themselves will NOT be made available after the event Game Play
  23. 23.  Any team found using an atlas, dictionary, almanac, tablet computer, PDA, cell phone, wireless device, or any other means of “assistance” will be immediately disqualified from the competition. Game Play
  24. 24.  During the competition, please avoid standing and blocking the view of participants at other tables. If you need to move closer to the questions, please move to the side of the ballroom.  This is a FUN competition! Don’t take it too seriously. Game Play
  25. 25. Warm-up Round
  26. 26. Q1. Which country allowed its women athletes to compete in the 2012 Olympics for the first time in its history? A. Yemen B. Oman C. United Arab Emirates D. Saudi Arabia
  27. 27. Q1. Which country allowed its women athletes to compete in the 2012 Olympics for the first time in its history? A. Yemen B. Oman C. United Arab Emirates D. Saudi Arabia
  28. 28. Q2. “Daal” is a popular Indian dish. What is the key ingredient used to make it? A. Eggplant B. Lentils C. Corn D. Carrots
  29. 29. Q2. “Daal” is a popular Indian dish. What is the key ingredient used to make it? A. Eggplant B. Lentils C. Corn D. Carrots
  30. 30. Ready to Play??? 2013 Joint WorldQuest/Academic WorldQuest
  31. 31. ROUND 1: Great Decisions 2012 *Only for AWQ participants
  32. 32. Q1. During the Arab Spring in 2011, three dictatorial regimes in the Arab world were toppled. All of the following autocrats were ousted from power EXCEPT: A. Zine al-Abidine, Tunisia B. Hosni Mubarak, Egypt C. Bashar al-Assad, Syria D. Muammar Gaddafi, Libya
  33. 33. Q2. During the Arab Spring, young people often led mass demonstrations demanding freedom from tyranny. According to GD 2012, what percent of the Arab world is UNDER 30 years old? A. 60 % B. 25 % C. 40 % D. 30 %
  34. 34. Q3. According to GD 2012, what is the MOST CONVENTIONAL way for states to influence other states? A. Sanctions B. Humanitarian Action C. Diplomacy D. Military Action
  35. 35. Q4. According to GD 2012, all of the following factors have impeded Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s war on drugs EXCEPT: A. Increased security on the U.S. - Mexico border B. The cartels’ success in infiltrating security agencies C. Reluctance of federal and state agencies to share intelligence D. Improperly trained soldiers
  36. 36. Q5. Great Decisions 2012 identifies 6 countries where internet filtering (censorship and content restriction) by the government is “pervasive.” Name 2 of the 6 countries.
  37. 37. Q6. According to GD 2012, which of the following was a widely held assumption in the early history of the Internet? A. The Internet would be difficult for governments to manage and would bring changes to authoritarian rule B. Cyberspace would permeate all aspects of society, economics, and politics C. The secularization of cyberspace would be a matter of national security D. Governments operating with the private sector would be able to control information available on the Internet
  38. 38. Q7. In recent years, peshmerga forces and Iraqi army units have almost come to blows several times as they try to influence disputed lands in northern Iraq. Who are the peshmerga? A. Turkomen fighters B. Kurdish peasants C. Kurdish fighters D. U.S. Armed Forces
  39. 39. Q8. Which international marine research organization was established in the early 20th century as a result of developing marine research and growing concern over the condition of fish stocks in the North Sea? A. North Pacific Marine Science Organization B. Arctic Council C. U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea D. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  40. 40. Q9. In spite of its problems, Indonesia is experiencing sound economic growth and political stability. All of the following are economic advantages for Indonesia EXCEPT: A. Strong macroeconomic fundamentals B. Vibrant civil society C. Prudent fiscal management D. Youthful demographics
  41. 41. Q10. According GD 2012, which of the following could be a consequence if world oil prices drop significantly? A. Production in difficult environments would slow down B. Available demand would contract C. U.S. dependency on foreign oil would decrease D. Oil companies would shut down
  42. 42. ROUND 2: Flags of the World
  43. 43. Q1. Identify this flag
  44. 44. Q2. Identify this flag
  45. 45. Q3. Identify this flag
  46. 46. Q4. Identify this flag
  47. 47. Q5. Identify this flag
  48. 48. Q6. Identify this flag
  49. 49. Q7. Identify this flag
  50. 50. Q8. This flag is red with a blue cross outlined in white that extends to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. Identify this flag:
  51. 51. Q9. This flag has a red field with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center; red symbolizes revolution and blood. The five- pointed star represents the 5 elements of the populace: peasants, workers, intellectuals, traders and soldiers. Identify this flag:
  52. 52. Q10. This flag has three equal horizontal bands: black (top), red (center) and green (bottom) with a rising, red sun centered on the black band. The rising sun represents the hope of freedom. Identify this flag:
  53. 53. Round 3: Geography of Russia
  54. 54. Q1. Identify the biomes highlighted in color: B A D C
  55. 55. Q2. Moscow is the capital of Russia. The following statements about Moscow are FALSE EXCEPT: A. It’s located in the Central Federal District along the Volga River B. It has a population of 16 million people C. It’s the northernmost megacity on Earth D. It became the capital of the former Soviet Union in 1916
  56. 56. Q3. Which mountains in Russia form a natural geographical boundary between Europe and Asia ? A. Altai Moutains B. Kolyma Mountains C. Ural Mountains D. Verkhoyansk Mountains
  57. 57. Q4. Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake in the world. How much of the world’s freshwater does it hold? A. 1/2 B. 1/3 C. 1/4 D. 1/5
  58. 58. Q5. What is the lowest elevation in Russia? A. The Cape of Chelyuskin B. The Caspian Sea C. The Pevek Basin D. The Uelen Valley
  59. 59. Q6. Identify whether the following facts are TRUE or FALSE: A. Russia primarily has extremely long summers and short cold winters B. Russia is the largest country in the world by landmass C. Saint Petersburg is the third largest city in Russia by population D. Russia’s Volga River is Europe’s longest river E. Mt. Elbrus is the tallest peak in Russia at 5,642 meters /18,510 ft
  60. 60. Q7. The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 780 mile peninsula in the Russian Far East with an area of about 100,000 square miles. What is the Kamchatka Peninsula primarily known for? A. Volcanic activity B. Severe humidity C. Siberian tiger attacks D. Mineral deposits
  61. 61. Q8. How many time zones are there in Russia? A. 11 B. 9 C. 13 D. 7
  62. 62. Q9. The following countries border Russia EXCEPT: A. Finland B. North Korea C. Lithuania D. Turkmenistan
  63. 63. Q10. Identify the following geographical landmarks on the map: A D C B
  64. 64. ROUND 4: History of Italy
  65. 65. Q1. Which of the following best describes the political system in Ancient Rome? A. Republic B. Oligarchy C. Monarchy D. Theocracy
  66. 66. Q2. Which Italian city was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., leaving it covered in ash and abandoned for centuries? A. Salerno B. Palermo C. Rome D. Pompeii
  67. 67. Q3. As a dictator, Julius Caesar laid the foundation for the Roman Empire. Who was appointed first emperor of Rome? A. Marc Antony B. Augustus C. Marcus Aurelius D. Tiberius
  68. 68. Q4. Which of the following BEST describes the Italian Renaissance? A. A movement towards secularism B. A movement that undermined reason and logic C. A cultural revolution in the arts, literature, and sciences D. A reincarnation of the Holy Roman Empire
  69. 69. Q5. Which of the following BEST describes the Italian Wars (1494-1559)? A. Regional wars for the control over the Italian peninsula B. A 16th century Italian nationalist movement C. A series of conflicts in which 3 men claimed rights to the Papacy D. Italian colonization of North Africa
  70. 70. Q6. When did Italy become a nation-state, unifying the regional states of the peninsula with Sardinia and Sicily under King Victor Emmanuel II? A. 1829 B. 1830 C. 1846 D. 1861
  71. 71. Q7. Signed in 1915, the Treaty of London was a secret pact between the Triple Entente and Italy. In exchange for significant territorial gains, Italy agreed to: A. Provide economic assistance to Germany B. Join the League of Nations C. Abandon its colonial presence in Africa D. Support France, Britain, and Russia in World War I
  72. 72. Q8. What is the name given to the alliance between Italy, Germany, and Japan during World War II? A. Allied Powers B. Axis Powers C. Central Powers D. Holy Alliance
  73. 73. Q9. The Lateran Treaty was a series of agreements made between the Italian state and the Catholic Church in 1929. Which agreement was NOT a part of the Treaty? A. The pope was given sovereignty over Vatican City B. The Italian state agreed to align its laws with Catholic views on marriage and divorce C. The Italian State pledged to financially support to the Catholic Church D. The Catholic Church maintained its claim to Rome and the old Papal States
  74. 74. Q10. FILL IN THE BLANK: Identify this Italian political figure based on the following statements: • Worked as a journalist in the socialist press until 1915 • Founded the Fascist Party in 1919 • Asked to form a government by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1922 • Ousted in 1943 after the allied invasion of Sicily
  75. 75. 15-Minute Break 10 Minute Break Time to bid on the silent auction before the break ends!
  76. 76. Listen-Up! Answers for Rounds 1-4 are coming up….
  77. 77. ANSWERS ROUND 1: Great Decisions 2012 *only for AWQ participants
  78. 78. Q1. During the Arab Spring in 2011, three dictatorial regimes in the Arab world were toppled. All of the following autocrats were ousted from power EXCEPT: A. Zine al-Abidine, Tunisia B. Hosni Mubarak, Egypt C. Bashar al-Assad, Syria D. Muammar Gaddafi, Libya
  79. 79. Q2. During the Arab Spring, young people often led the mass demonstrations demanding freedom from tyranny. According to Great Decisions 2012, what percent of the Arab world is UNDER 30 years old? A. 60 % B. 25 % C. 40 % D. 30 %
  80. 80. Q3. According to Great Decisions 2012, What is the MOST CONVENTIONAL way for states to influence other states? A. Sanctions B. Humanitarian Action C. Diplomacy D. Military Action
  81. 81. Q4. According to GD 2012, all of the following factors have impeded Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s war on drugs EXCEPT: A. Increased security on the U.S.- Mexico border B. The cartels’ success in infiltrating security agencies C. Reluctance of federal and state agencies to share intelligence D. Improperly trained soldiers
  82. 82. Q5. Great Decisions 2012 identifies 6 countries where internet filtering (censorship and content restriction) by the government is “pervasive.” Name 2 of the 6 countries. Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Burma, Vietnam, China
  83. 83. Q6. According to GD 2012, which of the following was a widely held assumption in the early history of the Internet? A. The Internet would be difficult for governments to manage and would bring changes to authoritarian rule B. Cyberspace would permeate all aspects of society, economics, and politics C. The secularization of cyberspace would be a matter of national security D. Governments operating with the private sector would be able to control information available on the Internet
  84. 84. Q7. In recent years, peshmerga forces and Iraqi army units have almost come to blows several times as they try to influence disputed lands in Iraq’s north. Who are the peshmerga? A. Turkomen fighters B. Kurdish peasants C. Kurdish fighters D. U.S. Armed Forces
  85. 85. Q8. Which international marine research organization was established in the early 20th century as a result of developing marine research and growing concern over the condition of fish stocks in the North Sea? A. North Pacific Marine Science Organization B. Arctic Council C. U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea D. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  86. 86. Q9. In spite of its problems, Indonesia is experiencing sound economic growth and political stability. All of the following are economic advantages for Indonesia EXCEPT: A. Strong macroeconomic fundamentals B. Vibrant civil society C. Prudent fiscal management D. Youthful demographics
  87. 87. Q10. According to Great Decisions 2012, which of the following could be a consequence if world oil prices drop significantly? A. Production in difficult environments would slow down B. Available demand would contract C. U.S. dependency on foreign oil would decrease D. Oil companies would shut down
  88. 88. ANSWERS Round 2: Flags of the World
  89. 89. Q1. Identify this flag Honduras
  90. 90. Q2. Identify this flag Grenada
  91. 91. Q3. Identify this flag North Korea
  92. 92. Q4. Identify this flag Italy
  93. 93. Q5. Identify this flag Cuba
  94. 94. Q6. Identify this flag Kenya
  95. 95. Q7. Identify this flag Kazakhstan
  96. 96. Q8. This flag is red with a blue cross outlined in white that extends to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. Identify this flag: Norway
  97. 97. Q9. This flag has a red field with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center; red symbolizes revolution and blood. The five-pointed star represents the 5 elements of the populace: peasants, workers, intellectuals, traders and soldiers. Identify this flag: Vietnam
  98. 98. Q10. This flag has three equal horizontal bands: black (top), red (center) and green (bottom) with a rising, red sun centered on the black band. The rising sun represents the hope of freedom. Identify this flag: Malawi
  99. 99. Round 3: Geography of Russia ANSWERS
  100. 100. Q1. Identify the biomes highlighted in color: B A D C Tundra Taiga Steppe Desert
  101. 101. Q2. Moscow is the capital of Russia. The following statements about Moscow are FALSE EXCEPT: A. It’s located in the Central Federal District along the Volga River B. It has a population of 16 million people C. It’s the northernmost megacity on Earth D. It became the capital of the former Soviet Union in 1916
  102. 102. Q3. Which mountains in Russia form a natural geographical boundary between Europe and Asia ? A. Altai Moutains B. Kolyma Mountains C. Ural Mountains D. Verkhoyansk Mountains
  103. 103. Q4. Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest and most voluminous freshwater lake in the world. How much of the world’s freshwater does it hold? A. 1/2 B. 1/3 C. 1/4 D. 1/5
  104. 104. Q5. What is the lowest elevation in Russia? A. The Cape of Chelyuskin B. The Caspian Sea C. The Pevek Basin D. The Uelen Valley
  105. 105. Q6. Identify whether the following facts are TRUE or FALSE: A. Russia primarily has extremely long summers and short cold winters (FALSE) B. Russia is the largest country in the world by landmass (TRUE) C. Saint Petersburg is the third largest city in Russia by population (FALSE) D. Russia’s Volga River is Europe’s longest river (TRUE) E. Mt. Elbrus is the tallest peak in Russia at 5,642 meters /18,510 ft (TRUE)
  106. 106. Q7. The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 780 mile peninsula in the Russian Far East with an area of about 100,000 square miles. What is the Kamchatka Peninsula primarily known for? A. Volcanic activity B. Severe humidity C. Siberian tiger attacks D. Mineral deposits
  107. 107. Q8. How many time zones are there in Russia? A. 11 B. 9 C. 13 D. 7
  108. 108. Q9. The following countries border Russia EXCEPT: A. Finland B. North Korea C. Lithuania D. Turkmenistan
  109. 109. Q10. Identify the following geographical landmarks on the map: A D C B Sea of Okhotsk Saint Petersburg Caspian Sea Ural Mountains
  110. 110. Round 4: History of Italy ANSWERS
  111. 111. Q1. Which of the following best describes the political system in Ancient Rome? A. Republic B. Oligarchy C. Monarchy D. Theocracy
  112. 112. Q2. Which Italian city was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., leaving it covered in ash and abandoned for centuries? A. Salerno B. Palermo C. Rome D. Pompeii
  113. 113. Q3. As a dictator, Julius Caesar laid the foundation for the Roman Empire. Who was appointed first emperor of Rome? A. Marc Antony B. Augustus C. Marcus Aurelius D. Tiberius
  114. 114. Q4. Which of the following BEST describes the Italian Renaissance? A. A movement towards secularism B. A movement that undermined reason and logic C. A cultural revolution in the arts, literature, and sciences D. A reincarnation of the Holy Roman Empire
  115. 115. Q5. Which of the following BEST describes the Italian Wars (1494-1559)? A. Regional wars for the control over the Italian peninsula B. A 16th century Italian nationalist movement C. A series of conflicts in which 3 men claimed rights to the Papacy D. Italian colonization of North Africa
  116. 116. Q6. When did Italy become a nation-state, unifying the regional states of the peninsula with Sardinia and Sicily under King Victor Emmanuel II? A. 1829 B. 1830 C. 1846 D. 1861
  117. 117. Q7. Signed in 1915, the Treaty of London was a secret pact between the Triple Entente and Italy. In exchange for significant territorial gains, Italy agreed to: A. Provide economic assistance to Germany B. Join the League of Nations C. Abandon its colonial presence in Africa D. Support France, Britain, and Russia in World War I
  118. 118. Q8. What is the name given to the alliance between Italy, Germany, and Japan during World War II? A. Allied Powers B. Axis Powers C. Central Powers D. Holy Alliance
  119. 119. Q9. The Lateran Treaty was a series of agreements made between the Italian state and the Catholic Church in 1929. Which of agreement was NOT a part of the Treaty? A. The pope was given sovereignty over Vatican City B. The Italian state agreed to align its laws with Catholic views on marriage and divorce C. The Italian state pledged to financially support the Catholic Church D. The Catholic Church maintained its claim to Rome and the old Papal States
  120. 120. Q10. FILL IN THE BLANK: Identify this Italian political figure: BENITO MUSSOLINI • Worked as a journalist in the socialist press until 1915 • Founded the Fascist Party in 1919 • Asked to form a government by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1922 • Ousted in 1943 after the allied invasion of Sicily
  121. 121. Q1. When did the Cuban Missile Crisis occur? A. November 1961 B. April 1961 C. October 1962 D. June 1963
  122. 122. Q2. Which April 1961 event caused Cuba to seek Soviet military assistance in defending itself against future U.S. attempts to destabilize the Cuban government? A. Operation ORTSAC B. The Caribbean Crisis C. The Bay of Pigs D. Operation Mongoose
  123. 123. Q3. What triggered the Cuban Missile Crisis? A. Soviet reconnaissance on American military bases B. Placement of Soviet Missiles in Cuba in early 1962 C. Fidel Castro’s political regime in Cuba D. Declaration of war by Premier Khrushchev at the Vienna Peace Summit
  124. 124. Q4. What was the name of the group that advised President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis? A. Joint Chiefs of Staff B. Central Intelligence Agency C. Executive Committee of the National Security Council D. Special Advisory Committee for Cuba
  125. 125. Q5. How long did the Cuban Missile Crisis last? A. 18 months B. 3 weeks C. 1 year D. 13 days
  126. 126. Q6. What prompted the USSR to place intermediate-range missiles in Cuba? A. Cuba requested Soviet assistance to protect itself from its former colonizer, Spain B. Khrushchev sought to destabilize America’s political system C. China asked for Soviet assistance to destabilize American hegemony in the west D. The USSR wanted to match U.S. ability to develop and deploy nuclear missiles
  127. 127. Q7. During his televised address on October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy revealed to the world the presence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. He called for all of the following actions EXCEPT: A. The Expulsion of Cuba from the Organization of American States B. Increased surveillance of Cuban military buildup C. Reinforcement of the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay D. A naval blockade surrounding Cuba
  128. 128. Q8. On October 27, a Soviet supplied missile shot down an American U-2 spy plane, killing Major Rudolph Anderson, the pilot. How did President Kennedy respond? A. He sent a strongly worded letter to Premier Khrushchev condemning the attack B. He opted to refrain from immediate action C. He met with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin in a secret meeting D. He ordered an airstrike on Soviet missiles in Siberia scheduled for October 28
  129. 129. Q9. How did the Cuban Missile Crisis OFFICIALLY end? A. The United States agreed to remove its missiles from West Germany B. The United States and the USSR signed a peace treaty in Paris C. Premier Khrushchev publicly accepted President Kennedy’s proposal on Radio Moscow D. The U.N. Security Council passed a unanimous resolution to end the crisis
  130. 130. Q10. All of the following actions improved relations between the U.S. and the USSR after the Cuban Missile Crisis EXCEPT: A. The U.S. offered $53 million in baby food and medical supplies to the Soviet Union B. The U.S. made a non-invasion pledge C. A direct phone line was established between the Kremlin and the White House D. The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed in 1963
  131. 131. A. Mohammad Morsi B. Abdel Moneim Abolfotoh C. Ahmed Shafiq D. Hamdeem Sabahi Q1. Sixteen months after Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power, the Egyptian military recognized the election of Egypt’s new president. Who became Egypt’s first competitively elected president on June 24, 2012?
  132. 132. A. Union for a Popular Movement B. Republican Party C. Independent Workers’ Party D. Socialist Party Q2. Which French political party gained an absolute majority in the National Assembly during the French parliamentary elections in June 2012?
  133. 133. Q3. Which recently re-elected Latin- American president promised to be a “better president” during his 4th term? A. Felipé Calderón, Mexico B. Hugo Chavéz, Venezuela C. Danilo Medina, Dominican Republic D. Raúl Castro, Cuba
  134. 134. Q4. How many electoral votes are REQUIRED to elect a president in the United States? A. 270 B. 538 C. 435 D. 100
  135. 135. Q5. In February 2012, Yemen held a successful presidential election. What made the election unique? A. Only one candidate was on the ballot B. Yemen elected its first female president C. There was 100% voter turnout D. The newly elected president is Christian
  136. 136. Q6. Vladimir Putin was elected as president of Russia in March 2012. Which of the following is TRUE of Putin’s election campaign? A. Putin temporarily resigned as prime minister B. Putin refused to participate in presidential election debates C. Putin promised to retire from political office after a 3rd term as president D. Putin invited election monitors from the U.S. to ensure a clean election
  137. 137. Q7. Which country elected a former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize recipient to its parliament in April 2012, demonstrating a step toward democracy? A. Mali B. Egypt C. Myanmar D. South Korea
  138. 138. Q8. Greece held parliamentary elections in early May 2012. Why was Greece forced to hold a second election six weeks later? A. Attempts to form a coalition government failed B. Additional austerity measures caused mass protest C. Greece voted to leave the European Union D. The election commission demanded a new election after concerns of voter fraud
  139. 139. Q9. In July 2012, Libya held its first elections since the overthrow of military dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The National Forces Alliance won a majority of the seats. Which political party won the 2nd largest number of votes? A. Hamas B. Muslim Brotherhood C. Hezbollah D. Alliance for Democracy
  140. 140. Q10. In September 2012, the Netherlands re- elected incumbent president Mark Rutte. Which of the following MOST ACCURATELY describes the outcome of the elections? A. The new coalition government removed all austerity measures B. The outcome represented a victory for pro-EU parties C. The newly elected government lowered the retirement age D. The results caused economic and political instability
  141. 141. Q1. MATCHING: Match each of the following countries/regions with the appropriate dish. 1. Brazil 2. Hungary 3. Polynesia 4. Mediterranean/ Middle East 5. Jamaica 6. India A. Jerk Chicken B. Stuffed Grape Leaves C. Biryani D. Feijoada E. Goulash F. Poi
  142. 142. Q2. Pho, a hot noodle soup brimming with vegetables and meat, is a popular dish in Vietnam. When is it usually eaten? A. Midnight B. Lunch C. Breakfast D. Dinner
  143. 143. Q3. Which of the following delicacies, made out of duck or goose liver, is banned in Turkey, the EU, Israel and some parts of the U.S. due to a process called force-feeding? A. Escargot B. Caviar C. Sassafras D. Foie Gras
  144. 144. Q4. Which coastal city in France is home to the famous fish-based soup known as bouillabaisse ? A. Montpellier B. Marseille C. Paris D. Camaret-sur-Mer
  145. 145. Q5: Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao tree. All of the following facts about chocolate are true EXCEPT: A. Chocolate has been a dessert-like treat in Europe since the Middle Ages B. Cacao is a plant native to Mesoamerica C. Cacao beans were once used as currency D. Ancient Mayans used cacao to prepare a spicy chocolate drink.
  146. 146. Q6. Jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys are examples of Cajun/Creole cuisine from: A. Boston B. Montreal C. Chicago D. New Orleans
  147. 147. Q7. The origin of paella can be traced to Valencia, in southeastern Spain, where rice is extensively grown. Who were the TRADITIONAL CONSUMERS of this dish? A. Farmers and laborers B. Moorish kings C. Franciscan monks D. Expectant mothers
  148. 148. Q8. Which popular Peruvian and Ecuadorian dish mainly consists of the freshest chunks of fish marinated in lime or lemon juice that "cook" it by changing the proteins in the flesh. A. Ceviche B. Sushi C. Feijoada D. Biche de pescado
  149. 149. Q9. Identify the following Asian dish:
  150. 150. Q10. Identify the following German dish (two words):
  151. 151. ROUND 8: Current Events
  152. 152. 1. South Sudan A. Recapturing Kona from rebels 2. North Korea B. Head of state cancels trip to U.S. due to NSA spying 3. France C. Military takeover 4. Turkey D. Became 193rd member of the U.N. 5. Cuba E. Hacking into NY Times and WSJ 6. Egypt F. Ship carrying obsolete Soviet-era arms for repairs 7. China G. Mall massacre by Al-Shabaab 8. Syria H. Suicide bomber at U.S. Embassy 9. Brazil I. Civil war 10. Kenya J. Sanctions Q1. Identify the country that BEST FITS the following international incidents this year:
  153. 153. A. Russia B. China C. Ethiopia D. Vietnam Q2. Which country president signed a bill in December 2012 that made it illegal for Americans to adopt children from the country?
  154. 154. Q3. Abenomics is the name given to a suite of measures introduced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his December 2012 re-election. His aim was to revive the sluggish economy with "three arrows” measures. The following statements describe the “three arrows” EXCEPT: A. Aggressive monetary easing B. Massive fiscal stimulus C. Growth focused structural reforms D. Doubling consumption tax
  155. 155. Q4. In February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI’s announced his papal resignation due to ill health and advanced age. He is the first pope to resign in: A. 516 years B. 553 years C. 598 years D. 621 years
  156. 156. Q5. In July 2013, 22 children died and dozens more were hospitalized in India after eating lunch provided by their school. What was believed to be the cause of the deaths? A. Pesticide poisoning B. Tainted meat C. Unpasteurized dairy D. Contaminated drinking water
  157. 157. Q6. Recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote an op-ed on Sept. 19 for the New York Times. What was the primary theme in the op-ed? A. To denounce western intervention in the Middle East B. To confirm Iran’s nuclear weapons usage and capability C. To engage in constructive dialogue and interaction with the world D. To position Iran as a major political leader in the Middle East
  158. 158. Q7. Which country became the 28th member of the European Union on July 1, 2013? A.Turkey B.Sweden C.Croatia D.Albania
  159. 159. Q8. Angela Merkel was recently re- elected as the German Chancellor. All of the following statements are TRUE about the German elections EXCEPT: A. The Christian Democratic Party ran on platform to relax austerity programs in Europe B. Alternative for Germany Party called for abolishment of the euro C. Merkel is only the 3rd post-war chancellor to win 3 successive elections D. Free Democrats captured less than 5% of the votes and failed to qualify for seats in Parliament
  160. 160. Q9. What distinctive phrase did President Obama use to describe the possibility of U.S. military strikes if Syria used chemical weapons? A. Strike line B. Blurred line C. Crossing line D. Red line
  161. 161. Q10. In July 2013, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced plans indicating that asylum seekers arriving by boat would never be able to obtain permanent resettlement in Australia, even if they were subsequently found to be a genuine refugee. Where will the asylum seekers be processed and resettled to? A. New Zealand B. Papua New Guinea C. Christmas Island D. Philippines
  162. 162. ANSWERS
  163. 163. Q1. When did the Cuban Missile Crisis occur? A. November 1961 B. April 1961 C. October 1962 D. June 1963
  164. 164. Q2. Which April 1961 event caused Cuba to seek Soviet military assistance in defending itself against future U.S. attempts to destabilize the Cuban government? A. Operation ORTSAC B. The Caribbean Crisis C. The Bay of Pigs D. Operation Mongoose
  165. 165. Q3. What triggered the Cuban Missile Crisis? A. Soviet reconnaissance on American military bases B. Placement of Soviet Missiles in Cuba in early 1962 C. Fidel Castro’s political regime in Cuba D. Declaration of war by Premier Khrushchev at the Vienna Peace Summit
  166. 166. Q4. What was the name of the group that advised President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis? A. Joint Chiefs of Staff B. Central Intelligence Agency C. Executive Committee of the National Security Council D. Special Advisory Committee for Cuba
  167. 167. Q5. How long did the Cuban Missile Crisis last? A. 18 months B. 3 weeks C. 1 year D. 13 days
  168. 168. Q6. What prompted the USSR to place intermediate-range missiles in Cuba? A. Cuba requested Soviet assistance to protect itself from its former colonizer, Spain B. Khrushchev sought to destabilize America’s political system C. China asked for Soviet assistance to destabilize American hegemony in the west D. The USSR wanted to match U.S. ability to develop and deploy nuclear missiles
  169. 169. Q7. During his televised address on October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy revealed to the world the presence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. He called for all of the following actions EXCEPT: A. The expulsion of Cuba from the Organization of American States B. Increased surveillance of Cuban military buildup C. Reinforcement of the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay D. A naval blockade surrounding Cuba
  170. 170. Q8. On October 27, a Soviet supplied missile shot down an American U-2 spy plane, killing Major Rudolph Anderson, the pilot. How did President Kennedy respond? A. He sent a strongly worded letter to Premier Khrushchev condemning the attack B. He opted to refrain from immediate action C. He met with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin in a secret meeting D. He ordered an airstrike on Soviet missiles in Siberia scheduled for October 28
  171. 171. Q9. How did the Cuban Missile Crisis OFFICIALLY end? A. The United States agreed to remove its missiles from West Germany B. The United States and the USSR signed a peace treaty in Paris C. Premier Khrushchev publicly accepted President Kennedy’s proposal on Radio Moscow D. The U.N. Security Council passed a unanimous resolution to end the crisis.
  172. 172. Q10. All of the following actions improved relations between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. after the Cuban Missile Crisis EXCEPT: A. The U.S. offered $53 million in baby food and medical supplies to the Soviet Union B. The U.S. made a non-invasion pledge C. A direct phone line was established between the Kremlin and the White House D. The Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed in 1963
  173. 173. ANSWERS
  174. 174. A. Mohammad Morsi B. Abdel Moneim Abolfotoh C. Ahmed Shafiq D. Hamdeem Sabahi Q1. Sixteen months after Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power, the Egyptian military recognized the election of Egypt’s new president. Who became Egypt’s first competitively elected president on June 24, 2012?
  175. 175. A. Union for a Popular Movement B. Republican Party C. Independent Workers’ Party D. Socialist Party Q2. Which French political party gained an absolute majority in the National Assembly during the French parliamentary elections in June 2012?
  176. 176. Q3. Which recently re-elected Latin- American president promised to be a “better president” during his 4th term? A. Felipé Calderón, Mexico B. Hugo Chavéz, Venezuela C. Danilo Medina, Dominican Republic D. Raúl Castro, Cuba
  177. 177. Q4. How many electoral votes are REQUIRED to elect a president in the United States? A. 270 B. 538 C. 435 D. 100
  178. 178. Q5. February 2012, Yemen held a successful presidential election. What made the election unique? A. Only one candidate was on the ballot B. Yemen elected its first female president C. There was 100% voter turnout D. The newly elected president is Christian
  179. 179. Q6. Vladimir Putin was elected as president of Russia in March 2012. Which of the following is TRUE of Putin’s campaign for election? A. Putin temporarily resigned as prime minister B. Putin refused to participate in presidential election debates C. Putin promised to retire from political office after a 3rd term as president D. Putin invited election monitors from the U.S. to ensure a clean election
  180. 180. Q7. Which country elected a former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize recipient to its parliament in April 2012, demonstrating a step toward democracy? A. Mali B. Egypt C. Myanmar D. South Korea
  181. 181. Q8. Greece held parliamentary elections in early May 2012. Why was Greece forced to hold a second election six weeks later? A. Attempts to form a coalition government failed B. Additional austerity measures caused mass protest C. Greece voted to leave the European Union D. The election commission demanded a new election after concerns of voter fraud
  182. 182. Q9. In July 2012, Libya held its first elections since the overthrow of military dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The National Forces Alliance won a majority of the seats. Which political party won the 2nd largest number of votes? A. Hamas B. Muslim Brotherhood C. Hezbollah D. Alliance for Democracy
  183. 183. Q10. In September 2012, the Netherlands re- elected incumbent president Mark Rutte. Which of the following MOST ACCURATELY describes the outcome of the elections? A. The new coalition government removed all austerity measures B. The outcome represented a victory for pro- EU parties C. The newly elected government lowered the retirement age D. The results caused economic and political instability
  184. 184. ANSWERS
  185. 185. Q1. MATCHING: Match the each of the following countries/regions with the appropriate dish. 1. Brazil – Feijoada (F) 2. Hungary – Goulash (E) 3. Polynesia – Poi (D) 4. Mediterranean/Middle East – Stuffed Grape Leaves (B) 5. Caribbean – Jerk Chicken (A) 6. India – Biryani (C)
  186. 186. Q2. Pho, a hot noodle soup brimming with vegetables and meat, is a popular dish in Vietnam. When is it usually eaten? A. Midnight B. Lunch C. Breakfast D. Dinner
  187. 187. Q3. Which of the following delicacies, made out of duck or goose liver, is banned in Turkey, the EU, Israel and some parts of the U.S. due to a process called force-feeding? A. Escargot B. Caviar C. Sassafras D. Foie Gras
  188. 188. Q4. Which coastal city in France is home to the famous fish-based soup known as bouillabaisse ? A. Montpellier B. Marseille C. Paris D. Camaret-sur-Mer
  189. 189. Q5: Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao tree. All of the following facts about chocolate are true EXCEPT: A. Chocolate has been a dessert-like treat in Europe since the Middle Ages B. Cacao is a plant native to Mesoamerica C. Cacao beans were once used as currency D. Ancient Mayans used cacao to prepare a spicy chocolate drink
  190. 190. Q6. Jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys are examples of Cajun/Creole cuisine from: A. Boston B. Montreal C. Chicago D. New Orleans
  191. 191. Q7. The origin of paella can be traced to Valencia, in southeastern Spain, where rice is extensively grown. Who were the traditional consumers of this dish? A. Farmers and laborers B. Moorish kings C. Franciscan monks D. Expectant mothers
  192. 192. Q8. Which popular Peruvian and Ecuadorian dish mainly consists of the freshest chunks of fish marinated in lime or lemon juice that "cook" it by changing the proteins in the flesh. A. Ceviche B. Sushi C. Feijoada D. Biche de pescado
  193. 193. Q9. Identify the following Asian dish: SUSHI
  194. 194. Q10. Identify the following German dish (two words): BRATWURST & SAUERKRAUT
  195. 195. Answers ROUND 8: Current Events
  196. 196. A. Recapturing Kona from rebels France B. Head of state cancels trip to U.S. due to NSA spying Brazil C. Military takeover Egypt D. Became 193rd member of the U.N. South Sudan E. Hacking into NY Times and WSJ China F. Ship carrying obsolete Soviet-era arms for repairs Cuba G. Mall massacre by Al-Shabaab Kenya H. Suicide bomber at U.S. Embassy Turkey I. Civil war Syria J. Sanctions North Korea Q1. Identify the country that BEST FITS the following international incidents this year:
  197. 197. A. Russia B. China C. Ethiopia D. Vietnam Q2. Which country president signed a bill in December 2012 that made it illegal for Americans to adopt children from the country?
  198. 198. Q3. Abenomics is the name given to a suite of measures introduced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his December 2012 re-election. His aim was to revive the sluggish economy with "three arrows” measures. The following statements describe the “three arrows” EXCEPT: A. Aggressive monetary easing B. Massive fiscal stimulus C. Growth focused structural reforms D. Doubling consumption tax
  199. 199. Q4. In February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI’s announced his papal resignation due to ill health and advanced age. He is the first pope to resign in: A. 516 years B. 553 years C. 598 years D. 621 years
  200. 200. Q5. In July 2013, 22 children died and dozens more were hospitalized in India after eating lunch provided by their school. What was believed to be the cause of the deaths? A. Pesticide poisoning B. Tainted meat C. Unpasteurized dairy D. Contaminated drinking water
  201. 201. Q6. Recently elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote an op-ed on Sept. 19 for the New York Times. What was the primary theme in the op-ed? A. To denounce western intervention in the Middle East B. To confirm Iran’s nuclear weapons usage and capability C. To engage in constructive dialogue and interaction with the world D. To position Iran as a major political leader in the Middle East
  202. 202. Q7. Which country became the 28th member of the European Union on July 1, 2013? A.Turkey B.Sweden C.Croatia D.Albania
  203. 203. Q8. Angela Merkel was recently re- elected as the German Chancellor. All of the following statements are TRUE about the German elections EXCEPT: A. The Christian Democratic Party ran on platform to relax austerity programs in Europe B. Alternative for Germany Party called for abolishment of the euro C. Merkel is only the 3rd post-war chancellor to win 3 successive elections D. Free Democrats captured less than 5% of the votes and failed to qualify for seats in Parliament
  204. 204. Q9. What distinctive phrase did President Obama use to describe the possibility of U.S. military strikes if Syria used chemical weapons? A. Strike line B. Blurred line C. Crossing line D. Red line
  205. 205. Q10. In July 2013, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced plans indicating that asylum seekers arriving by boat would never be able to obtain permanent resettlement in Australia, even if they were subsequently found to be a genuine refugee. Where will the asylum seekers be processed and resettled to? A. New Zealand B. Papua New Guinea C. Christmas Island D. Philippines
  206. 206. HOW DID YOU DO? We’ll be waiting for the scorers to complete their tabulation. Thank you for your patience.
  207. 207. Just a quick word from Bob Holcombe, Chairman of the WACC….
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  213. 213. Thank you again to all of our volunteers!
  214. 214. We’re READY to announce ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST 2011 Winners… The Winners are….
  215. 215. Thank you to all of our community WQ groups for playing tonight. Winners for WorldQuest 2012 are….

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