WACC WorldQuest 2006

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WorldQuest, an international knowledge competition invented by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and has become a signature event for many World Affairs Councils around the country. Teams from local businesses, schools and alumni associations compete. Category questions include international current events, geography, history and more. A light buffet dinner with dessert and coffee is also provided.

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WACC WorldQuest 2006

  1. 1. Special thanks to our sponsors: AMBASSADOR *AirTran *Clariant *WFAE DIPLOMAT *Charlotte Country Day School *Duke Energy *Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell & Hickman, LLP *Wachovia Securities ENVOY *Areva *Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools *General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products *Greer & Walker, LLP *J.A. Jones, A Fluor Company *Midrex Technologies *Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, LLP *UNC Charlotte *Wachovia Bank, NA SPONSOR *Tin, Fulton, Greene & Owen, LLP WELCOME to WorldQuest 2006
  2. 2. MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS AND DESERTS, OH MY! geography
  3. 3. Q1: Which of the following African countries lies entirely within the boundaries of another African country? a. Burundi b. Malawi c. Lesotho d. Djibouti
  4. 4. <ul><li>Q2: Which two African countries border the Gulf of Aden? </li></ul><ul><li>a. Djibouti and Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>b. Eritrea and Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopia and Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>d. Ethiopia and Djibouti </li></ul>
  5. 5. Q3: What is the world’s geographically largest landlocked country? a. Mongolia b. Kazakhstan c. Turkmenistan d. Bolivia
  6. 6. Q4: Which three countries are commonly referred to as the Maghreb? a. Jordan, Syria, Egypt b. UAE, Oman, Yemen c. Iran, Iraq, Syria d. Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria
  7. 7. Q5: As of December 2005, How many republics are in Russia? a. 21 b. 12 c. 65 d. 24
  8. 8. Q6: Which country is home to Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere? a. Chile b. Argentina c. Bolivia d. Uruguay
  9. 9. Q7: Which of the following nations has the longest coastline? a. Cuba b. Nicaragua c. Haiti d. Panama
  10. 10. Q8: How many countries border India? a. 3 b. 5 c. 6 d. 8
  11. 11. Q9: The Ligurian Sea is off of which country’s coast? a. Italy b. Portugal c. Spain d. Greece
  12. 12. Q10: The Blue Mountains, named such for the blue haze caused by oil droplets given off from eucalyptus trees, are located on which island country? a. Sri Lanka b. Madagascar c. New Guinea d. Australia
  13. 13. FLAGS Rally 'Round the
  14. 14. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  15. 15. BLAST FROM THE PAST history
  16. 16. Q1: What country was formed in 1971 as a result of a war between Pakistan and India? a. Kashmir b. Nepal c. Bangladesh d. Bhutan
  17. 17. Q2: Mocha coffee takes its name from a port city in what country? a. Yemen b. Colombia c. Brazil d. Oman
  18. 18. Q3: Of the following countries, which one first gave women the right to vote in 1930? a. France b. Turkey c. Brazil d. Italy
  19. 19. Q4: What is the basis of the Egyptian legal system? a. Islamic law b. English Common law c. French Napoleonic code d. All of the above
  20. 20. Q5: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, signed in 1939, decided what? a. Established communist rule in U.S.S.R b. Offered autonomy to Soviet republics c. Ended prohibition in U.S.S.R d. Treaty of non-aggression between Germany and U.S.S.R
  21. 21. Q6: What unusual event takes place in Guatemala on Election Day? a. All citizens are asked to fast before voting b. Children make elaborate masks in order to scare off opponents c. All government buildings are shut down and boarded up d. All active duty members of the armed forces are confined to their barracks
  22. 22. Q7: In 2002 East Timor was internationally recognized as an independent state. From which country did East Timor gain its independence? a. Indonesia b. Philippines c. Australia d. Malaysia
  23. 23. Q8: Which country has the distinction of being the first in the world to recognize the United States’ sovereignty in 1777? a. Egypt b. Morocco c. France d. England
  24. 24. Q9: From which European country did Angola gain its independence in 1975? a. Great Britain b. Spain c. Portugal d. France
  25. 25. Q10: What was the Sykes-Picot agreement? a. Treaty for water rights between Turkey and Spain b. Agreement between Israel and Egypt following the 1967 conflict c. Agreement between Great Britain and France that divided the Middle East after WWI d. Plan by Axis powers in WWII to attack North Africa
  26. 26. FACES OF A NATION
  27. 27. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  28. 28. 15-minute break
  29. 29. WHAT’S NEWS? current events
  30. 30. Q1: What group, until 2002, was known as the Organization of African Unity? a. African National Congress b. Pan-African Congress c. African Union d. United African Nations
  31. 31. Q2: What country is trying to find a cure for women afflicted with RHS or “retired husband syndrome”? a. Philippines b. England c. Canada d. Japan
  32. 32. Q3: What is the dominant religion in East Timor? a. Roman Catholicism b. Islam c. Buddhism d. Hinduism
  33. 33. Q4: What nation currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union? a. United Kingdom b. Austria c. Italy d. Norway
  34. 34. Q5: What country experienced disruption in oil exports in February 2006 due to attacks by a rebel group calling for the re-direction of oil wealth to improve the region from which it’s taken? <ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>Venezuela </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq </li></ul>
  35. 35. Q6: Iraq’s current president, Jalal Tambani, elected in April 2005, represents which group? a. Shiites b. Kurds c. Arab Sunnis d. Baaths
  36. 36. Q7: In 2005, which European nation signed a major deal with Russia to build a gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea between the two countries? a. Germany b. Ukraine c. Poland d. Denmark
  37. 37. Q8: Which former ruler’s immunity was stripped by the country’s court system in January 2006, meaning he can now be prosecuted in a series of torture cases? a. Robert Mugabe b. Saddam Hussein c. Augusto Pinochet d. Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
  38. 38. Q9: What is the name of the first indigenous President of Bolivia who was elected in December 2005? a. Sergio Valda b. Evo Morales c. Hugo Chavez d. Alvaro Uribe
  39. 39. Q10: The “Bali Nine”, being prosecuted for smuggling heroin, are of what nationality? a. Indonesian b. Thai c. Australian d. Malaysian
  40. 40. THE MATCH GAME
  41. 41. <ul><li>CORK _____ </li></ul><ul><li>LAHORE _____ </li></ul><ul><li>GABORONE _____ </li></ul><ul><li>BASEL _____ </li></ul><ul><li>TEGUCIGALPA ____ </li></ul><ul><li>DURBUY _____ </li></ul><ul><li>VICTORIA _____ </li></ul><ul><li>ARUSHA _____ </li></ul><ul><li>MONTEVIDEO _____ </li></ul><ul><li>GUINSAUGON____ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HONDORUS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BELGIUM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SEYCHELLES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PAKISTAN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TANZANIA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>URUGUAY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IRELAND </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHILIPPINES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SWITZERLAND </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BOTSWANA </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 42. $AWBUCKS OF THE WORLD
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  44. 44. Thank you for joining us this year!

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