WACC WorldQuest 2009

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This unique event, which debuted in Charlotte, has become a major fund-raising event around the country for other World Affairs Councils. Teams from local businesses, schools and other organizations compete for prizes in this international trivia competition held each year in January. Challenging questions are prepared for the competition relating to current events, geography, and international issues.

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WACC WorldQuest 2009

  1. 1. WorldQuest 2009! Welcomes you to
  2. 2. Welcome to our 28 Teams! The Northern Lights UNC Charlotte International Studies Global Gladiators Il Triviata Chemical Reactions Charlotte Country Day School Staff The Border-Liners Providence Day School Student Team I Charlotte Country Day School Students Vance High School CPI/Olympic General Dynamics The X Factor AREVA Global Guessers The Charlottans The Federal Defenders UNC Charlotte Geography Club Prov. Day Faculty—Blue Prov. Day Faculty---Red Prov. Day Student Team II Last to Know Wachovia Securities The Entrepreneurs Lucky Guesses Ballantyne Raiders Atlas Entourage The Money & Power Team Powell’s Pulverizers
  3. 3. Thank You to Our Sponsors: AMBASSADOR CPI Security Systems WFAE 90.7fm ENVOY AREVA Charlotte Country Day School Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Clariant General Dynamics Greer & Walker, LLP The Honorary Consul of Canada Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman Midrex Technologies Lisa Rhyne & Ken Harris Dr. Isabelle Powell UNC Charlotte ROUND OF QUESTIONS Davidson College Dean Rusk Program
  4. 4. Thank You to our Prize Contributors <ul><li>Ballantyne Village Movie Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Blakeney Racquet Club </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Blumenthal Performing Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Bombay Grille </li></ul><ul><li>Brixx Pizza </li></ul><ul><li>Colwick Cleaners </li></ul><ul><li>Donald Haack Diamonds </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Isabelle Powell </li></ul><ul><li>Iilos Noche/Nolen Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Katey Dietz </li></ul><ul><li>McIntosh’s Steaks & Seafood </li></ul><ul><li>Mickey & Mooch </li></ul><ul><li>Midrex Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Miro Spanish Grille </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Harris </li></ul><ul><li>NC Dance Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Park Road Books </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Simon </li></ul><ul><li>Pura Vida Art </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Suites Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Jaguar </li></ul><ul><li>Studio 7 Salon </li></ul><ul><li>Thai House </li></ul><ul><li>The Map Shop </li></ul><ul><li>The Mint Museum </li></ul><ul><li>The Point Lake & Golf Club </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>Trader Joe’s </li></ul><ul><li>Veit Family </li></ul><ul><li>WFAE 90.7fm </li></ul><ul><li>Zebra Restaurant </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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 </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?
  6. 6. 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?
  7. 7. 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 </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals will be considered by the Judge 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?
  8. 8. 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>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?
  9. 9. Warm-Up Round
  10. 10. WARM-UP ROUND 1. Cristina Fernandez of _________ became the first female president in October 2007. A. Argentina B. Brazil C. Costa Rica D. Dominican Republic
  11. 11. WARM-UP ROUND A. Argentina B. Brazil C. Costa Rica D. Dominican Republic 1. Cristina Fernandez of _________ became the first female president in October 2007.
  12. 12. WARM-UP ROUND 2. 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
  13. 13. WARM-UP ROUND 2. 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
  14. 14. Ready to Play??? 2008 WorldQuest
  15. 15. Round 1 History of Asia Pacific
  16. 16. Q1: Which of these events happened first in the life of Mao and in China’s communist history? <ul><li>The Long March </li></ul><ul><li>Tibet becomes part of China </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Great Leap Forward </li></ul>
  17. 17. Q2: The Olympics will be held this summer in Beijing. When did South Korea host the Olympics? <ul><li>1976 </li></ul><ul><li>1980 </li></ul><ul><li>1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Never </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q3: How did Japanese General Hideki Tojo, the Prime Minister and Chief of Staff from October 1941 until July 1944, meet his death? <ul><li>Shot by a firing squad </li></ul><ul><li>Committed suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Hanged </li></ul><ul><li>Killed in Battle </li></ul>
  19. 19. Q4: In 1899, the United States annexed eastern Samoa, now known as American Samoa. Which European nation annexed western Samoa in 1899 and to which Pacific nation was it later transferred to in 1914? <ul><li>Great Britain-Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Germany- New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>France- Tahiti </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands- Papua New Guinea </li></ul>
  20. 20. Q5: The British arrived in 1688, but it was not until Captain James Cook’s voyage in 1770 that Great Britain claimed possession of Australia. Which other European gets credit for “discovering” Australia in 1606? <ul><li>Elias Aust </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Frances Drake </li></ul><ul><li>Willen Jansz </li></ul><ul><li>John Cabot </li></ul>
  21. 21. Q6: As part of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, the Palau islands were formally passed to the Japanese from which European nation? <ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>
  22. 22. Q7: Taking office in 1959, Lee Kuan Yew was the first prime minister of which Asian country? <ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul>
  23. 23. Q8: The Funan Kingdom, believed to have started around the 1 st century AD, and is the first known kingdom of which Southeast Asian country? <ul><li>Brunei </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Burma </li></ul>
  24. 24. Q9: What is the name of the four-day Filipino protest that took place in 1986 in Manila that toppled the Marcos regime, and which later resulted in the ratification of a new constitution based on democratic principles? <ul><li>The People’s Power Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The Democratic People’s Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The Manila Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The People’s Coalition </li></ul>
  25. 25. Q10: Under an agreement signed by China and the UK, Hong Kong was transferred back to China in 1997. As part of this agreement, China promised that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy for the next fifty years in all matters except: <ul><li>Judicial affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Economic affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Defense Affairs </li></ul>
  26. 26. Round 2: FLAGS
  27. 27. Q1: Identify this flag
  28. 28. Q2: Identify this flag
  29. 29. Q3: Identify this flag
  30. 30. Q4: Identify this flag
  31. 31. Q5: Identify this flag
  32. 32. Q6: Identify this flag
  33. 33. Q7: Identify this Flag
  34. 34. Q8: Imagine and Identify this flag three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; the coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band
  35. 35. Q9: Identify this flag
  36. 36. Q10: Identify this flag blue with a golden yellow cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)
  37. 37. Final Overview 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 10 three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; the coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band blue with a golden yellow cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Danish flag
  38. 38. Round 3: GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
  39. 39. Q1: What is the capital of the United Arab Emirates? <ul><li>Dubai </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>Damascus </li></ul><ul><li>Dushanbe </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>Syria </li></ul><ul><li>Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>Jordan </li></ul>Q2: This country, which borders Turkey, has a 120 miles of Mediterranean coastline.
  41. 41. <ul><li>Kuwait </li></ul><ul><li>Oman </li></ul><ul><li>United Arab Emirates </li></ul><ul><li>Yemen </li></ul>Q3: This small yet strategically located Persian Gulf state has a population of 2.6 million.
  42. 42. Q4: This 21st most populous country in the world borders Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to the north, Pakistan to the east, and Iraq to the west. <ul><li>Armenia </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul>
  43. 43. Q5: Name the country #5:
  44. 44. Q5: The country labeled #5 is: A. Jordan B. Israel C. Lebanon D. Qatar
  45. 45. A. Qatar B. Azerbaijan C. Afghanistan D. Turkmenistan Q6: The Hindu Kush mountain range runs through which of the following countries:
  46. 46. Q7: Where is the Turkish capital of Ankara located? <ul><ul><li>On the Black Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the Aegean Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the Mediterranean Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the middle of the country </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>United Arab Emirates </li></ul><ul><li>Oman </li></ul><ul><li>Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li></ul>Q8: This country, slightly smaller in size than the state of Kansas, includes the Musandam Peninsula the borders the Strait of Hormuz.
  48. 48. <ul><li>Libya </li></ul><ul><li>Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Algeria </li></ul>Q9: This arid country that borders Tunisia is the second largest state on the African continent and the largest on the Mediterranean Sea.
  49. 49. <ul><li>Qatar and Bahrain </li></ul><ul><li>Iran and Turkmenistan </li></ul><ul><li>Yemen and Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia and Sudan </li></ul>Q10: Which of the following countries does the Red Sea lie between?
  50. 50. 15-Minute Break 15 Minute Break and Raffle Drawing!
  51. 51. RAFFLE DRAWING! <ul><li>Prize #1 – gift basket from Trader Joe’s </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #2 – gift certificate from Pura Vida </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #3 – gift certificate from The Map Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #4 – (4) movie tickets w/ popcorn & drinks to Ballantyne Village Movie Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #5 – (?) passes to the Mint Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #6 – (2) tickets to Diary of Anne Frank at Theatre Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #7 – gift certificate to Zebra Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Prize #8 – (2) lower-level tickets to the March 7 th Charlotte Bobcats vs. Atlanta Hawks game </li></ul>
  52. 52. Q1: Which of these events happened first in the life of Mao and In China’s communist history? <ul><li>The Long March </li></ul><ul><li>Tibet becomes par of China </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Great Leap Forward </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  53. 53. Q2: The Beijing Olympics will he held this summer. When did South Korea host the Olympics? <ul><li>1976 </li></ul><ul><li>1980 </li></ul><ul><li>1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Never </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  54. 54. Q3: How did Japanese General Hideki Tojo, the Prime Minister and Chief of Staff and Minister of War from October 1941 until July 1944, meet his death? A. Shot by a firing squad B. Committed suicide C. Hanged D. Killed in Battle Answers: Round 1
  55. 55. Q4: In 1899, the United States annexed eastern Samoa, now known as American Samoa. Which European nation annexed western Samoa in the same year and to which Pacific nation was it later transferred to in 1914? <ul><li>Great Britain- Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Germany- New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>France- Tahiti </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands- Papua New Guinea </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  56. 56. Q5: The British arrived in 1688, but it was not until Captain James Cook’s voyage in 1770 that Great Britain claimed possession of the vast island known as Australia. What other European seafarer gets credit for “discovering” Australia in 1606? A. Elias Aust B. Sir Frances Drake C. Willen Jansz D. John Cabot Answers: Round 1
  57. 57. Q6: As part of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, the Palau islands were formally passed to the Japanese from which European nation? <ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  58. 58. Q7: Taking office in 1959, Lee Kuan Yew was the first prime minister of which Asian country? <ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  59. 59. Q8: The Funan Kingdom, believed to have started around the 1 st century AD, and is the first known kingdom of which Southeast Asian country? <ul><li>Brunei </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Burma </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  60. 60. Q9: What is the name of the four-day Filipino protest that took place in 1986 in Manila, that toppled the Marcos regime and which later resulted in the ratification of a new constitution base on democratic principles? <ul><li>The People’s Power Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The Democratic People’s Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The Manila Movement </li></ul><ul><li>The People’s Coalition </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  61. 61. Q10: Under an agreement signed by China and the UK on December 19, 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR) of China on July 1, 1997. As part o this agreement, China promised that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy for the next fifty years in all matters except: <ul><li>Judicial affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Economic affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Defense Affairs </li></ul>Answers: Round 1
  62. 62. Answers: Round 2 Q1: Identify this flag Australia
  63. 63. Answers: Round 2 Q2: Identify this flag Burkina Faso
  64. 64. Answers: Round 2 Q3: Identify this flag Syria
  65. 65. Answers: Round 2 Q4: Identify this flag Nepal
  66. 66. Answers: Round 2 Q5: Identify this flag Spain
  67. 67. Answers: Round 2 Q6: Identify this flag South Africa
  68. 68. Answers: Round 2 Q7: Identify this Flag Uruguay
  69. 69. Answers: Round 2 Q8: Identify this flag Mexico
  70. 70. Answers: Round 2 Q9: Identify this flag Guyana
  71. 71. Answers: Round 2 Q10: Identify this flag Sweden
  72. 72. Answers: Round 3 Q1: Mexico’s Mountain range is called the? <ul><li>Sangre de Cristo </li></ul><ul><li>Andes </li></ul><ul><li>Maya </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Madres </li></ul>
  73. 73. Answers: Round 3 Q2: Which is not a true statement about the Panama Canal? <ul><ul><li>A. The canal is about 50 miles long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. To travel to the Pacific from The Caribbean you must travel Northwest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. The average vessel can cross through the canal in four hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. To pass through the canal the vessel must be raised 85 feet above sea level </li></ul></ul>
  74. 74. Answers: Round 3 Q3: Name the US state that touches the Northwest section of Nebraska. <ul><li>Wyoming </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul>
  75. 75. Answers: Round 3 Q4: What is the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere? <ul><li>Mt. McKinley </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Whitney </li></ul><ul><li>Aconcagua </li></ul><ul><li>Ojos del Salado </li></ul>
  76. 76. Answers: Round 3 Q5: What is the name of the Canadian province in the gray color #7 on the map? <ul><li>Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Manitoba </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec </li></ul><ul><li>Sashatchewan </li></ul>
  77. 77. Answers: Round 3 Q6: Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and crosses the border of these two nations. <ul><li>Chile an Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>Paraguay and Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil and Bolivia </li></ul><ul><li>Peru and Bolivia </li></ul>
  78. 78. Answers: Round 3 Q7: What is the capital city of Honduras? <ul><ul><li>Managua </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tegucigalpa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La Paz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Jose </li></ul></ul>
  79. 79. Answers: Round 3 Q8: The city of Havana is located in the________ part of Cuba. A. Northwestern B. Southeastern C. Southwestern D. Northeastern
  80. 80. Answers: Round 3 Q9: Which is the northern-most island in the Bahamas island chain? <ul><li>Grand Bahama </li></ul><ul><li>Abaco </li></ul><ul><li>Cat Island </li></ul><ul><li>New Providence </li></ul>
  81. 81. Answers: Round 3 Q10: Which of the following Central an South American countries has the smallest total population? <ul><li>Suriname </li></ul><ul><li>Belize </li></ul><ul><li>Guyana </li></ul><ul><li>Panama </li></ul>
  82. 82. Thank You Larry Sprinkle! Charlotte's Best Meteorologist
  83. 83. Round 4 CURRENT EVENTS
  84. 84. Q1: Where did US Airways recently get approval to fly nonstop from Charlotte for the first time? <ul><li>Buenos Aires </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lima </li></ul><ul><li>C. Rio de Janeiro </li></ul><ul><li>D. Santiago </li></ul>
  85. 85. Q2: Next month over 700 million people are eligible to vote with electronic ballots in the upcoming four-week-long national election process in this country: <ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>B. India </li></ul><ul><li>C. Russia </li></ul><ul><li>D. China </li></ul>
  86. 86. Q3: Please list the title and associated country of this woman:
  87. 87. Q4: Despite opening its doors in 2003, six years passed before the International Criminal Court (ICC) began its first trial. In January 2009, Thomas Lubanga stood before the Court for his alleged use of children for hostile activities in what country? <ul><li>Democratic Republic of the Congo </li></ul><ul><li>B. Sudan </li></ul><ul><li>C. Liberia </li></ul><ul><li>D. Zimbabwe </li></ul>
  88. 88. Q5: Identify the name and associated country of this man:
  89. 89. Q6: The May 2008 bombings in India were a series of nine synchronized bomb blasts that took place within a span of 15 minutes at various locations in what city? <ul><li>Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>B. Jaipur </li></ul><ul><li>C. Varanasi </li></ul><ul><li>D. Agra </li></ul>
  90. 90. Q7: In March 2009, a 34-year-old ex-disc jockey was formally installed as leader, prompting the US to cut off non-humanitarian aid to what country? <ul><li>Mali </li></ul><ul><li>B. Malawi </li></ul><ul><li>C. Mozambique </li></ul><ul><li>D. Madagascar </li></ul>
  91. 91. Q8: Which country had a stellar year in sports, claiming the European Championships (soccer), the winner of Wimbledon, and taking the silver in the men’s basketball at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? <ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>B. Spain </li></ul><ul><li>C. England </li></ul><ul><li>D. France </li></ul>
  92. 92. Q9: President Obama met with which of the following leaders on his first official foreign visit? <ul><li>Stephen Harper </li></ul><ul><li>B. Gordon Brown </li></ul><ul><li>C. Felipe Calderon </li></ul><ul><li>D. Nicolas Sarkozy </li></ul>
  93. 93. Q10: Which country was taken off the terrorism watch list in October 2008? <ul><li>Iran </li></ul><ul><li>B. Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>C. North Korea </li></ul><ul><li>D. Pakistan </li></ul>
  94. 94. Round 5 Global Economy
  95. 95. Q1: The Patriarch of Venice, Angelo Scola, is encouraging Catholics in the Italian city to give up what for the Christian fasting season of Lent? <ul><li>The use of non-biodegradable chemical cleaners </li></ul><ul><li>Buying lottery tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Bottled water </li></ul><ul><li>Wearing leather goods </li></ul>
  96. 96. Q2: On February 10, 2008, oil paintings by Cezanne, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh approximately worth $164 million were stolen in broad daylight, gaining the title of the biggest art theft in the country’s history. Which country suffered the loss? <ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul>
  97. 97. Q3: Which police force in Saudi Arabia is charged with enforcing a ban on all red items such as roses and red wrapping paper being sold for Valentine’s Day? <ul><li>Commission for the Protection of Muslim Values & Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Commission for the Promotion of Virtue & Prevention of Vice </li></ul><ul><li>Commission for the Protection from Western Influences and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Commission for the Promotion of Islamic Solidarity & Holiness </li></ul>
  98. 98. <ul><li>The enslavement of Aborigines </li></ul><ul><li>The abduction of aboriginal children from their families </li></ul><ul><li>The exile of Aborigines to New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>The segregation of Aborigines in schools </li></ul>Q4: On February 14, 2008, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized to the Aborigines for their suffering as a result of what 60-year government policy, which ended in 1970?
  99. 99. Q5: On February 11, 2008, a 69-year-old Korean man confessed to burning down a historic South Korean landmark in the heart of Seoul. What was is reason for destroying Namdaemun Gate? <ul><li>He thought he didn’t get enough money for his land </li></ul><ul><li>He was angry he lost his government job </li></ul><ul><li>His wife who worked for the Korean government filed for divorce </li></ul><ul><li>He was angry that homeless people were allowed to sleep there </li></ul>
  100. 100. Q6: In February 2008, a cosmetic line named “Looking Good for Jesus” was pulled from stores after complaints for having suggestive product names and tags such as “ Get HIS Attention,” “Look Your Sunday Best,” and “Please Him for Christ’s Sake.” Where did it happen? <ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Manila </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin </li></ul>
  101. 101. Q7: French inventor Guy Negre has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that produces no emissions a all. What will the car run on? <ul><li>Vegetable Oil </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Compressed Air </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuel processed from cow manure </li></ul>
  102. 102. Q8: After the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007, who assumed leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party because of Benazir’s political will? <ul><li>Her father </li></ul><ul><li>Her uncle </li></ul><ul><li>Her brother </li></ul><ul><li>Her husband </li></ul>
  103. 103. Q9: Earlier this month Chad declared a state of emergency, following an attempted coup in their capital city. Which country is following its prior agreement to assist Chad in its military efforts to fight the rebels? <ul><li>Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul>
  104. 104. Q10: The only American to win the official World Chess Championship, Bobby Fisher, died this past January as a citizen of what country? <ul><li>Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul>
  105. 105. Round 6 Country Match
  106. 106. Match the country to the best choice on the right: 1. Madagascar 2. Malaysia 3. The Netherlands 4. Tunisia 5. Czech Republic 6. Indonesia 7. New Zealand 8. Sudan 9. Pakistan 10. Ghana A. Official language is Urdu B. Biggest ancient castle is here C. Capital is Khartoum D. Country calling code is 31 E. Island country in Indian Ocean F. Country of CLT Sister City Kumasi G. Closest to epicenter of 2004 tragic earthquake & deadly tsunami H. Petronas towers are here I. Host of highest level netball competition J. Hannibal’s home of Carthage is here
  107. 107. Round 7 Global Potpourri
  108. 108. Q1: Which city is NOT a major diamond cutting center? <ul><li>Johannesburg </li></ul><ul><li>Antwerp </li></ul><ul><li>Tel Aviv </li></ul><ul><li>Paris </li></ul>
  109. 109. Q2: 2009 is the year of the ________ A. Dragon B. Ox C. Snake D. Rat
  110. 110. Q3: This nation was formerly known as “Santiago” by the Spanish: <ul><li>Jamaica </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Panama </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rica </li></ul>
  111. 111. Q4: Which nation is the only other one in the world besides Ireland that recognizes St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday? <ul><li>Dominica </li></ul><ul><li>Trinidad </li></ul><ul><li>Montserrat </li></ul><ul><li>Barbados </li></ul>
  112. 112. Q5: A train station in England put up a sign in Feb. 2009 that prohibits this: <ul><li>Sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Chewing gum </li></ul><ul><li>Kissing </li></ul>
  113. 113. Q6: International Worker’s Day is largely commemorated by street rallies and demonstrations on this day in most countries except the U.S. and Canada: A. May 1st B. November 1st C. March 15th D. April 1st
  114. 114. Q7: Identify the name of this landmark and the country where it is located:
  115. 115. Q8: The lead character in the movie Slumdog Millionaire, which won 8 Academy Awards this year, is named: <ul><li>Abdul </li></ul><ul><li>Raja </li></ul><ul><li>Jamal </li></ul><ul><li>Kumar </li></ul>
  116. 116. Q9: Traditionally going from Paris to Dakar, the off-road car race famously known as the Dakar Rally chose a new place to race for the first time because of political instability in Africa. Where did they race in January 2009? <ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabia </li></ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul>
  117. 117. Q10: Name this landmark and the country where it is located:
  118. 118. Answers are coming up next…
  119. 119. Answers: Round 4 Q1: Please Identify this Person Aishwarya Rai <ul><ul><li>Bollywood actress and former Miss World who got married in April </li></ul></ul>
  120. 120. Answers: Round 4 Q2: Please Identify this Person <ul><ul><li>President Mwai Kibaki , in the middle of ethnic conflict in Kenya </li></ul></ul>
  121. 121. Answers: Round 4 Q3: Please Identify this Person Ana Ivanovic <ul><ul><li>Serbian player who lost to Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open </li></ul></ul>
  122. 122. Answers: Round 4 Q4: Please Identify this Person Jerome Kerviel <ul><ul><li>French trader who is blamed for losing $7 billion </li></ul></ul>
  123. 123. Answers: Round 4 Q5: Please Identify this Person Amy Winehouse <ul><ul><li>British singer who won big at the Grammys this year </li></ul></ul>
  124. 124. Answers: Round 4 Q6: Please Identify this Person Hedo Turkoglu <ul><ul><li>1 st Turkish NBA player in history; almost made this year’s All-Star team </li></ul></ul>
  125. 125. Answers: Round 4 Q7: Please Identify this Person Carla Bruni <ul><ul><li>French model that recently married French President Nicolas Sarkozy </li></ul></ul>
  126. 126. Answers: Round 4 Q8: Please Identify this Person Daniel Day Lewis <ul><ul><li>British-Irish actor who won an Oscar for Best Actor on Sunday night </li></ul></ul>
  127. 127. Answers: Round 4 Q9: Please Identify this Person Suharto Indonesian dictator from 1967-1998 that just passed away
  128. 128. Answers: Round 4 Q10: Please Identify this Person Richard Branson <ul><ul><li>British mogul that just unveiled the first Virgin spaceship </li></ul></ul>
  129. 129. Q1: The Patriarch of Venice is encouraging Catholics in the Italian city to give up what for the Christian fasting season of Lent? A. The use of non-biodegradable chemical cleaners B. Buying lottery tickets C. Bottled water D. Wearing leather goods Answers: Round 5
  130. 130. Q2: On February 10, 2008, oil painting by Cezanne, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh approximately worth $164 million were stolen in broad daylight , gaining the title of the biggest art theft in the country’s history. Which country suffered the loss? <ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul>Answers: Round 5
  131. 131. Q3: Which police force in Saudi Arabia is charged with enforcing a ban on all red items such as roses, balloons, and wrapping paper being sold for Valentine’s Day? A. Commission for the Protection of Muslim Values & Integrity B. Commission for the Promotion of Virtue & Prevention of Vice C. Commission for the Protection from Western Influences and Culture D. Commission for the Promotion of Islamic Solidarity & Holiness Answers: Round 5
  132. 132. <ul><li>The enslavement of Aborigines </li></ul><ul><li>The abduction of aboriginal children from their families </li></ul><ul><li>The exile of Aborigines to New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>The segregation of Aborigines in schools </li></ul>Q4: On February 14, 2008, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized to the Aborigines for their suffering as a result of what 60-year government policy, which ended in 1970? Answers: Round 5
  133. 133. Q5: On February 11, 2008, a 69 year old Korean man confessed to burning down a historic South Korean landmark in the heart of Seoul. What was is reason for destroying Namdaemun Gate? <ul><li>He thought he didn’t get enough money for his land </li></ul><ul><li>He was angry he lost his government job </li></ul><ul><li>His wife who worked for the Korean government filed for divorce </li></ul><ul><li>He was angry that homeless people were allowed to sleep there </li></ul>Answers: Round 5
  134. 134. Q6: In February 2008, a cosmetic line named “Looking Good for Jesus” was pulled from stores after complaints for having suggestive product names and tags such as “ Get His Attention,” Virtuous Vanilla Lip Balm,” “Look Your Sunday Best,” “Please Him for Christ’s Sake,” and “Get Tight With Christ Hand Cream.” Where did it happen? <ul><li>Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Manila </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin </li></ul>Answers: Round 5
  135. 135. Q7: French inventor Guy Negre has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that produces no emissions a all. What will the car run on? A. Vegetable Oil B. Solar Energy C. Compressed Air D. Biofuel processed from cow manure Answers: Round 5
  136. 136. Q8: After the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007, who assumed leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party on the verge of parliament elections? <ul><li>Her father </li></ul><ul><li>Her uncle </li></ul><ul><li>Her brother </li></ul><ul><li>Her husband </li></ul>Answers: Round 5
  137. 137. Answers: Round 5 Q9: Earlier this month Chad declared a state of emergency, following an attempted coup in their capital city. Which country is following its prior agreement to assist Chad in its military efforts to fight the rebels? A. Great Britain B. France C. Portugal D. Belgium
  138. 138. Answers: Round 5 Q10: The only American to win the official World Chess Championship, Bobby Fisher, died this past January as a citizen of what country? <ul><li>Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul>
  139. 139. Answers: Round 6 Q1: This piece of art represents a common pattern found in art from which country? A. India B. Australia C. Iran D. South Africa
  140. 140. Answers: Round 6 Q2: This famous work is called “The Two Fridas,” painted by Frida Kahlo in 1939. Which of the 150 museums in Mexico City displays the original work on permanent exhibit? <ul><li>Mexico City Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Carrillo Gil Art Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Diego Rivera Studio Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Art Museum </li></ul>
  141. 141. Answers: Round 6 Q3: One of the most famous art sculptures in the world is Michelangelo’s David. What does he hold in his left hand? <ul><li>A sling </li></ul><ul><li>A snake </li></ul><ul><li>A sword </li></ul><ul><li>A rock </li></ul>
  142. 142. Answers: Round 6 Q4: The term “arabesque” refers to what in Islamic art? <ul><li>The use of calligraphy </li></ul><ul><li>Repeating geometric patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Depictions of people by Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>Dome shapes on mosques </li></ul>
  143. 143. Answers: Round 6 Q5: Ukiyo-e is the main style of Janpanese woodblock prints. The most famous series by the artist Hokusai includes how many views of Mt. Fuji <ul><li>25 </li></ul><ul><li>18 </li></ul><ul><li>50 </li></ul><ul><li>36 </li></ul>
  144. 144. Answers: Round 6 Q6: These paintings, “Me an My Village” and “La Mariee,” are famous works by Marc Chagall. Where was he born? A. Greece B. France C. Russia D. The Netherlands
  145. 145. Answers: Round 6 Q7: The use of Henna to decorate the hands and fee women, particularly for weddings, is very popular in India, North Africa, and the Middle East. What is another name for Henna? <ul><li>Chakra </li></ul><ul><li>Madala </li></ul><ul><li>Cenotaph </li></ul><ul><li>Mehndi </li></ul>
  146. 146. Answers: Round 6 Q8: You’ll find Picasso’s “Guernica” in this city: <ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Madrid </li></ul><ul><li>Florence </li></ul>
  147. 147. Answers: Round 6 Q9: This is Edvard Munch’s most famous work: “The Scream.” What nationality is Munch? <ul><li>Norwegian </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Danish </li></ul>
  148. 148. Answers: Round 6 Q10: The Venus de Milo statue was discovered in what country <ul><li>Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul>
  149. 149. Q1: The Guarani is the official currency of which country? <ul><li>Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras </li></ul><ul><li>Paraguay </li></ul><ul><li>Aruba </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  150. 150. Q2: Which country just won the 2008 African Cup in soccer? <ul><li>Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>C. Cameroon </li></ul><ul><li>D. Egypt </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  151. 151. Q3: The Candelabro can be found in which country? <ul><li>Argentina </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Ecuador </li></ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  152. 152. Q4: Which famous Irish writer called Guinness Stout, the beer poured by every Dublin pub, “the wine of Ireland?” <ul><li>James Joyce </li></ul><ul><li>William Butler Yeats </li></ul><ul><li>Seamus Heaney </li></ul><ul><li>George Bernard Shaw </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  153. 153. Q5: Iceland is called the Island of Fire and Ice because of the volcanoes and glaciers draining from its largest ice cap. How much of Iceland is covered by glaciers? <ul><li>20% </li></ul><ul><li>11% </li></ul><ul><li>75% </li></ul><ul><li>57% </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  154. 154. Q6: Why has Steven Spielberg withdrawn as an artistic advisor for the 2008 Olympics? <ul><li>China has recently banned some of is movies </li></ul><ul><li>B. China hasn’t done enough in Darfur </li></ul><ul><li>C. China has ignored The request of its small Jewish population to support Israel </li></ul><ul><li>D. China refuses to use his suggestions because they are too “American” </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  155. 155. Q7: The pyramid-shaped Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It has 10 terraces and 400 Buddhas. Where is it located? <ul><li>Thailand </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Tibet </li></ul>
  156. 156. Q8: Which country celebrates National Women’s Day as a public holiday on August 9 th because of a protest march of 20,000 women in 1956? <ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  157. 157. Q9: Called the “biggest winter carnival in the world,” it’s held in the city that’s currently celebrating it’s 400 th anniversary in Canada. Which city is it? <ul><li>Quebec City </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver </li></ul><ul><li>Montreal </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
  158. 158. Q10: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas ship is the world’s largest passenger ship. On a day at sea, which of the following would you NOT be able to do? <ul><li>Ice skate </li></ul><ul><li>Surf on board </li></ul><ul><li>Ski on board </li></ul><ul><li>Eat at Johnny Rocket’s restaurant </li></ul>Answers: Round 7
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  163. 163. Tiebreakers
  164. 164. 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>
  165. 165. A1: 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>
  166. 166. 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.
  167. 167. Nepal
  168. 168. 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>
  169. 169. A3: 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>
  170. 170. Q4: In 1994 Brazil instituted a plan which pegged its currency to the US dollar and eventually decreased its 5,000% inflation rate to about 2.5%. What was this plan called? <ul><li>The Brazilian Fiscal and Monetary Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Cardoso Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Real Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Floating Exchange Rate Initiative </li></ul>
  171. 171. A4: In 1994 Brazil instituted a plan which pegged its currency to the US dollar and eventually decreased its 5,000% inflation rate to about 2.5%. What was this plan called? <ul><li>The Brazilian Fiscal and Monetary Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Cardoso Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Real Plan </li></ul><ul><li>The Floating Exchange Rate Initiative </li></ul>
  172. 172. Q5: Identify the country of this flag: The flag is blue, with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border.
  173. 173. St. Lucia
  174. 174. Q6: Identify this landmark by name and country. 5pts. Name, 5 pts. Country
  175. 175. A6: Identify this landmark by name and country. 5pts. Name, 5 pts. Country Angor Wat, Cambodia
  176. 176. Q7: 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>
  177. 177. A7: 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>
  178. 178. Q8: 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>
  179. 179. A8: 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>
  180. 180. Q9: 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>
  181. 181. A9: 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>
  182. 182. Q10: Oman was controlled by which group from 1508 to 1650? <ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>British </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabians </li></ul>
  183. 183. A10: Oman was controlled by which group from 1508 to 1650? <ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>British </li></ul><ul><li>Saudi Arabians </li></ul>
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