The ultimate international knowledge competition!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Deering High School, Portland
4:30 pm Registration and Refreshments
5:30 pm Let the Contest Begin!
2013 1st Place High School team: Lake Region High School
Click here for a printable one-page program announcement for high schools, colleges, or businesses/organizations.
HOW IS WORLDQUEST PLAYED?
WQ is played by teams of 4 to 8 people, with answers submitted by teams, not individuals. The game consists of 6 rounds of 10 questions that are read by an emcee and projected on a screen. Rounds are timed and answers tabulated at the end of each round.
WHAT CAN WE WIN?
The top three teams win trophies… and serious bragging rights! The winning high school team (team of four students only) is eligible to compete in the Spring 2015 national Academic WorldQuest competition in Washington, DC.
WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS ARE ASKED?
This year’s categories are:
HOW DO WE JOIN THE FUN?
- Youth, Jobs, and Social Unrest;
- Food and Water;
- Africa Rising;
- Russia/Eurasia; and
- Current Events.
WQ teams are composed of students, friends, business associates and individuals of all ages.
High school students can get in on the action by forming 4-person teams who may compete to go to national AWQ or up to 8-person teams who compete for fun and experience. The first team from each high school is free thanks to corporate sponsorship. Additional school teams can register at a cost of $250 for a team of 4 or $400 for a team of 8.
College teams of 4-8 people cost $400, and may be made up of all students or a mix of students and faculty.
Corporate-sponsored tables of up to 8 people cost $500, and may combine corporate players as well as others. Please let us know if you’d rather sponsor a student team or would like to sponsor students to join your table!
Individuals are invited to play at a cost of $35 for WAC members or $50 for non-members. We’ll match you with other top-notch teammates.
Do you want to cheer on a team but keep your own brilliance under wraps? Observers can watch the fun and enjoy the snacks for $15.
QUESTIONS AND STUDY GUIDE
The contest questions will be a mix of World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) questions and our own questions. A Study Guide is available from WACA (click link and go to page 6). Some, but not all, questions will be drawn from the resources in the Study Guide.
Please note that the Study Guide was prepared by the World Affairs Councils of America, and our competition will include only 5 of the 10 categories covered in the Study Guide, plus Geography, (for a total of 60 questions), unless a tie-breaker round is required. A tie-breaker round may draw questions from the other categories or outside the Study Guide.