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Friday, January 27, 2006
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Round 1
Flags
&
Capitals
1. What country does this flag
represent?
A) Algeria
B) Morocco
C) Egypt
D) Kenya
2. Manila is the capital of
which country?
A) Palau
B) Malaysia
C) The Philippines
D) Vietnam
3. What country does this
flag represent?
A) Brazil
B) Paraguay
C) Chile
D) Bolivia
4. Asmara is the capital of
which country?
A) Mauritania
B) Eritrea
C) Ethiopia
D) Djibouti
5. What country does this
flag represent?
A) Burma
B) Nepal
C) Bangladesh
D) India
6. The capital of Sudan is___.
A) Darfur
B) Khartoum
C) Mogadishu
D) Nyala
7. What country does this
flag represent?
A) France
B) Czech Republic
C) Netherlands
D) Armenia
8. ______ is the capital of Turkey.
A)
B)
C)
D)
Istanbul
Ankara
Antalya
Damascus
9. What country does this
flag represent?
A) Italy
B) Botswana
C) Cote d’Ivoire
D) Ireland
10. Dhaka is the capital of ___.
A) Micronesia
B) Hungary
C) Bangladesh
D) Maldives
11. What country does this
flag represent?
A) Ukraine
B) Democratic
Republic of Congo
C) Somalia
D) Guatemala
12. The capital of Morocco is ____.
A)
B)
C)
D)
Tangier
Casablanca
Marrakech
Rabat
13. What country does this
flag represent?
A) Puerto Rico
B) New Zealand
C) United Arab
Emirates
D) Malaysia
14. _______ is the capital of
Pakistan.
A)
B)
C)
D)
Hyderabad
Lahore
Islamabad
Peshawar
15. What country does this
flag represent?
A) Namibia
B) Vietnam
C) Zaire
D) Tunisia
That’s all the questions
for the
“Flags & Capitals”
section of World Quest!
Please turn in your answer
sheet!
Round 2
People in
the News
1. Who is this?
2. Who is this?
3. Who is this?
4. Who is this?
5. Who is this?
6. Who is this?
7. Who is this?
8. Who is this?
9. Who is this?
10. Who is this?
11. Who is this?
12. Who is this?
13. Who is this?
14. Who is this?
15. This is…
Round 3
World
Geography
1. ____ was known as Persia
until 1935.
A) Iran
B) Turkmenistan
C) Syria
D) Turkey
2. Yue, Wu, Minbei, Minnan,
Xiang, and Gan are all
_____________ .
A)Ethnic minorities in China
B) Chinese cities that have research
universities
C) Languages spoken in China
D)Chinese dynasties
3. Which of the following mountain
ranges are found in Morocco?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Ahaggar Mountains
Tibesti Mountains
Aberdare Mountains
Atlas Mountains
4. Which of the following languages
is attributed to the indigenous
people of northern Australia?
A) Bandalang
B) Maori
C) Kosrean
D) Nukuoro
5. Which of the following is
the highest mountain in
Canada?
A) Mount Logan
B) Mount Columbia
C) Fairweather Mountain
D) Mount Cook
6. Bahr al Milh, Buhayrat ath
Tharthar, and Buyhayrat al
Habbaniyah are the names of _______.
A) Tributaries to the Tigris River
B) Ports on the Persian Gulf
C) Neighborhoods in Baghdad
D) The three major lakes in Iraq
7. Name the countries of
Europe through which the Alps
mountain range extends. For
an extra point, name the
highest peak (8 possible points).
8. Mafia Island is part of which
country:
A) Italy
B) Tanzania
C) Cyprus
D) Morocco
9. ________ is the city in northern
India that is the seat in exile of the
Dalai Lama.
A) Dharamsala
B) Najibad
C) Shimla
D) Rampur
10. Prior to Morocco’s independence
in 1956, the area was colonized by
both France and Spain. Which of the
following cities remain under Spanish
control? (2 possible points)
A) Melilla
B) Ifni
C) Safi
D) Ceuta
11. Name the country that is
approximately the size of Texas that
borders the Black Sea, the
Mediterranean Sea, and the Aegean
Sea.
12. Which one of the following
cities is NOT located in
Somalia?
A) Jowhar
B) Dodoma
C) Mogadishu
D) Hargeisa
13. After an April 2005 meeting between
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, China
officially recognized which of the following
Himalayan territories as part of India?
A) Kashmir
B) Hindu Kush
C) Tibet
D) Sikkim
14. This lake serves as a partial border
between Tanzania and the Democratic
Republic of Congo?
A)Lake Albert
B)Lake Edward
C)Lake Tanganyika
D)Lake Turkana
15. Which one of the following
seas borders the Crimean
Peninsula?
A) Mediterranean Sea
B) Caspian Sea
C) Sea of Azov
D) Ionian Sea
Bonus Challenge Question: List
the 10 cities that hosted Live8
concerts in July 2005.
(10 possible points)
Round 4
Current
Events
1. The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean
Development and Climate Change recently
convened representatives from Australia,
China, South Korea, ___, ___, and _____ to
discuss solutions to reducing greenhouse
gas emissions.
A) Japan, North Korea , and the Philippines
B) Russia, Canada, and the United States
C) Japan, India, and the United States
D) Russia, Japan, and Indonesia
2. Morocco’s government is a
constitutional monarchy, with King
Mohamed VI the chief of state. Who is
Morocco’s current Prime Minister?
A) Mohamed Ben Aissa
B) Driss Jettou
C) Ali Belhaj
D) Ahmed Benjelloun
3. Which of the following countries
became the first former Soviet state to
elect a communist president in 2001?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Moldova
Ukraine
Belarus
Georgia
4. In December 2005, Evo Morales, a
former coca leaf grower of indigenous
background, was elected president of
which country?
A)
B)
C)
D)
Bolivia
Colombia
Peru
El Salvador
5. Senator Coleman and Kofi Annan
disagreed publicly over whether the
United States or the United Nations
should have control over ICANN.
What does ICANN stand for? (one
possible point)
6. Prior to the serious stroke which removed
him from power, Ariel Sharon left the Likud
party to form a new centrist political party in
Israel. Name the acting prime minister, the
new centrist party, and the individual whom
Likud elected as their new leader. (3 possible
points)
7. Judie Roy plays which of the
following roles in Haiti?
A) Head delegate of the
Organization of American
States, a multinational group
supporting the upcoming
elections
B) Mayor of Port au Prince
C) Interim Commander of UN
peacekeeping forces
D) The only woman among 34
candidates for president of Haiti
8. Two Minnesotans were recently
named as U.S. ambassadors. Name
these individuals and the countries to
which they will be posted.
9. Earlier this month, France’s
cultural minister called _____ a “great
European actress” and proclaimed her
a Knight of the Order of Arts and
Letters.
A) French actress Juliette Binoche
B) Spanish actress Penelope Cruz
C) British actress Emma Thompson
D) Italian actress Sophia Loren
10. In the fall of 2005, MIC hosted
two former heads of state and a
future king. Name the dignitaries and
their countries. (6 possible points)
11. The majority of Iraqis identify with
which branch of Islam?
A) Sunni
B) Shi’a
C) Baha’i
D) Sufi
12. Peru’s National Election Board recently
barred ______ from running for president
in upcoming national elections in April.
A) Vladimiro Montesinos
B) Alejandro Toledo
C) Alan Garcia Perez
D) Alberto Fujimori
13. Earlier this month, the Polish
government recalled its own ambassadors
to 10 countries because of the ambassadors’
personal links to the former communist
regime in Poland. From which of the
following countries were Polish
ambassadors NOT recalled?
A) Britain
B) Argentina
C) United States
D) Germany
14. Who was elected president of Iran
in June 2005?
A) Ayatolla Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
B) Dr. Mohammad Reza Aref-Yazdi
C) Mahmud Ahmadi Nejad
D) Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
15. Chinese New Year will be observed
on January 29, 2006. In the Chinese
calendar, 2006 is the year of the
________.
A) Rat
B) Dog
C) Rooster
D) Monkey
E) Pig
Bonus Challenge Question:
The Associated Press Reported that
on December 30 2005, the last of the
UN peacekeeping force in Sierra
Leone withdrew. Name the seven
countries in Africa who currently
have UN peacekeeping forces of
more than 3000 (7 possible points).
That’s all the questions for the
“Current Events” section of
World Quest!
Please turn in your answer sheet!
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