WorldQuest New York
2008
Sample Questions
Today’s competition will consist of 10
rounds of 10 questions each.
Round
Round
Round
Round
Round
Round
Round
Round
Round
Round
1 – Current Events
2 – Population
3 – Great Decisions 2008
4 – International Film
5 – Global Business Technology
6 – Upfront
7 – Lebanon
8 – Biotechnology and Genetics
9 – Water
10 – Transnational Crime
The following are a series of sample
questions similar to those you may find while
playing WorldQuest New York 2008.
These questions may be useful in preparing
students for the competition.
The first slide shown will have the question
and answer choices. The next slide will
contain the highlighted answer and
information source for the question.
During the competition, each round will begin with a
moderator reading the questions and the answers,
and then allowing the group 15 seconds to choose
their answer. Answers will be recorded using a
remote control device.
On the day of the competition, the rules will be
reviewed and the students will be shown how to
select their answers using the remote control.
The questions that follow will not be used during
the competition, but are representative of
the format and types of questions that will be
asked.
Ready to try? Let’s Begin!
Round 2 Practice: UN Peacekeeping
The mandate of the UNPROFOR
peacekeeping mission in the
Former Yugoslavia included:
A. A “no fly zone” over Bosnia and Herzegovina
B. The creation of war crimes tribunals
C. To divide the country along ethnic boundaries
D. Monitoring parliamentary elections
Round 2 Practice: UN Peacekeeping
The mandate of the UNPROFOR
peacekeeping mission in the
Former Yugoslavia included:
A. A “no fly zone” over Bosnia and Herzegovina
B. The creation of war crimes tribunals
C. To divide the country along ethnic boundaries
D. Monitoring parliamentary elections
Source: UN Dept. of Peacekeeping Operations
Round 3 Practice: Great Decisions 2007
Which candidate from the 2006
Mexican presidential election was
referred to as the “Little Ray of
Hope”?
A. Vicente Fox
B. Felipe Calderon
C. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
D. Ernesto Zedillo
Round 3 Practice: Great Decisions 2007
Which candidate from the 2006
Mexican presidential election was
referred to as the “Little Ray of
Hope”?
A. Vicente Fox
B. Felipe Calderon
C. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
D. Ernesto Zedillo
Source: Great Decisions 2007 pg. 31
Round 3 Practice: Great Decisions 2007
Saddam Hussein was tried in
2005 for war crimes before
which court?
A. International Court of Justice
B. International Criminal Court
C. Supreme Court of Iraq
D. Iraqi Special Tribunal
Round 3 Practice: Great Decisions 2007
Saddam Hussein was tried in
2005 for war crimes before
which court?
A. International Court of Justice
B. International Criminal Court
C. Supreme Court of Iraq
D. Iraqi Special Tribunal
Source: Great Decisions pg. 70
Round 4 Practice: Countries
The official language of Belize is:
A. English
B. French
C. Spanish
D. Mayan
Round 4 Practice: Countries
The official language of Belize is:
A. English
B. French
C. Spanish
D. Mayan
Source: CIA World Factbook
Round 4 Practice: Countries
Kinshasa is the capital of this
Central African country:
A. Uganda
B. Rwanda
C. Democratic Republic of Congo
D. Tanzania
Round 4 Practice: Countries
Kinshasa is the capital of this
Central African country:
A. Uganda
B. Rwanda
C. Democratic Republic of Congo
D. Tanzania
Source: CIA World Factbook
Round 5 Practice: International Law
“Mailing a letter reliably and easily
anywhere in the world” was made possible
by which international agreement:
a. United Nations Charter
b. Convention on Postal Harmony
c. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
d. Constitution of the Universal Postal Union
Round 5 Practice: International Law
“Mailing a letter reliably and easily anywhere
in the world” was made possible by which
international agreement:
a. United Nations Charter
b. Convention on Postal Harmony
c. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
d. Constitution of the Universal Postal Union
Source: American Society for International Law
Round 6 Practice: The OAS
Which of these is NOT a
governing body of the OAS:
A. General Assembly
B. Security Council
C. Permanent Council
D. Inter-American Council for Integral
Development
Round 6 Practice: The OAS
Which of these is NOT a
governing body of the OAS:
A. General Assembly
B. Security Council
C. Permanent Council
D. Inter-American Council for Integral
Development
Source: Organization of American States
Round 7 Practice: East Asia
China joined this international
organization in 2001:
A. United Nations (UN)
B. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
C. World Trade Organization (WTO)
D. South Asian Association of Regional
Cooperation (SAARC)
Round 7 Practice: East Asia
China joined this international
organization in 2001:
A. United Nations (UN)
B. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
C. World Trade Organization (WTO)
D. South Asian Association of Regional
Cooperation (SAARC)
Source: Great Decisions 2006
Round 8 Practice: International Elections
The runner-up in France’s April
2007 general election, Ségolène
Royal, was the nominee of
which political party? :
A. The National Front (FN)
B. Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)
C. French Socialist
D. Communist
Round 8 Practice: International Elections
The runner-up in France’s April 2007
general election, Ségolène Royal,
was the nominee of which
political party? :
A. The National Front (FN)
B. Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)
C. French Socialist
D. Communist
Source: Electionguide.org
Round 10 Practice: Diplomacy 2007
At the 2007 meeting, Group of 8
(G8) leaders pledged $60
billion to combat:
A. terrorism
B. Climate change
C. Illiteracy in developing countries
D. Malaria and tuberculosis in Africa
Round 10 Practice: Diplomacy 2007
At the 2007 meeting, Group of 8
(G8) leaders pledged $60
billion to combat:
A. terrorism
B. Climate change
C. Illiteracy in developing countries
D. Malaria and tuberculosis in Africa
Source: State Department
WorldQuest New York
will take place on
December 4, 2008
in New York City.
Good Luck!
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WorldQuest New York 2007 - Foreign Policy Association