Each year, teams of eight representing area businesses, universities, nonprofit organizations, community groups, ambitious students, and globetrotters put their global knowledge to the test. Six rounds of ten questions cover topics like global affairs, geography, world languages and cultures, history, and more in this fun and interactive competition. The winning team takes home the traveling trophy, while second-place and third-place teams win valuable prizes. Does your team have what it takes to be WorldQuest champions?
In 2020, we've gone digital!
Thursday, September 17 • 7-9 p.m.
Six Rounds of Trivia • Fabulous Prizes • Immortal Fame
Click Here to Register Your Team or Individual Seat
We can all benefit from some time together right now. That's why the first 25 IRC organizational members to register will receive a complimentary team of eight in 2020. For more information on IRC organizational membership, please contact Matthew Hughes or visit our pages for business, university, and nonprofit organizational members.
Other ticket options include a general-admission team of 8 ($200), and individual tickets, where we'll take care of finding you a team ($20 for IRC members and $25 for general admission). Proceeds from the event, including any donations, support the work of the International Relations Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your generosity means so much.
A limited number of sponsorships are also available this year. For more information, please contact Matthew Hughes.
What are the questions like?
The questions are multiple choice and cover a variety of topics. Here are a few sample questions below.
How many countries border Iran?
Answer: D) 7
China opened its first overseas military base in 2017. Where?
Answer: C) Djibouti
The concept of “an eye for an eye” first appeared in what?:
The Analects of Confucius
The Old Testament
The Tao Te Ching
Answer: C) Hammurabi’s Code
In 2014, pro-democracy protests, known as the “Umbrella Movement,” broke out in this city over issues of free speech. Where?
Answer: B) Hong Kong
In January 2018, Saudi Arabia lifted the 35-year-old ban on cinemas. The first movie screened was:
The Emoji Movie
Answer: C) The Emoji Movie
Hecate was the Greek goddess of ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery. What did the Romans call her?
Answer: B) Trivia
2019 – Gertrude Ederle
2018 – Gertrude Ederle
2017 – Two Hands Up
2016 – William Jewell College
2015 – William Jewell College
2014 – Gertrude Ederle
2013 – Gertrude Ederle
2012 – Gertrude Ederle
2011 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2010 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2009 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2008 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2007 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2006 – University of Kansas
2005 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2004 – Johnson County Community College
2003 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2002 – BHA Group, Inc.
2001 – World Trade Center–Kansas City
2020 Sustaining Sponsors
2020 Supporting Sponsors
Johnson County Community College (JCCC)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)