WorldQuest
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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

 

2020 Pricing
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?

  1. 4

  2. 5

  3. 6

  4. 7

  5. 8

Answer: D) 7


China opened its first overseas military base in 2017. Where?

  1. The Philippines

  2. The Maldives

  3. Djibouti

  4. Tanzania

  5. Peru

Answer: C) Djibouti


The concept of “an eye for an eye” first appeared in what?:

  1. The Analects of Confucius

  2. The Quran

  3. Hammurabi’s Code

  4. The Old Testament

  5. 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?

  1. Yangon

  2. Hong Kong

  3. Tehran

  4. Harare

  5. Caracas

Answer: B) Hong Kong

 

In January 2018, Saudi Arabia lifted the 35-year-old ban on cinemas. The first movie screened was:

  1. Hacksaw Ridge

  2. Frozen

  3. The Emoji Movie

  4. The Martian

  5. Arrival

Answer: C) The Emoji Movie

 

Hecate was the Greek goddess of ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery. What did the Romans call her?

  1. Dementia

  2. Trivia

  3. Forsythia

  4. Mefitas

  5. Narnia

Answer: B) Trivia

 

Past Winners

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

 

Bio-Microbics

Garmin

Husch Blackwell

Johnson County Community College (JCCC)

Stinson

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)