WorldQuest
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How many countries border Iran?  

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

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

If you like competitive trivia then WorldQuest may be for you!

 

What is WorldQuest?
WorldQuest is an annual competition in which teams of eight compete to show their knowledge of global affairs, geography, world languages, and more. Each year, more than 200 business professionals, academic faculty, community members, and students participate in a fun and interactive global trivia competition. The winning team takes home the traveling trophy, while second-place and third-place teams win valuable prizes.

When and where is it?
The 2019 competition will be held on Thursday, April 4, at UMKC's Pierson Auditorium.
Registration for the competition will open in early 2019.

What should I expect?
It is a six-round competition, each round consisting of 10 questions. In the past, categories have included: current events, history, geography, identifications (visual or aural), potpourri 1 and potpourri 2 (pot pourri questions allow for topics like food, language, and culture).

What should I wear?
We ask all attendees to wear casual to business casual attire.

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:

  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