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  1. Welcome toWorld Quest Thursday, December 1

  2. Presented by

  3. With Support From: General Mills The Wallin Foundation The Eagle and the Hawk Foundation David Winton Bell Foundation

  4. Prize Sponsors Best Buy Bruegger’s Bagels Bryant Lake Bowl Guthrie Theater Izzy’s Ice Cream Landmark Theaters Mid-America Festivals Midtown Global Market Minneapolis Institute of Art Minnesota Zoo Ordway Theater St. Paul Chamber Orchestra The Museum of Russian Art The Wedge Co-Op Three Rivers Park District Walker Art Center

  5. High Schools competing in Academic WorldQuest • Central • Chaska • Highland Park • Mounds View • Roseville • Richfield • St. Paul Academy • St. Paul Preparatory

  6. ROUND 1: Flags and Capitals

  7. 1. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of which country? A. Indonesia B. Papua New Guinea C. Philippines D. Malaysia

  8. 2. Which country does this flag represent? A. Austria B. Peru C. Monaco D. Denmark

  9. 3. Astana is the capital of _________. A. Liechtenstein B. Botswana C. Kazakhstan D. Luxembourg

  10. 4. Which country does this flag represent? A. Finland B. Argentina C. Guatemala D. Greece

  11. 5. Mogadishu is the capital of ____. A. Hungary B. Guyana C. Montenegro D. Somalia

  12. 6. Which country does this flag represent? A. Poland B. Yemen C. Egypt D. Spain

  13. 7. Monrovia is the capital of which country? A. Denmark B. Liberia C. Madagascar D. Malta

  14. 8. Which country does this flag represent? A. China B. Peru C. Turkey D. Yemen

  15. 9. Bangkok is the capital of _____. A. Laos B. Thailand C. Cambodia D. Indonesia

  16. 10. Which country does this flag represent? A. Chad B. Syria C. Spain D. Cambodia

  17. 11. What is the capital of Colombia? A. Bogotá B. Medellín C. Cartagena D. Sao Paulo

  18. 12. Which country does this flag represent? A. Pakistan B. Libya C. Syria D. Algeria

  19. 13. Tbilisi is the capital of which country? A. Estonia B. Armenia C. Georgia D. Ukraine

  20. 14. The Republic of South Sudan declared its independence on Nov. 12, 2011. The capital of this new country is _____. A. Khartoum B. Nyala C. Wau D. Juba

  21. SUPER BONUS CHALLENGE QUESTION!Of the 27 member countries of the European Union, only 17 countries are members of the Eurozone and have adopted the Euro as their sole legal tender. Which of the following countries are NOT members of the Eurozone? • Austria 6. Ireland • Belgium 7. Hungary • Czech Republic 8. Poland • Denmark 9. Spain • Finland 10. Sweden

  22. That’s the end of Round 1! Please turn in your answer sheets.

  23. ANSWERS

  24. 1. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of which country? D. Malaysia CIA World Factbook

  25. 2. Which country does this flag represent? B. Peru CIA World Factbook

  26. 3. Astana is the capital of _________. C. Kazakhstan CIA World Factbook

  27. 4. Which country does this flag represent? D. Greece CIA World Factbook

  28. 5. Mogadishu is the capital of ____. D. Somalia CIA World Factbook

  29. 6. Which country does this flag represent? B. Yemen CIA World Factbook

  30. 7. Monrovia is the capital of which country? B. Liberia CIA World Factbook

  31. 8. Which country does this flag represent? C. Turkey CIA World Factbook

  32. 9. Bangkok is the capital of _____. B. Thailand CIA World Factbook

  33. 10. Which country does this flag represent? C. Spain CIA World Factbook

  34. 11. What is the capital of Colombia? A. Bogotá CIA World Factbook

  35. 12. Which country does this flag represent? A. Pakistan CIA World Factbook

  36. 13. Tbilisi is the capital of which country? C. Georgia CIA World Factbook

  37. 14. The Republic of South Sudan declared its independence on Nov. 12, 2011. The capital of this new country is _____. D. Juba

  38. SUPER BONUS CHALLENGE QUESTION!Of the 27 member countries of the European Union, only 17 countries are members of the Eurozone. Which of the following countries are NOT members of the Eurozone? 7. Hungary 3. Czech Republic 8. Poland 4. Denmark 10.Sweden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone

  39. ROUND 2: World Geography

  40. 1. The Sahara Desert, spanning over 3.6 million square miles, covers most of North Africa. Which of these countries is not part of the Sahara Desert? A. Chad B. Niger C. Mali D. Liberia

  41. 2. The tallest mountain in South America is 22,834 ft. It’s name is ___________. A. Mt. Chimborazo B. Mt. Aconcagua C. Mt. Macizo de Pacuni D. Mt. Olca

  42. 3. A megacity, by definition, has a population of more than 10 million people. Which of the following cities is NOT a megacity? A. Madrid B. Paris C. Mexico City D. London

  43. 4. How many islands make up the nation of Indonesia? A. 3,496 B. 17,508 C. 9,697 D. 11,833

  44. 5. Which nation was not a part of former Yugoslavia? A. Bosnia B. Slovenia C. Romania D. Montenegro

  45. 6. According to the World Bank and the IMF, the term MENA refers to the region of the Middle East and North Africa. Which country is not a part of MENA? A. Morocco B. Oman C. Tunisia D. Pakistan

  46. 7. Which of the following statements about the island of Borneo are not true? A. Borneo is the third largest island in the world. B. Borneo is divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. C. Borneo is a sovereign nation. D. Borneo’s rainforest is estimated to be roughly 70 million years older than the Amazon rainforest.

  47. 8. The Bosporus strait connects which two bodies of water? A. Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Marmara B. Black and Aegean Seas C. Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara D. Aegean and Mediterranean Seas

  48. 9. Name the highlighted country: A. Thailand B. Vietnam C. Laos D. Cambodia

  49. 10. Which one of the following countries lies outside of the Caucasus region? A. Armenia B. Georgia C. Azerbaijan D. Uzbekistan

  50. 11. Which of the following countries does not border the Mediterranean Sea? A. Spain B. Algeria C. Turkey D. Portugal