Academic WorldQuest

Ages:High School

Types:Exam, Tournament

Categories:General Knowledge, Global Affairs

Scope:International

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The World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program is a fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students. Academic WorldQuest tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures.

Students compete in a quizbowl style program. Teams consist of four high school students, selected by the school, and accompanied by a teacher chaperone. Each team sits at a separate table that is clear of all personal belongings. Teacher chaperones and other observers are asked to remain in the designated seating areas around the perimeter of the room. Local competitions can consist of anywhere between 6 and 10 rounds of questions (note: the national competition has 10 rounds). Each round will have a total of 10 questions. A World Affairs Council in your area will provide key dates and information to high school teachers and students for local Academic WorldQuest programs. Teams consist of four students plus alternates who are passionate about current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. Typically, teams prepare in an after-school setting over the course of several months.

See competition website for complete scoring criteria.
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Website: https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/WorldQuest/

Managing Organization: World Affairs Councils of America

Contact:

waca@worldaffairscouncils.org
202-833-4557

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
high school students.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The World Affairs Councils of America’s flagship youth education program is a fun, fast-paced team competition for high school students. Academic WorldQuest tests players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures.

Process

Students compete in a quizbowl style program. Teams consist of four high school students, selected by the school, and accompanied by a teacher chaperone. Each team sits at a separate table that is clear of all personal belongings. Teacher chaperones and other observers are asked to remain in the designated seating areas around the perimeter of the room. Local competitions can consist of anywhere between 6 and 10 rounds of questions (note: the national competition has 10 rounds). Each round will have a total of 10 questions. A World Affairs Council in your area will provide key dates and information to high school teachers and students for local Academic WorldQuest programs. Teams consist of four students plus alternates who are passionate about current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. Typically, teams prepare in an after-school setting over the course of several months.

Criteria

See competition website for complete scoring criteria.

Awards

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Participate

Website: https://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/WorldQuest/

Managing Organization: World Affairs Councils of America

Contact:

waca@worldaffairscouncils.org
202-833-4557

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
high school students.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.