Presented by the. Welcome to WorldQuest 2006!. Friday, January 27, 2006. Sponsored by: General Mills The Smikis Foundation Ten Times Ten Foundation. Prize Sponsors: ● American Swedish Institute ● Minnesota Dance Theater ● Azia/Anemoni Sushi ● MPR/The Current
Friday, January 27, 2006
The Smikis Foundation
Ten Times Ten Foundation
● American Swedish Institute ● Minnesota Dance Theater
● Azia/Anemoni Sushi ● MPR/The Current
● Bryant Lake Bowl ● Punch Neapolitan Pizza
● Café Barbette ● Radisson Plaza Firelake Grill
● Electric Fetus ● Science Museum of Minnesota
● Doug Forsberg ● Target
● KFAI 90.3 FM Radio ● Turtle Bread
● Kinder, Susan ● Walker Art Center
● The Marquette Hotel ● Wilderness Inquiry
● The Royal Norwegian Consulate
C) The Philippines
5. What country does this flag represent?
7. What country does this flag represent?
B) Czech Republic
9. What country does this flag represent?
C) Cote d’Ivoire
11. What country does this flag represent?
Republic of Congo
13. What country does this flag represent?
A) Puerto Rico
B) New Zealand
C) United Arab
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4. Which of the following languages is attributed to the indigenous people of northern Australia?
5. indigenous people of northern AustraliaWhich of the following is the highest mountain in Canada?
A) Tributaries to the Tigris River
B) Ports on the Persian Gulf
C) Neighborhoods in Baghdad
D) The three major lakes in Iraq
7. Name the countries of Europe through which the Alps mountain range extends. For an extra point, name the highest peak (8 possible points).
8. Mafia Island is part of which country: mountain range extends. For an extra point, name the highest peak (8 possible points).
10. Prior to Morocco’s independence in 1956, the area was colonized by both France and Spain. Which of the following cities remain under Spanish control? (2 possible points)
B) IfniC) SafiD) Ceuta
11. Name the country that is approximately the size of Texas that borders the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Aegean Sea.
A) Jowhar that borders the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Aegean Sea.
D) Hargeisa12. Which one of the following cities is NOT located in Somalia?
13. After an April 2005 meeting between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, China officially recognized which of the following Himalayan territories as part of India?
B) Hindu Kush
14. This lake serves as a partial border between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo?
1. Live8 concerts in July 2005. The Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Change recently convened representatives from Australia, China, South Korea, ___, ___, and _____ to discuss solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A) Japan, North Korea , and the Philippines
B) Russia, Canada, and the United States
C) Japan, India, and the United States
D) Russia, Japan, and Indonesia
D) El Salvador
5. Live8 concerts in July 2005. Senator Coleman and Kofi Annan disagreed publicly over whether the United States or the United Nations should have control over ICANN. What does ICANN stand for? (one possible point)
6. Live8 concerts in July 2005. Prior to the serious stroke which removed him from power, Ariel Sharon left the Likud party to form a new centrist political party in Israel. Name the acting prime minister, the new centrist party, and the individual whom Likud elected as their new leader. (3 possible points)
C) Interim Commander of UN peacekeeping forces
D) The only woman among 34 candidates for president of Haiti
9. Name these individuals and the countries to which they will be posted.Earlier this month, France’s cultural minister called _____ a “great European actress” and proclaimed her a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.
A) French actress Juliette Binoche
B) Spanish actress Penelope Cruz
C) British actress Emma Thompson
D) Italian actress Sophia Loren
10. In the fall of 2005, MIC hosted two former heads of state and a future king. Name the dignitaries and their countries. (6 possible points)
C) Alan Garcia Perez
D) Alberto Fujimori
13. Earlier this month, the Polish government recalled its own ambassadors to 10 countries because of the ambassadors’ personal links to the former communist regime in Poland. From which of the following countries were Polish ambassadors NOT recalled?
C) United States
14. Who was elected president of Iran in June 2005? own ambassadors to 10 countries because of the ambassadors’ personal links to the former communist regime in Poland. From which of the following countries were Polish ambassadors NOT recalled?
A) Ayatolla Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
B) Dr. Mohammad Reza Aref-Yazdi
C) Mahmud Ahmadi Nejad
D) Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
15. Chinese New Year will be observed on January 29, 2006. In the Chinese calendar, 2006 is the year of the ________.
Bonus Challenge Question: In the Chinese calendar, 2006 is the year of the ________.
The Associated Press Reported that on December 30 2005, the last of the UN peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone withdrew. Name the seven countries in Africa who currently have UN peacekeeping forces of more than 3000 (7 possible points).
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