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    1. Presented By: The David Winton Bell Foundation

    2. The Blake School Chanhassen High School Chaska High School Eden Prairie High School Highland Park High School Mounds View High School St. Louis Park High School St. Paul Academy St. Paul Central High School St. Thomas Academy Teams!

    3. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 1 Geography

    4. 1. What is the capitol of North Korea? • Ho Chi Minh City • Phnom Penh • Seoul • Pyongyang R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

    5. 2. Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria all border what body of water? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • The Mediterranean Sea • The Black Sea • The Caspian Sea • Baltic Sea

    6. 3. According to National Geographic, which of the following has the largest Muslim population in the world? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Egypt • Indonesia • India • Iran

    7. 4. According to National Geographic’s Faith and Conflict in the Middle East Map, which Middle Eastern country, formally divided between a traditional north and a Marxist south, united in 1990? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Yemen • Iraq • Syria • Lebanon

    8. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 2 Current Events

    9. 1. In September 2012, which African country agreed to host a regional military deployment aimed at dislodging radical Islamists that gained control of its northern territory in April, 2012? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Sudan • Somalia • Mali • Nigeria

    10. 2. The new President of Egypt was sworn in June 30, 2012 as Egypt’s first freely elected president. What is his name? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Ayman Nour • Mohamed Morsi • Mohamed HussainTantawi • Omar Suleiman

    11. 3. On August 27th, Colombian President Juan Manual Santos announced the government was laying the groundwork for talks with leaders of the country’s largest rebel movement for the first time in over a decade? What is the name of this movement? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) • National Liberation Army (ELN) • Popular Liberation Army • National Separatist Movement

    12. 4. European Union has approved which country’s accession into the European Union by mid-2013? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Croatia • Albania • Iceland • Bulgaria

    13. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 3 Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary

    14. 1. When did the Cuban Missile Crisis take place? • December 1962 • October 1962 • November 1963 • March 1965 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

    15. 2. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) entered into force in February 2011. How long will the New START Treaty remain in force (unless it is superseded earlier by a subsequent agreement on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms)? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • 5 years • 10 years • 20 years • 30 years

    16. 3. According to The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Issue Brief, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was signed by 182 countries, but cannot enter into force until the remaining 44 states with significant military or civilian nuclear capacity ratify it. Which state(s) has/have not signed the CTBT? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • China • Israel • United States • All of the above

    17. 4. According to the Council on Foreign Relations issue brief, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, what state abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Iraq • Libya • Pakistan • India

    18. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 4 U.S. Education: Competing Globally

    19. 1. According to Charles Kolb’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, from 1990 to 2009, the cost of college tuition and fees in the U.S. increased by approximately what percent? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • A. 49.7% • B. 74.7% • C. 119.7% • D. 274.7%

    20. 2. According to the Framework for 21st Century Learning, “Learning and Innovation Skills” are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century from those who are not. Which is an example of a Learning and Innovation Skill based on the report’s definition? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Financial, Economic, Business and • Entrepreneurial Literacy • Communication and Collaboration • Information Literacy • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

    21. 3. According to the White House’s Everything You Need to Know: Waivers, Flexibility, and Reforming No Child Left Behind, what was cited as a factor other than test scores that should be used to assess a child’s performance? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Parent feedback • Peer review • Principal observation • All of the above

    22. 4. According to Lessons from PISA for the United States, among OECD countries, U.S. 15-year-olds perform below average in which of the following subjects? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Science • Math • Reading • All of the above

    23. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 5 Canada Note: Compiled by the Office of the Consulate General Canada

    24. 1. Canada has hosted the Olympics three times -- Montreal held the Summer Games in 1976, and Vancouver/Whistler had the Winter Games in 2010. But what was the location of the Winter Games of 1988, site of US gold medals for Brian Boitano and Bonnie Blair? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Edmonton, Alberta • Calgary, Alberta • Toronto, Ontario • Quebec City, Quebec

    25. 2. In the second half of the 1600s, the French territory of New France, in present-day Canada, was the base from which the first Europeans to visit today's Minnesota set out -- giving us names such as Hennepin, De La Salle, and Du Luth. New France was also home to a seminary founded by Bishop Laval in 1663, which eventually developed into Laval University, the fourth-oldest educational institution in North America. Where is Laval located? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Ottawa, Ontario • Montreal, Quebec • Quebec City, Quebec • Saint John, New Brunswick

    26. 3. Lester B. Pearson International Airport is named for the Canadian Prime Minister who in his previous career as a diplomat won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping create the idea of the first United Nations peacekeeping force, during the 1956 Suez Crisis in Egypt. What city, in which Pearson was born, does this airport serve? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Regina, Saskatchewan • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Toronto, Ontario • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    27. 4.  Ten years before the famed British director Tyrone Guthrie founded the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, he launched in 1953 a Shakespeare festival in Canada that is now North America's largest classical repertory theater. Where is it located? (Hint: it's also Justin Bieber's hometown.)  R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Lethbridge, Alberta • Stratford, Ontario • Moncton, New Brunswick • Corner Brook, Newfoundland

    28. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Answers

    29. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 1 Answers

    30. 1. What is the capitol of North Korea? • D. Pyongyang R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Source: CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html

    31. 2. Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria all border what body of water? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. The Black Sea Source: http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/blacksea.htm

    32. 3. According to National Geographic, which of the following has the largest Muslim population in the world? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. Indonesia Source: National Geographic Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Test: Final Report, pg. 6 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/roper2006/pdf/FINALReport2006GeogLitsurvey.pdf

    33. 4. According to National Geographic’s Faith and Conflict in the Middle East Map, which Middle Eastern country, formally divided between a traditional north and a Marxist south, united in 1990? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Yemen Source: National Geographic, Middle East Crossroads of Faith and Conflict Map http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps/print-collection/middle-east-faith-conflict.html

    34. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 2 Answers

    35. 1. In September 2012, which African country agreed to host a regional military deployment aimed at dislodging radical Islamists that gained control of its northern territory in April, 2012? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • C. Mali Source: BBC, “Mali agrees to host anti-Islamist Ecowas force.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19699590

    36. 2. The new President of Egypt was sworn in June 30, 2012 as Egypt’s first freely elected president. What is his name? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. Mohamed Morsi Source: Los Angeles Times, “Mohamed Morsi sworn in as Egypt's first Islamist president” http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/30/world/la-fg-egypt-morsi-20120701

    37. 3. On August 27th, Colombian President Juan Manual Santos announced the government was laying the groundwork for talks with leaders of the country’s largest rebel movement for the first time in over a decade? What is the name of this movement? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Source: BBC, “Colombia agrees to hold peace talks with Farc rebels” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19393096

    38. 4. European Union has approved which country’s accession into the European Union by mid-2013? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • Croatia Source: BBC News, “EU enlargement: The next eight” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11283616

    39. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 3 Answers

    40. 1. When did the Cuban Missile Crisis take place? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. October 1962 Source: US Department of State, Read the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) (page 16) http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/140035.pdf

    41. 2. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) entered into force in February 2011. How long will the New START Treaty remain in force (unless it is superseded earlier by a subsequent agreement on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms)? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. 10 years Source: Council on Foreign Relations, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Issue Brief http://www.cfr.org/proliferation/global-nuclear-nonproliferation-regime/p18984

    42. 3. According to The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Issue Brief, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was signed by 182 countries, but cannot enter into force until the remaining 44 states with significant military or civilian nuclear capacity ratify it. Which state(s) has/have not signed the CTBT? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, World On The Brink http://microsites.jfklibrary.org/cmc/oct26/ • D. All of the above

    43. 4. According to the Council on Foreign Relations issue brief, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, what state abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. Libya Source: The Council on Foreign Relations, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime http://www.cfr.org/proliferation/global-nuclear-nonproliferation-regime/p18984#p2

    44. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 4 Answers

    45. 1. According to Charles Kolb’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, from 1990 to 2009, the cost of college tuition and fees in the U.S. increased by approximately what percent? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • D. 274.7% Source: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, The Key to America’s Global Competitiveness: A Quality Education http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Kolb.pdf

    46. 2. According to the Framework for 21st Century Learning, “Learning and Innovation Skills” are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century from those who are not. Which is an example of a Learning and Innovation Skill based on the report’s definition? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. Communication and Collaboration Source: Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Framework for 21st Century Learning http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/1.__p21_framework_2-pager.pdf

    47. 3. According to the White House’s Everything You Need to Know: Waivers, Flexibility, and Reforming No Child Left Behind, what was cited as a factor other than test scores that should be used to assess a child’s performance? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • D. All of the above Source: White House, Everything You Need to Know: Waivers, Flexibility, and Reforming No Child Left Behind http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/09/everything-you-need-know-waivers-flexibility-and-reforming-no-child-left-behind

    48. 4. According to Lessons from PISA for the United States, among OECD countries, U.S. 15-year-olds perform below average in which of the following subjects? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. Math Source: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Testimony of Jenn Mann on The Key to America’s Global Competitiveness: A Quality Education http://www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Mann3.pdf

    49. R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50thAnniversary R9 – Geography R10 – Current Events R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Round 5 Answers

    50. 1. Canada has hosted the Olympics three times -- Montreal held the Summer Games in 1976, and Vancouver/Whistler had the Winter Games in 2010. But what was the location of the Winter Games of 1988, site of US gold medals for Brian Boitano and Bonnie Blair? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties • B. Calgary, Alberta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Winter_Olympics