Academic WorldQuest is a Flagship Program of the World Affairs Council system. The game was developed by the Charlotte Council and is now widely played at the adult and high school levels around the country. It is a team game testing competitors' knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, and culture. By winning the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC competition, the winning team qualifies to compete in the World Affairs Councils of America’s national competition in Washington, DC. The World Affairs Councils of America started the national competition in Washington, DC in March 2003.
The game is a contest between 4-person teams representing a high school or city. It is moderated by a prominent person in the field of international affairs or journalism. Teams compete by answering rounds of questions projected by PowerPoint onto a screen. The questions test their knowledge of current affairs, world leaders, geography, recent history, flags, international organizations, countries, regions, the world economy, culture, religion, and more. A full competition is 100 questions, 10 rounds of 10 questions per round. The winning team is the team with the highest number of correct answers. For more information on the rules please click here.
2011-12 Academic WorldQuest Competition
U.S. Education: Competing Globally
U.S. Energy Policy
U.S. Economic Competitiveness
UN Millennium Goals: Child Health
National Competition - April 21, 2012
The regional competition is open to all high school students in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. A chaperone must accompany each team. If you would like to participate with your team please contact Amanda Stamp, Global Education Director, or contact her by phone at (202) 293-1051.