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WorldQuest 2018: Global Knowledge Competition

  • Wed, February 28, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • CIEE, 300 Fore Street, Portland


  • One team of 4 students from each high school may register for free!
  • Additional team of 4 from a high school.
  • A team of 8 is a group who wants to experience the competition but does not want to compete for national this year. May include teachers.
  • Corporations may have up to 8 members on their team.
  • Attendees who would like to keep their brilliance to themselves while observing the competition and enjoying the food.

Registration is closed

WorldQuest 2018

The ultimate global knowledge competition

Postponed to February 28th!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00 PM at CIEE in Portland

Congratulations to the defending WorldQuest winners: Lake Region High School and Unum!


                                  Team Lake Region High School                               Team Unum


WQ is played by teams of 4 to 8 people, with answers submitted by teams, not individuals. The game consists of 10 rounds of 10 questions that are read by an emcee and projected on a screen. Rounds are timed and answers tabulated at the end of each round.


This year’s categories:

  • Geography
  • Cybersecurity
  • Combatting Climate Change
  • America's Diplomats
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Current Events


The top two teams win trophies… and serious bragging rights! The winning high school team (team of four students only) is eligible to compete in the Spring 2018  national Academic WorldQuest competition.

The 2018 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will be held on Saturday, April 28th, in Washington D.C. This year's National Competition will feature a welcome reception at the United States Institute of Peace on Friday, April 27th.


Registration is open!

WQ teams are composed of students, friends, business associates and individuals of all ages.

High school students can get in on the action by forming 4-person teams who may compete to go to national AWQ or up to 8-person teams who compete for fun and experience. The first team from each high school is free thanks to corporate sponsorship. Additional school teams can register at a cost of $250 for a team of 4 or $400 for a team of 8.

College teams of 4-8 people cost $400, and may be made up of all students or a mix of students and faculty.

Corporate-sponsored tables of up to 8 people cost $500, and may combine corporate players as well as others. Please let us know if you’d rather sponsor a student team or would like to sponsor students to join your table!

Individuals are invited to play at a cost of $35 for WAC members or $50 for non-members. We’ll match you with other top-notch teammates.

Do you want to cheer on a team but keep your own brilliance under wraps? Observers can watch the fun and enjoy the snacks for $15.


The contest questions will be a mix of World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) questions and our own questions. A Study Guide is available from WACA (click link and go to page 8). Some, but not all, questions will be drawn from the resources in the Study Guide.

Please note that the Study Guide was prepared by the World Affairs Councils of America, and our competition will include only some of the 10 categories covered in the Study Guide (for a total of 60 questions), unless a tie-breaker round is required. A tie-breaker round may draw questions from the other categories or outside the Study Guide.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this educational program possible!

Harry Konkel

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