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This was the 8th year this event has been held. It is basically a trivia night where the subjects range from art to world geography to world history. Each team consists of 4 players. There are 7 rounds of 10 questions each. The winning team advances to Washington, D.C. to play in the national competition. The 2nd place team wins $500; the 3rd place team wins $250. 28 high schools from the St. Louis metro area competed at this event.


Top Teams

1. FZW 64
2. Ladue 63
3. Villa Duchesne 61
Lindbergh 61





If you have any advice on how we can prepare for the national competition, we would love to hear it. This was the first year that any of our current players competed at this event.


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Competition/profile/89041/'>FZW Coach</a>, Nov 13 2009, 12:08:14 PM.</div>


Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:50 am
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Congratulations! You've probably Googled up "world quest" and found a bunch of samples from local events around the country already. But the local event in New York City puts out a resource guide that you can download here:

http://www.fpa.org/info-url4715/info-url_show.htm?doc_id=910814

The study guide for Nationals is here and seems to include "world music", pandemics and the 2010 World Cup.

http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/images/insert/Study%20Guide.pdf

The samples I have seen indicate huge amounts of current events, including pictures of people/locations often in the news (Ahmadinejad, Karzai, maybe the Ft. Hood gunman, etc.) So look at the NY Times website regularly.

best, Bryce


Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:47 am
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This sounds really cool. Too bad nothing like this is held in the Kansas City area (I think there is a science day competition around here but I'm not sure) Anyway, congratulations to you and your team.


Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:34 am
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This is not about quizbowl.


Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:38 am
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Also I think there is in fact a Kansas City Worldquest, or there was in 2007.


<div class="editby">Edited by <a href='http://s4.zetaboards.com/Academic_Competition/profile/89049/'>ashkenaziCD</a>, Nov 13 2009, 10:39:03 AM.</div>


Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:38 am
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Beat me to the punch Charlie

I was going to say there is a chapter of this organization in Kansas City. They hosted a competition in 2007?


Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:42 am
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bdavery wrote:
Congratulations! You've probably Googled up "world quest" and found a bunch of samples from local events around the country already. But the local event in New York City puts out a resource guide that you can download here:

http://www.fpa.org/info-url4715/info-url_show.htm?doc_id=910814

The study guide for Nationals is here and seems to include "world music", pandemics and the 2010 World Cup.

http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/images/insert/Study%20Guide.pdf

The samples I have seen indicate huge amounts of current events, including pictures of people/locations often in the news (Ahmadinejad, Karzai, maybe the Ft. Hood gunman, etc.) So look at the NY Times website regularly.

best, Bryce
Thank you, Mr. Avery!


I greatly appreciate those links. Thanks again for your gifts for the MACA convention.


Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:28 am
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There's one in Liberty actually.


Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:20 am
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Do you know when the Liberty competition is taking place?


Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:33 am
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No idea. In my opinion it's pretty lame.


Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:54 am
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ashkenaziCD wrote:
This is not about quizbowl.


Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:06 pm
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Are you suggesting that this be moved to the General or Miscellaneous sections?


Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:05 pm
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Yes.


Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:05 pm
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They do the Kansas City area competition at William Jewell. It's sponsored by the International Relations Council in Kansas City. The chair of our Poli Sci department is involved with it somehow.

ashkenaziCD wrote:
This is not about quizbowl.


Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:02 am
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I would've gone, but the teacher that sponsors our team didn't inform me of it. >_>


ashkenaziCD wrote:
This is not about quizbowl.


Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:32 pm
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ZhangC1459 wrote:
I would've gone, but the teacher that sponsors our team didn't inform me of it. >_>



SAME. Hopefully I'll contact the teacher next year.

and yes, this should be moved to the General/Miscellaneous section.


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