Academic WorldQuest Competition

Academic WorldQuest Competition

Check-in:  8:30 A.M. on March 28, 2020

Click HERE to register your team!

Academic WorldQuest Competition

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg each year sponsors the annual Academic WorldQuest competition, a team game testing competitors’ knowledge of world affairs, geography, history, culture, countries, current events, and more.

What makes a team?

A team consists of 4 high school students.  Fees for teams:

  • One team: $30.00
  • Two teams: $50.00
  • Three teams: $60.00

How the competition works:

There will be 10 rounds. Each round will have 10 multiple choice questions. A prominent moderator will present these questions by PowerPoint. Teams then confer to reach a single answer. Each round is thematically different from the other rounds.

2019-2020 Topics

1. U.S.-Russia Relations

2. Country in Focus: South Korea

3. Preventing Extremism in Fragile States

4. Oceans: The World’s Garbage Dump

5. Great Decisions

6. Brexit and the EU

7. China’s Belt & Road Initiative

8. Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

9. Qatar and the Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

10.Current Events

Click here to view the 2019-2020 study guide

For the winning team in the Harrisburg competition:

The winning team and coach will continue to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Academic WorldQuest competition.

National Competition in DC

April 24, 2020

2020 AWQ Championship at USIP
April 25, 2020


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