Webster Cosponsors 11th Annual WorldQuest Competition on Campus

| November 15, 2012
2012 WorldQuest at Webster University

Student teams answered questions on topics like the Middle East, current events, the Cuban Missile Crisis, China, World Geography, and UN Millennium Goals: Environmental Sustainability.

What does the acronym ORTSAC stand for? What is the name of the final dynasty in China before revolution brought the feudal system to an end?

These are just a few of the questions posed to teams of students who participated in the 11th Annual High School Academic WorldQuest competition, held Nov. 13 at Webster University.

2012 WorldQuest at Webster University

The event brought teams from 34 local high schools to Webster University.

Webster cosponsored the competition, which is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils designed to test high school students’ knowledge of international affairs.

Four-person teams from 34 local high schools participated in the competition by answering multiple choice questions divided into seven unique and engaging thematic categories.

Approximately 4,000 students across the country participate in competitions hosted by more than 40 local World Affairs Councils.

Winning teams are invited to represent their high school, city and local councils at the national WorldQuest competition, held each spring in Washington, DC.

To learn about this year’s results — and see the answers to the questions above — check out the news posting at webster.edu. See more photos from the competition in Webster’s Facebook gallery.


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