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WorldQuest is an exciting team-based game that challenges your knowledge of the world. Gather a team of four full-time students at your institution. No limit on the number of teams per school. Compete with students from Leeward Community College, Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu Community College and Windward Community College. Test your knowledge by answering ten multiple choice questions in each of the competition categories. Win great prizes and exclusive bragging rights!

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In Spring 2010, Windward teams took 2nd and 3rd place!

In 2009, Windward teams took 1st and 5th place!

Sample Questions


APEC’s 21 member economies account for approximately how much of the world’s GDP?

  1. 25%
  2. 46%
  3. 54%
  4. 62%

Current Events

In June 2008, what country’s ruling junta did not allow aid to enter the following country after Cyclone Nargis?

  1. Myanmar/Burma
  2. China
  3. Malaysia
  4. North Korea

In June 2008, thousands of people protested against the import of U.S. beef in which of the following countries?

  1. China
  2. Thailand
  3. South Korea
  4. Japan


Which of the following United Nations agency is responsible for leading international efforts to defeat hunger?

  1. WHO
  3. FAO
  4. UNDP


In February 2008, which of the following presidents stepped down after nearly 50 years of rule?

  1. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan
  2. Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe
  3. Fidel Castro, Cuba
  4. Omar al-Bashir, Sudan

How long did Yasu Fukuda serve as Japan’s Prime Minister before resigning on September 1, 2008? 

  1. 4 years
  2. 2 years
  3. 11 months
  4. 13 months


Which of the following river valleys was not a “cradle” of, or among the earliest locations for, an ancient civilization?

  1. Nile
  2. Tigris & Euphrates
  3. Yangtze
  4. Indus

Today Iran occupies the same geographical area as that of ancient:

  1. Mesopotamia
  2. Egypt
  3. Persia
  4. India

World Religions

Japan’s oldest indigenous religion is:

  1. Zen Buddhism
  2. Taoism
  3. Shintoism
  4. Hinduism

According to the Old Testament of the Bible, who was the earliest patriarchal leader of the Hebrews that led the people out of Ur to Palestine?

  1. Joseph
  2. David
  3. Abraham
  4. Moses