WorldQuest New York 2016
A flagship program of the World Affairs Councils of America, WorldQuest is an intensive high-school-level team competition designed to challenge its players on their knowledge of international affairs, geography, culture and history. The game pits teams of four against one another as they answer multiple-choice questions related to previously selected categories.
WorldQuest New York serves as a regional qualifier for the national Academic WorldQuest competition.
The event will take place March 16th from 4:00-7:00 pm at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St., in New York City.
Learn more about WorldQuest New York by watching this video:
2016 Topic Rounds
Asia Matters For America
International Trade and Finance
Sultanate of Oman
Privacy in the Digital Age
Organization of American States
WorldQuest New York FAQ
What is WorldQuest New York?
WorldQuest New York is organized by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). FPA, based in New York City, is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring learning about the world.
How Do You Play?
The game is a contest between four-person teams, each team representing a high school. Each team may also have an alternate member. Teams compete by answering rounds of questions projected by PowerPoint onto a screen. Teams will have 15 seconds to answer questions for each round.
Who Can Play WorldQuest?
Up to 20 teams from New York City and the surrounding area will be eligible to play WorldQuest New York. Teams can be composed of students from grades 9–12.
How Can Teams Prepare?
FPA will provide a comprehensive list of sources that students can use to prepare for the competition. Teams can prepare on their own by studying key resources and websites, as well as by using their knowledge of these topics.
Orientation sessions for educators and/or student team members will familiarize interested participants with the competition rules, gameplay and to answer questions. Please contact FPA for more information on upcoming information sessions.
What is the role of the Adviser?
Teams will be organized by an adviser, who will register the team, assist with their preparation and travel with them to the competition. The adviser may be a member of the school’s faculty or administration.
What are the Prizes?
There will be prizes for the top three teams. The team that wins the New York competition will be sent by FPA to Washington, DC, to play in the Academic WorldQuest national competition in April 2016. Additionally, each team member will be awarded $100. Each member of the second place team will receive $50. Each member of the third place team receives $25. All WorldQuest New York players will receive a certificate of participation. Additional prizes will be announced closer to the competition date.