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WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 1 International Financial Organizations Category: International Financial Organizations Question 1:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 1 International financial institutions move money around the globe instantly via telecommunications and computers. What is the acronym for the industry-owned cooperative that moves money and financial information? A) SWIFT B) FEDEX C) TELEX D) ABA CODEX Category: International Financial Organizations Question 2:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 2 Who is this man and what is the organization that he heads? A) James Wolfenshon - ECB B) Charles Prince - Citigroup C) Paul Wolfowitz - World Bank D) Rodrigo Rato - IMF Category: International Financial Organizations Question 3:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 3 How does the IMF determine a member country’s quota? A) By its population relative to other members B) By its political clout relative to other members C) By its economic position relative to other members D) By how long it has been a part of the IMF relative to other members Category: International Financial Organizations Question 4:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 4 According to the IMF website, their work falls into three categories. Which of these does not belong? A) Assist in financing anti-poverty programs B) Foster economic and high-employment growth C) Provide temporary balance of payments assistance D) Promote international monetary cooperation Category: International Financial Organizations Question 5:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 5 The member-countries of the World Bank are represented by this group for policy making: A) Board of Directors B) Executive Council C) Security Council D) Board of Governors Category: International Financial Organizations Question 6:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 6 The International Development Association has a specific focus on what? A) Providing “micro loans” to small entrepreneurs to encourage market-based economic development B) Helping the poorest UN member countries work their way out of poverty C) Developing free-market initiatives in former communist countries D) Providing interest-free credits and grants to the world’s poorest countries to improve living standards Category: International Financial Organizations Question 7:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 7 This individual has called for a new “Geneva consensus” – a belief that open trade works for positive economic development. Who is he? A) Pascal Lamy B) Jean-Claude Trichet C) Carlos Gutierrez D) Wim Duisenberg Category: International Financial Organizations Question 8:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 8 This institution is comprised of 149 member nations and is the only global international organization that deals with the rules of trade between nations A) The IMF B) The WTO C) The BIS D) The World Bank Category: International Financial Organizations Question 9:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 9 IFOs include many global banking organizations. Based on several measures, which of the banks listed below is among the largest (in US dollar terms) five in the world? Barclay’s – UK Deutsche Bank – Germany HSBC – UK Bank of Tokyo - Japan Category: International Financial Organizations Question 10:  Category: International Financial Organizations Question 10 The World Bank is primarily concerned with what? A) Acting as a commercial bank in underdeveloped countries B) Serving as a repository of funds for any country to use at will C) Working with developing countries D) Acting as the central bank for the world WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 2 Global Market Place Category: Global Marketplace Question 1:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 1 General Motors owns which of the following brand names? A) Daewoo B) KIA C) Daihatsu D) Hyundai Category: Global Marketplace Question 2:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 2 The World Trade Center of Delaware has been active recently in promoting agricultural exports from Delaware to which country? Cuba Russia Korea Sudan Category: Global Marketplace Question 3:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 3 Which of the following international alliances or joint ventures is not real? Tata/Fiat Renault/Nissan Peugeot/Dong Feng Motors GM/Volga Category: Global Marketplace Question 4:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 4 The introduction of Apple’s new iPhone could have a devastating impact on the products of all but which of the following companies? Motorola Research in Motion Palm AT&T Category: Global Marketplace Question 5:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 5 Which two tech companies formed a joint venture in late 2005 to be positioned in 2006 and beyond to challenge Microsoft’s dominance in personal computing software? Hewlett-Packard and Qwest Intel and Gateway Sun Microsystems and Google Apple and Applied Microsystems Category: Global Marketplace Question 6:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 6 The “Think Pad” products are owned by a company based in which country? China US Japan Taiwan Category: Global Marketplace Question 7:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 7 AstraZeneca is a major global pharmaceutical company whose North American headquarters are in Delaware. What is AstraZeneca’s largest selling drug? Lipitor - $12.9 billion/yr Prilosec - $1.8 billion/yr Nexium - $4.8 billion/yr Synthroid - $2.7 billion/yr Category: Global Marketplace Question 8:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 8 Allan Mulally became CEO of Ford Motor Company in 2006 as part of Ford’s “The Way Forward”. This was a surprise move. Why? Mulally never impressed Wall Street as a good manager Mulally came from Boeing and never worked in the auto business C) Mulally came from competitor GM D) Mulally won an internal power struggle resulting in Bill Ford’s removal as CEO Category: Global Marketplace Question 9:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 9 It appears that the pharmaceutical industry is beginning another round of consolidations. Recent headlines have indicated that which European pharmaceutical giant is likely to buy Bristol-Myers Squibb? Bayer of Germany Novartis of Switzerland Sanofi-Aventis of France GlaxoSmithKline of England Category: Global Marketplace Question 10:  Category: Global Marketplace Question 10 One argument against the importation of prescription drugs from Canada is what? A) It cuts into pricing and profits and limits pharmaceutical research B) It strains trade relations between our countries C) It endangers lives since the drugs are not FDA approved D) Because of price differentials, it actually makes the drugs less available or unavailable to Canadians WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 3 Arab-Israeli Conflict Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 1:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 1 Which event shifted the control of Palestine from Muslim to Western powers? A) The fall of the Ottoman empire B) The Suez Crisis C) The establishment of modern Israel D) Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 2:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 2 In 1922 the British separated Palestine into two territories, one was called Palestine and the other was called what? A) Syria B) Gaza C) Israel D) Jordan Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 3:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 3 The Six-Day war resulted in what? A) Israel gaining control of the Golan Heights B) The shift from Muslim to Western influence in Palestine C) Israel losing control of Gaza D) Israel losing control of the Sinai Peninsula Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 4:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 4 Which US president hosted the Camp David Accords? A) John F Kennedy B) Richard Nixon C) Jimmy Carter D) Ronald Reagan Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 5:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 5 This map represents Israel after which major conflict? The 1956 Suez Crisis The 1948 Arab-Israeli war – “The War of Independence” The 1973 Yom Kippur War The 1967 “Six-Day” war Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 6:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 6 In 1998 the Wye River Memorandum was signed by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Chairman Arafat. King Hussein of Jordan also attended. The Memorandum included steps to facilitate the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza. But tensions grew and it was not implemented due to what? Failure of permanent status negotiations Israel withdrew from Gaza Disagreement on the release of prisoners The creation of democracy within the PLO Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 7:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 7 Who is the current Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority? Yassir Arafat – a member of Hamas Mahmoud Abbas – a member of Fatah Ismail Haniyeh – a member of Hamas Ahmad Qurei – a member of Fatah Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 8:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 8 These accords brought a wave of hope for an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. However, since the start of the al-Aqsa Intifada, these accords were viewed with increasing disfavor by both the Palestinian and Israeli public. What is the common name for these accords? The Helsinki Accords The Oslo Accords The Wye River Accords The Camp David Accords Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 9:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 9 He was one of the first Arab leaders to work for peace with Israel, but he was assassinated in 1981. What is his name? Anwar Sadat Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 10:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Question 10 Which of the following Israeli leaders was assassinated due – in part – to his or her position on peace in the Middle East? A) Yitzhak Rabin B) Ariel Sharon C) Golda Meir D) Shimon Peres WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 4 Geography of Africa Category: Geography of Africa Question 1:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 1 Which West African nation is the most densely populated country in Africa and notorious for it’s ethno-political turmoil? Nigeria Ivory Coast Mali Liberia Category: Geography of Africa Question 2:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 2 Three of Nigeria’s main ethnic groups are: A) Lagos, Yoruba and Hausa B) Hausa, Ijaw and Abuja C) Kanuri, Fulani and Lagos D) Igbo, Yoruba and Fulani Category: Geography of Africa Question 3:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 3 Years of civil war drove out of the country some 1.7 million people and internally displaced another 4 million. Highlighted in green, what country, is it? Answer: Mozambique Category: Geography of Africa Question 4:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 4 Refugees fleeing Angola’s civil war settled on the communal farms of Ovamboland, the most populous region of this African nation. What is the name of the country at right highlighted in green? Answer: Namibia Category: Geography of Africa Question 5:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 5 In which African country do the Mbuti Pygmies live? A) Democratic Republic of the Congo B) Botswana C) Gabon D) Zambia Category: Geography of Africa Question 6:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 6 At what river is the arrow pointing? A) Orange River B) Limpopo River C) Niger River D) Zambezi River Category: Geography of Africa Question 7:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 7 This Saharan country has a mix of some 200 ethnic groups, but is dominated by the Sara in the south and Arabs in the north; tensions continue between northern Muslims and southern Christians. It has had to deal with some 200,000 refugees from the Darfur region’s problems and, in 2005, the president suspended constitutional term limits. What country is it? Chad Category: Geography of Africa Question 8:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 8 Which east African country was colonized by Germany? A) Swaziland B) Tanzania C) Madagascar D) Mozambique Category: Geography of Africa Question 9:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 9 The Phoenicians founded the city of Carthage in 814 B.C in a country that is now a republic. What is the name of this African country? Tunisia Category: Geography of Africa Question 10:  Category: Geography of Africa Question 10 The Congo River reaches the Atlantic Ocean between which two countries? Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of Congo and Angola Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola Cabinda and Democratic Republic of the Congo WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 5 Great Decisions Category: Great Decisions Question 1:  Category: Great Decisions Question 1 Which of the on-going challenges for the UN is not referred to in the final product of the UN World Summit? Enhancing vocational education for untrained adults International peace and security Human Rights Millennium Development Goals Category: Great Decisions Question 2:  Category: Great Decisions Question 2 Which country is one of the likely new major global players that could transform the geo-political landscape of the 21st century? A) Brazil B) India C) Ukraine D) Saudi Arabia Category: Great Decisions Question 3:  Category: Great Decisions Question 3 Primarily by what method, process or situation are China and India overcoming historic tensions? Tri-lateral negotiations sponsored by the US Recognition of their common problems and need to resist Western cultural influences Pragmatic approach to trade and economic cooperation Common democratic institutions now reflect the will of both peoples for cooperation Category: Great Decisions Question 4:  Category: Great Decisions Question 4 In what year was slavery abolished in Brazil? A) 1900 B) 1753 C) 1888 D) 1864 Category: Great Decisions Question 5:  Category: Great Decisions Question 5 Russian military officers complain that they cannot meet recruitment needs due to what? The general poverty and poor health of Russia’s teens has made them too susceptible to influenza A virulent new strain of TB and rampant alcoholism has had a devastating effect on the military H5N1 virus has had devastating effect on the military The explosive growth of HIV/AIDS among Russia’s teens Category: Great Decisions Question 6:  Category: Great Decisions Question 6 Which of these is not one of the UN’s seven Millennium Goals: Eradicate extreme poverty Reduce child mortality Promote free trade Achieve universal primary education Category: Great Decisions Question 7:  Category: Great Decisions Question 7 The “Young Turks” and Ataturk felt that Turkey needed to join contemporary civilization. Why? It was an attempt to retain and expand the glories of the Ottoman Empire They did not want to be left behind their old adversary, Greece They recognized the end of the Ottoman Empire, their dysfunctional society, and wanted to avoid regressing into a conservative, Islamist state This elitist group could only retain power if they allied with the West and the wealth they stored in Swiss Banks. Category: Great Decisions Question 8:  Category: Great Decisions Question 8 Rendition, a process of relocating terrorists to other countries, was introduced by the US as both new and a unique way to handle prisoners and avoid the Geneva Conventions. A) True B) False Category: Great Decisions Question 9:  Category: Great Decisions Question 9 Which country was not an original member of the UN Security Council? Republic of China France The Peoples Republic of China UK/Northern Ireland Category: Great Decisions Question 10:  Category: Great Decisions Question 10 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s successful 2005 campaign for President was directed at what demographic of Iran’s population? The middle class The radical right, Islamists The religious leaders The poor and unemployed WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 6 Countries Category: Countries Question 1:  Category: Countries Question 1 The country represented by the flag on the right derives its name from which of the following? A) Gold B) Silver C) Copper D) Lead Category: Countries Question 2:  Category: Countries Question 2 Masqat (or Muscat) is the capital of what country? A) Yemen B) Eritrea C) Armenia D) Oman Category: Countries Question 3:  Category: Countries Question 3 The population of Albania is: A) Approx. 5.8 million people B) Approx. 1.2 million people C) Approx. 3.6 million people D) Approx. 4.3 million people Category: Countries Question 4:  Category: Countries Question 4 Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium (producing 80% to 90% of the heroin consumed in Europe), but which country is the 2nd largest producer? Thailand Pakistan Burma (Myanmar) Turkmenistan Category: Countries Question 5:  Category: Countries Question 5 This country and former Soviet satellite is about the size of Maryland and prides itself on it’s international recognition as the first state to formally adopt Christianity (in the early 4th century). What country is it? Azerbaijan Georgia Moldova Armenia Category: Countries Question 6:  Category: Countries Question 6 According to Freedom House, “freedom stagnation” (no increase in countries designated as “free”) has existed for about a decade. A concern now is “pushback”: governments that are pushing back press freedoms and personal liberties. What country listed below has not been criticized for its recent drift back towards authoritarianism and reduced freedoms? Guyana Venezuela Zimbabwe Russia Category: Countries Question 7:  Category: Countries Question 7 Carl XVI Gustaf is the monarch and Fredrik Reinfeldt is the Prime Minister of what country? Denmark Sweden Norway Finland Category: Countries Question 8:  Category: Countries Question 8 Captain Cook took possession of this country, once called New Holland, for Great Britain in 1770. Its rapid growth and stable government has made it a significant member of the developed, western world. Which country is it? Australia Bermuda New Zealand South Africa Category: Countries Question 9:  Category: Countries Question 9 Which one of these countries, since 1945, has gone from European domination; to cold-war battle ground; to communist, centrally-planned state; to the most recent member of the WTO? Philippines Angola Cambodia Viet Nam Category: Countries Question 10:  Category: Countries Question 10 Which country is home to this statue (The Little Mermaid), inspired by a fairy tale written by a native son? Denmark Germany Netherlands Sweden WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 7 Current Events Category: Current Events Question 1:  Category: Current Events Question 1 The Muslim world exploded with anger against the Danes in February 2006 due to what? The Danes joined US forces in Iraq The Danes outlawed Islam and non-assimilation A cartoon depicted Mohammad in a negative light An editorial criticized al-Qaeda’s jihad Category: Current Events Question 2:  Category: Current Events Question 2 The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, based in the UK, was prevented from managing several US ports. Why? They were found to be connected to organized crime US laws do not allow non-US companies to own or manage US ports The company is owned by the Chinese government and US lawmakers felt such ownership would not be in the interest of US security The company is owned by Dubai Arabs and US lawmakers felt such ownership would not be in the interest of US security Category: Current Events Question 3:  Category: Current Events Question 3 Why did French university students join over one million French citizens and take to the streets in March 2006? They were protesting labor law changes that would have allowed employers to fire workers, under the age of 26, without reason They were protesting labor law changes that would have allowed employers to hire non-French managers without being certified by the government They were protesting the US war in Iraq The were protesting a new tax on French wine Category: Current Events Question 4:  Category: Current Events Question 4 A center-left Union coalition won the election by a mere 25,000 votes and it took the highest court to declared this man the new Prime Minister of Italy. Who is Italy’s new Prime Minister? Bettino Craxi Romano Prodi Giorgio Napolitano Silvio Berlusconi Category: Current Events Question 5:  Category: Current Events Question 5 You might say this country got the message after the US invaded Iraq … it didn’t want to be next. It denounced terrorism and gave up its nuclear weapons program. Which country is it? Libya Syria Jordan Lebanon Category: Current Events Question 6:  Category: Current Events Question 6 To the dismay of many in the US, Daniel Ortega, former Marxist president, was elected back into power in November in which country? Honduras Colombia Nicaragua Bolivia Category: Current Events Question 7:  Category: Current Events Question 7 Recent elections in several South and Central American countries have brought to power, or retained in power, nationalist and anti-US politicians. In which country is this not true? Rafael Correa - Ecuador Hugo Chaves – Venezuela Alvaro Uribe Velez – Colombia Evo Morales - Bolivia Category: Current Events Question 8:  Category: Current Events Question 8 One might think of Nepal as a tranquil Himalayan country, but that was not the case in April when pro-democracy protestors marched in the streets of Katmandu. Riot police used canes and tear gas to break up the mobs. What were the people protesting? The communist regime China’s attempt to influence and control Nepalese affairs Nepal’s self-proclaimed “president for life” Nepal’s King and his failure to restore parliament Category: Current Events Question 9:  Category: Current Events Question 9 A terrorist attack in February 2006 destroyed which major Shi’ite shrine in Iraq, further inflaming the violence in that country? The Golden Temple in Amristar The Askariya Shrine in Samarra Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf The Hazrat-e Masumeh Shrine in Qom Category: Current Events Question 10:  Category: Current Events Question 10 In 2006, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Muhammad Yunus. Why? A) As “banker to the poor”, he offered miniscule loans to help the poor work their way out of poverty. B) As the “voice of peace”, he has initiated a grass roots movement to end violence in Palestine. C) As “a true man of God”, he has lead a peaceful movement to end ethnic violence in Sri Lanka. D) As “doctor to the untouchables”, he has traveled among the poorest of India and saved hundreds of lives. WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 8 People in the News Category: People in the News Question 1:  Category: People in the News Question 1 A) What is this man’s name? Robert Gates B) What is his role in Government? Secretary of Defense Category: People in the News Question 2:  Category: People in the News Question 2 Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was the left-wing Mexican presidential candidate who, upon narrowly losing the July 2006 elections, shocked the world in November by doing what ? Claiming to win the election and declaring himself President Destroying ballots to prevent a recount Attempting a military coup Fleeing to Venezuela after being blamed for an assassination attempt Category: People in the News Question 3:  Category: People in the News Question 3 Joe Biden has been in the news for which policy position? His proposal to employ multi-national, UN troops to better secure Afghanistan and allow the US to redeploy elsewhere His proposal to partition Iraq into three ethnic states with a central, Federalist government His standing as one of the few Democrats who supports Bush’s current strategy in Iraq D) He has become increasingly “hawkish” against Mexican immigration Category: People in the News Question 4:  Category: People in the News Question 4 "The bastards got me, but they won't get everybody", were the dying words of this former KGB officer who was poisoned for publicly criticizing Putin and the Kremlin. Who is he? Eduard Kuznetsov Vladimir Bukovsky Vladimir Kozlovsky Alexander Litvinenko Category: People in the News Question 5:  Category: People in the News Question 5 This man, hailing from South Korea, will be the UN’s newest Secretary-General. What is his name? Han Myeong-sook Ban Ki-moon Roh Moo-hyun Yumi Kim-chi Category: People in the News Question 6:  Category: People in the News Question 6 Sudan’s foreign minister is involved in talks to resolve the Darfur conflict, what is his/her name? A) Jebel Marra B) Marie Okabe C) Alpha Oumar Konaré D) Lam Akol Category: People in the News Question 7:  Category: People in the News Question 7 This man is the President of Iraq. What is his name? A) Ahman Chalabi B) Ibrahim al-Jafari C) Jalal Talabani D) Nuri al-Maliki Category: People in the News Question 8:  Category: People in the News Question 8 This man said he would consider normalizing relations with the US. Who is he? Raul Castro Category: People in the News Question 9:  Category: People in the News Question 9 In the September 2006, which man quoted a Byzantine emperor who characterized Islam as a violent religion? Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II President George W. Bush Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld Category: People in the News Question 10:  Category: People in the News Question 10 This player was red-carded in the final match of the FIFA World Cup for a very “hard-headed” move. What is his name? Answer: Zinedine Zidane WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 9 The Space Age Category: The Space Age Question 1:  Category: The Space Age Question 1 What is the National Space Society? A) An independent, educational, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a space-faring civilization B) A non-governmental organization that helps NASA lobby in Washington C) A network of high school science teachers, students and administrators who promote and advance space related science in secondary schools D) A nonprofit organization of donors who support the National Air and Space Museum in Washington Category: The Space Age Question 2:  Category: The Space Age Question 2 All of the following are current NASA missions except: A) Aqua B) CALIPSO C) Deep Impact D) THEMIS Category: The Space Age Question 3:  Category: The Space Age Question 3 NASA’s current Aura Mission is dedicated to what? A) The health of Earth's atmosphere B) Understanding Saturn C) Measuring the Earth's Magnetosphere D) Exploring Comet Temple 1 to determine the origins of life in our Solar System. Category: The Space Age Question 4:  Category: The Space Age Question 4 What U.S. President announced the goal of sending astronauts to the moon in the Apollo mission? A) Richard Nixon B) John F. Kennedy C) Dwight Eisenhower D) Lyndon Johnson Category: The Space Age Question 5:  Category: The Space Age Question 5 Chuck Yeager used the Bell X-1 to be the first man to: Orbit the moon Orbit the Earth Break the sound barrier Fly non-stop around the world Category: The Space Age Question 6:  Category: The Space Age Question 6 Explorer 1 was what? The first manned spacecraft The first US artificial satellite The first Soviet artificial satellite The first robotic device to land on the moon Category: The Space Age Question 7:  Category: The Space Age Question 7 The “AIM” satellite mission is planned to explore the formation of noctilucent clouds. What does “AIM” stand for? A) Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesophere B) Aerodynamics of Icicles in the Mesophere C) Astronomy of Initial Metaphysics D) Astronomy of Ice in the Mesophere Category: The Space Age Question 8:  Category: The Space Age Question 8 NASA became fully operational on the first anniversary of which historic event: A) Launch of Sputnik B) Robert Goddard’s 1st rocket launch C) The start of the Cold War D) John Glenn’s first orbit around Earth Category: The Space Age Question 9:  Category: The Space Age Question 9 Which international agreement was passed by the United Nations in 1979 (but not ratified by any space-faring country) and strictly forbids the private ownership of any part of the Moon or other celestial body. UNISAT – UN International Space Access Treaty UN FOSPAC – Freedom of Outer Space, Planets and Celestial Bodies Treaty The Moon Treaty The Outer Space Treaty Category: The Space Age Question 10:  Category: The Space Age Question 10 NASA’s annual funding amounts to about: $10 billion/year $20 billion/year $40 billion/year $60 billion/year WorldQuest Delaware :  WorldQuest Delaware Round 10 International Humanitarian Relief Organizations Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 1:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 1 In a single day during the Battle of Solferino, about 40,000 soldiers on both sides died or were left wounded on the field. Henry Dunant was shocked by the terrible aftermath of the battle, the suffering of the wounded soldiers, and the near-total lack of medical attendance and basic care. This experience was the inspiration which ultimately founded which organization? The Red Cross Medecins Sans Frontier Medecins du Monde Aide Medicale Internationale Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 2:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 2 CARE works with this particularly vulnerable group to make permanent social change: A) The elderly B) Children C) Women D) Ethnic Minorities Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 3:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 3 Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers – MSF) was founded in the wake of a famine in which country: A) Nigeria – The Biafran War B) Somalia – Feuding War Lords C) Sudan - Darfur Genocide D) Cambodia – The Killing Fields Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 4:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 4 Jakob Kellenberger was elected president of which organization in 2000? International Committee of the Red Cross Medicins Sans Frontiers The Red Crescent CARE Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 5 - Corrected: original eliminated from competition:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 5 - Corrected: original eliminated from competition Which of these organizational leaders testified before House Committee on Government reform in reference to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: A) Jakob Kellenberger -ICRC B) Helene D. Gayle – CARE C) Lincoln C. Chen – Harvard University D) Darin Portnoy - MSF Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 6:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 6 The mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross is primarily based on the protection of rights established under which document(s)? A) UN Resolutions B) Treaties between individual countries C) The Geneva Conventions D) The Treaty of Versailles following “The war to end all wars” Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 7:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 7 The International Committee of the Red Cross is composed of three main bodies, two of which are the International Conference and the Council of Delegates. What is the third? The Board of Overseers The Commission on Health The Internal Audit and Oversight Board The Standing Commission Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 8:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 8 CARE’s primary operational activity is distributing food to the poor and oppressed. True False Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 9:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 9 Doctors Without Borders had been working in this Asian nation for 24 years when, in 2004, the murder of five of their staff members forced MSF to close all of their medical projects in this country. Where did this happen? A) Afghanistan B) Iraq C) Lebanon D) Pakistan Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 10:  Category: International Humanitarian Relief Question 10 Doctors Without Borders (MSF) received the Nobel Peace prize “in recognition of the organization’s pioneering humanitarian work on several continents.” What did MSF do with the money it received? Funded its Neglected Diseases Fund Expanded its field staff of doctors in Afghanistan Funded its MercyCorps program They declined to accept the money based on its principles of volunteerism and avoidance of government influence Category: International Financial Organizations Tie Breaker:  Category: International Financial Organizations Tie Breaker This IFO was conceived by 45 countries at a United Nations conference convened in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in response to the disastrous economic policies that had contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s. A) The BIS B) The World Bank C) The WTO D) The IMF Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Tie Breaker:  Category: Arab-Israeli Conflict Tie Breaker Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip under the direction of which of the following leaders? A) Ehud Olmert B) Ariel Sharon C) Shimon Peres D) Benjamin Netanyahu Category: Geography of Africa Tie Breaker:  Category: Geography of Africa Tie Breaker Which countries have a common border with Burundi? Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda Category: Current Events Tie Breaker:  Category: Current Events Tie Breaker Who was the Hezbollah leader who helped to organize protests in Lebanon with the intention of garnering more power in the fall of 2006? A) Hassan Nasrallah B) Rafik Hariri C) Emil Lahoud D) Fouad Siniora Category: People in the News Tie Breaker:  Category: People in the News Tie Breaker This man is having a difficult time controlling his people. Who is he? He is the President of what? Mahmoud Abbas President of the Palestinian Authority Category: Great Decisions Tie Breaker:  Category: Great Decisions Tie Breaker “Nothing else – no infection, no war, no famine – has ever killed so many in as short a period.” To what epidemic or pandemic does this quote refer? A) Spanish Flu B) H5N1 Outbreak C) Hong Kong Outbreak D) Bird Flu

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