Academic WorldQuest

Test your students’ global IQ at our annual international knowledge competition for high school students.

2021 Competition Details

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: This year’s competition will be VIRTUAL! Details coming soon.
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM CDT

Registration coming soon!

This free event challenges teams of four to combine wits and correctly answer multiple-choice questions on global topics. The winning team and their coach win an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • Each high school (9-12 grade students) can register up to 3 teams of 4 students.
  • FREE to compete
  • Prizes, including team spirit award

Study Guide and Resources

Coming soon!


All questions for this year’s competition will be drawn from sources in the official Academic WorldQuest Study Guide, with the exception of current events.

  • Global Protests
  • Shifting Sands: The Arab Spring 10 Years On
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • The U.S. Foreign Service in the 21st Century
  • Great Decisions
  • Country in Focus: Uzbekistan
  • Exploring Peace in a World of Conflict
  • Fraying Alliances
  • Looking to a Post-Pandemic Economy
  • Current Events

Past Competition Photos


Contact Sylvia Oxenham, K-12 Education Manager

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