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1 Presented By: The David Winton Bell Foundation

2 Teams! The Blake School Chanhassen High School Chaska High School Eden Prairie High School Highland Park High School Mounds View High School St. Louis Park High School St. Paul Academy St. Paul Central High School St. Thomas Academy

3 Round 1 Geography R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

4 1. What is the capitol of North Korea? A.Ho Chi Minh City B.Phnom Penh C.Seoul D.Pyongyang R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

5 2. Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria all border what body of water? A.The Mediterranean Sea B.The Black Sea C.The Caspian Sea D.Baltic Sea R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

6 3. According to National Geographic, which of the following has the largest Muslim population in the world? A.Egypt B.Indonesia C.India D.Iran R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

7 4. According to National Geographic’s Faith and Conflict in the Middle East Map, which Middle Eastern country, formally divided between a traditional north and a Marxist south, united in 1990? A.Yemen B.Iraq C.Syria D.Lebanon R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

8 Round 2 Current Events R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

9 1. In September 2012, which African country agreed to host a regional military deployment aimed at dislodging radical Islamists that gained control of its northern territory in April, 2012? A.Sudan B.Somalia C.Mali D.Nigeria R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

10 2. The new President of Egypt was sworn in June 30, 2012 as Egypt’s first freely elected president. What is his name? A.Ayman Nour B.Mohamed Morsi C.Mohamed Hussain Tantawi D.Omar Suleiman R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

11 3. On August 27 th, Colombian President Juan Manual Santos announced the government was laying the groundwork for talks with leaders of the country’s largest rebel movement for the first time in over a decade? What is the name of this movement? A.Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) B.National Liberation Army (ELN) C.Popular Liberation Army D.National Separatist Movement R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

12 4. European Union has approved which country’s accession into the European Union by mid-2013? A.Croatia B.Albania C.Iceland D.Bulgaria R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

13 Round 3 Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 th Anniversary R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

14 1. When did the Cuban Missile Crisis take place? A.December 1962 B.October 1962 C.November 1963 D.March 1965 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

15 2. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) entered into force in February How long will the New START Treaty remain in force (unless it is superseded earlier by a subsequent agreement on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms)? A.5 years B.10 years C.20 years D.30 years R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

16 3. According to The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Issue Brief, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was signed by 182 countries, but cannot enter into force until the remaining 44 states with significant military or civilian nuclear capacity ratify it. Which state(s) has/have not signed the CTBT? A.China B.Israel C.United States D.All of the above R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

17 4. According to the Council on Foreign Relations issue brief, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, what state abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003? A.Iraq B.Libya C.Pakistan D.India R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

18 Round 4 U.S. Education: Competing Globally R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

19 1. According to Charles Kolb’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, from 1990 to 2009, the cost of college tuition and fees in the U.S. increased by approximately what percent? A. 49.7% B. 74.7% C % D % R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

20 2. According to the Framework for 21 st Century Learning, “Learning and Innovation Skills” are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21 st century from those who are not. Which is an example of a Learning and Innovation Skill based on the report’s definition? A.Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy B.Communication and Collaboration C.Information Literacy D.Social and Cross-Cultural Skills R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

21 3. According to the White House’s Everything You Need to Know: Waivers, Flexibility, and Reforming No Child Left Behind, what was cited as a factor other than test scores that should be used to assess a child’s performance? A.Parent feedback B.Peer review C.Principal observation D.All of the above R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

22 4. According to Lessons from PISA for the United States, among OECD countries, U.S. 15-year-olds perform below average in which of the following subjects? A.Science B.Math C.Reading D.All of the above R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

23 Round 5 Canada Note: Compiled by the Office of the Consulate General Canada R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

24 1. Canada has hosted the Olympics three times -- Montreal held the Summer Games in 1976, and Vancouver/Whistler had the Winter Games in But what was the location of the Winter Games of 1988, site of US gold medals for Brian Boitano and Bonnie Blair ? A.Edmonton, Alberta B.Calgary, Alberta C.Toronto, Ontario D.Quebec City, Quebec R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

25 2. In the second half of the 1600s, the French territory of New France, in present-day Canada, was the base from which the first Europeans to visit today's Minnesota set out -- giving us names such as Hennepin, De La Salle, and Du Luth. New France was also home to a seminary founded by Bishop Laval in 1663, which eventually developed into Laval University, the fourth-oldest educational institution in North America. Where is Laval located ? A.Ottawa, Ontario B.Montreal, Quebec C.Quebec City, Quebec D.Saint John, New Brunswick R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

26 3. Lester B. Pearson International Airport is named for the Canadian Prime Minister who in his previous career as a diplomat won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping create the idea of the first United Nations peacekeeping force, during the 1956 Suez Crisis in Egypt. What city, in which Pearson was born, does this airport serve ? A.Regina, Saskatchewan B.Winnipeg, Manitoba C.Toronto, Ontario D.Halifax, Nova Scotia R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

27 4. Ten years before the famed British director Tyrone Guthrie founded the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, he launched in 1953 a Shakespeare festival in Canada that is now North America's largest classical repertory theater. Where is it located? (Hint: it's also Justin Bieber's hometown.) A.Lethbridge, Alberta B.Stratford, Ontario C.Moncton, New Brunswick D.Corner Brook, Newfoundland R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

28 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

29 Round 1 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

30 1. What is the capitol of North Korea? D. Pyongyang Source: CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/librar y/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/kn.html R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

31 2. Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Bulgaria all border what body of water? B. The Black Sea Source: atlas/infopage/blacksea.htm R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

32 3. According to National Geographic, which of the following has the largest Muslim population in the world? B. Indonesia Source: National Geographic Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Test: Final Report, pg. 6 phic.com/roper2006/pdf/FI NALReport2006GeogLitsu rvey.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

33 4. According to National Geographic’s Faith and Conflict in the Middle East Map, which Middle Eastern country, formally divided between a traditional north and a Marxist south, united in 1990? A.Yemen Source: National Geographic, Middle East Crossroads of Faith and Conflict Map lgeographic.com/m aps/print- collection/middle- east-faith- conflict.html R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

34 Round 2 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

35 1. In September 2012, which African country agreed to host a regional military deployment aimed at dislodging radical Islamists that gained control of its northern territory in April, 2012? C. Mali Source: BBC, “Mali agrees to host anti-Islamist Ecowas force.” s/world-africa R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

36 2. The new President of Egypt was sworn in June 30, 2012 as Egypt’s first freely elected president. What is his name? B. Mohamed Morsi Source: Los Angeles Times, “Mohamed Morsi sworn in as Egypt's first Islamist president” 2012/jun/30/world/la-fg- egypt-morsi R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

37 3. On August 27 th, Colombian President Juan Manual Santos announced the government was laying the groundwork for talks with leaders of the country’s largest rebel movement for the first time in over a decade? What is the name of this movement? A.Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Source: BBC, “Colombia agrees to hold peace talks with Farc rebels” s/world-latin-america R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

38 4. European Union has approved which country’s accession into the European Union by mid-2013? A.Croatia Source: BBC News, “EU enlargement: The next eight” R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

39 Round 3 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

40 1. When did the Cuban Missile Crisis take place? B. October 1962 Source: US Department of State, Read the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) (page 16) ments/organization/ pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

41 2. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) entered into force in February How long will the New START Treaty remain in force (unless it is superseded earlier by a subsequent agreement on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms)? B. 10 years Source: Council on Foreign Relations, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Issue Brief ation/global-nuclear- nonproliferation- regime/p18984 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

42 3. According to The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Issue Brief, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was signed by 182 countries, but cannot enter into force until the remaining 44 states with significant military or civilian nuclear capacity ratify it. Which state(s) has/have not signed the CTBT? D. All of the above Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, World On The Brink org/cmc/oct26/ R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

43 4. According to the Council on Foreign Relations issue brief, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, what state abandoned its nuclear weapons program in 2003? B. Libya Source: The Council on Foreign Relations, The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime ation/global-nuclear- nonproliferation- regime/p18984#p2 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

44 Round 4 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

45 1. According to Charles Kolb’s testimony to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, from 1990 to 2009, the cost of college tuition and fees in the U.S. increased by approximately what percent? D % Source: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, The Key to America’s Global Competitiveness: A Quality Education v/imo/media/doc/Kolb.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

46 2. According to the Framework for 21 st Century Learning, “Learning and Innovation Skills” are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21 st century from those who are not. Which is an example of a Learning and Innovation Skill based on the report’s definition? B. Communication and Collaboration Source: Partnership for 21 st Century Skills, Framework for 21 st Century Learning e/documents/1.__p21_fram ework_2-pager.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

47 3. According to the White House’s Everything You Need to Know: Waivers, Flexibility, and Reforming No Child Left Behind, what was cited as a factor other than test scores that should be used to assess a child’s performance? D. All of the above Source: White House, Everything You Need to Know: Waivers, Flexibility, and Reforming No Child Left Behind v/blog/2012/02/09/everythi ng-you-need-know- waivers-flexibility-and- reforming-no-child-left- behind R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

48 4. According to Lessons from PISA for the United States, among OECD countries, U.S. 15-year-olds perform below average in which of the following subjects? B. Math Source: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Testimony of Jenn Mann on The Key to America’s Global Competitiveness: A Quality Education v/imo/media/doc/Mann3.p df R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

49 Round 5 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 th Anniversary R9 – Geography R10 – Current Events R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

50 1. Canada has hosted the Olympics three times -- Montreal held the Summer Games in 1976, and Vancouver/Whistler had the Winter Games in But what was the location of the Winter Games of 1988, site of US gold medals for Brian Boitano and Bonnie Blair ? B. Calgary, Alberta R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

51 2. In the second half of the 1600s, the French territory of New France, in present-day Canada, was the base from which the first Europeans to visit today's Minnesota set out -- giving us names such as Hennepin, De La Salle, and Du Luth. New France was also home to a seminary founded by Bishop Laval in 1663, which eventually developed into Laval University, the fourth-oldest educational institution in North America. Where is Laval located ? C. Quebec City, Quebec R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

52 3. Lester B. Pearson International Airport is named for the Canadian Prime Minister who in his previous career as a diplomat won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping create the idea of the first United Nations peacekeeping force, during the 1956 Suez Crisis in Egypt. What city, in which Pearson was born, does this airport serve ? C. Toronto, Ontario _B._Pearson R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

53 4. Ten years before the famed British director Tyrone Guthrie founded the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, he launched in 1953 a Shakespeare festival in Canada that is now North America's largest classical repertory theater. Where is it located? (Hint: it's also Justin Bieber's hometown.) B. Stratford, Ontario R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

54 Results R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

55 Round 6 The Middle East R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

56 1. According to Augustus Richard Norton, in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions article entitled, Promoting Democracy: Foreign Policy Imperative?, the Arab League requested a no-fly zone over which country as it experienced its uprising? A.Libya B.Syria C.Egypt D.Tunisia R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

57 2. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Underlying Causes of Stability and Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: An Analytic Survey, which Gulf country has the highest percentage of its labor force filled by foreign nationals? A.Iran B.United Arab Emirates C.Turkey D.Saudi Arabia R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

58 3. According to Senator John Kerry’s Opening Statement at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations briefing in March 2012, what step was taken by the European Union in coordination with the broad sanctions imposed on Iran due to its nuclear program? A.The EU placed a temporary hold on all trade with Iran B.The EU pledged to end all existing oil contracts with Iran in July 2012 C.The EU pledged to end all existing oil contracts with Iran by January 2013 D.The EU threatened to join international efforts to use military force to hinder Iran’s nuclear efforts R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

59 4. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Underlying Causes of Stability and Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: An Analytic Survey, which state in the MENA region has the largest percentage of its population under the age of 25 at 66.4%? A.Qatar B.Kuwait C.Yemen D.Iran R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

60 Round 7 U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

61 1. One of the targets of the “UN Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability” is to halve the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. By when should this goal be achieved? A.2015 B.2020 C.2025 D.2030 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

62 2. According to the UN Millennium Development Goals 2012 report, which of the following regions emitted the largest amount of carbon dioxide between 1990 and 2009? A.Eastern Asia B.South Eastern Asia C.Northern Africa D.Sub-Saharan Africa R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

63 3. Which region of the world has already met or is expected to meet by 2015 all three Goal 7 targets: “Halve the proportion of population without improved drinking water”, “Halve the proportion of population without sanitation”, and “Improve the lives of slum-dwellers”? A.Central Asia B.South-Eastern Asia C.Northern Africa D.Latin America and the Caribbean R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

64 4. The Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, developed with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, allowed for the development of what? A.A durable and waterless toilet B.A toilet that uses one-third of the amount of water used in traditional toilets C.Recommendations for more efficient sewage systems in developing countries D.An infrastructure-focused plan for increasing toilet accessibility in rural areas R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

65 Round 8 U.S. Energy Policy R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

66 1. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, in 2011, what percent of American crude oil and petroleum product net imports came from the Persian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates combined? A.22% B.39% C.56% D.73% R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

67 2. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts report, Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race, in 2011, US overall investments in clean energy grew by 42% to $48.1 billion. Which sector received a world-leading $30 billion worth of investments during this period? A.Wind B.Biofuels C.Geothermal D.Solar R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

68 3. According to President Obama’s Energy Agenda, while the U.S. has 2% of the world’s oil reserves, it consumes what percent of the world’s oil? A.10% B.20% C.45% D.65% R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

69 4. According to Ambassador Richard Jones’ testimony at the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in January 2012, by what percentage is nuclear energy production expected to rise by through 2035? A.20% B.35% C.50% D.70% R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

70 Round 9 Afghanistan / Pakistan R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

71 1. According to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, which International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ally announced in January 2012 an accelerated timeline for the withdrawal of all of its 3600 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2013, a year in advance of the previously agreed upon timeline? A.Australia B.Great Britain C.France D.Switzerland R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

72 2. What event in February 2012 led to protests across Afghanistan, as discussed in General John Allen’s statements before the House Armed Services Committee? A.American troops mishandling religious texts, including the Quran B.The exclusion of the Taliban at the Bonn Conference at the behest of the U.S. C.U.S. reluctance to transfer control of the Parwan prison to Afghanistan D.American officials taking part in secret peace talks with the Taliban R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

73 3. The Chicago Summit Declaration on May 20, 2012 underscored the importance of NATO’s shared understanding with the government of Afghanistan, regarding the full participation of what group in the reconstruction, political, peace and reconciliation processes in Afghanistan? A.Pashtuns B.Women C.Tribal leaders D.All of the above R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

74 4. According to the Brookings Institution’s Afghanistan Index, which ethnic group had the largest representation in Afghanistan’s main legislative body in both 2005 and 2010? A.Arabs B.Pashtuns C.Tajiks D.Uzbeks R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

75 Round 10 China R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

76 1. Who is the President of Taiwan and which political party does he belong? A.Hu Jintao of the Communist Party of China B.Lee Teng-hui of the Taiwan Solidarity Union C.Ma Ying-Jeou of the Kuomintang Party D.Chen Guangcheng of the China Democratic League R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

77 2. According to the Congressional Research Service report, Understanding China’s Political System, what is the name of Chinese Communist Party’s most powerful policy and decision-making entity? A.The Central Military Commission B.The Party Congress C.The Politburo Standing Committee D.The Central Committee R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

78 3. According to China 2030 – Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society, who is described as the “architect” of China’s reforms and played an important role in building consensus for a fundamental shift in the country’s economic strategy? A.Deng Xiaoping B.Hu Jintao C.Mao Zedong D.Chen Guangcheng R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

79 4. According to China 2030 – Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society, when is China’s labor force expected to start shrinking? A.2015 B.2020 C.2030 D.2050 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

80 Round 11 U.S. Economic Report R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

81 1. According to the Council on Foreign Relations backgrounder, U.S. Corporate Tax Reform, what was the largest source of federal revenue for the fiscal year 2010? A.Corporate Income Taxes B.Payroll Taxes C.Property Taxes D.Individual Income Taxes R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

82 2. According to Ben Benanke’s June 2012 testimony before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, which of the following is a key reason why the housing market has been so slow to recover? A.Many prospective homebuyers cannot obtain mortgages as lending standards have tightened B.Mortgage rates are at historically high levels and prospective homebuyers cannot afford them C.The construction of new homes continues to increase despite a large stock of vacant homes D.All of the above R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

83 3. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Global Competitiveness Report , which Asian country is ranked second in the Global Competitiveness Index rankings, maintaining a lead among Asian economies? A.Japan B.China C.Singapore D.Mongolia R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

84 4. According to the United Nations’ World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012, what is the biggest threat facing global growth during the report’s outlook period? A.A slow in the growth of BRICs nations such as China and Brazil B.Rising unemployment levels across the globe C.African countries defaulting on IMF and World Bank loans D.The Euro area crisis R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

85 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

86 Round 6 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

87 1. According to Augustus Richard Norton, in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions article entitled, Promoting Democracy: Foreign Policy Imperative?, the Arab League requested a no-fly zone over which country as it experienced its uprising? A.Libya Source: Great Decisions, Promoting Democracy: Foreign Policy Imperative by Augustus Richard Norton, Pg. 13 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

88 2. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Underlying Causes of Stability and Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: An Analytic Survey, which Gulf country has the highest percentage of its labor force filled by foreign nationals? B. United Arab Emirates Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Underlying Causes of Stability and Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: An Analytic Survey ion/120514_MENA_Stabilit y.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

89 3. According to Senator John Kerry’s Opening Statement at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations briefing in March 2012, what step was taken by the European Union in coordination with the broad sanctions imposed on Iran due to its nuclear program? C. The EU pledged to end all existing oil contracts with Iran by January 2013 Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, High Stakes and Hard Choices: U.S. Policy on Iran John Kerry’s Opening Statements, video 20:00-22:00 minutes and-hard-choices_us-policy-on-iran R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

90 4. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Underlying Causes of Stability and Unrest the Middle East: Competing Globally and North Africa: An Analytic Survey, which state in the MENA region has the largest percentage of its population under the age of 25 at 66.4%? C. Yemen Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Underlying Causes of Stability and Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: An Analytic Survey ion/120514_MENA_Stabilit y.pdf ion/120514_MENA_Stabilit y.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

91 Round 7 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

92 1. One of the targets of the “UN Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability” is to halve the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. By when should this goal be achieved? A.2015 Source: United Nations Website, Millennium Goal 7 Targets iumgoals/environ.shtml R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

93 2. According to the UN Millennium Development Goals 2012 report, which of the following regions emitted the largest amount of carbon dioxide between 1990 and 2009? A.Eastern Asia Source: The UN Millennium Development Goals, 2012 report (see graph p.47) iumgoals/pdf/MDG%20Re port% pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

94 3. Which region of the world has already met or is expected to meet by 2015 all three Goal 7 targets: “Halve the proportion of population without improved drinking water”, “Halve the proportion of population without sanitation”, and “Improve the lives of slum-dwellers”? B. South-Eastern Asia Source: Millennium Development Goals: 2012 Progress Chart (green donotes Target already met or expected to be met by 2015.) dg/Resources/Static/Produc ts/Progress2012/Progress_E.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

95 4. The Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, developed with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, allowed for the development of what? A.A durable and waterless toilet Source: Bill and Melinda gets foundation, “Water Sanitation and Hygiene” Strategy Overview n.org/watersanitationhygie ne/Documents/wsh- strategy-overview.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

96 Round 8 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

97 1. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, in 2011, what percent of American crude oil and petroleum product net imports came from the Persian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates combined? A.22% Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Oil: Crude and Petroleum Products explained/index.cfm?page= oil_imports R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

98 2. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts report, Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race, in 2011, US overall investments in clean energy grew by 42% to $48.1 billion. Which sector received a world-leading $30 billion worth of investments during this period? D. Solar Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts, Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? Pg. 4 uploadedFiles/wwwpewtr ustsorg/Reports/Clean_Ene rgy/Clean%20Energy%20R ace%20Report% pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

99 3. According to President Obama’s Energy Agenda, while the U.S. has 2% of the world’s oil reserves, it consumes what percent of the world’s oil? C. 20% Source: “President Obama’s Speech at the University of Miami” in The Obama Energy Agenda v/energy/gasprices R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

100 4. According to Ambassador Richard Jones’ testimony at the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in January 2012, by what percentage is nuclear energy production expected to rise by through 2035? D. 70% Source: Ambassador Richard H. Jones’ testimony at the “Full Committee Hearing: To receive testimony on the U.S. and global energy outlook for 2012” ov/public/index.cfm/files/s erve?File_id=b31e1ad9- 73eb-4bb8-acd3- 354b5e3ed9b7 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

101 Round 9 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

102 1. According to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan, which International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ally announced in January 2012 an accelerated timeline for the withdrawal of all of its 3600 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2013, a year in advance of the previously agreed upon timeline? C. France From – U.S. Department of Defense, Report on Progress toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan (page 11) Report_Final_SecDef_04_27_12.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

103 2. What event in February 2012 led to protests across Afghanistan, as discussed in General John Allen’s statements before the House Armed Services Committee? A.American troops mishandling religious texts, including the Quran From – Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions, Exit from Afghanistan & Pakistan: right place, right time? (Page 68) R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

104 3. The Chicago Summit Declaration on May 20, 2012 underscored the importance of NATO’s shared understanding with the government of Afghanistan, regarding the full participation of what group in the reconstruction, political, peace and reconciliation processes in Afghanistan? B.Women From – North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Chicago Summit Declaration (point #9) official_texts_87593.htm?mode=pre ssrelease R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

105 4. According to the Brookings Institution’s Afghanistan Index, which ethnic group had the largest representation in Afghanistan’s main legislative body in both 2005 and 2010? B.Pashtuns From – Brookings Institution, Afghanistan Index, pdf (Page 18 Figure 2.2) u/~/media/Programs/for eign%20policy/afghanis tan%20index/index R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

106 Round 10 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

107 1. Who is the President of Taiwan and which political party does he belong? C.Ma Ying-Jeou of the Kuomintang Party From – U.S. Department of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of Chine _CMPR_Final.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

108 2. According to the Congressional Research Service report, Understanding China’s Political System, what is the name of Chinese Communist Party’s most powerful policy and decision-making entity? C.The Politburo Standing Committee From-Congressional Research Service, Understanding China’s Political System, R41007.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

109 3. According to China 2030 – Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society, who is described as the “architect” of China’s reforms and played an important role in building consensus for a fundamental shift in the country’s economic strategy? A.Deng Xiaoping From – China 2030 – Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society, p.15 wds.worldbank.org/external/defaul t/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2 012/02/28/ _ /Rendered/PDF/671790WP0 P127500China020300complete.pd f R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

110 4. According to China 2030 – Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society, when is China’s labor force expected to start shrinking? A.2015 From – China 2030 – Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society, Chapter 2, p.8, p. 16 wds.worldbank.org/external/de fault/WDSContentServer/WD SP/IB/2012/02/28/ _ /Rendered/P DF/671790WP0P127500China complete.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

111 Round 11 Answers R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

112 1. According to the Council on Foreign Relations backgrounder, U.S. Corporate Tax Reform, what was the largest source of federal revenue for the fiscal year 2010? D. Individual Income Taxes Source: U.S Corporate Tax Reform, Council on Foreign Relations, April 5 th states/us-corporate-tax- reform/p27860 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

113 2. According to Ben Benanke’s June 2012 testimony before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, which of the following is a key reason why the housing market has been so slow to recover? A.Many prospective homebuyers cannot obtain mortgages as lending standards have tightened Source: The Federal Reserve, Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee gov/newsevents/testimony/ bernanke a.htm gov/newsevents/testimony/ bernanke a.htm R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

114 3. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Global Competitiveness Report , which Asian country is ranked second in the Global Competitiveness Index rankings, maintaining a lead among Asian economies? C. Singapore Source: The Global Competitiveness Report , the World Economic Forum, pg. 11 docs/WEF_GCR_Report_ pdf docs/WEF_GCR_Report_ pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

115 4. According to the United Nations’ World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012, what is the biggest threat facing global growth during the report’s outlook period? D. The Euro area crisis Source: United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects lopment/desa/policy/wesp/ wesp_archive/2012wespup date.pdf R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

116 Results R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

117 Tiebreaker #1 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

118 How many seat are there in the Canadian House of Commons? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

119 Answer 308 seats Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/ca.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/ca.html R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

120 Tiebreaker #2 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

121 Mount Logan is the tallest mountain in Canada. What is its elevation point above Sea Level in feet? R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

122 Answer 5,959 feet Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/ca.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/ca.html R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

123 Tiebreaker #3 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties

124 R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties Identify the 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories.

125 Answer R1 – Geography R2 – Current Events R3 – Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary R4 – U.S. Education: Competing Globally R5 – Canada Answers & Results R6 – The Middle East R7 – U.N. Millennium Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability R8 – U.S. Energy Policy R9 – Afghanistan / Pakistan R10 – China R11 – U.S. Economic Report Answers, Results, & Ties 1. Yukon 2. Northwest Territories 3. Nunavut 4. British Columbia 5. Alberta 6. Saskatchewan 7. Manitoba 8. Ontario 9. Quebec 10. Newfoundland & Labrador 11. New Brunswick 12. Nova Scotia 13. Prince Edward Island

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