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WorldQuest International Trivia Night 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Thursday, October 29, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

What is WorldQuest?
WorldQuest is an exciting game of international trivia, played in teams of 2 or more, with three rounds of questions. Answers are submitted by teams, not individuals. It’s a great way to test your knowledge of international issues. Anyone can participate in WorldQuest. Teams can be formed by businesses, schools, clubs, or groups of friends. If you want to play but don’t have a team, we will find one for you.

How is WorldQuest played?
The game is played in three rounds of 8 questions. Your team has 30 seconds to answer each question. Each round the questions will be read and then each team will be sent to their breakout team to deliberate and submit their answers. Answer sheets are submitted at the end of each round. The trophy goes to the team with the highest number of points at the end of three rounds. In the event of a tie, a sudden death question will be played.

What kind of questions will be asked?
The questions will be timely and relevant, covering topics such as international politics, current events, economics, geography, and culture. Questions will cover all parts of the globe, so teams with a geographic balance of expertise will have an advantage.

Anything else I should know?
Creativity will be rewarded! Come up with a funny team name and/or come in costume with your teammates! Medals will be awarded to the Best Dressed Team and Best Team Name

BenJackson WEB

About Magician Ben Jackson

Winner of the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Houston-native Ben Jackson brings a fresh and creative approach to making any event unforgettable. He has appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show performing alongside David Copperfield, at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and as America’s “magician in disguise” on Candid Camera. Flashy props and leather pants have been replaced with a quick wit and digital dexterity. Ben’s performances have garnered international recognition amongst his peers and repeat performances from business moguls, socialites, and discerning clientele around the country. Ben is also the co-creator of Houston’s longest running one-man magic show, Magic, Music, & Mayhem, which is currently ranked as the #1 show in Houston on TripAdvisor. Public performances occur every month inside the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Houston.
Learn more about Ben, herehttps://www.benjacksonmagic.com
Watch Ben in Action, here: https://youtu.be/AWgnNQqmB5I

World Quest Instructions

General Rules and Guidance

· Any team found with an atlas, dictionary, almanac, or any other unacceptable means of assistance will be immediately disqualified from the proceedings.

· If you wish to challenge an answer, please approach the Court of Last Resort via Zoom Chat at the end of the round being played.
· If you are not certain, guess; an empty number is the same as a wrong answer!
· Lastly, anyone not having a good time or taking the proceedings too seriously may be disqualified at the discretion of the judges.

Organization of Team

1. All points are awarded to the teams, not individual players.
2. The team with the most total points at the end of Round 3 wins the first-place medal.
3. In the event of a tie, the Sudden Death question may be played.

Playing and Scoring

· There is a total of three (3) rounds with eight (8) questions each.

Quiz Rounds

1. The questions will be projected onto the screen and read by the emcee.
2. Each team will be sent into breakout session to and answer the questions as a group. The team captain is responsible for submitting the questions for each round.
3. The rounds are timed; you have 30 second to answer each question. In breakout group.
4. Timing begins immediately when you go into your breakout group. The Triviahub platform will give you a countdown clock and once time has expired you will automatically be added back into the main group to proceed to the next round.
5. Each question is worth one point.
6. For your answer (A, B, C, D) please type the correct letter.
7. You may change your answer as many times, up until the emcee says the round is over. After that, the answer cannot be changed.
8. Team captains need to submit the answers at the end of each round.

Tie-Breaker: Sudden Death Lightning Round

· Teams that are tied for first (1st) place at the end of the third round will play a tie breaker (Sudden Death Question).

Note: Teams that are tied for second (2nd) and third (3rd ) place will receive identical ribbons and acknowledgement—multiple teams may win second and third place.
· For Sudden Death: One question will be read and answered by the teams that are tied. Team captains will give their answer to the scorer who will hold up their chosen answer. The team that answers the fastest with the correct time will be chosen as the winner.