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Academic WorldQuest 2023

2023 Topics:

1 - Securing the Future of the World's Wildlife

2 - The Arctic Council: Frozen Cooperation

3 - Atrocity Prevention and Accountability

4 - Combating Global Food Insecurity

5 - Economic Sanctions - A Double-Edged Sword

6 - NH and the World

7 - Country in Focus: Ethiopia

8 - The Future of Supply Chains

9 - Battle of the Century: Autocracy vs. Democracy

10 - Current Events

Competition details:

Who: NH high school students interested in world affairs

What: A trivia-style team competition testing knowledge on global issues 

When: Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 10am - 2pm

Where: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Why:  Learn, feel challenged, have fun!

2023 Study Guide

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2023 Practice Questions

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Program Schedule

10:00 AM - Open Remarks

10:15 AM - Competition Starts

12:00 PM - Lunch/ Speaker

1:00 PM - Competition Resumes

2:30 PM - Event Ends

Competition format this year:

Teams will compete in a ten round academic challenge to decide the winner. Each round will consist of ten questions, focused on a global topic based on the study guide provided by the World Affairs Councils of America. The team that answers the most number of questions correctly will win the competition and have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to compete in the national program. 

In the case of a tie for first place, a head to head tie breaker question will be presented to the teams. This question will focus on a global issue and the team closest to the correct answer will be deemed the winner. For example, a question may be "What is the exact population of China as of January 2020?" In the event of a tie, another question will be asked, until one team is deemed the winner.


1st place:

Teacher Prizes:

  • Teacher of 1st place team wins $1,000 Award
  • Teacher of 2nd place team wins $500 Award
  • Teacher of 3rd place team wins $250 Award
  • Each Teacher who brings a team to the competition will receive a $250 stipend.

  Thank you 2023 Sponsors:


The John Bickford Foundation

Photos from 2022 NH Academic WorldQuest at Southern NH University

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Also, watch this video from the Alaska World Affairs Council to get a visual idea of what

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