The Alworth Institute's WorldQuest competition will be held again in the spring semester of 2022 if COVID-19 protocols allow for an in-person event. Check back for updates. 

WorldQuest November 2019

The Alworth Institute hosted its 12th WorldQuest International Trivia contest on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom. WorldQuest is an educational quiz game that is played in teams of eight. Teams compete against one another on subjects with an international flavor: flags and capitals; geographical features and international borders; people and events in the news. The featured country was Italy and questions about that country received two points as opposed to one for all other questions. The game was played over the course of the evening and included dinner, snacks, and a slew of door prizes. First, second and third place teams, as well as the teams with the Best Team Spirit and Best Costumes were awarded special prizes. Twenty-three teams competed with members drawn from UMD students, staff and faculty, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and the College of St. Scholastica, the UMD University for Seniors, the UMD Honors Program, and a number of community members.  This annual event brings out the competitive nature of the participants, and it is simply a lot of fun!  Check back May 2019 for information on next year's competition.  

CONGRATULATIONS to the winning teams whose members spanned generations:   
First Place - MMBC & Associates sponsored by the UMD Department of Social Work, Dr. Denny Falk as Captain.
Second Place - University Honors (Team B) - Sponsored by the UMD University Honors Program, UMD Student Stine Myrah as Captain
Third Place - Antonio Gramsci - Sponsored by the UWS Political Science Program, Dr. Khalil Dokhanchi as Captain
First Place (All student team) - 46 Degrees North, 92 Degrees West - Duluth Middle and High School Students, Colin Willemsen as Captain 
Team Spirit - Gerry and the Atrics - Sponsored by the UMD's University for Seniors, Gerry Small as Captain 
Best Costume - Donne Forti - Sponsored by the UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures, Dr. Milagros Gomez as Captain


The Alworth Institute would like to thank the following financial and prize donors for their door prize donations to WorldQuest 2019 (*multi-year donors):

AFSCME Local 3801*

Anchor Bar*

At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café*

Barker’s Island Inn*

Black Woods Restaurant Group*

Buffalo Wild Wings*

Erbert & Gerbert’s - Arrowhead Road*

Fitger’s Inn*


Grandma’s Restaurants*

Great Lakes Aquarium*

Great Lakes Candy Kitchen

Gronk’s Bar and Grill*

Holiday Station Stores*

Holy Cow Press*

India Palace*

KUMD 103.3 FM*

La Peinado*

Love Creamery

McDonald’s – London Road*

New Scenic Café*

Outback Steakhouse*

Perk Place Coffee House & Bakery

Pickwick Restaurant*

Pizza Luce*

Planet 3 Extreme Airpark

Dr. Cindy Rugeley, UMD

Texas Roadhouse*

Toasty’s Sandwich Shop*

UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences*

UMD Geography Department*

UMD Greenhouse*

UMD International Studies Program*

UMD International Programs & Services

UMD Land Lab*

UMD Office of Development

UMD Department of Political Science*

UMD School of Fine Arts*

UMD Stores*

Uncle Loui’s Café*

UWS International Peace Studies Association 

UWS Jacket Book & Supply*

Va Bene Caffe

Valentini's Vicino Lago*

VIP Pizza – Superior

Vitta Pizza

Zero Hour Escape Room*