The 2022-2023 WorldQuest International Trivia Competition is set for Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm.  

Participants will play via Kahoot! either in person at UMD's Griggs Center or virtually though Kahoot. 

The deadline for registration is Monday, February 13th. Click this link to register:

Free - there is no charge to play.

Two devices are necessary to play.

There is no limit or minimum number of players required; four people is ideal.

Teams are encouraged but not required to have student members.

Prizes for placing teams and door prizes awarded!!


The 2021-2022 competition was held virtually on Thursday, February 14, 2022. 

Twenty-one teams with varied numbers of team members competed against one another on subjects with an international flavor: flags and capitals; geographical features and international borders; people and events in the news, and the 2022 Winter Olympics. Teams consisted students, staff, and faculty from UMD, University of Wisconsin Superior, and the College of St. Scholastica, as well as community members. Winning teams were awarded with a modest donation to a charity or nonprofit organization of their choice. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the winning teams:   
First Place - TEAM CEASE! (Community members) (Playing for Citizens’ Climate Lobby)

Second Place CHARLES TRAMP’S BONGA BONANZA (UMD Students) (Playing for St. Jude’s Children Hospital)
Third Place - COMM-RADES (University of Wisconsin Superior Faculty and Students) (Playing for Doctors Without Borders)
Door Prizes were awarded to individual players. The Alworth Institute would like to thank the following donors for their door prize donations to WorldQuest 2022, most of which are multi-year donors:

Anchor Bar

Barker’s Island Inn

Defy Duluth

Fitger’s Inn

Great Lakes Aquarium

Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen

Gronk’s Grill and Bar

Holy Cow! Press

India Palace

Love Creamery

New Scenic Café

Outback Steakhouse

Pickwick Restaurant & Pub

Pizza Luce

Superior Public Museums

Texas Roadhouse

Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse

UMD Biology Department – Greenhouse

UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Development Office

UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Theatre Department

UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Music

UMD Department of History, Political Science, and International Studies

UMD International Programs and Services

UMD Land Lab

UMD Stores

UMD Dr. Cynthia Rugeley

Va Bene Caffé

VIP Pizza

Vitta Pizza

Zero Hour Escape Rooms


The Alworth Institute offers its WorldQuest competition in collaboration with Global Minnesota which connects individuals, organizations, and communities to the world through a unique lineup of programs that take relevant and timely information on international issues, foreign policy, and cultural topics, and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss.