October TNWAC Quiz Prize Winner
Ms. Pat Miletich
The October 2015 Quiz winner is Ms. Pat Miletich, a history and government teacher at University School of Nashville. She scored 100% on the three quizzes held last month since the quiz was inaugurated. Her name was drawn from among the weekly winners for this month’s prize of a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in Nashville. We asked Pat to tell us about herself and her interest in international affairs:
I am originally from California and received my BA from UC Berkeley. I came to Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University for graduate school in history. Since then I have taught at University School of Nashville. Several years ago I visited my son in South Korea where he is teaching English. I then went on to China to study leadership and Mao with the support of the National History Day organization. From Shanghai to Hunan Province to Beijing, I was fortunate to follow in the footsteps of Mao as he developed his philosophy and consolidated his leadership over China.
We invite you to participate in our weekly quiz testing knowledge of current events. Follow @TNWAC on Twitter to keep up with news stories that may appear in the quiz, add some good sources of news to your daily reading list and join our email list so you can find the Monday morning quiz in your email in box. [Here’s the free subscription link: http://eepurl.com/gt6dn]
The quiz is open to all — Council members, general public, students, teachers, everyone.
Teachers can use it as a tool to inspire students to learn more about global developments, especially students who are preparing for the TN WAC Academic WorldQuest competition.
We’re looking forward to having your name on the TN WAC Quiz winner’s wall. Good luck!
“What in the World” Quiz Tests Current Events Knowledge
The Tennessee World Affairs Council launched the “What in the World” current events quiz in October as part of its educational outreach programs aimed to inspire greater interest in global developments.
The quiz will be published each Monday morning on the website (TNWAC.org) and to recipients of the Council’s email newsletter service. The ten-question quiz will be drawn from the previous week’s international news.
“Sure, you can help me answer the quiz. But the prize is mine!”
A solid familiarity with daily international news will enable most people to do well on the quiz. To give you an extra edge in the challenge the Council will provide Tweets of relevant news items on its @tnwac Twitter feed. Many of these will be the basis of quiz questions.
The Council already Tweets important news and resources on the feed along with program and calendar information. For the quiz-able news items you can search the @tnwac feed for hashtag #tnwacquiz.
Tip: Many of the #tnwacquiz items are drawn from the Economist online and the Economist “Espresso” daily news service for smartphones.
Students who are preparing for Academic WorldQuest competitions will also find the #tnwacquiz items as a good reference source to be ready for the “Current Events” topic.
Quiz takers who score the highest number of correct answers submitted by noon on Wednesday of each week will have their names entered in a monthly drawing for a prize. Among the prizes are:
- Family Membership gifts for the Country Music Hall of Fame
To get in on the quiz make sure you’re getting TNWAC emails (here’s the free subscription link: http://eepurl.com/gt6dn) and make sure you’re following @TNWAC on Twitter.
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THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ
Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville
The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org — Join / Donate / Volunteer