Preachers win trivia competition
The Preachers are trying to remain virtuous after winning the WorldQuest competition the second year in a row. Were practicing our humility, said the Rev. John Husband, pastor at St. Helens Episcopal Church and a member of the Preachers team. Abo...
The Preachers are trying to remain virtuous after winning the WorldQuest competition the second year in a row.
Were practicing our humility, said the Rev. John Husband, pastor at St. Helens Episcopal Church and a member of the Preachers team.
About 60 people, or 10 teams, tested their trivia knowledge in the competition on May 4 at the Village Emporium.
Questions about flags and capitals, geography, faces in the news and current events came to Wadena with the WorldQuest game from the Minnesota International Center. After four rounds, lasting a total of two hours, the Preachers: Yussouf Guru, the Rev. Larry Hager, Husband, the Rev. Del Moen, Tim Nieminen and the Rev. Orv Sauter, had the highest score. The Neighborhood Counseling team came in second place, and the Rotary team placed third.
After being announced the winners of the competition, the Preachers team members said they are preparing for grief from the community.
Last year the team was accused of cheating, Moen said.
Though some might have thought the Preachers cheated, team members said they knew most of the answers and didnt need to guess much.
Husband credits winning to the group effort.
Yussouf Guru, another member of the Preachers team, said traveling and reading helped.
Reading the news helps, Moen said.
Competing against the Preachers were people of all ages.
Sean Breid, a 10th-grader at Wadena-Deer Creek High School, participated with fellow high school students, Matthew Jacinto and Jeff Leslie, on the team called Tomahawk missiles.
Before competing, Breid studied major rivers and flags. He said the game was pretty cool.
As the contestants tested their trivia, a few bystanders watched.
One of them was Jennifer Craig, a third-grader. She created her own game by writing rows of random letters and seeing how many she got right. Craig thought the WorldQuest game was kinda weird. She didnt know any of the answers.
By the end of the game, Craig was not alone missing answers, and the Preachers werent the only ones who saw the competition as a lesson in humility.
Leah Prussia, a game participant, said the experience reminded her of how little she knows.
Its very humbling, she said.
Can you answer the
Name the 25 countries in the European Union.
Answer: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus (Greek part), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom,