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World Poverty - What You Should Know

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World Poverty  What You Should Know game quiz
"Poverty in developing countries is much wider than we think. Hopefully this quiz will open your eyes to find out what you should know on a global scale. Although created in 2002 and some of the numerical stats have changed, the answers are still the same"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Apart from immunization for diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, measles and tuberculosis, what other activities are undertaken in developing countries to assist in the promotion of health?
    community education
    potable water
    developing clean sanitation systems
    all of these


2. Infant mortality rates (up to the age of 5) are extremely high in developing countries. What is the reason for this?
    AIDS
    malnutrition
    all of these
    water borne diseases


3. In a United Nations context, what does the term 'HDI' mean?
    Highest Dollars Invested
    Heavy Duty Industry
    Human Development Index
    Horizontal Deviation Incursion


4. Which is NOT the most successful method of breaking the poverty cycle?
    Education
    Health promotion
    Sustainability
    Food parcels


5. Hurricane Mitch devastated parts of the Caribbean in October 1998. Which country was most affected?
    Nicaragua
    El Salvador
    Guatemala
    Honduras


6. Adult literacy rates in some developing countries are appalling. Which of the following countries has the lowest literacy rate?
    Niger
    Ethiopia
    Bangladesh
    Rwanda


7. Which is the poorest country in South America?
    Venezuela
    Colombia
    Bolivia
    Peru


8. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, two separate entities, were both set up at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1945. Which one was specifically designed to assist developing countries fight poverty?
    Answer: (World Bank or IMF)


9. What percentage of the world's 1.3 billion poor are made up of women?
    50 percent
    90 percent
    60 percent
    70 percent


10. Which industrialized country is the highest contributor per capita providing overseas aid?
    Japan
    United States
    Denmark
    Norway


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Compiled Feb 27 14