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Quiz about Slavery Today
Quiz about Slavery Today

Slavery Today Trivia Quiz


Slavery had been abolished for many years in every country on earth, so why in the 21st century was slavery still rife? Ten questions show how and where.

A multiple-choice quiz by doomed. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
doomed
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
149,206
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
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825
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Question 1 of 10
1. According to which well respected publication is it said that there are "more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade"? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The estimated number of people in slavery worldwide is said to have reached which massive number in the 21st Century? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who said "Is it a crime to sell women? They sell footballers, don't they?" Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In how many countries was slavery legal in the year at the start of the 21st century? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Child slavery is big business - so much so in India that in order to survive some families are forced into selling their children for hard cash which then traps the child for many years in hard working conditions. What is the estimated average cost to buy a child for slavery in India? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Israeli brothels are big business. It is estimated that in Tel Aviv many of the prostitutes that ply their trade have been bought in from other countries, but which two countries are women found easily to serve the booming sex trade? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. There are said to be between 25 and 30 million people worldwide who are captive laborers, but in which nation is it easy to find the most overwhelming numbers of these types of slaves? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The problems of trafficking humans were being tackled by a number of countries and it was estimated that, at the start of the 21st century, twenty five nations had actively sought and prosecuted traffickers. In a famous case fifteen defendants were charged in the USA and prosecuted for forcing children into a number of terrible ordeals, but what was the name of this watershed case? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Juan and Ramiro Ramos were sentenced to twelve years in prison alongside Jose Luis Ramos who was given ten years in 2002, but for what crimes? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. How much is the estimated slave contribution to the global economy? Hint



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1. According to which well respected publication is it said that there are "more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade"?

Answer: National Geographic

The September 2003 "National Geographic" had a huge pictorial story based on this sensitive issue. Many of the facts and statements in this quiz are based on that publication.
2. The estimated number of people in slavery worldwide is said to have reached which massive number in the 21st Century?

Answer: 27 million

The "National Geographic" says that slavery is different in form from the slavery of, for example, 200 hundred years ago. What makes a slave today is someone "working hard for lousy money [on an involuntary basis, other than as a punishment imposed by a court of law]". 27 million people worldwide are estimated to be bought, sold, held against their will, badly brutalised and heavily exploited for money.
3. Who said "Is it a crime to sell women? They sell footballers, don't they?"

Answer: Milorad Milakovic

Milakovic was a name familar to Bosnians as their countries prime trafficker of slaves. He had numerous brothels spread across Europe and dealt in lucrative business ventures which employed women from all over the poorer regions of Eastern Europe. Milakovic was quoted stating "Is it a crime to sell women? They sell footballers, don't they ?" by a female activist for human rights who had questioned his morals in buying women for his brotels in Prijedor, Bosnia.

He was later raided in the autumn of 2000 and has since been charged with trafficking in humans and possessing slaves.
4. In how many countries was slavery legal in the year at the start of the 21st century?

Answer: none

Not one country on earth had slavery legalised. NOT ONE. However, according to the 2003 U.S Department of State report on Trafficking the following countries showed high levels of slave trade.

Albania, Angola, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritus, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arabs Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
5. Child slavery is big business - so much so in India that in order to survive some families are forced into selling their children for hard cash which then traps the child for many years in hard working conditions. What is the estimated average cost to buy a child for slavery in India?

Answer: 35 US dollars

For a mere US $35.00 it is estimated that children aged from 9 years old to 14 are kept in cramped squalid conditons working for up to ten hours a day every day.
6. Israeli brothels are big business. It is estimated that in Tel Aviv many of the prostitutes that ply their trade have been bought in from other countries, but which two countries are women found easily to serve the booming sex trade?

Answer: Moldova and Ukraine

Amazingly, every woman bought from overseas is worth US $4,000. This needs to be paid back with interest. The women that are readily available on the market tend to come from Moldova and the Ukraine, and Tel Aviv has a bustling trade in these nationals. On average it is estimated that each brothel in Israel has ten women from these nations and the turnover in profit passes the million dollar mark easily every year.

It is a worrying trend at present but traffickers posing as employment agents travel to the poorer areas of Europe and offer the women promises of good jobs.

The women arrive and are typically beaten, raped and terrorised into compliance.
7. There are said to be between 25 and 30 million people worldwide who are captive laborers, but in which nation is it easy to find the most overwhelming numbers of these types of slaves?

Answer: India

Two thirds of the world's "building slaves" can be found in India. Families are offered loans to pay for funerals or medical care and then charge exorbitant amounts of interest. They are then forced as a family to labour for years and the debt is passed on to the next generation. Other nations with high levels of this kind of slavery include Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
8. The problems of trafficking humans were being tackled by a number of countries and it was estimated that, at the start of the 21st century, twenty five nations had actively sought and prosecuted traffickers. In a famous case fifteen defendants were charged in the USA and prosecuted for forcing children into a number of terrible ordeals, but what was the name of this watershed case?

Answer: U.S. vs Pipkins et al

The case took place in Atlanta Georgia and saw the fifteen defendants sentenced up to 40 years in total for forcing children into sex acts and prostitution and the children were subjected to serious torture if they were disobedient.
9. Juan and Ramiro Ramos were sentenced to twelve years in prison alongside Jose Luis Ramos who was given ten years in 2002, but for what crimes?

Answer: Enslaving Mexicans and sending them to Florida to fruit pick.

The three men were sentenced to their respective time in prison for running an illegal business in transporting Mexicans to Florida for picking fruit. Much of the sentence was handed down to the three for the brutal beatings of men who tried to help slaves escape.
10. How much is the estimated slave contribution to the global economy?

Answer: 13 billion US dollars

13 billion dollars!
The world economy has profited on so many forms of slavery that many of the items you can buy over a shop counter has at some stage likely to have been produced with slave hands. In the Ivory Coast for instance it is reported that twelve thousand children are forced to pick cocoa beans to be imported for chocolate. Coffee, tea, tobacco, diamonds, fireworks, sugar cane and among others charcoal to make steel are produced it has been stated by slaves.

The US Department of State report on Slavery is the main source of all the facts stipulated in this case and the information has also been picked carefully from the September 2003 issue of "National Geographic".
Source: Author doomed

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