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1. Guns are dangerous, especially in the wrong hands. Among those taking a stance for better control of dangerous weapons is Emma Gonzáles, co-founder of gun control group, "Never Again MSD". Their involvement with this cause was triggered by what traumatic event in 2018?
2. Going back a few decades, Claudette Colvin took a stance by literally not standing. In fact, her actions of March 1955, taken at the age of just 15, were a precursor to a more famous very similar incident that had wide-ranging consequences. Whose far more famous seated protest, in the same city, did Claudette's predate by nine months?
3. Some of those who spark change never intended to do so and in fact never knew they would. When Anne Frank, a 15-year-old Jewish girl died to typhus in a Nazi concentration camp in early 1945, nothing seemed to distinguish her from millions of other Holocaust victims. However, she left behind a powerful work which inspired a stage play, multiple movies, and is often considered one of the strongest ever examples created in the form. What was it?
4. Zuriel Oduwole is a young activist for the education of girls in Africa. She started her work at the age of 10 and has since been honored as the youngest person to have achieved several feats in the publishing industry. In what medium does she work?
5. I promised eleven kids, so one of my questions has to feature two of them. Mari Copeny (then 8) and Gitanjali Rao (then 11) both took extremely active and important, but different roles in mitigating a problem that plagued the residents of Flint. Michigan from 2015 to 2020. What was that issue?
6. Amika George is a young activist from the United Kingdom who is addressing a very specific aspect of poverty in students. Her campaign started in 2017, and, by 2020, had reached her main goal - what important products can poorer students now widely obtain free via their schools?
7. In a world where atrocities and war are commonplace, it is easy to forget about those whose lives are in danger every day. But sometimes, all it takes is a Twitter account and a 7-year old girl to bring those scenes back to our mind. Which country did Bana al-Abed, assisted by her mother, powerfully bring back to the world's attention?
8. In 1985, a 13-year old American actress named Samantha Smith died in a plane crash, and was subsequently honored with a stamp. However, this honor was not for her acting efforts but for her campaign for peace and neither was she so honored by her native country. What country did she help improve US relations with to be given this honor?
9. If you want to become "Time" Magazine's Person of the Year before even turning 18, all it takes is to regularly skip school, right? Well, not quite: You have to have a very good reason for it and you have to inspire millions of other kids around the world to join your cause. I'm, of course, talking of world famous climate activist Greta Thunberg. Which day of the week did she pick for her recurring school strikes?
10. "Person of the year" at age 17 is certainly impressive, but I have a question left, so what could top that? Well, how about a Nobel Peace Prize at the same age? Which education activist has, in 2014, become, by a full eight years, the youngest recipient of any Nobel award?
Source: Author WesleyCrusher
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