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Quiz about Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me Trivia Quiz


The world is a melting pot of ethnicities, languages, and cultures. At its best, mankind has worked together to make this world a better place to live in. Come and learn more about various global issues with these ten inspiring quotes. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Matthew_07
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
401,206
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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790
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. I made an appearance in the 24th National Geographic Bee, where I commented, "The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together." I was the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Who am I? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Discussing on the issues of education and literacy, I commented, "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential." I was appointed as the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1997. Who am I? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Commenting on endangered languages, I made the following remarks, "Losing a language is a major setback for everyone, because along with the language, you will also lose all of the poems, the stories, the songs. And those things are of immense importance to all of us as human beings." I am also the founder of LINGUIST List, an online database that provides valuable resources for linguists. Who am I? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Discussing on the issue of inflation and war, I remarked, "The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists." I am an American novelist. Who am I? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In response to the UN report on biodiversity, I responded, "Fortunately, nature is amazingly resilient: places we have destroyed, given time and help, can once again support life, and endangered species can be given a second chance. And there is a growing number of people, especially young people, who are aware of these problems and are fighting for the survival of our only home, Planet Earth. We must all join that fight before it is too late." I am best known for my studies on chimpanzees in Tanzania. Who am I? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Discussing on the future of technology, I gave the following commentary, "An asteroid or a super volcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us." I am best remembered for my works in Tesla, Inc. and SpaceX. Who am I? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Commenting on the global issue of human overpopulation, I gave the following remarks, "Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victim." I was a Nobel laureate who was best remembered for my charismatic leadership in the Civil Right Movements in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Who am I? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Reminding millions of Americans the power of their votes, I commented, "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." I was the president of the US during the Great Depression. Who am I? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Commenting on the issues of climate change and renewable energy, I remarked, "This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival." I was named a United Nations Messengers of Peace in 2014. Who am I? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the acceptance speech of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, I mentioned, "Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace - respect for diversity." I am one of the founding members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), a political party in Northern Ireland. Who am I? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I made an appearance in the 24th National Geographic Bee, where I commented, "The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together." I was the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Who am I?

Answer: Barack Obama

President Obama surprised the contestants of the 24th National Geographic Bee, held in Washington, D.C., in 2012. He asked a question regarding the capital of an Asian country that served as the host of a nuclear security summit that he had attended recently. He provided an additional hint that city is located on the Han River. The answer to President Obama's question is Seoul, which is the capital city of South Korea. He also took the opportunity to congratulate the finalists of the competition, and share some words of wisdom with them.

Barack Obama received the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people". President Obama travelled to Oslo in 2009 to receive the prestigious prize.

Theodore Roosevelt was awarded the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for his "successful mediation to end the Russo-Japanese war and for his interest in arbitration, having provided the Hague arbitration court with its very first case". Woodrow Wilson was the recipient of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for his "crucial role in establishing the League of Nations". Jimmy Carter received the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his "decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development".
2. Discussing on the issues of education and literacy, I commented, "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential." I was appointed as the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1997. Who am I?

Answer: Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan (1938-2018) was the founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Annan and the United Nations (UN) shared the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for "their work for a better organized and more peaceful world".

Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), from 1997 to 2006. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Ban Ki-moon, and António Guterres are the sixth, eighth, and ninth Secretary-General of the UN, respectively.
3. Commenting on endangered languages, I made the following remarks, "Losing a language is a major setback for everyone, because along with the language, you will also lose all of the poems, the stories, the songs. And those things are of immense importance to all of us as human beings." I am also the founder of LINGUIST List, an online database that provides valuable resources for linguists. Who am I?

Answer: Anthony Aristar

Anthony Aristar is an American-South African linguist. He founded the LINGUST List online database in 1990, at the University of Western Australia. The website also provides valuable resources to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor and film producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in the 64th Academy Awards (1991), for the portrayal of the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). His other notable works include "The Elephant Man" (1980), "Nixon" (1995), and "Meet Joe Black" (1998).

Anthony Kennedy is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1988-2018). Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was an English novelist, best known for his "Chronicles of Barsetshire" series.
4. Discussing on the issue of inflation and war, I remarked, "The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists." I am an American novelist. Who am I?

Answer: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American journalist and novelist. He was best known for his novel "The Old Man and the Sea" (1952). He was the recipient of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist who authored "The Alchemist". George Orwell (103-1950) was an English novelist. He was best remembered for his novels, such as "Burmese Days" (1934) and "Animal Farm" (1945). Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a French novelist. His notable works include "Les Misérables" (1862) and "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" (1831).
5. In response to the UN report on biodiversity, I responded, "Fortunately, nature is amazingly resilient: places we have destroyed, given time and help, can once again support life, and endangered species can be given a second chance. And there is a growing number of people, especially young people, who are aware of these problems and are fighting for the survival of our only home, Planet Earth. We must all join that fight before it is too late." I am best known for my studies on chimpanzees in Tanzania. Who am I?

Answer: Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is an English primatologist. She founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. She was bestowed the United Nations Messengers of Peace title in 2002. She spent almost six decades studying wild chimpanzees in Tanzania.

Steve Irwin (1962-2006), nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian zookeeper. Sir David Attenborough is an English natural historian who is best known for his BBC documentaries on nature. Dian Fossey (1932-1985) was an American primatologist. She was best remembered for her study of mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
6. Discussing on the future of technology, I gave the following commentary, "An asteroid or a super volcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us." I am best remembered for my works in Tesla, Inc. and SpaceX. Who am I?

Answer: Elon Musk

Elon Musk founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.) in 2002. Named after Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, Tesla, Inc. was founded in 2003, under the name of Tesla Motors, Inc..

Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft Corporation in 1975. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the Facebook website in 2004. Jeff Bezos is the founder of the Amazon website.
7. Commenting on the global issue of human overpopulation, I gave the following remarks, "Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victim." I was a Nobel laureate who was best remembered for my charismatic leadership in the Civil Right Movements in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Who am I?

Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for being "the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence".

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher who contributed greatly in the fields of phenomenology and hermeneutics. Martin Scorsese is an American film director; his notable works include "Taxi Driver" (1976), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), and "Hugo" (2011). Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was the eighth president of the US.
8. Reminding millions of Americans the power of their votes, I commented, "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country." I was the president of the US during the Great Depression. Who am I?

Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd president of the US. He won the 1932 presidential election, beating President Herbert Hoover. Following the Wall Street Crash in October 1929, the Great Depression plagued the world's economy.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), Warren G. Harding (1865-1923), and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) are the 18th, 29th, and 37th president of the US, respectively.
9. Commenting on the issues of climate change and renewable energy, I remarked, "This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one. Clean air and a livable climate are inalienable human rights. And solving this crisis is not a question of politics, it is a question of our own survival." I was named a United Nations Messengers of Peace in 2014. Who am I?

Answer: Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor who is best known for his role of Jack Dawson in "Titanic" (1997). He is also noted for his works in the climate change movement.

James Cameron is the director of "Titanic". Kate Winslet played the character of Rose in the movie. Billy Zane portrayed the role of Cal.
10. In the acceptance speech of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, I mentioned, "Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace - respect for diversity." I am one of the founding members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), a political party in Northern Ireland. Who am I?

Answer: John Hume

The quote by John Hume was an excerpt from his Nobel acceptance speech that he delivered on December 10, 1998, in Oslo, Norway. John Hume and David Trimble were the co-recipients of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize for "their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland". For his remarkable humanitarian works, Hume was also awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2001.

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher, who was also known as the "Father of Liberism". John Lennon (1940-1980) was an English singer of The Beatles. John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) was the 35th president of the US.
Source: Author Matthew_07

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