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  • 1. 
    What is the approximate population of the earth?
    • A. 

      5 billion

    • B. 

      6 billion

    • C. 

      7 billion

    • D. 

      8 billion

    • E. 

      9 billion


  • 2. 
    Approximately what percentage of the world's population lives on less than $1.25 per day?
    • A. 

      75%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      25%

    • E. 

      10%


  • 3. 
    Where do the majority of those living on less than $1.25 per day live?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Bangladesh

    • E. 

      Somalia


  • 4. 
    What is the most widely spoken language in the world?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Mandarin Chinese

    • D. 

      Arabic

    • E. 

      Hindi


  • 5. 
    Which country has the largest number of English speakers?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Australia

    • E. 

      United Kingdom


  • 6. 
    What percent of the U.S. Government budget is devoted to foreign aid?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      15%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      5%

    • E. 

      1%


  • 7. 
    Which country is the leading seller of military arms and equipment?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Egypt

    • E. 

      Israel


  • 8. 
    Which of the following countries does NOT grant birthright citizenship?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Jamaica

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      Mexico


  • 9. 
    Which country has the most nuclear reactors for the purpose of generating electricity?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Russia


  • 10. 
    Approximately how many years does it take for a plastic water bottle to decompose?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      350

    • E. 

      600


  • 11. 
    Which country has the most earthquakes per year?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Iran

    • D. 

      Indonesia

    • E. 

      Mexico


  • 12. 
    Which country holds the most U.S. government debt?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      United Arab Emirates

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Saudi Arabia


  • 13. 
    Which country hosts the most branch campuses of U.S. higher education institutions?
    • A. 

      Qatar

    • B. 

      United Kingdom

    • C. 

      United Arab Emirates

    • D. 

      China

    • E. 

      Japan


  • 14. 
    What percent of Americans have a passport?
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      30%

    • E. 

      20%


  • 15. 
    What is the main difference between the Shi’a and Sunni branches of Islam?
    • A. 

      Ritual practices

    • B. 

      Recognition of Sharia Law

    • C. 

      Major holy days

    • D. 

      Disagreement over how leaders were chosen historically

    • E. 

      Ethnicity


  • 16. 
    Approximately how many foreign persons legally enter the United States each year?
    • A. 

      10 million

    • B. 

      25 million

    • C. 

      100 million

    • D. 

      250 million

    • E. 

      500 million


  • 17. 
    Approximately how many refugees are there in the world?
    • A. 

      3 million

    • B. 

      10 million

    • C. 

      20 million

    • D. 

      30 million

    • E. 

      40 million


  • 18. 
    What percentage of the world’s population has access to Primary Education? Secondary? Higher Education?
    • A. 

      50 / 25 / 10

    • B. 

      60 / 40 / 15

    • C. 

      70 / 25 / 5

    • D. 

      80 / 15 / 5

    • E. 

      90 / 10 / 1


  • 19. 
    How many living languages are there?
    • A. 

      500

    • B. 

      1,006

    • C. 

      1,520

    • D. 

      3,500

    • E. 

      6,909


  • 20. 
    According to the U.S. Department of State, which concept or statement best describes U.S. foreign policy today?
    • A. 

      Containment

    • B. 

      Engagement by using smart power

    • C. 

      Win the War on Terror

    • D. 

      To create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world

    • E. 

      Steering clear of permanent alliances and advocating trade with all nations


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