Celebrating Seniors Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Older Persons Day

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Welcome to the "Celebrating Seniors Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Older Persons Day." This quiz is designed to commemorate Older Persons Day (International Day of Older Persons) and to celebrate the contributions and experiences of seniors around the world. As the global population ages, it's crucial to recognize the challenges and achievements of older individuals. This quiz will test your knowledge of the significance, history, and purpose of Older Persons Day, as well as the issues and opportunities that come with an aging society. Whether you're an advocate for seniors' rights or simply curious about this international observance, this quiz Read morewill challenge and educate you on the subject. Let's begin the quiz and celebrate seniors' wisdom and experiences!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When is Older Persons Day celebrated?

    • A.

      October 1st

    • B.

      November 1st

    • C.

      December 1st

    • D.

      September 1st

    Correct Answer
    A. October 1st
    Explanation
    Older Persons Day is celebrated on October 1st to honor and appreciate the contributions of older adults in our society. This holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.

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  • 2. 

    What was the theme of Older Persons Day 2021?

    • A.

      Celebrating Wisdom

    • B.

      Embracing Age

    • C.

      Digital Equity for All Ages

    • D.

      Recognizing Resilience

    Correct Answer
    C. Digital Equity for All Ages
    Explanation
    The theme of Older Persons Day 2021 was "Digital Equity for All Ages," which emphasized the value of equipping the older generation with the benefits of advanced technology. 

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  • 3. 

    How many years should a person be at least to be considered a senior citizen?

    • A.

      50 years

    • B.

      55 years

    • C.

      60 years

    • D.

      65 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 60 years
    Explanation
    A person should be at least 60 years old to be considered a senior citizen. However, this age may vary in different countries or for specific purposes like social security benefits, retirement etc. 

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  • 4. 

    Which organization led the initiative for establishing Older Persons Day?

    • A.

      United Nations

    • B.

      World Health Organization

    • C.

      AARP

    • D.

      Red Cross

    Correct Answer
    A. United Nations
    Explanation
    The United Nations led the initiative for establishing International Older Persons Day to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities of global aging. 

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  • 5. 

    According to UN, how much is the global population of people aged 65 years or older expected to change from 2021 to 2050?

    • A.

      More than double

    • B.

      Reduce significantly

    • C.

      Remain the same

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. More than double
    Explanation
    According to the UN, the global population of individuals aged 65 years or older is expected to increase significantly, surging from 761 million in 2021 to a projected 1.6 billion by 2050, more than doubling during this period.

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  • 6. 

    In which year did the United Nations officially recognize Older Persons Day?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      2006

    • D.

      2012

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990
    Explanation
    The United Nations officially recognized Older Persons Day on 14 December 1990, highlighting the importance of elderly individuals in our societies.

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  • 7. 

    What is the global demographic trend related to aging population?

    • A.

      Decreasing life expectancy

    • B.

      Increasing birth rates

    • C.

      Declining elderly population

    • D.

      Rising proportion of older adults

    Correct Answer
    D. Rising proportion of older adults
    Explanation
    The rising proportion of older adults is a global demographic shift, driven by increased life expectancy and declining birth rates. This trend presents both opportunities and challenges for societies, including the need for better healthcare, social support systems, and economic planning to accommodate aging populations.

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  • 8. 

    Which year was declared Year of Older persons by United Nations?

    • A.

      2010

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      2005

    • D.

      2008

    Correct Answer
    B. 1999
    Explanation
    The United Nations declared the year 1999 as the "International Year of Older Persons" to raise awareness and promote actions to address the challenges and opportunities associated with an aging population.

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  • 9. 

    Which country has the highest percentage of people aged 65 and above, as of 2019?

    • A.

      United States

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Japan

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    According to the 2019 statistics of the United Nations Population Division, Japan has the highest percentage of people aged 65 and above, reflecting its aging population and higher life expectancies. It has over 28% of its population aged 65 and above. 

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  • 10. 

    What is the purpose of Older Persons Day?

    • A.

      To celebrate the achievements of famous older individuals.

    • B.

      To raise awareness about the challenges faced by older adults.

    • C.

      To encourage older persons to retire and enjoy their leisure time.

    • D.

      To promote younger generations' involvement in elderly care.

    Correct Answer
    B. To raise awareness about the challenges faced by older adults.
    Explanation
    Older Persons Day, also known as International Day of Older Persons, is observed on October 1st each year. Its primary purpose is to raise awareness about the unique challenges and issues that older individuals face, such as healthcare, social isolation, and age discrimination. While celebrating the achievements of older individuals is important, the main focus of this day is to promote understanding and support for the aging population.

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