Do You Know The Human Race?

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Do You Know The Human Race? - Quiz

Humanity is from the Latin word Humanitas, one of it's meaning being human nature, is used to refer to the human race and can also be used to refer to the qualities that make us human. This short quiz is to test how well you know the human population.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the other meaning of the Latin word Humanitas?

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Birth

    • C.

      Kindness

    • D.

      Population

    Correct Answer
    C. Kindness
    Explanation
    The Latin word Humanitas has another meaning which is kindness. This term refers to the quality of being humane, compassionate, and considerate towards others. It embodies the idea of treating others with empathy and respect, showing understanding and goodwill. Kindness is an essential aspect of human nature and promotes harmonious relationships and a sense of community.

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  • 2. 

    What was the total number of people as at March 2017?

    • A.

      7.49 billion

    • B.

      10.89 billion

    • C.

      9 billion

    • D.

      15.2 billion

    Correct Answer
    A. 7.49 billion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7.49 billion because this is the total number of people as of March 2017.

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  • 3. 

    Which continent is the most populous?

    • A.

      Oceanic

    • B.

      Europe

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    D. Asia
    Explanation
    Asia is the most populous continent because it is home to the largest population of any continent. It has a diverse range of countries, including China and India, which have the highest populations in the world. Additionally, Asia has a high population density due to its large landmass and urbanization.

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  • 4. 

    Which continent is the least populated?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Oceanic

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    B. Oceanic
    Explanation
    Oceanic is the correct answer because it refers to the continent of Oceania, which is the least populated continent in the world. Oceania consists of several islands, including Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, but has a relatively small population compared to other continents. This is primarily due to its geographical isolation and limited habitable land areas.

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  • 5. 

    Which country in Africa is most populous?

    • A.

      Ivory Coast

    • B.

      Ghana

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    C. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With a population of over 200 million people, it surpasses other African nations in terms of population size. The country's large population can be attributed to factors such as high birth rates, improved healthcare, and urbanization. Nigeria's population growth has significant implications for various aspects, including infrastructure, healthcare, education, and economic development.

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  • 6. 

    What was the population of Mexico in 2010?

    • A.

      112 million

    • B.

      100 million

    • C.

      113 million

    • D.

      115 million

    Correct Answer
    A. 112 million
    Explanation
    In 2010, the population of Mexico was 112 million. This information is based on the given answer choice.

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  • 7. 

    What year did the Black Death occur?

    • A.

      1315

    • B.

      1350

    • C.

      1317

    • D.

      1349

    Correct Answer
    B. 1350
  • 8. 

    What year was it estimated that the world population reached one billion for the first time?

    • A.

      1800

    • B.

      1802

    • C.

      1806

    • D.

      1804

    Correct Answer
    D. 1804
    Explanation
    In 1804, it was estimated that the world population reached one billion for the first time.

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  • 9. 

    What was the female to male global sex ratio in 2012? 

    • A.

      4:1

    • B.

      7:1

    • C.

      1:1.01

    • D.

      5:1.06

    Correct Answer
    C. 1:1.01
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1:1.01. This ratio suggests that there were slightly more females than males globally in 2012. The ratio of 1:1.01 indicates a relatively small difference in the number of males and females, with females slightly outnumbering males.

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  • 10. 

    What is the world's most spoken first language?

    • A.

      Arabic

    • B.

      Mandarin Chinese

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Spanish

    Correct Answer
    B. Mandarin Chinese
    Explanation
    Mandarin Chinese is the world's most spoken first language because it is the native language of the largest population in the world, China. With over 1.3 billion native speakers, Mandarin Chinese surpasses other languages such as Arabic, English, and Spanish in terms of the number of people who speak it as their first language.

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