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  • 1. 
    Approximately how many people worldwide live in poverty on less than US$2 a day?
    • A. 

      90 million

    • B. 

      620 million

    • C. 

      2.7 billion

  • 2. 
    International trade has gone on for thousands of years, and can generate enormous wealth. However, current international trade rules mean that rich countries are growing richer while the poor are losing out - what is one of the key reasons for this?
    • A. 

      Poor countries don’t produce enough goods to trade effectively with other countries.

    • B. 

      The international laws that currently control trade heavily favour the rich nations that set the rules.

    • C. 

      Agricultural goods produced by rich countries are too expensive to be bought by people in developing countries.

  • 3. 
    What percentage of the UK groceries market is captured by the ‘Big 4’ supermarkets – Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons?
    • A. 

      55%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      95%

  • 4. 
    What does EPA stand for?
    • A. 

      Enormous Parliamentary Allowance

    • B. 

      Economic Productivity Assessment

    • C. 

      Economic Partnership Agreement

  • 5. 
    Since Traidcraft helped to establish the Fairtrade Foundation in 1992, how many people have benefitted from Fairtrade?
    • A. 

      180,000

    • B. 

      2.3 million

    • C. 

      Over 7 million

  • 6. 
    What was the first UK retail product to receive the Fairtrade Mark?
    • A. 

      Green & Black’s chocolate

    • B. 

      Clipper tea

    • C. 

      Tate & Lyle sugar

  • 7. 
    What is the most effective way to combat poverty and make trade fairer for everyone?
    • A. 

      Using and selling Fairtrade products

    • B. 

      Writing to your MP asking them to put pressure on the UK government to stop forcing poor countries to liberalise their markets

    • C. 

      Organising fundraising events to raise vital funds for Traidcraft Exchange’s work

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