The Challenging Human Rights Quiz

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 44

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  • 1. 
    What are the four main causes of hunger? Briefly explain each.
  • 2. 
    Freedom from certain abuses by the government, such as discrimination, are considered
    • A. 

      Prescriptive rights.

    • B. 

      Human rights.

    • C. 

      Secular rights.

    • D. 

      Proscriptive rights.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are most likely to contend that no single standard of human rights exists?
    • A. 

      Universalists

    • B. 

      Relativists

    • C. 

      Collectivists

    • D. 

      Ideologists

  • 4. 
    Concern for and application of international human rights principles is
    • A. 

      An ancient process dating back to the time of Plato.

    • B. 

      A relatively new process that did not exist a few decades ago.

    • C. 

      A stalled process that is making little headway in the world.

    • D. 

      A process that has its roots in the American Revolution.

  • 5. 
    In some countries the use of ultrasound technology during pregnancy has
    • A. 

      Been banned owing to religious concerns over its use.

    • B. 

      Resulted in increased abortions of female fetuses.

    • C. 

      Resulted in a greater percentage of full-term babies.

    • D. 

      Greatly reduced infant mortality.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following best describes the status of child labor?
    • A. 

      Currently 246 million children are working, and many of them are engaged in hazardous work.

    • B. 

      The international community has not made any efforts to end abuses of child labor in the LDCs.

    • C. 

      Owing to increased access to school, the number of children working has fallen to less than 100,000 worldwide.

    • D. 

      Currently the vast majority of children living in LDCs are performing more than light or casual economic work.

  • 7. 
    Which state allows the largest number of refugees to immigrate?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      USA

    • D. 

      Egypt

  • 8. 
    All of the following conditions contribute to the international shortage of food except
    • A. 

      Political strife.

    • B. 

      Decreasing crop yields.

    • C. 

      Maldistribution of food.

    • D. 

      Population growth.

  • 9. 
    The belief that rights are derived from sources external to society is advocated by
    • A. 

      Positivists

    • B. 

      Relativists

    • C. 

      Universalists

    • D. 

      Communists

  • 10. 
    Child prostitution is especially prevalent in
    • A. 

      South Africa

    • B. 

      Southern Asia

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 11. 
    Which of the followign is NOT considered a basic prescriptive right
    • A. 

      Adequate nutrition

    • B. 

      Freedom from discrimination

    • C. 

      Adequate health standards

    • D. 

      Basic education

  • 12. 
    Relativists believe that rights are the product of
    • A. 

      Poltics

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Natural law

    • D. 

      Economics

  • 13. 
    Proscriptive rights are those that a society is obligated to provide
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Every country has ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child since no one would oppose helping children
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Universal Declaration of Human rights contains mostly proscriptive rights
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Relativists believe that rights are the product of culture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights supports the universalistic approach, but does not bind countries
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Population growth is a significant reason for the world's food problem
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Women and children are considered to be minorities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Political selectivity is a barrier to preventing human rights abuses
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    FGM is widespread in all levels of society in Egypt
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
      The two basic food problems are short-term food supply and long-term adequacy of food supply
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
      Women experience war in the same manner that men do 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Things that the government and perhaps oters cannot do to individuals or groups are called ____________ rights.
  • 25. 
    Basic necessities that a society and its government are arguably obligated to provide as best they can in order to assure certain qualitative standards of life for everyone in the community are called ___________ rights.
  • 26. 
    Which country ignores sex tourism and forces women into sexual slavery because the revenue generated by sex tourism is a significant portion of its GNP?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Thailand

    • D. 

      France