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Trivia Questions Quiz On International Committee Of The Red Cross! The red Cross has been a helping for a lot of areas when they are faced with disasters of all kinds. Are you looking to join in their mission and help those in need? Take up the quiz below and get to see what more you do not know about this committee. All the best!


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  • 1. 

    The ICRC employs around:

    • A.

      13'000 staff members

    • B.

      1'300 staff members

    • C.

      20'000 staff members

    • D.

      52'000 staff members

    Correct Answer
    A. 13'000 staff members
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13,000 staff members. This is the number of employees that the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) employs.

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  • 2. 

    The Assembly is:

    • A.

      The supreme governing body of the ICRC.

    • B.

      The ICRC’s executive body.

    • C.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. The supreme governing body of the ICRC.
    Explanation
    The Assembly is the supreme governing body of the ICRC. This means that it holds the highest authority and decision-making power within the organization. As the supreme governing body, the Assembly is responsible for setting policies, making strategic decisions, and overseeing the overall functioning of the ICRC. It is composed of representatives from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and it meets every four years to discuss and decide on important matters related to the ICRC's mission and activities.

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  • 3. 

    The members of the Assembly are chosen according to the following criteria:

    • A.

      Different nationalities must be represented.

    • B.

      They must be Swiss nationals.

    • C.

      Their nationality is not important.

    • D.

      Non of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. They must be Swiss nationals.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They must be Swiss nationals." This means that in order to be chosen as a member of the Assembly, individuals must hold Swiss nationality. The other criteria mentioned, such as representing different nationalities or the importance of nationality, are not relevant in determining the eligibility for Assembly membership.

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  • 4. 

    Which are the five departments under the Director-General Office?

    • A.

      Department of Communication and Information Management; Operations; Human resources; International Law and Policy; Financial resources and Logistics

    • B.

      Department of Communication and Information Management; Protection; Human resources; International Law and Policy; Assistance

    • C.

      Department of Communication and Information Management; Operations; Human resources; Legal affairs; Financial resources and Logistics

    • D.

      Department of Communication and Information Management; Operations; Human resources; International Law and Policy; Learning and Development

    Correct Answer
    A. Department of Communication and Information Management; Operations; Human resources; International Law and Policy; Financial resources and Logistics
    Explanation
    The five departments under the Director-General Office are the Department of Communication and Information Management, Operations, Human resources, International Law and Policy, and Financial resources and Logistics.

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  • 5. 

    The mission of the Movement is to:

    • A.

      Comply with the seven Fundamental Principles

    • B.

      Prevent and alleviate human suffering without discrimination and to preserve human dignity

    • C.

      Encourage closer cooperation between the components of the Movement

    • D.

      Observe the Fundamental Principles and preserve human dignity

    Correct Answer
    B. Prevent and alleviate human suffering without discrimination and to preserve human dignity
    Explanation
    The mission of the Movement is to prevent and alleviate human suffering without discrimination and to preserve human dignity. This means that the Movement aims to take action to reduce and eliminate human suffering, regardless of nationality, race, religion, or any other form of discrimination. It also seeks to uphold and protect the inherent worth and value of every individual, ensuring that their dignity is respected and maintained. Additionally, the Movement strives to foster closer collaboration and coordination among its various components to effectively achieve its mission.

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  • 6. 

    Henry Dunant’s two main ideas were:

    • A.

      For the seven Fundamental Principles to be adopted and relief for the war-wounded to be established.

    • B.

      For relief societies to set up in peacetime that would be ready to care for the wounded in wartime and for an international volunteer movement to be established.

    • C.

      For an international agreement to be adopted to protect sick and wounded soldiers on the battlefield and the nursing staff in wartime and for relief societies to be set up.

    • D.

      For a convention to be prepared that would govern the conduct of war and the protection of human rights.

    Correct Answer
    C. For an international agreement to be adopted to protect sick and wounded soldiers on the battlefield and the nursing staff in wartime and for relief societies to be set up.
    Explanation
    Henry Dunant's two main ideas were for an international agreement to be adopted to protect sick and wounded soldiers on the battlefield and the nursing staff in wartime, as well as for relief societies to be set up. These ideas aimed to ensure the well-being and care of those affected by war, both on the battlefield and in the aftermath. By establishing international agreements and relief societies, Dunant sought to provide support and aid to those in need, promoting humanitarian efforts during times of conflict.

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  • 7. 

    The ICRC’s mission is:

    • A.

      To protect and assist civilian and military victims of armed conflicts and situations of internal violence.

    • B.

      To protect and assist military victims of armed conflicts and situations of internal violence.

    • C.

      To protect and assist civilian and military victims at all times.

    • D.

      To protect prisoners of war and to assist civilian detainees.

    Correct Answer
    A. To protect and assist civilian and military victims of armed conflicts and situations of internal violence.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To protect and assist civilian and military victims of armed conflicts and situations of internal violence." This answer accurately captures the ICRC's mission, which is to provide protection and assistance to both civilian and military victims affected by armed conflicts and internal violence. This broad scope reflects the organization's commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of all individuals affected by such situations, regardless of their status as civilians or military personnel.

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  • 8. 

    The ICRC is: (Tick the best answer)

    • A.

      An organization established under private Swiss law with a mandate and a right of initiative recognized by the international community.

    • B.

      An intergovernmental organization.

    • C.

      An international organization with a mandate recognized by the international community.

    • D.

      A non-governmental organization (NGO).

    Correct Answer
    A. An organization established under private Swiss law with a mandate and a right of initiative recognized by the international community.
    Explanation
    The ICRC is an organization that is established under private Swiss law. It has a mandate and a right of initiative that is recognized by the international community. This means that the ICRC operates independently and has the authority to take action and make decisions that are recognized and respected by countries around the world. As an organization with a specific mandate, the ICRC focuses on providing humanitarian assistance and protection to those affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence. Its status as an organization established under private Swiss law gives it a legal framework to operate effectively and fulfill its mission.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following characteristics apply to the ICRC? 

    • A.

      A neutral, impartial and independent organization.

    • B.

      A humanitarian organization.

    • C.

      An organization established by governments on the basis of a treaty.

    • D.

      A private association which does not necessarily have official status.

    • E.

      Observer status in the United Nations General Assembly.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A neutral, impartial and independent organization.
    B. A humanitarian organization.
    E. Observer status in the United Nations General Assembly.
    Explanation
    The ICRC, also known as the International Committee of the Red Cross, is a neutral, impartial, and independent organization. It is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance and protection to victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence. It is not established by governments on the basis of a treaty, but rather operates as a private association with official status. Additionally, the ICRC has observer status in the United Nations General Assembly, allowing it to participate in discussions and contribute to humanitarian efforts on a global scale.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following options describe the activities of the International Federation? 

    • A.

      Recognizing National Societies wishing to join the Movement.

    • B.

      Managing international assistance during conflicts.

    • C.

      Developing and supporting the National Societies.

    • D.

      Coordinating the Movement’s international assistance in the event of natural disasters that go beyond the means of the National Society of the country affected.

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Developing and supporting the National Societies.
    D. Coordinating the Movement’s international assistance in the event of natural disasters that go beyond the means of the National Society of the country affected.
    Explanation
    The International Federation's activities include developing and supporting National Societies, as well as coordinating international assistance in the event of natural disasters that exceed the capabilities of the affected country's National Society.

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  • 11. 

    The International Conference comprises:

    • A.

      The ICRC, the Federation and the National Societies only

    • B.

      The ICRC, the Federation, the National Societies and the States party to the Geneva Conventions

    • C.

      The ICRC, the Federation and the States party to the Geneva Conventions

    Correct Answer
    B. The ICRC, the Federation, the National Societies and the States party to the Geneva Conventions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the ICRC, the Federation, the National Societies and the States party to the Geneva Conventions. This answer includes all the relevant entities involved in the International Conference. The ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), the Federation (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies), the National Societies (Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of different countries) and the States party to the Geneva Conventions are all key participants in the International Conference.

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  • 12. 

    Which emblems are currently recognized? 

    • A.

      The red lion and sun

    • B.

      The red crystal

    • C.

      The red cross

    • D.

      The red crescent

    • E.

      The red shield of David

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The red lion and sun
    B. The red crystal
    C. The red cross
    D. The red crescent
    Explanation
    The emblems that are currently recognized are the red lion and sun, the red crystal, the red cross, and the red crescent. These emblems are widely recognized symbols used by various organizations, such as the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, to represent their humanitarian work and provide aid and assistance during times of crisis and conflict.

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  • 13. 

    The emblem may be used as a means of protection in times of armed conflict by: 

    • A.

      The medical services and religious personnel of the armed forces.

    • B.

      The medical staff and units of the National Societies when placed at the disposal of the medical services of the armed forces.

    • C.

      Civilian hospitals and medical units provided that government authorization has been given.

    • D.

      The ICRC and the Federation.

    • E.

      Pharmacies and the armed forces.

    Correct Answer
    E. Pharmacies and the armed forces.
    Explanation
    Pharmacies and the armed forces may use the emblem as a means of protection in times of armed conflict. This implies that pharmacies and armed forces personnel can display the emblem to indicate their protected status and ensure their safety during conflicts. The emblem serves as a recognized symbol of protection and helps identify those who are providing or receiving medical services in armed conflicts.

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  • 14. 

    During an armed conflict between two States that have signed the Geneva Conventions, IHL applies:

    • A.

      Only to the party which started the conflict.

    • B.

      Only if war has been declared by one of the parties.

    • C.

      Equally to all parties to the conflict.

    Correct Answer
    C. Equally to all parties to the conflict.
    Explanation
    During an armed conflict between two States that have signed the Geneva Conventions, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) applies equally to all parties involved in the conflict. The Geneva Conventions are international treaties that establish the standards of IHL, which aim to protect individuals who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities, such as civilians and wounded soldiers. By applying IHL equally to all parties, it ensures that the rights and protections afforded by the Geneva Conventions are extended to all individuals affected by the conflict, regardless of which party initiated the conflict or whether a formal war declaration has been made.

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  • 15. 

    How would you define the conflict involving France in Mali in 2013?

    • A.

      International armed conflict.

    • B.

      Non-international armed conflict.

    • C.

      Situation of internal violence.

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-international armed conflict.
    Explanation
    The conflict involving France in Mali in 2013 is defined as a non-international armed conflict. This means that the conflict was primarily between the government of Mali and non-state armed groups, rather than between two or more states. The involvement of France, as an external actor, further supports this classification.

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  • 16. 

    International humanitarian law is a body of legal regulations which sets out to: 

    • A.

      Limit the right to declare war.

    • B.

      Limit the rights of the parties to armed conflict with regard to their choice of methods and means of warfare.

    • C.

      Protect persons who are not or no longer taking part in the hostilities.

    • D.

      Protect human beings against human rights violations in all circumstances.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Limit the rights of the parties to armed conflict with regard to their choice of methods and means of warfare.
    C. Protect persons who are not or no longer taking part in the hostilities.
    Explanation
    International humanitarian law is a set of legal regulations that aim to restrict the parties involved in armed conflicts from freely choosing their methods and means of warfare. It also seeks to protect individuals who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities. This means that the law aims to limit the use of certain weapons or tactics that may cause unnecessary harm to civilians or non-combatants, and to provide safeguards for those who are not actively engaged in the conflict.

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  • 17. 

    Who is responsible for respecting and ensuring respect for IHL?

    • A.

      The States.

    • B.

      The United Nations Security Council.

    • C.

      The ICRC.

    • D.

      The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference.

    • E.

      The International Criminal Court.

    Correct Answer
    A. The States.
    Explanation
    States are responsible for respecting and ensuring respect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL). This is because IHL is primarily a set of rules and principles that govern the conduct of states during armed conflicts. States have the duty to abide by these rules and ensure that they are respected by their armed forces and other actors under their control. While other entities such as the United Nations Security Council, the ICRC, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference, and the International Criminal Court play important roles in promoting and enforcing IHL, the ultimate responsibility lies with the states themselves.

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  • 18. 

    The ICRC’s main donors are:

    • A.

      Governments.

    • B.

      Private individuals.

    • C.

      The National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

    Correct Answer
    A. Governments.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is governments because the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) primarily relies on financial support from governments around the world. Governments provide funding to the ICRC to support its humanitarian activities and operations in conflict zones and areas affected by natural disasters. This financial support enables the ICRC to provide essential services such as medical assistance, food aid, and protection for victims of armed conflicts and other emergencies. While private individuals and the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies may also contribute to the ICRC, governments are the main donors due to their significant financial resources and institutional support.

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  • 19. 

    In 2015 the ICRC’s total budget is:

    • A.

      500 million Swiss francs.

    • B.

      1.6 billion Swiss francs.

    • C.

      Less than a billion Swiss francs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1.6 billion Swiss francs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.6 billion Swiss francs. This means that in 2015, the ICRC's total budget was 1.6 billion Swiss francs. This amount is higher than 500 million Swiss francs and less than a billion Swiss francs.

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  • 20. 

    The 4 approaches developed by the ICRC are :

    • A.

      Protection, Health, Cooperation, Prevention

    • B.

      Protection, Assistance, Cooperation, Communication

    • C.

      Health, Detention, Cooperation

    • D.

      Protection, Assistance, Cooperation, Prevention

    Correct Answer
    D. Protection, Assistance, Cooperation, Prevention
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Protection, Assistance, Cooperation, Prevention." The ICRC has developed these four approaches to address humanitarian issues effectively. Protection involves safeguarding the rights and dignity of individuals affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence. Assistance focuses on providing essential services and support to meet the basic needs of affected populations. Cooperation entails working with governments, armed forces, and other humanitarian organizations to coordinate efforts and ensure a comprehensive response. Prevention aims to mitigate the impact of conflicts and prevent their recurrence through diplomacy, advocacy, and promoting respect for international humanitarian law.

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  • 21. 

    For the ICRC, the confidentiality is:

    • A.

      A working modality that aims at gaining the trust of all parties involved in a conflict so as to ensure access to all affected people, being civilians or detainees.

    • B.

      A moral attitude refusing to condemn all abuses in times of conflict, because the IHL does not condemn wars.

    • C.

      A way of showing support to an armed group by keeping secret the violations they might commit.

    Correct Answer
    A. A working modality that aims at gaining the trust of all parties involved in a conflict so as to ensure access to all affected people, being civilians or detainees.
    Explanation
    Confidentiality for the ICRC is a working modality that aims to gain the trust of all parties involved in a conflict. By ensuring confidentiality, the ICRC can access all affected people, including civilians and detainees. This approach allows the ICRC to provide humanitarian assistance and support without fear of reprisals or compromising the safety and well-being of those in need. It promotes open dialogue and cooperation, which is essential for effective humanitarian action in conflict situations.

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  • 22. 

    The Fundamental Principles of the Movement include:

    • A.

      Impartiality, independence, voluntary service and unity

    • B.

      Neutrality, independence, uniqueness and solidarity

    • C.

      Universality, equality, charity and justice

    • D.

      Humanity, neutrality and confidentiality

    Correct Answer
    A. Impartiality, independence, voluntary service and unity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Impartiality, independence, voluntary service, and unity. These principles are fundamental to the Movement because they ensure that humanitarian assistance is provided without discrimination, political influence, or personal gain. Impartiality means that aid is provided based on need alone, without favoritism or bias. Independence ensures that the Movement operates autonomously and is not controlled by any external entity. Voluntary service emphasizes the selflessness and dedication of those involved. Unity promotes collaboration and cooperation among the Movement's components to maximize impact and effectiveness.

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