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  • 1. 

    Which of these Nobel Peace Prize Laureates began their career in South Africa and continued it in India?

    • A.

      Nelson Mandela

    • B.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • C.

      Shirin Ebadi

    • D.

      Wangari Muta Maathai

    • E.

      Kofi Anan

    Correct Answer
    B. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    Mahatma Gandhi is the correct answer because he began his career in South Africa as a lawyer and activist, fighting for the rights of Indian immigrants. He then continued his work in India, leading the Indian independence movement and advocating for nonviolent civil disobedience. Gandhi's efforts in both countries ultimately led to significant social and political change, making him a well-deserving recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • 2. 

    Who made the following statement: "Negative peace is the absence of tension, positive peace is the presence of justice"?

    • A.

      Barack Obama

    • B.

      Jimmy Carter

    • C.

      Antony Adolf

    • D.

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • E.

      Aung San Suu Kyi

    Correct Answer
    D. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Explanation
    Martin Luther King Jr. made the statement, "Negative peace is the absence of tension, positive peace is the presence of justice." This statement reflects King's philosophy on peace and justice. He believed that true peace cannot be achieved simply by the absence of conflict or tension, but rather by addressing and resolving the underlying injustices that cause such tension. King advocated for nonviolent resistance to combat racial segregation and inequality, emphasizing the importance of justice and equality for all individuals. His leadership and activism played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the Ancient Greek goddess of peace, also the name of the first patron saint of peace in Christianity?

    • A.

      Athena

    • B.

      Gaia

    • C.

      Themis

    • D.

      Alethia

    • E.

      Irene

    Correct Answer
    E. Irene
    Explanation
    Irene is the correct answer because she was the Ancient Greek goddess of peace and also the first patron saint of peace in Christianity. The name Irene itself means "peace" in Greek, making it a fitting choice for the goddess and saint associated with peace.

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  • 4. 

    In what year was the Versailles Treaty signed?

    • A.

      1919

    • B.

      1904

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1742

    • E.

      1899

    Correct Answer
    A. 1919
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.
    This treaty officially ended World War I between Germany and the Allied Powers. It is one of the most important and controversial diplomatic agreements in history, as it imposed heavy reparations and territorial losses on Germany, factors which are often cited as contributing to the rise of Nazism and the onset of World War II. The signing ceremony took place in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, France.

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  • 5. 

    What is the oldest known way to avoid war?

    • A.

      Conflict Resolution

    • B.

      Food Fights

    • C.

      Deterrence

    • D.

      Peacemaking

    • E.

      Magic

    Correct Answer
    C. Deterrence
    Explanation
    Deterrence is the oldest known way to avoid war because it involves the threat of retaliation or punishment to prevent an enemy from attacking. This strategy has been used throughout history, with nations building up military strength and nuclear weapons as a deterrent against potential aggressors. By showing a strong defense capability, countries hope to dissuade others from initiating conflict, thus maintaining peace.

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  • 6. 

    Satyagrah was a non-violence movement initiated by:

    • A.

      Martin Luthor King Jr.

    • B.

      Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    • C.

      Nelson Mandela

    • D.

      Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

    Correct Answer
    B. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Satyagraha was a non-violent resistance movement initiated by Gandhi. He believed in the power of truth and non-violence to bring about social and political change. Gandhi used satyagraha as a tool to fight against British colonial rule in India and to advocate for civil rights and equality for all. Through peaceful protests, civil disobedience, and self-sacrifice, Gandhi inspired millions of people to join the movement and work towards independence and justice. His philosophy and methods of satyagraha continue to be influential in the world today.

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  • 7. 

    Secularism is a political ideology meant to treat all the religions and religious communities equally, thus establishing peace within a state.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    the belief that religion should not influence or be involved in the organization of society, education, government, etc. It has no direct relation to peace.

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