A Quiz On Global Poverty! Trivia

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Here we leave you with a quiz on global poverty! Humans have four basic needs, which are food, water, shelter, and clothing. Though people need them, there are many countries in the world where a majority is lacking in some of the basic needs, which increases the level of poverty. Economic conditions and literacy levels have been noted as reasons for an increase in poverty levels. This quiz will add more insight to the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is poverty?

    • A.

      Not being able to afford Nike shoes and an Adidas jumper.

    • B.

      Lacking basic needs like food and shelter.

    • C.

      Having to save money to buy new clothes.

    • D.

      Living in a suburb 30 minutes from the city centre.

    Correct Answer
    B. Lacking basic needs like food and shelter.
    Explanation
    Poverty is the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them.[1][2] This is also referred to as absolute poverty or destitution. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty

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  • 2. 

    How many people around the world live in poverty?

    • A.

      100 million

    • B.

      20 million

    • C.

      1.7 billion

    • D.

      750 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.7 billion
    Explanation
    About 1.7 billion people live in absolute poverty source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty

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  • 3. 

    Poverty only occurs in third world countries like Ethiopia and India.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Even rich countries like Australia and the US have poverty.

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  • 4. 

    Over half the world's population earn how much per day?

    • A.

      $2

    • B.

      $20

    • C.

      $200

    • D.

      $5

    Correct Answer
    A. $2
    Explanation
    "in 2001, 1.1 billion people had consumption levels below $1 a day and 2.7 billion lived on less than $2 a day. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty

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  • 5. 

    There is a connection between poverty and life expectancy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Life_Expectancy_2008_Estimates_CIA_World_Factbook.png

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  • 6. 

    America has one of the highest rates of poverty for young people in the first world?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 2006 the poverty rate for minors in the United States was the highest in the industrialized world, with 21.9% of all minors and 30% of African American minors living below the poverty threshold. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty

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  • 7. 

    The 'Make Poverty History' campaign is:

    • A.

      A teaching document to study the history of poverty.

    • B.

      A concert for Indonesians made homeless after the 2004 tsunami.

    • C.

      A company that makes rubber bracelets.

    • D.

      An organisation raising awareness of global poverty.

    Correct Answer
    D. An organisation raising awareness of global poverty.
    Explanation
    The 'Make Poverty History' campaign is an organization that aims to raise awareness about global poverty. It is not a teaching document or a concert for Indonesians affected by the tsunami, nor is it a company that makes rubber bracelets. The campaign focuses on advocating for policies and actions to alleviate poverty worldwide.

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  • 8. 

    How many people in Australia live below the poverty line?

    • A.

      1 million

    • B.

      56 789

    • C.

      All Australians are above the poverty line.

    • D.

      2.86 million

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.86 million
    Explanation
    According to the Smith Family in 2001. 1.13.0% of Australians live in poverty (2.86 million). source: Australian Bureau of Statistics - 2015.0 - Census of Population and Housing -Summary of Findings

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  • 9. 

    In many Aboriginal communities, people suffer the following because of poverty:

    • A.

      A lower life expectancy

    • B.

      Higher rates of infant mortality

    • C.

      high rates of arrest and imprisonment

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Indigenous and minority groups are sometimes referred to as the "Fourth World." They experience a lower life expectancy, higher rates of infant mortality, higher unemployment rates, a lower general standard of living (health, housing), high rates of arrest and imprisonment, plus problems of alcohol and other substance abuses source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_Australia#cite_note-0

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