One World Week QuizQuestion and Answer Sheet
What is Samsara in Hinduism and Buddhism?
The circle of life, death and rebirth
According to the Department for International Development (a part of the British government), how many primary aged children in the world do not attend school?
a) Over 100 million
b) Around 72 million
c) Less than 100,000
d) About 1 million
Globally, 693 million primary aged children are enrolled in school. But there are still around 72 million primary aged children who are not enrolled in school.
How many arms is the Hindu god Vishnu depicted as having?
(An extra point for each correct object you can list him as holding)
He holds a conch shell (sankha), a discus (chakra), a lotus (Padma), and a mace (gada).
The Hindu god Vishnu has many arms to symbolise the god's multiple powers. Whereas we humans have limited abilities, a god's power is unlimited. Vishnu has many arms to signify that he is a powerful god who can do, and be, many things at once.
Which of these gasses is the main cause of global warming?
c) Carbon Dioxide
Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
According to DFID roughly what percentage of the people in the world today live on less than $1.25 a day?
A) 25% of people live below the poverty line compared with 42% in 1990
Most Christian traditions teach that the one God is expressed in three persons the Father, the Son
(Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. What is this called?
The Holy Trinity
Which famous brand name chocolate launched its first Fairtrade chocolate bar in 2009?
Cadburys (Nestle released their first Fairtrade chocolate in January 2010)
In Islam what is the name of the holy book?
How is Malaria transferred from person to person?
Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. It is recognised as both a cause and consequence of poverty. Simple precautions such as bed nets and accessible drugs can prevent deaths from the disease. Malaria No More aims to end all deaths from Malaria by 2015.
What are two of the five pillars of Islam? (one point for each description, an extra point for each correct term)
Shahada (Declaration of faith)
Salat (Prayer 5 times a day)
Zakat (almsgiving of 2.5%) Sawm (fasting)
Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca)
Countries near the equator have wet and dry seasons instead of hot and cold ones. What is the word used for the rainfall in the wet season?
How many Millennium Development Goals are there?
There are 8 Millennium Development Goals
(Ending poverty and hunger; universal education; gender equality; child health; maternal health; combating HIV/AIDS; environmental sustainability; global partnership for development)
Since 1990 how many more people have gained access to safe drinking water?
a) Two hundred thousand
b) 3.4 million
c) 1.6 billion
d) 2.5 billion
Some 1.6 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water since 1990. At this rate, the world is expected to meet the MDG target on drinking water. But about 1 billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation services.
What word is used to describe a species of animal that has died out completely, and can no longer be found on our planet?
Answers to the picture round
This symbol means recycle. You will see it on any packaging that can be recycled and used again. Recyling is important because it allows us to re-use what we already have, instead of throwing it away, where it will damage the environment and the animals for many years.
This is the Newsround logo. Newsround is a news programme especially designed for young people.
This is David Cameron. He is the leader of the Conservative Party and also Britains Prime Minister.
This symbol stands for peace. It was originally designed by a group called the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament, a group who campaign against all weapons of mass destruction.
This is Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun. During her lifetime mother Teresa took care of the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. Sadly she died in September 1997, aged 87.
The Dodo bird is extinct, the tiger is endangered, and the sheep is a common animal.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Quiz compiled by Sarah K. Kilou
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