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1) What percentage of YouTube viewers in the United States are aged 35–64? a) 33 b) 45 c) 55 2) How much does the $100 laptop designed for use in developing countries cost to manufacture? a) $75 b) $110 c) $150 3) The Chemical Weapons Convention, signed by 181 countries, mandates that the world’s stockpile ...

1) What percentage of YouTube viewers in the United States are aged 35–64?

a) 33
b) 45
c) 55

2) How much does the $100 laptop designed for use in developing countries cost to manufacture?

a) $75
b) $110
c) $150

3) The Chemical Weapons Convention, signed by 181 countries, mandates that the world’s stockpile of chemical weapons be destroyed by the end of April. What percentage has been destroyed so far?

a) 22
b) 52
c) 82

4) What percentage of sub-Saharan Africans will lack electricity in 2020, according to the World Bank?

a) 45
b) 60
c) 75

5) In 2005, suicide bombers killed 43 civilians in Afghanistan. In 2006, that figure was ______.

a) 93
b) 153
c) 213

6) Last year, the European Union received what percentage of the world’s total foreign direct investment?

a) 15
b) 30
c) 45

7) In which country will you not find a Starbucks?

a) Germany
b) Greece
c) Guatemala

8) Which country’s government is considered more corrupt by its citizens?

a) Indonesia
b) Pakistan
c) Zimbabwe

 

Quiz Answers:

1) C, 55 percent. YouTube viewers are older than you might think. According to a recent study, teens accounted for just 13 percent of users.

2) C, $150. The backers of the One Laptop per Child project hope that when the computers go on sale this year, costs will fall to the eponymous figure.

3) A, 22 percent. All of the affected countries in possession of chemical weapons have asked for––and been granted––a one-time, five-year extension to destroy their stocks.

4) B, 60 percent. While other developing regions move toward universal access, poor planning and erratic investment strategies are keeping most of Africa off the grid.

5) C, 213. Rare in Afghanistan before the Iraq war, suicide bombings are increasingly prevalent, with nearly 50 attacks in 2006.

6) C, 45 percent. The European Union received more than $500 billion in foreign direct investment in 2006, making it the largest regional recipient.

7) C, Guatemala. Despite being a major coffee-producing country, Guatemala is Starbucks-free.

8) B, Pakistan. Entrenched official corruption has been tolerated for decades in Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf’s promises to clean up the public sector have yielded few results, with 15 percent of the population reporting paying bribes in 2006.

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