International Literacy Day Quiz

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Test your knowledge of the facts about literacy to celebrate International Literacy day 2014 on September 8th.
Andrea Leyden
Quiz by Andrea Leyden, updated more than 1 year ago
Andrea Leyden
Created by Andrea Leyden over 9 years ago
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Question 1

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Literacy is a human right.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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How many people worldwide cannot read or write? (More than one correct answer)
Answer
  • 260 million people
  • 776 million people
  • 16% of the world's population
  • 12% of the world's population

Question 3

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2/3 of all illiterate people are men.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Which country has the highest number of illiterate adults?
Answer
  • Pakistan
  • Chile
  • India
  • Gambia

Question 5

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What keeps children out of school? (More than one correct answer)
Answer
  • Cultural norms
  • Child labour
  • Poverty
  • Illiterate parents

Question 6

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What percentage of children worldwide do not go to school?
Answer
  • 9%
  • 15%
  • 2%
  • 7%

Question 7

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People who can read are less likely to...
Answer
  • Become teachers
  • Live by the sea
  • Have a happy family
  • Get into accidents or get diseases

Question 8

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Literate populations are more likely to practice their civil rights and engage in the democratic process.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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Access to books boosts academic achievement regardless of income.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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How can we change the destiny of illiterate children? (More than one correct answer)
Answer
  • Re-direct military spend to education
  • Encourage gender equality
  • Limit education to those who want it
  • Engage people in meaningful social processes
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