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1. What did the UN call for to mark World Population Day?

A: Greater involvement of men in the health and welfare of women and children
B: Greater involvement of Governments in family planning initiatives
C: Greater involvement of families in family planning initiatives which affect them


2. How is France enraging child rights activists with its anti-crime bill?

A: Children over 16 could share prison cells with adults convicted of sexual offences
B: Children over 16 will be prevented from gaining employment for six months following a conviction
C: Children over 16 who are repeat offenders could receive the same sentence as adults


3. In Saudi Arabia, what were young girls banned from doing?

A: Speaking 'unpredictably' on public transport
B: Discussing politics and and other 'dangerous' issues
C: Watching a play


4. Where has a code of conduct to fight child labour been launched?

A: India
B: China
C: Jordan


5. How many articles are there in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: 45
B: 54
C: 42


6. What was the first human rights convention to be adopted in the twenty first century?

A: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
B: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilties
C: Convention on the Rights of Persons to Practice Religion


7. A lack of what is causing concern in Hong Kong?

A: Child pyschiatrists
B: Care plans for children in orphanages
C: Children


8. What lessons are pupils in schools in the United Kingdom set to be given?

A: Lessons in emotional and social skills
B: Lessons in avoiding confrontation
C: Lessons in love


9. Why is a new slavery bill launced in Mauritania 'weak', according to Anti-Slavery International?

A: Contraventions are only punishable by up to one year in prison
B: Only individuals can be prosecuted, not organisations
C: It does not cover contemporary aspects of slavery


10. Complete the quote from Harry S Truman (former President of the USA): "I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to...

A: ...find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
B: ...think what advice you would give yourself, and tell them to do the opposite.
C: ...find out what they want and tell them to do the opposite.