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1. How many girls marry before the age of eighteen in developing countries?

A: 1 in 2
B: 1 in 6
C: 1 in 3


2. Who stopped a child wedding in Bangladesh?

A: The victim's father
B: A Muslim cleric
C: The victim's classmates


3. What new convention has been adopted by the Council of Europe?

A: Convention on the Abolition of Corporal Punishment Within Schools and Public Places
B: Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
C: Convention on the Establishment of Warm Relations Between Russia and the United Kingdom


4. How many parents and children have been seperated because of the US mandatory deportation of legal immigrants convicted of a crime, according to a new report?

A: 56,000
B: 16 million
C: 1.6 million


5. What is the leading cause of death for 15-19 year old girls worldwide?

A: HIV and AIDS
B: Pregnancy
C: Malaria


6. Who or what has been banned from London catwalks?

A: Child models
B: Materials made in child sweat shops
C: Show offs


7. According to research, which region has the highest percentage of females who have married by the age of 18?

A: South Asia
B: Latin America and the Carribean
C: Africa


8. For what was a 14-year-old boy pardoned in Afghanistan?

A: He was forced by the Taliban to become a suicide bomber
B: He was forced by the US Army to steal intelligence documents
C: He was forced by an Afghan official to shoot at US soldiers


9. Where were 62 children found hidden in a lorry?

A: France
B: China
C: Nigeria


10. Which of the following Conventions expressly refers to child marriage?

A: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
B: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
C: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights