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1. What proposal in the United Kingdom would boost children's right to know their origins, according to a group of ministers and peers?

A: Requiring sperm donors to record their names on birth certificates
B: Giving parents a legal right to contact children they have had adopted
C: Marking on a birth certificate if a child has been born from donated sperm/eggs


2. How many countries have failed to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: 2
B: 1
C: 0


3. What prompted a World Health Organisation spokesperson to say: "Children are not just small adults"?

A: A report about children and online safety
B: A report about children's exposure to pollution
C: A report about children using growth hormones


4. Why are child abuse allegations in New Zealand causing particular controversy?

A: They are levelled against several national celebrities
B: The accused include a number of Asian immigrants
C: Indigenous Maori culture is being blamed for turning a blind eye to abuse


5. How are food manufacturers getting round a clampdown on TV advertising amid fears of child obesity?

A: Paying schools large sums of money to advertise products, including junk food
B: Making claims about the health benefits of hamburgers and chocolate
C: Targeting child internet users


6. In which country has a report revealed a baby trafficking trade?

A: Bulgaria
B: Belarus
C: Burkina Faso


7. How is Saudi Arabia planning to contravene the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child with regard to 19 year-old Rizana Nafeek?

A: They are planning to put her three-year-old daughter in care, with no reason given
B: They are planning to execute her for a crime she allegedly committed when she was under 18
C: They have destroyed her birth certificate and refused to issue her with a new one


8. What poses a threat to peace-building in war-torn regions, according to a new report?

A: Inadequate child participation in peace-building and restructuring programmes
B: Violence towards children in families traumatised by war
C: Insufficient attention directed towards the mental health needs of former child soldiers


9. How many children under three in Niger are suffering from acute malnutrition, following massive injections of aid since 2005?

A: One in seven
B: One in five
C: One in a hundred


10. Which of the following countries has not ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict?

A: Afghanistan
B: Pakistan
C: Burundi