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1. What does a new child rights campaign aim to achieve?

A: The establishment of a Special Representative on Violence Against Children
B: Democratic elections in the United States
C: The establishment of a complaints procedure to the Convention on the Rights of the Child


2. What fraction of children in Europe live in poverty, according to a new report?

A: one in twenty
B: one in five
C: one in ten


3. What did a secret film crew discover in children's care homes in the Czech Republic?

A: Staff who had not been checked for criminal records
B: Dangerously unstable buildings
C: Children with severe mental and physical disabilities kept in cages


4. In which country have truth hearings been launched to look into rights violations occuring during the reign of Charles Taylor?

A: Liberia
B: Lesotho
C: Libya


5. What has been branded a 'shambles' in Ireland?

A: Law on child sex abuse
B: The adoption system
C: The constitution


6. What is set to be created in Italy to combat squabbles between traveller and non-traveller children on school buses?

A: A separate bus for traveller children
B: A separate school for traveller children
C: Badges labelling 'traveller children' so they can be identified and avoided


7. What sparked a debate over the rights of adoptees to know the identity of their birth parents?

A: A child needing a kidney transplant
B: Twins marrying without realising they were related
C: The discovery that singer Paul McCartney has an illegitimate child


8. What may ease stress in children, according to a report from Israel?

A: Contact sports
B: A healthy diet
C: Stuffed animals


9. How is the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon planning to connect with young people, finding out the issues that concern them?

A: By answering questions posed by students via the internet
B: By starting a rap group with teenagers in New York
C: By employing paid advisers under the age of 18 at the Office of the Secretary General


10. Who said: "No government can love a child, and no policy can substitute for a family's care. But at the same time, government can either support or undermine families as they cope with moral, social and economic stresses of caring for children"?

A: US President George W.Bush
B: US Presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton
C: Pop singer Britney Spears