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Weekly quiz


1. What global conference is taking place this week?

A: The Annual Children and Violence Conference in Switzerland
B: The International AIDS Conference in Mexico
C: The Global Child Rescue Summit in the United Kingdom


2. What are young people being failed by, according to delegates at a global conference?

A: Government policies on youth crime
B: Short-term policy/campaign strategies by NGOs, which fail to consider the complexities of children's needs
C: Sex education


3. What was marked between 1 and 7 August?

A: World HIV and AIDS week
B: World Orphan week
C: World Breastfeeding Week


4. What controversial claim has been denied by the Chinese Olympic team?

A: That some of the gymnasts are under age
B: That young children are being used to carry athletes' luggage
C: That children are being used to test performance-enhancing drugs


5. How many guiding principles are there to the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: 3
B: 21
C: 5


6. Which minority in Iran were the subject of a report by Amnesty International?

A: Kurds
B: Azeris
C: Baluchis


7. What right was granted to a girl in Fiji?

A: The right to hit her parents
B: The right to free university education
C: The right not to visit her Dad in prison


8. In a UK poll, what percentage of children had been banned from climbing trees by their worried parents?

A: 49
B: 12
C: 97


9. How many Optional Protocols are there to the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: 2
B: 3
C: 0


10. Social reformer Grace Abbott said: "Child labour and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labour of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty...

A: you will have both poverty and child labour to the end of time."
B: both will be eradicated."
C: all will be well."