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New year quiz special


1. What was the subject of the CRIN Review, published in September?

A: Children's Right to the City
B: Children's Right to Play
C: Children and the Financial Crisis


2. Which of the following events are set to take place in 2009?

A: The 20th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
B: The launch of 'Rescuing children with statistical frameworks and logarithms', by the World Bank
C: The issue of a new CRIN 'Child Rights Encylopedia'


3. What was the subject of this year's Day of General Discussion at the Committee on the Rights of the Child meeting in September?

A: Education and girls
B: Child survival in emergencies
C: Education in emergencies


4. Who were reelected to the Committe on the Rights of the Child in its December elections?

A: Brent Parfitt (Canada), Mr. Siddiqui (Bangladesh), and Ms. Smith (Norway)
B: Jean Zermatten (Switzerland); Yanghee Lee (Republic of Korea); and Awich Pollar (Uganda)
C: Ban Ki Moon (South Korea), Anne Veneman (USA) and Peter Dromelle (Netherlands)


5. What were George W. Bush's parting words to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at his final G-8 Summit?

A: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter" (while punching the air and grinning)
B: "Thanks for the good times. I love you both - in a heterosexual way of course. I know what you Europeans are like."
C: "You must give the bankers money now, otherwise their children won't benefit, and then you got a whole new futurial problem on your table."


6. What did both Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, apologise for?

A: Their support of the Iraq war
B: Speaking with their mouths full during a commonwealth dinner
C: Repressive policies towards Aboriginal children


7. What 60th anniversary did the UN celebrate on 10 December?

A: The adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
B: The establishment of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
C: The start of the process to appoint a Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children


8. What is CRIN set to launch in early 2009?

A: A microsite on discrimination
B: A new global economic model that hinges on fairness rather than profit
C: A range of branded handbags


9. What are some of CRIN's main priorities for 2009?

A: Child survival, poverty and governance
B: To focus on deliverable solutions in terms of a needs-based, pro-poor, child-enabling, cost-effective, market-driven, impact-variant policy implementation strategy
C: To become more proactive in supporting advocacy initiatives, and scale-up our work on the follow-up to the UN Study on Violence against Children


10. In the Chinese calendar, 2009 is the year of...

A: the Ox?
B: the Lesser Spotted Dogfish?
C: the Parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides (a species of fly)?