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1. According to the report 'Five Years On: a Global Update on Violence against Children', what percentage of children aged two-14 experience physical or psychological violence in their home each month?

A: 86 per cent.
B: 43 per cent.
C: 0 per cent, because all adults across the world agree they should not prove how strong they are on someone half their size or smaller.


2. Which country has become the latest to ban corporal punishment of children in all settings?

A: Togo.
B: United States.
C: United Kingdom.


3. What controversial bill has been reintroduced to Uganda’s parliament?

A: The pro-LGBT rights bill.
B: The 'Kill the Gays' bill.
C: The ‘Anti-Ignorance’ bill.


4. In a recent case in Malaysia, why did birth registration authorities refuse to give a baby girl her father’s surname on her birth certificate?

A: Because the father had an embarrassing surname.
B: Because the baby was conceived out of wedlock.
C: Because in Malaysia, children only take their mother’s surname.


5. What was the theme of the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s 2011 Day of General Discussion?

A: Children of incarcerated parents.
B: Children in conflict with the law.
C: Children in alternative care.


6. In Norway and the Netherlands, what are child rights advocates defending in relation to ritual male circumcision of young boys?

A: A boy's right to decide for himself if he wants to be circumcised at an age when he can reasonably do so.
B: Parents’ right to make the decision for their son at an age when the boy is too young to give his consent.
C: The religious right to conduct a medically unnecessary surgical procedure.


7. What does popular belief in northern parts of Ghana say must be done with children ‘born with deformities’?

A: They must be cared for like any other child.
B: They must be given up for adoption if the parents do not want them.
C: They must be killed or abandoned and left to die.


8. What is the legal age for marriage for boys and girls in Trinidad and Tobago?

A: 12 for girls and 14 for boys.
B: 14 for girls and 16 for boys.
C: 18 for both.


9. What is the second leading cause of death among youth in Canada?

A: Automobile accidents.
B: Drug overdose.
C: Suicide.


10. Which country has the world's highest mortality rate for children under five years of age?

A: Chad.
B: Somalia.
C: Bolivia.