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Question ONE

Worldwide, most of the people killed or injured by landmines are:
    men
    old people
    women
    children
    people who are clearing landmines


Question TWO

Angola has one of the highest rates of landmine injury in the world. It is estimated that the number of Angolans with landmine-related injuries is approximately:
    1 in every 1,200 people
    1 in every 1,000 people
    1 in every 800 people
    1 in every 600 people
    1 in every 400 people


Question THREE

A growing child with an artificial arm or leg needs a new one every:
    6 months
    1 year
    18 months
    2 years
    3 years


Question FOUR

As well as deaths and injuries, which other problems can be caused by landmines?
    A shortage of supplies for other medical needs
    A fall in the use of agricultural land
    Problems with transportation of people and supplies
    All of these
    None of these


Question FIVE

Approximately what percentage of the world's countries have signed the Mine Ban Treaty?
    90%
    70%
    50%
    30%
    10%


Question SIX

Which of these countries has NOT signed the Mine Ban Treaty?
    China
    Russia
    USA
    None of them has signed.
    All of them have signed.


Question SEVEN

Which is the most accurate statement?
A country that signs the Mine Ban Treaty:
    must destroy 100% of the antipersonnel mines in its stores and in the ground.
    must destroy most of the antipersonnel mines in its stores but may keep some for emergency use.
    must destroy most of the antipersonnel mines in its stores but may keep some for training people in mine clearance.
    must destroy 100% of the antipersonnel mines in its stores, but it does not have to clear mines that are in the ground.
    may keep all its landmines, but must promise never to use them.


Question EIGHT

The Landmine Monitor Report estimates that 25 million antipersonnel mines are being stored by 108 countries. The country with the largest stockpile (store) of antipersonnel mines is:
    Belarus
    China
    Russia
    Ukraine
    USA


Question NINE

Which of these countries has already finished destroying its stockpile of antipersonnel mines?
    Britain
    El Salvador
    Japan
    Sweden
    Uruguay


Question TEN

Which country wants to spend nearly $50 million on a new kind of landmine?
    China
    Iraq
    North Korea
    Turkey
    USA


Information from New Internationalist issue on Landmines, Sept 1997, the International Committee of the Red Cross
and the Landmine Monitor Report 1999 [International Campaign to Ban Landmines]


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