The Poverty Quiz

Poverty

*1. In which country does one in nine people live in poverty?*

*2. How much do the rich countries give to the much poorer ones?*

*3. Who said: ‘Whenever you are in doubt or when the self becomes too much... Apply the following test: Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man _[sic]_ you have seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? Then you will find your doubts and your self melting away.’?*

*4. The world's 225 richest people have a combined wealth of over a million million dollars. This is the same as the annual income of how many of the world's poorest people?*

*5. In which country do 35.5 million people – one child in four – live below the official poverty line?*

*6. ‘I'm married and have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. I get up at 8am and don't have anything to eat until 7 or 8pm. I want my daughter to be able to eat.’ Where is this person from?*

*7. Where do hundreds of thousands of rural people have no guaranteed water supply?*

*8. What percentage of the UK population experienced a spell of poverty between 1990 and 1994?*

*9. Who said: ‘A substantial increase in the resources for fighting poverty in the poorest countries appears entirely affordable. It is a matter of political commitment.’?*

*10. The West gave the Global South $47.58 billion in aid in 1997. By what percentage was this different from the previous year?*

*11. Who said: ‘The new century is not going to be new at all if we offer only charity. That palliative to satisfy the conscience and keep the same old system of haves and have-nots quietly contained.’*

*12. In what part of the world has poverty increased seven-fold since 1988, pushing an additional 105 million people below the poverty line?*