OK, so it’s been about two weeks now since we launched Thrive, our campaign for global food security, which means you’ve had more than enough time to read the Thrive report and know it inside and out. Now’s the time to test your knowledge of global hunger and nutrition. Take this short quiz to find out:
Question #1: How many children suffer from malnutrition?
c) nearly 1 billion
d) too many to count
Question #2: Why invest in agriculture?
a) it helps poor people raise their incomes
b) it helps families feed themselves year round
c) it can help grow rural economies
d) all of the above
Question #3: How many people live in extreme poverty?
a) Nearly 1 billion people
b) 1.4 billion people
c) 178 million people
d) None of the above
Question #4: what are the risks of failing to prevent malnutrition?
a) Children’s minds and bodies are stunted
b) People’s income-earning potential throughout their life is curtailed
c) A countries’ wealth can decline annually
d) All of the above
Question #5: Which of the following countries do not participate in the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement?
Question #6: How many countries have investment plans that are ready to go?
Question #7: What should the G8 do at the Camp David Summit in May to fight poverty and malnutrition?
a) Fully fund ready to go agriculture country investment plans
b) Fund proven nutrition solutions in SUN countries
c) Support small-holder farmers, women, market access and sustainable farming
d) All of the above
Question #8: What should African governments do?
a) Wait for donor support alone to solve the problem
b) Hope the private sector will meet all their needs
c) Take greater leadership
d) Agree to a new compact on food security and nutrition
Question #9: How many children can be saved from stunting and people lifted out of poverty?
a) 18 million and 100 million
b) 178 million and 50 million
c) 15 million and 50 million
d) 100 million and 15 million
Question #10: Does the private sector have a role to play?
a) Yes, the private sector is fundamental to efforts to drive growth
b) No, the private sector doesn’t usually have much to do with farming
c) Yes, the private sector are needed to help build roads, storage and transport
d) A and C
Thanks for taking the Thrive Quiz! Now sign the petition to see how you did! Just kidding — here are the answers: 1. a, 2. d, 3. b, 4. d, 5. b, 6. a, 7. d, 8. c, 9. c, 10. d.
Bonus point: Tell us your score in the comments below, and we’ll choose one of you at random to win a Thrive cooking and gardening apron next Thursday, April 26.
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