World Citizenship Test

Welcome to your World Citizenship Test

Many countries require citizenship tests as part of their naturalization process. Those tests sometimes make the news, usually for raising the bar too high. That was the case recently in Switzerland, where a lifelong resident failed an interview, and a few years ago in Denmark, where the failure rate went above two-thirds when a new test was introduced.

Perhaps a World Citizen can be defined as someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.

Test your knowledge in an overall criterion of momentous world history, human rights, geography, philosophy, and general acculturation with the following questions. There is no pass or fail, we only endeavor to educate and hope that each applicant walks away with some new and consequential awareness.

Mexico: The basic food of Mesoamerican peoples was:
Considered the greatest genius of the Scientific Revolution
Concern for and application of international human rights principles is
Where did Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech in 1963?
Which of the following are human rights as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Which country has the largest number of English speakers?
When was the Human Rights Council established?
Which country has the most earthquakes per year?
Switzerland: What is “Rütli,” a place in central Switzerland, known for?
Who was the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights?
Which of the following wrote Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy, which presnted a criticism of the that humans were the masters of nature?
Australia: Which of these is a role of the governor-general?
What does “traffic light coalition” (Ampelkoalition) mean in Germany? A collaboration between:
In which part of the world does slavery still happen today?
How many countries are there in the European Union?
How many countries does the Nile run through (including tributaries)?
In the 18th century (1700s) what did some people "boycott" or refuse to use?
Created the scientific method
Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
Montesquieu's most lasting contribution to political thought was his
Believed to be a heliocentric
Which continent has the most independent countries (including island nations)?
Lots of different foods and recipes from all over the world have been brought to Britain over its long history! When was an Indian Curry first seen on a menu?
What is Earth's largest continent by surface size?
What percentage of the world's population has access to Primary Education? Secondary? Higher Education?
United States: Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
What percent of Americans have a passport?
Which country gained independence on 9 July 2011?
Which country hosts the most branch campuses of U.S. higher education institutions?
What is a Global Citizen?
Which historical figure is the following quote attributed to:
"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
Working women in the United States could have their careers cut short by being fired if they became pregnant until the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act which outlawed the practice in what year:
Using the justification that women shouldn't be asked to leave the home, or that their sensibilities were too delicate to hear the gory details during a trial, women couldn't serve on a jury in the US until what year:
Norway is located in which continent or region? (According to the common seven-continent model)
Where is the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights located?
Well known for his criticism of Christianity and his strong belief in religious toleration
When is International Human Rights Day?
Which country holds the most U.S. government debt?
In January 2013, a city in which country banned women from ‘straddling motorbikes’ and forced them to sit side saddle?
Galileo's observations seemed to indicate that
Approximately how many refugees are there in the world?
Which country is the leading seller of military arms and equipment?
What special words are used on products like tea, sugar, bananas or chocolate, to tell us that they have been produced fairly?
Place where the first daily newspaper was printed in 1702
What was the name of the movement or "organisation" that campaigned against slavery at the time of William Wilberforce?
Which of these is the largest river by discharge of water in the world?
What is generally considered to be the largest island on Earth? (Australia is regarded a continent)
Considered the greatest genius of the Scientific Revolution
Only two countries have not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Somalia is one, what is the other?
Adam Smith believed in laissez-faire, by which he meant that
Which country is the second largest in Asia by surface area?
What is by area the smallest independent country on Earth?
Women were not legally allowed to serve in the US military until what year?
Who has been rightly called the father of modern rationalism?
100 years ago, what percentage of Americans had graduated from high school:
According to the Ptolemic system,
First country to grant diplomatic recognition to the new American state
Where do the majority of those living on less than $1.25 per day live?
What is the most widely spoken language in the world?
The Scientific Revolution gave rise to the_______________, an eighteenth-century movement that stressed the role of philosophy and reason in improving society.
Argued that every person was born eith a tabula rasa, or blank mind
Martin Luther King said that"Before you've finished eating breakfast in the morning, you've depended on....." who?
Does slavery still happen today?
Are all Men Created Equal?
If we all have "Rights", what do we also have?
The prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races?
What is Earth's second largest continent by population?
Britain: Who appoints peers in the House of Lords?
Which was the first country to allow women to vote?
What is widely considered to be the largest lake on Earth (measured by surface area)?
The work of __________ shows the use of enchantment in the rococo style.
Name of the terrorist group of white Southerners who used violence to keep blacks from voting?
The American nation's first constitution was called the
What is the approximate population of the earth?
Approximately what percentage of the world's population lives on less than $1.25 per day?
Which of the following is absolutely prohibited under international law?
Approximately how many years does it take for a plastic water bottle to decompose?
What percent of the U.S. Government budget is devoted to foreign aid?
Believed members of a society should be forced to follow a social contract
The Enlightenment produced social thinkers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and an early advocate of women's rights, ______________.
When and where was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted?
University where human dissection provided accurate anatomical data
Which of the following countries does NOT grant birthright citizenship?
In how many US states did same-sex marriage become immediately legal in June 2013?
Which country has the most nuclear reactors for the purpose of generating electricity?
Who said that we need not "wait a single minute before starting to improve the world"?
All of the following conditions contribute to the international shortage of food except
In wasn't until this year that the United States Supreme Court declared school segregation illegal:
In which US state must a woman obtain written permission from her husband to wear false teeth?
When it comes to meeting new people and choosing friends I am proud to say that:
Canada: What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
What is Earth's largest continent by population?
When did the death penalty become illegal in the UK under domestic law?
How many living languages are there?
Which British head of cabinet acquired Canada and India?
Which civilly disobedient activist joked that: ‘I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers’
100 years ago, what percentage of doctors had no college education:
How many rights are there in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Beirut is the capital of which country?
According to the U.S. Department of State, which concept or statement best describes U.S. foreign policy today?