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.

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