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.

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