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.

Which of the following are human rights as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

First country to grant diplomatic recognition to the new American state

Does slavery still happen today?

In January 2013, a city in which country banned women from ‘straddling motorbikes’ and forced them to sit side saddle?

100 years ago, what percentage of doctors had no college education:

Montesquieu's most lasting contribution to political thought was his

All of the following conditions contribute to the international shortage of food except

According to the U.S. Department of State, which concept or statement best describes U.S. foreign policy today?

How many rights are there in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Mexico: The basic food of Mesoamerican peoples was:

What percentage of the world's population has access to Primary Education? Secondary? Higher Education?

What is by area the smallest independent country on Earth?

What is Earth's largest continent by surface size?

Switzerland: What is “Rütli,” a place in central Switzerland, known for?

In which US state must a woman obtain written permission from her husband to wear false teeth?

Adam Smith believed in laissez-faire, by which he meant that

In how many US states did same-sex marriage become immediately legal in June 2013?

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:

Which of the following is absolutely prohibited under international law?

What is the most widely spoken language in the world?

Which country holds the most U.S. government debt?

Where do the majority of those living on less than $1.25 per day live?

Which civilly disobedient activist joked that: ‘I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers’

What is widely considered to be the largest lake on Earth (measured by surface area)?

Which country has the most earthquakes per year?

Which of the following countries does NOT grant birthright citizenship?

Which country hosts the most branch campuses of U.S. higher education institutions?

When did the death penalty become illegal in the UK under domestic law?

Considered the greatest genius of the Scientific Revolution

Which was the first country to allow women to vote?

Which British head of cabinet acquired Canada and India?

Which country has the largest number of English speakers?

What was the name of the movement or "organisation" that campaigned against slavery at the time of William Wilberforce?

Approximately how many years does it take for a plastic water bottle to decompose?

What special words are used on products like tea, sugar, bananas or chocolate, to tell us that they have been produced fairly?

Australia: Which of these is a role of the governor-general?

Are all Men Created Equal?

What year was the Irish Easter Rising?

Who has been rightly called the father of modern rationalism?

Only two countries have not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Somalia is one, what is the other?

Canada: What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?

The Scientific Revolution gave rise to the_______________, an eighteenth-century movement that stressed the role of philosophy and reason in improving society.

Who was the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights?

In the 18th century (1700s) what did some people "boycott" or refuse to use?

The Enlightenment produced social thinkers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and an early advocate of women's rights, ______________.

What is Earth's largest continent by population?

Norway is located in which continent or region? (According to the common seven-continent model)

United States: Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

What is Earth's second largest continent by population?

The work of __________ shows the use of enchantment in the rococo style.

Well known for his criticism of Christianity and his strong belief in religious toleration

When it comes to meeting new people and choosing friends I am proud to say that:

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?

Who said that we need not "wait a single minute before starting to improve the world"?

Which of these is the largest river by discharge of water in the world?

Place where the first daily newspaper was printed in 1702

Which of the following wrote Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy, which presnted a criticism of the that humans were the masters of nature?

Approximately what percentage of the world's population lives on less than $1.25 per day?

What is the approximate population of the earth?

Which country is the second largest in Asia by surface area?

When is International Human Rights Day?

100 years ago, what percentage of Americans had graduated from high school:

Argued that every person was born eith a tabula rasa, or blank mind

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."

If we all have "Rights", what do we also have?

Believed to be a heliocentric

Believed members of a society should be forced to follow a social contract

How many countries does the Nile run through (including tributaries)?

What percent of Americans have a passport?

Where did Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech in 1963?

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:

When was the Human Rights Council established?

Name of the terrorist group of white Southerners who used violence to keep blacks from voting?

How many countries are there in the European Union?

In wasn't until this year that the United States Supreme Court declared school segregation illegal:

What is a Global Citizen?

The prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races?

University where human dissection provided accurate anatomical data

Beirut is the capital of which country?

Which country is the leading seller of military arms and equipment?

Which country has the longest coastline in the world?

Which country has the most nuclear reactors for the purpose of generating electricity?

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:

Concern for and application of international human rights principles is

Approximately how many refugees are there in the world?

Which continent has the most independent countries (including island nations)?

The American nation's first constitution was called the

How many living languages are there?

When and where was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted?

Britain: Who appoints peers in the House of Lords?

Galileo's observations seemed to indicate that

Martin Luther King said that"Before you've finished eating breakfast in the morning, you've depended on….." who?

According to the Ptolemic system,

What percent of the U.S. Government budget is devoted to foreign aid?

In which part of the world does slavery still happen today?

Created the scientific method

Which country gained independence on 9 July 2011?

Where is the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights located?

Women were not legally allowed to serve in the US military until what year?