The following three questions all come from the Gapminder Foundation, started by Swedish Professor Hans Rosling. He runs a series of “ignorance tests.” Essentially, his point is that people understand the world by “generalizing personal experiences.” And so they often miss major trends.
Try the three questions below or follow the link below for the full quiz.
What is the average life expectancy in the world today?
A) 70 years
B) 60 years
or C) 50 years
What percentage of adults in the world today are literate?
What percentage of the world's one-year old children are vaccinated against measles?
For more questions, take the full quiz at CNN here. (And for those wondering, the answers to the first three questions are A, A and C).
Does Professor Rosling'# definition of literacy include the ability to recognize one's own name when it is written in italic or cursive script?
I would imagine so. I have never met a person who couldn't. Ever.
Who are you hanging around with?
On the subject of U.S. student performance your guests all spoke about important aspects of where our education system I'd failing. Perhaps the single most important issue was totally missed; poverty, yes poverty. When parents are not involved with their kid's education and when children go to school without adequate clothing and without a real BREAKFAST they simply NOT going to learn.
With many children, the only meals they receive are the free breakfast/ lunches they get in school. They often go hungry on the weekends. This, I have witnessed first-hand.
Agree completely with the lack of parental participation.
I agree. Poverty is the greatest scourge in the world – we ignore it at our peril – you only have to look at the Arab and African nations – caused by poverty – if they had jobs, money and food on the table they wouldn`t want to fight.
1) A 2) B 3) A I believe ... :c)
I would tend to believe this also...
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