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).