Which U.S. president gave the first televised State of the Union address? Why was President Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union speech postponed?
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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).
How many U.S. Federal Reserve chairmen have there been? In what year did China’s one-child policy start?
Take our weekly quiz to find out.
In which city will the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded in December? Who has President Barack Obama nominated as the next head of the Department of Homeland Security?
Which U.S. politician wrote an opinion piece in Pravda saying Russians deserve better than Vladimir Putin? Which country is the most recent member state of the United Nations?
Take our weekly quiz to find out
Where is the International Olympic Committee headquartered? When did the U.S. ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention?
Which city has been hosting the G20 meeting? How long has Bashar al-Assad been president of Syria?
Which nation has launched the Izumo, its largest warship since World War II? How long is a presidential term in Iran?
Who is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations? Which country’s lower house voted to legalize marijuana?
Which nation this week legalized gay marriage? Which American city has just filed for bankruptcy?
What item of clothing did Osama bin Laden reportedly wear to obscure his appearance from satellite cameras? Who has been named Egypt's interim president?
Where did the recent G8 meeting take place? Which country has been experiencing record smog?
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