June 2014

Millionaires Galore

The effects of the global financial crisis are waning, at least for all the people at the top of the global income pyramid. We wonder: Outside the three top-ranked countries (the United States, Japan and Germany), which country has the most millionaires?

A. Switzerland
B. United Kingdom
C. France
D. China

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Cities’ Global Economic Clout

As of 2007, for the first time in human history, more of the world’s population lived in urban areas than in rural areas. But cities account for an even greater share of global economic growth. We wonder: Which world city has the largest economy?

A. London
B. Seoul
C. New York City
D. Tokyo

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Obesity Goes Global

For decades, obesity was thought to be an exclusive characteristic of affluent Western economies, particularly the United States. But obesity is increasingly a global problem. We wonder: What percentage of the world’s obese population reside in the world’s developing countries?

A. 9%
B. 13%
C. 50%
D. 62%

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