October 2015

Finding Germany on a Map

Germany has been much in the headlines recently as destination for refugees from conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Looking at a world map, we wonder: Which two major North American cities are located along the same latitude north of the earth’s equator as Germany?

A. Miami, Florida
B. Washington, D.C.
C. Seattle, Washington
D. Edmonton, Alberta

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Armed to the Teeth

Much of U.S. history is inextricably linked with guns. They remain a major cultural element today, despite pervasive accidents and intentional homicides. We wonder: Which of the following statements about the United States and guns are correct?

A. More mass shootings than any other developed nation.
B. Gun ownership rate is the highest in the world.
C. U.S. stands out for the lack of policy response after mass shootings
D. The gun death rate is the highest in the G7.

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Muslims in Europe and the U.S.

As part of the current refugee crisis hitting the EU from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the share of Muslim populations living in Western countries has moved into the center of debate. We wonder: What is the percentage share of Muslims in the total population of the United States today?

A. Less than 1%
B. 5%
C. 7.5%
D. 10%

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