September 2017

Whichever Way The Wind Blows

Wind power has become an increasingly viable part of the solution to help solve two of the world’s most pressing problems – global warming and energy supply independence. We wonder: Which country had the highest installed wind power capacity at the end of 2016?

A. Germany
B. India
C. United States
D. China
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The Fastest-Growing Economies of 2017

The rate of economic growth each year is a critical indicator in nations around the world. In emerging market economies, growth matters particularly, since these economies often also have a fast-growing population to support. We wonder: Which country is expected to have grown the most in 2017?

A. India
B. China
C. Myanmar
D. Nepal
E. Ethiopia
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Amber Waves of Grain

Humans have grown domesticated wheat for about 11,000 years. It was a cornerstone of the transition from hunting and gathering to sedentary, agricultural societies. Today, about 220 million hectares (554 million acres) are growing it worldwide. We wonder: Which country devotes the most land area to wheat cultivation today?

A. Russia
B. China
C. United States
D. India
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Closing the Pay Gap

Despite the advancement of women in the workplace over the past several decades, the median pay of women working full time remains lower than the median pay of men working full time. We wonder: Which of the following G-20 countries has the smallest gender pay gap in full-time employment?

A. South Korea
B. France
C. Germany
D. United States
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The Dairy Kings

Humans have consumed animal milk for the past 8,000-10,000 years. Prehistoric production – for milk, cheeses, butter and more – typically followed domestication of the animals for meat. Cows are one of the biggest sources of dairy. We wonder: Which country is the world’s largest producer of whole milk from cows?

A. China
B. Germany
C. India
D. United States of America
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