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Child Poverty: A Global Comparison

Poverty among children is one of the key scourges of humanity. It condemns children at a critical stage of development to poor nutrition, education, housing and more – with life-long consequences. We wonder: Which of these G20 economies has the lowest share of its children living in poverty?

A. South Korea
B. Germany
C. United States
D. Brazil
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The Biggest Beer-Drinkers

Beer likely dates as far back as humans have grown cereal crops. Thousands of years after people first fermented grain into beer, the world population drank 184.8 billion liters of it in 2016. It is the most popular alcoholic beverage by a wide margin. We wonder: In which country do people consume the most beer?

A. Brazil
B. China
C. Germany
D. Russia
E. United States
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The Vast Amazon Rainforest

Most of the Amazon River basin is located within Brazil, but the Amazon rainforest spans altogether nine countries. It also plays an integral role in global greenhouse gas emission control, as well as for global biodiversity. And yet, it is being chopped down on a continuous basis. We wonder: What country is closest in size to the Brazilian Amazon’s lost forest cover since 1969?

A. India
B. Turkey
C. Australia
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King Tobacco

Tobacco continues to pose one of the world’s largest public health challenges, killing 6 million people each year. It is smoked, chewed and otherwise consumed all over the world. With governments and international health organizations stepping up their efforts to curb tobacco use, we wonder: Which country produces more tobacco than any other?

A. United States
B. Brazil
C. India
D. China
E. United Kingdom
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Sizing Up Brazil

This month, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The country has been on a roller coaster of late – politically, economically and socially. Which of these statements about Brazil are true?

A. It has the world’s fifth-largest population
B. It has Latin America’s second-largest proven oil reserves
C. It is the world’s seventh-largest economy
D. Economic inequality is much greater than in developed economies.
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Homes of the Rich

The United States leads world in being the home country of billionaires. Among the global Top 10, eight are Americans – including the richest. Only the second and fourth spots are held by non-Americans. We wonder: Which nation is home to the second-richest person?

A. Mexico
B. France
C. China
D. Spain

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Where’s the Beef?

From hamburgers in the United States and steak tartare in France to beef Stroganoff in Russia and sukiyaki in Japan, beef has long been a staple of the world’s dinner tables. More and more, beef is a vital ingredient in world trade. We wonder: Which country exports the most beef?

A. United States
B. Russia
C. Argentina
D. India

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