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Life Expectancy in 1900

Among humankind’s greatest achievements is certainly the reduction in mortality. Thanks to medical breakthroughs unimaginable just decades ago, people in developed and developing countries alike are living longer than ever. We wonder: What was the world population’s average life expectancy at the beginning of the 20th century, in 1900?

A. 60 years
B. 50 years
C. 30 years
D. 20 years
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Comparing the US and China

As China’s rise continues, it has been alternatively cast as a peer, a competitor and rival, or as a potential antagonist of the United States. But to what extent is China fully comparable to the United States yet? Specifically, in what respect is China 2% greater than the United States?

B. Life expectancy
C. Per capita GDP
D. Land area
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How Old Can We Get?

People around the world can expect to live ever longer as global public health and other factors improve. We wonder: How many months of life expectancy at birth has the world’s population gained annually since 2000?

A. Two months
B. Four months
C. Five months
D. Seven months
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The Russian Empire Is Literally Dying

Vladimir Putin has rarely missed an opportunity to display Russia’s might on the international stage. Meanwhile, at home Russian men face a tragically high mortality rate. We wonder: Russian males have a higher likelihood of dying before the age of 60 than which of the following countries or regions?

A. Haiti
B. Africa
C. United States
D. Myanmar

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