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The Mother Tongue

There are at least 7,102 known languages still spoken in the world today. Many of these languages are spoken only by a very small number of people and may become extinct soon. We wonder: How many languages are spoken as a mother tongue by at least 50 million people?

A. More than 800
B. More than 400
C. More than 100
D. More than 20
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Number Three in 2060

China, India and the United States currently are the world’s three most populous nations. By 2060, they will rank in second, first and fourth place, respectively. We wonder: Which country will have taken the current place of the United States to have the world’s third-largest population in 2060?

A. Indonesia
B. Pakistan
C. Bangladesh
D. Nigeria
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Africa’s Most Populous Countries

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country by far. It has nearly double the population size of the second-largest country. Its 182 million people in 2015 make it the world’s seventh most populous nation. We wonder: After Nigeria, which is Africa’s next most populous country?

A. South Africa
B. The Democratic Republic of Congo
C. Kenya
D. Ethiopia
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Race to the Top: The World’s 20 Largest Economies in 2050

The group of the world’s 20 largest economies is not static. Over time, some countries are bound to move into this elite club, while others may drop out. We wonder: Which countries are projected to make the greatest upward move among the world’s top 20 economies?

A. Indonesia
B. Brazil
C. Pakistan
D. Nigeria

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Slavery in the 21st Century

The end of the U.S. Civil War, now exactly 150 years ago, meant freedom for four million slaves in the American South. Remarkably, slavery in its modern form — human trafficking, forced labor and forced marriages — continues to exist throughout the world. We wonder: Which country today has the largest number of unfree people?

A. Nigeria
B. Mexico
C. India
D. Russia

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Sizing Up Nigeria’s Energy Needs

Americans are known to have an energy-intensive lifestyle, with the average citizen consuming over 13,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. But in Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest economies, power consumption is dramatically lower. We wonder: Which of the following common appliances uses about as much electricity in a year as the average Nigerian?

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