I am still home for now. I don't live a really interesting life, (no matter what FaceBook tells you) and so I really didnt have a well- thoughtout Log entry for today. As I thought of theings to log about, I thought of all the kids i have met and how even though I may know a thing or two about poverty, there are people out there who have no idea the magnitude of poverty and how it affects its most vulnerable victims... children. I was on the Compassion website when I saw a list of poverty facts. And I thought "How many people know these facts?" and I thought of turning it into a quiz.

                                            Poverty Quiz
  Answer yes or no to each question below. Tally all 'yes' answers and view your score below. Post score in comment section to recieve credit for entry. If you list no score, you will not be entered.

1.Did you know that every day 1,500 women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth that could have been prevented? Each day 10,000 newborns die within a month of birth, and daily the same number of babies is also born dead.



2.Did you know that Children under age 18 make up nearly 48 percent of the population of the world's least developed countries, compared with 21 percent of the population of the world's industrialized nations?




3.Did you know that More than 1.6 billion people lack access to electricity and modern forms of energy?



4.Did you know that Over1.4 billion people in the developing world live below the poverty line (U.S. $1.25 per day)?




5.Did you know that in developing countries, approximately 130 million children and teens — age 17 or under — have lost one or both parents.



6.Did you know that More than 9 million children under age 5 die each year? Two-thirds of these deaths --more than 6 million every year — are preventable.




7.Did you know that approximately one-third of the world's poor people live in India.



8.   
Did you know that one person in seven battles hunger every day?


9.Did you know that Approximately963 million people across the world are hungry?


10.Did you know that More than 9 million children under age 5 die every year, and malnutrition accounts for more than one-third of these deaths? Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


11. 
Did you know that About5.6 million deaths of children worldwide are related to under-nutrition? This accounts for 53 percent of the total deaths for children fewer than 5.


12.Did you know that More than 140 million or 25 percentof all children in developing countries are underweight and at risk from the long-term effects of malnourishment.


13.Did you know that nearly15 percent of babies in developing countries are born with a low birth weight compared with only 7 percent of babies in industrialized countries?


14.Did you know that More than 6 million children die from malnutrition each year?


15.Did you know that Worldwide, 161 million preschool children suffer from chronic malnutrition?


16.Did you know that Already 923 million people worldwide are undernourished, and there are more than9 million deaths related to hunger each year?

17.Did you know that Malaria kills approximately 1 million children per year, many of them under age 5 and most of them in sub-Saharan Africa?


18.Did you know that in developing countries, one in every six infants is not immunized against tuberculosis?


19.Did you know that while the number of deaths due to measles fell dramatically between 2000 and 2007, one in every four children in developing countries is not immunized against measles?


20.Did you know that only55 percent of the world's infants are fully immunized against hepatitis B.?


 21.   
Did you know that only69 percent of newborns are protected
against tetanus?


 22.   
Did you know that Malaria, together with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, is
one of the major public health challenges undermining development in the poorest
countries in the world?


23.Did you know that there are 1.8 million diarrheal-related deaths per year among young children?


24.Did you know that Children under age 5 account for less than 10 percent of the world's population, but suffer from 40 percent of the diseases attributed to environmental factors?


25.Did you know that acute respiratory infections annually kill an estimated 2 million children under the age of 5?


26. Did you know that About1.8 million people, most of whom are children, die annually of food-borne diseases?


27. Did you know that approximately37 percent of deaths among children under 5 — 9.7 million worldwide in 2006 — occur in the first month of life.

0-10: You need to brush up on your skills. Go here to learn more about
poverty.


11-15: Not bad! To brush up on your skills to increase your score go
here.


16-20: Getting there! You knew allot about poverty! Go here to learn
more!


21-27: Awesome! You could give a speech on poverty! Go here to learn
more about Compassion and poverty.

0-10: You need to brush up on your skills. Go here to learn more about poverty.

11-15: Not bad! To brush up on your skills to increase your score go here.

16-20: Getting there! You knew allot about poverty! Go here to learn more!

21-27: Awesome! You could give a speech on poverty! Go here to learn more about Compassion and poverty.

*POST YOUR SCORE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. I WILL PICK 5 PEOPLE WITH THE HIGHEST ANSWERS AND THEY WILL WIN A PCK OF BOOKS IN THEIR CHILD(REN)'S LANGUAGES SENT TO THEM. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.*

*ANYONE IS ELIGIBLE. IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE IN, I WILL ACCEPT ANYONE!*


*CONTEST ENDS 5/23/2012 AT 12:00:01 A.M. EST*
 


Comments

Lori
05/16/2012 1:42pm

24 - luckily, I had read these recently :-)

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Deborah Roberts
05/16/2012 1:48pm

Wow... I knew about almost every single one of these problems, but not the staggering numbers or percents! Thanks for posting this.

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05/16/2012 2:03pm

24...Thanks for posting this quiz...

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Belinda
05/16/2012 2:29pm

I only knew 14. I have only known about Compassion and its work for about 3 weeks. I am training to be an advocate so maybe I will score better in the future.

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Reva
05/16/2012 2:54pm

Wow some are very alarming. I was pretty close to about 20 of them.

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Lori Mills
05/16/2012 3:02pm

25 ? Seeing the #'s again just make God's work so much more urgent! - ps. Your website is amazing. Great job!

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05/17/2012 10:53am

25, as much as I hate how high these numbers are :(

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Shadera Lorrain
05/17/2012 10:55am

Since Compassion has opened my eyes, I've been studying things like these. I don't know how just yet, but I want to help more than I am already. It makes my heart just ache to hear some of the statistics, especially preventable deaths for children.

I scored a 27.

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Kimberly
05/17/2012 12:13pm

I agree with you! I hate those statistics. But, fortunately we have an organization like Compassion that is willing to eradicate those numbers.

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Lou
05/17/2012 11:54am

27. Thanks for the refresher!

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05/20/2012 6:23am

I don't know what my score is, because I don't know where the answers are.

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Kimberly
05/20/2012 8:36am

What you do is, you tally up your "yes" answers and then tell me how many yes answers you recieved. Hopefully, this helped!

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