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Social Justice Quiz 2008 - Twenty Questions

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Twenty Questions: Social Justice Quiz 2008

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1.  How many deaths are there world-wide each year due to acts of terrorism?

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2.  How many deaths are there world-wide each day due to poverty and malnutrition?

 

3. 1n 1965, CEOs in major companies made 24 times more than the average worker.  In 1980, CEOs made 40 times more than the average worker.  In 2007, CEOs earned how many times more than the average worker?

 

4.  In how many of the over 3000 cities and counties in the US can a full-time worker who earns minimum wage afford to pay rent and utilities on a one-bedroom apartment?

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5.  In 1968, the minimum wage was $1.65 per hour.  How much would the minimum wage be today if it had kept pace with inflation since 1968? 

 

6.  True or false?  People in the United States spend nearly twice as much on pet food as the US government spends on aid to help foreign countries.

 

7. How many people in the world live on $2 a day or less?

 

8.  How many people in the world do not have electricity?

 

9.  People in the US consume 42 kilograms of meat per person per year.  How much meat and grain do people in India and China eat?

 

10.  How many cars does China have for every 1000 drivers?  India?  The U.S.?

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11.  How much grain is needed to fill a SUV tank with ethanol?

 

12.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the richest 1% of Americans earns what percent of the nation’s adjusted gross income?  5%?  10%? 15%? 20%?

 

13.  How many people does our government say are homeless in the US on any given day?

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