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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: Human Rights. "One of the new sources recently added to Credo Reference is the Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945, which contains much useful information about history and politics as well as human rights. This source can supply the answers to all these questions. " Answers here.

1. For which country is the Dalai Lama not only the religious leader but also the political leader?
2. In 1994, who became South Africa's first democratically elected president?
3. What is the current name of the area that was formerly named East Pakistan?
4. The United Kingdom is comprised of which four countries?
5. In which country did Lech Walesa lead a movement called Solidarity and was elected president in 1990?
6. Which organization won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian service in 1917, 1944, and 1963?
7. Which worldwide human rights movement was founded in 1961 by British lawyer Peter Benenson?
8. Name four of the five permanent members of the United Nations' Security Council.
9. Complete this sentence from the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: All human beings are born free and equal in...what?
10. Name three of the five countries with which Afghanistan shares borders.

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