Geo quiz and answer

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Today we have a special edition of our Geo Quiz. We’re calling it the Geo Political Quiz.

One of our favorite magazines here at The World is Foreign Policy. So we’re borrowing an idea from them today to test your knowledge of global trends.

We asked Foreign Policy’s senior editor Carolyn O’Hara to get us rolling. She writes an occasion feature called the FP Quiz that’s a must read for globalization junkies. For example: Which country contributes the most troops to U.N. peacekeeping missions?
a) United States b) Norway c) Bangladesh.
Which country drinks the most wine each year?
How many journalists were killed around the world in 2006?
Answer: 56

But here’s the question she’s posing for The World listeners today: What city has the most billionaires?

Is it a) London b) Moscow or c) New York?

Back to our Geo Quiz now to answer the question posed by Carolyn O’Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine: What city has the most billionaires?

Is it a) London b) Moscow or c) New York?

Moscow skylineMoscow skyline

Moscow leads the pack in 2008 with 74 billionaires (Forbes)

Listen to our Geo Political Quiz.

Here’s another question courtesy of Foreign Policy magazine:

What percentage of Nobel Prizes have been awarded to women?

Is it a) 4% b) 14% or c) 24%

The answer is: a) 4%

A total of 797 Nobel Laureates have been awarded since 1901, comprising 777 individuals and 20 organizations. The Nobel Prize has been awarded to 34 women since 1901. One woman, Marie Curie, has been awarded the Nobel Prize two times, in 1903 (the Nobel Prize in Physics) and in 1911 (the Nobel Prize in Chemistry).

Here’s the list:

Marie Curie (France) for physics in 1903

Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner(Austria) 1905 Peace Prize

Selma Lagerlöf (Sweden) for literature in 1909

Marie Curie (France) for chemistry in 1911

Grazia Deledda (Italy) for literature in 1926

Sigrid Undset (Norway) for literature in 1928

Jane Addams(US) 1931 Peace Prize

Irène Joliot-Curie (France) for chemistry in 1935

Pearl S. Buck (US) for literature in 1938

Gabriela Mistral(Chile) for literature in 1945

Emily Greene Balch(US) 1946 Peace Prize

Gerty Theresa Cori(US) for medicine in 1947

Maria Goeppert-Mayer (US) for physics in 1963

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (UK) for chemistry in 1964

Nelly Sachs (Sweden) for literature in 1966

Betty Williams(UK) 1976 Peace Prize

Mairead Corrigan(UK) 1976 Peace Prize

Rosalyn Yalow (US) for medicine in 1977

Mother Teresa(India) 1979 Peace Prize

Alva Myrdal(Sweden) 1982 Peace Prize

Barbara McClintock (US) for medicine in 1983

Rita Levi-Montalcini (Italy and US) for medicine in 1986

Gertrude B. Elion (US) for medicine in 1988

Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) 1991 Peace Prize

Nadine Gordimer (South Africa) for literature in 1991

Rigoberta Menchú Tum (Guatemala) 1992 Peace Prize

Toni Morrison (US) for literature in 1993

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Germany) for medicine in 1995

Wislawa Szymborska (Poland) for literature in 1996

Jody Williams (US) 1997 Peace Prize

Shirin Ebadi (Iran) 2003 Peace Prize

Wangari Muta Maathai (Kenya) 2004 Peace Prize

Elfriede Jelinek (Austria) for literature in 2004

Linda B. Buck (US) for medicine in 2004

Doris Lessing (UK) for literature in 2007

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