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Speak Up, Stop Discrimination, Human Rights Day 2010

Test your knowledge…

Take this quiz to test your knowledge and to celebrate the human rights defenders who have fought for the rights of others. You must answer all questions to get your test scored.

Recognize how YOU can become a human rights defender and act to end discrimination.


1) Before being arrested in 1962 in South Africa for his fight against apartheid, Nelson Mandela became the leader of the:

2) Led by Cesar Chavez, the Mexican-American Farmers Association participated in the __________ demanding wages equal to the federal minimum wage?

3) Gandhi’s method of resistance during the Indian independence movement involved:

4) Rosa Parks is best known for:

5) Martin Luther King Jr. is the youngest person to receive the ____________ for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent tactics.

6) During her time at the United Nations, Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the Commission that drafted and approved what famous document?

7) Desmond Tutu has fought against:

8) Why was Raul Hernandez imprisoned for more than two years?

9) Human rights activist Shirin Ebadi was the first woman in Iran:

10) The possibility of an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda that would sentence some homosexuals to life in prison or death, spurred this human rights activist to speak up:

11) Juan Carlos Gonzalez Levia suffers from what disability, yet still continues in his fight for the rights of people with disabilities and other human rights violations?

12) As a child, Nkosi Johnson made a powerful impact on public perceptions of the _____ pandemic.

13) Patricia Troncoso maintained a 112-day hunger strike, demanding what?