Our Human Rights Quiz

Want to test your knowledge about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Here’s a quick quiz:

True or False?

1) According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the world’s most translated document.

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2) The committee that wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was chaired by a woman.

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3) The right to bear arms is a human right.

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4) The right to a fair wage and the right to an adequate standard of living are both protected by the U.S. Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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5) The right to refuse to kill is a human right.

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6) The right to an education that strengthens respect for human rights is itself a human right.

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1) True! The UDHR has been translated into hundreds of languages and dialects and disseminated around the world. Have you read it?

2) True! It was Eleanor Roosevelt.

3) False. The right to bear arms is protected by the U.S. Bill of Rights. It is not included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

4) False. Article 25 of the UDHR identifies the right to an adequate standard of living. Article 23 of the UDHR identifies the right to a fair wage. The U.S. Bill of Rights does not include either right.

5) False, for now. Existing articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are used to support the right to conscientious objection, but this right is not made explicit– yet. Some groups are advocating for that addition.

6) True! According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we all have a right to an education that strengthens respect for human rights. Peacebuilders Camp is making sure young people are getting the human rights education that is their right. Do you know your human rights? Where did you learn them?

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