Quiz on SDG 2 “Zero Hunger”

Let us take an informative quiz on SDG 2 - Zero Hunger.

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Q. 1 When a person is hungry for many years, they:

Answer Detail: The World Health Organization (WHO) explains malnutrition as involving a deficient, excess or imbalanced intake of nutrients for proper tissue and organ function, and it encompasses both overnutrition and undernutrition. Further, chronic, or ongoing malnutrition can cause young children to be stunted in height, underweight, delayed in developmental capacities such as brain function, and more prone to disease.

Q. 2 Which of the following organizations won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize?

Answer Detail: The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger, its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict. WFP provides a critical lifeline to 87 million vulnerable people across the world.

Q. 3 Fill in the blank -

______ has the largest population of hungry people in the world.

Answer Detail: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 821.6 million i.e. 1 in 9 people around the world are hungry. Among them, 2/3rds or 513.9 million are in Asia. Africa has 256.1 million hungry people, while Latin America and the Caribbean has 42.5 million hungry people.

Q. 4 Fill in the blank -

___% of today’s global population gain their employment and livelihood from agriculture.

Answer Detail: Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40% of today’s global population. It is the largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households.

Q. 5 How many people were estimated by the World Food Programme (WFP) to suffer from acute hunger by the end of 2020 due to COVID-19?

Answer Detail: As per the World Food Programme, 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns. COVID-19 could double that number and put an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020.