Quiz on SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Take this quiz to learn more about SDG 5 “Gender Equality”.

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Q. 1 How many girls of school age do not go to school globally?

Answer Detail: According to UNESCO estimates, around the world, 129 million girls are out of school, including 32 million of primary school age, and 97 million of secondary school age. There are barriers to girls’ education such as poverty, child marriage and gender-based violence, which vary from country to country and community to community. Poor families often favour boys when investing in education.

Q. 2 Which country’s parliament has the highest number of women representatives?

Answer Detail: Rwanda has 61% women in its national parliament. Rwanda is followed by Cuba and Bolivia (53%) and then followed by Nicaragua, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates (50%). Worldwide however, only 25% of all national parliamentarians are women. There are 27 states in which women account for less than 10% of parliamentarians.

Q. 3 Fill in the blanks -

Women comprise _____% of health and social workers.

Answer Detail: 70% of health and social workers are women. Women are more likely to work in areas such as care, hospitality, and services, and are also on the front lines in fighting COVID-19. However, as a result of the pandemic they are facing a double burden: longer shifts at work and additional care work at home.

Q. 4 Fill in the blank -

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) causes _____________

Answer Detail: FGM has many harmful effects for women and girls. It endangers the health of women and girls and can lead to long-term physical, psychological and social consequences. It also restricts them from realizing their rights and potential in education and income. An additional 2 million girls are at risk of FGM due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as schools are shuttered and programmes that protect girls from this practice are disrupted.

Q. 5 Is the following statement True or False?

In 94 years, only 5 women have ever won the Academy Award for Best Director.

Answer Detail: Only three women have won the Academy Award for Best Director.

Seven women have been nominated for directing in the 94-year history of the Oscars.
Only two had previously won: Kathryn Bigelow, for the low-budget Iraq War thriller “The Hurt Locker” (2009), and Chloé Zhao, for the Frances McDormand road drama “Nomadland” (2021). Jane Campion became the third woman in film history to win the best director prize at the Academy Awards in March 2022, earning a statuette for her film “The Power of the Dog”.