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61 Fun Human Rights Day Trivia Questions And Answers

Human Rights Day is celebrated in December every year and this date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Did you know that The Napoleonic Code is regarded as one of the few documents that have influenced the world because it gave women the right to divorce, freedom of religion, and forbade privileges based on birth?

We have created trivia questions and answers about human rights, pioneers of human rights, and the application of human rights in different countries to help you know more about the human rights day. Click on the “Show Answer” to see answers to the questions.

1. The human rights day celebration started on which day?
A. 20th December
B. 10th December
C. 15th December

B

2. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the?
A. 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly
B. 311th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly
C. 217th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly

A

3. Human rights day is celebrated by which set of people?
A. NATO members only
B. UN members
C. Former Soviet Union members only

B

4. The celebration of human rights day began in which year?
A. 1945
B. 1943
C. 1948

C

5. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred in which year?
A. 1950
B. 1952
C. 1954

A

6. What is the name of the president that made a Presidential proclamation that Human Rights Week began on 9 December 2008?
A. Bill Clinton
B. Calvin Coolidge
C. George Bush

C

7. The following activities happen during the human rights day celebration except?
A. Political conference
B. Shopping and sales discount
C. Cultural and human rights exhibits

B

8. Which of the following is awarded during human rights day?
A. Nobel peace prize
B. Ambassador of peace prize
C. Peace Representative

A

9. Turkish journalists protested against the imprisonment of their colleagues during the human rights day of which year?
A. 2014
B. 2017
C. 2016

C

10. Human Rights Day stamp issued by the United Nations Postal Administration in 1952, received how many advance orders?
A. Approximately 200,000
B. Approximately 300,000
C. Approximately 400,000

A

11. How many states were in favor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
A. 46
B. 48
C. 52

B

12. The Commission of Human Rights was established in which year?
A. 1946
B. 1947
C. 1948

A

13. How many states were absent during the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
A. 6
B. 7
C. 8

C

14. Who is the main United Nations rights official?
A. The Human Rights Officer
B. The High Commissioner for Human Rights
C. The High Judge For Human Rights

B

15. The gravest human rights challenge in the world is?
A. Poverty
B. War
C. Sickness

A

16. The UDHR holds the world record as the most translated document except from?
A. Quran
B. Times Magazine
C. Bible

C

17. The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights occurred in which year?
A. 2008
B. 2009
C. 2010

A

18. The International Criminal Court was established in which year?
A. 1936
B. 1946
C. 1956

B

19. What is the name of the president that made a Presidential proclamation that Human Rights Week began on 9 December in 2001?
A. Bill Clinton
B. George Bush
C. Barack Obama

B

20. The famous Argentina president Raul Alfonsin resumed office in which year was Human Rights day?
A. 1981
B. 1982
C. 1983

C

21. What is the name of the Persian King that first recognized the basic concept of human rights?
A. King Augustus the Great
B. King Cyrus the Great
C. King Oscar the Great

B

22. What is the name of the English King that was forced to sign a document that prevented the king from violating some laws?
A. King John
B. King James
C. King Peter

A

23. The Paris Principles was adopted by the General Assembly Resolution in which year?
A. 1992
B. 1993
C. 1994

B

24. The first criminal trial in recorded history to prosecute individuals for their conduct during war was against?
A. King Napoleon
B. The Republican leaders
C. Nazi leaders

C

25. The document that King John was forced to sign that prevented him from violating laws was called?
A. Magna Carta
B. Magna Harta
C. Magan Larta

A

26. In which year was the Commission on the Status of Women established?
A. 1945
B. 1946
C. 1947

B

27. The UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women in which year?
A. 1991
B. 1992
C. 1993

C

28. Which of the following people won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993?
A. Nelson Mandela
B. Barack Obama
C. Queen Elizabeth

A

29. In which year was access to the internet discussed as a basic human right?
A. 2009
B. 2010
C. 2011

C

30. The International Court of Justice settles disputes between?
A. Only nations
B. Only high profile individuals
C. Both nations and individuals

A

31. The UN declared birth control and access to contraception a basic human right in which year?
A. 2011
B. 2012
C. 2013

B

32. The rates of those suffering from chronic food deprivation in the world are up to?
A. 621 million
B. 721 million
C. 821 million

C

33. In which year did the United States leave the UN Human Rights Council?
A. 2018
B. 2019
C. 2020

A

34. In which country today was the concept of human rights said to originate?
A. United States
B. Iraq
C. Iran

B

35. How many basic rights are there in the UN declaration?
A. 30
B. 40
C. 50

A

36. In 2015 how many countries abolished the death penalty?
A. 7
B. 4
C. 8

B

37. How many counties in the world allow gay marriage?
A. Less than 10
B. More than 20
C. More than 40

B

38. What is the estimate of child soldiers fighting in conflicts around the world?
A. 50,000
B. 100,000
C. More than 300,000

C

39. How many people around the world are the victims of forced labor?
A. 21 million
B. 11 million
C. 51 million

A

40. What is the number of children and adolescents that have never had the chance to attend school, or have been forced to drop out?
A. Less than 100 million
B. Less than. 71 million
C. More than 121 million

C

41. Thomas Jefferson argued that the constitution should expire every?
A. 21 years
B. 19 years
C. 27 years

B

42. Frank Sinatra refused to stay in a hotel that didn’t allow which people?
A. Black’s
B. Whites
C. Asians

A

43. What is the name of the president that was supportive of Frank Sinatra?
A. Abraham Lincoln
B. John F. Kennedy
C. Barack Obama

B

44. The theme for 2018 human rights day was?
A. Stand up for the human rights
B. Stand up for humanity
C. Stand up for justice

A

45. In which year did the Russian government send a special forces death squad to kill a human rights activist for reporting them to the European Court of Human Rights?
A. 2001
B. 2002
C. 2003

C

46. According to English law, the “Right to light” states that the windows of a house should have access to sunlight for how many years?
A. 20 years or more
B. Less than 10 years
C. Less than 20 years

A

47. The International Court of Justice was created in which year?
A. 2000
B. 2001
C. 2002

C

48. Lord of War (2005) was officially endorsed by which human rights group?
A. UN Human Rights Council
B. Amnesty International
C. International Court Of Justice

B

49. What Is the name of the only member of US Congress to have ever been killed in the line of duty?
A. Abraham Lincoln
B. John F. Kennedy
C. Leo Ryan

C

50. In Islamic law, a woman has the right to annul her marriage if what happens?
A. Her husband is away for too long
B. She feels bored
C. She don’t feel comfortable with her husband

A

51. President John F. Kennedy had promised to end what with a stroke of a pen?
A. Car discrimination
B. Land discrimination
C. House discrimination

C

52. What is the name of the animal that scientists are proposing to have the same rights as humans because it has the same brain structure and complex social systems as humans?
A. Elephants
B. Dolphins
C. Whales

B

53. Which of the following is the United Nations’ primary judiciary body?
A. Amnesty International
B. International Court Of Justice
C. International PEN

B

54. Which of the following statutes establishes the International Court of Justice?
A. Rome statute
B. Greece statute
C. Geneva statute

A

55. The Paris Principles was adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Commission Resolution in which year?
A. 1990
B. 1991
C. 1992

C

56. The following are the duties of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) except?
A. Settle national disputes
B. Protecting human rights
C. Promote and monitor human rights

A

57. The Paris Principles list a number of responsibilities for?
A. Private institutions
B. National institutions
C. Individual groups

B

58. The theme of the 2021 human rights day was?
A. Equality
B. Justice
C. Humanity first

A

59. The slogan of the 2012 human rights day was?
A. Humanity first
B. Say no to discrimination
C. My voice counts

C

60. The theme for 2020 human rights day was?
A. We Can Do Better
B. Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights
C. Stand Up For Human Justice

B

61. In which year was “Stand up for someone’s rights today” used as the human rights day theme?
A. 2014
B. 2015
C. 2016

C

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