UK Charities Quiz - Practical Action (Questions)

Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. They work together with some of the world’s poorest women, men and children, helping to tackle poverty in the developing world through the innovative use of technology. Learn more about them by playing this quiz.

1. What fraction of the world’s population live on less than the cost of two music downloads a day?
[ ] 1/2
[ ] 1/10
[ ] 1/20
[ ] 1/100
2. Smoke inhalation caused by cooking on open fires indoors causes more deaths than which of the following?
[ ] AIDS
[ ] Cancer
[ ] Disease carried in water
[ ] Malaria
3. Who founded Practical Action?
[ ] David Attenborough
[ ] E F Schumacher
[ ] Henry Dunant
[ ] Prince Charles
4. What is a 'zeer pot'?
[ ] A container used to store seed
[ ] A cooking pot used in developing countries
[ ] A pot designed to be carried on your head
[ ] A type of fridge
5. When Practical Action helps a village in a developing country get electricity they .......
[ ] Give money to the government so that they can give it to the village
[ ] Pay another company to do the work for them
[ ] Send a team of people from the UK to go and see what would work best, then send engineers over to build it
[ ] Talk to the community to work out what is best for them then work with the community and local engineers to build it
6. Practical Action does lots of work on energy. What percentage of people in the world don’t have access to energy needed for cooking and lighting?
[ ] 0.5%
[ ] 2%
[ ] 10%
[ ] 20%
7. What is Practical Action’s 'strapline' (written underneath the logo)?
[ ] Money challenging poverty
[ ] Technology challenging poverty
[ ] Technology for all
[ ] Technology helps people
8. In which of the following countries does Practical Action help local people adapt to climate change by showing them how to build floating gardens?
[ ] Bangladesh
[ ] Barbados
[ ] Canada
[ ] China
9. Which of the following is not affected by climate change?
[ ] The amount of rain - leading to flooding and drought
[ ] The temperature
[ ] The type of food that people can grow
[ ] They are all affected by climate change
10. What is a 'tuin'?
[ ] A large cage like structure used to transport people across a river
[ ] A machine used to generate renewable energy
[ ] A type of water filter
[ ] An earthquake resistant house

Find more information at the Practical Action website. Many thanks to Julie Pollard, Education Manager at Practical Action for her help with this quiz.

UK Charities Quiz - Practical Action (Answers)
1. What fraction of the world’s population live on less than the cost of two music downloads a day?
[x] 1/2
[ ] 1/10
[ ] 1/20
[ ] 1/100
2. Smoke inhalation caused by cooking on open fires indoors causes more deaths than which of the following?
[ ] AIDS
[ ] Cancer
[ ] Disease carried in water
[x] Malaria
Smoke inhalation causes more death per year than Malaria. In many developing countries people with no access to electricity cook on open fires inside their houses which are poorly ventilated
3. Who founded Practical Action?
[ ] David Attenborough
[x] E F Schumacher
[ ] Henry Dunant
[ ] Prince Charles
4. What is a 'zeer pot'?
[ ] A container used to store seed
[ ] A cooking pot used in developing countries
[ ] A pot designed to be carried on your head
[x] A type of fridge
It consists of one earthenware pot set inside another, with a layer of wet sand in between. As the moisture evaporates, it cools the inner pot, keeping up 12kg of produce fresh for up to three weeks
5. When Practical Action helps a village in a developing country get electricity they .......
[ ] Give money to the government so that they can give it to the village
[ ] Pay another company to do the work for them
[ ] Send a team of people from the UK to go and see what would work best, then send engineers over to build it
[x] Talk to the community to work out what is best for them then work with the community and local engineers to build it
6. Practical Action does lots of work on energy. What percentage of people in the world don’t have access to energy needed for cooking and lighting?
[ ] 0.5%
[ ] 2%
[ ] 10%
[x] 20%
7. What is Practical Action’s 'strapline' (written underneath the logo)?
[ ] Money challenging poverty
[x] Technology challenging poverty
[ ] Technology for all
[ ] Technology helps people
8. In which of the following countries does Practical Action help local people adapt to climate change by showing them how to build floating gardens?
[x] Bangladesh
[ ] Barbados
[ ] Canada
[ ] China
During the floods growing crops on land is impossible. Practical Action has shown people how to build a raft out of hyacinth roots that they can then grow crops on. When it floods they still have food to eat. This is called a 'floating garden'
9. Which of the following is not affected by climate change?
[ ] The amount of rain - leading to flooding and drought
[ ] The temperature
[ ] The type of food that people can grow
[x] They are all affected by climate change
It is the world's poorest people who are hardest hit by devastating droughts, floods and other extreme weather events. This is a massive injustice as climate change is caused by the world's richest countries
10. What is a 'tuin'?
[x] A large cage like structure used to transport people across a river
[ ] A machine used to generate renewable energy
[ ] A type of water filter
[ ] An earthquake resistant house
In some remote areas of the developing world constructing a bridge to cross a river is too expensive. Practical Action provides communities with a cheaper, safe, sustainable solution. A simple pulley system enables a tuin to use muscle power alone!