UK Charities Quiz - International Red Cross 01 (Questions)

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was founded to protect human life and health and to prevent and alleviate human suffering without any discrimination based on nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.

1. The founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant, was the first person to be given which award?
[ ] Academy Award
[ ] Darwin Awards
[ ] Nobel Peace Prize
[ ] Order of the British Empire
2. To which convention is the ICRC inextricably linked?
[ ] Budapest Convention
[ ] Geneva Convention
[ ] Stockholm Convention
[ ] Washington Convention
3. Which third symbol, with equal status to the Red Cross or Red Crescent, was added to the organisation in 2005?
[ ] Red Circle
[ ] Red Crystal
[ ] Red Star
[ ] Red Triangle
4. Which day is celebrated as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day?
[ ] January 8th
[ ] May 8th
[ ] September 8th
[ ] December 8th
5. In what year did the International Red Cross, change its name to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement?
[ ] 1966
[ ] 1976
[ ] 1986
[ ] 1996
6. How many people, both specialized staff and delegates, are currently on field missions for the ICRC across the globe?
[ ] 700
[ ] 1100
[ ] 1400
[ ] 1700
7. Who has been president of the ICRC since 2000?
[ ] Alexandre Hay
[ ] Cornelio Sommaruga
[ ] Eric Martin
[ ] Jakob Kellenberger
8. The official symbol of the ICRC is the inverse of the flag of which country?
[ ] England
[ ] France
[ ] Switzerland
[ ] Turkey
9. How many fundamental principles did the ICRC draw up in 1965 that were adopted by the entire Red Cross Movement?
[ ] 3
[ ] 5
[ ] 7
[ ] 9
10. Which country suffered an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in March 2011?
[ ] Australia
[ ] Japan
[ ] Thailand
[ ] Venezuela

You can find more information at the International Committee of the Red Cross website.

UK Charities Quiz - International Red Cross 01 (Answers)
1. The founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant, was the first person to be given which award?
[ ] Academy Award
[ ] Darwin Awards
[x] Nobel Peace Prize
[ ] Order of the British Empire
During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino
2. To which convention is the ICRC inextricably linked?
[ ] Budapest Convention
[x] Geneva Convention
[ ] Stockholm Convention
[ ] Washington Convention
The ICRC bases its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
3. Which third symbol, with equal status to the Red Cross or Red Crescent, was added to the organisation in 2005?
[ ] Red Circle
[x] Red Crystal
[ ] Red Star
[ ] Red Triangle
4. Which day is celebrated as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day?
[ ] January 8th
[x] May 8th
[ ] September 8th
[ ] December 8th
Founder Henry Dunant was born on this day in 1828
5. In what year did the International Red Cross, change its name to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement?
[ ] 1966
[ ] 1976
[x] 1986
[ ] 1996
It was in order to encompass a number of branches in Islamic nations
6. How many people, both specialized staff and delegates, are currently on field missions for the ICRC across the globe?
[ ] 700
[ ] 1100
[x] 1400
[ ] 1700
They are backed up by some 11,000 local employees and supported and coordinated by around 800 staff at its Geneva headquarters
7. Who has been president of the ICRC since 2000?
[ ] Alexandre Hay
[ ] Cornelio Sommaruga
[ ] Eric Martin
[x] Jakob Kellenberger
The other 3 men held the post over the years since 1973
8. The official symbol of the ICRC is the inverse of the flag of which country?
[ ] England
[ ] France
[x] Switzerland
[ ] Turkey
9. How many fundamental principles did the ICRC draw up in 1965 that were adopted by the entire Red Cross Movement?
[ ] 3
[ ] 5
[x] 7
[ ] 9
They are humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteerism, unity, and universality
10. Which country suffered an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in March 2011?
[ ] Australia
[x] Japan
[ ] Thailand
[ ] Venezuela
The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster began, mobilising 85 teams, made up of more than 700 doctors