Greta Thunberg was frequently in the news. In January 2020 she criticised politicians and businessmen for ignoring scientists’ warnings to stop using fossil fuels. But not everybody agreed with her. American President Donald Trump said, “‘Doom-mongers are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers” and his Treasury secretary said that, “Thunberg should go study economics before offering advice.”
In the face of climate change deniers like these, Greta, an autistic schoolgirl, refused to give up her fight to save the planet. But she was not the first child to have battled the powers that be in order to change the world.
In this quiz we look at ten children who have changed the world for the better. Some took on the Nazis or other oppressive governments, others campaigned for freedoms we now take for granted. But how many of them do you remember? Have a go at this quiz and let’s see if their names have gone down in history.