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Hunger Quiz

1. How many millions of Americans are hungry or at-risk of hunger __________?   Answer

2. The standard term used to describe households that are hungry or at risk of hunger in the U.S. is:   Answer
           A. unemployed
           B. low-income
           C. food insecure
           D. homeless

3. What is the total number of children in the U.S. living in poverty?
  Answer
           A. 12 million
           B. 4 million
           C. 8 million
           D. 16 million

4. The single most effective federal program that protects low-income families from experiencing hunger is __________?   Answer

5. In the midst of strong economic growth, 32.3 million Americans:
  Answer
           A. are undernourished
           B. remain poor
           C. are unemployed
           D. have made millions in the stock market


6. A person working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks each year at the federal minimum wage earns how much per year?   Answer
           A. $17,012
           B. $10,712
           C. $15,438
           D. $18,515


7. The income gap between rich and poor in America is:   Answer
           A. starting to decline
           B. wider than it has ever been
           C. too small to matter
           D. leveling off

8. Children who experience hunger in the U.S.:   Answer
           A. always receive school lunch
           B. won't suffer long term consequences
           C. have difficulty learning
           D. automatically receive food stamps

9. Around the world, more than __________ people currently experience hunger.   Answer
           A. 1 billion
           B. 790 million
           C. 523 million
           D. 1.5 billion


Answers

1. 31 million

2. (C.) food insecure

3. (A.) 12 million

4. Food Stamps

5. (B.) Remain Poor

6. (B.) $10,712

7. (B.) wider than it has ever been

8. (C.) have difficulty learning

9. (B.) 790 million

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