When we think about the world, we think about wars, violence, natural and man-made disasters, corruption. Things are bad and it feels like they are getting worse. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer; and the number of poor just keeps increasing and we will soon run out of resources, unless we do something drastic. At least that’s the picture that most people see in the media and carry in their heads. It is called the overdramatic worldview. It’s stressful and misleading.
We would like you to test your knowledge about the world. Here are 13 fact questions about the world from the book “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling. Find a piece of paper and a pen and answer them, you will see the correct answers at the end of the test.