Take the War on Iraq IQ Test  - Do you know enough to justify going to war
with Iraq?

1. Q: What percentage of the world's population does the US have? A: 6%

2. Q: What percentage of the world's wealth does the U.S. have? A: 50%

3. Q: Which country has the largest oil reserves? A: Saudi Arabia

4. Q: Which country has the second largest oil reserves? A: Iraq

5. Q: How much is spent on military budgets a year worldwide? A: $900+ billion

6. Q: How much of this is spent by the U.S.? A:50%

7. Q: What percent of US military spending would ensure the essentials of life
to everyone in the world, according the UN? A: 10% (that's about$40 billion,
the amount of funding initially requested to fund the US retaliatory attack on

8. Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II? A: 86 million

9. Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons? A: Since the early

10. Q: Did Iraq develop these chemical & biological weapons on their own? A:
No, the materials and technology were supplied by the US government, along with
Britain and private corporations.

11. Q: Did the US government condemn the Iraqi use of gas warfare against Iran?
A: No

12. Q: How many people did Saddam Hussein kill using gas in the Kurdish town of
Halabja in 1988? A: 5,000

13. Q: How many western countries condemned this action at the time? A:0

14. Q: How many gallons of agent Orange did America use in Vietnam? A:
17 million.

15. Q: Are there any proven links between Iraq and September 11th terrorist
attack? A: No

16. Q: What is the estimated number of civilian casualties in the Gulf War? A:

17. Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the western forces
during the Gulf War ? A: 0

18. Q: How many retreating Iraqi soldiers were buried alive by U.S. tanks with
ploughs mounted on the front? A: 6,000

19. Q: How many tons of depleted uranium were left in Iraq and Kuwait after the
Gulf War? A: 40 tons

20. Q: What according to the UN was the increase in cancer rates in Iraq
between 1991 and 1994? A: 700%

21. Q: How much of Iraq's military capacity did America claim it had destroyed
in 1991? A: 80%

22. Q: Is there any proof that Iraq plans to use its weapons for anything other
than deterrence and self defence? A: No

23. Q: Does Iraq present more of a threat to world peace now than 10 years ago?
A: No

24. Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted in the event of an
attack on Iraq in 2002/3? A: 10,000

25. Q: What percentage of these will be children? A: Over 50%

26. Q: How many years has the U.S. engaged in air strikes on Iraq? A: 11 years

27. Q: Was the U.S and the UK at war with Iraq between December 1998 and
September 1999? A: No

28. Q: How many pounds of explosives were dropped on Iraq between December 1998
and September 1999? A: 20 million

29. Q: How many years ago was UN Resolution 661 introduced, imposing strict
sanctions on Iraq's imports and exports? A: 12 years

30. Q: What was the child death rate in Iraq in 1989 (per 1,000 births)? A: 38

31. Q: What was the estimated child death rate in Iraqin 1999 (per 1,000
births)? A: 131 (that's an increase of 345%)

32. Q: How many Iraqis are estimated to have died by October 1999 as a result
of UN sanctions? A: 1.5 million

33. Q: How many Iraqi children are estimated to have died due to sanctions
since 1997? A: 750,000

34. Q: Did Saddam order the inspectors out of Iraq? A: No

35. Q: How many inspections were there in November and December 1998? A: 300

36. Q: How many of these inspections had problems? A: 5

37. Q: Were the weapons inspectors allowed entry to the Ba'ath Party HQ? A: Yes

38. Q: Who said that by December 1998, Iraq had in fact, been disarmed to a
level unprecedented in modern history. A: Scott Ritter, UNSCOM chief.

39. Q: In 1998 how much of Iraq's post 1991 capacity to develop weapons of mass
destruction did the UN weapons inspectors claim to have discovered and
dismantled? A: 90%

40. Q: Is Iraq willing to allow the weapons inspectors back in? A: Yes

41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992? A: Over 65

42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and
1990? A: 30+

43. Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year? A: $5 billion

44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons? A: 8

45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got? A: 0

46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got? A: over 10,000

47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons? A: the US

48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have? A: Over 400

49. Q: Has Israel every allowed UN weapons inspections? A: No

50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories is controlled by Israeli
settlements? A: 42%

51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land? A: Yes

52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace:
Iraq or the U.S.? A: ????

53. Q: Who said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things
that matter"? A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Greg Brooks Assistant Director, DfES National Research and Development Centre
for Adult Literacy and Numeracy Professorial Research Fellow School of
Education University of Sheffield Education Building, 388 Glossop Road
Sheffield S10 2JA UK Tel: 0114 222 8100 (international tel: +44 114 222 8100)
Fax: 0114 279 6236 (international fax: +44 114 279 6236) e-mail: [
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