Do you need to take an International Humanitarian Law class? Take this quiz and find out…
1. The Red Lion and Sun:
A. Was a proposed symbol that was never adopted.
B. Was recognized by the Geneva Conventions but is no longer in use.
C. The what?!
D. Is used in Palestinian territory.
2. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies:
A. Only coordinates disaster assistance in developing countries.
B. Includes only those societies that need outside help.
C. Is funded by the United Nations.
D. Includes all National Societies.
3. The Fundamental Principle of Independence:
A. Means that no National Society may accept government funding.
B. Relieves National Societies of the need to follow local laws.
C. Means that National Societies must maintain their autonomy.
D. Means that chapters can act independently of their National Society.
4. The International Committee of the Red Cross:
A. Visits prisoners of war and other detainees.
B. Is a branch of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
C. Is the national Red Cross society of Switzerland.
D. Only hires Swiss citizens.
5. Restoring Family Links:
A. Is a corporate requirement for American Red Cross chapters.
B. Isn’t a program of the American Red Cross because Americans don’t need it.
C. Is operated exclusively by the ICRC.
D. Can only locate individuals for whom a current address is known.
Answers: 1-b, 2-d, 3-c, 4-a, 5-a
0-1 correct: You should definitely attend a class.
2-3 correct: Better, but you would still benefit from the class.
4-5 correct: Pretty good, but wouldn’t you like to learn even more?