Earlier this year, The Bright Continent paid tribute to Hans Rosling, a statistics ‘whizkid’ who passed away in February.
By: DAAF BORREN
Aside from his research on public health and inexplicable diseases, Rosling appeared to be a statistical ‘whizkid’ who was able to create amazing animations out of complex digits and maths. He used those graphical animations during his notorious TED-talks, wherein he emphasized that the African continent is not falling behind as far as western countries assume. [….] Assisted by his unraveled statistics, simple explanations and compelling speeches, he underlined how the African continent clambered out of the Middle Ages and has approached Europe’s level of development up to a ‘miserable’ 100 years.
(Full Article and TED talk)
Aside from his convincing and compelling speeches concerning recent developments in sub-Saharan Africa, dr. Rosling has contributed to the so-called ‘Gapminder test’. A short multiple choice exam (12 questions), which tests your statistical and fact based knowledge concerning the (economic) developments globally, and in Africa.
The exam sounds easy, but is fairly difficult, especially as you aren’t allowed to make any mistakes. We are curious how well our readers know their facts concerning global developments and poverty reduction. Therefore, please follow the LINK, give it a try and let us know your percentage.
Good luck! (you’ll need it)