Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus Test | Final Test - Easy

Muhammad Yunus
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Most foreign aid given to developing countries goes toward what?
(a) Hunger relief.
(b) Sanitation.
(c) Infrastructure projects.
(d) Disease prevention.

2. What do the words mean in title of the program, Ahon Sa Hirop, started by Dr. Generoso Octavio?
(a) A rise from the dirt.
(b) A rise from the Ashes.
(c) Rise above poverty.
(d) Away from poverty.

3. The first Microcredit Summit was held in what year?
(a) 1996.
(b) 1990.
(c) 2002.
(d) 1997.

4. What is Grameen Check?
(a) Line of credit for craftsmen.
(b) Check writing service.
(c) Money wiring service.
(d) Line of hand-woven fabric.

5. Grameen believes that _________ is one of the primary components of moving individuals out of poverty.
(a) Skill training.
(b) Government assistance.
(c) Education.
(d) Discipline.

6. How long does it take to transition all the branches into Grameen Bank II?
(a) Two years.
(b) Eight months.
(c) Two months.
(d) One year.

7. Grameen goes against traditional methods of poverty alleviation by not providing what?
(a) Bank contacts.
(b) Skills training.
(c) Group support.
(d) Ample loans.

8. Grameen is considered by many in Bangladesh to be the enemy of ______________.
(a) Free markets.
(b) Free trade.
(c) The revolution.
(d) The poor.

9. Which of the following is NOT a problem encountered by the Grameen fisheries project?
(a) Natural disasters.
(b) Government oposition.
(c) Leftist militant oposition.
(d) Complete failure of the project.

10. Yunus believes one of the biggest flaws of international aid agencies is being too what?
(a) Thrifty.
(b) Overbearing.
(c) Altruistic.
(d) Unrealistic.

11. What international aid agency is Yunus particularly critical of?
(b) United Nations.
(c) Habitat for Humanity.
(d) World Bank.

12. An independent investigator finds the average rate of return for CARD borrowers is what?
(a) 117 percent.
(b) 78 percent.
(c) 97 percent.
(d) 18 percent.

13. How many villages does Grameen operate in by the year 2000?
(a) 1,175.
(b) 41,000.
(c) 17,000.
(d) 47,000.

14. Yunus argues that World Bank policies affect who the most?
(a) Farmers.
(b) New poor.
(c) Old poor.
(d) Investors.

15. How many countries operate Grameen-style micro-credit programs by the end of the book?
(a) 100.
(b) 150.
(c) 10.
(d) 50.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much grant money does Grameen receive through the World Bank CGAP program?

2. Who do Arkansas state officials first introduce Yunus to in the preliminary steps of finding Grameen borrowers?

3. What percentage of the aid money given to Bangladesh is estimated to actually be spent in the country?

4. What year does Professor Gibbons launch the Grameen replicator program called Project Ikhtiar?

5. What is one of the hardest years ever for Grameen on many fronts?

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