Quiz: How much do you know about human trafficking?
by Staff
Men, women and children around the world have become the victims of human trafficking. They're forced to labor in sweatshops, mines, fields or homes, or they're pushed into prostitution on the street and in brothels. Are you informed about this terrible crime?

According to the most recent human trafficking report from the U.S. State Department, how many people worldwide live as slaves, subjected to forced labor and sexual exploitation?

  • 5 million
  • 12 million
  • 20 million

Is the State Department's estimate of 12.3 million slaves in the world correct?

  • Of course it is; it's the State Department.
  • There's no way of knowing.
  • Many experts claim that the State Department's numbers are way too low.

Which is more common: sex trafficking or labor trafficking?

  • sex trafficking
  • labor trafficking
  • Both sex trafficking and labor trafficking happen at about the same rate.

According to the State Department, how many successful prosecutions of traffickers were conducted in 2009?

  • about 4,000
  • about 40,000
  • about 400,000

Often, traffickers will tell their victims that they must work as a prostitute or a manual laborer until they've repaid money owed for travel to a new country. What is this practice called?

  • blackmail
  • slave redemption
  • debt bondage

Which country has become associated with "slave redemptions," in which aid groups pay traffickers to free slaves?

  • Sudan
  • United States
  • Vietnam

What's the difference between trafficking people and smuggling people?

  • People give their consent to be smuggled; people do not consent to trafficking.
  • Trafficking involves crossing borders illegally; smuggling people does not.
  • Trafficking is a crime against a country, whereas smuggling is a crime committed to a person.

When was the United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act passed?

  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000

The U.N.'s Palermo Protocol said that the governmental response to human trafficking should be the "3 P's." What are the three P's?

  • punishment, publication, purge
  • prevention, prosecution, protection
  • poach, plead, purchase

Which major website did human trafficking advocacy groups target in the late 2000s, claiming that it was a venue in which human traffickers were able to sexually exploit girls and women?

  • PayPal
  • Craigslist
  • Google