Slavery is alive and well in the world today, including the United States. Slavery, sometimes referred to as trafficking (though trafficking is a broader term including the transport of slaves), involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to compel human beings to work, have sex, or engage in other acts against their will. Slaves, by definition, cannot exit their slavery.

Governments may declare slavery illegal, but the problem persists, sometimes in plain sight, especially in countries in which governments turn a blind eye, or fail to adequately enforce anti-slavery laws. Take this Learning Life quiz to learn more about slavery in the contemporary world, and how you can help recognize and combat it.

Special thanks to Learning Life intern, Craig Gusmann, for assisting with the research and writing of this quiz. 

1. Which of the following ranges comes closest to the common estimates of the number of slaves in the world today?


2. Which country has the highest percentage of its population enslaved?


3. Which of the following is not a common form of work contemporary slaves do?


4. Which of the following is not a sign that someone may be a slave?


5. How many slaves are estimated to live in the USA?