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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: Quiz


Question 1: In 1956, the United Nations held its first Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS I) at ________, Switzerland.

Question 2: Between 1946 and 1950, ________, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador extended their rights to a distance of 200 nautical miles to cover their Humboldt Current fishing grounds.
BrazilBuenos AiresUruguayArgentina

Question 3: As of May 28, 2008, only two countries still use the three-mile limit: ________ and Palau.
JordanZulu KingdomSaint HelenaBarbados

Question 4: The resulting convention came into force on November 16, 1994, one year after the sixtieth state, ________, ratified the treaty.

Question 5: ________
United States non-ratification of the UNCLOSUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the SeaBarbadosExclusive Economic Zone

Question 6: [3] That limit is also used in certain Australian islands, an area of Belize, some Japanese straits, certain areas of Papua New Guinea, and a few British Overseas Territories, such as ________.
British Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsSaint HelenaAnguilla

Question 7: There is, however, a role played by organizations such as the ________, the International Whaling Commission, and the International Seabed Authority (the latter being established by the UN Convention).
International Maritime OrganizationCyprusBosnia and HerzegovinaAzerbaijan

Question 8: The convention is ratified by 157 countries, Niue, ________ and the European Union.
Cook IslandsFrench PolynesiaPitcairn IslandsTuvalu

Question 9: The issue of varying claims of territorial waters was raised in the UN in 1967 by Arvid Pardo, of ________, and in 1973 the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea was convened in New York.
PhilippinesCyprusMaltaUnited States

Question 10: UNCLOS came into force in 1994, a year after ________ became the 60th state to sign the treaty.


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