High School Students at Anti-WTO Protests Give Media a Quiz On WTO

December 08, 1999

Yesterday, students at Seattles Nova High School issued a friendly challenge to the Seattle media who covered meetings and protests. The students, who are taking a class in economic globalization, invited reporters from newspapers and radio and television stations who covered the WTO related events to answer ten basic questions about the philosophy, structure and history of the global trade body. The students, who last week witnessed the tear gas of the Seattle police firsthand, are acting in the tradition of Ralph Nader. In 1994 Nader offered members of Congress $10,000 to the charity of their choice if they could sign an affidavit stating that they had read the WTO agreement and could pass a ten question quiz on the organization.


  • Joe Szwaja, a social studies and government teacher at Nova High School in Seattle.
  • Savahn Rosinbum, a 12th grade student in Joe Szwajas class at Nova High School.
  • Nicole Bade, Junior in Joe Szwaja’s class at Nova High School.