Free rice anyone?


freericelogo2Test your knowledge and help fight hunger! Sound to cool to be true? Check out FreeRice, a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program. Test your knowledge on a variety of subjects such as English vocabulary.


nadir means:
1. snake
2. lowest point
3. omission
4. impartiality

For each correct answer, FreeRice donates 10 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program. Quiz yourself or have your kids try answering questions on the following subjects:

famous paintings
chemical symbols
English grammar or vocabulary
world capitals

The rice is paid for by the sponsors whose ads appear on the site when you enter a correct answer. Too easy for you? Pump up the difficulty level. Try a different subject. How are you on famous paintings or chemical symbols?

FreeRice donated 43,942,622,700 grains of rice in 2008. So click away – learn something and help fight hunger.

“A simple way to bring kids to the Internet for a good reason, a way to feed their minds and . . . to feed a whole lot of people . . . helping fight world hunger, one grain of rice at a time.” –NBC Evening News

“FreeRice is a triumph of converting passivity into engagement.” – New York Times Magazine

“The Web site offers a greater gift, the gift of awareness about world hunger.” – NPR National Public Radio


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