Normal World Today Quiz


1 - Which of these four nations does NOT hold a UN seat?

2 - Before becoming President of Georgia, what post did Eduard Shevardnadze hold?

3 - To what navy belongs the only non-US nuclear aircraft carrier?

4 - Between which candidates was the second round of the 2002 French presidential election?

5 - By whom was the Sandinista goverment of Nicaragua headed in the late 70s?

6 - Which neutral island nation has recently served as the place for Saudi/Iraqi soccer games and a chess match between one of the world's top computer and human players, and is also famous for its heavy use of desalinization plants?

7 - Which African country has the biggest economy?

8 - Which country is shown in yellow below?

9 - Who was the first women president of Chile?

10 - Who won the 2003 Presidential elections in Argentina?

11 - In what year are the nations of Romania and Bulgaria scheduled to join the European Union?

12 - What are the official languages of Luxembourg?

13 - What is the name of the leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), captured by Turkey in 1999?

14 - Who is the current emperor of Japan?

15 - Which is Canada's only officially bilingual province?

16 - What famous painting was stolen from a Norwegian museum in 2004?

17 - In 1992, Ross Perot won about 18% of the popular vote in the US Presidential election, one of the best showings for a third-party candidate in almost a century. Which political party did he form?

18 - Which US state did NOT elect a Republican governor in 2003?

19 - Linguistically, which of these countries is not part of Scandinavia?

20 - What modern countries fragmented out of Simon Bolivar's Gran Colombia after eleven years in 1830?