Hardest World Today Quiz


1 - Which activity as a student and young adult helped shape Chief Justice Margaret Marshall's (of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court) views?

2 - In what country did carbon dioxide gas building up at the bottom of Lake Nyos bubbled out of the lake and killed some 1,700 villagers living nearby in 1986?

3 - What happened to Chechen rebel Akhmed Zakayev in November 2003?

4 - Which is the oldest currently existing guerrilla group in Latin America?

5 - During Putin's first term, Russia re-adopted the old Soviet national anthem, although with new lyrics. Why had the original post-Soviet anthem fallen out of favor?

6 - Who was the only president in U.S. history to fill that office without having been elected either President or Vice-President?

7 - Which French daily was accused of conflict of interests and biased objectivity in a best-seller published in 2003?

8 - How many wars have India and Pakistan fought primarily over Kashmir?

9 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

10 - Who is the president of the main Japanese opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan?

11 - What is the second most populated member of the Commonwealth (after India)?

12 - Roughly how many French soldiers are currently enforcing the cease-fire in Ivory Coast, as of early 2005?

13 - Which is the northernmost Chinese province?

14 - Which Canadian city claims it is the coldest city with a population of over 500,000?

15 - What is the name of the pedophile whose arrest shocked Belgium in 1996?

16 - In what country or U.S. state was the world's first oil well sunk in 1859?

17 - In Korea, what is known as the Hangul?

18 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

19 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

20 - Which country is shown in red below?