Hardest World Today Quiz


1 - Of the various European countries who voted on adhesion to the EU in 2003, which voted in favor with the biggest margin?

2 - Which of those religions is not recognised by Iran's constitution?

3 - Which balkan nation has failed to elect a president three times in 2002-2003 due to insufficent voter turnout?

4 - With which nation did Japan recently conclude a Free Trade agreement?

5 - Who were the two vice-Presidents of the Prodi European Commission?

6 - What is the only African country with a daily German newspaper?

7 - Senator Jim Jefford left the US Republican party in 2001, throwing control of the US Senate to the Democrats until 2003. What state was he from?

8 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

9 - Which is the northernmost Chinese province?

10 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

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

12 - The flag below is the official flag of two countries. Which?

13 - 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?

14 - Which of these areas is not under dispute between China and Russia?

15 - Which of those ex-SSR has the smallest Russian minority (in percentage of population)?

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

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

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

19 - Which Dutch Prime Minister resigned in 2002, along with his governement, following the publication of a report accusing his governement's mismanagement of Dutch peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia of having provoked the Srebrenica massacre?

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