Hardest World Today Quiz


1 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

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

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

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

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

6 - Which country is shown in red below?

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

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

9 - 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?

10 - 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?

11 - Of the following countries, which intervened in the Congolese Civil War?

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

13 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

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

15 - Which is the northernmost Chinese province?

16 - 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?

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

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

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

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