Hardest World Today Quiz

 

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

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

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

4 - 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?

5 - In 2002, Lula da Silva won the Brazilian presidential election. What other candidate did he beat in the second round?

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

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

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

10 - Which country is shown in red below?

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

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

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

14 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

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

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

17 - How were French departements originally numbered?

18 - Which country contains the greatest number of speakers of Welsh, after the UK?

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

20 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

 

  

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