Hardest World Today Quiz


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

2 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

3 - who is the president of Mali as of june 2003

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

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

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

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

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

10 - 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?

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

12 - How were French departements originally numbered?

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

20 - 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?