Hardest World Today Quiz


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

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

3 - 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?

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

5 - 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?

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

7 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

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

9 - 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?

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

11 - How were French departements originally numbered?

12 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

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

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

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

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

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

18 - 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?

19 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

20 - Which country is shown in red below?