Hardest World Today Quiz


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

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

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

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

5 - Which country is shown in red below?

6 - 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?

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

8 - 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?

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

10 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

11 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

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

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

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

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

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

17 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

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

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

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