Hardest World Today Quiz


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

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

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

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

5 - 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?

6 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

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

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

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

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

11 - 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?

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

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

14 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

15 - Which Canadian city claims it is the coldest city with a population of over 500,000?

16 - Which is the northernmost Chinese province?

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

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

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

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?