Hardest World Today Quiz
1 - In Korea, what is known as the Hangul?
The writing systemThe traditional military formation.The agricultural system. The tax collection system.
The writing system
The traditional military formation.
The agricultural system.
The tax collection system.
2 - Which balkan nation has failed to elect a president three times in 2002-2003 due to insufficent voter turnout?
3 - Who is the president of the main Japanese opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan?
Naoto KanKatsuya OkadaHeizo TakenakaMitsuo Horiuchi
4 - 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?
It was considered too shortIt had no lyricsThe Yeltsin-era politican who wrote it had been convicted of corruptionIt was considered offensive to ethnic minorities
It was considered too short
It had no lyrics
The Yeltsin-era politican who wrote it had been convicted of corruption
It was considered offensive to ethnic minorities
5 - What is the name of the pedophile whose arrest shocked Belgium in 1996?
6 - Which country is shown in red below?
7 - Who were the two vice-Presidents of the Prodi European Commission?
Pascal Lamy (France) and Günter Verheugen (Germany)Loyola de Palacio (Spain) and Michel Barnier (France)Chris Patten (UK) and Antonio Vitorino (Portugal)Neil Kinnock (UK) and Loyola de Palacio (Spain)
Pascal Lamy (France) and Günter Verheugen (Germany)
Loyola de Palacio (Spain) and Michel Barnier (France)
Chris Patten (UK) and Antonio Vitorino (Portugal)
Neil Kinnock (UK) and Loyola de Palacio (Spain)
8 - Which country contains the greatest number of speakers of Welsh, after the UK?
ArgentinaThe United StatesCanadaAustralia
The United States
9 - With which nation did Japan recently conclude a Free Trade agreement?
10 - who is the president of Mali as of june 2003
Alpha Oumar konareMahamoud SyllaIbrahim barre MainassaraAmadou Toumani Toure
Alpha Oumar konare
Ibrahim barre Mainassara
Amadou Toumani Toure
11 - Which French daily was accused of conflict of interests and biased objectivity in a best-seller published in 2003?
LibérationLe MondeLe FigaroLa Tribune
12 - Which of those ex-SSR has the smallest Russian minority (in percentage of population)?
13 - In 2002, Lula da Silva won the Brazilian presidential election. What other candidate did he beat in the second round?
Jose SerraAnthony GarotinhoCiro GomesFernando Henrique Cardoso
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
14 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?
15 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?
Armenia and TurkeyArmenia and AzerbaidzjanIran and TurkeyAzerbaidzjan and Iran
Armenia and Turkey
Armenia and Azerbaidzjan
Iran and Turkey
Azerbaidzjan and Iran
16 - In what country or U.S. state was the world's first oil well sunk in 1859?
17 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.
GovernorChief ExecutivePrime MinisterChief Minister
18 - What is the only African country with a daily German newspaper?
19 - What happened to Chechen rebel Akhmed Zakayev in November 2003?
A British judge refused to extradite him to RussiaHe was killed by the Russian armyHe was accused by Russia of having participated in the organisation of the Moscow Theater hostage-takingRussia announced his surrendering, announcement which he promptly denied
A British judge refused to extradite him to Russia
He was killed by the Russian army
He was accused by Russia of having participated in the organisation of the Moscow Theater hostage-taking
Russia announced his surrendering, announcement which he promptly denied
20 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?
Lula da Silva's Minister of IndustryThe popular left-wing mayor of Mexico CityThe richest media owner in Spain, after only the Italian Silvio BerlusconiThe leader of Conservative opposition to Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's populist president
Lula da Silva's Minister of Industry
The popular left-wing mayor of Mexico City
The richest media owner in Spain, after only the Italian Silvio Berlusconi
The leader of Conservative opposition to Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's populist president