Hardest World Today Quiz


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

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

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

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

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 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

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

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

9 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

10 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

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

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

13 - 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?

14 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

15 - Who is the president of the main Japanese opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan?

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

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

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

19 - Which is the northernmost Chinese province?

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