Hardest World Today Quiz


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

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

3 - Which country is shown in red below?

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

5 - 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 - 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?

16 - Which of those religions is not recognised by Iran's constitution?

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

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

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

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