Hard World Today Quiz


1 - Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the longest serving asian Head of Government, retired in 2003. He was Prime Minister of:

2 - Which of the following states was the first to declare independence from Yugoslavia?

3 - Why does Brazilian president Lula da Silve have less than 10 fingers?

4 - Which of these cities is not on Honshu, the main Japanese island?

5 - What is the second largest city in the Czech Republic?

6 - In 2002, US Senator Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash just days before he was up for re-election. Which former US Presidential candidate came out of retirement to replace him on the ballot and lost to Republican Norm Coleman?

7 - How many countries joined the European Union in 2004?

8 - To which country belongs Süd-Tirol?

9 - Which parliamentary group is the largest in the European parliament elected in 2004?

10 - How many states does the Federal Republic of Germany consist of?

11 - In which of the following countries was GNP growth SLOWEST in 2002?

12 - In which West European nation lives the biggest Jewish minority?

13 - Which country/countries has/have the most representatives in the European parliament?

14 - Which country is the newest member of the SAARC association?

15 - In which country will the SEA GAMES, the sporting event of south-east Asia, be hosted in 2005?

16 - Who was the first civilian Brazilian President after the end of the military regime (1985)?

17 - Who was the first non-communist Prime Minister in a post Warsaw Pact country?

18 - Which country is shown in orange below?

19 - Which of these countries are part of the Mercosur?

20 - Which of the following is not a component of the Federation of Malaysia?