Hardest World Today Quiz


1 - In 2002, Lula da Silva won the Brazilian presidential election. What other candidate did he beat in the second round?

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

3 - 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?

4 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

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

6 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

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

8 - How were French departements originally numbered?

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

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

11 - How many wars have India and Pakistan fought primarily over Kashmir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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