Hardest World Today Quiz


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

2 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?

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

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

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

6 - How were French departements originally numbered?

7 - What is the only African country with a daily German newspaper?

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

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

10 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

11 - 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?

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

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

14 - 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?

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

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

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

18 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

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

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