Hardest World Today Quiz


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

2 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 - Which country is shown in red below?

10 - 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?

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

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

13 - 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?

14 - Which is the northernmost Chinese province?

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

16 - 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?

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

18 - Which countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

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

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