Hardest World Today Quiz


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

2 - Name the highest political office in Hong Kong.

3 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

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

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

6 - Which country is shown in red below?

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

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

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

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 - 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 - Where is the Asian Development Bank headquartered?