Hardest World Today Quiz


1 - Which activity as a student and young adult helped shape Chief Justice Margaret Marshall's (of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court) views?

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

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

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 countries disputes the Nagorno Karabakh area?

6 - 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?

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

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

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

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

11 - Who is Andrés Manuel Lopez?

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 - 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?

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

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