Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our quiz to doublecheck...
1. When was the withdrawal of Bulgaria's troops from Iraq completed?
A. In December 2008
B. In July 2008
C. In December 2007
2. The Supreme Administrative Court has recently banned the Bulgarian police from monitoring:
A. Internet users' online communications
B. Bulgarian newspapers' land lines
C. Mobile phone users' conversations and text messages use
3. Who staged a silent "cigarette-smoking" protest in December demanding better pay and working conditions?
B. School teachers
4. The maternity leave in Bulgaria has recently been extended to:
A. 1 year
B. 2 years
C. 1.5 years
5. The president of the Belasitsa Petrich football club, Konstantin "Kotse Matsa" Hadzhiivanov, was sentenced by a German court to two years of probation and a 120,000-euros fine. On what charges?
B. Trafficking in cigarettes
C. Illegal border crossing
6. How much of pre-accession funding did Bulgaria lose after the European Commission barred two local agencies from handling Phare money?
A. 20 million euros
B. 120 million euros
C. 220 million euros
7. In which Sofia district was 20-year-old student Stoyan Baltov killed in early December?
C. Student's Town
The correct answers:
1. A; 2. A; 3. C; 4. A; 5. B; 6. C; 7. C