Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our quiz to doublecheck...
1. Which Bulgarian celebrity was voted Man of the Year in an online campaign?
A. Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev
B. Footballer Dimitar Berbatov
C. Volleyball player Plamen Konstantinov
2. On 15 November an earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale rocked:
3. Some 2,000 workers from Bulgaria's biggest steel mill Kremikovtsi staged protests in Sofia and Burgas against:
A. Poor working conditions
B. The company's closure
C. The opening of new departments in the company
4. Bulgarian citizen Stamen S. donated $170 to:
A. Hilary Clinton
B. Barack Obama
C. John McCain
5. What anniversary did Bulgaria celebrate on 10 November?
A. The 1944 Communist coup
B. Bulgaria's Independence in 1908
C. The Bulgarian Communist Party's, or BKP, 1989 internal coup that deposed veteran leader Todor Zhizvkov and paved the way to a multi-party system
6. Entrepreneur Hristo Kovachki was recently arrested and then released on a 300,000 leva bail. He was detained because of suspected:
A. Tax evasion
7. To promote its recent party congress, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, or BSP, came out with a nostalgic video. What role does Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev play in it?
A. A tram driver
B. A chimney sweeper
C. A customs officer
The correct answers:
1. C; 2. B; 3. A; 4. B; 5. C; 6. A; 7. A