BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

Sat, 11/01/2008 - 16:01

Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our quiz to doublecheck...

1. Compared with the first half of 2007, direct foreign investment in Bulgaria in the first eight months of 2008 was down by:

A. 12.8 percent

B. 8 percent

C. 22 percent

2. In a recent interview for the International Herald Tribune, Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev said his party, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, will donate – provided conditions are met – tainted campaign contributions to:

A. Retirees

B. The Sofia zoo

C. Charity

3. The State Agency for National Security recently organised raids on the residences and company offices of Plamen Galev and Angel Hristov. The two businessmen, who are suspected of financial, tax and insurance crimes, maintain a town hall office in: 

A. Blagoevrad

B. Petrich

C. Dupnitsa

4. At a party congress in October, NDSV, or the Simeon II National Movement, changed its name to:

A. National Movement for Stability and Progress

B. National Movement for European Development

C. Simeon Saxe-Coburg European Party

5. Former Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has filed a civil lawsuit against a foreign journalist for 5,000 euros' worth of non-material damages. The journalist is:

A. German investigative journalist Juergen Roth

B. BBC journalist Dominic Paul Hipkins

C. BBC journalist Paul Samrai

6. In October, Ahmed Emin, a senior DPS figure, was found dead in Sofia. He was: 

A. An MP

B. Leader Ahmed Dogan's chief of staff

C. Municipal councillor in Sofia

7. Meglena Kuneva is Bulgaria's EU Commissioner. She is responsible for:

A. Multilingualism

B. Consumer affairs

C. Environment

 

The correct answers: 

1. A; 2. C; 3. C; 4. A; 5. A; 6. B; 7. B

 

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