Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our quiz to doublecheck...
1. How many parties and coalitions entered the new Bulgarian parliament?
2. What will be the new minister without portfolio Bozhidar Dimitrov be in charge of?
A. Foreigners in Bulgaria
B. Bulgarians abroad
C. Bulgarians abroad and foreigners in Bulgaria
3. Which party leader handed in his resignation in July?
A. Sergey Stanishev of the BSP, or Bulgarian Socialist Party
B. Ahmed Dogan of the DPS, or Movement for Rights and Freedoms
C. Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha of the NDSV, or National Movement for Stability and Progress
4. Which city offers the best conditions for business, according to a survey of the Institute for Market Economics?
5. What is the fall of property prices in the second quarter of 2009 in comparison to the same period last year, according to the National Statistical Institute?
A. 13 percent
B. 22 percent
C. 31 percent
6. How much did Bulgaria pay for the release of the six Bulgarian medical workers from jail in Libya in 2007, according to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov?
A. $10 million
B. $100 million
C. $200 million
7. What does Bulgaria celebrate on 22 September?
A. The unification of the Principality of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia
B. The declaration of its independence
C. The beginning of autumn
8. When does the school year begin in Bulgaria?
A. On 15 August
B. On 1 September
C. On 15 September
9. The 40th edition of Rally Bulgaria was cancelled this July because of:
A. Hot weather
B. A road accident resulting in a navigator's death
C. Chain accident
The correct answers
1. B; 2. B; 3. C; 4. A; 5. B; 6. B; 7. B; 8. C; 9. B