Friday, October 24, 2014

Roman Emperors, Vampires, And Film

Question image

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Serbia?

From midwifing Roman emperors to hosting vampires, there's probably a lot about this Balkan powerhouse that you don't know.

Nobel Laureate

Question image

How Much Do You Know About Malala Yousafzai?

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by Taliban militants, has captured hearts around the world. How well do you know her? (Originally published in March 2013)

More Than Commodities

Question image

Quiz: What Does Russia Make?

In an interview with the British weekly “The Economist” posted online on August 2, U.S. President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a country that "doesn't make anything." But is that really true?

What Does Borat's Catchphrase Actually Mean?

Question image

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin raised hackles in Central Asia recently when he said Kazakhstan was "a state in a territory that had never had a state before." One angry commentator on social media summed up the mood among many Kazakhs by saying someone should "send a history book to Putin." Take our quiz and find out how much you know about this nation's history and culture. There's a lot more to the place than Borat!

Nation Without A State

Question image

Quiz: Kurds And Kurdish Culture

There are some 30 million Kurds residing in major swaths of five countries in the Middle East and Caucasus. You've read about the politics of "Kurdistan," but how much do you know about the people?