Africa Trivia Quiz - 50 Questions

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Question:

The rhino's horn is actually made from?

Response:

Wood

 

Matted hair 

 

Bone 

Nil

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Question:

What is the world's fastest land animal?

Response:

The cheetah

 

The leopard 

Nil

 

The puma 

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Question:

In what year was the world’s first heart transplant performed in South Africa?

Response:

1968

1967

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1970

1969

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Question:

Which African country borders Lake Albert?

Response:

Egypt

Libya

Ethiopia

Uganda

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The correct answer is "Uganda".

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Question:

How many states are in Nigeria?

Response:

30

32

36

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The correct answer is "36".

34

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Question:

What is the largest country by population in Africa?

Response:

Ethiopia

Egypt

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nigeria

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Question:

Lake Tanganyika is divided into which of the following four countries?

Response:

Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zambia

Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo

Bundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia

Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda

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Question:

Roughly how many rhinos live in South Africa?

Response:

5,500

8,500

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10,000

7,000

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Question:

The Africans big five consist of?

Response:

Giraffe, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhino

Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhino

Buffalo, Elephant, Cheater, Lion, Rhino

Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Wildbeest, Rhino

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Question:

How much of the world's population lives in Africa?

Response:

10%

40%

20%

30%

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Question:

Which of these is NOT an African island?

Response:

Grande Comore

Java

 

Principe

 

Sao Tome

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Question:

Which of these animals is an African bird?

Response:

Buzzard

Viper

Aardvark

 

Gecko

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Question:

Which famous waterway located in Africa is also known as “Highway to India”

Response:

Briare canal

Erie canal

Exeter canal

Suez canal

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The correct answer is "Suez canal".

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Question:

Africa is the ____ largest continent in the world

Response:

4th

2nd

1st  

3rd

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Question:

How big is Africa compared to other continents?

Response:

The biggest

The fourth biggest

The second biggest

The third biggest

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Question:

Zimbabwe is the country in Africa with the highest adult literacy rate which is ___.

Response:

92%

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33%

64%

78%

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Question:

How much forest area is Africa losing each year?

Response:

1 million hectares

500 thousand hectares

6 million hectares

4 million hectares

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Question:

Which of these animals is NOT an African ungulate?

Response:

 

Zebra

Baboon

Wildebeest

 

Giraffe

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Question:

Zambia is the new name of

Response:

Northern Rhodesia

Southern Rhodesia

British South Africa

Copperbelt Province

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Question:

Which of these is an African tree?

Response:

Lemur

Ceviche

Baobab

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Sampan

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Question:

In which African country is Mount Kilimanjaro located?

Response:

Kenya

Tanzania

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Ethiopia

Tunisia

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Question:

What famous movie was shot in the deserts of Tunisia?

Response:

 

Batman

Star Trek

Star Wars

 

Harry Potter

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Question:

What is the name of the hominid discovered in Ethiopia that has been considered as a common ancestor to the human family?

Response:

Marilyn

Ann

 

Lucy

 

Eve

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Question:

How many national parks does Gabon have?

Response:

0

7

13

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The correct answer is "13".

25

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Question:

How many African countries count French as a national language?

Response:

21

11

8

17

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Question:

How many countries in Africa produce oil?

Response:

13

None

7

19

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Question:

It has Africa’s biggest oil producer with an estimated 41.5 billion proven barrels of oil.

Response:

Gabon

Madagascar

Libya

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The correct answer is "Libya".

Cameroon

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Question:

In Latin, the word Africa means _______.

Response:

 

sunny

land

desert

cold

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Question:

In 1913 Land Act was introduced in South Africa, in order to prevent blacks, expect those living in Cape Province from?

Response:

 

Travelling 

Building permanent houses

Buying land outside reserves

Forming Political Parties

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Question:

What high structure, completed in 1971, has been the tallest in Johannesburg for over 30 years?

Response:

Carlton Centre

Brixton Tower

Ponte Building

Hillbrow Tower

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Question:

What is the official language of Nigeria?

Response:

Yoruba

English

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The correct answer is "English".

Igbo

Arabic

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Question:

Which African river is generally considered one of the longest rivers in the world and has been the bed of ancient civilization?

Response:

River Nile

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The correct answer is "River Nile".

Niger River

Moulouya River

Congo River

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Question:

Roughly what percentage of the South African population is of black African ancestry?

Response:

95%

80%

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90%

85%

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Question:

The Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest is home to what famous ape?

Response:

 

Baboons

 

Chimpanzee

Gorillas

Orangutans

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Question:

Which animal's name means 'earth pig' in the Afrikaans language?

Response:

Hippopotamus 

Aardvark 

Nil

Tapir

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Question:

River Nile passes through how many countries?

Response:

Ten

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Nine

Six

Five

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Question:

What did Homer describe in The Iliad as a “city with a hundred gates?”

Response:

Luxor

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Alexandria

Cairo

Giza

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Question:

Roughly how many distinct ethnic groups live in Africa?

Response:

1000

3000

10000

5000

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Question:

What is source of the river Nile?

Response:

Lake Tanganayika

Lake Victoria

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Lake Kariba

Lake Tana

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Question:

World famous national parks Serengiti and Ngorongoro are in which of the following countries?

Response:

Tanzania

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Rwanda

Democratic Republic of Congo

Burundi

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Question:

What is the largest natural fresh water lake in South Africa?

Response:

Gariep

Langebaan

St Lucia

Sibaya

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Question:

Which of the following is not a capital city of South Africa

Response:

Durban

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Cape Town

Pretoria

Bloemfontein

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Question:

What is the most populated country in Africa?

Response:

Nigeria

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The correct answer is "Nigeria".

Ethiopia

Egypt

Angola

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Question:

Which of these African animals does NOT have feathers?

Response:

Hedgehog

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The correct answer is "Hedgehog".

Parrot

Ostrich

Black stork

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Question:

What is the most common religion in Africa?

Response:

Christianity

Buddhism

Islam

Judaism

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Question:

Which of these is Africa's largest lake?

Response:

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Kivu

Lake Victoria

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Lake Malawi

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Question:

How many countries are there in Africa?

Response:

68

8  

87

53

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Question:

Which African country’s flag depicts a red background with green star in centre

Response:

Morocco

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Liberia

Namibia

Botswana

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Question:

Which of these animals is an African reptile?

Response:

Crocodile

Viper

 

Porcupine

 

Eland

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Question:

Relative to other African rivers, how long is the Niger River, after which Nigeria is named?

Response:

Longest

Second-longest

Third-longest

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Fourth-longest