Africa Trivia Quiz - 50 Questions

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Question:

Which of the following African countries are traversed by the equator?

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Gabon and Somalia

Congo and Uganda

Kenya and Sao Tome & Principe

All of the above

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Question:

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

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Sibaya

Langebaan

St Lucia

Gariep

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Which of these Rhinoceros species can be found in Africa?

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Javan and Black Rhinoceros

Sumatran and Javan Rhinoceros

Black and White Rhinoceros

White and Javan Rhinoceros

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Question:

Which African country is the world's second largest producer of cocoa?

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Togo 

 

Ghana 

Chad

Lesotho

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Which of these African countries is landlocked?

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Botswana

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South Africa

Egypt

Libya

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Up to 25,000 people attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro each year. But where is it?

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Uganda

Kenya

Tanzania

Malawi

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What is the most populated city in Africa?

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Lagos

Cairo

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Alexandria

Abidjan

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Question:

Which country does not border Chad?

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Algeria

Niger

Sudan

Cameroon

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Question:

Which of these animals is NOT an African insect?

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Termite

 

Dung beetle

Locust

Chameleon

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Question:

Which is the newest country in Africa?

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Ghana

Chad

South Sudan

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Togo

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Question:

The world famous Kilimanjaro is the

Response:

Highest mountain in Africa

Widest mountain range in Africa

Highest mountain in the world

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Widest mountain range in the world

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Question:

230. During Peak (February and March) how much water go over the Victoria falls?

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500 million litres per minute

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50 million litres per minute

5 million litres per minute

500,000 litres per minute

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Question:

Which of these is NOT an African tree?

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Acacia

Jackalberry

False Olive

Duiker

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Question:

What percentage of all malaria cases are found in sub-Saharan Africa?

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30%

50%

90%

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Question:

The famous Oscar winner movie Casablanca is set in Casablanca city in which African country?

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Egypt

Mauritius

Mali

Morocco

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Question:

Which African country borders Lake Albert?

Response:

Ethiopia

Uganda

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Libya

Egypt

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Question:

The highest mountain point in Africa is

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Mount Everest 

Mount Kilimanjaro

K2

Mount McKinley

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Question:

What country’s total area is 1/5 covered by a lake?

Response:

Ivory Coast

Ethiopia

Mauritania

Malawi

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Question:

Roughly what percentage of the world’s population lives in Africa?

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8%

15%

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30%

50%

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What is the largest South African city by population?

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Cape Town

Durban

Johannesburg

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Soweto

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

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10%

20%

30%

40%

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Question:

Which of these waterfalls is located in Africa?

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Iguazu Falls

Niagara Falls

Victoria Falls

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Gabai Falls

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Question:

Robert Livingstone famously “discovered” which African landmark?

Response:

 

Victoria Falls

 

Djenne Mosque

The Pyramids of Giza

Valley of the Kings

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Question:

Which is not one of Africa’s “Big Five”

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Lion

Water Buffalo

Leopard

Cheetah

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Which African lake has the most fish species in the world?

Response:

Lale Albert

Lake Chad

Lake Victoria

Lake Malawi

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Question:

The world famous Kilimanjaro is composed of

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2 volcanic cones

3 volcanic cones

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4 volcanic cones

5 volcanic cones

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Question:

What is the official language of Nigeria?

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Arabic

English

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Igbo

Yoruba

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Question:

Where does most of Africa's electricity come from?

Response:

Burning wood

Burning coal

Hydro-electric power

Solar power

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Question:

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

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Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda

Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo

Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Zambia

Bundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia

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Question:

Zimbabwe is the new name of

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Southern Rhodesia

Northern Rhodesia

British South Africa

Copperbelt Province

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Question:

How many countries are there in Africa?

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8  

53

68

87

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Question:

In which country did Jane Goodall do her famous research on chimpanzees?

Response:

 

Senegal

 

Mauritania

Tanzania

Seychelles

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Question:

The former UN's Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, was born in which country?

Response:

 

Malawi 

 

Ghana 

Kenya

Nil

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Question:

Which of these African animals does NOT have feathers?

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Hedgehog

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Black stork

Parrot

Ostrich

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Question:

Famous author J R R Tolkien of The Lord of the Rings series was born in which African city

Response:

Bloemfontein

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Dakar

Tripoli

Victoria

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Question:

Tanzania has the highest proportion in Africa of women aged 15-24 in its labor force which is ____.

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77%

82%

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99%

46%

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Question:

Which of these is not a South African political party?

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Democratic Alliance 

Pan Africanist Congress

Orange Democratic Movement

African People’s Convention

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Question:

How many capital cities are there in Africa?

Response:

61

52

59

54

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Question:

Which one of the following people are African Nobel prize winners ?

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Kofi Annan

Nelson Mandela

FW De Klerk

Archbishop Desmond Tu Tu

All of the above

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Question:

Which of the following is the smallest country in Africa

Response:

Guinea

The Seychelles

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Algeria

Ghana

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Question:

Which of the following national emblems of an African country is now extinct

Response:

Springbok

Barbary lion

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Blue Crane

Eagle

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Question:

How many days does it take to start a business in the Central African Republic?

Response:

56

223

14

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9

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Question:

The dikdik is a type of...?

Response:

 

Horse 

 

Antelope 

Monkey

Horse & Monkey

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Question:

What is the oldest nation in Africa ?

Response:

Egypt

Ethiopia

Nigeria

Not Abov

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Question:

The continent is surrounded by which 2 oceans

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Pacific & Arctic Oceans

Indian & Atlantic Oceans

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Pacific & Indian Oceans

Arctic & Atlantic Oceans

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Question:

What is the most commonly spoken African language ?

Response:

Shona

Berber

Swahili

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Question:

Which of these is an African island?

Response:

 

Sumatra

 

South Georgia

Barbados

Likoma

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Question:

The rhino's horn is actually made from?

Response:

 

Bone 

 

Matted hair 

Wood

Nil

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Question:

Which African country does NOT border Lake Victoria?

Response:

Kenya

Uganda

Tanzania

Mozambique

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Question:

The Sitatunga, a species of African antelope, is capable of sleeping?

Response:

For 24 hours straight

Once a year

On mountain top

Underwater