Africa Trivia Quiz - 50 Questions

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Question:

It is the least populated country in Africa with around 80,000 people

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Seychelles

Somaliaa

Djibouti

Lesotho

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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:

Roughly how many rhinos live in South Africa?

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5,500

7,000

8,500

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10,000

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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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In what year did the Republic of Biafra come into existence?

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1920

1934

1967

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1901

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Which of these African countries has English as one of its official languages?

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Niger

Nigeria

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Ethiopia

Algeria

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What year did Nelson Mandela retire as president of South Africa ?

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2000

1995

1999

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Which of these African countries has Portuguese as one of its official languages?

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Madagascar

Zimbabwe

Egypt

Mozambique

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Through which of these African countries does the Nile River NOT flow?

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Tanzania

 

Rwanda

Sudan

Ghana

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Which of these is Africa's largest lake?

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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Kivu

Lake Victoria

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Lake Malawi

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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:

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. What is the lowest?

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Lake Malawi

Ra’s al Abyad

Lake ‘Asal

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Lake Victoria

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Question:

Roughly what percent of the world’s total land area does Africa cover?

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10%

15%

20%

25%

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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 Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest is home to what famous ape?

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Chimpanzee

 

Baboons

Gorillas

Orangutans

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Question:

Victoria Falls lies along the border of which two countries?

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Zambia and Angola

 

Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwe and Botswana

South Africa and Namibia

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Question:

What is the most populated city in Africa?

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Lagos

Cairo

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Alexandria

Abidjan

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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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Question:

Which of these is not a Capital city in Africa

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Nairobi

Cairo

Krabi

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Abuja

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The giraffe was originally thought to be a cross between which two animals?

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A horse and a tiger

A leopard and a camel

A zebra and an antelope

Nil

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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 country is home to Masai Mara National Park?

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Kenya

 

Tanzania

Uganda

Ghana

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What is the oldest nation in Africa ?

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Egypt

Ethiopia

Nigeria

Not Abov

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Question:

Approximately how many species of lemur are there in Madagascar?

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25

50

75

100

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Which of these countries was a former Portuguese colony?

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Mozambique

 

Senegal

Chad

South Africa

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Roughly what percentage of the world’s diamonds and gold are produced from African mines?

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50 %

60 %

70 %

80 %

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Question:

In 1993 ConstandViljoen former chief of the South African Defence Force, formed the FF+ political party. The party full name was?

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Fullforce Plus

Freedom Fighter Plus 

Freedom< Freedom Plus

Freedom Front Plus

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What is the official language of Nigeria?

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Arabic

English

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Igbo

Yoruba

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Question:

Aside from Ethiopia, what other nation in Africa never experienced European colonial power?

Response:

 

Liberia

 

Mauritania

Chad

Sudan

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Question:

Kuomboka festival is celebrated in which of the following country

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Zimbabwe

Kenya

Tanzania

Zambia

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Where is the largest seal colony in Africa located?

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Cape Cross in Namibia

 

Cape Town in South Africa

Algiers in Algeria

Victoria in Seychelles

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Which of these animals is NOT an African reptile?

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Chameleon

 

Gecko

Tortoise

Dragonfly

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Question:

Which African Country because of its diversity has earned the nickname, "Africa in Miniature"?

Response:

South Africa

Egypt

Cameroon

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Nigeria

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Question:

It has the lowest number of mobile phones per 1,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Seychelles

Eritrea

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Mauritius

Congo

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Question:

Which of these African snakes is NOT venomous?

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Puff Adder

 

Cape Cobra

Boomslang

African Rock Python

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Question:

Which of the following countries the river Nile pass through?

Response:

Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan

Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo

Tanzania, Kenya

All of the above

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Question:

These animals are used to transport goods across the African deserts

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elephants

donkeys

camels

oxen

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Question:

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

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Ivory Coast

Ethiopia

Mauritania

Malawi

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Question:

In ancient history, Tutankhamen ruled which country?

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Algeria

Morocco

Egypt

Kumasi

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Question:

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

Response:

Egypt

Mauritius

Mali

Morocco

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What are the two main arms of the Nile River called?

Response:

Green Nile, White Nile

Green Nile, Blue Nile

Green Nile, Red Nile

White Nile, Blue Nile

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Question:

Africa is home to how many species of bats?

Response:

89

133

211

301

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Question:

It is a landlocked country in Western Africa and its former name is Upper Volta.

Response:

Senegal

Ghana

Burkina Faso

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Benin

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Roughly what percentage of Africa’s electricity is generated by South Africa?

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1/4

1/2

2/3

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3/4

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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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Roughly what percentage of the land in Egypt is barren desert?

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30%

50%

75%

95%

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Question:

Which African country has more pyramids than Egypt?

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Angola

Sudan

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Morocco

Rwanda

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Question:

Which country is not flanked by the Sahara desert?

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Mauritania

 

Mali

Niger

Uganda

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Question:

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

Response:

10%

20%

30%

40%

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Question:

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

Response:

Leopard

Lion

Water Buffalo

Cheetah

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The correct answer is "Cheetah".