Africa Trivia Quiz - 50 Questions

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Question:

What is the world's fastest land animal?

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The leopard 

The cheetah

 

The puma 

Nil

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Which Egyptian leader has the Pyramid of Giza built as a tomb?

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Khufu

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Nefiriti

Ramses II

Tutankhamun

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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:

What is the most common religion in Africa?

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Buddhism

Christianity

Judaism

Islam

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Roughly how many people live in Africa?

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400 million

600 million

800 million

1 billion

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Which of these is an African animal?

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Sugarbush

Koala

Giraffe

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Daisy

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How big is Africa compared to other continents?

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The biggest

The second biggest

The third biggest

The fourth biggest

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

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Alexandria

Cairo

Giza

Luxor

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Which African country borders Lake Edward?

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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Ethiopia

Libya

Zimbabwe

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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:

Where does most of Africa's electricity come from?

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Burning wood

Burning coal

Hydro-electric power

Solar power

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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 has the highest birth rate in the world?

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Angola

Egypt

Eritrea

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Libya

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What's the official language of Morocco?

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Arabic 

 

French 

Spanish

Not

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Which is the largest country in Africa?

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Egypt

Nigeria

Sudan

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S. Africa

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What is the youngest country in Africa?

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Nigeria

 

South Sudan (established July 09, 2011) 

Uganda

Kenya

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What is the largest city by population in Africa?

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Cairo, Egypt

Johannesburg, South Africa

Lagos, Nigeria

Nairobi, Kenya

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Question:

The world famous Kilimanjaro is the

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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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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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Question:

Victoria falls is on which river

Response:

Congo

Kafwe

Zambezi

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Nile

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Question:

Africa is home to which largest desert in the world?

Response:

Kalahari  

Sahara

Arabian

Blue

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Roughly what percentage of Egyptians livenear the banks of the Nile River?

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50%

75%

95%

99%

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What is the name of the body of water that separates North Africa from Spain?

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Bering Strait

Strait of Gibraltar

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Dead Sea

Gordon Sea

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

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Uganda

Tanzania

Morocco

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Liberia

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Question:

Which of the seven wonders of the ancient world is/was located in Africa?

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The Great Pyramid of Gyza

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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

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Green Nile, White Nile

Green Nile, Blue Nile

Green Nile, Red Nile

White Nile, Blue Nile

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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:

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:

In which African country is the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai located?

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Tanzania

 

Sudan

Ghana

Liberia

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Question:

In terms of the seven continents, where does Africa rank in terms of total land area?

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Largest

 

Second-largest

Third-largest

Fourth-largest

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Question:

The longest standing democracy in Africa is in ___________.

Response:

Angola

Malawi

Rwanda

Botswana

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Question:

Which river flows through Sudan?

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Amazon

Nile

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Limpopo

Zambezi

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Question:

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

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80%

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85%

90%

95%

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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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Question:

What animal's name means 'earth pig' in Afrikaans language?

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Tapir  

Hyena  

Hippopotamus

Aardvark

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Question:

Which river runs along the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe?

Response:

Mwenezi

Limpopo

Olifants

Shashe

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Question:

How many African countries count French as a national language?

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8

11

17

21

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Question:

Kuomboka festival is celebrated on which of the following river

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Zambezi

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Kabombo

Kafwe

Luangwa

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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:

When was the first pyramid built?

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50th century BC

45th century BC

27th century BC

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1st century BC

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Question:

Which of these African countries does NOT have Arabic as one of its official languages?

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Morocco

Algeria

Egypt

Tanzania

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Question:

Lake Tanganyika flows to which of the following river

Response:

Zamezi River

Lukanga River

Congo River

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Ruzizi River

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Question:

Which of these is an African island?

Response:

 

Sumatra

 

South Georgia

Barbados

Likoma

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Which of these is NOT an African island?

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Sao Tome

 

Principe

Grande Comore

Java

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

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Moulouya River

River Nile

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Niger River

Congo River

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Question:

Famous Kalahari desert covers which of the following countries?

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Botswana and Namibia

Namibia and South Africa

Botswana and South Africa

Botswana,South Africa and Namibia

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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:

Which of these countries was a former Portuguese colony?

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Mozambique

 

Senegal

Chad

South Africa

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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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Question:

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

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Gabon

Cameroon

Libya

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Madagascar