Africa Trivia Quiz - 100 Questions

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Question:

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

Response:

Gariep

Sibaya

St Lucia

Langebaan

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Question:

The _________________ is known for its dangerous bad temper ?

Response:

Giraffe

Army Ant  

Hippopotamus  

Cape Buffalo

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Question:

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

Response:

Benin

Ghana

Burkina Faso

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The correct answer is "Burkina Faso".

Senegal

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Question:

What is the world's fastest land animal?

Response:

 

The puma 

Nil

 

The leopard 

The cheetah

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What does the name “Cairo” mean?

Response:

The Victorious

Land of Cats

 

Ancient City

 

Hail Pharoah

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Question:

Which of these is NOT an African animal?

Response:

Bonobo

Oryx

Otter

Pigeonwood

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The correct answer is "Pigeonwood".

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Question:

Which of the following oceans touch Africa?

Response:

Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean

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The correct answer is "Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean".

Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean

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Question:

What percentage of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa?

Response:

40%

25%

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The correct answer is "25%".

5%

10%

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Baby elephants are called...?

Response:

Cubs

Not

 

Pups 

Calves

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Question:

It is the largest island in Africa

Response:

Iceland

Seychelles

 

Cape Town

 

Madagascar

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Question:

Which of these animals is NOT an African insect?

Response:

Locust

 

Termite

 

Dung beetle

Chameleon

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Question:

In a pride of lions, who does the most hunting?

Response:

Not

 

The females 

The males

1 & 2 Both

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Question:

Which of the following occurred shortly after the Dutch gained control over the Cape of Good Hope in the 1650s in the country that is now South Africa?

Response:

The first significant migation of Europeans to Africa

The first major aquisition of African slaves by Europeans

The formal partitioning of Africa into colonies

The African slave trade with America came to an end

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Question:

South Africa is located at the southern part of the African Continent. How many countries does it border?

Response:

3

4

6

8

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Question:

Which is the largest country in Africa?

Response:

Sudan

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The correct answer is "Sudan".

Nigeria

S. Africa

Egypt

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Question:

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

Response:

Archbishop Desmond Tu Tu

All of the above

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The correct answer is "All of the above".

FW De Klerk

Nelson Mandela

Kofi Annan

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Question:

What is the capital of Benin?

Response:

Abidjan

 

Cotonou

Porto-Novo

 

Yamoussoukro

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Question:

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

Response:

Cameroon

Gabon

Libya

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The correct answer is "Libya".

Madagascar

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Question:

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

Response:

Malawi

Niger

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The correct answer is "Niger".

Ethiopia

Madagascar

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Question:

It is the oldest independent country in Africa. Its former name is Abyssinia

Response:

Uganda

Ethiopia

 

Algeria

Zimbabwe

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Question:

Which of these animals is an African bird?

Response:

 

Gecko

Buzzard

Aardvark

Viper

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Question:

What is source of the river Nile?

Response:

Lake Kariba

Lake Victoria

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Lake Victoria".

Lake Tana

Lake Tanganayika

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Question:

Which country in Africa has the most pyramids?

Response:

Tunisia

Egypt

South Africa

Sudan

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Question:

How many official languages does South Africa have?

Response:

8

1

4

11

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The correct answer is "11".

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Question:

How many of the world’s five fastest animals live in Africa?

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5

3

2

4

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Question:

Which African country borders Lake Kivu?

Response:

Nigeria

Niger

Algeria

Rwanda

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Rwanda".

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Question:

Which of the following people is a famous African author ?

Response:

Lou Bega

Samantha Mumba

Chinua Achebe

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The correct answer is "Chinua Achebe".

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Question:

Victoria falls is on which river

Response:

Congo

Zambezi

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The correct answer is "Zambezi".

Kafwe

Nile

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Question:

Where did the “apartheid” occur?

Response:

 

South Africa

 

Sudan

The Western Sahara

Zimbabwe

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Question:

What is the largest country by total land area in Africa?

Response:

Niger

Alger

Sudan

Chad

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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?

Response:

River Nile

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The correct answer is "River Nile".

Moulouya River

Congo River

Niger River

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Question:

What is the most visited country in Africa?

Response:

Kenya

Libya

Egypt

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The correct answer is "Egypt".

Chad

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Question:

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

Response:

99%

77%

46%

82%

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "82%".

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Question:

How many countries in Africa produce oil?

Response:

None

7

19

13

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Question:

Which of these African countries borders the Mediterranean Sea?

Response:

Libya

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The correct answer is "Libya".

Zambia

Mali

Malawi

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Question:

Which of these countries does the Nile not pass through?

Response:

 

Tanzania

 

Rwanda

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda

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Question:

What is the northernmost country in Africa?

Response:

Morocco

Algeria

Libya

Tunisia

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Question:

The capital of Ghana is...?

Response:

Kumasi 

Tema

Egypt

Accra

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Question:

Which of the following natural wonders of the world is situated in Africa

Response:

Great Barrier Reef

Mount Everest

Victoria falls

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The correct answer is "Victoria falls".

Grand Canyon

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Question:

What year did Nigeria declare its independence from Great Britain?

Response:

1960

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The correct answer is "1960".

1950

1980

1970

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Question:

In Latin, the word Africa means _______.

Response:

 

sunny

desert

land

cold

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Question:

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

Response:

Lake Malawi

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Lake Malawi".

Lake Chad

Lale Albert

Lake Victoria

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Question:

Which of these African countries borders the Red Sea?

Response:

Angola

Chad

Sudan

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Sudan".

Ghana

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Question:

Which of these African birds DOES NOT fly?

Response:

Hoopoe

White stork

 

Desert sparrow

Ostrich

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Question:

How many African countries count French as a national language?

Response:

8

11

21

17

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Question:

Roughly how many people live in Africa?

Response:

800 million

1 billion

400 million

600 million

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Question:

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

Response:

30%

40%

10%

20%

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Question:

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

Response:

Hyena  

Tapir  

Hippopotamus

Aardvark

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Question:

Zimbabwe is the new name of

Response:

Northern Rhodesia

Copperbelt Province

Southern Rhodesia

British South Africa

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Question:

Which of the following animals is not found in Africa?

Response:

Zebras

Penguins

Gorillas

Tigers

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Tigers".

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Question:

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

Response:

50 %

80 %

70 %

60 %

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Question:

Which African tribal group can be identified by their short stature

Response:

Berber

Zulu

Pygmy

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Pygmy".

Somali

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What is the name of Africa’s biggest lake?

Response:

Lake Tana

Lake Tanganayika

Lake Victoria

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The correct answer is "Lake Victoria".

Lake Kariba

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Question:

Which African country is home to the Victoria Falls?

Response:

 

Libya 

 

Congo 

Zimbabwe

Spanish

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Question:

When was the first pyramid built?

Response:

27th century BC

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "27th century BC".

45th century BC

50th century BC

1st century BC

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Which country in Africa has the highest gross domestic product (GDP)?

Response:

Egypt

Botswana

Ethiopia

Equatorial Guinea

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Equatorial Guinea".

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Question:

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

Response:

Seychelles

Tanzania

 

Mauritania

 

Senegal

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Question:

Which river flows through Sudan?

Response:

Limpopo

Nile

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The correct answer is "Nile".

Amazon

Zambezi

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Question:

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

Response:

Lake Malawi

Lake ‘Asal

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The correct answer is "Lake ‘Asal".

Ra’s al Abyad

Lake Victoria

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Question:

These animals are used to transport goods across the African deserts

Response:

camels

oxen

elephants

donkeys

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Question:

What is the largest city by population in Africa?

Response:

Nairobi, Kenya

Cairo, Egypt

Johannesburg, South Africa

Lagos, Nigeria

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Question:

The Africans big five consist of?

Response:

Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Wildbeest, Rhino

Buffalo, Elephant, Cheater, Lion, Rhino

Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhino

Giraffe, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhino

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Question:

Which of these animals is NOT an African reptile?

Response:

 

Chameleon

Dragonfly

Tortoise

 

Gecko

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Question:

In which African country is the volcano Nyamuragira located?

Response:

South Africa

 

Niger

Mali

Democratic Republic of Congo

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What is the largest South African city by population?

Response:

Johannesburg

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Johannesburg".

Cape Town

Durban

Soweto

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Question:

Famous Kalahari desert covers which of the following countries?

Response:

Botswana,South Africa and Namibia

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Botswana,South Africa and Namibia".

Botswana and Namibia

Botswana and South Africa

Namibia and South Africa

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Question:

Which of these African animals is NOT found in the Nile River?

Response:

 

Mosquito

Crocodile

Lemur

 

Hippopotamus

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Question:

The pangolin is a type of...?

Response:

 

Fish 

 

Anteater

Snake

Not

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Which water-body in Africa is the largest reservoir in the world (by area)

Response:

Smallwood reservoir

Lake Kariba

Lake Nasser

Lake Volta

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Lake Volta".

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Question:

In which African country is the volcano Erta Ale located?

Response:

 

Nigeria

Egypt

Ethiopia

 

Niger

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Question:

Which of the following was not an anti-apartheid leader in South Africa?

Response:

 

Walter Sisulu

PW Botha

 

Stephen Biko

Nelson Mandela

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Which country’s flag has the most colors in its primary design?

Response:

Central African Republic

South Africa

South Sudan

Djibouti

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Question:

Kuomboka festival is celebrated in which of the following country

Response:

Zambia

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Zambia".

Kenya

Zimbabwe

Tanzania

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Question:

Lesotho is a country located inside which country?

Response:

South Africa

 

Mali

Libya

 

Kenya

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Question:

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

Response:

2000

1995

1999

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The correct answer is "1999".

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

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25%

20%

10%

15%

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Question:

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

Response:

Briare canal

Exeter canal

Erie canal

Suez canal

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Suez canal".

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

Response:

Green Nile, White Nile

White Nile, Blue Nile

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The correct answer is "White Nile, Blue Nile".

Green Nile, Blue Nile

Green Nile, Red Nile

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Which country is not flanked by the Sahara desert?

Response:

Uganda

 

Mali

 

Mauritania

Niger

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The state barge of the king of Lozi people that is used in the Kuomboka festival is called

Response:

Luangwa

Nalikwanda

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Nalikwanda".

Lealui

Nalwange

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Question:

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

Response:

50 million litres per minute

5 million litres per minute

500,000 litres per minute

500 million litres per minute

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "500 million litres per minute".

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Question:

Which of these is not a Capital city in Africa

Response:

Abuja

Cairo

Nairobi

Krabi

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The correct answer is "Krabi".

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

Response:

78%

64%

92%

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "92%".

33%

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How long can the hippopotamus stay under water?

Response:

25 minutes

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "25 minutes".

15 minutes

10 minutes

20 minutes

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Question:

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

Response:

1967

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The correct answer is "1967".

1920

1901

1934

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What is the most commonly spoken African language ?

Response:

Swahili

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The correct answer is "Swahili".

Shona

Berber

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Which imaginary latitudinal line runs through Africa, leading to its major climatic conditions

Response:

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Capricorn

Equator

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The correct answer is "Equator".

North pole

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In which countries is most of the Horn of Africa located in?

Response:

Madagascar

South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique

Morocco and Algeria

Somalia and Ethiopia

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The correct answer is "Somalia and Ethiopia".

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Question:

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

Response:

Nil

A zebra and an antelope

A horse and a tiger

A leopard and a camel

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Question:

What is the most common religion in Africa?

Response:

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Buddhism

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What feature tends to be common in African villages?

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Migrant "shanty towns"

Backyard iron smelters

Impoverished squatter districts

Extended family compounds

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

Response:

Water Buffalo

Cheetah

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Cheetah".

Lion

Leopard

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

Response:

Egypt

Cameroon

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Sorry - You got it wrong. The correct answer is "Cameroon".

South Africa

Nigeria

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Question:

Which country is home to Masai Mara National Park?

Response:

 

Kenya

Uganda

 

Tanzania

Ghana

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In which African country is Mount Kilimanjaro located?

Response:

Tunisia

Tanzania

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The correct answer is "Tanzania".

Kenya

Ethiopia

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Question:

What is the oldest nation in Africa ?

Response:

Egypt

Ethiopia

Not Abov

Nigeria

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Question:

How many of the world’s ten poorest countries are in Africa?

Response:

8

6

10

4

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Question:

Which country hosted Africa’s only World Cup tournament (soccer)?

Response:

Egypt

Ghana

Kenya

South Africa

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In what year did Biafra's struggle fail and it was re-absorbed into Nigeria?

Response:

1970

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The correct answer is "1970".

1939

1945

1923

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Zambia is the new name of

Response:

Copperbelt Province

Southern Rhodesia

Northern Rhodesia

British South Africa