Africa Trivia Quiz - 100 Questions

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Question:

Which of these African snakes is NOT venomous?

Response:

 

Cape Cobra

African Rock Python

Boomslang

Puff Adder

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Question:

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

Response:

Madagascar

Somalia

Zimbabwe

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Gabon

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Question:

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

Response:

Tanzania

Morocco

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The correct answer is "Morocco".

Uganda

Liberia

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Question:

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

Response:

80 %

70 %

50 %

60 %

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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 formal partitioning of Africa into colonies

The African slave trade with America came to an end

The first major aquisition of African slaves by Europeans

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Question:

What is the largest South African city by population?

Response:

Johannesburg

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Durban

Soweto

Cape Town

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Question:

Which country is not flanked by the Sahara desert?

Response:

 

Mali

Niger

 

Mauritania

Uganda

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Question:

What is the largest country by population in Africa?

Response:

Egypt

Ethiopia

Nigeria

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Question:

Roughly how many square miles does Africa cover?

Response:

12 million

10 million

 

 8 million

14 million

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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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Question:

Victoria Falls lies along the border of which two countries?

Response:

 

Zambia and Angola

 

Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwe and Botswana

South Africa and Namibia

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Question:

Which of these countries was a former Portuguese colony?

Response:

 

Senegal

South Africa

 

Mozambique

Chad

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Question:

How many pyramids are in Egypt?

Response:

145

97

162

121

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Question:

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

Response:

Cheetah

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Leopard

Water Buffalo

Lion

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Question:

Which of these waterfalls is located in Africa?

Response:

Victoria Falls

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The correct answer is "Victoria Falls".

Iguazu Falls

Gabai Falls

Niagara Falls

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Question:

How many African countries count French as a national language?

Response:

21

11

17

8

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Question:

Which of these African countries is NOT landlocked?

Response:

Niger

Chad

Mali

Nigeria

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Question:

Lesotho is a country located inside which country?

Response:

Libya

 

Kenya

 

Mali

South Africa

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Question:

When did the dismantling of apartheid in African begin?

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1850

1950

1800

1900

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Question:

Roughly what is the population of South Africa?

Response:

50 million

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70 million

60 million

40 million

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Question:

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

Response:

White Nile, Blue Nile

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

Green Nile, Blue Nile

Green Nile, Red Nile

Green Nile, White Nile

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Question:

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

Response:

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

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Ethiopia

Botswana

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Question:

Which African country has the most national parks?

Response:

Kenya

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The correct answer is "Kenya".

Tanzania

South Africa

Morocco

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Question:

In which African country is located the lowest point of Africa

Response:

Togo

Liberia

Nigeria

Djibouti

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Question:

Where does Nigeria rank in terms of total population of all countries in the world?

Response:

Sixth

Eighth

Seventh

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Fifth

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Question:

When did Sudan become independent?

Response:

1960

1948

1956

1964

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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:

The world’s longest river, the Nile, is in Africa. Roughly how long is it?

Response:

4100 miles

3100 miles

5100 miles

2100 miles

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Question:

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

Response:

30%

75%

50%

95%

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Question:

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

Response:

Morocco and Algeria

Somalia and Ethiopia

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The correct answer is "Somalia and Ethiopia".

Madagascar

South Africa, Namibia, and Mozambique

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Question:

Lake Tanganyika flows to which of the following river

Response:

Zamezi River

Congo River

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The correct answer is "Congo River".

Lukanga River

Ruzizi River

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Question:

How big is Africa compared to other continents?

Response:

The fourth biggest

The biggest

The second biggest

The third biggest

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Question:

Which of the following have won the Noble prize for literature ?

Response:

Athol Fugard

Solomon Thekiso Plaatje

Alan Paton

J.M. Coetzee

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Question:

The rhino's horn is actually made from?

Response:

 

Bone 

 

Matted hair 

Nil

Wood

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Question:

When they are in a group, which of these African animals are called a “mob”?

Response:

Gazelle

Elephants

Gorillas

Meerkats

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Question:

What is the most populated country in Africa?

Response:

Egypt

Nigeria

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The correct answer is "Nigeria".

Ethiopia

Angola

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Question:

The Nile River is the longest river in Africa. What is the second longest?

Response:

Zaire (Congo) River

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The correct answer is "Zaire (Congo) River".

Niger River

Zambezi River

Orange River

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Question:

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

Response:

Nigeria

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The correct answer is "Nigeria".

Zimbabwe

Uganda

Kenya

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Question:

Which of these animals is an African mammal?

Response:

 

Black mamba

Electric catfish

Zebra

 

Livingstone’s turaco

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Question:

Roughly how many rhinos live in South Africa?

Response:

10,000

8,500

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7,000

5,500

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Question:

The word Poaching in Africa widely refers to which of the following?

Response:

Illegally cutting trees in the forest

Illegally selling animal or its body parts

All of the above

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The correct answer is "All of the above".

Illegal hunting

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Question:

Which of these is NOT an African animal?

Response:

Bonobo

Pigeonwood

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The correct answer is "Pigeonwood".

Oryx

Otter

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Question:

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

Response:

 

Senegal

 

Mauritania

Seychelles

Tanzania

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Question:

Where is the head-quarters of African union located?

Response:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The correct answer is "Addis Ababa, Ethiopia".

Kampala

Djibouti

Harare

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Question:

Which of these African countries borders the South Atlantic Ocean?

Response:

Libya

Sudan

Angola

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The correct answer is "Angola".

Egypt

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Question:

Kuomboka is a word in

Response:

Luyana

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Nianja

Swahili

Lozi

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Question:

Natural habitat of lions in Africa falls under which of the following Terrestrial Biomes?

Response:

Savanna

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Temperate forest

Taiga

Temperate grassland

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Question:

How many countries in Africa produce oil?

Response:

None

19

7

13

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Question:

In Latin, the word Africa means _______.

Response:

cold

desert

 

sunny

land

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Question:

Roughly how many distinct ethnic groups live in Africa?

Response:

10000

3000

5000

1000

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Question:

Where is the tallest mountain in Africa located?

Response:

Mozambique

Namibia

Tanzania

 

Gambia

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Question:

The word Musi-O-Tunya refers which of the following

Response:

Victoria Falls

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Lake Tanganayika

Zambezi River

Lake Kariba

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Question:

Which of these is an African island?

Response:

Likoma

 

South Georgia

Barbados

 

Sumatra

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Question:

What is the estimated electricity production of Liberia in 2008?

Response:

335 million kWh

50 million kWh    

170 million kWh   

280 million kWh

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Question:

Until 2011, the flag of Libya was a plain rectangle of which color (the only national flag in the world with only one color and no design)?

Response:

Blue

Red

Yellow

Green

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Question:

In ancient history, Tutankhamen ruled which country?

Response:

Kumasi

Morocco

Egypt

Algeria

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Question:

Which of these African countries does NOT border the South Atlantic Ocean?

Response:

Ghana

Ethiopia

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Nigeria

Cameroon

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Question:

It is the hottest place in the world

Response:

Pelican Point in Namibia

 

Aswan in Egypt

Luxor in Egypt

 

Al’Aziziyah in Libya

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Question:

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

Response:

Egypt

Ethiopia

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Kenya

Chad

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Question:

How long can the hippopotamus stay under water?

Response:

15 minutes

20 minutes

25 minutes

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The correct answer is "25 minutes".

10 minutes

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Question:

What is the most visited country in Africa?

Response:

Chad

Libya

Kenya

Egypt

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The correct answer is "Egypt".

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Question:

What is the official language in Togo?

Response:

French

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The correct answer is "French".

Dutch

Afrikaans

English

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Question:

Which of these animals is found ONLY in Africa?

Response:

Penguin

Cheetah

Otter

Elephant

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Question:

What country has the highest birth rate in the world?

Response:

Angola

Eritrea

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Libya

Egypt

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Question:

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

Response:

Strait of Gibraltar

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The correct answer is "Strait of Gibraltar".

Bering Strait

Gordon Sea

Dead Sea

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Question:

The world famous Kilimanjaro is the

Response:

Widest mountain range in the world

Highest mountain in Africa

Highest mountain in the world

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Widest mountain range in Africa

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Question:

Which is the largest country in Africa?

Response:

Egypt

S. Africa

Sudan

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Nigeria

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Question:

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

Response:

Egypt

Mali

Mauritius

Morocco

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The correct answer is "Morocco".

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Question:

How many states are in Nigeria?

Response:

34

36

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32

30

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Which is the largest African mammal?

Response:

Elephant

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The correct answer is "Elephant".

Hyena

Warthog

Giraffe

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Question:

Which of these animals is NOT and African bird?

Response:

 

Parrot

 

Crane

Duiker

Stork

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Question:

Mr Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations was born in which country in Africa?

Response:

Kenya

Ghana

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Nigeria

Egypt

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Question:

Which of these Rhinoceros species can be found in Africa?

Response:

White and Javan Rhinoceros

Javan and Black Rhinoceros

Sumatran and Javan Rhinoceros

Black and White Rhinoceros

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Which of the following country is the home to the world famous mountain Kilimanjaro?

Response:

Tanzania

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Kenya

Democratic Republic of Congo

Uganda

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Question:

The longest standing democracy in Africa is in ___________.

Response:

Angola

Botswana

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

Malawi

Rwanda

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Question:

Victoria falls is on which river

Response:

Kafwe

Nile

Zambezi

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Congo

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

Response:

Morocco

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Botswana

Namibia

Liberia

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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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Congo River

Moulouya River

Niger River

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Question:

Which is one of the two countries surrounded by South Africa?

Response:

 

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Togo

 

Lesotho

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Question:

Kuomboka festival is celebrated on which of the following river

Response:

Luangwa

Kafwe

Kabombo

Zambezi

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Question:

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

Response:

Hyena  

Hippopotamus

Tapir  

Aardvark

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Question:

The world famous Kilimanjaro is composed of

Response:

4 volcanic cones

5 volcanic cones

3 volcanic cones

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2 volcanic cones

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Question:

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

Response:

 

Malawi 

Nil

 

Ghana 

Kenya

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Question:

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

Response:

Khufu

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Ramses II

Tutankhamun

Nefiriti

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Question:

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

Response:

 

Liberia

Sudan

 

Mauritania

Chad

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Question:

What is the most common language spoken in Africa?

Response:

English

Arabic

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The correct answer is "Arabic".

Spanish

Afrikaans

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Question:

What is the biggest city in Africa ?

Response:

Cairo

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Johannesburg

Lagos

Kinshasa

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Question:

Roughly how many people live in Africa?

Response:

800 million

1 billion

600 million

400 million

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Question:

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

Response:

10%

40%

5%

25%

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Question:

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

Response:

1970

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1939

1945

1923

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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?

Response:

Freedom Front Plus

Freedom< Freedom Plus

Fullforce Plus

Freedom Fighter Plus 

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In what city in South Africa is the only street (Vilakazi Street) to house two Nobel Peace Prize winners located?

Response:

Soweto

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Pretoria

Johannesburg

Cape Town

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Question:

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

Response:

Seychelles

Congo

Mauritius

Eritrea

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The correct answer is "Eritrea".

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Question:

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

Response:

Ra’s al Abyad

Lake ‘Asal

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

Lake Malawi

Lake Victoria

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Question:

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

Response:

30%

100%

90%

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The correct answer is "90%".

50%

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Question:

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

Response:

1 & 2 Both

Not

The males

 

The females 

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Question:

What's the official language of Morocco?

Response:

Not

 

Arabic 

Spanish

 

French 

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Question:

What is the most commonly spoken African language ?

Response:

Berber

Swahili

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The correct answer is "Swahili".

Shona

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Question:

Which country has the biggest economy in Africa (GDP) ?

Response:

Egypt

Nigeria

South Africa

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Nigeria

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Question:

Which country is home to Masai Mara National Park?

Response:

Ghana

 

Kenya

Uganda

 

Tanzania