Free quiz questions all about the continent of Africa. Includes trivia aboult people, countries, cities, history, animals, sport and language.

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  1. Who became president of Zimbabwe in 1987?

    Robert Mugabe

    He had been the Prime Minister between 1980 and 1987.

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  2. True lemurs only come from which island nation, situated off the east coast of Africa?

    Madagascar

    They are a kind of primate. The word lemur derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology.

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  3. Which great engineering project was 102 miles long when it opened in 1869?

    Suez Canal

    Canal is longer now: 120 miles

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  4. Which African country experienced a civil war from 1975 to 2002 which included factions with the names MPLA, FNLA and UNITA?

    Angola

    Pron. Yoo-Neat-ah

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  5. Which West African country has a capital city name Lomé?

    Togo

    Pron "Low-May" It became the capital in 1897 when it was part of German Togoland.

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  6. What animal is the nickname of the Ivory Coast national football team?

    Elephants

     

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  7. Which city is home to the United Nations headquarters in Africa?

    Nairobi

    The capital of Kenya. The office was established there in 1996.

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  8. Which African country includes the summit of Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent?

    Tanzania

    It's a dormant volcano.

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  9. Which English author describes "the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River" in 'The Elephant's Child', one of his Just-So stories?

    Rudyard Kipling

    The story explains how the elephant got his trunk.

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  10. Whose 1994 autobiography was titled 'Long Walk To Freedom'?

    Nelson Mandela

    The book was later made into a film (2013) with Idris Elba playing Nelson Mandela

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  11. What was the name of the city in Zaire which hosted the famous boxing match 'The Rumble In The Jungle' in 1974?

    Kinshasa

    Muhammed Ali beat George Foreman

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  12. Which North African kingdom has a capital city called Rabat?

    Morocco

    Casablanca is the largest city but Rabat is the capital.

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  13. Which open source computer operating system first released in 2004 takes its name from an ancient African word for 'humanity to others'?

    Ubuntu

    Pron. Oo-boon-too

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  14. During which decade did the the African country of Basutholand become independent from the UK and become the Kingdom of Lesotho?

    1960s

    4th October 1966

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  15. Blade runner Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the Valentine's Day of which year?

    2013

    Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide and jailed in 2014.

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  16. Which 1964 epic war film set in 1879 gave Michael Caine his first major role?

    Zulu

    Caine plays Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead.

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  17. Emmanuel Adebayor has played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs but what African nation does he represent?

    Togo

    He played his first game for Togo in 2000.

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  18. Which African language has official status in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and three other countries in the region?

    Swahili

    Estimates put number of Swahili speakers between 50 million and 100 million

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  19. In which African country does the White Nile meet the Blue Nile?

    Sudan

    The confluence is close to the capital city Khartoum.

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  20. Which African country have the dubious distinction of scoring zero points in three separate Rugby Union World Cup matches in 2003, 2007 and 2011?

    Namibia

    The sides that beat them were Australia who scored 142, South Africa who scored 87 and Georgia who scored 30 points, all without reply.

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  21. What is the sea, lying between Arabia and Africa is the world's most northerly tropical sea?

    Red Sea

     

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  22. Who did Muhammed Ali beat in the famous fight known as the Rumble in the Jungle?

    George Foreman

    The fight took place in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire. Zaire is now Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  23. What nationality is the athlete Hicham El Guerrouj who set the world record for the 1500 metres in 1998?

    Moroccan

    Set record in 1998 in Rome

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