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Hard Africa History and Geography Quiz

A bit of a harder quiz on African History and Geography
Quiz by TheBigLemur
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Last updated: February 10, 2023
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What island in South Africa was Nelson Mandela imprisoned on?
Robben Island
What is the name of the valley that extends from Djibouti in the North to Tanzania in the South?
Great Rift
Which country is entirely surrounded by South Africa?
Lesotho
Shaka was the leader of which African kingdom in the early 19th century?
Zulu
Which country was started by freed slaves from the USA?
Liberia
The capital of the above country is named after who?
James Monroe
Which King of the Mali Empire was thought to be the richest man who ever existed?
Mansa Musa
The primatologist Dian Fossey was based in which Rwandan National Park?
Volcanoes National Park
What is the currency of Ethiopia?
Birr
What is the name of the largest island in Cape Verde/Cabo Verde?
Santiago
What is the largest lake in Ghana?
Lake Volta
Which French territory is located between Madagascar and the African mainland?
Mayotte
What is the main national park in Namibia?
Etosha
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The Victoria Falls are located between which two countries?
Zambia and Zimbabwe
What is the name of the lake on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Lake Kivu
Name the strait that connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden
Bab al-Mandab
Which Moroccan city is considered to have the oldest university in the world?
Fes
What was the colonial name for present day Malawi?
Nyasaland
What is the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago?
Mahe
What is the second highest mountain in Africa?
Mount Kenya
What is the capital of the self-declared independent state of Somaliland?
Hargeisa
What was the name of the king, and now the area, where the stone churches were built in Ethiopia?
Lalibela
Who was the first European explorer to round the Cape of Good Hope?
Bartolomeu Dias
What language is spoken by the most people?
Arabic
Which war that began in 1998 killed an estimated 5 million people?
Second Congo War
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