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African Modern History

Do you know the most important events and figures in the modern history of Africa?
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1. At which conference held in 1884 was it agreed that the imperial powers could claim African colonies?
Paris Conference
Marseilles Conference
Berlin Conference
Munich Conference
2. The Maji Maji Rebellion, was an armed rebellion of Islamic and animist Africans against whose rule in East Africa?
German
British
French
Dutch
3. Beside Liberia what was the only country in Africa that remained free of European colonisation by 1914?
Ethiopia
Angola
Algeria
Sudan
4. Haile Selassie I was the Emperor of which African country from 1930 to 1974?
Morocco
Ethiopia
Algeria
Uganda
5. Apartheid is the name of the policy that governed relations between the white and the nonwhite people in which country?
Rwanda
Angola
South Africa
Egypt
6. Who was the leader of Egypt during the Suez Crisis in 1956?
Anwar Sadat
Muhammed Naguib
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Hosni Mubarak
7. Who played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony into an independent republic?
Idi Amin
Patrice Lumumba
Robert Mugabe
Nelson Mandela
8. Since 1960 Democratic Republic of the Congo was colony of which country?
Spain
Germany
Belgium
France
9. Which African political was imprisoned on Robben island for 18 years?
Nelson Mandela
Idi Amin
Muammar Gaddafi
Patrice Lumumba
10. Which African country was known as unrecognized state of Rhodesia from 1965 to 1979?
Botswana
Zambia
Namibia
Zimbabwe
11. Muammar Gaddafi was a revolutionary and dictator of which country from 1969 until 2011?
Cuba
Egypt
Libya
Algeria
12. Idi Amin was infamous dictator of which African country?
Angola
Rwanda
Zimbabwe
Uganda
13. Which African country was known as Zaire from 1971 to 1997?
D.R. Congo
Cameroon
Niger
Angola
14. Amilcar Cabral was one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders until his assassination in 1973. Where was he from?
Ethiopia
Senegal
Namibia
Guinea-Bissau
15. Which African country was known as Dahomey until 1975?
Cameroon
Senegal
Benin
Ivory Coast
16. Who was dictator of Zimbabwe from 1980 until 2017 and who ruled until age 93?
Patrice Lumumba
Idi Amin
Robert Mugabe
Nelson Mandela
17. Which African leader was assassinated during the annual victory parade held in Cairo in 1981?
Anwar Sadat
Idi Amin
Habib Bourguiba
Muammar al-Gaddafi
18. Which African country was known as Upper Volta until 1984?
Sudan
Burkina Faso
Chad
Mauritania
19. Which country accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing when Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed in 1988?
Somalia
Algeria
Libya
Tunisia
20. Before its independence in 1990, what was the name of Namibia?
French South-West Africa
British South-West Africa
German South-West Africa
Belgian South-West Africa
21. Where did Black Hawk Down incident occur in 1993?
Ethiopia
Somalia
South Sudan
Tunisia
22. In which African country did the genocide of the Tutsi people take place in 1994?
Uganda
South Africa
Kenya
Rwanda
23. Kofi Annan was the 7th Secretary-General of the UN from 1997 to 2006. Where was he from?
Ghana
Senegal
South Africa
Cameroon
24. The US embassies in which two African countries were bombed in 1998?
Kenya and Tanzania
Egypt and Libya
Namibia and Botswana
Algeria and Tunisia
25. In which country a series of anti-government protests were triggered against autocratic regimes in 2010?
Egypt
Tunisia
Libya
Yemen
26. What was the name of a series of anti-government protests that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s?
Arab Spring
Arab Winter
Arab Fall
Arab Summer
27. What long-time Egyptian president was overthrown during the revolution of 2011?
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Hosni Mubarak
Anwar Sadat
28. In which African country Ebola outbreak started in 2014?
Tanzania
Morocco
Ethiopia
Guinea
29. Which former African footballer was elected for the president of his country in 2018?
Abedi Pele
Roger Milla
George Weah
Didier Drogba
30. Which African country changed its name to Eswatini in 2018?
Lesotho
Swaziland
Benin
Guinea
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Dec 15, 2022
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