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