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Geography of Africa #3

Test your knowledge about geography of Africa.
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Last updated: February 20, 2021
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1. In which country is Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa located?
Kenya
D.R. Congo
Tanzania
Uganda
2. Which Egyptian city on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula is a popular tourist destination?
Sharm El Sheikh
Hurgada
Hammamet
Antalya
3. Which Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view the Victoria Falls in 1855?
Henry Stanley
David Livingstone
John Cabot
Francis Drake
4. What is the name of Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa?
Gibraltar
Bizerte
Ceuta
Tangier
5. Nubia is a region along what river in Africa?
Congo
Niger
Zambezi
Nile
6. The Serengeti hosts the second largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. Where is it located?
Namibia
South Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
7. What African river does not have an outlet to the sea and instead it discharges into the basin in the Kalahari Desert?
Congo
Zambezi
Oranje
Okavango
8. In which African region are the Ahaggar mountains located?
Western Africa
Central Africa
Eastern Africa
Northern Africa
9. Rhodesia was an unrecognized state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979, equivalent in territory to which modern country?
Mozambique
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
10. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of which country?
South Africa
Kenya
Mozambique
Tanzania
11. What is the most populous city in the African continent?
Lagos
Kinshasa
Cairo
Johannesburg
12. Which two rivers merge in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum, and form the Nile River?
Blue and Green Nile
Yellow and White Nile
White and Blue Nile
Green and Yellow Nile
13. Praia is the capital of which African country?
Senegal
Cape Verde
Mauritania
Chad
14. What country colonized Cameroon from 1884 to 1916, calling it Kamerun?
Germany
Netherlands
France
United Kingdom
15. What lake in Africa is the world's second oldest and second deepest freshwater lake?
Kivu
Victoria
Tanganyika
Malawi
16. What area south of Sahara with semi-arid climate stretches between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea?
Sahel
Maghreb
Kalahari
Oranje
17. Which European country colonized Burkina Faso from 1896 to 1960?
France
Belgium
Netherlands
Spain
18. Which African country was known as Upper Volta until 1984?
Mauritania
Benin
Ethiopia
Burkina Faso
19. Gaborone is the capital of which African country?
Uganda
Botswana
Namibia
Zimbabwe
20. Ouagadougou is the capital of which African country?
Burundi
Burkina Faso
Chad
Botswana
21. What river flows along Botswana's southern border before emptying into the Indian Ocean?
Congo
Limpopo
Niger
Zambezi
22. Half of Botswana's territory lies in what desert?
Sahara
Kalahari
Namib
Gobi
23. From which country Botswana gained its independence in 1966?
Belgium
France
United Kingdom
Spain
24. What is the name of the gulf of the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean from Gabon to Liberia?
Gulf of Cameroon
Gulf of Nigeria
Gulf of Ghana
Gulf of Guinea
25. What is official language in Benin?
English
Italian
Spanish
French
26. What is the name of mountain range spanning the north of Algeria?
Elgon
Meru
Rwenzori
Atlas
27. From which European country Algeria gained its independence in 1962?
Spain
United Kingdom
Belgium
France
28. What is the name of the region of North Africa that includes Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia?
Maghreb
Sahel
Mayombe
Nubia
29. What is official language in Angola?
English
Spanish
Portuguese
French
30. What is the largest country in Africa by size?
South Africa
Algeria
D.R. Congo
Egypt
31. What is the former name of Benin?
Rhodesia
Swaziland
Upper Volta
Dahomey
32. What is the capital of Angola?
Yaounde
Luanda
Kinshasa
Gaborone
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