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Zambia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Zambia?
Quiz by skiesboy
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Last updated: November 29, 2022
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First submittedOctober 31, 2016
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Capital city
Lusaka
Official language
English
Colonial name of Zambia
Northern Rhodesia
The largest country Zambia borders
D. R. Congo
Smallest country it borders
Malawi
National bird that appears on the flag
African fish eagle
River after which the country is named
Zambezi
Bordering country whose name also starts with Z
Zimbabwe
Major waterfalls shared with the above
Victoria Falls
Scottish explorer who was the first European to see those falls
David Livingstone
Group of people who migrated to the area around 300 AD, displacing the
native Khoisan population
Bantu
Dictator of Zambia from 1964–1991, he passed away in 2021, aged 97
Kenneth Kaunda
In 2014, Guy Scott became (briefly) the first ____ person to lead a sub-Saharan
African country since F. W. de Klerk in 1994
White
World's third-largest lake by volume which Zambia shares with three other countries
Lake Tanganyika
Currency of Zambia
Kwacha
Name one of Zambia's five most-spoken native languages
Bemba | Nyanja |
Tonga | Lozi | Chewa
Metal that forms the majority of Zambia's exports
Copper
By volume, Lake Kariba is the largest _____ lake in the world
Manmade
26 Comments
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Level 76
May 20, 2020
I would recommend saying "artificial" instead of "man-made", to make it a gender-neutral term.
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Level 83
May 20, 2020
artificial works
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Level 70
May 20, 2020
Considering employment rates among women for manual labour in 1950's Zambia, I am willing to bet the lake/dam was built by a bunch of blokes.
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Level 76
May 24, 2020
Also accept "hydro" for the final question?
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2021
Man-made is already gender neutral. The "man" refers to mankind, not the male gender.
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Level 79
Jan 29, 2021
Agreed.
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Level 76
Dec 14, 2021
that's agreed by everyone, but the point is that, as part of our efforts to move towards a more formally inclusive language, we should try to use terms which everyone can feel included in. while 'man-made' is used in the sense of 'artificial', it can come across as suggesting that 'men' (i.e. male people) constitute the human race in its entirety, especially when English is littered with these unintentionally gendered terms.

or to put it another way: nobody has any problem with 'artificial', so even a few people feeling alienated by 'man-made' has got to give it the advantage, given that it's really not a difficult change to make.

i don't understand why people are so resistant to these things, when it takes so little time out of your day to alter but can make so many people so much happier if we all do it. spot these things in your speech and writing, make a conscious effort to use a better word, and the world becomes that little bit better.

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Level 62
Jan 12, 2022
I am a woman and feel included because I am part of mankind. You say that you don't understand so maybe I can share my thoughts to help.

It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round, and people resist this kind of thing because it's creating a problem that wasn't there and then trying to force people to conform to the solution that doesn't do a thing to actually make the world a better place.

If you prefer the term artificial, go for it! Make your own quiz and we will all go take it.

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Level 66
Jan 31, 2022
I appreciate your reasoning jenny. What a kind and considerate reply while proving a point. I wish everyone could be so civil.
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Level 87
Aug 18, 2022
earthling made...at least until the conspiracy theories start!
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Level 72
May 21, 2020
Good quiz!
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Level 65
May 21, 2020
Thank-you
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Level 84
May 21, 2020
Apparently I know a whole lot more about Malawi than I do about Zambia. :-P (can't possibly be this one was harder!)

I did get "kwacha", though! Any currency that has rhinos on it is okay by me.

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Level 65
May 21, 2020
ha ha ha. Thanks for the feedback. I also love rhinos on currency, it's the reason why the South African R10 note is my favourite in that country.
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Level 76
Sep 4, 2020
I don't know about now, but Zambian bills used to all feature an image of a man breaking his chains - pretty cool too. By the way, I'm not a Kaunda apologist, but there's a tendency on this site to be quicker with the "dictator" title for some than for others.
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Level 90
Sep 4, 2020
12/18 first attempt. Honestly better than I thought I'd do.
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Level 28
Sep 4, 2020
Good quiz! 🤗
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Level 76
Sep 4, 2020
Well, I've stayed right next to the damned dam, but in my mind the question was about Lake Kivu (which doesn't make any geographical sense) and kept trying everything related to limnic eruptions. I didn't remember the term limnic, which had me down the wrong path forever.
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Level 49
Dec 7, 2020
Guy Scott HAS to be the whitest name ever
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Level 51
Dec 16, 2020
I always seem to type in the subunits of the actually currency (ngwee instead of kwacha).
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Level 72
Feb 15, 2021
That’s a quiz of two halves! First ten questions are fairly straight forward, then....wow!
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Level 68
Jul 3, 2021
Kenneth Kaunda actually passed away a couple of weeks ago, so you should probably change that clue.
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Level 66
Oct 13, 2022
Kenneth Kaunda died last year, so this needs updating
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2022
This is now fixed.
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2022
Should say passed away for Kenneth Kaunda not passed awar
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2022
I'll sort it now. Thanks for your comment