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History of Christianity in Africa Trivia

How much do you know about the ancient, medieval and modern history of Christianity in Africa?
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Last updated: June 28, 2022
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Hint (Antiquity)
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African city part of the Pentarchy, visited by St. Mark
Alexandria
Term referring to the Christian community in Egypt
Copt
Noblewoman and slave girl who were martyred together in 3rd century Carthage
Perpetua and Felicity
Egyptian legionary martyred in the Alps, who became patron saint of the Holy Roman Empire
Maurice
Phoenician missionary who Christianized Ethiopia in the 4th century
Frumentius
Liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ge'ez
Berber saint who converted from Manichaeism and is one of the the most important Church Fathers
St. Augustine
Oldest continually inhabited monastery in the world, named after a 4th century Egyptian martyr
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ethiopian city which claims to be home to the Ark of the Covenant
Axum
Hint (Medieval to Early Modern)
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Berber Christian kingdom conquered by the Muslims in 708 AD
Altava
Nubian Christian kingdom which established the Baqt Treaty with Egypt that lasted up to 700 years
Makuria
Ethiopian city famous for its rock-hewn churches, designed to be a representation of the New Jerusalem
Lalibela
Central African kingdom converted to Catholicism by the Portuguese in the 15th century
Kongo
Last surviving Christian kingdom in Nubia, conquered by the Muslims in 1500 AD
Alodia
English cleric formerly involved with the African Slave Trade, who became a staunch abolitionist and wrote Amazing Grace
John Newton
19th century Queen of Madagascar who Christianized the royal court during her reign
Ranavalona II
19th century Sudanese slave woman declared a saint in 2000 AD
Josephine Bakhita
Kingdom where the Ugandan martyrs were killed in 1887 AD
Buganda
Hint (Modern Era)
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African-initiated church founded in the Congo in 1921, with over 20 million followers today
Kimbanguist Church
Last emperor of Ethiopia, regarded as the Second Coming of Christ by Rastafarians
Haile Selassie I
Church which gained independence from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in 1991 AD
Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo
Christian majority country which gained independence from the Muslim north in 2011 AD
South Sudan
Conservative cardinal from Guinea once thought to be a potential candidate for Pope
Robert Sarah
Anglican anti-apartheid bishop who passed away in 2021
Desmond Tutu
African country where Christianity is officially the state religion
Zambia
Region of Upper Egypt which is about 40% Christian today, home to a large Protestant community
Minya
Most spoken language among African Christians today
Yoruba
Country with the fastest growing Christian population in Africa today
Algeria
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