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Name a Valid African Country

Name any African country that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by Stewart
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First submittedSeptember 26, 2019
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Name an African Country…
Countries
on the Mediterranean Sea
Algeria | Egypt | Libya | Morocco | Tunisia
with over 100 million people
D. R. Congo | Egypt | Ethiopia | Nigeria
with a 4-letter name
Chad | Mali | Togo
with territory in the Kalahari Desert
Botswana | Namibia | South Africa
that is an island country
Cape Verde | Comoros | Madagascar |
Mauritius | Seychelles | São Tomé and Príncipe
that borders Lake Victoria
Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda
with a life expectancy over 74 years
(2024, CIA World Factbook)
Algeria | Cape Verde | Egypt | Libya | Mauritius |
Morocco | Seychelles | Tunisia
with Portuguese as an official language
Angola | Cape Verde | Equatorial Guinea | Guinea-Bissau |
Mozambique | São Tomé and Príncipe
with a minimum elevation over 500m
Botswana | Burundi | Lesotho | Rwanda | Uganda
that is a monarchy
Eswatini | Lesotho | Morocco
considered part of the Horn of Africa
Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Somalia
with a higher per-capita income than
South Africa (2024, PPP)
Algeria | Botswana | Egypt | Gabon | Equatorial Guinea |
Libya | Mauritius | Seychelles
with a coastline of at least 2,500 km
Madagascar | Mozambique | Egypt | South Africa | Morocco
with a "W" in its name
Botswana | Eswatini | Malawi | Rwanda | Zimbabwe
with more than 60% of its total area
covered by forest
Seychelles | Gabon | Mozambique | Rep. of the Congo | Zimbabwe
with a capital city ending in "O"
Benin | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Ivory Coast |
Madagascar | Mali | Mozambique
that was a sovereign country in 1900
Ethiopia | Liberia | Morocco
54 Comments
+13
Level 69
Oct 23, 2019
Quality Quiz!
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Level 24
Apr 18, 2024
great quiz
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Level 79
Oct 23, 2019
Spent too long trying to type capital cities that ended in 'O' before I remembered that the country was the required answer, not the city name.
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2019
Ugh thats why cairo didnt work haha
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Level 79
Jul 8, 2020
And I did the opposite with Burkina Faso.
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Level 62
Jan 31, 2021
The first capital ending in O I thought of was Antananarivo, so I spent 5 seconds multiple times trying to type it, thinking I spelled it wrong, before realizing it was the country.
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Level 75
Jan 1, 2022
Precisely how I lost the plot. Kept wondering if I'd lost my mind.
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Level 88
Oct 24, 2019
Is there a reason the Ivory Coast is considered an island country?
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Level 68
Oct 24, 2019
Whoops! I've fixed that now
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Level 69
Oct 24, 2019
Uppity plate tectonics?
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Level 60
Jan 29, 2020
Probably because its neighbours sank :)

(reference to the "name the neighbours" quiz series)

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Level 75
Oct 24, 2019
I don't understand the 'sovereign country' one. Did you mean that became sovereign then? I thought all independent countries are considered sovereign.
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Level 68
Oct 24, 2019
The rest were not sovereign since they were controlled by another country (mainly European ones). I think
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Level 60
Jan 1, 2022
Weren't Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Africa sovereign?
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Level 79
Jan 5, 2022
Egypt was an autonomous vassal of the Ottoman Empire called the Khedivate of Egypt, which was under British military occupation, at the time. The independent South African Republic apparently existed at the time, but I guess it doesn't count as the same country as modern South Africa?
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Level 58
Oct 31, 2019
The others were all colonies of European countries. Most became independent in the 1960s.
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2020
Interestingly, Ethiopia was independent in 1900, was captured by Italy in the Second World War, and is now independent again.
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Level 58
Nov 18, 2020
Ethiopia likes to claim it was the only country in Africa to never be colonized, yet was invaded by Italy and held for some years. Do they think it doesn't count because a war was going on elsewhere or something?
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Level 56
Jan 9, 2022
I think it is more that it was only occupied for a small period of time and that Italy was never able to truly "colonize" it (as in develop a functional colonial administration) so it probably just thought of itself as an occupied nation same as Austria for Germany or Albania for the Italians again. Though this is just my theory and I'm open to corrections.
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Level 80
Oct 25, 2019
Love these types of quiz!!!
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Level 82
Dec 1, 2019
pretty easy
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2019
Had no idea for the forrestation, income and altitude ones. Could make some educated guesses, but it would really be more guesses than educated..
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2022
The only one I had to guess on was forestation. I was guessing the ones I thought of mostly as jungle, which turns out wasn't the best strategy, but eventually stumbled upon one of the answers.
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Level 23
Jan 25, 2020
nice quiz!
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2020
Is the capital of Burkina Faso not Ouagadougou?
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2020
It is. The city has to *end* with an O, not start with an O.
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2020
Yeah, but it doesn't end in an ''O''

I guess you're thinking about that, right?

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Level 23
Jan 25, 2020
hey I just wanna say that Somalia has the largest coastline in Africa so therefore it should be in the quiz
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2020
Somalia just fails to make it at 2,440 km. It's got long coastlines but they're primarily straight and not curvy, meaning they account for less than they appear.
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Level 34
Jan 25, 2020
Where are you getting that number? I just did a quick search and everything I saw said Somalia’s coastline was >3000km. I know coastlines can be difficult to measure, depending on the length of measurement used, you could get wildly different answers.
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2020
Using JetPunk's own data, which Quizmaster believes to be the most accurate currently available online. See it here: Countries by Coastline. However, since this is so close to the cutoff, and other sources have it higher as well, I'll allow it as a typein.
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Level 88
Jan 25, 2020
Good stuff, thanks!
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2020
Who else, when they got to "containing a 'W' in its name", took the ethically questionable approach of employing "Ctrl + F"

to ease the task? :-P

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Level 66
Feb 22, 2021
I was going to but I thought of Malawi before I could use Ctrl+F.
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Level 62
Feb 20, 2020
Only 61% thought of Cairo?
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Level 53
Feb 24, 2020
I though of Antananarivo
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2020
Bamako! Couldn't remember where it was though... got it by luck more than judgement.
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Level 50
Mar 25, 2021
cairo didnt work for whatever reason?
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Level 68
Mar 25, 2021
Cairo is the capital, this quiz asks for the country.
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2020
Stuck on the "w" question... until I realized that I could just look through the answers to all the previous questions!
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Level 65
Feb 13, 2021
When you type ‘Somalia’ for the coastline question, the answer fills but Somalia is not on the answer list. Please fix :D
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2021
It was an old answer that shouldn't have been there. It's fixed now, thanks
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Level 55
Apr 8, 2021
Shouldn't Zamunda work for the monarchy
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Level 37
Jul 29, 2021
I very much doubt Zimbabwe has 60% forest cover. I think the highest it's been in the last 30 years is probably 50%
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Level 72
Jan 1, 2022
Why doesn't Wakanda work for the "W" question?
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Level 68
Jan 1, 2022
Wakanda is fictional
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Level 68
Sep 19, 2022
oof
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2022
1:07 remaining
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Level 45
Dec 23, 2022
This is a great quiz, but shouldn't the D.R.C be on the population one?
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2023
But I thought Africa was a country
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Level 19
May 16, 2023
So somehow DRC isn't a valid response to the forest question but Zimbabwe and Mozambique are
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Level 62
Jul 16, 2023
the fact that only three countries were sovereign in 1900 is crazy!

(I know the obvious reasons but still)

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Level 67
Sep 30, 2023
Can you reword the "in the Kalahari Desert" clue? "In" means they are entirely inside it, and I was wondering if there was some tiny country (like Rwanda or Burundi) entirely inside the desert. You wouldn't say the US is in the Mojave Desert. The Mojave Desert is in the US. Just as the Kalahari Desert is in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, not the other way around. I'm not trying to nitpick. This legitimately threw me off.
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Level 33
Oct 1, 2023
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