Topological Map of Africa Quiz

A topological map is a type of diagram that has been simplified so that only vital information, such as borders, remains and unnecessary detail, such as size and shape, has been removed. Fill in this map of Africa by correctly guessing each highlighted country.
Does not include island nations
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Quiz by zwerth66
Last updated: June 19, 2020
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First submittedJune 19, 2020
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Burkina Faso
Central African Rep.
D. R. Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Ivory Coast
Rep. of the Congo
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
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Level 57
Dec 4, 2020
I can't believe I'm the First to comment on a quiz that's basically one of the best in this website!
Level 44
Dec 4, 2020
Yea like why no comments
Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
Haha weird, but welcome y'all
Level 62
Dec 4, 2020
This whole series is incredible. Definitely the most mind-bending quiz I've taken on this site. Keep it up!
Level 88
Dec 7, 2020
Great quiz!
Level 61
Dec 20, 2020
Nice quiz!
Level 37
Apr 30, 2021
This is an *amazing* quiz. But why *WHY* did you have to make us scroll and find the answers instead of writing them ourselves. This single problem ruins the whole series for me.

Still generally a good quiz.

Level 68
Apr 30, 2021
I can see why this format can be annoying but you can also use the keyboard shortcuts in the caveat to avoid having to scroll so much!

I used this format mainly to prevent people from continually guessing the answer until they get it correct. That would kind of ruin the point of the quiz, which is to see how well you know geography based solely on borders.

Maybe I'll make a different version where you can type the answers in the future. Thanks!

Level 69
Jun 7, 2024
I do not find it as annoying, but most definitely prefer it without. Much more enjoyable to me. The main reason is once you got one wrong, you can't use that country anymore. (and if you get several wrong at one point you don't know "where you are" on the map any more, because you start missing out on reference points)

I guess it does help again people that just like to cheat on these kind of quizzes and spam all the countries without using logic (and then complain the time should be shortened..) completely not taking the quizzes in the spirit they were made (and therefore taking all the fun out of it imo)

I guess indeed the solution might be to have both versions :)

Level 70
Aug 5, 2021
As you might know it from my other comments: I love this topological serie of yours! Had to nominate this quiz ;)
Level 66
Nov 17, 2021
I would nominate this multiple times if I could.

So much fun and really makes you think!

The very first time I tried one of your topological quizzes I think I only got a few right because I was so confused.

Takes practice getting used to it, but once I understood I loved it!

Level 65
Aug 9, 2023
These are just the right amount of challenge for people who think they know their geography. Sometimes I feel like this site is making me go mental because I'll be like "I can't wait until they make a topology quiz of all the first-level subdivisions of West Asia!" and then I'm like hmm maybe I should go touch grass
Level 69
Jun 7, 2024
Why not both? I am in my garden a lot of times I am on here. I know it is just a change of environment and not of activity, but hey it is being surrounded by greenery and birdsong.

(the other times I am on here I am half asleep because it is often right before I go to sleep (already in bed) or right after I wake up. My brain starts before my body does, it takes a bit longer, so got to keep the brain busy in the mean while ;) )

Level 71
Jan 18, 2024
@zwerth66. There seems to be a technical problem when I'm playing on my phone (Android). Various black shapes appear, changing with the selected country, which obscure the map. I'm guessing this is some of the inner workings necessary to get the quiz to work, but makes it very confusing to work out which the actual countries/borders are. These odd black shapes don't show when I played on laptop device, so is this bug fixable for phones too, please?
Level 68
Jan 18, 2024
Unfortunately, I have little control over how the quiz appears on mobile phones. I tried the quiz on my phone (iPhone) and a friend's phone (Android) and both appeared to work fine, so I'm not sure what's happening on your end. But hopefully you're still able to enjoy the quiz on a computer :)
Level 69
Jun 7, 2024
Perhaps the problem is the browser. Changing browser or updating the current one might help.
Level 75
Mar 19, 2024
Really excellent quiz, as with all these topological ones. I thought I did OK, but was several points below average - more study needed!
Level 47
Apr 9, 2024
It was HARD. I had left much of the Sahara blank :c

Fortunately, that's like 5 countries

Level 82
May 6, 2024
Gah. So close to getting it right but got Niger and Chad the wrong way round :-(
Level 86
May 7, 2024
I understand the concept, but my poor brain just can't get past the relative sizing. One half is sure that the space touching Eritrea and Djibouti is Ethiopia, the other half keeps saying "it can't be, that space is too small!"

Thank you for helping me stave off Alzheimer's by challenging my brain.

Level 48
May 7, 2024
Is there a way that whenever you mouse is on the country that you got correct/wrong, could it show the name in the bottom left?
Level 83
May 31, 2024
+1. Not being able to refresh my memory on answers I'd already gotten correct was a huge hindrance for me.