Burkina Faso Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Burkina Faso 🇧🇫?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: February 19, 2024
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First submittedMay 26, 2019
Times taken19,391
Average score73.3%
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Capital of Burkina Faso
Bordering countries
Ivory Coast
Former name of Burkina Faso (hint: a "shocking" river)
Upper Volta
European country that colonized Burkina Faso, 1896–1960
Metal that comprises 85.3% of exports
Fiber that comprises 5.2% of exports (next largest export)
Most-spoken native language (hint: starts with M)
Educational statistic that has increased from 9% to 41% in the last 40 years
Literacy Rate
Semi-arid region below the Sahara in which northern Burkina Faso lies
Revolutionary known as the "African" Che Guevara.
Was also the nation's first President between 1983–1987
Thomas Sankara
Level 65
Jun 1, 2020
My first instinct for the metal export was uranium just because that's a big thing in Mali next door.
Level 60
Aug 29, 2020
Also Niger.
Level 65
Jun 2, 2020
I was really happy that you added Sankara. Thanks for a great quiz.
Level 69
Jun 26, 2020
I actually got 11/15, I thought I would do horible at this quiz
Level 90
Aug 29, 2020
Same honestly.
Level 68
Jul 8, 2020
In Burkina Faso Mossi would normally refer to the ethnicity while the language is referred to as Moré.
Level 79
Jul 15, 2020
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English the language is either spelt More or Mooré.
Level 76
Aug 29, 2020
feels slightly odd for the last question to have to supply his first name, when it’s just a common first name and not what he’d be referred to as. should this be changed?
Level 74
May 3, 2021
I agree
Level 50
Aug 31, 2020
Thomas Sankara is one of my socialist heroes, so thank you for including him. Shame that only 19% knew his first name.
Level 81
Sep 7, 2022
So I'll be honest, I had never heard of him, but after a little bit of research, I find his contributions to be extremely impressive, especially considering his short presidency. It really is a shame that he was killed. It appears that Burkina Faso might have been a very different country now if he had survived.
Level 45
Feb 9, 2021
WTH why only 20% of people got Thomas Sankara
Level 61
Feb 19, 2023
I didn't know it, never heard of him
Level 61
Jul 20, 2023
Definitely a leader worth reading about. Improved literacy and stood up for his people.
Level 60
Jul 17, 2021
How do so few know Sankara???
Level 55
May 20, 2022
Thank god it filled in the first 5 letters of the capital or else i was screwed lol.
Level 61
Feb 19, 2023
13/15 I have never heard of Mossi nor Thomas whatever.
Level 58
May 6, 2023
Level 55
Jun 3, 2023
Can you accept education for literacy?
Level 49
Jul 27, 2023
I wrote literature instead of literacy :(