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Burkina Faso Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Burkina Faso?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: July 8, 2020
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First submittedMay 26, 2019
Times taken14,167
Average score73.3%
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Capital of Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Bordering countries
Benin
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Mali
Niger
Togo
Former name of Burkina Faso (hint: a "shocking" river)
Upper Volta
European country that colonized Burkina Faso, 1896–1960
France
Metal that comprises 47% of exports
Gold
Fiber that comprises 31% of exports
Cotton
Most-spoken native language (hint: starts with M)
Mossi
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
Sahel
Revolutionary known as the "African" Che Guevara
Thomas Sankara
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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.
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Level 60
Aug 29, 2020
Also Niger.
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2020
I was really happy that you added Sankara. Thanks for a great quiz.
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Level 67
Jul 29, 2020
Sankara really was great. The only thing he did wrong was being way too nice to his enemies.
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2020
I actually got 11/15, I thought I would do horible at this quiz
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Level 88
Aug 29, 2020
Same honestly.
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Level 67
Jul 8, 2020
In Burkina Faso Mossi would normally refer to the ethnicity while the language is referred to as Moré.
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Level 77
Jul 15, 2020
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English the language is either spelt More or Mooré.
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Level 71
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?
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Level 73
May 3, 2021
I agree
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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.
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Level 73
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.
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Level 45
Feb 9, 2021
WTH why only 20% of people got Thomas Sankara
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Level 61
Jul 17, 2021
How do so few know Sankara???
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Level 55
May 20, 2022
Thank god it filled in the first 5 letters of the capital or else i was screwed lol.