Cape Verde Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Cape Verde?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: July 17, 2022
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First submittedJune 4, 2019
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Capital of Cape Verde
Largest and most populous island
(shares its name with a South American capital)
Most commonly-spoken language
Cape Verdean Creole
Official language
Name for Cape Verde in the above
Cabo Verde
Meaning of "Cape Verde" in English
Green Cape
Population of Cape Verde in the year 1400
Currency of Cape Verde
Nearest country on the African mainland
Cape Verde is one of four "Macaronesian" archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean.
Name one of the others.
Canary Islands |
Azores | Madeira
English privateer who attacked the islands in 1585
Francis Drake
Until the 1800s, Cape Verde was a supply point in this cruel trade
Atlantic slave trade
Only mammal that is native to the island (hint: think about how it could have got there)
Grey long-eared bat
Level 86
Jun 30, 2020
This is a good one, though a bit short. I like the hint for the mammal.
Level 81
Jul 23, 2020
Me too, but Cape Verdean not allowed.
Level 45
Jan 6, 2024
Its not called Cape Verdean, we call it Creole
Level 90
Dec 15, 2020
Took me a while to think of the mammal answer.
Level 70
Dec 15, 2020
I first tried seal and sealion.
Level 73
Dec 15, 2020
Is the phrasing "think about how it could have got there" grammatically correct? I thought it should be "have gotten". I'm not a native speaker, hence a question and not a definite statement.
Level 76
Dec 15, 2020
Apparently both are correct, it just depends on the dialect: wiktionary: gotten.
Level 83
Mar 6, 2021
'Gotten' doesn't tend to be used/'correct' in varieties of English such as British English.
Level 30
Sep 27, 2023
"think about how it would've got there" makes the most sense for me but idk
Level 38
Dec 15, 2020
for the slave trade one, can you make "Columbian exchange" or "atlantic triangle" one of the answers?
Level 78
Mar 11, 2024
Blimey. Seriously?
Level 68
Dec 15, 2020
I still don’t know how the mammal could have got there
Level 90
Dec 15, 2020
Simple. They walked to it.
Level 79
Dec 17, 2020
They flew there?? 🦇🦇🦇
Level 71
Dec 18, 2020
Nil not accepted for 0?
Level 91
Jun 25, 2021
Neither are zilch, zippo, nada, or goose-egg.
Level 68
Sep 26, 2021
Very sad.
Level 59
Nov 10, 2021
Accept Kabuverdianu, Cabverdean, Cabo-Verdiano for most commonly spoken language?
Level 45
Jan 6, 2024
No we call it Creole, Cape Verdean is the neame of our people
Level 61
Nov 15, 2021
"human" is also the correct answer for a mammal... humans arrived on ships
Level 90
Feb 23, 2022
Bats were there first
Level 45
Apr 2, 2022
I'm Cape Verdean and I got 10 out of 13, nice quiz, but it should have more questions.
Level 73
Feb 6, 2024
12/13, I guessed “bats”, but I didn’t know the currency.