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History of Kenya

Can you answer these questions about the history of Kenya?
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What European country controlled Kenya from 1895–1963?
United Kingdom
What was the name of Kenya between 1895–1920 when under that country's rule?
East Africa
Protectorate
What revolt took place between 1952–1960 against that country?
Mau Mau Uprising
What killed 28–31 people building a railroad over the Tsavo river in 1898?
Lions
What was Kenya named after?
Mount Kenya
Who was the first President of Kenya?
Jomo Kenyatta
What country began ruling much of coastal Kenya after 1505 for trade purposes?
Portugal
The Arabs from what Middle Eastern empire, or country, defeated the above
to establish its own authority in Kenya in 1698?
Omani Empire
Who became the first European to explore the region of current-day Kenya?
Vasco da Gama
What group of people migrated and settled in what is today Kenya around 1000 BCE?
Bantu people
What prize did Wangari Maathai become the first African woman to win in 2004?
Nobel Peace Prize
The father of what U.S. president originally came from Kenya?
Barack Obama
What national game reserve was established in 1961?
Maasai Mara
At what country's embassy in Nairobi did Al-Qaeda kill 213 people in 1998?
United States
What Kenyan athlete broke the marathon record in 2018, with a time of 2:01:39?
Eliud Kipchoge
What Kenyan-Mexican actress won an Oscar for "12 Years a Slave" in 2014?
Lupita Nyong'o
What novel, set in Kenya, was published by Karen Blixen in 1937?
Out of Africa
Who was the first documented European to have explored Lake Victoria?
John Hanning Speke
What famous British ethologist and outspoken atheist was born in Nairobi in 1941?
Richard Dawkins
Into what third-world country did a 2023 UN ruling authorize a
Kenya-led "multinational security support mission"?
Haiti
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