History of Somalia Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Somalia?
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Last updated: December 17, 2021
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What crime did Somalia become famous for in the 21st century?
Piracy
What was the state ideology of the Somali government between 1969–1991?
Communism
What island's name was adopted as a corrupted transliteration of the name Mogadishu,
by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo?
Madagascar
Which European country colonized the southern 3/4 of Somalia?
Italy
What other European country colonized the northern 1/4 of Somalia?
United Kingdom
What popular movement called for independence from those countries?
namesake of Sufi practitioners who whirl
Dervish movement
What part of Somalia declared independence in May 1991?
Republic of Somaliland
What city in that region is home to the Laas Geel cave formations, which were only
discovered in 2002 and is estimated to date circa 20,000 BC years ago?
Hargeisa
What terrorist jihadist group has been operating in Somalia since 2006?
Al-Shabaab
What U.S. military helicopter model went "down" over Mogadishu in 1993?
Black Hawk
What desert animal is thought to have been domesticated in the region
of Somalia sometime around 3000 B.C.?
Camel
What ancient kingdom around northern Somalia was an essential
trading partner of ancient Egypt?
Land of Punt
What war was also called the "Ethio-Somali War"?
named for the region it was mainly fought in
Ogaden War
What mainly killed 260,000 people in Somalia between 2010–2012?
Famine
What Somali-born supermodel married David Bowie in 1992?
Iman
What type of precious metal did the Sultanate of Mogadishu control the trade of
between the 9th and 13th centuries in the Indian Ocean?
Gold
What Somali dictator killed around 100,000 people of the Isaaq clan between 1987–89?
his last name is the same word for basic warm-ups in the ballet
Siad Barre
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Dec 19, 2021
Solid quiz