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Kenya Country Quiz

🇰🇪 Can you guess these facts about the country of Kenya?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: January 15, 2024
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First submittedJuly 19, 2019
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Average score75.0%
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Capital city of Kenya
Nairobi
Most populous coastal city
Mombasa
Tallest mountain
(2nd tallest in Africa)
Mount Kenya
Official languages
English
Swahili
U.S. President whose father
was born in Kenya
Barack Obama
Countries which border
Kenya
Ethiopia
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Currency of Kenya
Shilling
Hint
Answer
European country that controlled
Kenya from 1895–1963
United Kingdom
1952–1960 revolt against that country
Mau Mau
Uprising
Olympic event in which Kelvin Kiptum
broke the world record in 2023
Marathon
What killed about 30 people building
a railroad over the Tsavo river in 1898
Lions
Largest lake that is at least
partially in Kenya
Lake Victoria
Trench that runs through Kenya
Great Rift
Valley
Kenya produces more of these leaves than
any country except China and India
Tea
People come to Masaai Mara to see the
annual migration of these mammals
Wildebeest
39 Comments
+23
Level 77
Jul 20, 2019
Good quiz. Anything that helps jetpunkers learn more about the Third World has to be good.
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Level 75
May 17, 2020
Agree. Really enjoying this series, and it's not only the third-world nations I'm learning more about.
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Level 82
Jul 28, 2020
surprisingly easy quiz. didn't learn anything. :-(
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2021
Good for you?
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Level 69
Feb 19, 2024
Stfu
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Level 74
May 17, 2020
It seems odd to specify the president's father when he himself was born in Kenya ;)
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Level 76
May 18, 2020
Obama was not born in Kenya, he was born in the United States (in Honolulu)
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Level 86
May 25, 2020
He came from outer space!
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Level 72
Aug 10, 2020
Do you not know what a wink means, @Turkey? ;)
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Level 78
Jul 8, 2020
Hope you're joking :)
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Level 90
Jul 28, 2020
Obama was born in the Kenyan embassy in Honolulu, so he was born in both Kenya and the United States.
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Level 82
Jul 28, 2020
cringe, indeed
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2020
Looking at this thread, there really are some dense people on this website.
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Level 77
May 22, 2020
Niliishi Kenya mwaka wa 1999 kwa miezi sita. Ilikuwa uzoefu mzuri sana. Ningependa kurudi tena.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
Njoo tembelea hivi karibuni!
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Level 68
May 23, 2020
Lions aren't things or inanimate objects, it looks really weird to me. I was thinking along the lines of earthquake, flood etc so the answer being a living being instead of a thing or a concept surprised me.

It would already look better if it was phrased as "what were they killed by"

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Level 84
Jul 8, 2020
The key words in the question are "Tsavo river" anyway. If you heard about the lions before that should ring a bell. If you haven't you simply didn't know the answer and it's okay to not know every answer in every quiz.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
Exactly. I got them from the name Tsavo.
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Level 74
Dec 11, 2020
In my defence I guessed hippos out of desperation. Luckily the giraffes were otherwise occupied attacking the skyscrapers!
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Level 69
Jul 4, 2020
Very happy to see a question about Kipchoge, love that guy
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Level 69
Feb 19, 2024
Now it's gone :(
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Level 78
Jul 8, 2020
I got all except the name of the mountain! (I didn't try anything—should have been quite obvious)
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Level 90
Jul 28, 2020
I somehow remembered Mombasa from Halo 3.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
I got it from "Captain Phillips"
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Level 82
Jul 28, 2020
Anyone here from Inception?
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Level 73
Jun 16, 2022
My man
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2020
Wow, I got all of them except currency and the revolt in my first try. I didn't know I knew this much about Kenya....
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Level 65
Jul 28, 2020
It's always fun to take a quiz like this, read up on a story about Tsavo bridge and realize that 'The Ghost and the Darkness' with Val Kilmer was based on that story.
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Level 45
Aug 28, 2021
I was expecting that the people killed on railroad question was gonna be something like malaria or another unfortunate disease like how people died making the panama canal
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Level 46
Jan 1, 2022
"Kenyan Shilling" should also work
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Level 53
May 4, 2022
Im pretty sure the lake question is saying the largest lake in Kenya, but if its talking about the whole world(which it probably isn't im just clarifying for people who think its talking this way) The largest is the Caspian sea. But im pretty sure its talking about just Kenya
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2022
I'm pretty sure too. It is a quiz about Kenya
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Level 67
Feb 14, 2023
For the lions one I was guessing all these natural disasters and then I guessed lions for the migration one for some reason so I got it
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2023
19/20 never heard of Mau Mau uprising. Great score nonetheless.
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2023
At 8th of Okotber Kelvin Kiptum (also Kenyan) replaced Kipchoge as Worldrecord holder.
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2024
2:00:35. Incredible.
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Level 20
Jan 8, 2024
I lived in Kenya and it is not the third world country you would expect it to be. Nairobi is pretty modern, along with parts of Eldoret and Mombassa.
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Level 38
Feb 19, 2024
R.I.P Kiptum...
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Level 75
Feb 19, 2024
Damn. Is this why we're getting this quiz today?