Republic of the Congo Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the Republic of the Congo?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: July 23, 2022
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First submittedSeptember 30, 2019
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Capital city
Major city south of the above
River on which they are located
The above is the world's _____ river
Bordering major gulf
Gulf of Guinea
"ism" that was the country's official
ideology from 1969–1992
Name of the country during
those years
People's Republic
of the Congo
Official language
Line of latitude the ROC lies on
87% of exports is this
Indigenous group of short
stature who face extreme
discrimination and slavery
Second most-populous city
Ethnic group of half the population
Staple crop also known as
manioc or yuca
Level 66
Jun 3, 2020
That was confusing for a minute, huh yucca?? I have got cassava in my garden? The pointy things are their staple crop?

But apparently Yuca is not a spelling error or alternate spelling (or english word) for Yucca.

Level 77
Jul 10, 2020
V trivial but why isn't it called Kongo? Seems more appropriate, and differentiates the country a wee bit from DRC.
Level 75
Jul 23, 2020
Because the official language is French, and that is how they spell it in France.

In Germany, it is Kongo. Also in the native languages. Repubilika ya Kôngo (Kongo)

Republíki ya Kongó (Lingala)

Level 68
Jul 29, 2020
Should add cannibalism and genocide for Pygmies.
Level 86
Oct 23, 2020
Let's not, it sounds like they're suffering enough already. ;)
Level 52
Apr 3, 2021
Well, if they are suffering more than that, then we should probably be more accurate
Level 88
Oct 25, 2020
I must have tried as many words as I could that would have related to river but somehow didn't think of "deepest."
Level 74
Oct 25, 2020
That was my first guess, by process of elimination of other possible characteristics.
Level 57
Oct 25, 2020
This quiz concerns the Republic of the Congo so why should it include a question about another country (Democratic Republic of the Congo) ?
Level 78
Oct 25, 2020
I guess it's because the cities are as close as they are to each other. The question is still asked from ROC's perspective.
Level 74
Oct 25, 2020
Normally, you always have a question about neighboring countries (where appropriate). That is actually missing here, and would probably have been more difficult.
Level 72
Oct 25, 2020
I tried Congo for the ethnicity, because I had a faint idea that it was the same as the country name. Wouldn't have crossed my mind to spell it with a K. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined. I think, since it is a spelling difference due to differing languages, and since C and K are exchangable sounds in English in this instance at least, more leniency would be highly appreciated!
Level 78
Oct 25, 2020
I even tried Congolese - nope!
Level 76
Oct 25, 2020
But then filling in the name of the river would give you that one, too.
Level 43
Oct 25, 2020
Why is Yuca accepted for Cassava?
Level 58
Oct 29, 2020
I like how, for each different country, the columns are the color of the flag! That's really clever!
Level 67
Nov 16, 2020
I tried 'Bakongo' for the ethnicity. Shouldn't this work?
Level 44
Dec 30, 2022
Pygmy is often seen as a derogatory term. The question should be reworded; perhaps to talk about a specific tribe, such as the Bantu, or to frame is as "the indigenous group of peoples who face discrimination etc. are usually ___" answer: short-statured, to avoid using the term indiscriminately.