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Sierra Leone Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Sierra Leone?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: June 24, 2023
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First submittedAugust 24, 2019
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Capital city of Sierra Leone
Freetown
Official language
English
Empire that controlled Sierra Leone between 1808–1961
British Empire
Neighboring countries
Guinea
Liberia
Most important export
Diamonds
2006 movie about the illegal trade of the above, starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Blood Diamond
Currency of Sierra Leone
Leone
Meaning of Sierra Leone's name
Lion Mountains
The capital was founded partially as a place for the blacks who fought on the
loyalist side of this war
American Revolution
Most important staple crop
Rice
At 55.07 years, Sierra Leone has the 5th lowest ___ _____ of any country
Life Expectancy
Disease outbreak that killed 3,956 people between 2013–2016
Ebola
Most common religion
Islam
This wasn't abolished up until 1928
Slavery
25 Comments
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Level 84
May 26, 2020
I kept trying variations of "American Independence" but couldn't come up "American Revolution".
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Level ∞
May 26, 2020
American Independence will work now.
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Level 68
May 31, 2020
I somehow couldn't come up with life expectancy (only after a very long time, not 54 years, but close..), I was struggle how to describe the concept.. "average death" "age average".

Ok it is 03.30 and in other another language a term like this is not as readily available, you have to think of the concept first and then of the English version for it. But man it was tucked away somewhere in the deepest crevices of my mind haha. Well that can't be right, I am sure I have used it recently. I think it was just well camouflaged..

"I'm not here, let me sleep!" <-That is life expectancy, hiding from me..

Maybe I should follow his lead and get some sleep.. ;)

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Level 77
May 26, 2020
Used to live in Sierra Leone- Sierra Leone was named by the Portuguese, not the Italians.
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Level 83
May 26, 2020
Yeah but the modern form is far from Portuguese. Sierra is more Spanish than Italian, but I don't know how Italian spelling/dialects looked like in 15th century. Wikipedia says this form is from a Venetian explorer in Portuguese service.
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Level 69
May 26, 2020
Sorry but "Sierra" is not an Italian word
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Level 88
May 27, 2020
American War of Independence should be an acceptable answer
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Level 70
May 28, 2020
Shouldn't "lion mountain" be acceptable?
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Level 52
Jun 19, 2020
Yes, and please also accept "lion mountain range" or "lion's mountain range" or "lion range" or "lion's range", I tried all of these along with "lion mountain" and "lion's mountain" but did not think to just type in "lion mountainS"!
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2020
Yeah, and 'saw lion'.
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Level 73
Aug 25, 2020
Yes, mountain range is closer to the meaning of the word "sierra" in Spanish.
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Level 90
Oct 11, 2020
I tried "mountain lion" and it worked.
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Level 77
Oct 11, 2020
Mountain of lion on the other hand didn't :(
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2020
Please also accept "Britain" for the empire. thank you
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Level 62
Oct 11, 2020
This is like the 20th time I'm seeing Slavery as an answer...
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2020
Rather it was brushed under the carpet? I often agree that there should be more localised questions - Aaron can only go by the very basics of Wikipedia and a few staple questions like bordering countries - but for many countries in this area slavery was a defining aspect of their history so it should be included.
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2022
Rather have questions that I can't answer using previous quizzes. For most African countries it's the same questions over and over. Slavery, Ebola/HIV, English/French/Arabic, something lowest like life expectancy, diamond/gold/oil, agriculture/mining/tourism.
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Level 69
Oct 27, 2021
I can think of many better terms you could have used than "blacks"
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Level 72
Jan 3, 2022
What is wrong with blacks? It is just a colour.
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Level 81
Sep 28, 2022
I’m was honestly really confused by the DiCaprio movie. I was trying to think of a movie where they were trading lions or rice. Could we possibly move it to under the export question?
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Level 73
Jun 24, 2023
Looks like the order got mixed up. QM?
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2023
Fixed
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2023
Need to remember the Kanye song.
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Level 69
Mar 25, 2024
No mention of the awesome MtEden track? :(
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Level 34
May 24, 2024
How was slavery legal until so late if it was in the British Empire that banned it?