Sierra Leone Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Sierra Leone?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: July 17, 2022
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
Currency of Sierra Leone
Leone
Most important export
Diamonds
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
Meaning of Sierra Leone's name
Lion Mountains
2006 movie about the illegal trade of the above, starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Blood Diamond
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
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Level 82
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 67
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 75
May 26, 2020
Used to live in Sierra Leone- Sierra Leone was named by the Portuguese, not the Italians.
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Level 80
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 66
May 26, 2020
Sorry but "Sierra" is not an Italian word
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Level 84
May 27, 2020
American War of Independence should be an acceptable answer
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Level 69
May 28, 2020
Shouldn't "lion mountain" be acceptable?
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Level 55
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 74
Jul 23, 2020
Yeah, and 'saw lion'.
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Level 69
Aug 25, 2020
Yes, mountain range is closer to the meaning of the word "sierra" in Spanish.
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Level 87
Oct 11, 2020
I tried "mountain lion" and it worked.
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Level 74
Oct 11, 2020
Mountain of lion on the other hand didn't :(
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Level 58
Oct 1, 2020
Please also accept "Britain" for the empire. thank you
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Level 63
Oct 11, 2020
This is like the 20th time I'm seeing Slavery as an answer...
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Level 71
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 55
Oct 12, 2020
Can lifespan also be accepted? I tried that multiple times and seems to be the same thing.
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Level 70
Oct 27, 2021
I can think of many better terms you could have used than "blacks"
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Level 69
Jan 3, 2022
What is wrong with blacks? It is just a colour.