Statistics for West African Geography Quiz

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  • This quiz has been taken 197 times
  • The average score is 13 of 20

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What is the most populous city in Nigeria?Lagos
96%
Liberia was founded as a place for freed slaves from what country?United States
93%
What island nation was uninhabited until it was colonized by Portugal in the 1400's?Cape Verde
86%
What is the French name of Ivory Coast?Côte d'Ivoire
86%
What is the longest river in West Africa?Niger River
84%
What city in Mali was once a prosperous center of trans-Saharan trade?Timbuktu
83%
What gulf does the above empty into?Gulf of Guinea
78%
What is the capital of Burkina Faso?Ouagadougou
71%
What city was the terminus of a famous rally that took place from 1972-2007?Dakar
70%
What was Ghana formerly known as?Gold Coast
70%
What religion, starting with V, does 17% of the Benin residents follow?Vodun
68%
What type of animal killed 25 fisherman over a ten-year period on the Senegal River?Hippopotamus
64%
What type of yellow element represents about 91% of Niger's exports?
hint: it was falsely claimed that Saddam Hussein tried to buy it
Uranium
64%
Gambia is built on the edges of what river?Gambia River
55%
What are the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria? (name any)Yoruba | Igbo | Hausa
53%
What is the staple crop of West Africa?Yam
48%
What "shocking" lake in Ghana is world's largest artificial reservoir by surface area?Lake Volta
46%
By what other name is Mauritania's Richat Structure also known? hint: an organ{Eye} of Africa
36%
What former independent country existed in southeastern Nigeria between 1967–1970?Biafra
32%
What type of forest covers most of West Africa's coastal areas?Mangrove
32%

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