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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quiz: How well do you know Africa?

How Well Do You Know Africa quiz

How Well Do You Know Africa Quiz

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Try our true or false How Well Do You Know Africa quiz and see how many questions you know the correct answers to. The questions can be tricky so pay close attention to the details of each question before you mark your answer. The answers to the questions are below. Good luck or bahati nzuri (that’s good luck in Swahili!)


Answer True or False 

1. Africa is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean? 

2. The Sahara is a desert in northern Africa? 

3. To reach the highest point of land in Tanzania, you have to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

4. The official language of Angola is Portuguese?

5. Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island? 

6. Liberia is named so because it was a settlement for freed slaves from the U.S? 

7. Nigeria is sub-Sahara Africa largest producer of oil and Angola is the second-largest producer of oil?  

8. Sudan is the largest country in Africa?

9. South Africa has seven official languages?

10. The lowest point in Africa is Lake Assal, located in Djibouti?

Answers are below


1. False
Africa is surrounded on three sides by oceans.  Africa lies east of the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Indian Ocean, and north of the Southern Ocean.

2. True
The Sahara is the largest desert on the African continent and is located in northern Africa.

3. True
Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet or 5,895 meters above sea level. Africa's highest peak is located in Tanzania along the border of Kenya.

4. True
Angola did not gain independence from Portugal until 1975. From 1383 until 1975 Angola belonged to Portugal’s colonial empire.

5. True
Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island behind Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo

6. True
Liberia is a settlement of freed slaves from the US beginning in 1822. Liberia’s capital city Monrovia is named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

7. True
Nigeria is currently sub-Sahara leading oil producer however by 2020 Angola may surpass Nigeria.

8. False
Sudan as of 2011 is not the largest country in Africa, the title now belongs to Algeria. In 2001, Sudan split into South Sudan and Sudan.

9. False
South Africa has eleven official languages, and too many unofficial ones to count. The official languages are Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga. isiZulu is the most widely spoken and English is considered the lingua franca of South Africa meaning it is the language for government and education. South Africa’s democratic Constitution of February 4, 1997, identifies all the official languages as having state guaranteed equal status. 

10. True

The Lac Assal is located in Tadjourah, Djibouti and is in the deepest point in Africa, over 490 feet below sea level. Lac Assal is the lowest point on land in Africa and the third lowest land depression on Earth after the Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.

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