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Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro Quiz

Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro Quiz


Mount Kilimanjaro Quiz
New Shira Camp 3847m asl. in the morning. Mount Meru in the horizon.

Take the quiz on Mount Kilimanjaro and test your mountain facts.


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Polo-Polo, the questions can be tricky so pay close attention to the details of each question before you answer.


Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and one of the Seven Summits.


The answers to the questions are below. Bahati nzuri, that is good luck in Swahili!

Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro Quiz



1. Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano that is comprised of three volcanic cones, Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi.

2. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and one of the Seven Summits.

3. An average climber can climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 15 days.

4. Mount Kilimanjaro is the most challenging mountain to climb in the world because from top to bottom, Kilimanjaro temperature ranges from 90 degree F to -10 degrees F.

5. Mount Kilimanjaro is completely located in Tanzania.

6. The first person to climb the mountain in a wheelchair is South African Bernard Goosen. He did it twice; first in 2003 and it took him nine days and the second time in 2007 when it took him only six days.

7. Kibo, is the highest point on the mountain and is a dormant volcano.

8. Climbers can climb the mountain by following one of the six established routes. Marangu Route is considered to be the most popular one.

9. Each year, almost 10 people die trying to climb the mountain.

10. Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo's crater rim.


Let’s see how well you did! The answers are below



Answers to the Mount Kilimanjaro quiz

True
1. Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano that is comprised of three volcanic cones, Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi.

True
2. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and one of the Seven Summits.
False
3. An average climber depending on the route can climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 5-8 days.

False
4. While it is true Kilimanjaro temperature ranges from 90 degree F to -10 degrees F, on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is considered one of the hardest of the 14 mountains to climb that are over 8,000 meters above sea level  and Annapurna in Nepal is the most dangerous mountain on the planet, 60 people have died climbing the mountain.

True
5. Mount Kilimanjaro is completely located in Tanzania.

True
6. The first person to climb the mountain in a wheelchair is South African Bernard Goosen. He did it twice; first in 2003 and it took him nine days and the second time in 2007 when it took him only six days.

True
7. Kibo is the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and is a dormant volcano.

True
8. Climbers can climb the mountain by following one of the six established routes. Marangu Route is considered to be the most popular one.

True
9. Each year, almost 10 people die trying to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.

True
10. Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo's crater rim.



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