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QUIZ: How Well do you Know Africa?

6 May 2022

QUIZ: How Well do you Know Africa?

Good luck!

1. Which is the largest African nation by land mass?

A. Nigeria

B. DR Congo

C. Algeria

2. Which is the largest African nation by population?

A. Ethiopia

B. Nigeria

C. Egypt

3. In 2018, an African country changed its name to Eswatini. What was it called before?

A. Swaziland

B. French Somaliland

C. Upper Volta

4. If you were visiting the headquarters or the African Development Bank, which country would you be in?

A. Cote D’Ivoire

B. French Somaliland

C. Upper Volta

5. What is the capital of Rwanda?

A. Kinshasa

B. Luanda

C. Kigali

6. Which African nation is home to the most UK expats?

A. South Africa

B. Kenya

C. Nigeria

7. If you were offered Kapenta with Sadza, which of these countries are you most likely to be in?

A. Morocco

B. Zimbabwe

C. Egypt

8. As well as Malawi, which other country has a border on Lake Malawi?

A. Mozambique

B. Tanzania

C. Zambia

9. Can you match these African proverbs with their origins:

Proverbs

A. Slander by the stream will be heard by the frogs.

B. An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend.

C. The death of an elderly man is like a burning library.

D. We desire to bequeath two things to our children. The first one is roots; the other one is wings.

E. When you show the moon to a child, it sees only your finger.

Origins

A. Zambia

B. Mozambique

C. Senegal

D. Sudan

E. Cote D’Ivoire


ANSWERS

1. Which is the largest African nation by land mass? C. Algeria has the biggest land mass at 2.38 million km2. It is in fact the 10th largest country in the world.

2. Which is the largest African nation by population? B. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa, estimated at 218 million people. Ethiopia is second with 118 million people and Egypt third with 99 million.

3. In 2018, an African country changed its name to Eswatini. What was it called before? A. It was called Swaziland. French Somaliland became Djibouti in 1977. Upper Volta has been called Burkina Faso since 1984.

4. If you were visiting the headquarters or the African Development Bank, which country would you be in? A. You would be in Cote D’Ivoire in the capital, Abidjan, although the African Development Bank was temporarily headquartered in Tunisia from 2003 to 2013 because of conflict in Cote D’Ivoire.

5. What is the capital of Rwanda? C. Kigali. (Kinshasa is the capital city of Congo and Luanda is the capital city of Angola.)

6. Which African nation is home to the most UK expats? A. It is South Africa, which is home to 212,000 British nationals. That’s nearly ten times more than Kenya in second place (28,000) and Nigeria in third place (16,000).

7. If you were offered Kapenta with Sadza, which of these countries are you most likely to be in? B. Zimbabwe (and possibly Zambia, but we didn’t give you that as an option). Kapenta (or Matemba as it is locally pronounced) is a beautiful fish found in lake Kariba. Sadza is an accompaniment made from ground maize.

8. As well as Malawi, which other country has a border on Lake Malawi? A. Mozambique. It has a 750km border that runs along the east side of Lake Malawi, which is sometimes referred to Lake Nyasa there.

9. Can you match these African proverbs with their origins:

A. Slander by the stream will be heard by the frogs. B. Mozambique.

B. An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend. C. Senegal.

C. The death of an elderly man is like a burning library. E. Cote d’Ivoire.

D. We desire to bequeath two things to our children. The first one is roots; the other one is wings. D. Sudan.

E. When you show the moon to a child, it sees only your finger. A. Zambia.

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