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African Geography Quiz # 1



Try to answer these 14 questions about Africa, then click the button at the bottom of the page. The answers to some of the questions are in The Congo Cookbook. When you finish this quiz you can go on to Quiz # 2. (Your browser must be javascript-enabled.)

  1. Which of these food crops is indigenous to Africa?
    1. Bananas and Plantains
    2. Cassava (Manioc)
    3. Maize (Corn)
    4. Peanut
    5. None of the above


  2. Which of these food crops is not indigenous to Africa?
    1. Chile pepper
    2. Okra
    3. Tamarind
    4. Yam


  3. In Africa, plantains are prepared by . . . ?
    1. Baking, boiling, frying, mashing, or steaming
    2. Cooking with other ingredients to make soups and stews
    3. Fermenting into beer or wine
    4. All of the above


  4. Which African writers are matched correctly to their country?
    1. Cameroon : Ferdinand Oyono
    2. Nigeria : Chinua Achebe
    3. Nigeria : Buchi Emecheta
    4. Nigeria : Wole Soyinka
    5. South Africa : Alan Paton
    6. All of the above


  5. Which African ethnic groups are matched correctly to their country?
    1. Congo : Kongo
    2. Kenya : Kikuyu
    3. Ghana : Ashanti (Asante)
    4. Nigeria : Igbo (Ibo)
    5. Tanzania/Zanzibar : Swahili
    6. All of the above


  6. Which African leaders are matched correctly to their country?
    1. Ghana : Kwame Nkrumah
    2. Kenya : Jomo Kenyatta
    3. Senegal : Léopold Senghor
    4. South Africa : Nelson Mandela
    5. Tanzania : Julius Nyerere
    6. All of the above


  7. Which is the tallest mountain in Africa?
    1. Kilimanjaro
    2. Mount Cameroon
    3. Mount Kenya
    4. Table Mountain


  8. Which is the largest desert in Africa?
    1. Kalahari
    2. Libyan
    3. Namib
    4. Nubian
    5. Sahara


  9. The capital city of which African country is named for a U.S. president?
    1. Burkina Faso
    2. Gabon
    3. Liberia
    4. Sierra Leone


  10. Which African country is the largest (in area)?
    1. Central African Republic
    2. Kenya
    3. Sudan
    4. Tanzania


  11. Which well-known British musician was born in Africa?
    1. Boy George
    2. Mick Jagger
    3. Freddie Mercury
    4. George Michael


  12. Which two African capital cities are visible one from the other?
    1. Abidjan and Bamako
    2. Brazzaville and Kinshasa
    3. Dar es Salaam and Nairobi
    4. Harare and Lusaka


  13. Which African river crosses the equator twice?
    1. The Congo
    2. The Limpopo
    3. The Niger
    4. The Nile


  14. Which animal is not found in Africa?
    1. Baboon
    2. Elephant
    3. Leopard
    4. Penguin
    5. Tiger
    6. Warthog






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