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General Knowledge Quiz: Africa

AfricaΒ – it’s where our ancestors all came from, yet how much do we know about our ancestral home? Test your general knowledge about Africa here. Some questions will be more challenging than others, but give it a go anyway! And share your results below if you like πŸ™‚

  • Question of

    The number of countries in Africa is…

    • fewer than 10
    • 20–40
    • 50–60
    • more than 100
  • Question of

    Most of Africa lies south of the equator

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Africa is…

    • the most populated continent
    • the second-most populated continent
    • the least populated contintent, apart from Antarctica
    • none of the above
  • Question of

    Is Africa widely accepted as the place of origin of all humans?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The African country with the greatest population is…

    • Egypt
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Niger
  • Question of

    Northern Rhodesia is the former name of…

    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Uganda
    • Tanzania
  • Question of

    Timbuktu is in which country?

    • Zimbabwe
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Timbuktu exists only in mythology
  • Question of

    Africa is bound on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. What body of water is found to its east?

    • Mediterranean Sea
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Arctic Ocean
    • Indian Ocean
  • Question of

    The Pharaohs ruled in which African country?

    • Libya
    • Egypt
    • Ethiopia
    • Morocco
  • Question of

    Africa’s longest river is the…

    • Zambezi
    • Niger
    • Nile
    • Maputo
  • Question of

    The Atlas Mountains are in

    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • East Africa
    • none of the above
  • Question of

    The Afrikaans language is most closely related to…

    • Swahili
    • Arabic
    • Zulu
    • Dutch
  • Question of

    The southern tip of Africa is known as…

    • Cape Horn
    • Cape Cod
    • Cape of Sorrows
    • Cape of Good Hope
  • Question of

    Africa’s highest mountain is called…

    • Kilimanjaro
    • Table Mountain
    • Mount Kenya
    • Mount Atlas
  • Question of

    Which one of the following is NOT a former German colony?

    • Namibia
    • Cameroon
    • Angola
    • Togo
    • Tanzania
  • Question of

    Which one of the following was a Portuguese colony until 1975?

    • Algeria
    • Eritrea
    • Madagascar
    • Mozambique

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