Anne’s Quiz #28


This quiz is based on a set of questions used by Jean Hubbell for a seminar on Africa in 2001 at Foundry UMC.

1. What divides Africa almost equally north and south?
a) the Sahara
b) the Equator
c) the Nile River
d) the Tropic of Capricorn
2. Which country is home to one of the world's highest mountains, Mt. Kilimanjaro (5.963 m/19,340 ft)?
a) Tanzania
b) Uganda
c) Chad
d) Nigeria
3. What makes the Nile River unique?
a) It flows north.
b) It carries the most volume of water.
c) It floods.
d) It is the longest in the world.
4. How many separate, distinct languages are spoken in Africa?
a) 20-30
b) 50-60
c) 200-250
d) 800-1000
5. Which desert is the world's largest contiguous desert?
a) Sahara
b) Kalahari
c) Negev
d) Namib
6. When did Europeans first settle in South Africa?
a) The Dutch landed a party of settlers in 1652.
b) The Portuguese started a colony in 1580.
c) The British colonized South Africa in 1830.
d) The French sent a group of colonists there in 1703.
7. How many continents are larger than Africa?
a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3
8. What percentage of the Earth's population lives in Africa?
a) 2%
b) 13%
c) 37%
d) 51%
9. What was discovered in the Rift Valley of Eastern Africa by paleoanthropologists?
a) gold
b) dinosaurs
c) early hominids
d) diamonds
10. Which of these animals is NOT native to Africa?
a) lion
b) giraffe
c) elephant
d) tiger


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