Are you up for a brain-teasing challenge about Africa? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our Countries of Africa Quiz will provide 60+ questions from easy, medium to hard levels to test your knowledge. Get ready to explore the countries that form the tapestry of Africa.
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|How many are the African countries?||54|
|What skin color is South Africa?||Darked to Black|
|How many ethnics group are in Africa?||3000|
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Easy Level – Countries Of Africa Quiz
1/ Which sea separates the Asian and African continents?
Answer:Answer: The Red Sea
2/ Which of the countries of Africa is first alphabetically? Answer: Algeria
3/ Which is Africa’s least densely populated country?
Answer: Western Sahara
4/ 99% of which country’s population lives in a valley or delta of the River Nile?
5/ Which country is home to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza?
6/ Which of the following landscapes is known as the Horn of Africa?
- The deserts in North Africa
- Trading posts on the Atlantic Coast
- Easternmost projection of Africa
7/ What is the longest mountain range in Africa?
8/ What percentage of Africa is covered by the Sahara Desert?
9/ Which African country is an island?
10/ Bamako is the capital of which African country?
11/ Which country in Africa used to be the only home of the extinct dodo?
12/ The longest African river which emptying into the Indian Ocean is_____
Answer: The Zambezi
13/ Which country is famous for its annual Wildebeest Migration, where millions of animals cross its plains?
14/ Which of these African countries is a member of the Commonwealth?
15/ Which ‘K’ is the highest peak in Africa?
16/ Which of these African countries lies south of the Sahara Desert?
17/ Which other African country does Mauritius lie closest to?
18/ What is the more common name for the island of Unguja which lies off the east coast of Africa?
19/ Where is the capital of the country that was once called Abyssinia?
Answer: Addis Ababa
20/ Which of those island groups is NOT located in Africa?
Medium Level – Countries Of Africa Quiz
21/ Which two South African provinces get their names from rivers? Answer: Orange Free State and Transvaal
22/ How many countries are in Africa, and their names?
There are 54 countries in Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
23/ Lake Victoria, the biggest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world is bordered by which countries?
- Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
- Congo, Namibia, Zambia
- Ghana, Cameroon, Lesotho
24/ The westernmost major city of Africa is____
25/ What is the area of land in Egypt which is below sea level?
Answer: Qattara Depression
26/ Which country was known as Nyasaland?
27/ In which year did Nelson Mandela become President of South Africa?
28/ Nigeria has Africa’s biggest population, which is second?
29/ How many countries in Africa does the River Nile flow through?
30/ What is the largest city in Africa?
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Cairo, Egypt
31/ What is the most widely spoken language in Africa?
32/ Which African city is overlooked by Table Mountain?
Answer: Cape Town
33/ The lowest point in Africa is Asal Lake – in which country can it be found?
34/ Which religion regards Africa as a spiritual state rather than a geographical place?
35/ What is the newest country in Africa that gained its dependence from Sudan in 2011?
- North Sudan
- South Sudan
- Central Sudan
36/ Locally known as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, what do we call this feature of Africa?
Answer: Victoria Falls
37/ Who is the capital Monrovia of Liberia named after?
- The indigenous Monroe trees in the region
- James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States
- Marilyn Monroe, the movie star
38/ The entire territory of which country is completely inside South Africa?
39/ The capital of Togo is_____
40/ Which African country’s name means ‘free’?
Hard Level – Countries Of Africa Quiz
41/ Which African country’s motto is ‘Let’s work together’?
42/ Nsanje, Ntcheu, and Ntchisi are regions in which African nation?
43/ In which part of Africa did the Boer Wars take place?
44/ Which area of Africa is widely known as the place of origin of humans?
- Southern Africa
- Eastern Africa
- Western Africa
45/ Who was the Egyptian king whose tomb and treasures were discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922?
46/ Table Mountain in South Africa is an example of which sort of mountain?
47/ Which nationals first arrived in South Africa?
Answer: Dutch in Cape of Good Hope (1652)
48/ Who is the longest-serving leader in Africa?
- Teodoro Obiang, Equatorial Guinea
- Nelson Mandela, South Africa
- Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe
49/ What is known as the White Gold of Egypt?
50/ Which country includes the Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa-Fulani peoples?
51/ The Paris-Dakar rally originally ended in Dakar which is the capital of where?
52/ The flag of Libya is a plain rectangle of which color?
53/ Which South African politician won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960?
Answer: Albert Luthuli
54/ Which African country has been ruled by Colonel Gadaffi for almost 40 years?
55/ Which publication considered Africa as “a hopeless continent” in 2000 and then “a hopeful continent” in 2011?
- The Guardian
- The Economist
- The Sun
56/ Which major city developed as a consequence of the boom in the Witwatersrand?
57/ The state of Washington is a similar size to which African country?
58/ Of which African country as Joao Bernardo Vieira President?
59/ Which British general was killed at Khartoum in 1885?
60/ Which African city finds a prominent place in the battle song of the US Marines?
61/ Who was the woman sentenced to six years in jail after the murder of Stompei Seipi?
Answer: Winnie Mandela
62/ The Zambezi and which other rivers define the borders of Matabeleland?
Hopefully, by testing your knowledge with the 60+ questions of the Countries Of Africa Quiz, you will not only broaden your understanding of Africa’s geography but also gain a better understanding of the history, culture, and natural wonders of each country.
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Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan,
Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.