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1

Which of these rivers flow into the Mediterranean ocean?

Zambezi

2

What is the smallest country in mainland Africa?

Gambia

3

How much of Africa is desert?

1/3

4

What body of water separates Africa and the Middle East?

Red Sea

5

What is Africa's longest mountain range?

Atlas Mountains

6

Three of the world's largest lakes are located in what area of Africa?

Great Rift Valley

7

What strait separates Africa From Spain?

Strait of Gibraltar

8

Which volcano in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa?

Mount Kilimanjaro

9

Victoria falls borders what two countries?

Zambia and Zimbabwe

10

What is the capital of Kenya?

Nairob

11

How many official languages does Africa have?

11

12

What is the capital of Egypt?

Cairo

13

What is Africa's largest desert?

Sahara

14

About half of the Congo Free State died between 1885 and 1908 as a result of?

Brutal treatment by European Companies

15

If you are standing near Lilongwe River in a city called Lilongwe, which country are you in?

Malawi

16

Which dam was built to control the floods caused by the river Nile?

Aswan dam

17

Is Africa the continent with the most people?

Yes

18

What was built around 250 BCE Egypt and was the tallest man-made structure for many centuries?

Lighthouse of Alexandria

19

Who was the founder of the ancient Mali Empire and is referred to as the "Lion King" or "lion Prince"?

Sundiata Krita

20

Who conquered Egypt in 323 BCE?

Alexander the Great

21

Who was the last Pharaoh of Egypt?

Cleopatra

22

Who was the leader of Mali who traveled to Mecca, giving gold out along the way?

Mansa Musa

23

Who was the African leader who fought against Apartheid, was imprisoned and became the first African President of South Africa?

Nelson Mandela

24

The West African trading kingdoms were known to trade gold for what?

Salt

25

What kingdom grew up around the Niger River?

Songhai

26

What was the purpose of the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885?

Divide Africa

27

In the early 1800s, which two groups were competing for control of South Africa?

Zulus and Boers

28

What was the major result of European imperiules of sub-Saharan Africa during the late 19th and early 20th century?

Decline of traditional African Cultures

29

What percent of Africa is jungle?

15%

30

Tribalism in Modern Africa has frequently resulted in what?

Disunity