Africa People & Places

Africa used to be such a foreign country to you, but now you know all about it. Or at least, you should know all about it. Check out this practice quiz to review people and places of Africa. After you can get 100%, try the other practice quiz. Good luck on the test.

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1. Who was the longest reigning emperor of Ethiopia?
Mansa Musa
Haile Selassie
Menelik II
Sonni Ali
2. Which of the following nations have not abolished slavery?
Ethiopia
Sudan
Mauritania
Both B & C
3. What is the name of Africa's largest crater?
Jukujuku
Atlas
Kilimanjaro
Ngorongoro
4. What is the main landform of Africa?
Hill
Basin
Plateau
Mountain
5. What is the name of the desert found in NE Sudan and Eastern Egypt?
Nubian
Libyan
Kalahari
Namib
6. Where is the Veld located?
North of Equator
West of Equator
East of Equator
South of Equator
7. What is the name of the former leader of Uganda who killed hundreds of thousands of people?
al-Bashir
Idi Amin
John Garang
General Mobutu
8. Who is the prime minister of Kenya?
Kony
Odinga
Nyerere
Kibaki
9. What Belgian leader formed the Congo Freestate?
Muhammed Ali
King Shaka
King Leopold II
Yoweri Museveni
10. What giant depression in East Africa runs from Jordan to Mozambique?
The Drakensberg
The Mozambique Basin
The White Nile
The Great Rift Valley
11. What is the longest and largest river in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Niger
Tanganyika
Zambezi
Congo / Zaire
12. What leader called the the meeting which carved Africa?
Otto von Bismarck
Winston Churchill
Nelson Mandela
Alice Auma
13. Who is the current leader of the DR Congo?
General Mobutu
Joseph Kony
Mwai Kibaki
Joseph Kabila
14. In what country is Africa's largest mountain located?
Tanzania
Chad
Kenya
Somalia
15. Who was the Muslim leader of the Mandingo peoples?
Sonni Ali
Mansa Musa
Muhammed Ali
Menelik II
16. Which of the following nations was never never conquered by a European power?
Libya
Liberia
Senegal
Gabon
17. Menelik II defeated what power at the Battle of Adawa (March 1, 1896)?
French
Brits
Italians
Spanish
18. To where did the Dutch Boers voluntary relocate?
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Egypt
South Africa
19. With what country are the Mau Mau most closely associated?
Tanzania
South Africa
Nigeria
Kenya
20. What African group fought the British in what today is Ghana in 1874?
Ashanti
Aliyah
Dahomey
Lil Mama
21. What African tribe fought in South African in the 1870s and 1880s?
Hehe
Mau Mau
Zulu
Arabica
22. What African tribe fought in South African in the 1870s and 1880s?
Hehe
Mau Mau
Zulu
Arabica
23. What is the large plain located in Tanzania?
Sahel
Masa Mara
Ujama
Sarengeti
24. Children of what country are forced to become night commuters as they attempt to hide from the Lord's Resistance Army?
Rwanda
Uganda
Burundi
Sudan
25. What Southern Sudanese leader wishes to create a secular, unified Sudan?
Omar al-Bashir
Robert Mugabe
Captain Mbaye
John Garang
26. What person wished to create a railroad from Capetown to Cairo?
Cecil Rhodes
Ian Smith
Desmond Tutu
Idi Amin
27. What is the name of the Kikuyu leader of Kenya?
Mbeki
Kibaki
Odinga
Mobutu
28. During the times of the Ancient African Kingdoms, where was the greatest center of learning?
Songhai
Mali
Ghana
Timbuktu
29. What body of water is located north of Libya?
Red Sea
Gulf of Sidra
Lake Tanganyika
Congo River
30. The Portuguese destroyed what ancient kingdom without ever actually finding it?
Mali
Zimbabwe
Dahomey
Timbuktu
31. Which of the following did not fuel the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade by creating the West African Patrol?
Great Britain
Dahomey Kingdom
Portugal
Ashanti Kingdom
32. What country was not taken over by the Portuguese in order to send slaves to Brazil?
Angola
Mozambique
Zambia
None of the Above
33. What author cited conquest of Africa as the "White Man's Burden?"
John Steinbeck
Ernest Hemingway
Charles Dickens
Rudyard Kipling
34. Which of the following is not associated with the Dutch Boers of South Africa?
The Great Trek
King Shaka
Transvaal Freestate
None of the Above
35. What person worked closely with Nelson Mandela, a South African leader?
Cecil Rhodes
F.W. de Klerk
Rudyard Kipling
Jomo Kenyatta
36. What is the southern tip of the African continent known as?
Strait of Gibraltar
Cape of Good Hope
Horn of Africa
Cape Verde
37. What river forms Victoria Falls?
Niger
Congo
Zambezi
Nile
38. Zanzibar is a part of which country?
Kenya
Tanzania
Madagascar
Zimbabwe
39. In which country did a genocide occur in 1994?
Burundi
Sudan
Uganda
Rwanda
40. What African leader is known for Ujamaa?
Nyerere
Kenyatta
Moi
Museveni

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