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Africa Geography Quiz #1

Answer these random African geography questions.
Last updated: January 17, 2019
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What African capital city is the furthest south?
Cape Town
What African capital city is the furthest north?
Tunis
What island is home to lemurs?
Madagascar
What country is completely surrounded by South Africa?
Lesotho
What Spanish islands are located just off the coast of Morocco?
Canary Islands
What is the second most populous city in Egypt?
Alexandria
What disputed territory is divided between Morocco and the Sahrawi Republic?
Western Sahara
What are the two African countries that start with the letter Z?
Zambia
Zimbabwe
What is the largest dam on the Nile river?
Aswan Dam
What Asian country is located less than 20 miles away from Djibouti?
Yemen
What are the two tallest mountains in Africa?
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kenya
What ethnic group of Tanzania and Kenya live a semi-nomadic life based on cattle herding?
Maasai
What language of South Africa evolved from Dutch?
Afrikaans
What is the currency of South Africa?
South African Rand
What Egyptian city has been called the "world's greatest open-air museum", and is
also the namesake of a Las Vegas casino?
Luxor
What is the top export of Nigeria?
Oil
What river separates the ranges of the chimpanzee and the bonobo?
Congo River
What language, starting with S, is an official language of Tanzania, Kenya,
Uganda, D.R. Congo and Comoros?
Swahili
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level 80
Feb 26, 2016
Could "Assuan" or "Asuan" also be accepted as spellings? (If they aren't yet) I tried "Atsuan" myself, but wasn't at all sure it was the right answer so didn't try more.
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level 59
Apr 17, 2016
TBH I've only over seen it spelled Aswan.
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level 67
May 16, 2016
Honestly, I've only ever seen it spelled Assuan.
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level 65
May 15, 2016
I also tried Assuan first.
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level 65
May 16, 2016
According to Wikipedia, it used to be spelled Assuan in English, and it is spelled Asuan, Assuan, or Assouan in a number of languages. So it would make sense to accept a variety of spellings, especially since the only "official" spelling would be the Arabic.
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level ∞
Jan 17, 2019
I suppose Assuan can be accepted, but if you were writing a paper for school I would insist on the correct modern spelling in English.
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level 59
May 15, 2016
A quiz about African geography, you don't see this every day.
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level 67
May 15, 2016
Managed all except Mount Kenya, so used to giving Kilimanjaro for the highest mountain in Africa had no idea about second.
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level 75
May 15, 2016
I missed that one, too. And I was close... guessing random country names.
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level 49
Dec 23, 2016
I always type Mount Tanzania for Mount Kenya.
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level 34
May 16, 2016
Am I wrong in saying that the capital of South Africa is Pretoria not Cape Town therefore making Lesotho's captial - Maseru, the most southerly. I stand corrected but I'm pretty sure I'm right
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level 55
May 21, 2016
Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein are all three officially considered capitals of South Africa.
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level 77
Nov 27, 2018
"I stand corrected but I'm pretty sure I'm right"

I do not think that expression means what you think it means.
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level 60
May 17, 2016
I'm very bad at African trivia and geography so I expected the worst. 14/20 isn't that bad. I'm okay with that score.
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level 56
Sep 3, 2016
You should accept Kiswahili too for Swahili.
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level 65
May 19, 2018
It doesn't start with s though.
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level 58
Nov 24, 2017
IN Dutch we spell Assuan dam