Malawi Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Malawi?
Quiz by skiesboy
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Last updated: May 20, 2020
First submittedNovember 2, 2016
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Capital city
Lilongwe
Countries bordering Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zambia
Former name of Malawi
Nyasaland
9.2% of adults have this disease, one of the highest rates in the world
HIV/AIDS
Object depicted on the flag
Rising Sun
The country of Malawi shares its name with a major ____
Lake
... which is home to more species of ___ than any other
Fish
European country which colonized Malawi
United Kingdom
Valley which runs through Malawi
Great Rift Valley
39% of Malawi's exports consist of this addictive substance
Tobacco
How 80% of Malawians earn their livelihood
Agriculture
Dominant religion
Christianity
American pop singer who adopted two children from Malawi
Madonna
Controversially, Malawi was the only African country to maintain
relations with this nearby country before 1994
South Africa
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Level 43
May 20, 2020
Nice quiz!
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Level 64
May 20, 2020
Thank-you. It was simplified by the quizmaster. I think it looks better like this.
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Level 28
May 20, 2020
I really like the quiz, but I think it's too short and simplified. For having been to Malawi last summer (a really interesting country), you could have added informations such as "kwacha" for the currency or "David Livingstone" who was the first European to reach the territory, as well as the city of Blantyre that was named after Livingstone's hometown. Last, but not least "nsimah", the national dish made from corn flour.
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Level 64
May 20, 2020
Thank-you for your comments. As I mentioned above, the quizmaster simplified this quiz. I have a number of other country quizes that I made for Southern Africa where you can see the kinds of questions that I ask, including the currency. I think that the reason for the simplification is for most of the people who come to Jetpunk, Malawi is an unknown quantity, so this quiz would be quite difficult, but reasonable. For a Southern African, I can name the first female President, the fact that bellbottom pants were banned under Kamuzu Hastings Banda and other fun things. That being said, these facts are not such common knowledge outside Southern Africa (unless, like you, someone had travelled there), so its a question of balance. I'll be happy to make a more challenging quiz for you when I have a little time (maybe in the summer once I have finished my research proposal for my thesis).
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
I think Swisso made good suggestion, they aren't farfetched question you would only get if you are from there.

I am all for the currency and Livingston (the dish might be a nice addition, but in that case you might indeed venture a bit into the more obscure knowledge, but still, better than local sportshero's ;) much more interesting to learn about.)

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Level 64
May 20, 2020
Why "controversially" though?
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Level 71
May 20, 2020
Because by doing so, Malawi indirectly supported the South African "Apartheid" system
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Level 64
May 20, 2020
alberici is right, it was because unlike the rest of the "front-line states" which had shut down relations with South Africa because of Apartheid, Malawi, under Kamuzu Hastings Banda decided to maintain relations with the country.