Zambia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Zambia?
Quiz by skiesboy
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Last updated: May 20, 2020
First submittedOctober 31, 2016
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Capital city
Lusaka
Official language
English
Colonial name of Zambia
Northern Rhodesia
The largest country Zambia borders
D. R. Congo
Smallest country it borders
Malawi
National bird that appears on the flag
African fish eagle
River after which the country is named
Zambezi
Bordering country whose name also starts with Z
Zimbabwe
Major waterfalls shared with the above
Victoria Falls
Scottish explorer who was the first European to see those falls
David Livingstone
Group of people who migrated to the area around 300 AD, displacing the
native Khoisan population
Bantu
Dictator of Zambia from 1964–1991, he is still alive today at age 96
Kenneth Kaunda
In 2014, Guy Scott became (briefly) the first ____ person to lead a sub-Saharan
African country since F. W. de Klerk in 1994
White
World's third-largest lake by volume which Zambia shares with three other countries
Lake Tanganyika
Currency of Zambia
Kwacha
Name one of Zambia's five most-spoken native languages
Bemba | Nyanja |
Tonga | Lozi | Chewa
Metal that forms the majority of Zambia's exports
Copper
By volume, Lake Kariba is the largest _____ lake in the world
Manmade
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Level 62
May 20, 2020
I would recommend saying "artificial" instead of "man-made", to make it a gender-neutral term.
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Level 77
May 20, 2020
artificial works
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Level 65
May 20, 2020
Considering employment rates among women for manual labour in 1950's Zambia, I am willing to bet the lake/dam was built by a bunch of blokes.
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Level 74
May 24, 2020
Also accept "hydro" for the final question?
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Level 66
Jul 15, 2020
'Gender' is a social construct, so the correct term would be 'social-construct-neutral', not 'gender-neutral'.
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Level 86
May 20, 2020
You can't "briefly" become the first person to do something. Also, Nyanja and Chewa are two different names for the same language.
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Level 65
May 20, 2020
He was only briefly President, as the former President Michael Sata died in office, and as Vice-President, he automatically assumed office as President. However, the Zambian constitution does not allow for a person whose parents are born outside the country to run for office as the President. As such, he was interum President for 90 days until a new election could be held. As I am not a Zambian constitutional expert, I am not sure what powers an interum President has versus an elected President. This is the reason for the question being phrased in that way.
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Level 86
May 20, 2020
If you are the first to do something, you will always remain the first; there is nothing "brief" about it. Or did Armstrong cease being the first man to walk on the Moon just because Aldrin followed soon after?
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Level 65
May 21, 2020
Given that the briefly is in brackets, the sentence can stand without it. As such, Guy Scott was the first white person since FW de Klerk to lead a sub-Saharan African country. His tenure was brief because of the reasons mentioned above. It is only meant to help people.
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Level 86
May 21, 2020
Given that "briefly" is in brackets, the sentence should be able to stand with it as well. You do know how brackets work, don't you?
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
The "briefly" does not refer to "(becoming) the first", but to being president. You can be the first in something, but still have done that thing only briefly, there is nothing wrong with that. Nobody is claiming someone was "briefly the first" (besides you)

You can say Armstrong was the first man that walked on the moon, you can also/still say he only briefly walked on the moon. Claiming that if someone has done something briefly he suddenly hasn't done it (or somehow twisting things as if that is what skiesboy is claiming) is very silly.

your attack, because that is how it comes across (maybe you didn't mean it that way), is completely unwarranted imo.

I can briefly dance on my roof, I will definitely have been the first to have danced on my roof (It is pointed and nobody has been on there since it was build decades ago)

*my rooftype apparently is called gable

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Level 75
Jun 10, 2020
I agree it is incorrectly worded

I understood what the question meant after re-reading it but it was distracting
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2020
I would agree with Sifhraven. The positioning of the word 'briefly' is a bit clumsy, but the meaning of the question is quite easily understood. To pick up on that nuance seems silly (current usage rather than Old English, for everyone's clarity). Congratulations on your three nominated quizzes, by the way :)
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Level 65
Jul 22, 2020
Thank-you EcceHomo.
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2020
I think it's the placement of the word that causes the problem. How about he became the first _____ person (briefly) to lead... Or, if you're cool with split infinitives, the first ______ person to (briefly) lead...
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Level 65
May 20, 2020
Regarding your comment on Nyanja and Chewa, there seems to be debate on this, as such, both answers are acceptable for those who don't know or see them as different. Wikipedia, in the section on languages in Zambia, lists them differently.
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Level 86
May 20, 2020
Those links both link to the same page, where it is explained that Nyanja is just another name for Chewa. Nyanja should only be kept as a type-in for Chewa and the vacated space should be occupied by Nsenga.
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Level 65
May 21, 2020
Can I ask why this is such a big issue for you?
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Level 86
May 21, 2020
The question concerned asks for the top five, and Nsenga should be in the fifth spot. Surely it is not unreasonable of me to expect a quiz to actually accept the answers it is asking for?
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2020
I just about remembered Nyanja, but spelled it Nyanje (among other variations), as that is how the word sounds. Could you accept this as a type-in, please? It is difficult enough remembering these foreign terms, let alone spelling them correctly,
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Level 70
May 21, 2020
Good quiz!
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Level 65
May 21, 2020
Thank-you
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Level 78
May 21, 2020
Apparently I know a whole lot more about Malawi than I do about Zambia. :-P (can't possibly be this one was harder!)

I did get "kwacha", though! Any currency that has rhinos on it is okay by me.
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Level 65
May 21, 2020
ha ha ha. Thanks for the feedback. I also love rhinos on currency, it's the reason why the South African R10 note is my favourite in that country.
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2020
I don't know about now, but Zambian bills used to all feature an image of a man breaking his chains - pretty cool too. By the way, I'm not a Kaunda apologist, but there's a tendency on this site to be quicker with the "dictator" title for some than for others.
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Level 29
Sep 4, 2020
Good quiz! 🤗
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Level 69
Sep 4, 2020
Well, I've stayed right next to the damned dam, but in my mind the question was about Lake Kivu (which doesn't make any geographical sense) and kept trying everything related to limnic eruptions. I didn't remember the term limnic, which had me down the wrong path forever.