Zambia Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Zambia?
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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 66
May 20, 2020
I would recommend saying "artificial" instead of "man-made", to make it a gender-neutral term.
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Level 78
May 20, 2020
artificial works
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Level 67
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 61
Jan 17, 2021
Man-made is already gender neutral. The "man" refers to mankind, not the male gender.
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Level 72
Jan 29, 2021
Agreed.
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Level 71
May 21, 2020
Good quiz!
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Level 66
May 21, 2020
Thank-you
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Level 80
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 66
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 71
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 85
Sep 4, 2020
12/18 first attempt. Honestly better than I thought I'd do.
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Level 30
Sep 4, 2020
Good quiz! 🤗
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Level 71
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.
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2020
Guy Scott HAS to be the whitest name ever
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Level 54
Dec 16, 2020
I always seem to type in the subunits of the actually currency (ngwee instead of kwacha).
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Level 70
Feb 15, 2021
That’s a quiz of two halves! First ten questions are fairly straight forward, then....wow!