Zimbabwe Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Zimbabwe?
Also see these more difficult versions: 1 and 2
Quiz by skiesboy
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Last updated: May 21, 2020
First submittedNovember 2, 2016
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Capital city
Harare
Former colonial power
United Kingdom
Dictator of Zimbabwe from 1980–2017 who ruled until age 93
Robert Mugabe
Countries bordering Zimbabwe
Botswana
Mozambique
South Africa
Zambia
Former name of Zimbabwe
Southern Rhodesia
Zimbabwe has sixteen of these, more than any country except Bolivia
Official Languages
In 2009, due to hyperinflation, Zimbabwe printed banknotes with
an astounding face value of ...
$100 Trillion
Ancient city built in the 11th century, abandoned in the 15th
Great Zimbabwe
River that forms the border in the north
Zambezi
Large waterfall on that river
Victoria Falls
River that forms the border in the south
Limpopo
Most of Zimbabwe consists of this grassland ecosystem (starts with S)
Savannah
Group of people that represented 4.5% of Zimbabwe's population
in 1975 but today is less than 0.2%
Whites
National symbol
Zimbabwe Bird
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Level 40
Nov 2, 2016
I want one for every African country, why not every country!!
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Level 65
Nov 3, 2016
I'll see what I can do about every African country, it's work in progress and I have added several in the past couple of days. As for every country, there are others who have added Country Quizes from other parts of the world, in fact it was from them that I got the idea.
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Level 71
May 21, 2020
I have $10 billion Zimbabwe dollars. The value of the paper might be worth more than the note was worth when it became void.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
Probably! The $100 trillion notes are going for 70 USD on Ebay. I was thinking about buying one. It's kind of a fun collectors item.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2020
Interesting story about this: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/may/14/zimbabwe-trillion-dollar-note-hyerinflation-investment
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Level 80
May 21, 2020
Wikipedia: "Second to Bolivia is India with 23 official languages . . ."
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
I think it's only Hindi and English. Also, since you're level 79, consider joining JetPunk Premium?
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Level 65
May 22, 2020
The quizmaster is right in this. The Constitution of India has an official language (Hindi) a co-official language (English). The other 23 languages (or whatever they are up to) are schedule 8 of the Constitution. I'll be happy to explain further if you want, but I'd prefer not to bore you.
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Level 31
Sep 13, 2020
Some people can afford it *me sitting in a a corner*
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Level 50
Sep 13, 2020
@Quizmaster lol
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Level 81
May 23, 2020
I tried every type of bird I could think of, and finally in desperation, typed "Bird". Imagine my shock when that was right!
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Level 67
May 28, 2020
Hah I can imagine, I had something like that the other day.
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Level 38
Jun 17, 2020
Yes. How unimaginative can you get. I was looking at the flag, going "what is that thing?" I even typed in sphinx. But no. Bird. Duh.
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2020
I even have a statue of this on my bookshelf that a friend brought me from Zimbabwe, and I always assumed it was a fish eagle. Never occurred to me to try "bird".
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Level 65
Jul 18, 2020
There is a debate what bird it is, but fish eagle seems to be a common guess.
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Level 80
Sep 13, 2020
I did the same thing. Cock... no.. Hen.. no.. Rooster.. no.. Eagle.. no.. Hawk.. Wren.. Jay... Crane... Ibis... Sparrow... Peacock... Fowl... Turkey... Loon... Tit... Booby... Raptor... Vulture... Condor... Pheasant... uh.. bird?? L I B...
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Level 82
Jul 17, 2020
Nice quiz. Thanks for including links to more difficult versions, too!
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Level 65
Jul 18, 2020
That's thanks to the quizmaster, I hope that you enjoy them.
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Level 52
Sep 13, 2020
ahhh Mugabe's Zimbabwe. they committed a genocide against the european population but no one cared..
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Level 69
Sep 13, 2020
You must be joking.
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Level 55
Sep 14, 2020
It's true same is happening now in South Africa.
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Level 69
Sep 14, 2020
It's not true in either case. You might be confusing (any of the acceptable definitions of) genocide with uneven forms of discrimination that generally allow White minorities to keep the preponderance of economic power while partially disabling their political power - both built up during decades (Zimbabwe) or centuries (South Africa) of brutal, racist, colonial rule. Common mistake.
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2020
For the banknote one I tried a few words like million, billion, then just typed "1" and kept adding zeroes... It took longer than I expected to get it, crikey.