Uganda Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Uganda?
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Last updated: August 14, 2020
First submittedMarch 28, 2019
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Capital city
Kampala
Official languages
English
Swahili
Currency (a former British coin)
Shilling
Largest export (a bean)
Coffee
Tallest mountain, named for a
British explorer
Mt. Stanley
Infamous dictator known as
"The Butcher of Uganda"
Idi Amin
In 1976, commandos from this country
rescued passengers from a hijacked plane
that landed at Entebbe airport
Israel
Much of Uganda's territory is occupied
by this African Great Lake
Lake Victoria
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Countries which border Uganda
D. R. Congo
Kenya
Rwanda
South Sudan
Tanzania
Infamous terrorist group which
uses child soldiers
Lord's Resistance
Army
Leader of that group
Joseph Kony
Bird that appears on the flag
Grey Crowned
Crane
Median age of Uganda citizens
to the nearest year
16
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Level 62
May 27, 2020
Wow!! I cannot believe that this quiz got featured! After having account on this website for three years, I never would've dreamt that I would get a quiz featured on here! Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this journey! =)
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Level 72
May 16, 2020
nice! I suggest adding a couple more lakes as answers and Nile as answer (source in Jinja)
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Level 62
Aug 4, 2020
Thank you! Big fan of your quizzes Scambigol! I'll keep that in mind! =) I'm relatively new to featured quizzes so I'll keep these suggestions in mind and let Quizmaster help out as well with making recommended changes.
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Level 67
May 24, 2020
Pretty sure "median" is used here, that is 16 for Uganda (would be a coincidence if it was the same), median means the middle of a dataset. In everyday speech with average people mean, well "mean", adding everything up and then diving by the number of used items.

example, say in this small group of people these are the ages. 1,2,3,4,78,86,92. People wouldn't say the average age is 4 of that group, they would say the average is 38. 4 in this case is the median and 38 is the mean.

(it gives a very different view of the same group)
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Level 62
May 27, 2020
You're right! The source I was following was https://www.statista.com/statistics/447643/average-age-of-the-population-in-uganda/ I completely overlooked the word "median" in the top. Thank you! =)
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Level 51
Jun 18, 2020
Congratulations on the feature (and it's a good one)! ;)
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Level 62
Jun 22, 2020
Thank you! =)
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Level 61
Jul 21, 2020
I did not now crane, thanks for letting m learn something. There were others too !
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Level 80
Aug 1, 2020
I didn't know that, either, but given the flag is the thumbnail wasn't too hard to guess.
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Level 70
Aug 1, 2020
I checked it out because of the question and it looks like it's the most commonly accepted name, but in Uganda itself, I think it's generally called a crested crane.
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Level 83
Aug 1, 2020
Gah. Spelled shilling wrong. Thought there was a 'c' in there somewhere.
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Level 74
Aug 11, 2020
Same here. Tried "schilling".
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Level 56
Aug 1, 2020
Fine quiz, I would say though I don’t think the former british coin thing is necessary as part of the currency clue. Also I would’t have anything with easily guessable numbers. It’s pretty easy in under 10 seconds to just rattle of a bunch of logical guesses
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Level 65
Aug 1, 2020
But that's a striking piece of information. If it were just something like "how many stripes are on Uganda's flag?" I'd agree with you, but the fact that the median age in Uganda is 16 is crazy. So even if it's relatively easy to guess, it's a good piece of information to learn by taking the quiz.
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Level 61
Aug 1, 2020
Dada should be accepted for Idi Amin Dada
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Level 62
Aug 1, 2020
This should also be accepted: "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, CBE, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular"
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Level 62
Aug 3, 2020
You made me spit out my water xD
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Level 65
Aug 1, 2020
You could add questions about Netanyahu (Entebbe raid), Milton Obote (Idi Amin's predecessor), the marathon (Stephen Kiprotich), maybe even something about John Sentamu; I don't know many other Ugandans.
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Level 73
Aug 1, 2020
Isaac Nabwana, who makes action masterpieces like this in the slums of Kampala on almost no budget and with the help of a self-built computer, deserves a mention.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2020
When I got to the question about the terrorist group leader, I got stuck thinking of Captain Alex and couldn't get it out of my head! If you haven't seen it or heard of it, google Who Killed Captain Alex?, Uganda's first action move produced on a budget of less than $200.
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2020
Small nitpick for the question "Median age of Uganda citizens to the nearest year": A median age is always a whole number of years, since we don't normally measure people's ages in fractions of a year. So it isn't necessary to say "to the nearest year". It's only if you took the average age that you would need to round that number. For example, if you had to find the median age of three people aged 20, 25, and 50, then the median would be 25, without a need to round. Only if you had to find the average age, which is 31.666, would you need to round to the nearest year.
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Level 35
Oct 20, 2020
Mistah Pepe Julian Onzeima should be mentioned because he is gae.