D.R. Congo Country Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
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Last updated: May 14, 2020
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What is the capital of the D. R. Congo?
Kinshasa
What other national capital is located just 8 km north of the above?
Brazzaville
Put on your thinking cap ... On what river would you find these two cities?
Congo River
What is the official language of the DRC?
French
What was the former name of the DRC, from 1971 and 1997?
Zaire
Who was dictator of the country during that period?
Mobutu Sese Seko
Which European country colonized the DRC?
Belgium
What European king owned the DRC as a personal possession, badly mistreating it?
Leopold II
What is the tallest mountain in the country - named for a British explorer?
Mount Stanley
What is the largest country that borders the DRC? hint: starts with A
Angola
What generic term refers to the extremely short and heavily persecuted
tribal groups in and around the DRC?
Pygmy
What is the only country that lies on the equator and is bigger than the DRC?
Brazil
What is the only African country that is bigger than the DRC?
Algeria
What African "lingua franca" is spoken by many people in the eastern part of the country?
Swahili
What scary haemorrhagic is named for a river in the DRC?
Ebola
What lake, the second largest by volume in the world, lies between
the DRC and Tanzania?
Lake Tanganyika
What giraffe relative with stripes like a zebra is the national animal of the DRC?
hint: starts with O
Okapi
What chimpanzee relative can only be found in the DRC?
Bonobo
Which two metals, starting with C, are the two most important exports of the DRC?
Cobalt
Copper
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Level 70
May 15, 2020
Wow, I guessed it correctly, but I'm pretty surprised to hear that Mount Stanley hasn't been renamed. He was a total piece of crap even by the standards of 19th century colonialists.
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Level 57
May 15, 2020
Damn, how did I forget that French is the official language...
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Level 28
May 15, 2020
I was surprised not to see any questions about the "Rumble in the Jungle fight" between Ali and Foreman
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Level 79
May 16, 2020
Boxing can be totally forgotten...
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Level 78
May 15, 2020
Nothing about Patrice Lumumba? He's the guy in the thumbnail...
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Level 79
May 15, 2020
Yes, that surprised me too. On the other hand, people won't complain that the thumbnail gives away a question...
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Level 22
May 28, 2020
i like you thinking