History of Ethiopia Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Ethiopia?
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What popular crop has its origins in Ethiopia?
Coffee
What famous female fossil of Australopithecus was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974?
Lucy
Who was Emperor of Ethiopia between 1930–1975?
Haile Selassie
What religion was influenced by Ethiopianism, and promoted by Marcus Garvey?
Rastafari
What Olympic event did Abebe Bikila win in 1960 and 1964 while not wearing shoes?
Marathon
What "ism" was the state ideology of Ethiopia between 1987–1991?
Communism
What nearby country once unsuccessfully tried to invade Ethiopia in 1876?
Egypt
What country invaded Ethiopia in 1936?
Italy
What country invaded Ethiopia in 1977?
Somalia
What city in Ethiopia was the center of an empire that lasted from 100–940?
Aksum
There is a myth saying that that city's Queen of Sheba had a son with what Israeli king?
King Solomon
What religious group were expelled from Ethiopia in the 1620s?
Roman Catholics
What prize did the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed win in 2019?
Nobel Peace Prize
Ethiopia was one of the two African countries not to be colonized by the Europeans.
Which was the other one?
Liberia
What was Ethiopia formerly known as?
Abyssinia
What series of concerts were held in the U.S. and the U.K. to raise money to relieve
the 1983-1985 Ethiopian famine?
Live Aid
What animal was formerly depicted on the Ethiopian flag?
Lion of Judah
What country gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
Eritrea
What ancient religious artifact does Ethiopian Tewahedo Church claim to possess?
Ark of the Covenant
What was founded by Emperor Menelik II in 1887, and named it "New Flower"?
Addis Ababa
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