Republic of the Congo Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the Republic of the Congo?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: October 25, 2020
First submittedSeptember 30, 2019
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Capital city
Brazzaville
Major city south of the above
Kinshasa
River on which they are located
Congo
The above is the world's _____ river
Deepest
Bordering major gulf
Gulf of Guinea
"ism" that was the country's official
ideology from 1969–1992
Marxism-Leninism
Name of the country during
those years
People's Republic
of the Congo
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Official language
French
Line of latitude the ROC lies on
Equator
87% of exports is this
Oil
Indigenous group of short
stature who face extreme
discrimination and slavery
Pygmies
Second most-populous city
Pointe-Noire
Ethnic group of half the population
Kongo
Staple crop also known as
manioc or yuca
Cassava
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2020
That was confusing for a minute, huh yucca?? I have got cassava in my garden? The pointy things are their staple crop?

But apparently Yuca is not a spelling error or alternate spelling (or english word) for Yucca.

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Level 74
Jul 10, 2020
V trivial but why isn't it called Kongo? Seems more appropriate, and differentiates the country a wee bit from DRC.
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2020
Because the official language is French, and that is how they spell it in France.

In Germany, it is Kongo. Also in the native languages. Repubilika ya Kôngo (Kongo)

Republíki ya Kongó (Lingala)

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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Should add cannibalism and genocide for Pygmies.
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Level 83
Oct 23, 2020
Let's not, it sounds like they're suffering enough already. ;)
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Level 84
Oct 25, 2020
I must have tried as many words as I could that would have related to river but somehow didn't think of "deepest."
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Level 72
Oct 25, 2020
That was my first guess, by process of elimination of other possible characteristics.
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Level 55
Oct 25, 2020
This quiz concerns the Republic of the Congo so why should it include a question about another country (Democratic Republic of the Congo) ?
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2020
I guess it's because the cities are as close as they are to each other. The question is still asked from ROC's perspective.
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Level 72
Oct 25, 2020
Normally, you always have a question about neighboring countries (where appropriate). That is actually missing here, and would probably have been more difficult.
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Level 70
Oct 25, 2020
I tried Congo for the ethnicity, because I had a faint idea that it was the same as the country name. Wouldn't have crossed my mind to spell it with a K. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined. I think, since it is a spelling difference due to differing languages, and since C and K are exchangable sounds in English in this instance at least, more leniency would be highly appreciated!
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Level 76
Oct 25, 2020
I even tried Congolese - nope!
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2020
But then filling in the name of the river would give you that one, too.
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Level 43
Oct 25, 2020
Why is Yuca accepted for Cassava?
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Level 56
Oct 29, 2020
I like how, for each different country, the columns are the color of the flag! That's really clever!
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2020
I tried 'Bakongo' for the ethnicity. Shouldn't this work?