How Much Do You Know About CAPE Town History? Trivia Quiz

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Capetown is a popular city in the South Africa. It is home to millions of South Africans and regarded as the oldest South African city. Though details about the earliest residents of the city is not available, Capetown is believed to have been founded about 20,000 years ago. Here is a quiz to test how much you know about it. Try it now!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many languages originated from Capetown?

    • A.

      Two languages 

    • B.

      Six languages 

    • C.

      Three languages 

    • D.

      Four languages 

    Correct Answer
    C. Three languages 
    Explanation
    Capetown is a city in South Africa that has been influenced by various cultures and languages throughout history. The three languages that originated from Capetown are Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English. Afrikaans developed from Dutch and is one of the official languages of South Africa. Xhosa is a Bantu language spoken by the Xhosa people in the Eastern Cape province. English, as a result of colonization, also became widely spoken in Capetown. These three languages have had a significant impact on the linguistic diversity of the region.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these languages did not originate from Cape Town? 

    • A.

      Xhosa 

    • B.

      English 

    • C.

      Afrikaans 

    • D.

      Zulu 

    Correct Answer
    B. English 
    Explanation
    English did not originate from Cape Town. While English is widely spoken in Cape Town and throughout South Africa, it is not a language that originated from the region. English is a Germanic language that originated in England and spread through colonization and trade. Xhosa, Afrikaans, and Zulu, on the other hand, are all indigenous languages that originated from different regions of South Africa.

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  • 3. 

    Where were the earliest known remnants in this region found? 

    • A.

      Darus cave 

    • B.

      Orange cave 

    • C.

      Peers cave 

    • D.

      Nile cave 

    Correct Answer
    C. Peers cave 
    Explanation
    Peers cave is the correct answer because it is the location where the earliest known remnants in this region were found.

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  • 4. 

    When was Cape Town discovered by a Portuguese explorer? 

    • A.

      1836

    • B.

      1488

    • C.

      1789

    • D.

      1509

    Correct Answer
    B. 1488
    Explanation
    In 1488, Cape Town was discovered by a Portuguese explorer. This marked the first European sighting of the area, as the explorer Bartholomeu Dias sailed around the Cape of Good Hope during his voyage to find a trade route to India. This discovery opened up new possibilities for trade and exploration in the region and ultimately led to the establishment of a Dutch colony at Cape Town in the 17th century.

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  • 5. 

    What explorer discovered Cape Town? 

    • A.

      Ferdinand Magellan 

    • B.

      Jeremy Pasmas 

    • C.

      David Livingstone 

    • D.

      Bartholomew Dias 

    Correct Answer
    D. Bartholomew Dias 
    Explanation
    Bartholomew Dias is the correct answer because he was the Portuguese explorer who discovered Cape Town, South Africa in 1488 during his voyage around the Cape of Good Hope.

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  • 6. 

    When was the city named "Cape of Storms"?

    • A.

      1781 

    • B.

      1429

    • C.

      1781 

    • D.

      1488

    Correct Answer
    D. 1488
    Explanation
    In 1488, the city was named "Cape of Storms".

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  • 7. 

    When was it name "Cape of Good Hope"?

    • A.

      1497

    • B.

      1398

    • C.

      1859

    • D.

      1734

    Correct Answer
    A. 1497
    Explanation
    In 1497, the Cape of Good Hope was named as such. This was the year when Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama first rounded the cape during his voyage to India. The name "Cape of Good Hope" was given to signify the hope that sailors had of finding a sea route to the lucrative spice trade in the East. The naming of the cape marked an important milestone in the history of exploration and maritime trade.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these was traded in the city in the 16th century? 

    • A.

      Tobacco 

    • B.

      Iron 

    • C.

      Gold 

    • D.

      Copper 

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold 
    Explanation
    Gold was traded in the city in the 16th century.

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  • 9. 

    When was the first Dutch sailor sent to the city? 

    • A.

      1652

    • B.

      1691

    • C.

      1749

    • D.

      1483

    Correct Answer
    A. 1652
    Explanation
    In 1652, the first Dutch sailor was sent to the city.

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  • 10. 

    When did efforts to establish the first ship workstation begin? 

    • A.

      1838

    • B.

      1652

    • C.

      1619

    • D.

      1619

    Correct Answer
    B. 1652
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1652. This means that efforts to establish the first ship workstation began in 1652.

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