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Cape Town called in the Afrikaans, Kaapstad, is one of the three capitals of South Africa, actually, the legislative capital. It is the oldest city in South Africa and has lots of history. As at 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph so you can be sure cape Town is a great place to be. Ranging from a very rich culture, History, Hills, ports and capes you can't have enough of that sight. The weather is just perfect for every season. You could Read moretry out for yourself but before then try out this quiz, let's know exactly how much you know about Cape Town.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these is not a nickname of Cape Town?

    • A.

      East side

    • B.

      Tavern of the seas

    • C.

      West side

    • D.

      Mother City

    Correct Answer
    A. East side
    Explanation
    The options provided are all nicknames of Cape Town except for "East side." Cape Town is commonly referred to as the "Tavern of the seas," "West side," and "Mother City." However, "East side" is not a commonly used nickname for Cape Town.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is not a twin town of cape Town?

    • A.

      Haifa

    • B.

      Nice

    • C.

      Luanda

    • D.

      California

    Correct Answer
    D. California
    Explanation
    Cape Town is not twinned with California. Twin towns are cities or towns in different countries that have established a partnership to promote cultural and economic ties. While Cape Town may have twin towns in other parts of the world, California is not one of them.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first European to reach Cape Town?

    • A.

      Bartolomeu Dias

    • B.

      Jan Van Riebeck

    • C.

      John II of Portugal

    • D.

      Luggard Shaw

    Correct Answer
    A. Bartolomeu Dias
    Explanation
    Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to reach Cape Town. He was a Portuguese explorer who sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa, known as the Cape of Good Hope, in 1488. This expedition opened up a new route to the Indian Ocean, bypassing the treacherous and lengthy journey around the African continent. Dias' achievement paved the way for future explorers and ultimately led to the establishment of European trade routes to Asia.

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  • 4. 

    When did Jan Van  Riebeck arrive Cape Town?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1866

    • C.

      1652

    • D.

      1624

    Correct Answer
    C. 1652
    Explanation
    Jan van Riebeeck arrived in Cape Town in 1652. This marked the establishment of a Dutch colony in the region, which later became known as Cape Colony. Van Riebeeck was sent by the Dutch East India Company to establish a refreshment station for ships traveling to the Dutch East Indies. This date is significant as it marks the beginning of European settlement in South Africa and the subsequent colonization and development of the region.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name Bartolomeu Dias gave Cape Town?

    • A.

      Cape de velverde

    • B.

      Cape of sorrow

    • C.

      Cape of Storms

    • D.

      Cape of Gold

    Correct Answer
    C. Cape of Storms
    Explanation
    Bartolomeu Dias named Cape Town "Cape of Storms" because he encountered treacherous weather conditions, including strong winds and storms, when he sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. This name accurately reflects the challenging and dangerous nature of the area's weather patterns.

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  • 6. 

    Who named cape Town as Cape of Good Hope?

    • A.

      Bartolomeu Dias

    • B.

      John II of Portugal

    • C.

      Luggard Shaw

    • D.

      Jan Van Riebeck

    Correct Answer
    B. John II of Portugal
    Explanation
    John II of Portugal named Cape Town as Cape of Good Hope. Cape of Good Hope was named by John II of Portugal in 1488 when Bartolomeu Dias became the first European to sail around the cape. John II of Portugal recognized the strategic importance of the cape as a gateway to the Indian Ocean and named it Cape of Good Hope to signify the hope of finding a new trade route to the east.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these was not traded for fresh meat with the Khoikhoi?

    • A.

      Tobacco

    • B.

      Silk

    • C.

      Copper

    • D.

      Iron

    Correct Answer
    B. Silk
    Explanation
    Silk was not traded for fresh meat with the Khoikhoi. The Khoikhoi were indigenous people in southern Africa who engaged in trade with European settlers. They often traded fresh meat, such as livestock, with the Europeans in exchange for various goods. However, silk, which is a luxurious fabric, was not one of the items traded with the Khoikhoi.

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  • 8. 

    Who established the dutch cape colony?

    • A.

      John II of Portugal

    • B.

      Bartolomeu Dias

    • C.

      Jan Van Riebeck

    • D.

      Luggard Shaw

    Correct Answer
    C. Jan Van Riebeck
    Explanation
    Jan Van Riebeck is the correct answer because he is historically known as the founder of the Dutch Cape Colony. In 1652, he established a refreshment station for Dutch ships traveling to the East Indies at the Cape of Good Hope. This station eventually grew into a permanent settlement and laid the foundation for the Dutch Cape Colony, which played a significant role in the colonization and development of South Africa.

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  • 9. 

    Which political party is currently ruling in Cape Town?

    • A.

      DA

    • B.

      BAA

    • C.

      SAPP

    • D.

      GNDC

    Correct Answer
    A. DA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DA, which stands for Democratic Alliance. The Democratic Alliance is currently ruling in Cape Town.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these sports is not prominent in Cape Town?

    • A.

      Cricket

    • B.

      Association Football

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Rugby

    Correct Answer
    C. Basketball
    Explanation
    Basketball is not prominent in Cape Town. This means that basketball is not widely played or followed in Cape Town compared to the other sports mentioned. The prominence of a sport in a specific location refers to its popularity, participation, and fan base. In Cape Town, cricket, association football (soccer), and rugby are more prominent and have a larger following and participation compared to basketball.

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