What Do You Know About Africans?

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The inhabitants of the continent of Africa are perhaps the most misunderstood people on earth. Not only do they have a very tragic history (especially when they met with other people), but they also know a lot of lacking when it comes to basic development (like school, hospitals, housing, and many other infrastructures). Other than that, it has been blessed with a lot of minerals, and of course,some beautiful and unique people. So, how well do you know Africans? Can you answer the most basic questions about them? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which Europeans are credited for having been the first ones to enter into contact with Western Africans?

    • A.

      The Dutch

    • B.

      The Portuguese

    • C.

      The British

    • D.

      The French

    Correct Answer
    B. The Portuguese
    Explanation
    The Portuguese are credited for having been the first Europeans to enter into contact with Western Africans. This is because in the 15th century, Portuguese explorers such as Prince Henry the Navigator and Bartolomeu Dias began exploring the African coast, establishing trade routes and colonies along the way. They were the first to establish direct contact with the African kingdoms and played a significant role in the early exploration and colonization of Africa.

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  • 2. 

    Which Dialectical group is said to inhabit most of sub-Saharan Africa?

    • A.

      The Hutus

    • B.

      The Bantus

    • C.

      The Kongos

    • D.

      The Zulus

    Correct Answer
    B. The Bantus
    Explanation
    The Bantus are said to inhabit most of sub-Saharan Africa. The Bantu people are a group of ethnic and linguistic communities that spread across a large portion of Africa, from Nigeria to Kenya and from South Africa to Angola. They are known for their agricultural practices, ironworking skills, and their migration and settlement patterns. The Bantus have had a significant impact on the cultural and linguistic diversity of sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • 3. 

    Which Great South African King and leader was said to have conquered most of recent day Kwa-Zulu Natal?

    • A.

      King Dlamini

    • B.

      Shaka Zulu

    • C.

      Jacob Zuma

    • D.

      King Mothepe

    Correct Answer
    B. Shaka Zulu
    Explanation
    Shaka Zulu is the correct answer because he was a powerful and influential leader who is known for his military prowess and his conquests in what is now known as Kwa-Zulu Natal. He established the Zulu Kingdom and expanded its territory through warfare and strategic alliances, making him one of the most successful and well-known leaders in South African history. King Dlamini, Jacob Zuma, and King Mothepe are not associated with the conquest of Kwa-Zulu Natal, making them incorrect answers.

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  • 4. 

    Which Gabonese King gave access to Gabon's mainland to the French, during the 19th Century

    • A.

      King Rapotchombo

    • B.

      Kind Adonis

    • C.

      King Quaben

    • D.

      King Glass

    Correct Answer
    A. King Rapotchombo
    Explanation
    King Rapotchombo is the correct answer because during the 19th century, he gave access to Gabon's mainland to the French. This suggests that King Rapotchombo played a significant role in the colonial history of Gabon and had a diplomatic relationship with the French, allowing them to establish a presence on Gabon's mainland.

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  • 5. 

    Where did Makeda also known as the Queen of Sheba of Ethiopia, originally come from?

    • A.

      Sudan

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      Yemen

    • D.

      The Levant

    Correct Answer
    C. Yemen
    Explanation
    Makeda, also known as the Queen of Sheba, originally came from Yemen. This is supported by historical and biblical accounts, which mention her as the queen of the kingdom of Sheba, believed to be located in present-day Yemen. The story of her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem further strengthens the connection between Makeda and Yemen.

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  • 6. 

    When did the white populations start arriving in South Africa?

    • A.

      In the 17th Century

    • B.

      In the 18th Century

    • C.

      In the 16th Century

    • D.

      In the 15th Century

    Correct Answer
    A. In the 17th Century
    Explanation
    In the 17th Century, the white populations started arriving in South Africa. This is significant because it marks the beginning of European colonization in the region. The Dutch East India Company established a supply station at Cape of Good Hope in 1652, which attracted European settlers. This eventually led to the establishment of Dutch and British colonies, shaping the demographic and cultural landscape of South Africa.

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  • 7. 

    In how many African countries can you find the Yoruba tribe?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The Yoruba tribe can be found in three African countries.

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  • 8. 

    What's the former name of the country now known as Benin?

    • A.

      Ubini

    • B.

      Dahomey

    • C.

      Ibadan

    • D.

      The Gold Coast

    Correct Answer
    B. Dahomey
    Explanation
    Dahomey is the former name of the country now known as Benin. It was a West African kingdom that existed from the early 17th century until 1900 when it was colonized by France. Dahomey was known for its powerful military and slave trade. In 1975, the country changed its name to the Republic of Benin to signify a break from its colonial past and to embrace its African identity.

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  • 9. 

    What is the most populous country in Africa?

    • A.

      Nigeria

    • B.

      Algeria

    • C.

      Maghreb

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With a population of over 200 million people, it surpasses other countries in terms of population size. This can be attributed to factors such as high birth rates, urbanization, and migration patterns. Nigeria's large population has significant implications for its economy, social development, and political landscape.

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  • 10. 

    What are Northern Africans called?

    • A.

      White Africans

    • B.

      Arabs

    • C.

      Maghrebians

    • D.

      Fulanis

    Correct Answer
    C. Maghrebians
    Explanation
    Maghrebians refers to people from the Maghreb region of Northern Africa, which includes countries like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania. This term is used to specifically identify the indigenous population of these countries, who have a distinct cultural and historical background. The term "Arabs" would not be a suitable answer as not all Northern Africans are Arab, and "White Africans" is a broad term that can include people from various regions in Africa. Fulanis, on the other hand, are an ethnic group primarily found in West Africa and not specific to Northern Africa.

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