What Do You Know About CAPE Town History? Trivia Quiz

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Cape Town is a city in South Africa. The city is one of the oldest cities in the country and the legislative capital city of the country. How well do you know this city in South Africa, take our quiz to test your knowledge on the history of Cape Town.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What other name is Cape Town also known as? 

    • A.

      Mother City

    • B.

      Father City 

    • C.

      Golden City 

    • D.

      Ancient City 

    Correct Answer
    A. Mother City
    Explanation
    Cape Town is also known as the "Mother City" because it is the oldest city in South Africa and is considered the birthplace of European civilization in the country. The term "Mother City" is a term of endearment and reflects the historical and cultural significance of Cape Town as a major center of trade, governance, and development in South Africa.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these was not a nickname of the City? 

    • A.

      West Side 

    • B.

      East Side 

    • C.

      North Side  

    • D.

      South Side 

    Correct Answer
    A. West Side 
    Explanation
    The question asks for a nickname of the City that is not included in the given options. The options provided are East Side, West Side, North Side, and South Side. Out of these options, West Side is not a nickname of the City. Therefore, the correct answer is West Side.

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  • 3. 

    What province is the city located? 

    • A.

      Western Cape 

    • B.

      Eastern Cape 

    • C.

      Northern Cape 

    • D.

      Southern Cape 

    Correct Answer
    A. Western Cape 
    Explanation
    The city is located in the Western Cape province.

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  • 4. 

    What year was the city founded? 

    • A.

      1624

    • B.

      1635

    • C.

      1652

    • D.

      1691

    Correct Answer
    C. 1652
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1652. This means that the city was founded in the year 1652.

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  • 5. 

    When was the first municipal government formed? 

    • A.

      1843

    • B.

      1859

    • C.

      1839

    • D.

      1821

    Correct Answer
    C. 1839
    Explanation
    In 1839, the first municipal government was formed. This means that it was the first time a local government was established to manage the affairs of a specific city or town. Prior to this, there may have been other forms of local governance, but the concept of a municipal government as we understand it today was introduced in 1839.

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  • 6. 

    What language is majorly used in the city? 

    • A.

      English 

    • B.

      Xhosa 

    • C.

      African 

    • D.

      Bandu

    Correct Answer
    A. English 
    Explanation
    English is the majorly used language in the city. This can be inferred from the fact that English is listed as one of the options alongside other languages. If English was not widely spoken in the city, it would not have been included as an option.

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  • 7. 

    Why is the city called the legislative capital? The _______ sits in the city

    • A.

      House of Common 

    • B.

      House of Lords 

    • C.

      Senate 

    • D.

      Parliament 

    Correct Answer
    D. Parliament 
    Explanation
    The city is called the legislative capital because the Parliament sits in the city. The Parliament is the legislative body of the government and is responsible for making laws and decisions. Therefore, the city is given this title as it is the location where the legislative power is concentrated. The Parliament consists of different chambers such as the House of Commons and the House of Lords, which work together to form the legislative branch of the government.

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  • 8. 

    What year was the city named the world design capital? 

    • A.

      2011

    • B.

      2014

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    B. 2014
    Explanation
    In 2014, the city was named the world design capital. This suggests that in that particular year, the city was recognized and celebrated for its design achievements and contributions on a global scale. The designation of world design capital indicates that the city demonstrated excellence in areas such as architecture, urban planning, innovation, and creativity, making it a leader in the field of design.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following bay shore is the city situated? 

    • A.

      Rush Bay 

    • B.

      Table Ray 

    • C.

      Bar Bay 

    • D.

      Gold Bay 

    Correct Answer
    B. Table Ray 
  • 10. 

    Which of these was instrumental in the creation of the city? 

    • A.

      Durham Northern India Company

    • B.

      Dutch Northern India Company

    • C.

      Durham East India Company 

    • D.

      Dutch East India Company  

    Correct Answer
    D. Dutch East India Company  
    Explanation
    The Dutch East India Company was instrumental in the creation of the city. The Dutch East India Company was a trading company established in the 17th century and played a major role in the colonization and development of various regions, including India. They established trading posts and settlements, which eventually grew into cities. Therefore, it can be inferred that the Dutch East India Company played a significant role in the creation of the city in question.

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