So You Know Everything About South Africa

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So You Know Everything About South Africa - Quiz

South Africa is undoubtedly the most known African country by non-Africans. This can be due to the anti-apartheid struggle, its history, development or the amazing wildlife found there. Do you believe you know all there is to know about this great country? Take the test below and see for yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where is located the Republic of South Africa ?

    • A.

      In the north of the African continent

    • B.

      In the south of the American continent

    • C.

      In the south of the African continent

    Correct Answer
    C. In the south of the African continent
    Explanation
    The Republic of South Africa is located in the southern part of the African continent.

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  • 2. 

    What ocean bordered the South Africa ?

    • A.

      The Atlantic Ocean

    • B.

      The Pacific Ocean 

    • C.

      The Indian Ocean

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Atlantic Ocean
    C. The Indian Ocean
    Explanation
    South Africa is bordered by two oceans, the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast and the Indian Ocean on the east coast. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the west of South Africa, while the Indian Ocean lies to the east. Both oceans have a significant impact on the climate, biodiversity, and economic activities of the country.

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  • 3. 

    What is the capital of South Africa ?

    • A.

      Cape Town

    • B.

      Pretoria

    • C.

      Johannesburg

    Correct Answer
    B. Pretoria
    Explanation
    Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. While Cape Town is the legislative capital and Johannesburg is the largest city, Pretoria serves as the executive and administrative center of the country. It is home to the Union Buildings, which house the offices of the President and other government officials. Pretoria is also known for its beautiful jacaranda trees and historical landmarks, making it an important city in South Africa.

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  • 4. 

    How many officials languages are in South Africa ?  

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      11

    Correct Answer
    C. 11
    Explanation
    South Africa has 11 official languages. This is because the country is diverse and multilingual, with various ethnic groups and cultures. The official languages include Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. Having multiple official languages helps to promote inclusivity and ensure that all citizens can access government services and participate in public life in their preferred language.

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  • 5. 

    In which year was Nelson Mandela elected president ?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    A. 1994
    Explanation
    Nelson Mandela was elected president in 1994. This was the year when South Africa held its first democratic elections, marking the end of the apartheid era. Mandela, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress (ANC), became the country's first black president after spending 27 years in prison. His election symbolized a significant milestone in South Africa's history, as it represented the triumph of democracy and the beginning of a new era of equality and reconciliation.

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  • 6. 

    What are the nationality of Invictus ?

    • A.

      African

    • B.

      American

    • C.

      European

    Correct Answer
    B. American
    Explanation
    The nationality of Invictus is American because the question is asking for the nationality of Invictus, and out of the given options, American is the only nationality mentioned.

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  • 7. 

    In which year released Invictus ?

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      2009

    Correct Answer
    C. 2009
    Explanation
    Invictus was released in 2009.

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  • 8. 

    Who play Nelson Mandela in the movie ?

    • A.

      Clint Eastwood

    • B.

      Morgan Freeman

    • C.

      Matt Damon

    Correct Answer
    B. Morgan Freeman
    Explanation
    Morgan Freeman played Nelson Mandela in the movie.

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  • 9. 

    How many years Nelson Mandela spend in prison ?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      27 years

    • C.

      13 years

    Correct Answer
    B. 27 years
    Explanation
    Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. This is a well-known fact about his life. During his time in prison, Mandela became a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and his imprisonment became a rallying cry for activists around the world. Mandela was eventually released in 1990 and went on to become the first black president of South Africa, playing a crucial role in ending apartheid and promoting reconciliation in the country.

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  • 10. 

    What's the name of the rugby team of South Africa ?

    • A.

      The Springboks

    • B.

      The All blacks

    • C.

      The Wallabies

    Correct Answer
    A. The Springboks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Springboks. The Springboks is the name of the rugby team of South Africa. They are known for their green and gold jerseys and have a rich history in the sport.

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  • 11. 

    What is the name of the captain of the rugby team of South Africa in 1995 ?

    • A.

      Francois Pienaar

    • B.

      William Ernest Henley

    • C.

      Frederik Willim de Klerk

    Correct Answer
    A. Francois Pienaar
    Explanation
    Francois Pienaar is the correct answer because he was the captain of the rugby team of South Africa in 1995. He led the team to victory in the Rugby World Cup that year, which was a significant moment in South African history.

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  • 12. 

    In which year was Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Price ?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1993

    Correct Answer
    C. 1993
    Explanation
    Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his efforts in dismantling apartheid and promoting racial equality in South Africa. Mandela's leadership and advocacy for peaceful resolution of conflicts made him a symbol of hope and inspiration worldwide. The award recognized his significant contribution to peace and reconciliation, paving the way for a democratic South Africa.

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