South Africa: Capitals And Geography

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South Africa: Capitals And Geography - Quiz

A quiz about the provincial and national capitals of the RSA. A few questions on the geographical features of the RSA are also included.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The capital city of the Northern Cape Province is-

    • A.

      Upington

    • B.

      Vryburg

    • C.

      Kimberley

    • D.

      Douglas

    • E.

      Bloemfontein

    Correct Answer
    C. Kimberley
    Explanation
    Kimberley is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the capital city of the Northern Cape Province in South Africa. It is a major hub for diamond mining and has a rich history, including being the site of the famous Siege of Kimberley during the Anglo-Boer War. Kimberley is also known for its Victorian-era architecture and attractions such as the Big Hole, which is a popular tourist destination.

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  • 2. 

    The Kruger National Park is located in which provinces?

    • A.

      Gauteng, Northwest Province

    • B.

      Mpumalanga, Limpopo

    • C.

      Limpopo, Northwest Province

    • D.

      KwaZulu-Natal, Free State

    • E.

      KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga

    Correct Answer
    B. Mpumalanga, Limpopo
    Explanation
    The Kruger National Park is located in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

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  • 3. 

    The capital city of Gauteng is-

    • A.

      Pretoria

    • B.

      Midrand

    • C.

      Sasolburg

    • D.

      Randburg

    • E.

      Johannesburg

    Correct Answer
    E. Johannesburg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Johannesburg because it is the largest city in Gauteng and serves as the capital city of the province. Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, but Johannesburg is the economic hub and the most populous city in the province. Midrand, Sasolburg, and Randburg are all cities located in Gauteng, but they are not the capital city.

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  • 4. 

    Robben Island is situated in-

    • A.

      Table Bay

    • B.

      Saldhana Bay

    • C.

      Nelson Mandela Bay

    • D.

      False Bay

    • E.

      Mosselbay

    Correct Answer
    A. Table Bay
    Explanation
    Robben Island is situated in Table Bay. Table Bay is a natural bay on the Atlantic coastline of South Africa, near Cape Town. Robben Island is located approximately 7 kilometers off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay. It is known for its historical significance as a political prison during the apartheid era, where Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists were incarcerated.

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  • 5. 

    The capital of the Eastern Cape Province is-

    • A.

      Grahamstown

    • B.

      'Mtata

    • C.

      Port Elizabeth

    • D.

      East London

    • E.

      Bisho

    Correct Answer
    E. Bisho
    Explanation
    Bisho is the correct answer because it is the capital of the Eastern Cape Province. Grahamstown, Mtata, Port Elizabeth, and East London are all cities within the province, but Bisho is specifically designated as the capital.

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  • 6. 

    The legislative capital of South Africa is-

    • A.

      Bloemfontein

    • B.

      Cape Town

    • C.

      Pietermaritzburg

    • D.

      Mafikeng

    • E.

      Pretoria

    Correct Answer
    B. Cape Town
    Explanation
    Although Pretoria is the capital of South Africa, Cape Town is known as the legislative capital of South Africa as Parliament is situated there.

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