South Africa General Knowledge: Quiz!

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South Africa General Knowledge: Quiz!

What do you know about South Africa? Do you think this quiz would interest you? South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa, and Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. Roughly 80 percent of South Africans are of black African ancestry and divided among various ethnic groups who speak different African languages. If you want to learn more about South Africa, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did South Africa become a republic?
  • 2. 
    1)      What is the capital?
  • 3. 
    1)      Name the State Presidents from 1989 to 2009.
  • 4. 
    Who is Desmond Tutu?
  • 5. 
    What did the Truth and Reconciliation Commission do?
  • 6. 
    What happened during the Soweto Uprising on June 16th, 1976?
  • 7. 
    What was the Native Land Act about?
  • 8. 
    What is the Freedom Charter?
  • 9. 
    What did the Bantu Education Act declare?
  • 10. 
    Name 3 prominent members of Umkhonto we Sizwe.
  • 11. 
    1)      What happened in District Six in Cape Town in the 1960s?
  • 12. 
    1)      What is “Black Economic Empowerment” about?
  • 13. 
  • 14. 
    About what did prior president Thabo Mbeki and his health minister lie when they talked about a high mortality rate in SA? What were their explanations?
  • 15. 
    The two biggest cities in South Africa are Cape Town and Johannesburg; describe the main differences between them relating society!
  • 16. 
    There are differences between African and European cultural concepts; name two of them!
  • 17. 
    Since the end of apartheid many things have improved in South Africa, name some of them that come to your mind!
  • 18. 
    How many years did Mandela spend in prison?
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      29

    • D. 

      33

    • E. 

      12

  • 19. 
    What is the difference between ______ and _______ apartheid?
  • 20. 
    South Africa has nine provinces. Please name three.    
    • A. 

      Kwazulu-Natal

    • B. 

      Eastern Cape

    • C. 

      Southern Cape

    • D. 

      Free State

    • E. 

      Durban Province

  • 21. 
    When did Nelson Mandela become president?
    • A. 

      May 10th, 1994

    • B. 

      January 1st, 1995

    • C. 

      20th August, 1990

    • D. 

      December 1st, 1994

  • 22. 
    Who won the Nobel Peace Prize “together” with Nelson Mandela?
    • A. 

      Desmond Tutu

    • B. 

      Frederik Willem de Klerk

    • C. 

      Tabo Mbeki

    • D. 

      Simon Peres

    • E. 

      P.W. Botha

  • 23. 
    When was the Bantu Education Act published?
    • A. 

      1949

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1961

    • D. 

      1912

  • 24. 
    When did the National Party win power and introduce apartheid laws?
    • A. 

      1912

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1961

    • D. 

      1948

  • 25. 
    1)      What was the Native Land Act of 1913 about?
    • A. 

      Land was distributed to all races according to their number of people

    • B. 

      Divided Soth Africa into areas for Boers and Britons

    • C. 

      Devided South Africa into black and white areas