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CultureGrams—Sub-Saharan Africa Quiz

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A woman in Madagascar digs for water in a dry riverbed. Photo by Salym Fayad.

How much do you know about the region of Sub-Saharan Africa? Test your knowledge with these tidbits from CultureGrams (if you need help, search the CultureGrams site!):

1. Which country is the world’s fourth largest island?

Comoros
Madagascar
Seychelles

2. Which country was the first African nation to host the soccer World Cup?

Nigeria
Zambia
South Africa

3. On which island nation was it tradition to gift newborns with baby giant tortoises?

Seychelles
Tanzania
Mozambique

4. Which country is home to the majority of gorillas and chimpanzees in Africa?

Gabon
Namibia
Burkina Faso

5. Which African nation is the world’s newest country?

Djibouti
South Sudan
Swaziland

6. Which nation produces more cocoa beans than any other country?

Côte d’Ivoire
Ghana
Mali

7. In which country did archeologists discover Lucy, one of the oldest hominid skeletons ever found?

Somalia
Kenya
Ethiopia

8. Freed U.S. slaves established coastal settlements in 19th century in which country?

Ghana
Liberia
South Africa

9. Which country has the largest population in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Togo
Rwanda
Nigeria

10. Which country is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the world?

Burundi
The Gambia
Swaziland

Rachel Ligairi

Rachel Ligairi

I'm a CultureGrams editor who covers the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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