Africa is the second largest continent on Earth, and this large expanse of land is full of cultural diversity and tragic history. It’s even so far as to say that human history is thought to have started in Africa! The continent is full of superlatives that span mountains, deserts, rivers, and animals alike. Today, the continent is home to rural tribes whose customs have remained unchanged for thousands of years as well as some of the fastest developing cities on the planet.
In this quiz, we found 20 questions about Africa and these are just a hint of how incredible Africa really is. Are you up for the challenge?
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20 Questions: Fun Facts About Africa
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What language is most widely spoken in the African continent?
Identify ALL the countries on the list that are in Africa.
Africa is home to over what percentage of the world’s animal species?
Identify ALL the applicable answers below that are found in Africa.
It is estimated that the total number of indigenous languages spoken in Africa is between 1,500 and 2,000, and Nigeria alone has over 500 languages. One country has made 16 of them official languages. What African country is it?
What African country is most predominantly known for its history as one of the world’s earliest civilizations marked by amazing archaeological ruins such as pyramids?
Match the ancient ruins to the country that they are in.
- South Africa
Over one-third of the African continent is covered by desert! How many deserts span across the continent?
Lake Victoria is the second-largest lake in the world and is approximately 400,000 years old. What in what three countries is the lake in?
What is the largest African country by size?
What African animal kills the most people per year more than lions, great white sharks, and crocodiles combined?
There are only 9 miles of water separating Spain from Morocco (or separating Europe from Africa). What is this famous waterway called?
There is a popular tourist attraction in South Africa where visitors can sit inside a 6,000 year old hollowed out Baobab tree! What do visitors come to the tree to partake in?
Just as India has Bollywood and the United States has Hollywood, Nigeria has a filmmaking industry. What is it called?
What is the second deadliest worldwide conflict, subsequent only to World War II, with 5.4 million people perishing in almost five years?
What are some houses in Tunisia made from? Hint: the locals believe that these creatures have supernatural powers and will protect against evil spirits.
True or False? The richest person of all-time is said to be a 14th-century African emperor named Mansa Musa.
True or False? Africa is the source of the world’s longest river.
True or False? You can find penguins in Africa.
True or False? Africa is a country and a continent.
More About Africa
Need to study more? We’ve got several answers to the quiz – plus much more – in our facts about Africa post.