Thursday, December 13, 2007

What is Your Africa IQ?

**These questions were taken from the December 2007 issue of Ebony Magazine**

(Answers are at the bottom)

A. What 2006 Academy Award-winning movie became the first mainstream motion picture to be filmed entirely on location in Uganda?
  1. Blood Diamond
  2. Babel
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean
  4. The Last King of Scotland
B. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first democratically elected female president of what African country?
  1. South Africa
  2. Botswana
  3. Mozambique
  4. Liberia
C. What Africa country is completely surrounded by South Africa?
  1. Zimbabwe
  2. Namibia
  3. Lesotho
  4. Angola
D. What African country was founded by African Americans?
  1. Congo
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Niger
  4. Liberia
E. How much money did South African singer Solomon Linda make from creating "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the hit song featured in Disney's hit The Lion King?
  1. 10 shillings
  2. $5,000
  3. Zero
  4. $2.3 million, plus rights for all future Broadway productions of The Lion King
F. Which of these cities is not in Africa?
  1. Cairo
  2. Dar Es Salaam
  3. Tripoli
  4. Pretoria
  5. Mumbai
G. Mount Kilamanjaro is in what African country?
  1. Tanzania
  2. Kenya
  3. Uganda
  4. Ghana
H. What is the largest country in Africa?
  1. Egypt
  2. South Africa
  3. Sudan
  4. Nigeria
I. Which of the following countries is an island?
  1. Ivory Coast
  2. Madagascar
  3. Cameroon
  4. Libya
J. Darfur is the site of a brutal civil war that has claimed more than a million lives. But where in Africa is Darfur?
  1. Rwanda
  2. Sudan
  3. Congo
  4. Uganda
K. Haile Selassie, the father of Rastafarians, was from what country?
  1. Jamaica
  2. Somalia
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Egypt
L. To which country did Roots author Alex Haley trace his African ancestry?
  1. Ghana
  2. South Africa
  3. Gambia
  4. Ivory Coast
A. The Last King of Scotland
B. Liberia. She was elected in 2005
C. Lesotho
D. Liberia
E. Linda wrote the 1939 song, originally titled "Mbube" (or lion in Zulu) and licensed it for 10 shillings to a South African label. He died in 1962, his family poor and destitute. But the Linda family launched a copyright lawsuit and in 2006 won $1.6 million in royalities.
F. Mumbai is in India
G. Tanzania
H. Sudan
I. Madagascar
J. Sudan
K. Ethiopia
L. Gambia


Anonymous said...

10 of 12


Anonymous said...

I got 10/12...although the one about where Mt. Kilimanjaro (sp.) is might be considered to be debateable...Seems like folk in Kenya (the Masai tribe) claim it as Kenya...but maybe that's just some folk...the ones I've spoken to who are from Kenya :-)

The other was the Alex Haley question...

this is tia :-)

Anonymous said...

10/12 Got the Lion King song wrong (I thought Zero) and the Alex Haley question. Good quiz!

Anonymous said...

I got 11/12. I got the Mt. Kilimanjaro question wrong. I thought it was in Kenya.