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20th Century Great South Africans

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20th Century Great South Africans game quiz
"Of course South Africa has had pre-20th century greats, think of Shaka Zulu, Dick King and Wolraad Woltemade... But this one covers the 1900s, where I have spent most of my life growing up, thus far at least..."

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1. Born Nelson Rolihlala Mandela in 1918, this inspirational world-leader spent 27 years in jail as part of his stance against apartheid. What is his nick-name among South Africans?
    Nkosi
    Madiba
    Mandela
    Mahala


2. Who was the South African born and bred physicist who co-received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for his research and development of the CAT Scanner?
    Mark McCormack
    Alan Cormack
    Alan Marcus
    Mark Alan


3. This man was an early leader of the ANC and also the first South African to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Bishop Desmond Tutu
    President Nelson Mandela
    Chief Albert Lutuli
    President F.W. de Klerk


4. Who was the South African photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for photographing a starving child and a vulture in Sudan in 1994.
    Ken Oosterbroek
    David Goldbladt
    John Kaplan
    Kevin Carter


5. This person became only the second author ever to win the Man Booker Prize twice and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
    Chinua Achebe
    Doris Lessing
    JM Coetzee
    Nadine Gordimer


6. She was the barefoot long distance athlete that broke various world records before her 20th birthday and caused uproar at the 1984 Olympics after a run-in with American Mary Decker-Slaney. Taxis (cabs)in SA are named after her.
    Zola Rose
    Zola Price
    Zola Budd
    Zola Bluhm


7. What or who is N!xau?
    The Khoisan (bushman) word for 'good morning!'
    A Khoisan (bushman) actor who played the lead in the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy"
    A Khoisan (bushman) exclamation at seeing something for the first time
    The new motto of South Africa, meaning 'We are one!'


8. She became world-famous in the 1960s with Harry Belafonte, doing "The Click Song" and "Pata Pata". She was also known as "Mama Africa".
    Miriam Makeba
    Dorothy Masuka
    Thandie Klaasen
    Dolly Rathebe


9. What is the national rugby team of SA called who has won the Web Ellis Trophy (World Cup) in 1995 and again in 2007?
    The Cheetahs
    Bafana Bafana
    The Springboks
    The Proteas


10. Which South African actress starred in films such as "Schindler's List", "Mansfield Park" and "Junebug"?
    Thandie Newton
    Charlize Theron
    Embeth Davidtz
    Alice Krige


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Compiled Apr 04 13