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A Tale of Two Congos

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A Tale of Two Congos game quiz
""It was the best of times; it was the worst of times". Sadly, for Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the latter more often has been true. Let's explore the history of these two nations."

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1. A long time ago, on a continent far, far away (unless you live there), an indigenous population lived in the countries now known as the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By what name are these diminutive people known?
    Masai
    Hobbits
    Zulus
    Pygmies


2. The indigenous population of the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo was displaced by a wave of people, believed to have migrated from the area of present day Nigeria. What general term is given to these people who inhabit the largest part of Sub-Saharan Africa?
    Elois
    Moors
    Bantus
    Khoisans


3. The area now known as the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo was first explored and somewhat colonized by Europeans in the 15th century. Which country, known for converting native populations to Roman Catholicism, was the first to establish a presence in the area?
    England
    Netherlands
    Portugal
    Germany


4. In the 1800s, much of the interior area surrounding the Congo River was explored by Europeans for the first time. Which journalist, credited with uttering the famous words, "Doctor Livingstone, I presume", led the expeditions?
    Richard Francis Burton
    Cecil Rhodes
    John Speke
    Henry Morton Stanley


5. In 1884, representatives from the major world powers met in Germany for an extensive forum. What was the main purpose of the Berlin Conference (a.k.a. Congo Conference)?
    To address elephant and llama stampedes in Africa
    To establish official languages for the countries
    To divide Africa up amongst the European powers
    To map climate conditions on the continent of Africa


6. Which two neighboring countries had colonial control over the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, respectively, into the 20th century?
    Germany and England
    France and Belgium
    Portugal and Austria
    Italy and Spain


7. Who were the Republic of the Congo's Andre Matsoua and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Patrice Lumumba ?
    Native governor-generals who supported colonialism
    Nationalist leaders who died under mysterious circumstances
    Congolese who were elected to parliaments in Europe
    Congolese who served as ambassadors to Arizona


8. In which swinging decade did the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo obtain their independence from their respective colonial overlords?
    1950s
    1960s
    1980s
    1990s


9. In the early 1990s, changes in the world political scene also affected the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. What changes occurred in these countries, at least on paper?
    Adoption of democracy
    Consolidation into one nation
    Return to colonial control
    Conversion to Communism


10. Unfortunately, armed conflicts continued to be waged in the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo into the 21st century. Which nearby countries sent troops into both nations in the late 1990s/early 2000s?
    Egypt, Algeria, Somalia and Ethiopia
    The U.K., the U.S., Australia and Canada
    Italy, Germany, Belgium and France
    Angola, Namibia, Uganda and Rwanda


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Compiled Jun 28 12