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Republic of Mali

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Republic of Mali game quiz
"This quiz is all about the large, interestingly shaped, West African nation of the Republic of Mali."

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1. Mali is the the 24th largest country in the world. It is situated in West Africa. Due to its size and odd shape, Mali is bordered by seven other nations. Which of the following is NOT a correct directional pair of neighboring nations?
    Algeria to the north and Niger to the east
    Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire to the south
    Guinea to the northeast and Morocco to the northwest
    Senegal and Mauritania to the west

2. The capital city of Mali, Bamako, is situated on the shores of a key river in the southwestern region of the nation. Which of the following facts is NOT true about Bamako?
    It has been called "the fastest growing city in Africa"
    The name derives from a Bambara word for "snake valley"
    It has been called "the sixth fastest growing city in the world"
    It has one of the largest urban centers in West Africa

3. While Mali has the Manding Mountains, which is a highland area that stretches from the nation's western border all the way to the capital city of Bamako, these mountains are only half the height of Mali's highest point. What is the highest point in Mali, standing at 1,155 meters (3,789 feet) above sea level?
    Mount Speke
    Mount Serbal
    Mount Meru
    Mount Hombori Tondo

4. Which of the following facts about Mali is NOT true?
    Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world and the average worker makes about $1.25 a day
    90% of the nation's citizens live in the southern part of the country
    Mali's largest crop export is cotton but 80% of their exports consist of gold, livestock, and other farmed crops
    During 19th century European colonization, Mali was considered to be part of the Spanish Sudan

5. Mali is home to the largest adobe/mud brick building in the world, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was rebuilt in the early 1900s to replace a building from the 13th century. What is the name of this site, which is described as one of the greatest achievements in Sudano-Sahelian architecture?
    Amphitheatre of El Jem
    Great Mosque of Djenné
    Abu Mena

6. This river has created a very large fertile inland delta through Mali and it is considered the lifeblood of the nation, as it is a great source for potable drinking water, irrigation, food, commercial transport, and general transportation. What is the name of this river, which is the third longest river in Africa?
    Answer: (One Word)

7. Less than 4% of Mali is arable land and 65% of the nation's land is either semi-desert or desert areas that are annually ravaged by the dry season's harmattan winds.

8. Mali is also home to a large change of sandstone escarpments that are considered to be some of the most geographically imposing sites in West Africa; the cliffs extend 125 miles all the way to Mali's tallest peak. What is the name of this geographical region of Mali?
    Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
    Cliffs of Bandiagara
    Gebel Barkal
    Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

9. This ancient Malian city is situated in the northern portion of the nation, just on the southern border of the Sahara Desert; tales of this city's wealth helped spur the European exploration and colonization of Africa. The city is very sunny and hot all year round, getting an average of 9.5 hours of desert sunshine every day. What is the name of this destination?

10. While the nation of Mali has lucrative natural resources in the form of diamonds, copper, gold, iron, salt, limestone, silver, zinc, and uranium, the nation has faced a considerable amount of environmental challenges and problems. In 2011, which of the following was the MOST important environmental issue in the nation of Mali?
    Soil erosion

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