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African written history starts with the rise of the Egyptians and continues with the development of numerous other societies.

Did you know that African history has been difficult to piece together due to the scarcity of written material in large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa?
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1 Mutiny of the Bounties
Just as the colonial powers scrambled to gain the bounteous riches in Africa at the end of the 19th century, their colonies scrambled for the right to steer their own ships after World War II. How much do you know about the end of empire in Africa?
Average
10 Q
Snowman
Nov 16 10
675 plays
2 A Tale of Two Congos
"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.
Average
10 Q
PDAZ
Aug 30 09
843 plays
3 Africa during the 20th Century
Let's see how much you know about Africa during the 20th century.
Tough
25 Q
colombia
Sep 30 01
2694 plays
4 African Colonies
Let's see how much you know about Africa during the colonial period. Have fun!
Tough
15 Q
colombia
Dec 19 01
3144 plays
5 The War for Biafra
On May 30, 1967, the tiny area of Biafra proclaimed its independence. The war, disease, and famine that followed rank among the worst disasters of the 20th century. See how much you know about this terrible war.
Tough
10 Q
CellarDoor
Oct 22 00
1395 plays
6 Military Coups In Africa
This is a quiz about military coups in Africa. I will give you the name of the year of the coup and the name of the coup maker. You give me the country.
Tough
20 Q
author
Jun 07 02
1980 plays
7 African Countries That No Longer Exist
This is a quiz about African countries that no longer exist as national or colonial entities. The last five questions are about countries that exist within their borders but have changed names.
Difficult
15 Q
author
Oct 26 03
1911 plays
8 The Medieval Christian Kingdoms of Nubia
This quiz is drawn primarily from the book "The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia" by Derek A. Welsby, supplemented by some internet research.
Difficult
10 Q
tnrees
May 07 09
351 plays
9 African History 101
This is a basic quiz on African history.
Tough
10 Q
schuhmacher
Nov 12 10
726 plays
10 Disputed Areas in Africa
I give you the name of two or more countries and a year. This year the two countries disputed over an area in Africa. But which? Note: In some cases land was peacefully handed over.
Difficult
25 Q
author
May 09 02
1167 plays
11 Former African Kingdoms
I will ask you some questions about former African kingdoms. I give you some information, maybe a year or a capital. You give me the name of the kingdom/empire/sheikhdom/sultanate etc.
Tough
20 Q
author
Jun 10 02
1410 plays
12 African or African't?
What achievements have Africans made - or maybe not made?
Tough
10 Q
Daikenro
Sep 29 12
408 plays
13 Timeline Express Africa 1
Test your knowledge of the African continent. From independence dates to past and present leaders and lots more!
Average
10 Q
Enzer
Jul 24 11
360 plays
14 All Around Africa in the Past
Here's a little quiz I've prepared to test your knowledge of African general history and also to share my knowledge with you! Enjoy the ride!
Average
10 Q
ganguma
Mar 27 10
561 plays
15 Timeline Express Africa 3
An exciting third edition ready to test your knowledge on Africa.
Average
10 Q
Enzer
Dec 27 11
297 plays
16 Timeline Express Africa 2
This is Part 2 of Timeline Express Africa.
Average
10 Q
Enzer
Aug 07 11
294 plays
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Last Updated Feb 15 15 2:40 AM

Some sample questions from this category:

* In 1967, the Eastern Region of what African nation declared its independence?
* The new nation -- Biafra -- was led by what man, its former military governor?
* The year before the Biafran Declaration of Independence, 1966, the government as a whole changed hands. As a result of the July 1966 military coup, what man was declared head of the new Federal Military Government?
* What ethnic group, comprising most of Biafra's population, suffered escalating violence after the military coup in July 1966?
* What country, by recognizing Biafra as an independent nation, undermined Biafra's status among other African nations and states?


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