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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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photo quiz  The 17th Century: Meanwhile in Africa Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Aug 25 17

In the 17th century, Europeans set out to explore and exploit resources around the globe, writing history along the way. Meanwhile, life went on in Africa. What was happening there? (For speed, you can cut to the last sentence of each question.)
nannywoo gold member
Aug 25 17
264 plays
trivia quiz  Mutiny of the Bounties cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Nov 16 10

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?
Snowman gold member
825 plays
match quiz  Who's Who: Living in the Sahara Desert cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 24 18

Throughout the centuries there have been many groups who have found a way to live in the Sahara Desert. Let's see if you can identify the groups of people, both past and present, from the clues given.
ponycargirl editor
Jan 24 18
150 plays
trivia quiz  A Tale of Two Congos cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Aug 30 09

"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.
PDAZ gold member
1038 plays
trivia quiz  African Independence Explosion: 1960 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 29 16

More than 15 African nations became independent in 1960. Here are 10 of them.
shvdotr gold member
270 plays
trivia quiz  Africa's Independence Decade -- The 1960s cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jul 08 16

Seventeen African nations gained their independence in 1960, and 15 more over the rest of the decade. Here are ten that gained their freedom between 1961 and 1968. Have fun!
shvdotr gold member
249 plays
match quiz  Tales of African Kingdoms cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 10 17

The continent of Africa has been the site of the rise and fall of many kingdoms during its long history. Can you identify the kingdoms based on the clues given?
ponycargirl editor
Aug 10 17
147 plays
trivia quiz  African Colonies 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, colombia, Dec 19 01

Let's see how much you know about Africa during the colonial period. Have fun!
3270 plays
trivia quiz  Africa during the 20th Century 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, colombia, Sep 30 01

Let's see how much you know about Africa during the 20th century.
2835 plays
trivia quiz  Military Coups In Africa 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Jun 07 02

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.
2070 plays
trivia quiz  Bus Ride Day 196: South Sudan 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, austinnene, Nov 25 15

South Sudan became a country in 2011. How much do you know about this newcomer to the international community?
austinnene gold member
174 plays
trivia quiz  Early African History Primer 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 04 16

It looks like we need more quizzes for African History. Here are some basic questions on early Africa. For the most part, this quiz tries to adhere to the most accepted interpretations of that continent's fascinating history. Have fun!
shvdotr gold member
177 plays
trivia quiz  The War for Biafra 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 22 00

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.
CellarDoor gold member
1461 plays
trivia quiz  History of Tunis 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 18 18

Tunis may not be as well known as it North African neighbors of Tripoli and Algiers but its history goes back millennia.
Joepetz gold member
Jan 18 18
102 plays
trivia quiz  Up the Niger River Where the Musas Lived 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, renboyski, Aug 08 16

Who is the richest person that has ever lived? What empire did he rule over? My main contender is a man from the Musa lineage in Africa named Mansa Musa.
renboyski gold member
141 plays
trivia quiz  African Countries That No Longer Exist 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, author, Oct 26 03

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.
1965 plays
trivia quiz  The Medieval Christian Kingdoms of Nubia 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, tnrees, May 07 09

This quiz is drawn primarily from the book "The Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia" by Derek A. Welsby, supplemented by some internet research.
384 plays
trivia quiz  Disputed Areas in Africa 25 questions
Difficult, 25 Qns, author, May 09 02

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.
1218 plays
trivia quiz  African History 101 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, schuhmacher, Nov 12 10

This is a basic quiz on African history.
825 plays
trivia quiz  Former African Kingdoms 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Jun 10 02

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.
1464 plays
trivia quiz  African or African't? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Daikenro, Sep 29 12

What achievements have Africans made - or maybe not made?
462 plays
trivia quiz  All Around Africa in the Past 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ganguma, Mar 27 10

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!
630 plays
trivia quiz  Timeline Express Africa 1 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Jul 24 11

Test your knowledge of the African continent. From independence dates to past and present leaders and lots more!
426 plays
trivia quiz  Timeline Express Africa 3 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Dec 27 11

An exciting third edition ready to test your knowledge on Africa.
345 plays
trivia quiz  Timeline Express Africa 2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Aug 07 11

This is Part 2 of Timeline Express Africa.
342 plays
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