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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?   

There are 65 quizzes and 650 trivia questions in this category.
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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.)
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nannywoo gold member
Aug 25 17
309 plays
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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?
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Snowman gold member
Nov 16 10
834 plays
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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.
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PDAZ gold member
Aug 30 09
1050 plays
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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.
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ponycargirl editor
Jan 24 18
198 plays
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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.
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shvdotr gold member
Jun 29 16
297 plays
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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!
Average
shvdotr gold member
Jul 08 16
264 plays
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match quiz  Tales of African Kingdoms 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?
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Aug 10 17
168 plays
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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!
Tough
colombia
Dec 19 01
3273 plays
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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.
Tough
colombia
Sep 30 01
2838 plays
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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!
Tough
shvdotr gold member
Jun 04 16
189 plays
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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.
Tough
renboyski gold member
Aug 08 16
150 plays
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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.
Tough
author
Jun 07 02
2085 plays
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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.
Tough
CellarDoor gold member
Oct 22 00
1467 plays
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match quiz  Who's Who: Colonizing Around Casablanca 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 19 18

Throughout history many different groups have colonized the area around the modern day city of Casablanca, Morocco. Let's see if you can match up the groups with the dates they ruled. Don't forget to look for the hints!
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Jul 19 18
93 plays
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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.
Difficult
author
Oct 26 03
1971 plays
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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.
Difficult
tnrees
May 07 09
387 plays
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trivia quiz  African History 101 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, schuhmacher, Nov 12 10

This is a basic quiz on African history.
Tough
schuhmacher
Nov 12 10
828 plays
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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.
Difficult
author
May 09 02
1218 plays
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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.
Tough
author
Jun 10 02
1482 plays
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trivia quiz  African or African't? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Daikenro, Sep 29 12

What achievements have Africans made - or maybe not made?
Tough
Daikenro
Sep 29 12
474 plays
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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!
Average
Enzer
Jul 24 11
441 plays
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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!
Average
ganguma
Mar 27 10
636 plays
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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.
Average
Enzer
Dec 27 11
357 plays
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trivia quiz  Timeline Express Africa 2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Aug 07 11

This is Part 2 of Timeline Express Africa.
Average
Enzer
Aug 07 11
351 plays
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