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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 48 quizzes and 480 trivia questions in this category.
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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 qns)
Aug 30 09
894 plays
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 qns)
Nov 16 10
768 plays
African Independence Explosion: 1960

More than 15 African nations became independent in 1960. Here are 10 of them.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 29 16
180 plays
Africa's Independence Decade -- The 1960s

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 (10 qns)
Jul 08 16
210 plays
Early African History Primer

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 (10 qns)
Jun 04 16
147 plays
Bus Ride Day 196: South Sudan

South Sudan became a country in 2011. How much do you know about this newcomer to the international community?
Average (10 qns)
Nov 25 15
144 plays
African Colonies

Let's see how much you know about Africa during the colonial period. Have fun!
Tough (15 qns)
Dec 19 01
3213 plays
Africa during the 20th Century

Let's see how much you know about Africa during the 20th century.
Tough (25 qns)
Sep 30 01
2790 plays
Up the Niger River Where the Musas Lived

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.
Difficult (10 qns)
Aug 08 16
99 plays
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 qns)
Jun 07 02
2025 plays
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 qns)
Oct 22 00
1440 plays
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 qns)
Oct 26 03
1947 plays
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 qns)
May 07 09
372 plays
African History 101

This is a basic quiz on African history.
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 12 10
786 plays
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 qns)
May 09 02
1194 plays
African or African't?

What achievements have Africans made - or maybe not made?
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 29 12
444 plays
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 qns)
Jun 10 02
1431 plays
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 qns)
Mar 27 10
606 plays
Timeline Express Africa 1

Test your knowledge of the African continent. From independence dates to past and present leaders and lots more!
Average (10 qns)
Jul 24 11
402 plays
Timeline Express Africa 3

An exciting third edition ready to test your knowledge on Africa.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 27 11
330 plays
Timeline Express Africa 2

This is Part 2 of Timeline Express Africa.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 07 11
321 plays
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