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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?

72 African History quizzes and 1,008 African History trivia questions.
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1.
  The 17th Century Meanwhile in Africa The 17th Century: Meanwhile in Africa editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.)
Easier, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Aug 26 17
Easier
nannywoo gold member
Aug 26 17
1464 plays
2.
  Cameroon: A Historical Landscape best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on the people, events, and movements that have shaped this land.
Easier, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Aug 27 14
Easier
stuthehistoryguy gold member
2773 plays
3.
  A Short History of Mozambique best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Mozambique, in some ways followed the 'traditional' African history model: A rich pre-history, an oppressive colonial era, a fiery independence and a struggle to prosper both commercially and culturally in a contemporary world. Let's explore...
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 11 20
Average
1nn1 editor
Sep 11 20
1008 plays
4.
  Mutiny of the Bounties best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Snowman, May 25 14
Average
Snowman gold member
986 plays
5.
  Who's Who: Living in the Sahara Desert great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 24 18
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jan 24 18
348 plays
6.
  African Independence Explosion: 1960 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
More than 15 African nations became independent in 1960. Here are 10 of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 29 16
Easier
shvdotr gold member
Jun 29 16
539 plays
7.
  Control - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 2022, the government of the already unstable African country of Burkina Faso lost control over their country because of a coup d'├ętat. See what you know about this coup and find out who took control when the dust settled.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Mar 14 22
Average
LeoDaVinci editor
Mar 14 22
125 plays
8.
  Tales of African Kingdoms popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 10 17
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Aug 10 17
332 plays
9.
  Africa's Independence Decade -- The 1960s great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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!
Easier, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jul 14 16
Easier
shvdotr gold member
Jul 14 16
348 plays
10.
  History of Algiers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Known for its iconic Casbah, Algiers is the capital of Algeria. How much do you know about this city's tumultuous past?
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 04 21
Average
Joepetz gold member
Apr 04 21
155 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of the Portuguese colonial administration centre in Mozambique?

From Quiz "African Colonies"




11.
  Who's Who: Colonizing Around Casablanca popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jul 19 18
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jul 19 18
120 plays
12.
  Africa during the 20th Century popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Let's see how much you know about Africa during the 20th century.
Tough, 25 Qns, colombia, Oct 28 17
Tough
colombia
Oct 28 17
2910 plays
13.
  Genocide in Darfur popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Darfur conflict has been in the news for some time. As I attempted to get some facts about what's happened there, I decided to write this. How much do you know about what has happened in Darfur?
Average, 10 Qns, robbieh, Dec 16 11
Average
robbieh
844 plays
14.
  History of Tunis popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Tunis may not be as well known as it North African neighbors of Tripoli and Algiers but its history goes back millennia.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 18 18
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jan 18 18
280 plays
15.
  History of Casablanca - 10 questions - 4 mins
Casablanca is much more than a really good movie. It's a city in Morocco that has a rich history stemming from ancient times until the present.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 18 18
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jul 18 18
280 plays
16.
  Free as a Bird - 10 questions - 4 mins
The country of Angola was for a long time dominated by foreign people and nations. Learn more about their independence and how they managed to be free as a bird, or at least tried to. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Lpez, Nov 13 19
Average
Lpez
Nov 13 19
890 plays
17.
  African Colonies popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Let's see how much you know about Africa during the colonial period. Have fun!
Tough, 15 Qns, colombia, Jun 01 11
Tough
colombia
3381 plays
18.
  The War for Biafra popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, CellarDoor, Jan 04 09
Tough
CellarDoor gold member
1535 plays
19.
  Early African History Primer popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, shvdotr, Jun 04 16
Tough
shvdotr gold member
Jun 04 16
259 plays
20.
  Iconic Women from Africa's History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is a tribute to some little-known women who influenced various aspects of the history of Africa. I believe there is a need for more of this type of information today. Thanks for playing.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 18 16
Average
shvdotr gold member
Jun 18 16
176 plays
21.
  Military Coups In Africa popular trivia quiz - 20 questions - 4 mins
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, author, Aug 03 04
Tough
author
2149 plays
22.
  African History 101 - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a basic quiz on African history.
Tough, 10 Qns, schuhmacher, Jun 30 15
Tough
schuhmacher
913 plays
23.
  Idi Amin's Uganda - 15 questions - 5 mins
Idi Amin was one of the most notorious dictators of the 20th century. This quiz is about Amin himself and his eight year reign of terror as Uganda's dictator.
Tough, 15 Qns, hessian499, Apr 27 06
Tough
hessian499
1497 plays
24.
  Bus Ride Day 196: South Sudan popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
South Sudan became a country in 2011. How much do you know about this newcomer to the international community?
Average, 10 Qns, austinnene, Nov 25 15
Average
austinnene gold member
222 plays
25.
  The History of Mauritius and Rodrigues - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on one of the most beautiful island-nations in the world. Mauritius and Rodrigues are located in the Indian Ocean and have their own unique culture and traditions ... Find out more.
Tough, 10 Qns, peelusrinivasan, Mar 25 10
Tough
peelusrinivasan
834 plays
26.
  Up the Niger River Where the Musas Lived - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, renboyski, Sep 18 16
Tough
renboyski gold member
Sep 18 16
188 plays
27.
  Former African Kingdoms - 20 questions - 6 mins
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, author, Jun 10 02
Tough
author
1543 plays
28.
  Disputed Areas in Africa - 25 questions - 5 mins
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, author, Aug 18 05
Difficult
author
1270 plays
29.
  African Countries That No Longer Exist - 15 questions - 8 mins
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, author, May 18 13
Difficult
author
2026 plays
30.
  The Medieval Christian Kingdoms of Nubia - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, tnrees, May 07 09
Difficult
tnrees
409 plays
31.
  Timeline Express Africa 1 - 10 questions - 3 mins
Test your knowledge of the African continent. From independence dates to past and present leaders and lots more!
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Aug 21 13
Average
Enzer
481 plays
32.
  African or African't? - 10 questions - 4 mins
What achievements have Africans made - or maybe not made?
Tough, 10 Qns, Daikenro, Jan 15 15
Tough
Daikenro
520 plays
33.
  Timeline Express Africa 3 - 10 questions - 3 mins
An exciting third edition ready to test your knowledge on Africa.
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Aug 07 13
Average
Enzer
406 plays
34.
  All Around Africa in the Past - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, ganguma, Mar 02 15
Average
ganguma
697 plays
35.
  Timeline Express Africa 2 - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is Part 2 of Timeline Express Africa.
Average, 10 Qns, Enzer, Aug 07 11
Average
Enzer
390 plays
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