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Quiz about DR Congo aka CongoKinshasa
Quiz about DR Congo aka CongoKinshasa

DR Congo aka Congo-Kinshasa Trivia Quiz


Not to be confused with its smaller neighboring country of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), formerly known as Zaire, is a giant African nation that is known for its rich natural resources.

A multiple-choice quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Matthew_07
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
401,365
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
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8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or simply DR Congo, is a giant nation that is located in Central Africa. Just how big is DR Congo? Choose the correct statement regarding the area occupied by the country. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. It takes two to Congo! The capital of DR Congo, Kinshasa, is located directly opposite Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo. The two capital cities are separated by the Congo River. Named after a Belgian King, what is the former name of Kinshasa? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. At 5,109 meters, Mount Ngaliema is the tallest peak in DR Congo, and the third highest mountain in the continent of Africa. What is Mount Ngaliema's more common alternative name, after a Welsh journalist and explorer, who was associated with his quote "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" and the expedition to Central Africa in the late 1870s? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Geographically speaking, the two most notable provinces of DR Congo with panhandles are Kongo Central and Haut-Katanga. Kongo Central's panhandle extends westward to the coast, making it the only province that borders the Atlantic Ocean. On the other hand, Haut-Katanga's panhandle protrudes southeastward into which of the following landlocked neighboring countries, noted for its Victoria Falls? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Located in the Virunga Mountains at the Rwandan border, Mount Nyiragongo is a stratovolcano in DR Congo. Together with Nyamuragira, they are two of the most active volcanoes in Africa. What feature does Mount Nyiragongo share with Erta Ale (Ethiopia), Kīlauea (Hawaii, USA), Masaya (Nicaragua), Mount Erebus (Antarctica), and Mount Yasur (Vanuatu)? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The nation of DR Congo straddles the equator. Due to this equatorial location, the nation is known to be one of the few countries in the world that experiences high frequency of which of the following weather phenomena? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Laurent Kabila was DR Congo's third president, from 1997 until his assassination in 2001. A 25-foot tall Kabila statue was erected in the capital of DR Congo, Kinshasa. The dour-looking statue was built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, which is a construction company based in which Asian nation, that is also known for its tall bronze statues in the Grand Monument on Mansu Hill? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Created by cartoonist Hergé, "Tintin in the Congo" was first published in a newspaper in 1930. The story follows the adventure of Tintin, a reporter, and his dog, Snowy, in present-day Congo. What name was DR Congo known by in the comics? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A Congolese would have no language barrier with people from some other African nations. Which of the following languages, in addition to Kongo, Lingala, Luba-Kasai, and Swahili, is an official language of DR Congo? This language is also widely spoken in Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The "African Einstein" Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese has an ambitious dream of eventually sending African rockets into space. In 2007, a rocket had been launched successfully in DR Congo. What was the name of the Congolese rocket family established by Okese? The name also refers to the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or simply DR Congo, is a giant nation that is located in Central Africa. Just how big is DR Congo? Choose the correct statement regarding the area occupied by the country.

Answer: It is the second largest African country, after Algeria.

Occupying an area of 2.35 million square kilometers, DR Congo is Africa's second largest country, after Algeria. However, DR Congo is the largest country in the Sub-Saharan region - an area that refers to all African nations that are located south of the Sahara desert.

DR Congo is the 11th largest nation in the world, after Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil, Australia, India, Argentina, Kazakhstan, and Algeria.
2. It takes two to Congo! The capital of DR Congo, Kinshasa, is located directly opposite Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo. The two capital cities are separated by the Congo River. Named after a Belgian King, what is the former name of Kinshasa?

Answer: Léopoldville

Founded in 1881, Kinshasa is formerly known as Léopoldville, in honor of Leopold II (1835-1909), who served as the King of the Belgians from 1865-1909. King Leopold II founded the Congo Free State in 1885.

Sihanoukville is located in Cambodia. Jacksonville is the name of a big city located in the US state of Florida.

Smallville is the name of a fictional town featured in the superhero TV series of the same name. The series premiered in 2001, and concluded its series finale in 2011.
3. At 5,109 meters, Mount Ngaliema is the tallest peak in DR Congo, and the third highest mountain in the continent of Africa. What is Mount Ngaliema's more common alternative name, after a Welsh journalist and explorer, who was associated with his quote "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" and the expedition to Central Africa in the late 1870s?

Answer: Mount Stanley

Mount Stanley, also known as Mount Ngaliema (5,109 meters), is the third highest mountain in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters) and Mount Kenya (5,199 meters).

Mount Stanley was named after the Welsh journalist and explorer, Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904). Stanley led an expedition to Central Africa to search for the missing Christian missionary and explorer, David Livingstone (1813-1873). Stanley managed to locate Livingstone on 10 November 1871 in Ujiji, Zanzibar (present-day Tanzania), in which he greeted Livingstone the now famous quote "Dr Livingstone, I presume?".

Located in Nepal, Mount Everest (8,848 meters) is the world's highest mountain. Mount McKinley is the former name of Denali (5,109 meters), the highest mountain in North America. Mount Cook, also known as Aoraki (3,724 meters), is the highest mountain in New Zealand.
4. Geographically speaking, the two most notable provinces of DR Congo with panhandles are Kongo Central and Haut-Katanga. Kongo Central's panhandle extends westward to the coast, making it the only province that borders the Atlantic Ocean. On the other hand, Haut-Katanga's panhandle protrudes southeastward into which of the following landlocked neighboring countries, noted for its Victoria Falls?

Answer: Zambia

DR Congo borders nine countries - Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, The Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Victoria Falls is a large waterfall that is located between the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, on the Zambesi River.

The province of Haut-Katanga protrudes southeastward into Zambia, almost dividing the country into two halves.
5. Located in the Virunga Mountains at the Rwandan border, Mount Nyiragongo is a stratovolcano in DR Congo. Together with Nyamuragira, they are two of the most active volcanoes in Africa. What feature does Mount Nyiragongo share with Erta Ale (Ethiopia), Kīlauea (Hawaii, USA), Masaya (Nicaragua), Mount Erebus (Antarctica), and Mount Yasur (Vanuatu)?

Answer: Lava lake

Both Mount Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira are located inside Virunga National Park, in the eastern region of DR Congo.

Mount Nyiragongo is home to one of the world's largest lava lakes. The lake, nestled inside the mountain's crater, can measure up to 700 meters in diameter.
6. The nation of DR Congo straddles the equator. Due to this equatorial location, the nation is known to be one of the few countries in the world that experiences high frequency of which of the following weather phenomena?

Answer: Thunderstorm

DR Congo is one of the countries in the world that is reported to have the highest frequency of thunderstorms. The rainy months in DR Congo depends on a region's geographical location. For regions that are located north of the equator, the rainy season lasts from April to November. In contrast, for regions that are located south of the equator, the rainy season lasts from October to May.
7. Laurent Kabila was DR Congo's third president, from 1997 until his assassination in 2001. A 25-foot tall Kabila statue was erected in the capital of DR Congo, Kinshasa. The dour-looking statue was built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, which is a construction company based in which Asian nation, that is also known for its tall bronze statues in the Grand Monument on Mansu Hill?

Answer: North Korea

Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939-2001) was a Congolese revolutionary politician. He was shot by his bodyguard in his office on 16 January 2001.

Mansudae Overseas Projects, based in Pyongyang, North Korea, has also built similar statues in other African nations - Angola, Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, and Zimbabwe.

Located in Pyongyang, the Grand Monument on Mansu Hill is a popular tourist destination. The monument features two 20-meter tall statues of former leaders of the nation - Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.
8. Created by cartoonist Hergé, "Tintin in the Congo" was first published in a newspaper in 1930. The story follows the adventure of Tintin, a reporter, and his dog, Snowy, in present-day Congo. What name was DR Congo known by in the comics?

Answer: Belgian Congo

DR Congo was known as Belgian Congo from 1908 until the nation's independence in 1960.

Hergé, or his real name, Georges Prosper Remi (107-1983), was a Belgium cartoonist, known for creating "The Adventures of Tintin" series. "Tintin in the Congo" ("Tintin au Congo" in French) is the second volume of the series.

DR Congo's neighboring country, the Republic of the Congo, was formerly known as French Congo, when it was colonized by French in 1882.

Portuguese Congo was the former name of the Cabinda Province, located in Angola.
9. A Congolese would have no language barrier with people from some other African nations. Which of the following languages, in addition to Kongo, Lingala, Luba-Kasai, and Swahili, is an official language of DR Congo? This language is also widely spoken in Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon, and Ivory Coast.

Answer: French

DR Congo is one of the largest Francophone countries in the world.

French is also widely spoken in some North African nations, such as Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

French is also the official language of Cameroon and Ivory Coast, both of which were former French colonies.
10. The "African Einstein" Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese has an ambitious dream of eventually sending African rockets into space. In 2007, a rocket had been launched successfully in DR Congo. What was the name of the Congolese rocket family established by Okese? The name also refers to the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere.

Answer: Troposphere

Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese founded the Développement Tous Azimuts (DTA) company in 2007.

In 2012, DR Congo announced that the nation had signed a contract with the China Academy of Space Technology to build and launch a communication satellite.

The Earth's atmosphere is divided into four main layers. Starting from the layer closest to the Earth, the four layers are troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.
Source: Author Matthew_07

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