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Quiz about Eritrea  Land of the Sea

Eritrea - Land of the Sea Trivia Quiz


Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea is a country that is known for its diverse landscape, intriguing history, and ancient civilization. Let's see what else do you know about this African nation. Enjoy!

A photo quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Matthew_07
Time
3 mins
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Photo Quiz
Quiz #
404,652
Updated
Dec 30 21
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10
Difficulty
Very Easy
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Question 1 of 10
1. The State of Eritrea is located in East Africa. Which three African nations share a land border with Eritrea? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Etymologically speaking, the name "Eritrea" is derived from the Ancient Greek word "Erythra". Which colorful sea, bordering Eritrea to the north and west, does "Erythra Thalassa" refer to? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The capital of Eritrea, Asmara, was also more popularly known as "Piccola Roma". Keeping this fact in mind, which European power colonized Eritrea in the late 19th century? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Geographically speaking, what similarity does the capital of Eritrea, Asmara, share with La Paz, Quito, Bogota, Addis Ababa, and Thimphu? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Eritrea is uniquely located on the meeting point of three tectonic plates - African, Arabian, and Somali. What is the name given to this geological depression? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Hanish Islands conflict that took place in 1995 involved a dispute over the archipelago of Hanish Islands. The conflict saw a war between Eritrea and which Middle Eastern country? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Located off the coast of the Eritrean port city Massawa, the Dahlak Archipelago is notable for which of the following activities? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Nakfa is an Eritrean town that played a pivotal role in the country's independence. Which of the following is named after this town? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which significant event took place in Eritrea on 24 May 1991? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Located in the central region of Eritrea, Zula is a notable town of the nation. What can one find in Zula? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The State of Eritrea is located in East Africa. Which three African nations share a land border with Eritrea?

Answer: Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Sudan

Eritrea occupies an approximate area of 117,600 square kilometers (45,400 square miles). Located in East Africa, it is bordered by three African countries - Djibouti to the southeast, Ethiopia to the south, and Sudan to the west.

Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia are located in North Africa. Botswana, Mozambique, and Namibia are located in Southern Africa. Benin, Ghana, and Togo are located in West Africa.
2. Etymologically speaking, the name "Eritrea" is derived from the Ancient Greek word "Erythra". Which colorful sea, bordering Eritrea to the north and west, does "Erythra Thalassa" refer to?

Answer: Red Sea

In the ancient Greek language, "erythro" means red. In biology, red blood cells are also known as erythrocytes. The Red Sea is located between Northeastern Africa and Western Asia.

The Black Sea is located between Europe and Western Asia. The Yellow Sea is located in Asia. The White Sea is located in the northwestern region of Russia.
3. The capital of Eritrea, Asmara, was also more popularly known as "Piccola Roma". Keeping this fact in mind, which European power colonized Eritrea in the late 19th century?

Answer: Italy

"Piccola Roma" means "Little Rome" in the Italian language. Italian politician Ferdinando Martini (1840 - 1928) served as the governor of Eritrea from 1897 to 1907. In 1897, he named Asmara the capital of Italian Eritrea (present-day Eritrea).

Asmara is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. The city is home to some notable historic buildings, which include Asmara Theatre (Teatro di Asmara) and the Fiat Tagliero Building.
4. Geographically speaking, what similarity does the capital of Eritrea, Asmara, share with La Paz, Quito, Bogota, Addis Ababa, and Thimphu?

Answer: They are some of the highest capital cities.

The capital of Eritrea, Asmara, is located 2,325 meters (7,628 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest capital cities in the world.

The executive and legislative capital of Bolivia, La Paz, has an elevation of 3,640 meters (11,942 feet). Quito, Ecuador has an elevation of 2,850 meters (9,350 feet). Bogota, Colombia has an elevation of 2,625 meters (8,612 feet). Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has an elevation of 2,355 meters (7,726 feet). Thimphu, Bhutan has an elevation of 2,334 meters (7,657 feet).
5. Eritrea is uniquely located on the meeting point of three tectonic plates - African, Arabian, and Somali. What is the name given to this geological depression?

Answer: Afar Triangle

The Afar Triangle, also known as the Afar Depression, is also home to Africa's lowest point - Lake Assal, which has an elevation of 155 meters (509 feet) below sea level. The African Plate is also known as the Nubian Plate.

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Nevada Triangle is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, USA. The Golden Triangle is a name given to various geographical locations; a notable one being the Golden Triangle that is located in Southeast Asia, at the borders of Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.
6. The Hanish Islands conflict that took place in 1995 involved a dispute over the archipelago of Hanish Islands. The conflict saw a war between Eritrea and which Middle Eastern country?

Answer: Yemen

The three-day war took place from 15 to 17 December 1995. Some notable islands of the archipelago of Hanish Islands include Zuqar Island, Great Anish, and Little Anish.
7. Located off the coast of the Eritrean port city Massawa, the Dahlak Archipelago is notable for which of the following activities?

Answer: Pearl hunting

The Dahlak Archipelago consists of more than 120 islands. The archipelago is synonymous with its lucrative pearl hunting industry, which dates back to Roman times.
8. Nakfa is an Eritrean town that played a pivotal role in the country's independence. Which of the following is named after this town?

Answer: Eritrea's currency

Located in the Northern Red Sea Region, Nakfa served as the headquarters of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF). The Eritrean nakfa, first introduced in 1997, has featured banknotes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 nakfa.
9. Which significant event took place in Eritrea on 24 May 1991?

Answer: The country gained independence from Ethiopia.

The Eritrean War of Independence lasted for three decades, from 1961 to 1991. The national flag of Eritrea has featured a wreath with 30 leaves, signifying the 30 years of struggle in the long road to independence.
10. Located in the central region of Eritrea, Zula is a notable town of the nation. What can one find in Zula?

Answer: Archaeological sites

Zula is home to some of Eritrea's various archaeological sites. The town is located right next to the ancient city of Adulis. In 2008, Dr. Yosief Libsekal from the Eritrean National Museum commented that Eritrea has more than 80,000 archeological sites. As with Egypt, Eritrea is a haven for archaeologists.
Source: Author Matthew_07

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