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TRIVIA
1.

Spanish is communicative in Equatorial Guinea.



2.

The richest Black tycoon is in Nigeria.

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3.

Etoo from Cameroon is the richest football player with weekly wage as 350,000 pounds.



4.

Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe is the most educated president in Africa with 7 degrees. 



5.

Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe had been in prison for 11 years as the cost of fighting freedom for Blacks.



6.

The literacy rate of Zimbabwe is the highest in Africa with Adult literacy rate as 91.2% and youth as 99%.



7.

With approximately 50 airports, Ethiopia has the largest number of airports in Africa.



8.

Ethiopia is the oldest African city with 3000-year of history, it has never been a colony of any country.



9.

Portuguese speakers in Angola are even more than that in Portugal.



10.

Africans are not necessarily black people.
Some people in North African countries are not black Africans.
The contours of their faces are similar with Europeans.

 



11.

Which countries in Africa discovered petroleum resources in their regions?

Answer: There are petroleum necessities produced by Nigeria, Angola, Sudan, Chad, Algeria, Libya and so on.



12.

Don't underestimate Africa!
If a billion of Africans jump at the same time, their powers are equivalent to 500 tons of TNT.
In fact, Africa is the second largest continent in the world. Its area is bigger than the sum of United States, China, India, Spain, France, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Eastern Europe.



13.
Does it snow in Africa ? Which country has ski resort? 
 
Answer: It snows in Southern Africa, and there are ski slopes. Lesotho is a ski country known as "Switzerland of Africa".
 


14.

 

Which country of Africa does Japan invested 70 billion?

 

Answer: Mozambique
 


15.

In South Africa, there are donimnating water treatment facilities around the world. Tap water can be directly drunk due to the high level quality. The water quality in Africa ranked top three in the world.



16.
Who is the Greatest man in Africa? 
 
Answer: Nelson Mandela was saluted as the greatest man in Africa. He is also called  "The nationfather of Africa" .


17.

Which country does the founder of Africadesk, Raymond Chong, work for?

Answer: Raymond Chong accepted an appointment from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to become their governor of Asian region representative. He is in charge of  the sale of various minerals and the acceptance of national investments.



18.

Where is the Victoria Falls? 

Answer: Zimbabwe .



19.

What is the population in Zimbabwe?

Answer: There are about 15 million people live in Zimbabwe in 2014.



20.
Why "Pink Lake" is pink?

Answer: The lake rose is pink because the water contain high concentrations of salt, attracting a halophilic microorganisms called D. salina. This little strange creature will produce a red pigment to help it absorb sunlight and can self-reproduce. The hue of Rose Lake will change between pale red and pink according to the water salinity, creating romantic atmosphere!

 
 


21.

How many capitals in South Africa ?

Answer: There are three capitals in SA.



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Religion: Africans believe that working and making money is a process of their lives, but not their ultimate goal. They pursue spiritual goal. They want to be together with God as their final destination.



23.

Africans love their families, so they are trustworthy and loyal to their family members and relatives.



24.

How much is the largest denomination of bank note in the world? Which country published that bank note?
Answer: Zimbabwe published 100 trillion bank note before, but this bank note was no longer available and stopped to print since 2009.



25.

Where is the Pink Lake (Lake Retba) located in?
Answer: Senegal

 



26.

The highest peak in Africa is Mt. Kilimanjaro. It locates in Tanzania and the height is 5,895 meters.



27.

Why did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?
Answer: The pyramids are the tombs of Pharaoh. Ancient Egyptians believe people have afterlife, and the Pharaoh was the incarnation of the Sun God, Apollo. They built a pyramid in order to lead the Pharaoh back to heaven and come to Earth again.



28.

Only few Africans are humpbacks as they need to transport things using their heads. No matter how heavy the things are, Africans can still eat and drink when they are carrying things on their heads. Some girls say that it can make their body shape nice and sexy.

 



29.

Africa also has penguins and Black-footed penguins, also known as African Penguin. They live in Simons Town of South Peninsula District ,Cape Town, South Africa. It is about 40 km from the city centre.



30.

Why Africans' hair are curly?
Answer: Because of the climate, curly hair can insulate their skins from the sun and avoid the external stimuli to affect the function of brain. Therefore, Africans' curly hair are innate.



31.

Africans do not afraid of death. They believe people would go to heaven if they did something good in their lives, so their coffins are very creative. For example, the shape of private jets, yachts, mobile phone ,or even a cola-cola bottle.



32.

Does Africa has Winter?
Answer: It depends on the district. In fact, only South Africa is relatively cold in winter, other countries are not cold at all. East and North Africa rains a lot during winter, but there are not much rainwater. Morocco and Tunisia are Mediterranean climate, their temperature are quite comfortable. However, there are no winter in West Africa as it is always hot.



33.

(a) Which African countries are located on the Equator?
Answer: Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia. These countries are really hot comparing to the other countries.

(b) Why these countries are particularly hot?
Answer: Because these countries are located on the equator, they receive sunlight from directly overhead. Also, the Equator is much nearer the sun comparing to the other areas, so these countries would be very or extremely hot.



34.

A black youth called Mandla Maseko from South Africa has won a photography competition and he has defeated one million participants. He receives an opportunity that flying to the edge of space in 2015. He can experience weightlessness, and become the first African that go to the space. He can also wave South African flag on the moon.

Mandla Maseko (25 years old), a South African



35.

Olympic Rings symbolize the unity of five continents, blue (European), black (African), red (American), yellow (Asian) and green (Oceania). Africa in the Middle.



36.

Africans believe that eating termites and ants can enhance their physical health. Also, some people love to eat cow's breast and sheep's eyes.



37.

An African man has the largest sex organ in the world. It's length up to 48.5cm and 13cm in diameter. Also, it is 33.5cm in a weak state.



38.

In most of African countries, the common transport is cargo van. It is similar to Hong Kong Taxi, but the difference is cargo van can take more than a dozen of people.



39.

Drinking a cup of mint tea that adding a lot of brown sugar is a tradition of Moroccans.



40.

When Africans meet long-awaited friends and relatives, they would keep patting on their friends' hands using their right hand. It represents their intimate relationship and greetings.



41.

East Africa is the best and most suitable place for safari as there are different types of animals.



42.

Djembe is the most common musical instrument of Africa, also known as "the soul of African music". Djembe becomes a part of Africans life and culture. There are different shapes of Djembe, including round, cylindrical, square, and animal shapes.



43.

The 'elephant man' tribe in Africa has the largest penis in the world. The name 'elephant' does not mean that their noses are as big and long as elephant's nose, but their penis size are similar to elephant's nose.



44.

African countries are lacking of factories, so their production levels are low. 80% of daily commodities are imported from other countries.



45.

What food will not spoil in Africa?
Answer: Honey



46.

What is the currency of Eritrea?
Answer: Nakfa



47.

Eating mud is an ancient custom in Africa. Americans did a research and found that mud contains 65 kinds of elements that human body need to absorb.



48.

28% of Africa area is covered in desert.



49.

Africans love to eat fish, but the fish they eat must be good-looking. Do not ask them about shellfish as they would not eat it.



50.

Africans also care about skin whitening, but they are just trying to whiten their faces. Their bodies can be black but they want their faces be white.



51.

Malagasies look like Southeast Asians instead of black Africans.



52.

Interesting nicknames
As Africa has its unique geographical environment and riches in natural resources, many countries have different interesting nicknames:

"Kingdom of Long-staple cotton" - Egypt. As Egyptian cotton is good in it's quality, therefore Egypt holds over one-third of the world's total output. Egypt is the largest country of producing long-staple cotton in the world.

"Kingdom of desert" - Libya. Most of the land in Libya are covered in desert, therefore desert becomes a part of Libya. More than 90% of land are desert or semi-desert.

"Kingdom of Alfa Prairie" - Algeria. Because of the high quality of papermaking material, Alfa grass, Algeria becomes the highest output of Alfa grass.

"Kingdom of Mining" - Morocco. As the reserve reaches 500 million tons, Morocco holds 40% of exportation of mine in the world.

"Country of Plateau" - Ethiopia. The average elevation of Ethiopia is the highest among African countries. In Ethiopia, two-thirds of it's territory are on the elevation of 2,500-3,000m.

"Country of Sisal and Cloves" - Tanzania. Tanzania was the largest producer and exporter of sisal, but it's crop had been reduced after 1970. Nowadays, Tanzania is the largest producer and exporter of cloves as it holds over 80% of exportation.

"Heart of Africa" - Burundi. As it's shape is similar with human heart, Burundi has been named as heart of Africa.

"Country of Peanuts" - Senegal. Although Senegal ranks fifth in the world that produce peanuts, the production per capita ranks No.1 in the would. Also, it exports the most peanuts oil in the world.

"Country of Bauxite" - Guinea. As the reserve reaches about 18 billion tons, Guinea becomes a country that owns the most reserve of bauxite. Also, Guinea owns two-thirds of the world's high-class bauxite.

"Gate of West Africa" and "Kingdom of Seaborne" - Liberia. The distance between Liberia and Brazil is about 2,570km, therefore Liberia becomes the nearest country of Brazil. Meanwhile, Liberia ranks seventh in the world of it's fleet.

"Africa's Oil Giant" and "Paradise of West Africa" - Nigeria. The exportation of oil ranks No.1 in Africa, and the agriculture is well-developed. So Nigeria has more types of crops.

"Central African Gems" - Democratic Republic of the Congo. It holds the most reserve of diamonds, but its production ranks fourth in the world.

"Country of Copper" - Zambia. Its production ranks fifth in the world while it holds more than 90% of copper exportation in the world.

"Kingdom of Gold" - South Africa. As the reserve of gold is about 25,000 tons, it holds 60% of total world reserves. Its production has been ranked No.1 since 1898. In recent years, the annual production of gold is about 700 tons, it is about two-thirds of world production.

"Kingdom of Animal Husbandry" - Botswana. In Botswana, there are 68% of land are suitable for animal husbandry. Therefore, animal husbandry holds about half of industrial and agricultural output.

"Switzerland of Africa" - Lesotho. As it locates in the highest mountainous inland of Southern Africa, Lesotho owns majestic peaks, hills and valleys. Therefore it boosts the tourism of Lesotho.

"Country of Forest" - Gabon. In Gabon, its forest coverage rate is 77%, it is No. 1 in Africa.

"Kingdom of Cocoa" - Ghana. Ghana is the first African countries of planting cocoa bean, so its production and exportation were ranked No.1 before. However, it was relegated to No. 3 in the world as its production had been reduced since 1970s.



53.

Some countries in Africa are implementing Sharia Law. For an example, the penalty of stealing is chopping their hands.



54.

In some tribes of Africa, there is a custom that girl's virginity should give to baboons.



55.

In savanna of Africa, there is a baobab tree which grows in an unusual way. Baobab tree has a huge canopy, strange branches that similar with roots, but this tree can be used for medicinal properties.



56.

Male homosexual behavior is the main cause for AIDS in Africa.



57.

In Africa, there are in average of 12 newborn babies are given to their wrong parents everyday. 



58.

Is African Violet afraid of sunlight?
Answer: African Violet was found in Tanzania in 1892. It grows in tropical rainforest and love humid, but it afraid direct sunlight. For indoor planting, the temperature should between 18-25°C.  Violet can last more than 5 years if people take good care of it.



59.

If a crocodile bites you in Africa, you need to poke its eyes fiercely, then it would let you go.



60.

Which five countries of Africa had participated in 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Answer: Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria



61.

Where did 'Ant Feast' originate from?

Answer: Eritrea



62.

Why are there 2 Sudan in Africa?

Answer: Sudan was located in Northern Central Africa. As there is a cultural conflict between The Whites in North and the Blacks in South, Sudan finally split into two countries in July 2011.



63.

Which country in Africa is with the most forest coverage rate?

Answer: Gabon's forest cover an estimated 77% of its land surface.



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