10 most difficult geography of Africa riddlesGeography of Africa quiz
Which desert has this famous "eye"?
The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence of shock metamorphism has been found. Today, scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.
What is that?
A yardang is a streamlined protuberance carved from bedrock or any consolidated or semiconsolidated material by the dual action of wind abrasion by dust and sand, and deflation which is the removal of loose material by wind turbulence. They can be found in most deserts across the globe.
In which country is Berber an official language?
in Western Sahara
The Berber language is ancient and has 2200 years of written tradition. In 2011 Berber became a constitutionally official language of Morocco, after years of persecution (under the policy of Arabization). There is a movement among speakers of the closely related varieties of Northern Berber to unite them under a standard language.
What capital cities lie on the Niger River?
Ouagadougou and Lomé
Ouagadougou and Accra
Bamako and Niamey
Niamey and Lomé
The Niger River is the third-longest river in Africa, exceeded only by the Nile and the Congo River. It flows through five countries, including the capitals of Mali and Niger.
What mainly characterises the landscape of the Sahara desert?
it is rocky
it is sandy
it is grassy
it is mountainous
Most of the Sahara consists of rocky hamada; ergs (large areas covered with sand dunes) form only about 20% of the total area.
Which country other than USA named its capital after the president of the United States?
Liberia was created in 1847 by freed slaves from the United States. They established a government modelled on that of the United States and named its capital city, Monrovia after James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization.
This is one of the largest cities in the world. Which one?
Kinshasa (at the bottom of the photo) is an urban area with a 2013 population of over 9 million. It faces the capital of the neighbouring Republic of Congo, Brazzaville, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River.
What is the dominant religion in Zambia?
Zambia is a Christian nation, divided between many Christian denominations: Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Seven-day Adventists and others.
What is the dominant religion in Kenya?
The vast majority of Kenyans are Christian (83%), with 47.7% regarding themselves as Protestant and 23.5% as Roman Catholic. Islam is the second religion of Kenya with approximately 11.1% of the Kenyan population, mostly in coastal areas.
How much of the Sahara is covered in sand?
The Sahara is mainly rocky hamada (stony plateaus).