How well do YOU know Africa?

Via The Carpetbagger Report, we learn that McCain confused Somalia with Sudan in a discussion with reporters several days ago.  This was probably him misspeaking, but he’s been doing that a lot lately and it isn’t an encouraging sign.

This report got me thinking, though: how well do I know African countries?  A  quick Google search on ‘africa countries quiz‘ brought me immediately to this interactive applet which quizzes you on the names of various African countries.

I didn’t do very well.  The first time through, I got a 65 out of 165.  The second time, i got 84.  Only a few more times through and I’ll know them all, I’m sure!

I was able to distinguish between Somalia and Sudan, though.

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3 Responses to How well do YOU know Africa?

  1. stuwat says:

    112! I’d have had more if there weren’t questions for countries that didn’t appear on the map (where were Rwanda and Burundi?).

  2. Blake Stacey says:

    Damn, my brain has grown rusty since the days I played along with Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. I managed to get 124. The hardest to remember are the ones for which I know the least history — the ones which are “just spaces on the map”.

  3. stuwat wrote: “where were Rwanda and Burundi?”

    Those are the two microscopic countries in the middle of the African map. I couldn’t find them either.

    Blake wrote: “The hardest to remember are the ones for which I know the least history…”

    After taking this quiz, I did a quick search to see if I could find another quiz which dealt more with history, but couldn’t find one. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but I know relatively little African history, other than some very ancient history.

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