G.K. – Africa

1. Which country in Africa has the longest coastline?

  1. South Africa
  2. Somalia
  3. Ivory Coast
  4. Libya

2. Which of the following rivers in Africa crosses the Equator twice?

  1. Zambezi
  2. Orange
  3. Nile
  4. Congo

3. In which country is Africa's highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro located?

  1. Tanzania
  2. Kenya
  3. Egypt
  4. Ethiopia

4. Which of the following is the most populous country in Africa?

  1. Egypt
  2. Nigeria
  3. South Africa
  4. Mozambique

5. Which one among the following is not a landlocked country in Africa?

  1. Botswana
  2. Zambia
  3. Lesotho
  4. Nigeria
[CDS Exam 2012 (Feb)]

6. Which one of the following African countries is not land-locked?

  1. Benin
  2. Chad
  3. Lesotho
  4. Mali
(NDA Exam 2008)

7. Which of the following countries is not a part of Horn of Africa?

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Djibouti
  3. Egypt
  4. Eritrea

8. Which country is the largest in area in the continent of Africa?

  1. South Africa
  2. Egypt
  3. Algeria
  4. Angola

9. Consider the following in respect of Africa:

  1. Africa is the largest continent in the world.
  2. Of all the continents Africa has the largest number of countries.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

10. An African country, Sudan has been broken into two recently with formation of a new country named South Sudan. Economy of South Sudan will depend on its

  1. agricultural product
  2. minerals
  3. forest product
  4. fishery product
[CDS Exam 2012 (Feb)]

11. The TEAM-9 initiative is a techno economic cooperation venture between India and eight countries of

  1. West Africa
  2. East Africa
  3. North Africa
  4. Central Africa
[CDS Exam 2012 (Feb)]

12. Which of the following is the southernmost tip of Africa?

  1. Cape of Good Hope
  2. Cape Agulhas
  3. Cape Horn
  4. Cape Capricorn

13. Which of the following separates Africa from Europe?

  1. Suez Canal
  2. Red Sea
  3. Mediterranean Sea
  4. Arabian Sea

14. Which of the following is the capital of newly-formed country South Sudan?

  1. Juba
  2. Boma
  3. Nimule
  4. Rumbek

15. Which of the following geographical lines pass through Africa?

  1. Tropic of Cancer and Equator
  2. Tropic of Capricorn and Equator
  3. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn
  4. Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Equator

16. Which of the following countries has three capitals - administrative, judicial and legislative?

  1. South Africa
  2. Nigeria
  3. Egypt
  4. Somalia

17. Which of the following is the largest lake in Africa?

  1. Lake Chad
  2. Lake Tanganyika
  3. Lake Victoria
  4. Lake Nakuru

18. Which of the following African countries is the leading producer of gold in the world?

  1. South Africa
  2. Sudan
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Ivory Coast