How much do you know about South Africa Quiz 1?

A lot of people assume they know what goes on in the world. However, most of the time, those people are wrong. This kind of ignorance kills. This quiz is just one quiz that aims to help you find out if you make assumptions.

This particular quiz focuses on South Africa. Do you really know South Africa or do you simply assume it is backward? Is South Africa really just like the rest of Africa? What is the rest of Africa like anyway? (That is a subject for another quiz).

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1. What is the capital city of South Africa?
Johannesburg
Cape Town
Pretoria
Bloemfontein
Durban
None of the above
2. Which South African city is so high above sea level that commercial aircraft need extra long runways to take off, is so high above sea level that athletes struggle to adapt, and that is so high above sea level that it takes a minute longer for an egg to b
Johannesburg
Port Elizabeth
Cape Town
Kuruman
Tzaneen
Nelspruit
3. Which of the following people is not South African by birth?
Charlize Theron
Chris Barnard
John Howard
Nelson Mandela
Mark Shuttleworth
Sailor Malan
4. Which one of the following countries is bigger in area than South Africa?
France
Israel
United Kingdom
Turkey
Niger
Egypt
5. After Washington DC, which city has the more embassies than any other city in the world?
London
Pretoria
Johannesburg
East London
Tokyo
Cape Town
6. Which of the following is a fact about South Africa?
South Africa is only one of twelve countries worldwide to have potable tap water.
South Africa was the first country to protect the Kiwi.
South Africa has the third largest oil reserves in the world.
South Africa's population density is almost the same as India's.
South Africa will be host to the 2014 Soccer World Cup.
Hinduism is the predominant religion in South Africa.
7. According to Skytrax, South African Airways overall has a better star ranking than which of the following airlines?
Delta and United Airlines
Singapore Airlines and British Airways
Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines
United Airlines and Qatar Airways
British Airways and United Airlines
British Airways and Singapore Airlines
8. According to the World Economic Forum, South Africa trails which country (among others) in economic equality for women.
Germany
United States
Switzerland
Portugal
Belgium
Thailand
9. In terms of press freedom, behind which of the following countries does South Africa lag?
Australia
United Kingdom
Saudi Arabia
United States
South Korea
Japan
10. Which of the following is true about the South African Rand?
It is the youngest currency in the world.
Each note has a picture of Queen Elizabeth II on it.
The largest denomination note is in the amount of R1 000 000.
It is only one of fifteen currencies worldwide used to settle forex transactions immediately.
The Rand's value is pegged to the US dollar.
The Rand is the world's most stable currency.

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