The quagga is a southernmost subspecies of plains zebra that was considered to be particularly close to Burchell’s zebra. From what was it’s name was derived?
- A derivative of the region in South Africa in which it was found, Kwanatal.
- From the grand-child of the Dutch man who discovered it. He was trying to get his attention by saying “grandpa”.
- From its call, which sounded like “kwa-ha-ha”.
- From the call of the bird (a type of duck) that alerted hunters as to where a group could be found.
The quagga is a zebra-like African animal that became extinct in 1883. What is it’s cultural significance?
- It inspired Michael Crichton’s bestseller Jurassic Park.
- It inspired Karl Benz (of Mercedes Benz) in the invention of the first motorcar.
- It will be featured in James Cameron’s upcoming Avator sequels.
- Lord Walter Rothschild, the immensely wealthy banker and zoologist drove a carriage harnessed to six quaggas regularly to prove that they could be tamed.
Known as الخُضر “El Khadra” (The Greens) the Algerian national football team has qualified for five World Cups and at the 2014 World Cup, became the first African team to score four goals in a match (this was against South Korea). What other nickname do they go by?
- The Desert Warriors
- The Indomitable Lions
- The Dodo’s
- The Mediterranean Knights
This year host nation Russia are drawn with Algeria, Belgium and South Korea in Group H of the FIFA World Cup. Which other African nations qualified?
- Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Libya
- Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria
- Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia and Cape Verde
- South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tanzania
In 2009, this athletic sportswear company replaced Le Coq Sportif as kit supplier to the Algeria national football team Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes);
Le Coq Sportif (“the athletic rooster”) is a French producer of athletic shoes, active-wear, and sporting accessories. At some point it was the official uniform supplier of which African national teams?
- South Africa
“Hadal nin si yu riri, ninna si u qaaday.” is a Somali proverb that means to what?
- “As the pancakes are piled, so they should be eaten.”
- “You say one thing but he may hear another.”
- “Be a mountain, or lean on one.”
- “A brother is like one’s shoulder.”
When they see injustice, the Somali say ‘dhiiga kuma dhaqaaqo’ which translates into;
- “A coward is full of precaution.”
- “Ignorance is blindness.”
- “If people come together they can even mend a crack in the sky.”
- “Does your blood not move?”
Before the 1995 World Cup, Nelson Mandela gave a copy of this passage to Francois Pienaar, captain of the South African rugby team.
- Roosevelt’s ‘Citizenship In A Republic‘
- Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh! The Places You Will Go‘
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream‘
- Mark Twain’s ‘A Tale Of Two Cities‘