Nigeria Quiz - Questions and Answers

The Nigeria edition of our geography series.

Nigeria Quiz - Questions

  1. What is Nigeria's official language?
  2. Which desert's edge is found at Nigeria's northernmost borderland?
  3. Enugu, Kano Pillars, Heartland, and Lobi Stars are famous Nigerian: Hotels; National parks; Football clubs; or TV Soaps?
  4. Chappal Waddi is Nigeria's: Biggest lake; Longest river; Highest mountain; or Oldest church?
  5. The Punch, Thisday, and Nigerian Tribune are long-standing popular Nigerian what?
  6. Galaxy is Nigeria's first commercial/private (and remains in the 2000s a leading): Airline; TV station; University; or Pension fund?
  7. Bonny light, Forcados, Qua Ibo, and Brass River are types of what major Nigerian export commodity?
  8. The vast geographical feature called 'Chad' which forms a border between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, is a: Mountain; Lake; River; or Desert?
  9. Suya, Puff Puff, and Moin Moin (or Moyi-Moyi) are well-known Nigerian: Foods; Volcanoes; Pop-stars; or Dances?
  10. The vertical stripes of Nigeria's flag are: Red/Green/White; Green/White/Red; Green/White/Green; or White/Green/White?
  11. Nigeria's location in Africa is: West coast; East coast; North coast; or Land-locked central?
  12. Which city replaced which other city as Nigeria's capital city in 1991 (two answers required, correct order, current and previous capital): Ibadan; Lagos; Abuja; Kano?
  13. Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Fula, Efik-Ibibio, Kanuri, Tiv, Edo, and Ijaw, are Nigeria's main: Political parties; Ethnicities/native languages; Ports; or Festivals?
  14. Nigeria's currency the Naira (divided into 100 kobos) in 1973 replaced: Francs; £sd (Pounds, shillings, pence); Dollars; or Marks?
  15. Nigeria's international telephone country code is: 39; 57; 234; or 500?
  16. Name the independent state which warred unsuccessfully for independence within and against Nigeria (1967-1970), resulting in vast-scale casualties and famine?
  17. Which two similarly sized groupings account for c.90% of Nigeria's religions: Islam; Christian; Buddhist; Shinto?
  18. In the 2010s Nigeria's population is approximately how many million: 17; 74; 175; or 740?
  19. At 12,000 years old, the Nok of Nigeria is West Africa's oldest known: Book; Civilization; Tree; or Weapon?
  20. Enoch Adeboye, TB Joshua, David Oyedepo, Chris Oyakhilome, and Mathew Ashimolowo are famous Nigerian: Footballers; Rappers; Film stars; or Christian pastors?
  21. Nigeria is named after a: River; Lake; Mountain; or People?
  22. The national animal emblem of Nigeria is an: Elephant; Eagle; Elk; or Earwig?
  23. Nigeria is a major (until 1934 the world's largest) producer of what commodity from the Elaeis guineensis plant, used in foods, cooking and soap products?
  24. Nigeria's 14th and current (at 2014) presidential head of state is (What optimistic expression?) Jonathan?
  25. Nigeria's governmental constitution is chiefly based on that of the: USA; UK; EU; or Netherlands?
  26. The dominant 14-18th century Oyo Empire of Nigeria was noted for the organizational abilities of the Yoruba people and what feature of its powerful army: Cavalry; Rifles; Bowmen; or Elephants?
  27. Nigeria's internet country top level domain is: .ne; .ng; .ni; or .nr?
  28. 'Nollywood', Nigeria's movie industry, is ranked what position globally (by number of productions, at the 2010s): 2nd; 4th; 6th or 10th?
  29. The Third Mainland (What?) in Lagos is (at the 2010s) Africa's longest?
  30. Nigerian Aliko Dangote is (at 2014) Africa's foremost: Businessman; Marathon runner; Tennis player; or Poet?

Nigeria Quiz - Answers

  1. What is Nigeria's official language? English
  2. Which desert's edge is found at Nigeria's northernmost borderland? Sahara
  3. Enugu, Kano Pillars, Heartland, and Lobi Stars are famous Nigerian: Hotels; National parks; Football clubs; or TV Soaps? Football clubs (or soccer clubs, or association football clubs)
  4. Chappal Waddi is Nigeria's: Biggest lake; Longest river; Highest mountain; or Oldest church? Highest mountain (2,419m)
  5. The Punch, Thisday, and Nigerian Tribune are long-standing popular Nigerian what?Newspapers
  6. Galaxy is Nigeria's first commercial/private (and remains in the 2000s a leading): Airline; TV station; University; or Pension fund? TV station
  7. Bonny light, Forcados, Qua Ibo, and Brass River are types of what major Nigerian export commodity? Crude oil (oil or petroleum would be acceptable answers - petroleum products account for c.90% of Nigeria's exports)
  8. The vast geographical feature called 'Chad' which forms a border between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, is a: Mountain; Lake; River; or Desert? Lake
  9. Suya, Puff Puff, and Moin Moin (or Moyi-Moyi) are well-known Nigerian: Foods; Volcanoes; Pop-stars; or Dances? Foods (respectively shish [skewer] kebab, doughnuts, and bean pudding)
  10. The vertical stripes of Nigeria's flag are: Red/Green/White; Green/White/Red; Green/White/Green; or White/Green/White? Green/White/Green
  11. Nigeria's location in Africa is: West coast; East coast; North coast; or Land-locked central? West coast (the Gulf of Guinea)
  12. Which city replaced which other city as Nigeria's capital city in 1991 (two answers required, correct order, current and previous capital): Ibadan; Lagos; Abuja; Kano? Abuja replaced Lagos
  13. Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Fula, Efik-Ibibio, Kanuri, Tiv, Edo, and Ijaw, are Nigeria's main: Political parties; Ethnicities/native languages; Ports; or Festivals? Ethnicities/native languages (roughly in order of prevalence)
  14. Nigeria's currency the Naira (divided into 100 kobos) in 1973 replaced: Francs; £sd (Pounds, shillings, pence); Dollars; or Marks? £sd (Pounds, shillings, pence)
  15. Nigeria's international telephone country code is: 39; 57; 234; or 500? 234
  16. Name the independent state which warred unsuccessfully for independence within and against Nigeria (1967-1970), resulting in vast-scale casualties and famine? Biafra
  17. Which two similarly sized groupings account for c.90% of Nigeria's religions: Islam; Christian; Buddhist; Shinto? Islam and Christian
  18. In the 2010s Nigeria's population is approximately how many million: 17; 74; 175; or 740? 174
  19. At 12,000 years old, the Nok of Nigeria is West Africa's oldest known: Book; Civilization; Tree; or Weapon? Civilization (10,000BC-300BC)
  20. Enoch Adeboye, TB Joshua, David Oyedepo, Chris Oyakhilome, and Mathew Ashimolowo are famous Nigerian: Footballers; Rappers; Film stars; or Christian pastors? Christian pastors
  21. Nigeria is named after a: River; Lake; Mountain; or People? River (Niger)
  22. The national animal emblem of Nigeria is an: Elephant; Eagle; Elk; or Earwig? Eagle
  23. Nigeria is a major (until 1934 the world's largest) producer of what commodity from the Elaeis guineensis plant, used in foods, cooking and soap products? Palm oil
  24. Nigeria's 14th and current (at 2014) presidential head of state is (What optimistic expression?) Jonathan? Goodluck (fully Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan)
  25. Nigeria's governmental constitution is chiefly based on that of the: USA; UK; EU; or Netherlands? USA (a president, and a 'lower' house of representatives and 'upper' senate)
  26. The dominant 14-18th century Oyo Empire of Nigeria was noted for the organizational abilities of the Yoruba people and what feature of its powerful army: Cavalry; Rifles; Bowmen; or Elephants? Cavalry (warriors on horseback)
  27. Nigeria's internet country top level domain is: .ne; .ng; .ni; or .nr? .ng
  28. 'Nollywood', Nigeria's movie industry, is ranked what position globally (by number of productions, at the 2010s): 2nd; 4th; 6th or 10th? 2nd (behind India)
  29. The Third Mainland (What?) in Lagos is (at the 2010s) Africa's longest? Bridge(connecting Lagos Island to mainland Lagos - it's 11.8km long)
  30. Nigerian Aliko Dangote is (at 2014) Africa's foremost: Businessman; Marathon runner; Tennis player; or Poet? Businessman (wealthiest African, founder of the vast Dangote industrial corporation)

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