130+ Zambia Trivia Questions and Answers

Zambia is a landlocked, south-central African country surrounded by eight countries (Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, DRC, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Ironically, as a land-linked country, Zambia is the world’s eighth-largest copper producer after Russia.

The four significant mines that dominate the country’s production are Barrick Gold’s Lumwana, First Quantum Minerals, Kansanshi, Mopani Copper Mines (majority owned by Glencore), and Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources.

Other important exports from Zambia include flowers, tobacco, and electricity.

Zambia Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

With nature at its best, Zambia is home to the UNESCO- Listed Victoria Falls, the world’s giant water curtain. Sharing the epic nature with Zimbabwe, the magnificent fall is 1700m wide, drops approximately 108m, and spans the entire width of the Zambezi River.

Did you know Victoria Falls was named by David Livingstone, the first explorer to come across the fall? Livingstone named the fall after his wife, Queen Elizabeth. For more mind-blowing facts, keep scrolling to learn.

Read on to discover Zambia in-depth.

1. Which of these European countries is closest in physical size (area) to Zambia? Your options: [ Germany ] [ France ] [ Switzerland ] [ Italy ]

France, Zambia is 290,587 square miles (752,618 square kilometers), slightly larger than France’s 248,573 square miles (including overseas departments).

 

2. Where is the Mulungushi Rock of Authority found?

Central Province

 

3. Which is the isolated rock hill where people gather to hear speeches and hold rallies. What term is used to describe an “isolated rock hill”?

Kopje

 

4. The ________has been called “the birthplace of Zambian independence”

Mulungushi Rock of Authority

 

5. _______ was first used as a gathering site in 1958 by the Zambian African National Congress (ZANC) ?

Mulungushi Rock of Authority

 

6. The Zambian African National Congress (ZANC), a group that sought to advance?

The right to vote for black people.

 

7. Some of the followers broke away from the ZANC and formed?

The United National Independence Party (UNIP)

 

8. The kopje, with its ready water supply and space for outdoor speeches, accommodated about _____ people in 1960 for the first UNIP party meeting.

2,000

 

9. Zambia has land borders with ____ other countries.

8

 

10. Zambia has land borders with eight other countries making it a?

 

11. Which country borders Zambia to the west?

Angola

 

12. Which country borders Zambia to the north?

The Congo Free State, The Belgian Congo, and Zaire, which is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

13. Which country borders Zambia to the south?

Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Botswana

 

14. Which country borders Zambia to the northeast?

Tanzania

 

15. Which country borders Zambia to the east?

Malawi

 

16. Victoria Falls is located on which river? Your options: [ Zambezi River ] [ Kafue River ] [ Luangwa River ] [ Luapula River ]

Zambezi River

 

17. Which river is a tributary to the river Congo?

The Luapula river

 

18. Next we visit the province in Zambia which is informally called the Kopala. What is the name of this province, which, during the 1950s, was the world’s largest producer of a certain natural resource? Your options: [ Goldbelt ] [ Iron Belt ] [ Copperbelt ] [ Diamond Belt ]

Copperbelt

 

19. When did westerners discover copper?

1895

 

20. When did Zambia become the official name for this country?

1964

 

21. The Copperbelt was the largest copper-producing region in the world in the?

The 1950s

 

22. The Luapula River marks the border between Zambia and which country? Your options: [the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ] [ Namibia ] [ Angola ] [ Botswana ]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

23. As of 2015, copper and cobalt mining still continues to be an important source of Zambia’s revenue, comprising ______ of Zambia’s exports?

64%

 

24. Which year did the copper market crash?

1973

 

25. In 1935, Lusaka replaced which city was the capital of Northern Rhodesia? Your options: [ Livingstone ] [ Rhodes ] [ Stanley ] [ Salisbury ]

Livingstone

 

26. Livingstone is also known as?

Maramba

 

27. Zambezi river is the __ river in Africa?

Zambezi river

 

28. Which is the largest river in Zambia?

Zambezi river

 

29. Zambia shares Victoria Falls with which other country?

Zimbabwe

 

30. Which is the most famous physical feature in Zambia.

Victoria Falls

 

31. Which of these countries did not take part in building the Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority? Your options: [ India ] [ Tanzania ] [ Zambia ] [ China ]

India

 

32. TAZARA Railway was built from?

1970-1975

 

33. Which mammal is found in the Zambezi River as it flows into the Indian Ocean?

Shark species

 

34. The River Zambezi marks the southern border of Zambia. Into which ocean does it flow? Your options: [ Indian Ocean ] [ North Atlantic ] [ Pacific ] [ South Atlantic ]

Indian Ocean

 

35. What is the name of the river in the western part of Zambia?

Zambezi

 

36. Which of the following groups of Bantu people comprised almost 40% of the province’s population in 2010? Your options: [ San ] [ Bedouin ] [ Chewa ] [ Masai ]

Chewa

 

37. Chewa divided into which two groups?

Banda and Phiri

 

38. Which of these European countries is the only one to border MORE countries than Zambia does? Your options: [ France ] [ Germany ] [ Austria ] [ Turkey ]

Germany

 

39. When was the first Chewa kingdom established?

 

40. Today the Chewa are a matrimonial society, but each village is ruled by a headman called?

A “mfumu”

 

41. Chewa people are known for making what?

Elaborate masks, their agricultural techniques, and their secret society

 

42. Lusaka became the capital of the newly-independent state of Zambia in?

1964

 

43. What is the name of the Chewa secret society?

Nyau

 

44. Nyau consists of which members?

Who has been initiated.

 

45. Which are the colors of Zambia’s flag?

Red, Black, and orange

 

46. Which animal appears on the Zambian flag?

An eagle

 

47. Which of these countries does NOT border Zambia? Your options: [ Kenya ] [ Zimbabwe ] [ Tanzania ] [ Namibia ]

Kenya

 

48. Which is the second longest river in Africa?

Congo

 

49. In 1928, The Benguela Railway connected Zambia to?

Lobito

50. Which rail allowed a link to Malawi?

Nacala

 

51. Which year was a new railway opened to connect Zambia with the ocean?

1970

 

52. Where is the harbor that connects Zambia to the ocean?

Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

 

53. Beira was the original harbor that allowed rail access to?

Rhodesias

 

54. River Luapula connects Lake Bangweulu to which river?

Mweru

 

55. What is the currency of Zambia?

The kwacha

 

56. Which river forms a border between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Luapula River

 

57. The Kwacha is subdivided into__ngwee?

100

 

58. Kwacha word is derived from which word?

Bemba word for “dawn.”

 

59. Which year was the first Kwacha issued?

1968

 

60. Which is the longest and largest river that lies wholly within Zambia?

Kafue

 

61. Which is the tributary of the Zambezi, rising to the east of the Zambezi’s source in North-Western Province and passing through the town for which it was named before joining the Zambezi north of the town of Lukulu?

Kabompo

 

62. Which river rises in Angola before flowing across Zambia to become the Upper Zambezi’s largest tributary?

The Lungwebungu River

 

63. What is the biggest national park in Zambia?

Kafue National Park

 

64. Which year was Kafue National Park established?

1924

 

65. Which year was Lake Kariba created as a HydroElectric Lake, with power going to both Zambia & Zimbabwe?

1958

 

66. How many people were displaced when Lake Kariba was formed?

30, 000

 

67. Which of these is a man-made lake? Your options: [ Kariba ] [ Bangwelu ] [ Tanganyika ] [ Mweru ]

Kariba

 

68. What is the border length of Zambia and Zimbabwe?

797 km

 

69. How long is the Zambian coastline?

There is no coastline

 

70. What is the border length of Zambia and Tanzania?

338 km

 

71. Which of these nations shares the shortest border with Zambia, at less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer)? Your options: [ Zimbabwe ] [ Botswana ] [ Tanzania ] [ Namibia ]

Botswana

 

72. What is the border length of Zambia and Namibia?

233 km

 

73. What is the official language of Zambia?

English

 

74. Zambia has over___ indigenous languages and dialects that are members of the Bantu family?

70

 

75. Although Lusaka was not the original capital, the governmental center was moved there in which year?

1935

 

76. The government center was moved from Lusaka to which city?

Livingstone

 

77. Who was the headman of the Soli people?

Mwalusaka

 

78. Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is also the name of one of Zambia’s ten provinces. According to historians, how did Lusaka get its name?

After a village headman named Lusaka

 

79. Which is the smallest park in Zambia?

Mosi Oa Tunya

 

80. Which ecosystem best describes most of Zambia?

Grasslands, savannas and shrublands

 

81. What is the area coverage of Mosi Oa Tunya?

66SqKm

 

82. Which of these is the most common natural hazard in Zambia? Your options: [ Tropical storms ] [ Periodic floods ] [ Earthquakes ] [ Periodic droughts ]

Tropical storms

 

83. Mafinga Central is located in the Mafinga Hills ridge on the?

Zambia/Malawi border.

 

84. Kafue is the largest national park with an area of?

22,000 sqm.

 

85. What mountain in Zambia is 2,339 meters (7,674 feet) tall and best accessed from Chisenga, Malawi?

Mafinga Central.

 

86. What is the capital city of Zambia?

Lusaka

 

87. What is the area of Zambia?

290,000 square miles

 

88. Zambia has how many ports?

1

 

89. Zambia ranks as the_____ world’s largest country in the world?

39th

 

90. On which lake is Zambia’s only harbor port?

Lake Tanganyika

 

91. What is the name of Zambia’s port?

Mpulungu

 

92. Muchinga Province in northeast Zambia is named after a range of mountains that “separate areas of land at different heights”. What is this type of feature called?

Escarpment

 

93. Name one ore of copper exported by Zambia?

Malachite

 

94. Color green on the Zambia flag?

Land

 

95. Color red on Zambia’s flag represents what?

Struggle for freedom

 

96. Copper is one of Zambia’s exports. One of copper’s ores is malachite. What color is malachite?

Green

 

97. Orange hue on Zambia’s flag represents?

Mineral wealth

 

98. Malachite is green and often used in making?

Jewelry

 

99. Which is the height spot in Zambia?

Mafinga Hills

100. What is the name of the big lake in the northern part of Zambia?

Lake Bangweulu

 

101. Mafinga Hills is how many feet above sea level?

7,641

 

102. The Zambezi Sawmills Railway helped link to which of the Zambian Rail Network?

Livingstone

 

103. The Zambezi Sawmills Railway helped exploit the forests of the?

Mulobezi area

 

104. Lake Tanganyika is the second largest lake in Africa after?

Lake Baikal

 

105. Which of these four men is a former president of Zambia? Your options: [ Kenneth Kaunda ] [ Laurent Kabila ] [ Robert Mugabe ] [ Nelson Mandela ]

Kenneth Kaunda

 

106. What is the height of the lowest point in Zambia?

1,079 feet (329 meters) above sea level.

 

107. Victoria Falls or Mosi oa Tunya, was created by the Zambesi eroding back through a basalt outcrop. How many previous “Victoria Falls” have there been?

6

 

108. What river is the lowest point in Zambia?

Zambezi

 

109. How many su-groups of the Lozi have lived in western Zambia since the early 1800s?

24

 

110. Lozi people make their living in a way that is traditional to many groups in Africa, such as the Masai in Kenya. What is this occupation?

Cattle raising

 

111. Bemba people make up what % of the Zambia population?

21.5%

 

112. Western Province in Zambia is home to the?

Lozi

 

113. Which is significantly the largest ethnic group in the Zambian population today, with almost twice as many members as any single group? Your options: [ Bemba ] [ Tonga ] [ White ] [ Lozi ]

Bemba

 

114. Bemba people are mainly found in which provinces?

Northern, Luapula and Copperbelt

 

115. What is the origin of the Bemba people?

Luba and Lunda states of the upper Congo basin

 

116. Which is also the biggest mine in Zambia?

Konkola Copper Mine

 

117. Where was David Livingstone buried?

Westminster Abbey, London UK.

 

118. What is the wettest mine in Zambia?

Konkola Copper Mine

 

119. Where was the heart of David Livingstone buried?

Chitambo

 

120. Which year did Davis Livingstone die?

30th April, 1873

 

121. Which of these cities is NOT located in Zambia? Your options: [ Lusaka ] [ Dodoma ] [ Kitwe ] [ Ndola ]

Dodoma

 

122. Which is the most populous city in Zambia?

Lusaka

 

123. Which is the second most populous city in Zambia?

Kitwe

 

124. Our last stop in Zambia is located in South Province and is a site called Mosi-oa-Tunya that is shared with neighboring Zimbabwe. What did Scottish missionary David Livingstone name this site?

Victoria Falls

 

125. Which is the third most populous city in Zambia?

Ndola

 

126. Victoria Falls, Tongan name, Mosi-oa-Tunya, means?

“The Smoke that Thunders”

 

127. Due to its width and height _______is said to be the largest waterfall in the world, although it is not the highest?

Victoria Falls

 

128. The Zambian national soccer team is nicknamed?

“Chipolopolo”

 

129. What is the other nickname of Zambia’s national soccer team?

The Copper Bullets

 

130. Which of these languages are indigenous to Zambia? Your options: [ Bemba & Tonga ] [ Xhosa and Zulu ] [ Swahili and Arabic ] [ German and French ]

Bemba & Tonga

 

131. Bemba is spoken around which lake?

Lake Mweru

 

132. What is the main color in the flag of Zambia?

Green

 

133. Tonga is spoken in which part?

South of Zambia

 

134. Zambia was part of which federation?

Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

 

135. Who was Zambia’s president in 1992?

Frederick Chiluba

 

 

 

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