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Ethiopia Quiz


  1. What was Ethiopia formerly called?
  2. Which emperor was the last reigning monarch of Ethiopia’s Solomonic Dynasty?
  3. Ethiopia is located on a large peninsula commonly known by what name?
  4. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa after which country?

  5. Name the capital and largest city of Ethiopia?
  6. Ethiopia was invaded by which country in October 1935?
  7. Which country declared independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
  8. Name the rugged mass of mountains in Ethiopia sometimes called the Roof of Africa?
  9. Which spiritual movement that developed in Jamaica is linked with Ethiopia?
  10. Whats is Ras Dashen?
  11. The flag of Ethiopia consists of a tricolour of which three colours?
  12. Abebe Bikilak became the first Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist after winning which event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome?
  13. Fossils of one of the oldest known human ancestors were discovered in Hadar, Ethiopia in 1970. What female name was it given after a Beatles' song?


  1. Abyssinia
  2. Haile Selassie
  3. Horn of Africa, also known as the Somali Peninsula
  4. Nigeria
  5. Addis Ababa (which means 'new flower')
  6. Italy
  7. Eritrea
  8. The Ethiopian Highlands
  9. Rastafarianism
  10. It's the highest mountain in Ethiopia
  11. Green, yellow, and red
  12. The marathon
  13. Lucy (acquired from the 1967 song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds")