Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Thursday Quiz LXXXIII

The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is a twelve item is-it-or-isn't-it test of your knowledge, reasoning, stamina, and moxie!

Remember always the Fundamental Rules of the Thursday Quiz:

1. The Thursday Quiz is a POP quiz. No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. Violators will never be able to look at themselves in the mirror again.

2. Don't get all stressed out about it! It's supposed to be fun!

Cities of Africa

Some of the following are large African cities correctly matched with the countries they are located in. Some, however, are not! As is the custom, you must sort out the Is from the Isn't!

1. Abidjan, Somalia

2. Accra, Ghana

3. Cairo, Egypt

4. Dakar, Senegal

5. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

6. Jakarta, Tanzania

7. Johannesburg, Kenya

8. Kinshasa, Ghana

9. Lagos, Nigeria

10. Luanda, Central African Republic

11. Montevideo, Morocco

12. Nairobi, Kenya

Submit your answers in the comments.


Elaine said...

Oh, dear.
1. Yes (why not?)
2. No ?
3. Yes! finally, one I know!
4. yes?
5. No?
6. yes?
7. NO
8. NO
9. YES
10. No
11. No
12. Yes

Oh, dear, oh, dear.

The Calico Cat said...

1. No
2. No
3. yes
4. yes
5. no
6. no
7. no
8. yes
9. yes
10. no
11. no
12. yes

Eversaved said...

1. No
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. Yes
6. No
7. No
8. No
9. Yes
10. Yes
11. No
12. Yes

Cartophiliac said...

1. is
2. is
3. is
4. isn't
5. is
6. isn't
7. isn't
8. isn't
9. is
10. is
11. isn't
12. is

d said...

1n 2y 3y 4n 5y 6n 7n 8n 9y 10y 11n 12y

La Gringissima said...

1. no
2. yes
3. yes
4. yes
5. yes
6. no
7. no
8. no
9. yes
10. yes
11. no
12. yes

mhwitt said...

Abidjan, Somalia --- No, don't think so.
Accra, Ghana --- Yes, nearly certain.
Cairo, Egypt --- You bet. I'm assuming you don't mean Cairo, Kentucky though!
Dakar, Senegal -- Yes, I think so.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Yah, sure, youbetchya.
Jakarta, Tanzania -- I should say not!
Johannesburg, Kenya --- Heck no!
Kinshasa, Ghana --- Heck no!
Lagos, Nigeria --- Oh yeah, baby!
Luanda, Central African Republic --- Yes... but I'm guessing here.
Montevideo, Morocco --- I'll say No. I know only only of the Montevideo in Uruguay (South America.)
Nairobi, Kenya --- You betchya!

Elizabeth said...

1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. No
6. No
7. No
8. No
9. Yes
10. Yes
11. No
12. Yes

I'm waiting for the opera and the slugs.

Rebel said...

1. Isn't
2. Is... my friend got mugged at knife-point there. Not on my 'gotta see' list. =(
3. Is!
4. mmmmm is?
5. isn't
6. isn't (Indonesia?)
7. isn't (South Africa?)
8. is?
9. is?
10. isn't
11. isn't
12. is

Dug said...

1 not
2 is
3 is
4 is
5 is
6 not
7 not
8 not
9 is
10 not
11 not
12 is

11 and 6 are not "large African cities", foo!

You forgot Burgerville!

mrs.5000 said...

1 yes
2 no
3 yes
4 yes
5 no
6 no
7 no
8 no
9 yes
10 no
11 no
12 yes

Kadonkadonk said...

1. NO
2. NO
3. YES
4. YES
5. YES
6. NO
7. NO
8. no?
9. yes?
10. yes?
11. no?
12. YES

Wow, I am only sure about 5 of those. I'm ususally pretty confident about African stuff. Seeing as how I am Dutch and all...

Ben said...

Ah, how I love displaying my geographical ignorance for all to see:
1. isn't
2. is
3. is
4. isn't
5. is
6. isn't
7. isn't
8. isn't
9. is
10. isn't
11. isn't
12. is

DrSchnell said...

1. Nope - that's Cote d'Ivoire
2. Yup.
3. yup
4. yup
5. yup
6. nope
7. nope
8. nope
9. yup
10. Nope
11. Nope
12 Yup.

MJ said...

1. Isn't
2. Is
3. Is
4. Is
5. Is
6. Isn't
7. Isn't
8. Is
9. Is
10. Isn't
11. Isn't
12. Is

Michael5000 said...

OK, here goes:

1. Abidjan, Somalia. NO. Abidjan, the 8th largest city in Africa, is in Ivory Coast.

2. Accra, Ghana. YES, the 12th largest city on the continent.

3. Cairo, Egypt. YES, far and away Africa's largest city.

4. Dakar, Senegal. YES. The "Paris of Africa" is its 19th largest town.

5. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. YES. The 16th largest.

6. Jakarta, Tanzania. NO. Jakarta is in Indonesia.

7. Johannesburg, Kenya. NO. Jo-burg is Africa's 4th largest city, but it's in South Africa.

8. Kinshasa, Ghana. NO. Kinshasa is Africa's 3rd largest city, but it is in the DR Congo, the country formerly known as Zaire.

9. Lagos, Nigeria. You betcha. Far and away the 2nd biggest city in Africa.

10. Luanda, Central African Republic. NAH. It's the 18th largest city, but it's in Angola.

11. Montevideo, Morocco. NO WAY MAN. Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay.

12. Nairobi, Kenya. SURE. It's the 13th largest city.

Michael5000 said...

That means that the Gold and Silver Stars this week go to Dug and DrSchnell, who by an interesting coincidence both attended graduate studies in Geography with me at the University of Kansas back in the early 1990s. How about that.

The TQ LXXXIII Blue Star goes to Decathlon hero Eversaved.

Green Stars go out to la gringissima, mhwitt, Ben, and MJ.

Michael5000 said...

@Eliz: Opera and slug quiz, comin' right up!

@Reb: Hey! I had a friend who got robbed at MACHETE point in Accra!

@Dug: No, no, no, Burgerville is NOT an African city. You need to go back and look at the compare-and-contrast again.

@Ben: with 11/12 correct, I'm afraid this wasn't a very convincing display of geographic ignorance. Worse luck next time!

margaret said...

1. isn't
2. IS!
3. is
4. is
5. isn't?
6. isn't -- sounds nice tho
7. isn't
8. isn't
9. is
10. isn't
11. isn't ha ha
12. is

If it weren't for No. 5 I'd be feeling pretty smug right now. My year of dropping out/into the world served me well, for instance No. 1 is unforgettable; it's where we were held up at knifepoint twice in one day! And No. 2? I still think of it (particularly Kumasi, Ghana) as the most civilized country in the world.

margaret said...

After reading everyone's comments, I have to defend Accra and, by extension, Ghana. I had a blast there. It's a bummer that some others didn't.

Michael5000 said...

Yeah, it's true that except for the machete incident, I've heard nothing but good about Accra. Which sounds sarcastic, but isn't.

Karin said...

Hey Michael, if your friend who got mugged at machete point is the same person as my friend who got mugged at machete point (DD), then it wasn't in Accra, it was in JoBerg, I think, but certainly in South Africa.

And...I can't believe I missed this quiz. I aced it! Just, you know, a week late.

Voron X said...

1. n
2. y
3. y
4. y
5. n
6. y
7. n
8. n
9. y
10. y
11. n
12. y