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Jessica Pietsch
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In 20 questions, see how much you really know about Nelson Mandela.

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Jessica Pietsch
Created by Jessica Pietsch 10 months ago
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Question 1

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From which prison was Mandela released?
Answer
  • Diepkloof
  • Pollsmoor
  • Robben Island
  • Victor Verstor
  • Leeukop

Question 2

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What did he do on 11 January 1962
Answer
  • Got married
  • Got divorced
  • Left university
  • Left South Africa
  • Bought a house

Question 3

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In what year did he graduate with his law degree?
Answer
  • 1952
  • 1964
  • 1982
  • 1989
  • 1990

Question 4

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What did he wear to court in 1962?
Answer
  • A suit
  • Prison uniform
  • Leopard skin
  • Red overalls
  • Jackal skin

Question 5

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How many children did he have?
Answer
  • Two
  • Four
  • Six
  • Eight
  • Ten

Question 6

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What did he do after being acquitted in the Treason Trial?
Answer
  • Have a party
  • Go back to work
  • Go on holiday
  • Go underground
  • Go back to university

Question 7

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When did he join the African National Congress?
Answer
  • 1942
  • 1944
  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1962

Question 8

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What did he do on 27 April 1994?
Answer
  • Retire
  • Vote
  • End sanctions
  • Pray
  • Resign

Question 9

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What was he charged with in the Rivonia Trial?
Answer
  • Treason
  • Kidnapping
  • Sabotage
  • Plotting a coup
  • Planning an assassination

Question 10

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Why did his teacher give him the name Nelson?
Answer
  • She could not pronounce his isiXhosa name
  • It was the custom for school children to have English names
  • She names him after Admiral Nelson
  • His parents asked her to change his name

Question 11

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What was his initiation name?
Answer
  • Dalibhunga
  • Daluxolo
  • Daliqgili
  • Dalindyebo
  • Daliwonga

Question 12

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Where was he finally arrested?
Answer
  • At his house
  • At Liliesleaf Farm
  • At Park Station
  • At Howick
  • At his office

Question 13

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In what year did he leave Transkei to go to Johannesburg?
Answer
  • 1928
  • 1941
  • 1944
  • 1964
  • 1967

Question 14

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Why was the lawfirm Mandela & Tambo significant?
Answer
  • It was the oldest law firm in South Africa
  • It was the only law firm to have its office in the Magistrates Court
  • It was the first black law firm in South Africa
  • It was the first law firm in Soweto
  • It did not have any female clients

Question 15

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When was he released from prison?
Answer
  • 2 February 1990
  • 11 February 1990
  • 17 February 1989
  • 15 October 1989
  • 13 December 1989

Question 16

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How many times was Nelson Mandela married?
Answer
  • Once
  • Twice
  • Three times
  • Four times
  • Five times

Question 17

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Where was he when the freedom charter was adopted?
Answer
  • On the stage
  • In the crowd
  • In his car
  • On the edge of the crowd
  • In a shop

Question 18

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With whom did he share the Nobel Peace Prize?
Answer
  • Walter Sisulu
  • P.W. Botha
  • Ahmed Kathrada
  • Winnie Mandela
  • F.W. de Klerk

Question 19

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What was his first job in Johannesburg?
Answer
  • Gold miner
  • Estate agent
  • Mine policeman
  • Street sweeper
  • Lawyer

Question 20

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Where was Nelson Mandela born?
Answer
  • Johannesburg
  • Mqhezweni
  • Qunu
  • Mvezo
  • Mthata