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Travel the World: Madagascar
by Staff
Because the island Madagascar broke off from the African continent millions of years ago, all kinds of oddball plants and animals call Madagascar -- and only Madagascar -- home. How much do you know about this weird little world?

Madagascar is home to the world's largest and smallest varieties of what animal?

  • snake
  • tiger
  • chameleon
  • parrot
  • lizard

Madagascar became a colony of what country in 1897?

  • England
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Spain

What time of year is not a good time to visit Madagascar?

  • January-March
  • March-June
  • June-September
  • September-December

What's the mountainous region of Madagascar called?

  • Hauts Plateaux
  • Mesetas Altos
  • Planaltos Altos

In the village of Soatanana, everyone wears what color?

  • yellow
  • red
  • blue
  • white
  • black
  • green
  • orange
  • purple

What percentage of the animals on Madagascar live there and nowhere else?

  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70
  • 80
  • 90
  • 100

Madagascar produces some of the world's highest-quality _____ beans.

  • pinto
  • coffee
  • vanilla
  • kidney
  • fava
  • cocoa

More than 70 species of this animal live only on Madagascar.

  • wombat
  • tortoise
  • yak
  • lemur
  • platypus
  • lynx

The largest bird on Earth lived in Madagascar. What was it called?

  • rhea
  • wandering albatross
  • elephant bird
  • great bustard
  • cassowary

What's the official language of Madagascar?

  • Madagascian
  • Gascari
  • Malagasy
  • Mikean