Apartheid Quiz: History and Politics

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Who became the first black President of South Africa?

Nelson Mandela

Which political party did Nelson Mandela belong to?

African National Congress (ANC)

How many seats did the African National Congress (ANC) win in the first democratic elections of South Africa?


Where did the inauguration ceremony of Nelson Mandela take place?

Union Buildings amphitheatre in Pretoria

What did Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress fight against?

'Apartheid' political system

Why was the young seagull afraid to fly?

He felt certain that his wings would not support him

What did the seagull's parents do to encourage him to fly?

They called to him shrilly, upbraiding him, threatening to let him starve on his ledge unless he flew away

What happened to the seagull's siblings before he attempted to fly?

They had already flown away the day before

Who is lost in storm clouds in the story?

A pilot

What are the two stories mentioned at the beginning about?


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Nelson Mandela and South Africa

  • Nelson Mandela became the first black President of South Africa.
  • He belonged to the African National Congress (ANC) political party.
  • In the first democratic elections of South Africa, the ANC won a significant number of seats.

Inauguration and Struggle

  • The inauguration ceremony of Nelson Mandela took place in Pretoria.
  • Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress fought against apartheid.

The Story of the Seagull

  • A young seagull was afraid to fly.
  • The seagull's parents encouraged him to fly by pushing him off a cliff.
  • The seagull's siblings had already flown before he attempted to do so.
  • The young seagull got lost in storm clouds while learning to fly.


  • The two stories mentioned at the beginning are about Nelson Mandela and a young seagull learning to fly.

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