Friday, May 30, 2014

Game #1 - Malawi, Moldova or Both?

We created a few educational party games for our farewell party last week.  We decided to post them here.

Game #1 - Malawi, Moldova or Both
Despite the fact that we are going to different continents, we have actually found a lot of similarities between our countries.  Of course, there are a lot of differences too.  Read each statement and try to decide if it is referring to Malawi, Moldova or both.  Good luck!

  1.  The main agricultural crops include sunflowers and grapes for wine
  2. Daylight Saving Time is not observed
  3. The government designated a National Dance Troupe
  4. The highest elevation is 430 meters (1,411 feet)
  5. The President is the head of state
  6. Native wildlife includes zebras, elephants, hippos and crocodiles
  7. Home to Chibuku Shake Shake, an alcoholic beverage made out of fermented corn and served in a cardboard container.  The beverage is chunky, requiring that you shake it before drinking to mix it up, hence the name.
  8. This country is landlocked and does not border any oceans
  9. This country declared independence in 1964
  10. In the rural areas, outhouses are the most common toilet facilities
  11. The currency is the Leu
  12. Their national dish is called mamaliga, which is made from cornmeal
  13. Most of their rainfall is during the summer months
  14. This country is the poorest nation on its continent
  15. The national flag includes a red sun over black, red and green horizontal stripes
  16. The main agricultural crops include tobacco, corn and tea
  17. English is one of their two official languages
  18. In 2005 this country consumed the highest amount of alcohol per capita in the world 
  19. The population is predominantly Christian
  20. Under local law, foreign residents are required to have proof of a negative HIV/AIDS test to receive a residency permit

  • Malawi - 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 15, 16, 17
  • Moldova - 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 18, 20
  • Both -  5, 8, 13, 14, 19

How did you do?


  1. Somehow I assumed that Malawi was dominated by Islam. Interesting stuff!

  2. There are areas where Islam is more prevalent, but overall Malawians are Christian. My host family attends the African Methodist Church.