What rank is Africa in terms of size
How many times larger is Africa then the continental USA?
What is Pangaea?
An ancient supercontinent
Most of Africa is located on what kind of landform
huge plateu sytem or mountains
what percent of africa is desert
List the 2 primary deserts of Africa
List the 2 primary mountain chains for Africa
List the 2 famous peaks of Africa
How has the great rift valley been created?
the two plates are pulling away
How long is the Nile River
What is the source of the Nile River
What nations does the Nile end in?
What percent of Africa is farmable?
Most of Africa is located between the Tropic _______and the tropic of_______
The highest recorded temperature in Africa is
How much of the Sahara is rolling sand dunes
How many miles long and wide is the Sahara
What is located beneath the deserts of Africa?
What is an aquifer
huge stores of water
What is an oasis
What animal would one want to take if traveling in the desert? Why?
Camel, they can last up to 14 days
What part of Africa receives the most rain?
What is a savannah?
a plain full of grassland
What is an example of a savannah?
How many different species of plants and animals live in just 1 acre of rainforest?
What is a canopy in regards to rainforest?
The upper layer of the rainforest
What is desertification?
When it dries up and it starts to turn into desert
What region in Africa is in great danger of desertification?
List the 3 main causes of desertification?
What African nation is the 6th largest oil producer in the world?
How many neglected oil spills has Nigeria had over the years?
What dam has Egypt constructed on the Nile River?
What Lake has this dam created?
What are 2 positives of this dam?
Year long water: Increased Egypts arable land
What are 2 drawbacks of this dam
a lot of people to move: many of Egypts ancient wonders were buried
What area is the cradle of humanity
What is a pandemic?
an uncontrollable outbreak of a disease
What are the 2 main civilizations of North Africa?
Egypt and Carthage
What is a souk?
marketplace with music and story tellers which are located in the medina
What is a medina?
old section of a N. African city
What is a Rai and what did it lead to?
Form of music,lead to rap music
List 2 ways the way of women in North Africa is changing?
Men can only have 1 wife.
No preteen marriages for girls
List the primary early cultures of West Africa?
What resources supported these cultures?
What is a stateless society?
rely on ones family to govern themselves
what is a kente?
popular form of art in this region
what is an apartheid?
basically all aspects of life were segregated
Who is Nelson Mandela
fought for equal rights and got thrown in jail after a revolution in the nation he was realesed and became president in 1994