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What rank is Africa in terms of size

2

How many times larger is Africa then the continental USA?

3

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

40%

List the 2 primary deserts of Africa

Sahara
Kalahari

List the 2 primary mountain chains for Africa

Atlas
Drakensberg

List the 2 famous peaks of Africa

Mt.Kenya
Mt.Kilimanjaro

How has the great rift valley been created?

the two plates are pulling away

How long is the Nile River

4,180

What is the source of the Nile River

Lake Victoria

What nations does the Nile end in?

Egypt

What percent of Africa is farmable?

15%

Most of Africa is located between the Tropic _______and the tropic of_______

cancer
capricorn

The highest recorded temperature in Africa is

136

How much of the Sahara is rolling sand dunes

20%

How many miles long and wide is the Sahara

long- 1200
wide-3000

What is located beneath the deserts of Africa?

aquifer

What is an aquifer

huge stores of water

What is an oasis

vegetation zone

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?

Central Africa

What is a savannah?

a plain full of grassland

What is an example of a savannah?

Serengeti Plain

How many different species of plants and animals live in just 1 acre of rainforest?

100

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?

Sahel

List the 3 main causes of desertification?

Over grazing
Farming
Overpopulation

What African nation is the 6th largest oil producer in the world?

Nigeria

How many neglected oil spills has Nigeria had over the years?

4,000

What dam has Egypt constructed on the Nile River?

Aswan

What Lake has this dam created?

Lake Nassar

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

East Africa

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?

Ghana
Mail
Songhai

What resources supported these cultures?

Gold
Salt

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

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