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World Geo U3
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This region experiences sporadic summer precipitation
Which animal would you be least likely to see because of its status as an endangered species?
All of the following are true statements regarding the Sahara except _____
The Sahara extends into southern Africa
This river is considered to be the longest in the world, extending more than four thousand miles
This region contains much of the continent's annual rainfall
Tropical rain forest
Which statement is true regarding the positioning of Africa's climatic ones?
The tropical grassland regions are located just next to the equatorial area
Which behavior does not contribute to the problem of desertification in Africa?
Elimination of rain dance rituals by African tribes
Which of the following is a mountain chain in northern Africa?
The Atlas Mountains
In what country do the two main tributaries of the Nile River join?
What term refers to a species that is only found in a specific region?
In which region of Africa will you find countries whose national languages include French, Spanish, and Portuguese?
_____ and _____ are the two most widespread religions in Africa
Which statement is true regarding African languages and ethnic groups?
There are an estimated 3,000 languages and 3,000 ethnic groups in Africa
Which religion swept across North Africa as a result of trade with the Middle East?
Which statement is false regarding languages spoken in Africa?
Spanish is a common language throughout southern portions of Africa
Which example below is not an example of a traditional African religious practice or belief?
Belief in Christian principles from the Bible
The largest civilizations in Africa developed _____
Along the coasts and river valleys of Africa
The term "Islam" means _____
Submission to God's will
Pre-European African society relied heavily on the use of indentured servants, which are people who _____
Were paid and given the opportunity to purchase their freedom
The terms "tribe" and "ethnic group" are very similar in meaning because _____
Both terms involve shared kinship, language, and territory
Portions of northeast Africa were historically invaded by which two groups?
Romans and Arabs
This African country is known for its institutionalized practice of apartheid
The origin and wave of political independence that swept across Africa first began in the _____
The conflicts between the Hutus and Tutsis resulted in an estimated half a million deaths in these two areas
Rwanda and Burundi
What factor resulted in the depopulation of the African population beginning in the 17th century?
There was exportation of slaves during the slave-trade era
Which best illustrates the policy of apartheid?
Institutionalized separation between the white regime and African tribes
These countries were considered to be the only independent areas free from European control during the 1800s
Ethiopia and Liberia
A goal of the African Union is to _____
Establish peaceful diplomatic relationships amongst all African countries
Nelson Mandela's was elected president of _____ with the primary goal of _____
South Africa/ Ending apartheid
According to the text, the growing demand for African slaves during the slave trade era motivated African leaders to _____
Initiate attacks of rival tribes in order to profit by selling captured Africans to the Europeans
Which is not a factor contributing to poverty in Africa?
A sudden decline in unemployment
People living in this country, on average, make the least amount of money
Which of the following countries would most likely bring in the most per capita income compared to other countries?
Nigeria's economy would weaken tremendously if the price on this exported resource dropped
Some African countries' economies are negatively influenced by _____
An overdependence on a single resource
Each of the following statements explains why the rates of contracting malaria and AIDS are extremely high except _____
Too much money is being spent on consumable goods
The value of trade is extremely high in _____
An African economist living in Mali between 2002 and 2003 would most likely be _____
Which country is in the most debt in regards to generated government revenue?
Which statement is true regarding Africa's poverty issue?
Many of the southern African countries are in a higher income bracket than many of the Sub-Saharan countries
A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land
A stream that flows into a larger stream or other body of water
A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living conditions
Belonging to or characteristic of a specific place or people
Any of the various arthropods of the class arachnida, such as spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks
The hunting of animals in a forbidden area
Bound into service by contract
Using or able to speak several or many languages with some facility
One who acts on or condones the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies
The policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination
An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the republic of south africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites
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