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Chapter 13 Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Q1
    How were Africa's major lakes, valleys, and volcanoes formed?
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    plate tectonics
    climate change
  • Q2
    What is the greatest challenge for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa?
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    Scarcity of fresh water
    Heavy rainfall
    Too little technology
    Land at high elevation
  • Q3
    How do coastal cities help support their populations?
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    Greater access to trade
    More land for farming
    Nearness to rainforest
    Benefit of a warmer climate
  • Q4
    Which countries in the region have the greatest economic success?
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    Those with valuable natural resources
    Those in the north
    Those with deep water lakes
    Those in the interior
  • Q5
    How has human activity affected the Sahel?
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    Farming has allowed people to grow new crops on the land
    Forests are gradually replacing the grasslands
    Poor use of resources has made the land less fertile
    New land management techniques have opened new fields
  • Q6
    Why is Swahili so widely spoken as a second language?
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    It is descended from Bantu languages
    The official language used to govern colonies in Africa
    Was used in trade so people in different cultures could communicate
    It is an easy language to learn
  • Q7
    What aspects of Sub-Saharan African culture were influenced by Arab traders?
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    Cities and transportation
    Sculpture and dance
    Language and religion
    Agriculture and technology
  • Q8
    What was the main reason behind the African slave trade?
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    Easy to bring large numbers of slaves across the ocean
    Plantation owners could make more money using slave labor
    Plantation owners thought slaves were harder workers
    Slaves were better at growing tobacco, sugar, and cotton
  • Q9
    What did the Bantu and the Europeans have in common?
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    A deep interest in helping African nations work together
    A desire to spread their religion
    Better weapons than the people they conquered
    A government that other people copied
  • Q10
    What was the goal of Pan-Africanism?
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    To promote unity among all Africans
    To help African leaders living in cities around the world
    To support colonial powers in Africa
    To support the economies of African countries
  • Q11
    What is a savanna?
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  • Q12
    In addition to the Great Rift Valley, plate tectonics created __________ in East Africa
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  • Q13
    Which process alters the land through the actions of humans?
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  • Q14
    How does the Congo Basin differ from most other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa?
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    Less wildlife
    More humidity
    Warmer temperatures
    Higher elevations
  • Q15
    Which of the following would help protect big cats in Africa?
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    Adopt a nocturnal lifestyle.
    Move the animals to a new location.
    Reduce the size of the grasslands.
    Stopping illegal hunting (poaching).

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