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Chapter 7 Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Q1
    What was responsible for the formation of Africa's major valleys, lakes, and volcanoes?
    climate change
    plate tectonics
  • Q2
    What physical feature was formed by the movement of tectonic plates?
    Kalahari Desert
    Congo River
    Great Rift Valley
    Great Escarpment
  • Q3
    Which of the following is a cause of desertification?
    rivers flowing outward to the oceans
    basins being drained by river systems
    the soil beocming less fertile for farming
    too many people using the water supply
  • Q4
    Why does much of East Africa have cooler temperatures than other regions?
    The region is divided by a series of rift valleys
    The region has enormous grasslands
    The region benefits from deepwater lakes
    The region sits at a higher elevation
  • Q5
    Why does West Africa support a wide variety of ways of life?
    The coastal area has one of the largest cities in the world
    The countries of the interior are mostly covered by desert
    Human activity has altered the environment in some places
    The varied geography causes very different climates
  • Q6
    What is the principal difference between the geography of Central Africa and that of other regions?
    much more rain
    important coastal cities
    a major river
    several natural resources
  • Q7
    Which of the following has blocked economic success in some Southern African nations?
    poor soil
    lack of rainfall
    overuse of natural resources
    conflict within countries
  • Q8
    What is the most important feature of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa?
    the region's inactive volcanoes
    the region's rare animal species
    the region's mineral resources
    the region's deepwater lakes
  • Q9
    What is the greatest challenge to farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa?
    lack of technology
    too much rainfall
    land at high elevations
    scarcity of fresh water
  • Q10
    Which of the following helps coastal cities support their populations?
    nearness to rain forests
    benefit of a warmer climate
    greater access to trade
    more land for farming
  • Q11
    Which countries in the region have the greatest economic wealth?
    those with natural resources
    those with deepwater lakes
    those in the north
    those in the interior
  • Q12
    Why is Swahili so widely spoken as a second language?
    It is an easy language to learn
    It was the official language used to govern colonies in Africa
    It is descended from Bantu languages
    It developed as a trade language so people from different from different cultures found it useful to know
  • Q13
    What aspects of Sub-Saharan African culture were influenced by Arab traders?
    sculpture and dance
    cities and transportation
    language and religion
    agriculture and technology
  • Q14
    What was the reason behind the African slave trade?
    It was easy to bring large numbers of slaves safely 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
  • Q15
    What did the Bantu and the Europeans have in common?
    a desire to spread their religion
    better weapons than the people they conquered
    deep interest in helping African nations work together
    a government that other people copied

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