Geography of Africa Chapters 1 & 2 Test Review

 What are three things you have learned from this
 Write down on your own sheet of paper with your
name, date, period, and Bellringers at the top
 Put your Chapter 1 & 2 notes in the tray
 What are the four main rivers of Africa?
 Put your completed Bellringers in the tray
 Get your notes in the correct order, staple, and name
on them to turn in Monday before your test
Ch. 1-1 (Graphic Organizer)
Ch. 1-3 (Graphic Organizer)
Ch. 2-1 (Graphic Organizer)
Ch. 2-2 (Chart of African Kingdoms)
Ch. 2-3 (Graphic Organizer)
Ch. 2-5 (Graphic Organizer
Because the land area of much of Africa is high, the
continent is often called the
Coastal plain continent
B. Mountain continent
C. Plateau continent
D. River valley continent
Why is it impossible for ships to sail from Africa’s
interior to the sea?
Waterfalls or rapids interrupt the rivers’ flow
B. Mountains interrupt the rivers’ flow
C. Rift valleys interrupt the rivers flow
D. Tributaries interrupt the rivers’ flow
The Nile, the Congo, the Zambezi, and the Niger are
the names of major
Mountains in Africa
B. Rivers in Africa
C. Coastal plains in Africa
D. Rift valleys in Africa
Africa’s location near the Equator, its elevation, and
its relationship to large bodies of water and
landforms affect its
B. Government
C. Archaeology
D. Climate
The landform that extends across most of North
Africa is
The Sahara
B. The Namib Desert
C. The Nile River
D. Mount Kilimanjaro
What area of land supports tall grasses, thorny
bushes, and scattered trees?
Coastal plain
B. Desert
C. Rain forest
D. Savanna
Because much of Africa is between the Tropic of
Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, most of the
country is located in a
Moderate climate region
B. Subtropical climate region
C. Tropical climate region
D. Temperate climate region
How do many nomads make their living in the
They live in one place so they can care for their herds
B. They live in the cities where they can sell their goods
C. They travel to find water and food for their herds
D. They create large farms in the desert to grow food
The four geographic regions of Africa are
South, East, North, and Central and Eastern
B. Northeast, South, Central and South, and East
C. North, West, East, and Central and Southern
D. North, South, East, and West
10. The majority of Africa’s farmland is used for
Harvesting trees
B. Cash crops
C. Commercial farming
D. Subsistence farming
11. Most of Africa’s workers are employed in
B. Mining
C. Farming
D. Manufacturing
12. Unlike farmers who raise cash crops, subsistence
farmers raise crops to
Sell to Western countries
B. Support entire villages
C. Support their families
D. Sell to other African countries
13. Why did Europeans build empires in Africa after the
end of the African slave trade?
For the natural resources found there
B. To redesign African borders
C. To unite the African people
D. Because they were overcrowded in Europe
14. Africa’s most important natural resources are
Electricity and trade
B. Crops, minerals, and timber
C. Manufacturing, trade, and crops
D. Solar energy, trade, and timber
15. Which European country controlled the trade of East
Africa’s coast until well into the 1600s?
B. Spain
C. France
D. Portugal
16. How do producing a variety of crops, raw materials,
and manufactured goods affect African countries?
They can afford to buy equipment for mining
B. They can protect their economies in an unstable world
C. They cannot protect themselves if a major cash crop
D. They cannot survive a serious drought
17. The power of West African kingdoms was based on
The herding of sheep and cows
B. The trade of gold for salt
C. The manufacturing of clothing
D. The farming of oats and wheat
18. The earliest humans in East Africa got their food by
Hunting and gathering
B. Trading and hunting
C. Domesticating and herding
D. Farming and gathering
19. The earliest people in Egypt settled
In the mountains
B. Near the coast
C. Along the banks of the Nile River
D. in the Sahara
20. In order to win independence from the colonial
powers, African leaders encouraged the growth of
B. Farming
C. Nationalism
D. Trade
21. By the 1600s, Portuguese traders were trading
Gold for African salt
B. Guns for enslaved Africans
C. Clothing for African crops
D. Salt for African guns
22. How did World War II affect Africa?
It inspired African’s to demand their independence
B. It increased trade between Africa and the U.S.
C. It decreased the growth of cash crops
D. It encouraged European countries to seize more
African colonies
23. Islam was spread from Mali into many other parts of
Africa by
British soldiers
B. Muslim traders
C. Arab farmers
D. Portuguese sailors
24. In order to depend less on one export, African
countries are trying to
Decrease their exports
B. Diversity their economies
C. Increase their foreign debt
D. Expand their farm communities
25. One important effect of trade on the culture of
coastal East Africa was the development of
B. Christianity
C. Farming
D. Swahili
26. A serious environmental problem facing Africa today
is a decrease in the
Crop harvests
B. Size of the desert
C. Amount of fertile land
D. Number of trees that are planted
27. What is a civilization that arose on the Nile River
about 5,000 years ago?
South Africa
B. Nigeria
C. Egypt
D. Senegal
Make sure you can identify on a map:
-Atlantic Ocean
- Indian Ocean
- Mediterranean Sea
- Red Sea
- Sahara
- Namib
- Kalahari
- Nile River
- Congo River
- Niger River
- Zambezi River
- Atlas Mountains
- Congo Basin
- Great Rift Valley
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