Geography of Africa Chapters 1 & 2 Test Review

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 What are three things you have learned from this
chapter?
 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
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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
1.
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
A.
2.
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
A.
3.
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
A.
4.
Africa’s location near the Equator, its elevation, and
its relationship to large bodies of water and
landforms affect its
Language
B. Government
C. Archaeology
D. Climate
A.
5.
The landform that extends across most of North
Africa is
The Sahara
B. The Namib Desert
C. The Nile River
D. Mount Kilimanjaro
A.
6.
What area of land supports tall grasses, thorny
bushes, and scattered trees?
Coastal plain
B. Desert
C. Rain forest
D. Savanna
A.
7.
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
A.
8.
How do many nomads make their living in the
Sahara?
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
A.
9.
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
A.
10. The majority of Africa’s farmland is used for
Harvesting trees
B. Cash crops
C. Commercial farming
D. Subsistence farming
A.
11. Most of Africa’s workers are employed in
Trading
B. Mining
C. Farming
D. Manufacturing
A.
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
A.
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
A.
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
A.
15. Which European country controlled the trade of East
Africa’s coast until well into the 1600s?
England
B. Spain
C. France
D. Portugal
A.
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
market
C. They cannot protect themselves if a major cash crop
fails
D. They cannot survive a serious drought
A.
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
A.
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
A.
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
A.
20. In order to win independence from the colonial
powers, African leaders encouraged the growth of
Religion
B. Farming
C. Nationalism
D. Trade
A.
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
A.
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
A.
23. Islam was spread from Mali into many other parts of
Africa by
British soldiers
B. Muslim traders
C. Arab farmers
D. Portuguese sailors
A.
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
A.
25. One important effect of trade on the culture of
coastal East Africa was the development of
Buddhism
B. Christianity
C. Farming
D. Swahili
A.
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
A.
27. What is a civilization that arose on the Nile River
about 5,000 years ago?
South Africa
B. Nigeria
C. Egypt
D. Senegal
A.
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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