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STUDY GUIDE
AFRICA
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5 Themes of Geography
1. Why is Africa called the plateau continent?
A. most of the land is grassland
B. most of the land is elevated
C. most of the land is pulling apart
D. plateau is French for “tubs of pigeon dung”
5 Themes of Geography
1. Why is Africa called the plateau continent?
A. most of the land is grassland
B. most of the land is elevated
C. most of the land is pulling apart
D. plateau is French for “tubs of pigeon dung”
5 Themes of Geography
2. What is savanna?
A. tallest mountain in Africa
B. an area of semi-desert
C. grasslands with scattered trees
D. the smartest, most awesome girl in the
whole school
5 Themes of Geography
2. What is savanna?
A. tallest mountain in Africa
B. an area of semi-desert
C. grasslands with scattered trees
D. the smartest, most awesome girl in the
whole school
5 Themes of Geography
3. Why are rainforests threatened?
A. deforestation
B. desertification
C. sahel
D. because the monkeys yell and throw coconuts
at the trees
5 Themes of Geography
3. Why are rainforests threatened?
A. deforestation
B. desertification
C. sahel
D. because the monkeys yell and throw coconuts
at the trees
5 Themes of Geography
4. What do nomads do?
A. mine diamonds
B. drill for oil
C. constantly move looking for grazing land and
water
D. teach the secret of always being happy
5 Themes of Geography
4. What do nomads do?
A. mine diamonds
B. drill for oil
C. constantly move looking for grazing land
and water
D. teach the secret of always being happy
5 Themes of Geography
5. What 3 natural resources make the most
money for Africans?
A. crops, minerals, and timber
B. peanuts, fish, and oil
C. solar energy, gold, and fish
D. killer bees, Ebola, and mint tea
5 Themes of Geography
5. What 3 natural resources make the most
money for Africans?
A. crops, minerals, and timber
B. peanuts, fish, and oil
C. solar energy, gold, and fish
D. killer bees, Ebola, and mint tea
5 Themes of Geography
6. What are serious environmental
problems in Africa?
A. apartheid and mining
B. deforestation, soil erosion, and
desertification
C. Great Rift Valley and the Sahel
D. The trees are starting to fight back
against the monkeys.
5 Themes of Geography
6. What are serious environmental
problems in Africa?
A. apartheid and mining
B. deforestation, soil erosion, and
desertification
C. Great Rift Valley and the Sahel
D. The trees are starting to fight back
against the monkeys.
5 Themes of Geography
7. What is the problem with
African rivers?
A. Africa is all desert … there aren’t rivers
there
B. too many waterfalls and rapids
C. they are too shallow for boats
D. not enough ‘lazy river’ tubes
5 Themes of Geography
7. What is the problem with
African rivers?
A. Africa is all desert … there aren’t rivers
there
B. too many waterfalls and rapids
C. they are too shallow for boats
D. not enough ‘lazy river’ tubes
5 Themes of Geography
8. Why have so many people
moved from rural areas to
cities?
A. for a job and better education
B. for a job and to be close to family
C. for a job and better roads
D. to be able to live in a graveyard – most
awesome!!
5 Themes of Geography
8. Why have so many people
moved from rural areas to
cities?
A. for a job and better education
B. for a job and to be close to family
C. for a job and better roads
D. to be able to live in a graveyard – most
awesome!!
5 Themes of Geography
9. How have trade and being
conquered affected the people
of northern Africa?
A. everyone learned English
B. they all became democracies
C. they have a mixed culture
D. they trained their camels to spit on
invaders
5 Themes of Geography
9. How have trade and being
conquered affected the people
of northern Africa?
A. everyone learned English
B. they all became democracies
C. they have a mixed culture
D. they trained their camels to spit on
invaders
5 Themes of Geography
10. What language is used for
communication and business in
eastern Africa?
A. Egyptian
B. Swahili
C. English
D. cow language … moooooooo
5 Themes of Geography
10. What language is used for
communication and business in
eastern Africa?
A. Egyptian
B. Swahili
C. English
D. cow language … moooooooo
5 Themes of Geography
11. In central Africa, what’s
the difference between life on
the coast and life inland?
A. as you go inland, people get richer
B. as you go inland, people live longer
C. as you go inland, people get poorer
D. people on the coast often die from beach
frisbee accidents
5 Themes of Geography
11. In central Africa, what’s
the difference between life on
the coast and life inland?
A. as you go inland, people get richer
B. as you go inland, people live longer
C. as you go inland, people get poorer
D. people on the coast often die from beach
frisbee accidents
5 Themes of Geography
12. Many people in the southern
region have left their countries and
moved to South Africa. Why?
A. to become jewelers
B. to work in the mines
C. to work on the oil rigs
D. they’re looking for Sasquatch
5 Themes of Geography
12. Many people in the southern
region have left their countries and
moved to South Africa. Why?
A. to become jewelers
B. to work in the mines
C. to work on the oil rigs
D. they’re looking for Sasquatch
Climate and Climate Zones
13. Where are the “tropics” located?
A. between the Equator and the Prime
Meridian
B. between the Equator and the Tropic of
Cancer
C. between the Tropics of Cancer and
Capricorn
D. in Fraser … at the tanning place
Climate and Climate Zones
13. Where are the “tropics” located?
A. between the Equator and the Prime
Meridian
B. between the Equator and the Tropic of
Cancer
C. between the Tropics of Cancer
and Capricorn
D. in Fraser … at the tanning place
Climate and Climate Zones
14. In addition to “distance from the
Equator”, list 3 things that affect climate.
A. elevation
B. temperature
C. nearness to large bodies of water
D. ladders (climb-it)
E. nearness to large landforms
A. amount of rainfall
Climate and Climate Zones
14. In addition to “distance from the
Equator”, list 3 things that affect climate.
A. elevation
B. temperature
C. nearness to large bodies of water
D. ladders (climb-it)
E. nearness to large landforms
A. amount of rainfall
Climate and Climate Zones
15. Why is Mt. Kilimanjaro snow-covered
all year even though it’s near the Equator?
A. The higher you go, the colder it gets
B. It’s closer to the moon and outer space is
cold
C. Global Cooling
D. It’s not snow, it’s dandruff.
Climate and Climate Zones
15. Why is Mt. Kilimanjaro snow-covered
all year even though it’s near the Equator?
A. The higher you go, the colder it gets
B. It’s closer to the moon and outer space is
cold
C. Global Cooling
D. It’s not snow, it’s dandruff.
Climate
and
Climate
Zones
Line = temp.
Bars = precip.
Letters along
bottom =
months
Climate
and
Climate
Zones
What’s the
hottest
month?
Climate
and
Climate
Zones
What’s the
hottest
month?
April
Climate
and
Climate
Zones
What’s the
precipitation
in July?
Climate
and
Climate
Zones
What’s the
precipitation
in July?
About 260
mm
Technology
16. How do farmers prepare for heavy
or light rainfall?
A. They harvest trees during the dry years.
B. They install irrigation and drainage
systems.
C. They plant a variety of crops.
D. They wear those silly umbrella hats.
Technology
16. How do farmers prepare for heavy
or light rainfall?
A. They harvest trees during the dry years.
B. They install irrigation and drainage
systems.
C. They plant a variety of crops.
D. They wear those silly umbrella hats.
Technology
17. What type of farming is dominant in Africa?
A. subsistence
B. commercial (business / cash crops)
C. grassland
D. Jello farming … harvesting is difficult.
Technology
17. What type of farming is dominant in Africa?
A. subsistence
B. commercial (business / cash crops)
C. grassland
D. Jello farming … harvesting is difficult.
Technology
18. What types of jobs do most Africans have?
A. miners
B. farmers
C. fishermen
D. professional ice hockey players
Technology
18. What types of jobs do most Africans have?
A. miners
B. farmers
C. fishermen
D. professional ice hockey players
Technology
19. How do hybrid rice plants help Africa?
A. increased food production per plant
B. less fertilizer is needed
C. less water is needed
D. It’s magic rice. It grows as Rice-a-Roni
… box and all.
Technology
19. How do hybrid rice plants help Africa?
A. increased food production per plant
B. less fertilizer is needed
C. less water is needed
D. It’s magic rice. It grows as Rice-a-Roni
… box and all.
Technology
20. What are 3 advantages of the Aswan High
Dam?
A. steady water supply
B. diamond production
C. flood control
D. .
E. better education
F. electricity
Technology
20. What are 3 advantages of the Aswan High
Dam?
A. steady water supply
B. diamond production
C. flood control
D. .
E. better education
F. electricity
Technology
21. What is one disadvantage of the Aswan High
Dam.
A. fish can suffocate
B. oil drilling is interrupted
C. silt is blocked
D. .
Technology
21. What is one disadvantage of the Aswan High
Dam.
A. fish can suffocate
B. oil drilling is interrupted
C. silt is blocked
D. .
Technology
22. In what industry are ore cars and ventilation
shafts used?
A. farming
B. fishing
C. mining
D. underwater Nascar
Technology
22. In what industry are ore cars and ventilation
shafts used?
A. farming
B. fishing
C. mining
D. underwater Nascar
Unique Aspects of Culture
23. How are Africans trying to improve their
education?
A. by increasing apartheid
B. by increasing the literacy rate
C. by decreasing deforestation
D. by duct taping students to their seats
Unique Aspects of Culture
23. How are Africans trying to improve their
education?
A. by increasing apartheid
B. by increasing the literacy rate
C. by decreasing deforestation
D. by duct taping students to their seats
Unique Aspects of Culture
24. How does diversifying the economy help
Africans?
A. It makes more food per plant.
B. It protects them in unstable world market
prices.
C. It kills off disease-carrying insects
D. It helps divers to fly.
Unique Aspects of Culture
24. How does diversifying the economy help
Africans?
A. It makes more food per plant.
B. It protects them in unstable world
market prices.
C. It kills off disease-carrying insects
D. It helps divers to fly.
Unique Aspects of Culture
25. Why do many African countries have a low
life expectancy? (choose 3, no jokes here)
A. childhood diseases
B. hot climate
C. unclean drinking water
D. Great Rift Valley
E. lack of automobiles
F. inability to purchase medicines
Unique Aspects of Culture
25. Why do many African countries have a low
life expectancy? (choose 3, no jokes here)
A. childhood diseases
B. hot climate
C. unclean drinking water
D. Great Rift Valley
E. lack of automobiles
F. inability to purchase medicines
Unique Aspects of Culture
26. How many times a day do Muslims pray?
A. 1
B. 5
C. 3
Unique Aspects of Culture
26. How many times a day do Muslims pray?
A. 1
B. 5
C. 3
Unique Aspects of Culture
27. What did apartheid laws do in South Africa?
A. separated blacks and whites
B. forced people to work in the diamond mines
C. encouraged animal safaris to be built
Unique Aspects of Culture
27. What did apartheid laws do in South Africa?
A. separated blacks and whites
B. forced people to work in the diamond mines
C. encouraged animal safaris to be built
Unique Aspects of Culture
28. When men moved away to find work,
women had to …?
A. learn how to drive.
B. move with their husbands.
C. stay behind and make home and community
decisions.
D. paint all walls pink and decorate with glitter.
Unique Aspects of Culture
28. When men moved away to find work,
women had to …?
A. learn how to drive.
B. move with their husbands.
C. stay behind and make home and
community decisions.
D. paint all walls pink and decorate with glitter.
Practice Your
Africa Memory Map!
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
• Orange River
• Limpopo River
• Niger River
• Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
• Orange River
• Limpopo River
• Niger River
• Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
• Orange River
• Limpopo River
• Niger River
• Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
•
•
•
•
Orange River
Limpopo River
Niger River
Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
• Orange River
• Limpopo River
• Niger River
• Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi R.
•
•
•
•
•
Nile River
Orange River
Limpopo River
Niger River
Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
• Orange River
• Limpopo River
• Niger River
• Congo River
Which one?
• Zambezi River
• Nile River
• Orange River
• Limpopo River
• Niger River
• Congo River
Which one?
• Great Rift Valley
• Aswan Dam
• Bie Plateau
• Victoria Falls
• Lake Victoria
• Sahel
• Kalahari
Which one?
• Great Rift Valley
• Aswan Dam
• Bie Plateau
• Victoria Falls
• Lake Victoria
• Sahel
• Kalahari
Which one?
• Great Rift Valley
• Aswan Dam
• Bie Plateau
• Victoria Falls
• Lake Victoria
• Sahel
• Kalahari
Which one?
• Great Rift Valley
• Aswan Dam
•
•
•
•
•
Bie Plateau
Victoria Falls
Lake Victoria
Sahel
Kalahari
Which one?
• Great Rift Valley
• Aswan Dam
• Bie Plateau
• Victoria Falls
• Lake Victoria
• Sahel
• Kalahari
Which one?
• Great Rift Valley
• Aswan Dam
• Bie Plateau
• Victoria Falls
• Lake Victoria
• Sahel
• Kalahari
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
•
•
•
•
Atlas Mts.
Kalahari
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt.
Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian
Highland
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Drakensburg Mts.
Victoria Falls
Sahel
Bie Plateau
Atlas Mts.
Kalahari
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg Mts.
• Victoria Falls
• Sahel
• Bie Plateau
• Atlas Mts.
• Kalahari
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
• Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Drakensburg
Mts.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Victoria Falls
Sahel
Bie Plateau
Atlas Mts.
Kalahari
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Great Rift Valley
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
•
•
•
•
•
•
Great Rift Valley
Namib Desert
Aswan Dam
Sahara
Kalahari Desert
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
•
•
•
•
Aswan Dam
Sahara
Kalahari Desert
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift Valley
• Namib Desert
• Aswan Dam
• Sahara
• Kalahari Desert
• Mt. Kilimanjaro
Which one?
• Ethiopian Highland
• Sahel
• Great Rift
Valley
•
•
•
•
•
Namib Desert
Aswan Dam
Sahara
Kalahari Desert
Mt. Kilimanjaro
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