Africa Test Review
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Which of the following statements is true about the population
of Africa?
a. Contains half the world’s refugees
b. 75 percent live in urban areas
c. Birth rates have sharply declined in the past 10 years
d. Densely distributed across the continent
Which of the following statements is true about the population
of Africa?
a. Contains half the world’s refugees
b. 75 percent live in urban areas
c. Birth rates have sharply declined in the past 10 years
d. Densely distributed across the continent
Which of the following is among the social and demographic
consequences of the spread of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa?
a. There has been an increase in funds and research in AIDS
education projects.
b. Life expectancy is declining.
c. Over 50 percent of the population has migrated to other
continents.
d. Many who succumb to the disease are elderly adults.
Which of the following is among the social and demographic
consequences of the spread of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa?
a. There has been an increase in funds and research in AIDS
education projects.
b. Life expectancy
is declining.
c. Over 50 percent of the population has migrated to other
continents.
d. Many who succumb to the disease are elderly adults.
At the regional level, more than 70 percent of people in subSaharan Africa find employment in what sector?
a. Manufacturing
b. Mining
c. Tourism
d. Agriculture
At the regional level, more than 70 percent of people in subSaharan Africa find employment in what sector?
a. Manufacturing
b. Mining
c. Tourism
d. Agriculture
Among the following, which is the most obvious European
legacy at the root of many armed conflicts in sub-Saharan
Africa?
a. National borders
b. Ethnic discrimination
c. Environmental destruction
d. Socialist values
Among the following, which is the most obvious European
legacy at the root of many armed conflicts in sub-Saharan
Africa?
a. National
borders
b. Ethnic discrimination
c. Environmental destruction
d. Socialist values
Changes in which one of the following countries demonstrate
that it is possible to achieve stable and democratic rule in subSaharan Africa?
a. Nigeria
b. Burundi
c. South Africa
d. Zaire/Congo
Changes in which one of the following countries demonstrate
that it is possible to achieve stable and democratic rule in subSaharan Africa?
a. Nigeria
b. Burundi
c. South Africa
d. Zaire/Congo
Which of the following is among the most influential religions
that were introduced from outside Africa?
a. Judaism
b. Animism
c. Islam
d. Jainism
Which of the following is among the most influential religions
that were introduced from outside Africa?
a. Judaism
b. Animism
c. Islam
d. Jainism
Which of the following is the best characterization of the
climatic conditions brought about by the slow advance of the
African Sahel?
a. Cold
b. Arid
c. Wet
d. Warm
Which of the following is the best characterization of the
climatic conditions brought about by the slow advance of the
African Sahel?
a. Cold
b. Arid
c. Wet
d. Warm
Which of the following explains why Africa earns so little from
its valuable hardwood resources.
a. Technologies do not exist to exploit the resource.
b. The wood is processed into forms less useful to foreign
consumers.
c. The wood is sold in raw, low-value form.
d. The U.S. and Europe will not engage in trade of this product.
Which of the following explains why Africa earns so little from
its valuable hardwood resources.
a. Technologies do not exist to exploit the resource.
b. The wood is processed into forms less useful to foreign
consumers.
c. The wood is sold in raw, low-value
form.
d. The U.S. and Europe will not engage in trade of this product.
Which of the following human practices has contributed to the
drying out of the West African environment?
a. Damming of the Niger River
b. Unscrubbed industrial production
c. Diversion of rivers to supply irrigation systems
d. Forest clearing for cultivation and fuel wood
Which of the following human practices has contributed to the
drying out of the West African environment?
a. Damming of the Niger River
b. Unscrubbed industrial production
c. Diversion of rivers to supply irrigation systems
d. Forest
clearing for cultivation and fuel wood
What resource has the potential to make Nigeria the richest
country in Africa, if it were managed properly?
a. Salt deposits
b. Diamonds
c. Oil
d. Bauxite
What resource has the potential to make Nigeria the richest
country in Africa, if it were managed properly?
a. Salt deposits
b. Diamonds
c. Oil
d. Bauxite
What meeting resulted in
the partitioning of Africa?
What meeting resulted in
the partitioning of Africa?
The Berlin
Conference of 1884
Which of the following characteristics is shared by all countries
in North Africa and Southwest Asia?
a. An abundance of oil
b. An arid climate
c. Urban life is dominant
d. Government is based on Islam
Which of the following characteristics is shared by all countries
in North Africa and Southwest Asia?
a. An abundance of oil
b. An arid climate
c. Urban life is dominant
d. Government is based on Islam
The Red Sea separates North Africa from which of the following
landmasses?
•
•
•
•
Arabian Peninsula
Horn of Africa
Iberian Peninsula
Madagascar
The Red Sea separates North Africa from which of the following
landmasses?
• Arabian Peninsula
• Horn of Africa
• Iberian Peninsula
• Madagascar
Approximately what proportion of people living in North Africa
and Southwest Asia subscribe to Islam?
a. 100 percent
b. 55 percent
c. 15 percent
d. 90 percent
Approximately what proportion of people living in North Africa
and Southwest Asia subscribe to Islam?
a. 100 percent
b. 55 percent
c. 15 percent
d. 90
percent
What is pictured?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Rai
Hajj
Souk
sheik
What is pictured?
a.
b.
Rai
Hajj
c. Souk
d.
sheik
What term is used to describe a country in which the state is
governed according to, and is a defender of, a particular
religion?
a. Secular
b. Theocratic
c. Iconoclastic
d. Martial
What term is used to describe a country in which the state is
governed according to, and is a defender of, a particular
religion?
a. Secular
b. Theocratic
c. Iconoclastic
d. Martial
A traveler
searching for
the largest
desert in Africa
would need to
travel in what
direction from
Kinshasa?
A traveler
searching for
the largest
desert in Africa
would need to
travel in what
direction from
Kinshasa?
North
Which of the following terms does NOT represent one aspect of
the traditional family structure in North Africa and Southwest
Asia?
a. Matriarchal
b. Multigenerational
c. Extended
d. Communal
Which of the following terms does NOT represent one aspect of
the traditional family structure in North Africa and Southwest
Asia?
a. Matriarchal
b. Multigenerational
c. Extended
d. Communal
Which of the following statements does NOT describe the status
of the Arabic language in North Africa and Southwest Asia?
a. It is being replaced by minority languages.
b. It is not the official language in Iran.
c. It is becoming standardized as dialects disappear.
d. English is secondary in status to Arabic.
Which of the following statements does NOT describe the status
of the Arabic language in North Africa and Southwest Asia?
a. It is being replaced
by minority languages.
b. It is not the official language in Iran.
c. It is becoming standardized as dialects disappear.
d. English is secondary in status to Arabic.
What region of Africa is
pictured?
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
North Africa
East Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa
Central Africa
What region of Africa is
pictured?
a. North Africa
b. East Africa
c. Southern Africa
d. West Africa
e. Central Africa
In North Africa and Southwest Asia, which of the following
effects is a direct result of the growth of industrial (modernized,
mechanized) agriculture and manufacturing?
a. Higher rates of human fertility
b. Less dependence on domestic oil production
c. Greater consumption of water resources
d. Urban-to-rural migration
In North Africa and Southwest Asia, which of the following
effects is a direct result of the growth of industrial (modernized,
mechanized) agriculture and manufacturing?
a. Higher rates of human fertility
b. Less dependence on domestic oil production
c. Greater
consumption of water resources
d. Urban-to-rural migration
What term describes the general drying of grasslands that is
causing concern in North Africa?
a. Salinization
b. Desertification
c. Serefication
d. Bromidification
What term describes the general drying of grasslands that is
causing concern in North Africa?
a. Salinization
b. Desertification
c. Serefication
d. Bromidification
What continent are these
men from?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Africa
North America
Europe
Asia
South America
What continent are these
men from?
A. Africa
B. North America
C. Europe
D. Asia
E. South America
Which of the following describes the flow of the Nile River?
a. Flows north through Sudan, then through Egypt before
emptying into the Mediterranean Sea near the city of Alexandria
b. Flows north entirely within Egypt, past Cairo and Alexandria,
before entering the Red Sea
c. Flows south from the Ethiopian and Ugandan highlands,
through Egypt, and into the Mediterranean Sea near Cairo
d. Flows northeast from Karthoum, Sudan, through Ethiopia and
Egypt, where it empties into the Arabian Sea
Which of the following describes the flow of the Nile River?
a. Flows north through Sudan,
then through Egypt
before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea
near the city of Alexandria
b. Flows north entirely within Egypt, past Cairo and Alexandria,
before entering the Red Sea
c. Flows south from the Ethiopian and Ugandan highlands,
through Egypt, and into the Mediterranean Sea near Cairo
d. Flows northeast from Karthoum, Sudan, through Ethiopia and
Egypt, where it empties into the Arabian Sea
What two
countries held the
most land in Africa
at the start of
World War I?
What two
countries held the
most land in Africa
at the start of
World War I?
British and
French
Most people in Egypt, including the country’s two largest cities,
are located in and around which of the following?
a. Lake Nasser
b. Deccan Plateau
c. Sinai Peninsula
d. Nile Delta
Most people in Egypt, including the country’s two largest cities,
are located in and around which of the following?
a. Lake Nasser
b. Deccan Plateau
c. Sinai Peninsula
d. Nile
Delta
What is likely to be the cause of the declining life expectancy in
the 1980s?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Deaths related to the cold war
AIDS victims
Desertification and resulting famines
Tribal warfare
What is likely to be the cause of the declining life expectancy in
the 1980s?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Deaths related to the cold war
AIDS victims
Desertification and resulting famines
Tribal warfare
The construction of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt achieved all
but which one of the following?
a. Created the artificial reservoir, Lake Nasser
b. Expanded the country’s capability to produce hydropower
c. Eliminated the need for fertilizers downstream of the dam
d. Greatly improved flood control along the lower Nile
The construction of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt achieved all
but which one of the following?
a. Created the artificial reservoir, Lake Nasser
b. Expanded the country’s capability to produce hydropower
c. Eliminated the need
for fertilizers downstream
of the dam
d. Greatly improved flood control along the lower Nile
What percent of Egypt’s population lives on the Nile River?
a. 10
b. 33
c. 66
d. 90
What percent of Egypt’s population lives on the Nile River?
a. 10
b. 33
c. 66
d. 90
What is the tallest mountain in Africa?
a. Kilimanjaro
b. Kenya
c. Atlas
d. Everest
What is the tallest mountain in Africa?
a. Kilimanjaro
b. Kenya
c. Atlas
d. Everest
Which country is not in East Africa?
a. Eritrea
b. Tanzania
c. Nigeria
d. Ethiopia
Which country is not in East Africa?
a. Eritrea
b. Tanzania
c. Nigeria
d. Ethiopia
Which two groups combine to make up North Africa’s
culture?
a. Arabic and Asian
b. Arabic and native African groups
c. Native African groups and Asian
d. Asian and European
Which two groups combine to make up North Africa’s
culture?
a. Arabic and Asian
b. Arabic
and native African groups
c. Native African groups and Asian
d. Asian and European
What problem does Central Africa have in education?
a. Shortage of teachers
b. Not enough schools
c. High dropout rate
d. All of the above.
e. None of the above
What problem does Central Africa have in education?
a. Shortage of teachers
b. Not enough schools
c. High dropout rate
d. All
of the above.
e. None of the above
What economic activity caused Southern Africa to thrive
centuries ago?
a. Ship building
b. Agriculture
c. Gold-trade
d. None of the above
What economic activity caused Southern Africa to thrive
centuries ago?
a. Ship building
b. Agriculture
c. Gold-trade
d. None of the above
What has helped Ghana achieve economic growth in
recent years?
a. Lumber
b. Oil
c. Agriculture
d. Political stability
What has helped Ghana achieve economic growth in
recent years?
a. Lumber
b. Oil
c. Agriculture
d. Political
stability
The climate and vegetation pattern is a rough mirror image
across which feature in Africa?
The climate and vegetation pattern is a rough mirror image
across which feature in Africa?
The Equator
What agricultural
technique is
pictured?
What agricultural
technique is
pictured?
Terraced farming
Which river would be most important to someone crossing the
Kalahari Desert?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Congo
Nile
Niger
Orange
Which river would be most important to someone crossing the
Kalahari Desert?
a. Congo
b. Nile
c. Niger
d. Orange
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