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Ch. 19


Most of Africa south of the Sahara lies on a series of... plateaus
Rivers that flow across plateaus and drop suddenly at escarpments create... waterfalls
Africa's highest mountain peak is located in... Tanzania
What is Africa's largest lake? Lake Victoria
Name the three major rivers in Africa. Nile, Congo, Zambezi, or Niger
Which mountain range is called the "barrier of pointed spears? Drakensberg
What type of climate is found along the Equator in Central Africa and West Africa? Tropical Wet
African countries have encouraged ecotourism in response to... Deforestation
Where do most of Africa's elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, and giraffes live? savannas
Name the three major deserts in Africa. Sahara, Kalahari, Namib
What is the highest peak in the region of Africa south of the Sahara? Kilimanjaro
Where is the highest peak located? Tanzania
What is the longest freshwater lake in the world? Lake Tanganyika
List three energy resources in Africa south of the Sahara. Petroleum, natural gas, hydroelectric power
What are industrial diamonds used for? To make drills, saws, and grinding tools.
What can cause crop failures and widespread starvation? Droughts
Africa south of the Sahara lies mainly where? Tropics
Hot temperatures and plentiful rainfall help support the growth of what? Rain forest
What do you call the umbrella-like covering in the rain forest? Canopy
What type of climate does Southwestern Africa have? Mediterranean
Describe the Sahara Desert. Mostly rock or stony plains.
Describe the Kalahari Desert. Vast stretches of sand.
Describe the Namib Desert. Slightly cooler than other deserts because it receives ocean breezes. It also gets moisture from fog.
Created by: mstendeback