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Social Studies

Study guide for 2nd nine wks for 7th grade

What desert covers most of northern Africa? Sahara
What is Africa's transition zone between desert and rainforest? Sahel
What African landform has rolling grassland and scattered trees? Savanna
Located in Africa, what is the longest lake in the world? Lake Tanganyika
What desert is located in southern Africa? Kalahari
Located in Africa, what is the world's longest river? Nile
What mountain range is located in northern Africa? Atlas
What is the largest lake in Africa? Lake Victoria
Which African river near the equator is located in the tropical rainforest? Congo
Which river is the principal river in western Africa? Niger river
What is a result of deforestation? Nutrients in soil wash away rain washes the soil away sun bakes the soil
What is desertification? The spreading of desert
What is a cause of desertification? Slash and burn overgrazing deforestation
Most of Africa's population lives where? Near coast rivers and lakes
The two main religious groups in Africa are Muslim and Christian
Two examples of ethnic groups are Arab Ashanti
Most African languages can be traced to Bantu
A high literacy rate generally leads to High standard of living
The literacy rate in Africa low
This type of government is a loose alliance confederation
One leader holds complete power in this government Autocracy
Control rests with a small group in this government Oligarchy
The legislature holds power in this system Parliament
Kenya's government is a Republic
Sudan (north) has what kind of leader? Dictator
Entrepreneurship is The bringing together of natural, capital, and human resources
Who gets better access to schools in Africa? boys
What has led to famine in Africa? Repeated drought infertile soil and erosion and AIDS deaths have reduced workforce
This economic system is based on supply and demand. Market
What country has the strongest economy in Africa? South Africa
This trade barrier is a tax placed on imported goods. Tariff
Building a factory would be an example of what kind of investment? Capital goods
The European division of Africa caused Poverty Hunger and desise
A strong belief in one's country is nationalism
In 1963, Kenya achieved independence from Britian
More than 250 ethnic groups make up this country. Nigeria
Apartheid separated blacks and whites in South Africa
Who was arrested and imprisoned for resisting apartheid? Nelson Mandela
The goal of the Pan-African movement was to Unite Africans to solve problems in Africa
This country has lots of oil, but its people are very poor. South Sudan
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