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Social Studies 9wks

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What desert covers most of northern Africa? Sahara Desert
What is Africa's transition zone between desert and rain forest? Sahel
What African land form 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 Desert
Located in Africa, what is the world's longest river? Nile River
What mountain range is located in northern Africa? Atlas Mountains
What is the largest lake in Africa? Lake Victoria
Which African river near the equator is located in the tropical rain forest? Congo River
Which river is the principal river in western Africa? Niger River
What is a result of deforestation? Rain washes the soil away, Sun bakes soil, nutrients in soil wash away
What is desertification? The process of the desert expanding into areas that had formerly been farmland
What is a cause of desertification? Slash and burn, overgrazing, deforestation
Most of Africa's population lives where? Near the coasts, rivers, and lakes
The two main religious groups in Africa are Muslim and Christianity
Two examples of ethnic groups are Bantu and Arabs
Most African languages can be traced to Bantu
A high literacy rate generally leads to GDP
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 Parliamentary
Kenya's government is a Democratic Republic
Sudan (north) has what kind of leader? Dictator
Entrepreneurship is People who provide the money to start and operate a business
Who gets better access to schools in Africa? Men
What has led to famine in Africa? Repeated Drought, Infertile Soil, Aids death reduced workforce
This economic system is based on supply and demand. Market Economy
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 Drought, Famine, Disease, Hunger
A strong belief in one's country is Nationality
In 1963, Kenya achieved independence from Great Britain
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
This country has lots of oil, but its people are very poor. Nigeria
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