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Social Studies Exam

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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
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 rainforest? Congo River
Which river is the principal river in western Africa? Nigeria River
What is a result of deforestation? rain washes soil away, nutrients wash soil away, and the sun continually bakes exposed soil
What is desertification? spread of desert area
What is a cause of desertification? slash and burn agriculture
Most of Africa's population lives where? On the coast along lakes along rivers
The two main religious groups in Africa are Christianity , Muslim
Two examples of ethnic groups are Ashanti , Bantu
Most African languages can be traced to Bantu
A high literacy rate generally leads to high standard of living
The literacy rate in Africa is low and higher for men than for women
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 republic
Sudan (north) has what kind of leader? dictator
Entrepreneurship is starting your own business
Who gets better access to schools in Africa? boys
What has led to famine in Africa? repeated drought, AIDS deaths have reduced the workforce, and infertile soil and erosion
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 investment
The European division of Africa caused tribal conflicts, civil war, and the desire for independence
A strong belief in one's country is nationalism
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 America's problems
This country has lots of oil, but its people are very poor. Nigeria
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