Sub Saharan Africa Quiz Questions

  1. Victoria Falls is located on the:
    Zambezi River
  2. The Harmattan is a hot, dry wind that blows out of the __________.
    the interior of Africa
  3. The Savanna Grasslands of Africa have __________.
    a long dry season
  4. The highest rates of AIDS infection are in __________.
    Southern Africa
  5. Which one of the following diseases is caused by the tsetse fly?
    sleeping sickness
  6. The parasite bilharzia causes __________.
  7. The highlands in this modern country were one of the centers of domestication of plants andanimals in Sub-Sahara Africa.
  8. __________ is a modification of shifting cultivation where crops are rotated around a village,fallow periods are shorter and soil may be enriched through household waste.
    Bush fallow
  9. Benin and this modern country were once known as the ʺSlave Coast.ʺ
  10. The Boers were southern African colonists from which European nation?
    The Netherlands
  11. Which country was the first to gain independence in the 1950s?
  12. Which colonial powerʹs policy was based on assimilation of native peoples?
  13. The Unilateral Declaration of Independence was created in opposition to proposals for blackmajority rule in the country now known as __________.
  14. What was the purpose of the South African ʺPass Law?ʺ
    control public movements of non-whites
  15. Who developed and implemented the concept of African socialism in his country?
    Julius Nyerere
  16. In which country was there an attempted secession of Biafra in 1967?
  17. Petroleum is the major mineral export from this country.
  18. All of these countries get more than half their export earnings from petroleum.
    • Nigeria
    • Gabon
    • Angola
  19. Zambia is most noted for exports of:
  20. This is the major river system in Central Africa.
  21. This is the major river system in West Africa.
  22. This river system in southern Africa drains into an inland delta.
  23. About this percent of Africa is still forested.
  24. The total GNP for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2002 was what percentage of the global total?
  25. The settlement of Madagascar began about 500 A.D. with the arrival of people from this region.
    present day Indonesia
  26. This early Ethiopian society adopted Christianity around 500 A.D.
  27. The first European settlers in South Africa originated from this country.
    the Netherlands
  28. What was the purpose of the ʺBerlin Conference?ʺ
    divide Africa between the major European colonial powers
  29. This is the largest country in population in Africa.
  30. Which of the following is true of Sub-Saharan Africa?
    • highest average birth rates in the world
    • lower population density than the global average
    • most countries are 40% to 50% under 15 years of age
  31. The idea of ujamaa promoted by Julius Nyerere meant:
    African socialism based on traditional values of communal ownership
  32. These two countries ended the colonial period with civil wars between Soviet-supported Marxist forces and U.S.-supported pro-Western forces.
    Angola and Mozambique
  33. This is the largest city on the African continent.
    Lagos, Nigeria
  34. This is the largest Christian denomination in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Roman Catholicism
  35. The best estimate of the number of languages spoken in Sub-Saharan Africa is:
    over 800
  36. The ethnic conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis in the early 1990s was mostly in thecountries of:
    Rwanda and Burundi
  37. The civil war in the late 1990s in Liberia spread to the neighboring country of:
    Sierra Leone
  38. The main conflict in Zimbabwe is based in:
    white settlers owning 32% of the countryʹs farmland
  39. Dependency theorists believe the solution to the problems in Sub-Saharan countries is to:
    create local capacity to produce goods
  40. True or False: Uganda and Senegal have promoted aggressive and successful AIDS education andprevention campaigns and have cut infection rates in half.
  41. True or False: One aspect of structural adjustment programs is usually to remove tariffs and other tradebarriers.
  42. True or False: Christians slightly outnumber Muslims in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  43. True or False: Most people in Sub-Saharan Africa still practice pre-Christian, pre-Muslim religions.
  44. True or False: ʺCarrying Capacityʺ is the measurement of the ability of land to support its population.
  45. True or False: African women with more education tend to have smaller families than those women with lesseducation.
  46. True or False: Fertility rates tend to be higher in African cities than in rural areas.
  47. True or False: African countries have seen a steady decline in the price for their raw materials exports overthe last decades.
  48. True or False: The foreign debt of Sub-Saharan Africa is 1/3 that of Latin America and Asia.
  49. True or False: ʺCircular Migrationʺ is the traditional and long standing population movement that respondsto seasonal availability of pasture, droughts, and wage employment.
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