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1

Beginning in the 800s in which directions did the Bantu people migrate

South

2

What was Ghana's major resource for trading

Gold

3

How is the very early African history recorded

In paintings

4

Do the Drakensberg mountains form part of the escarpment along the south east coast of Africa

Yes

5

What factors limit water transportation inland in Subsaharan Africa

Most Rivers aren't navigable from start to end

6

Why is sub-Saharan Africa losing fertile land

Overgrazing

7

The presence or absence of what determines the climate in different parts of the African continent

Water

8

What created the great Rift Valley

Tech tonic activity

9

What is the Sahel and where is it

Coast grassland south of the Sahara

10

What is the vegetation near the equator in Africa

Tropical rain forest

11

What other vegetation regions lie north or south of the equator

Kalahari is south

12

And what part of Africa is the Kalahari Desert located

Southern

13

What is the major cause of the reduction of the elephant population in Africa

Poaching and ivory hunters

14

How would the creation of game preservers protect the wild animals of Africa

They would be able to live without being hunted

15

In recent years what has caused great suffering in Sudan

A Civil War between Arabs and Christians

16

Among the men and women of Africa who works in cash crop farming and who works in subsistence farming

Women work in subsistence
men work in cash

17

What type of farming is most commonly practiced in Africa

Subsistence farming

18

What is the sedentary farming

Subsistence farming

19

Who gets most of the profits from mines in south Africa

Foreign corporations

20

What need prompted the great increase and slave trade of Africa

Human labor in the New World

21

Approximately how many languages are spoken in sub-Saharan Africa

800

22

In what areas have cities developed in Africa

Waterways
coastlines
fertile land

23

Which part of sub-Saharan Africa has the largest number of Muslims

East and growing west

24

In the late 1800s seeing potential resources and markets for their goods what did Europeans do in Africa

Separated Africa into the three countries

25

Why is the population of sub-Saharan Africa unevenly distributed

Lack of water

26

Literacy rate
Per capita GNI
Life expectancy
Infant mortality rates
Population density
Rate of natural increase

Lower
lower
lower
higher
lower
lower

27

Do you think the Africans who practice a traditional religion (animism) make efforts to convert neighboring people

No

28

How was like Volta created

It is man-made

29

When was south Africa his first election allowing all adults of every race to vote

1994

30

The expansion of agricultural lands in Africa poses a threat to the rain forest
true or false

True