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1

rift

break that has formed in the earth’s crust as a result of the movement of tectonic plates

2

savanna

grasslands located in regions with warm climates

3

tectonic plate

a large plate of rock making up the outer crust of the earth.

4

What does the word "Africa" mean?

without cold

5

How much larger is sub-Saharan Africa than the United States?

about three times larger

6

What is the name of the zone that divides the Sahara from the grasslands?

Sahel

7

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, lies in the ____.

Eastern Highlands

8

The East African Rift is part of the ____.

Great Rift Valley

9

On which river is Livingstone Falls?

Congo

10

On which river is Victoria Falls?

Zambezi

11

What is the name of the region of the former nation of Kush?

Nubia

12

Who drove the Kushites out of Egypt?

the Assyrians

13

What is the modern name for the nation that was formerly called Axum?

Ethiopia

14

A tectonic plate is ___.

a plate of rock making up part of the earth's crust