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Which statement accurately describes the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Sub-Saharan Africa?
a) Infection is rapidly increasing.
b) It is among the highest in the world.
c) It is not a real concern for most people.
d) Information is not available on infection rates.

Which factor does not play a role in the spread of HIV/AIDS?
a) poverty
b) poor health care system
c) lack of government organization
d) programs for prevention and treatment

What often happens to the children of those infected with HIV/AIDS?
a) They are also infected.
b) Many of these children become ophans.
c) AIDS never infects the children of adult victims.
d) All these children are taken care of by the state government.

Why don't more Africans infected with HIV/AIDS take the antiretroviral drugs (AVTs) that can slow down the progress of the disease?
a) The drugs are too expensive for most Africans.
b) These drugs are not for sale anywhere in Africa.
c) These drugs do not seem to work well on African patients.
d) Western drug companies will not accept African currency as payment.

How does the HIV/AIDS rate in Zimbabwe compare the rest of the African countries' rates?
a) It has declined in recent years.
b) It is one of the highest on the continent.
c) HIV/AIDS has never been a problem in Zimbabwe.
d) Infected Zimbabweans have always had easy access to antiretroviral medications.

What has been the response of the Nigerian government to the HIV/AIDS crisis?
a) The government refuses to admit there is a problem.
b) Nigeria's government has no plans to fight the crisis.
c) Most in the government blame HIV/AIDS infections on visiting tourists.
d) The government is working hard to educate the people and make treatment available.

What has been the response of the government of Botswana to that country's high rate of HIV/AIDS infection?
a) They have nounted the most effective response to the diseases.
b) Botswana cannot do much to help because the government is very poor.
c) The government still does not admit that any in Botswana are infected with HIV/AIDS/
d) The leaders of Botswana want South Africa to pay for their treatment and education programs.

How do political conflicts sometimes lead to famine?
a) Crops never seem to grow well in times of war.
b) Conflicts disrupt farming and little food is produced.
c) Political leaders order farmers to stop work in times of conflict.
d) Political leaders rarely have any significant effect on food supply.

What sort of political conflict led to famine in the African country of Angola?
a) civil war
b) high taxes
c) king was overthrown
d) British trying to regain control

How do millions of people in Southern Suden get food today?
a) They have begun successful farming again.
b) The Sudanese government takes care of them.
c) Food is provided through international organizations.
d) They are able to buy enough food from those living in the cities.

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