AFRICA REVIEW Question Preview (ID: 22779)

Common Assessment Review.

How do Muslims in North Africa observe Ramadan?
a) They give colorful, handmade gifts to friends and family.
b) They light small clay oil lamps each night throughout the month.
c) They observe a month-long fast from dawn to dusk.
d) They make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

Which of the following shows the major West African trading kingdoms in correct chronological order?
a) Ghana, Mali, Songhai
b) Bantu, Songhai, Mali
c) Songhai, Ghana, Bantu
d) Mali, Ghana, Songhai

What is one possible explanation for the Shona's abandonment of their city of Great Zimbabwe in the 1400s?
a) They retreated into the hills when the Zulu attacked them.
b) They no longer had enough food and water supplies for all their people.
c) Most of the Shona people died in an epidemic, and the others fled the city.
d) A huge fire swept through the city, burning it to the ground.

Which natural resource is plentiful in Nigeria?
a) oil
b) salt
c) silver
d) manganese

What is animism?
a) the belief in only one god
b) the belief in spirits of one's ancestors, the air, the earth, and rivers
c) the belief in a god who is not wholly good and is possibly evil
d) the belief that one's ruler is a god

Which health issue has a higher rate in Southern Africa than in any other region in Africa?
a) HIV/Aids
b) heart disease
c) diabetes
d) Ebola

Griots contributed to West African societies by
a) fighting battles.
b) preserving oral history.
c) collecting taxes.
d) trading with merchants.

What was the purpose of David Livingstone's trip to Africa in the 1800s?
a) to find the source of the Nile River
b) to learn what happened to Henry Morton Stanley
c) to hunt for gold
d) to begin an archaeological study of Aksum

In what way might climate change affect Mt. Kilimanjaro?
a) Kilimanjaro will probably erupt within the next 20 years.
b) Its climate may change from highland to tropical over the next 20 years.
c) New glaciers are likely to form in the highest mountain valleys.
d) Kilimanjaro's glaciers may melt away over the next 20 years.

What powerful force separated Africa from the Arabian Peninsula?
a) Shifting tectonic plates pulled the two areas apart.
b) A volcano erupted and formed the Arabian Peninsula.
c) A tsunami filled the great valley now known as the Red Sea.
d) Erosion over millions of years caused some land to sink and some to rise.

Which ancient West African city was an important trading post that later became a center for Islamic culture?
a) Bamako
b) Abuja
c) Timbuktu
d) Ouagadougou

What religion is practiced by most of North Africa's people?
a) Christianity
b) Islam
c) Buddhism
d) Judaism

Which of the following correctly identifies a stage of the Triangular Trade?
a) Cotton, sugar, and molasses were shipped from Africa to the Americas.
b) Cloth, beads, and guns came to Africa from Europe.
c) Slaves were shipped from Africa to Europe.
d) Millet, Palm oil, and cassava came to Africa from the Americas.

Which of the following East African nations gained its independence in 2011?
a) Somalia
b) Kenya
c) South Sudan
d) Eritrea

The vast majority of Egyptians live within 12 miles of what vital water source?
a) Strait of Gibraltar
b) Nile River
c) Red Sea
d) Suez Canal

Which of the following people helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa?
a) Mohandas Gandhi
b) Mansa Musa
c) Ibn Battuta
d) Nelson Mandela

Which of the following occurred in Egypt as a result of the Arab Spring uprisings?
a) The country began writing a new constitution.
b) Leaders in the eastern part of the country demanded self-rule.
c) The country signed a binding peace treaty with Israel.
d) Islamic fundamentalists lost much of their political power.

Which of the following was a result of the ancient Egyptians' belief in life after death?
a) Egyptians developed a new way of writing using pictures.
b) The pharaohs had vast tombs built for themselves.
c) The ancient Egyptians created one of the world's earliest libraries.
d) People settled along the banks of the Nile River to farm and grow food.

Which mountains form the longest mountain chain in Africa?
a) Gebel Mountains
b) Mount Kilimanjaro
c) Atlas Mountains
d) Apennine Mountains

What is the name given to the belief that one’s own culture is superior to any other culture?
a) imperialism
b) cultural diffusion
c) colonialism
d) ethnocentrism

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