Africa Presentation Test

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Africa Presentation  Test - Quiz

Open book exam regarding the Africa presentations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following was NOT an ancient West African Empire?

    • A.

      Mali

    • B.

      Kish

    • C.

      Songhai

    • D.

      Ghana

    Correct Answer
    B. Kish
  • 2. 

    The many different tribes that are present in Africa can promote the idea that:

    • A.

      There are few different kinds of people.

    • B.

      Disagreements rarely occur.

    • C.

      There are many different cultures throughout the continent.

    • D.

      There are very few languages in Africa.

    Correct Answer
    C. There are many different cultures throughout the continent.
    Explanation
    The presence of many different tribes in Africa suggests that there are many different cultures throughout the continent. Each tribe has its own unique customs, traditions, and way of life, contributing to the rich diversity of African cultures. This diversity is evident in various aspects such as language, clothing, music, art, and cuisine. The coexistence of these diverse cultures highlights the vast array of traditions and beliefs that exist across Africa, making it a culturally vibrant and diverse continent.

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  • 3. 

    Sonni Ali was a leader of which religious group in Africa?

    • A.

      Muslims and non-Muslims in the Songhai Empire.

    • B.

      Christians in London.

    • C.

      Shiites in Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      Greek believers of Poseidon.

    Correct Answer
    A. Muslims and non-Muslims in the Songhai Empire.
    Explanation
    Sonni Ali was a leader of the Songhai Empire in Africa. The Songhai Empire was known for its religious diversity, with both Muslims and non-Muslims residing within its boundaries. Sonni Ali, as the leader of the empire, would have had authority over both religious groups and would have had to navigate the complexities of governing a diverse population. Therefore, the correct answer is that Sonni Ali was a leader of Muslims and non-Muslims in the Songhai Empire.

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  • 4. 

    What type of landform is located in the square?

    • A.

      Savanna

    • B.

      Jungle

    • C.

      Desert

    • D.

      Coastal plain

    Correct Answer
    C. Desert
    Explanation
    The correct answer is desert because deserts are landforms characterized by arid and dry conditions, with little rainfall and sparse vegetation. Deserts often have sandy or rocky terrain and are known for their extreme temperatures. The other options, savanna, jungle, and coastal plain, do not typically have the same arid conditions and lack of vegetation that are characteristic of deserts.

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  • 5. 

    (Use the definition to find the correct word)"a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites"The word that defines this definition is:

    • A.

      Apartheid

    • B.

      Racial harmony

    • C.

      Population integration

    • D.

      Assimilation

    Correct Answer
    A. Apartheid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is apartheid. This term refers to a social policy or racial segregation that involves political, economic, and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites. Apartheid was a system that was implemented in South Africa from 1948 to 1994, where the rights and freedoms of non-White individuals were severely restricted and they were subjected to various forms of discrimination and oppression. This policy aimed to maintain the dominance and superiority of the White population over other racial groups.

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  • 6. 

    Which statement best describes this political cartoon?

    • A.

      Africa is like a blanket

    • B.

      Europeans never set foot on African land

    • C.

      European countries were all fighting to control Africa and set up colonies.

    • D.

      Europe had very little influence on the development of Africa.

    Correct Answer
    C. European countries were all fighting to control Africa and set up colonies.
    Explanation
    The political cartoon is best described by the statement "European countries were all fighting to control Africa and set up colonies." This is evident from the imagery in the cartoon, which likely depicts European countries represented as soldiers or figures engaged in conflict over a map of Africa. The cartoon symbolizes the Scramble for Africa, a period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when European powers competed for control and colonization of African territories.

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  • 7. 

    Why do civilizations develop around rivers?

    • A.

      The river provides a goo method transportation to neighboring villages

    • B.

      An attack is less likely if a village is protected by a large body of water

    • C.

      Sources of water are good for growing crops

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Civilizations develop around rivers because they provide a good method of transportation to neighboring villages, offer protection from attacks as a village is protected by a large body of water, and serve as a reliable source of water for growing crops.

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  • 8. 

    Mansa Musa, Sonni Ali and Sundiata were all

    • A.

      the All African World Cup team

    • B.

      Leaders of West African Empires

    • C.

      Soldiers in the army

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Leaders of West African Empires
    Explanation
    Mansa Musa, Sonni Ali, and Sundiata were all leaders of West African Empires. This means that they held positions of power and authority in their respective empires, governing and making decisions for their people. They played significant roles in shaping the political, economic, and cultural landscape of West Africa during their reigns.

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  • 9. 

    Which west African city was a hub for trade?

    • A.

      Cairo

    • B.

      Mogadishu in Somalia

    • C.

      Timbuktu

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Timbuktu
    Explanation
    Timbuktu was a hub for trade in West Africa. Situated at the crossroads of major trade routes, it became a center for the exchange of goods, ideas, and knowledge. The city thrived during the medieval period, particularly between the 13th and 16th centuries, as it served as a key trading post for gold, salt, and other valuable commodities. Timbuktu's strategic location and its role in the trans-Saharan trade made it a bustling hub, attracting merchants from across Africa and the Arab world. Its economic prosperity also fueled the growth of scholarship and the development of Islamic learning in the region.

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  • 10. 

    Use the following map to answer the questionWhat can you conclude from the map below?

    • A.

      There weren't many water ways in Africa.

    • B.

      All of Africa's rivers eventually dump into an ocean or a sea.

    • C.

      Rivers didn't have any influence on the growth of African civilization.

    • D.

      Most rivers end without ever turning

    Correct Answer
    B. All of Africa's rivers eventually dump into an ocean or a sea.
    Explanation
    From the map, it can be concluded that all of Africa's rivers eventually dump into an ocean or a sea. This can be inferred from the fact that all the rivers on the map flow towards the coastlines of Africa, indicating that they all eventually reach the ocean or a sea.

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  • 11. 

    Bill and Roger were on the bus going home from school one day. They overheard two children talking about Africa. Roger heard one boy saiy something that true about Africa.  Which of these following statements the boys made were FALSE?

    • A.

      "There are several rivers that go east and west and north and south."

    • B.

      "The first African civilizations began in West Africa"

    • C.

      "All African tribes are all the same"

    • D.

      "Many Animals are endangered in Africa"

    Correct Answer
    C. "All African tribes are all the same"
    Explanation
    The statement "All African tribes are all the same" is false because Africa is a diverse continent with a wide variety of tribes, each with its own unique culture, language, and traditions. There is no homogeneity among African tribes, and they differ greatly from one another.

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  • 12. 

    Nelson Mandela was the first black African President who fought against a harsh system that divided blacks and whites. This system was called:

    Correct Answer
    apartheid
    segregation
    aparteid
    apartid
    aparteid
    Explanation
    Nelson Mandela fought against a system that divided blacks and whites, which was called apartheid. The other options provided - segregation, aparteid, apartid, aparteid - are likely misspellings or variations of the correct term apartheid.

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  • 13. 

    What do lions like to do?

    • A.

      Hunt for prey

    • B.

      Bounce around.

    • C.

      Mate with other lions

    • D.

      All the above except for letter B

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above except for letter B
    Explanation
    Lions are known for their hunting skills and it is a natural behavior for them to hunt for prey. Additionally, mating is an essential part of their reproductive cycle and is necessary for the survival of the lion population. Therefore, the correct answer is "all the above except for letter B" as lions like to hunt for prey and mate with other lions.

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  • 14. 

    Use the picture to answer the following question.Where would you find tree of this sort in Africa.

    • A.

      Desert

    • B.

      Rain forest

    • C.

      Jungle

    • D.

      Savanna

    Correct Answer
    D. Savanna
    Explanation
    The picture shows a tree with sparse foliage and a wide, open landscape in the background. This suggests that the tree is located in a savanna, which is a grassy plain with scattered trees, common in Africa. The other options, such as desert, rainforest, and jungle, do not match the characteristics of the tree and the landscape shown in the picture.

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  • 15. 

    Which desert lies to the south in Africa

    • A.

      Sahara

    • B.

      Kalahari

    • C.

      Mojave

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Mojave
  • 16. 

    Which mountain is the highest in Africa

    • A.

      Mount Everest

    • B.

      Mount Kilmanjaro.

    • C.

      Mount Nubia

    • D.

      Mount Rushmore

    Correct Answer
    B. Mount Kilmanjaro.
    Explanation
    Mount Kilimanjaro is the correct answer as it is the highest mountain in Africa. Located in Tanzania, it stands at an impressive height of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Mount Everest, on the other hand, is the highest mountain in the world and is located in the Himalayas, not in Africa. Mount Nubia and Mount Rushmore are also not the correct answers as they are not even mountains, but rather historical sites and sculptures respectively.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these problems does Africa face today?

    • A.

      Poaching

    • B.

      Lack of fresh water and food

    • C.

      AIDS

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Africa faces multiple problems today, including poaching, lack of fresh water and food, and AIDS. Poaching is a significant issue in Africa, with many endangered species being hunted for their valuable parts. Additionally, the continent struggles with a lack of access to clean water and sufficient food, leading to widespread hunger and malnutrition. Lastly, AIDS remains a major health crisis in Africa, with a high prevalence rate and a significant impact on the population. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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  • 18. 

    Which of these is the source of the Nile River?

    • A.

      Indian Ocean

    • B.

      Lake Victoria

    • C.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      Bering Sea

    Correct Answer
    B. Lake Victoria
    Explanation
    Lake Victoria is the source of the Nile River. The Nile is the longest river in Africa, and it begins its journey from Lake Victoria, which is located in East Africa. The lake is fed by several rivers, including the Kagera River, and it is from Lake Victoria that the White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, originates. From Lake Victoria, the Nile flows northward, passing through several countries before eventually emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. Therefore, Lake Victoria is the correct answer as it is the starting point of the Nile River.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these is true?

    • A.

      Africa is the second largest country in the world

    • B.

      Africa is the largest country in Europe

    • C.

      Africa is the second largest continent in the world

    • D.

      Africa does not have any countries in it

    Correct Answer
    C. Africa is the second largest continent in the world
    Explanation
    Africa is the second largest continent in the world. This is true because Africa has a land area of approximately 30.37 million square kilometers, making it the second largest continent after Asia. Africa is home to 54 recognized countries and has a diverse range of cultures, languages, and landscapes. Its size and geographical features contribute to its rich biodiversity and make it a significant region globally.

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