Central And Southern Africa Quiz Trivia

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Central And Southern Africa Quiz Trivia

Central and southern Africa holds a lot of similarities when it comes to the people and culture but there are also some differences. Other than the availability of rare minerals, what more do you know about these regions from the eastern hemisphere 13. 4 and 17. 2 units? Take the quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A person who travels in order to find work is a/an
    • A. 

      Immigrant

    • B. 

      Migrant worker

    • C. 

      Day laborer

    • D. 

      Subsistence farmer

  • 2. 
    Southern and Central Africa are similar to other regions of Africa because
    • A. 

      They are culturally diverse.

    • B. 

      The main language is Swahili.

    • C. 

      Most countries are European colonies.

    • D. 

      Many women are moving to cities for work.

  • 3. 
    Southern Africa is unique because
    • A. 

      It is the only region of Africa with cities of more than 1 million people.

    • B. 

      Urbanization is a growing trend.

    • C. 

      More people of European descent live here than any other African region.

    • D. 

      Agriculture is the main type of employment.

  • 4. 
    What is the term for a fenced-in group of homes, like what is pictured above?
    • A. 

      A labor camp.

    • B. 

      A bazaar.

    • C. 

      A compound

    • D. 

      A harambee.

  • 5. 
    GDP of African Nations, 2008. Which statement correctly describes the pattern of economic development in Central Africa?
    • A. 

      In general, countries near the coast are richer, and inland countries are poorer.

    • B. 

      People in coastal communities usually live in clans.

    • C. 

      Inland countries have rich oil and mineral resources.

    • D. 

      Central Africa is the richest region of Africa.

  • 6. 
    Why did Europeans originally settle in South Africa?
    • A. 

      To mine

    • B. 

      To farm

    • C. 

      To capture slaves

    • D. 

      To build cities

  • 7. 
    Which is an example of unequal treatment for black Africans under British rule?
    • A. 

      Blacks were not allowed to work in white areas.

    • B. 

      Blacks could not own land.

    • C. 

      Blacks wages were 25% of white wages.

    • D. 

      Blacks could only settle on 8% of the land.

  • 8. 
    Which of these was legal under the system of apartheid?
    • A. 

      Blacks were forced to live in homelands.

    • B. 

      Blacks could not vote.

    • C. 

      Blacks could not enter areas designated for whites only.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What was a major step towards abolishing (ending) apartheid?
    • A. 

      The black majority violently overthrew the white government.

    • B. 

      Other countries put economic pressure on South Africa by ending trade relationships.

    • C. 

      The white citizens of South Africa democratically voted to give blacks citizenship rights.

    • D. 

      F.W. de Klerk resigned as president of South Africa.

  • 10. 
    Which of these is true of the current economic situation in South Africa?
    • A. 

      Blacks and whites now have equal access to business ownership and high-paying jobs.

    • B. 

      Blacks now exceed whites in terms of income and education.

    • C. 

      Although apartheid has ended, whites are still in control of much of the nation's wealth.

    • D. 

      New laws have been enacted forbidding whites from starting businesses.

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