Ch. 23 SEC 2 & 3 Central Africa History, Culture & Today

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Culture Quizzes & Trivia

The history of the Central African Republic had been settled since at least The 7th century and incorporated into a number of regional empires including the Kanem and Wadai empires. The Central African Republic constitution has been suspended since 2003. Take up the quiz below revisit Ch. 23 sec 2 & 3 Central Africa history, culture & today.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ______________ is a part of Angola that is separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 2. 
    Section 2: One of the most important early kingdoms in Central Africa was the kingdom of
    • A. 

      Malawi

    • B. 

      Kongo

    • C. 

      Asante

    • D. 

      Nyasa

  • 3. 
    The Europeans who came to the region in the late 1400s were interested in
    • A. 

      Farming

    • B. 

      Building factories

    • C. 

      Obtaining forest products and other natural resources

    • D. 

      Stopping logging in tropical forests

  • 4. 
    After independence, many Central African countries continued to have
    • A. 

      Wars among ethnic groups

    • B. 

      Problems with slave traders

    • C. 

      Wars against their former European colonial rulers

    • D. 

      Invasions by the Soviet Union

  • 5. 
    What language group do hundreds of languages spoken in Central Africa come from?
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      Bantu

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      English

  • 6. 
    The major religion in Central Africa today is
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Islam

    • C. 

      Animism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 7. 
    Section 3: In the country of ____________, the government of dictaotr Mobutu Sese Seko showed the problems corrupt leaders and bad governments can cause.
  • 8. 
    One reason the country of Gabon has a strong economy is because it exports large amounts of ______________________.
  • 9. 
    Although Zambia's economy depends on its copper mines, most peole in Zambia support their families by __________________________.
  • 10. 
    A stable government, good conditioins for farming, and a good system of roads have helped __________________________ gain a high standard of living.
  • 11. 
    In Central Africa some national governments and health organizations are working to stop the spread of ______________________, the most common cause of death in Central Africa.
  • 12. 
    One major challenge for the region is to end the __________________ among ethnic groups within the countries of the region.
  • 13. 
    Because food production cannot keep up with the demands of a growing population, food shortages occur and people suffer from _________________________.
  • 14. 
    _______________________, the virus that causes AIDS, is spreading rapidly throughout the region.
  • 15. 
    _____________________ have been set up to protect the region's tropical forests and teh wildlife that lives there.