Cycle Nine About Africa Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is Nigeria’s main export? (SS7E3c)
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Fish

    • D. 

      Textiles

  • 2. 
    What economic problem is South Africa currently facing? (SS7E3)
    • A. 

      High literacy rates

    • B. 

      High unemployment rates

    • C. 

      No trading partners

    • D. 

      Too much government control

  • 3. 
    What is a main reason for people to exchange currency? (SS7E2c)
    • A. 

      To have foreign money

    • B. 

      To use American dollars to trade

    • C. 

      To make more money by trading currencies

    • D. 

      To buy and sell goods and services with other countries

  • 4. 
    When a government decides to increase a tariff, it increases the amount of a tax placed upon   ___________. (SS7E2b)
    • A. 

      People’s income.

    • B. 

      Imported goods.

    • C. 

      Renewable resources.

    • D. 

      People’s property.

  • 5. 
    What is an example of a physical trade barrier in Africa? (SS7E2b)
    • A. 

      Quota on Egyptian cotton sheets

    • B. 

      Tariff on Nigerian oil

    • C. 

      The Sahara desert

    • D. 

      Embargo on South Africa

  • 6. 
    How does voluntary trade help the economy? (SS7E2a)
    • A. 

      It encourages specialization which means more profit.

    • B. 

      It puts strict tariffs in place.

    • C. 

      It involves many government regulations.

    • D. 

      It sets high prices on imports.

  • 7. 
    Which is an example of human capital? (SS7E3a)
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Roads

    • C. 

      Factories

    • D. 

      Machinery

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the basic questions that all economic systems must answer: (SS7E1a)
    • A. 

      What to produce?

    • B. 

      How to produce?

    • C. 

      How much to produce?

    • D. 

      For whom to produce?

  • 9. 
    Which country has the strongest economy in Africa? (SS7E3)
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      Botswana

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      Sudan

  • 10. 
    A product of the earth (“gift of nature”) that people use to meet their needs is a __________. (SS7E1c)
    • A. 

      Good

    • B. 

      Natural resource

    • C. 

      Free enterprise

    • D. 

      Service

  • 11. 
    Today, both South Africa and Nigeria have ___________ economic systems. (SS7E1c)
    • A. 

      Traditional

    • B. 

      Command

    • C. 

      Market

    • D. 

      Mixed

  • 12. 
    In which has South Africa specialized? (SS7E2a)
    • A. 

      Oil production

    • B. 

      textiles

    • C. 

      Meat processing

    • D. 

      Gold and diamond mining

  • 13. 
    Why did several members of the United Nations have an embargo on South Africa? (SS7E2b)
    • A. 

      South Africa refused to participate in international trade.

    • B. 

      They were holding out for better oil deals.

    • C. 

      South Africa needed to lower the price of its gold and diamonds.

    • D. 

      They wanted South Africa to end its apartheid system.

  • 14. 
    If Sudan’s government puts a limit on how much Nigerian oil it will import this year, what trade barrier is this? (SS7E2b)
    • A. 

      Embargo

    • B. 

      Tariff

    • C. 

      Quota

    • D. 

      Opportunity Cost

  • 15. 
    Tribes in Kenya use bartering to trade and practice which type of economy? (SS7E1a)
    • A. 

      Traditional

    • B. 

      Command

    • C. 

      Market

    • D. 

      Mixed

  • 16. 
    Which African country has the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? (SS7E3)
    • A. 

      Congo

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      South Sudan

    • D. 

      Ghana

  • 17. 
    In which area has Nigeria invested heavily in capital goods? (SS7E3b)
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Communications technology

    • D. 

      Oil production

  • 18. 
    Which of the following could help to prevent the spread of AIDS? (SS7CG3)
    • A. 

      Migrating to big cities

    • B. 

      Education and prevention

    • C. 

      Having less children

    • D. 

      Investing in capital goods

  • 19. 
    Famines can be both human-made and natural.  In Africa, famines today are caused by: (SS7CG3)
    • A. 

      malnutrition

    • B. 

      poor food distribution and poverty

    • C. 

      overpopulation

    • D. 

      farmers using insecticides

  • 20. 
    What has led to the development and spread of most health issues for Africa? (SS7CG3)
    • A. 

      Poverty

    • B. 

      Desertification

    • C. 

      AIDS

    • D. 

      Malaria

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