Cycle Ten Continent Quiz

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Continent Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Why did Europeans first take an interest in the African continent? (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      They wanted to help organize African schools.

    • B. 

      They wanted to solve ethnic and tribal disputes.

    • C. 

      They were involved in the slave trade.

    • D. 

      They needed African agricultural products.

  • 2. 
    What is the term for a system of acquiring colonies to provide raw materials for a stronger colony? (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Patriotism

  • 3. 
    The purpose of the Berlin Conference was to discuss: (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      The World issues and conflicts.

    • B. 

      The best trade routes in Germany.

    • C. 

      America’s independence from Britain.

    • D. 

      The partitioning of Africa.

  • 4. 
    Why did Europeans set up colonies in Africa? (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      They wanted to help organize African schools.

    • B. 

      They wanted to solve ethnic and tribal disputes.

    • C. 

      They wanted to send European workers to Africa.

    • D. 

      They needed raw materials found in Africa.

  • 5. 
    Which European country gained the most land in Africa? (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 6. 
    The European division of Africa caused: (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      Tribal conflicts

    • B. 

      Civil war

    • C. 

      Desire for independence

    • D. 

      All of the choices

  • 7. 
    A strong belief in one’s country is called: (SS7H1b)
    • A. 

      Nationalism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 8. 
    In 1963, Kenya gained independence from: (SS7H1b)
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      United States

    • D. 

      Great Britain

  • 9. 
    What is the apartheid system? (SS7H1b)
    • A. 

      A democratic government system

    • B. 

      Segregation of races

    • C. 

      Equality for all races

    • D. 

      An absolute monarchy

  • 10. 
     Apartheid separated blacks and whites in: (SS7H1c) 
    • A. 

      South Africa

    • B. 

      Kenya

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      Sudan

  • 11. 
    Which organization was formed to gain equal rights for black Africans in the South Africa? (SS7H1c)
    • A. 

      League of Nations

    • B. 

      African National Congress

    • C. 

      United Nations

    • D. 

      African Union

  • 12. 
    The main goal of the Pan-African movement was to: (SS7H1d)
    • A. 

      End the slave trade

    • B. 

      Overthrow all European governments in Africa

    • C. 

      Create more jobs in Africa

    • D. 

      Unite Africans to work together to solve Africa’s problems

  • 13. 
    Pan-Africanism was an important idea that led to the development of which organization? (SS7H1d)
    • A. 

      League of Nations

    • B. 

      African National Congress

    • C. 

      United Nations

    • D. 

      African Union

  • 14. 
    This man was arrested and imprisoned for resisting apartheid. He was also the first black president of South Africa. (SS7H1c)
    • A. 

      F.W. de Klerk

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • C. 

      Nelson Mandela

    • D. 

      Jacob Zuma

  • 15. 
    Who was the South African president that brought the policies of apartheid to an end? (SS7H1c)
    • A. 

      Nelson Mandela

    • B. 

      Jomo Kenyatta

    • C. 

      F. W. de Klerk

    • D. 

      Robert Mugabe

  • 16. 
    When did many African groups begin to challenge European colonial rule? (SS7H1b)
    • A. 

      After World War II

    • B. 

      After Apartheid ended

    • C. 

      After the Berlin Conference

    • D. 

      After the Persian Gulf War

  • 17. 
    What is the definition of “assimilation”? (SS7H1a)
    • A. 

      refusing to give up one’s language for another one

    • B. 

      demanding the return of a king as a national leader

    • C. 

      refusing to change religions even though you are ordered to do so

    • D. 

      giving up one’s own customs and adopting those of another culture

  • 18. 
    What was Nelson Mandela’s attitude toward the people who had been responsible for the old government of South Africa? (SS7H1c)
    • A. 

      Many of the old leaders were sent to jail on his orders.

    • B. 

      He turned the leaders over to the United Nations for punishment.

    • C. 

      He tried to have all the old government officials exiled to other countries.

    • D. 

      He felt the different races needed to try to work together in the new government.

  • 19. 
    Why was the government of Kenya criticized after independence, even though it was led by Africans?
    • A. 

      They voted to bring the old king back to power.

    • B. 

      The government was controlled by only one party.

    • C. 

      They put an apartheid system of government in place.

    • D. 

      The new government refused to trade with western countries.

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      religious conflict between Muslims and Christians

    • B. 

      a government decision that handed rule over to a dictator

    • C. 

      protests by women in Nigeria who demanded equal rights

    • D. 

      arguments over writing a constitution that called for apartheid