Environmental Issues Of Africa

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Environmental Issues Of Africa

SS7G2 The student will discuss environmental issues acros the continent of Africa a. Explain how water pollution and the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water. b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa. c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa from the Sahel to the rainforest.


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  • 1. 
    The clearing and cutting down of trees to boost the economy, create farmlands, generate fuels for heating and cooking, and/or to support the increasing population in Africa are reason for
    • A. 

      Drought

    • B. 

      Deforestation

    • C. 

      Desertification

    • D. 

      Irrigation

  • 2. 
    The process of getting water to needed areas for farming is known as:
    • A. 

      Extraction

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Deforestation

    • D. 

      Irrigation

  • 3. 
    Bacteria living in the water from certain soils and vegetation contribute to a lack of safe drinking water in Africa.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Water Pollution

    • B. 

      Irrigation

    • C. 

      Extraction

    • D. 

      Drought

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Increasing population

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Civil wars

    • D. 

      Over-grazing of animals

    • E. 

      Partitioning

    • F. 

      Arid climate

    • G. 

      Deforestation

    • H. 

      Subsistence farming

    • I. 

      Water pollution

  • 5. 
    Click on the boxes that describe reasons for Deforestation.
    • A. 

      To clear land for farming

    • B. 

      To create natural habitats for animals

    • C. 

      To keep up with growing populations

    • D. 

      To sell timber products for profit

    • E. 

      For irrigation

    • F. 

      To help the environment

  • 6. 
    Click on the boxes that describe the effects of water pollution in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • A. 

      Lack of safe drinking water

    • B. 

      Drought

    • C. 

      Deforestation

    • D. 

      Decreased economic growth

    • E. 

      Sickness, disease, and death of people and animals

    • F. 

      Increased vegetation

    • G. 

      Erosion and flash floods