Geography Exam 3 Study Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is Subsaharan Africa's most populous city and country?
    • A. 

      Lagos, Nigeria

    • B. 

      Cape Town, South Africa

    • C. 

      Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

    • D. 

      Nairobi, Kenya

  • 2. 
    What proportion of the Earth's total land surface does Africa represent?
    • A. 

      1/5

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      1/3

    • D. 

      1/4

  • 3. 
    What former ancient West African city was once a thriving center of commerce and learning but today is often referred to in terms of it remote location and isolation?
    • A. 

      Bissau

    • B. 

      Benin

    • C. 

      Timbuktu

  • 4. 
    What is Africa's oldest known state?
    • A. 

      Liberia

    • B. 

      Sierra Leone

    • C. 

      Senegal

    • D. 

      Ghana

  • 5. 
    What is the dominant language family in Subsaharan Africa?
    • A. 

      Indo-European

    • B. 

      Afro-Asiatic

    • C. 

      Niger-Congo

    • D. 

      Nilo-Saharan

  • 6. 
    What are the two subfamilies of this dominant language family and which is the most pervasive in this geographic realm?
    • A. 

      Nilotic and Kordofanian, Kordofanian

    • B. 

      Niger-Congo and Kordofanian, Niger-Congo

    • C. 

      Niger-Congo and Nilotic, Nilotic

    • D. 

      Saharan and Kordofanian, Saharan

  • 7. 
    What language group forms the largest branch of this subfamily, making it the most widespread language group in Africa?
    • A. 

      English

    • B. 

      Swahili

    • C. 

      Bantu

    • D. 

      Hausa

  • 8. 
    Where did the great Bantu migration originate?
    • A. 

      Present Day Nigeria/Cameroon

    • B. 

      Liberia

    • C. 

      Burkina Faso

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 9. 
    How many people in the world are living with AIDS/HIV, and what percentage is in Africa?
    • A. 

      60 million, 80%

    • B. 

      13 million, 50%

    • C. 

      21 million, 95%

    • D. 

      33 million, 67%

  • 10. 
    Name the four types of the Ebola virus.
    • A. 

      Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston, Ebola Ivory Coast, Ebola Sudan

    • B. 

      Ebola Liberia, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Oklahoma, Ebola South Africa

    • C. 

      Ebola Sudan, Ebola Sierra Leone, Ebola Senegal, Ebola Niger

    • D. 

      Ebola Nigeria, Ebola Burkina Faso, Ebola Kenya, Ebola Rwanda

  • 11. 
    Is the leading cause of death in South Africa.
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