Junior Scholastic Africa: 50 Years Of Independence

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Junior Scholastic Africa: 50 Years Of Independence

Answer the following questions as you read the article and study the maps.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    P. 13  Think About it 1) How did colonialism affect the borders of African nations? Answer in a complete sentence
  • 2. 
    P. 13 Think about it2) What would you say to young African leaders to encourage them to improve upon the work of their elders? Answer in complete sentences
  • 3. 
    7) Which African countries were independent in 1950 (name 3)?
  • 4. 
    Which large island nation is located off Africa's western coast?
    • A. 

      Madagascar

    • B. 

      Seychelles

    • C. 

      Sierra Leone

  • 5. 
    2) During which decade did most African countries gain independence?
    • A. 

      1970s

    • B. 

      1960s

    • C. 

      1950s

  • 6. 
    3) If you crossed Africa from east to west along the Equator, through which nations would you pass?  select all that apply
    • A. 

      Kenya

    • B. 

      Somalia

    • C. 

      Tanzania

    • D. 

      Republic of the Congo

    • E. 

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • F. 

      Central African Republic

    • G. 

      Gabon

    • H. 

      Uganda

  • 7. 
    When did modern Egypt gain its independence?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1922

  • 8. 
    What body of water separates Sudan from Asia?
    • A. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      Indian Ocean

    • C. 

      Red Sea

  • 9. 
    About how many miles wide is Africa at the Tropic of Capricorn?
    • A. 

      About 1400 miles

    • B. 

      About 14000 miles

    • C. 

      About 1000 miles

  • 10. 
    Which two tiny countries exist completely within a larger one?
    • A. 

      Lesotho and Swaziland

    • B. 

      Burundi and Rwanda

    • C. 

      Lesotho and Rwanda

  • 11. 
    What disputed region is not an independent country?
    • A. 

      Lesotho

    • B. 

      Western Sahara

    • C. 

      Tunisia

  • 12. 
    Which African country gained its independence most recently?
    • A. 

      Eritrea

    • B. 

      Comoros

    • C. 

      Mozambique

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      South Africa and Zimbabwe

    • B. 

      South Africa and Mozambique

    • C. 

      South Africa and Botswana

  • 14. 
    Which country was settled by freed slaves from the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Libya

    • B. 

      Republic of the Congo

    • C. 

      Liberia

  • 15. 
    What is the mineral used in cell phones that fuels wars and in which country?
    • A. 

      Coltan in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • B. 

      Diamonds in Sierra Leone

    • C. 

      Oil in Somalia

  • 16. 
    The nation of Gambia's boundary follows what natural feature? (hint- READ intro)
    • A. 

      Sahara Desert

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Gambia River