Geo 200 Module 6 Quiz

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The following quiz is on materials covered in Module 6.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which country was the first to gain independence in the 1950s?
    • A. 

      Ghana

    • B. 

      Kenya

    • C. 

      Central African Republic

    • D. 

      Botswana

    • E. 

      Mozambique

  • 2. 
    The ethnic conflict between the Hutus and the Tutsis in the early 1990s was mostly in the countries of
    • A. 

      Kenya and Tanzania.

    • B. 

      Namibia and Botswana.

    • C. 

      Rwanda and Burundi.

    • D. 

      Ethiopia and Somalia.

    • E. 

      Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • 3. 
    This is the highest mountain on the African continent.
    • A. 

      Kenya

    • B. 

      Cameroon

    • C. 

      Drakensberg

    • D. 

      Kilimanjaro

    • E. 

      Okavangu

  • 4. 
    What was the purpose of the "Berlin Conference?"
    • A. 

      To lay the groundwork for future independence of the African colonies

    • B. 

      To divide Africa between the major European colonial powers

    • C. 

      To reassign German territories to the victors of World War I

    • D. 

      To create development plans for newly independent African countries

  • 5. 
    The Harmattan is a hot, dry wind that blows out of the
    • A. 

      Mediterranean.

    • B. 

      Indian Ocean.

    • C. 

      Atlantic Ocean.

    • D. 

      Interior of Africa.

  • 6. 
    Benin and this modern country were once known as the "Slave Coast."
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      Ghana

    • C. 

      Senegal

    • D. 

      Mali

  • 7. 
    This is the largest city on the African continent.
    • A. 

      Johannesburg

    • B. 

      Abidjan

    • C. 

      Lagos

    • D. 

      Nairobi

    • E. 

      Kinshasa

  • 8. 
    This is the largest island near Africa.
    • A. 

      Sao Tome

    • B. 

      Cape Verde

    • C. 

      Mozambique

    • D. 

      Mauritius

    • E. 

      Madagascar

  • 9. 
    The highlands in this modern country were one of the centers of domestication of plants and animals in Sub-Sahara Africa.
    • A. 

      Sudan

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Ethiopia

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 10. 
    Which one of the following diseases is caused by the tsetse fly?
    • A. 

      Malaria

    • B. 

      Sleeping Sickness

    • C. 

      Ebola fever

    • D. 

      Bilharzia

  • 11. 
    __________ is famous for diamonds in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Zimbabwe

    • D. 

      Kenya

  • 12. 
    Zambia is most noted for exports of
    • A. 

      Copper.

    • B. 

      Diamonds.

    • C. 

      Petroleum.

    • D. 

      Uranium.

    • E. 

      Cacao.

  • 13. 
    What is the major purpose of the Kimberley Process?
    • A. 

      Reduce elephant poaching and illegal international ivory trade

    • B. 

      Eliminate the use of diamonds to finance armed conflict

    • C. 

      Protect the rhino from poachers who make money by selling the horn

    • D. 

      Reduce deforestation in Madagascar

    • E. 

      Promote women's leadership in organizing community work teams and improving education levels

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is true of Sub-Saharan Africa?
    • A. 

      Highest average birth rates in the world

    • B. 

      Lower population density than the global average

    • C. 

      About 43% of the African population is under 15 years of age

    • D. 

      Overall population growth rate of 2% a year resulting in a doubling of population in 29 years.

    • E. 

      All of these are true.

  • 15. 
    This is the largest Christian denomination in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • A. 

      Roman Catholicism

    • B. 

      Dutch Calvinism

    • C. 

      Anglicanism

    • D. 

      Amharic Church

  • 16. 
    This is the largest country in population in Africa.
    • A. 

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Sudan

    • D. 

      Nigeria

    • E. 

      Ghana

  • 17. 
    After World War I, who lost their colonies in Africa?
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 18. 
    Petroleum is the major mineral export from this country.
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Zimbabwe

    • D. 

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • 19. 
    The Savanna Grasslands of Africa have
    • A. 

      A short dry season.

    • B. 

      A long dry season.

    • C. 

      A longe wet season.

    • D. 

      Precipitation for half of the year; the rest of the years is a drought.

  • 20. 
    The first European settlers in South Africa originated from this country.
    • A. 

      Portugal

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      France

    • E. 

      The Netherlands