Social Studies I: Bright Continent Why Africa's Success Stories Are Too Often Overlooked Literacy Screening

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  • 1. 
    What is the author's opinion about the role of the media in its depiction of Africa?
  • 2. 
    Genocide:
    • A. 

      The systematic destruction of an ethnic group.

    • B. 

      The study of a cultures genetic make-up.

    • C. 

      The study of a culture in a geographic region.

    • D. 

      The discrimination of woman because of their gender.

  • 3. 
    Famine:
    • A. 

      Extreme shortage of water

    • B. 

      Extreme shortage of food

    • C. 

      Extreme shortage of medical supplies

    • D. 

      Extreme shortage of money

  • 4. 
    Unpalatable:
    • A. 

      Unable to eat.

    • B. 

      Inability to explain

    • C. 

      Difficult to put up with or accept.

    • D. 

      Useless

  • 5. 
    Exploited:
    • A. 

      Taken advantage of for economic gain

    • B. 

      Respected

    • C. 

      Equitable employment opportunities

    • D. 

      Well-liked

  • 6. 
    Which word is most like "bane" in the context of the reading.
    • A. 

      Happiness

    • B. 

      Appeal

    • C. 

      Purpose

    • D. 

      Misery

  • 7. 
    Pick three main points the author is trying to make:
    • A. 

      There are good reasons to be optimistic about Africa.

    • B. 

      The media helps to form our opinion.

    • C. 

      Food is a huge issue in Africa.

    • D. 

      Africa is a failing continent.

    • E. 

      AIDS and War are ravaging Africa.

    • F. 

      Asia and Africa have similar problems.

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