West Africa

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West Africa

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which West African Country was named for an ancient kingdom in the region
    • A. 

      Liberia

    • B. 

      Nigeria

    • C. 

      Chad

    • D. 

      Ghana

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about the slave trade is false?
    • A. 

      European slave traders built schools and railroads in West Africa

    • B. 

      European slave traders profited from it

    • C. 

      It broke up families in West Africa

    • D. 

      Enslaved Africans were sent to the Americans to meet the increased demand for labor there.

  • 3. 
    Chose the answer that best completes this sentence. People in Ancient West Africa commonly traded salt for _______________. These two items were considered to be _____________ in value to each other.
    • A. 

      Gold; less

    • B. 

      Ivory; equal

    • C. 

      Gold; equal

    • D. 

      Silver; more

  • 4. 
    The geography inWest Africa can best be described as ...
    • A. 

      Arid and desert-like throughout

    • B. 

      Dominated by a strip of land called the Sahel

    • C. 

      Mostly mountainous with small patches of jungle

    • D. 

      Cool and rainy with mild summers.

  • 5. 
    The slave trade biggest impact on Africa was?
    • A. 

      It put an end to racism all over the world

    • B. 

      Africans were separated from their family

    • C. 

      Europeans became lazy and stayed in Africa.

    • D. 

      People in Asia did not become slaves.

  • 6. 
    Read the following passage and answer the question that follows.                                                            Music from Mali to Memphis Did you know that the music you listen to today may have begun with the griots? From the 1600s to the 1800s, many people from West Africa were brought to America as slaves. In America, enslaved Africans continued to sing the way they had in Africa. They also continued to play traditional instruments such as the kora played by the Senegalese musician Soriba Kouyate, the son of a griot. Over time, this music developed into a style called the blues, made popular by such artists as B.B. King. In turn, the blues shaped other styles of music, including jazz and rock. So, the next time you hear a Memphis blues track or a cool jazz tune, listen for its ancient African roots! Which question could you ask to learn more about the origins of the blues?  
    • A. 

      Where did B.B. King grow up?

    • B. 

      What did enslaved Africans in America sing about?

    • C. 

      Where is Memphis?

    • D. 

      Who is the best modern jazz singer?

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements best describes Nigeria?
    • A. 

      Nigeria is rich in resources, but many Nigerians are poor.

    • B. 

      Nigeria has few resources, and its people are poor.

    • C. 

      Nigeria is rich in resources, and most Nigerians have a high standard of living.

    • D. 

      Nigeria has few resources but is able to provide food for its people.

  • 8. 
    Drought, a period of time when rain does not fall, has been a significant problem for
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      The coastal countries

    • C. 

      The Sahel countries

    • D. 

      All the countries in West Africa

  • 9. 
    An extended family is one that includes a mother, father, children, and close relatives in one household.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Some countries in West Africa use French or English as a common language to help communication.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The spread of desert like conditions is known as famine
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Today, most people of the Sahel practice Christianity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Niger River flows through many countries in West Africa and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    How has trade affected religion in West Africa? List the religions specifically by their names and describe their customs.
  • 15. 
    Give two examples of how European colonialism has affected West Africa.
  • 16. 
    MOST countries in Africa have a lower GDP(Gross Domestic Product or the total amount of money made in the country every year) than the U.S.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What is Imperialism? Give a definition for it in your own words. Do you think Imperialism is a fair policy?
  • 18. 
    What is overgrazing? How does it affect an area of land?