Women Micro-entrepreneurs

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Women Micro-entrepreneurs

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the best definition of a micro-enterprise
    • A. 

      A successful business run by a woman

    • B. 

      A food business offering home cooking

    • C. 

      A new business started with a small loan

    • D. 

      A small business with few or no employees

  • 2. 
    All of the following have contributed to wide-spread poverty in Africa except
    • A. 

      Desertification

    • B. 

      Reforestation

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      War

  • 3. 
    In traditional societies with gender-based division of labor, the kind of work a person does depends mainly on that person's
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Sex

    • C. 

      Income

    • D. 

      Religion

  • 4. 
    Read the description and then complete the sentence below:Kalerwe market is an amazing place to visit. From the center of the market, stalls stretch as far as the eye can see. Kalerwe is known as the "poor man's market." But it attracts all kinds of people who are drawn by its bargain prices.Markets like the one described above are part of Africa's
    • A. 

      Rural decline

    • B. 

      Vertical trade

    • C. 

      Informal economy

    • D. 

      Shifting agriculture

  • 5. 
    Which term best describes African women who set up street-side restaurants in caravans?
    • A. 

      Pastoral nomads

    • B. 

      Migrant workers

    • C. 

      Indigenous peoples

    • D. 

      Micro-entrepreneurs

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not a benefit provided by women who start small businesses in Africa?
    • A. 

      They create new jobs.

    • B. 

      They raise the price of food.

    • C. 

      They send their children to school.

    • D. 

      They build new homes for their families.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      More women graduate from high school than men.

    • B. 

      Most men have shorter life expectancies than women

    • C. 

      Women and men are fairly equal in education and income.

    • D. 

      Men are better educated and earn more money than women.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a traditional role for women in Africa?
    • A. 

      Caring for children

    • B. 

      Growing food on small plots of land

    • C. 

      Earning money to support their family

    • D. 

      Finding a clean water source