Quiz: History Of Africa And Egypt

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  • 1. 
    Essay: How did Hatshepsut and Ramses II differ in expanding Egypt's power?
  • 2. 
    Essay: How did Ezana change Aksum?
  • 3. 
    What does this map show?
    • A. 

      Vegetation zones of Africa

    • B. 

      Ancient landforms of Africa

    • C. 

      World climates

    • D. 

      Countries of Africa

  • 4. 
    What vegetation zone is the Sahara?
    • A. 

      Rain forest

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Desert and rain forest

    • D. 

      Savannah, scrub, and woodland

  • 5. 
    What is the vegetation zone of the Atlas Mountains?
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Desert and rainforest

    • C. 

      Rain forest

    • D. 

      Savannah, scrub and woodland

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT found in Madagascar?
    • A. 

      Rain forest

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Scrub and woodland

    • D. 

      Savannah

  • 7. 
    What is the vegetation zone around most of the Gulf of Guinea?
    • A. 

      Savannah, scrub, and woodland

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Rainforest

    • D. 

      Desert and rainforest

  • 8. 
    The main Bantu language spoken in Burundi is:
    • A. 

      Rundi

    • B. 

      Luba

    • C. 

      Ruanda

    • D. 

      Zulu

  • 9. 
    This chart shows:
    • A. 

      The populations of Africa

    • B. 

      The main ethnic groups of Africa

    • C. 

      The largest African countries

    • D. 

      The major Bantu languages

  • 10. 
    The Bantu language with the largest number of speakers is
    • A. 

      Swahili

    • B. 

      Shona

    • C. 

      Lingala

    • D. 

      Zulu

  • 11. 
    Ezana changed Aksum's religion when he converted to ________________ .
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Animism

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 12. 
    How did Egyptians and Sumerian views of the afterlife compare?
    • A. 

      Sumerians viewed it more positively than the Egyptians

    • B. 

      Egyptians viewed it more positively than the Sumerians

    • C. 

      They both thought it would be happy

    • D. 

      They both thought it would be miserable

  • 13. 
    The iron-producing capital of Kush was _____________ .
    • A. 

      Napata

    • B. 

      Memphis

    • C. 

      Meroe

    • D. 

      Thebes

  • 14. 
    More than 40 percent of the African continent is covered by ______________ .
    • A. 

      Savannahs

    • B. 

      Rainforests

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Desert

  • 15. 
    The Egyptian religion was 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Polytheistic

    • C. 

      Monotheistic

    • D. 

      Altruistic

  • 16. 
    One early southeast African group that manufactured iron was the:
    • A. 

      Bantu

    • B. 

      Nok

    • C. 

      Kushites

    • D. 

      Egyptians

  • 17. 
    The Egyptian kingdoms did NOT include the 
    • A. 

      Middle Kingdom

    • B. 

      New Kingdom

    • C. 

      Ancient Kingdom

    • D. 

      Old Kingdom

  • 18. 
    The _______ covers 40 percent of the African continent.
    • A. 

      Desert

    • B. 

      Savannah

    • C. 

      Rainforest

    • D. 

      Mountains

  • 19. 
    The world's longest longest river is the
    • A. 

      Amazon

    • B. 

      Nile

    • C. 

      Mississippi

    • D. 

      Yangtse

  • 20. 
    How did heavy rains in Ethiopia affect Egypt?
    • A. 

      They led to a migration of Ethiopians to Egypt

    • B. 

      They stripped Egypt of its soil

    • C. 

      They cause flooding of the Nile River

    • D. 

      They did not affect Egypt at all

  • 21. 
    What did Egyptians think would happen to the models and pictures they put into tombs?
    • A. 

      They would come to life

    • B. 

      They would eventually decay

    • C. 

      They would gain in value

    • D. 

      They would teach others about Egypt

  • 22. 
    The language that has most influenced other African languages is
    • A. 

      Arabic

    • B. 

      Bantu

    • C. 

      Egyptian

    • D. 

      English

  • 23. 
    How did Egypt change after Ramses II died?
    • A. 

      The pharaoh's power increased

    • B. 

      The central government's power decreased

    • C. 

      The priests' power decreased

    • D. 

      The scribes' power increased

  • 24. 
    Desertification is a natural process which has been sped up by
    • A. 

      Melting of polar ice caps

    • B. 

      Sun spots

    • C. 

      Changes in the Earth's rotation

    • D. 

      Human activities

  • 25. 
            Who had the most power during the Middle Kingdom?  
    • A. 

      The scribes

    • B. 

      The pharaoh

    • C. 

      the priests

    • D. 

      The local rulers

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