Africa Study Guide and Questions

Africa Review Sheet

You will find these answers in Unit 2 (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 of the Blue Book- Global Mosaic. 

You may work together or independently on this. 

 

Vocabulary:

  • Desertification
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  • African Sleeping Sickness
  • AIDS
  • Trans-Saharan Trade
  • Desertification
  • Age grade system
  •  “Dark Continent”
  • Diaspora
  • Imperialism
  • Maxim Gun
  • Congress of Berlin
  • Boers
  • Afrikaners
  • Apartheid
  • Non-violent Resistant Resistance
    • Direct Rule
    • Indirect Rule
    • Duel Mandate
    • Flexible Rule
  • Pan - Africanism
  • Boycott
  • Multi National Corporation
  • Griot

 

People:

  • Mansa Musa
  • Emperor Menelik II
  • Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

Terms and Concepts:

    • Great Rift Valley
    • Significance of Lake Victoria
    • Major river systems in Africa (name, location & significance)
    • Significance of Aswan Dam
    • Problem the climate presents for archeologists and historians
    • Significance of ancient city Timbuktu
    • Natural Resources available in Africa (where, what, who profits from them)
    • Population- density, growth rate & cultural factors that contribute to it
    • # of Ethnic groups
    • # of languages
    • Describe how climate effects live of people in Africa
    • 2 Main colonial powers
    • 3 most important values in African cultures
    • 2 reasons why many African societies practice polygamy
    • 3 major religions practiced throughout Africa and where
    • Describe the basic tenets of animism
    • Reason why Europeans made contact with Africa
    • Differences between slavery in Africa and in the Americas
    • 3 effects the slave trade had on Africans (in Africa)
    • Significance of Sierra Leone
    • Describe the struggle for Southern Africa between the Zulus, Dutch, and British
    • Identify and describe Apartheid Laws
      • Population Registration Act
      • Group Areas Act
      • Pass Laws
      • Bantu Homelands Act
    • Reason British system of governing colonies worked well
    • Assimilation in French colonies
    • Main problems with colonial rule
    • 3 ways Europeans impacted the money economy system of Africa
    • 3 reasons Africans wanted to control Africa
    • Improvements made due to colonial rule
    • Main problem in the establishment of nationalism
    • Developments of educational system lead to independence
    • 4 Independent African nations in 1950
    • 4 Effects of colonial rule
    • Reasons for civil war
    • Reason most governmental programs fail
    • Background causes of genocide in Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Sierra Leone
    • Reason some Africans welcome military rule
    • 2 Reasons socialism is appealing
    • 3 Describe the problems with African economy
    • Reasons people migrated from farms
    • Reasons for population problems
    • Pressures faced by the education al system
    • 5 Reality of city life
    • Leading cause of death
    • African nation that has slowed spread of AIDS
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