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Flashcards in Ch 4 - Test/Quiz on Africa Deck (17):
1

At what point are the continents of Africa and Europe only about 8 miles apart?

Strait of Gibraltar

2

What is the major religion of Egypt?

Islam

3

What Egyptian dam allows year-round irrigation of farmland in the Nile Valley?

Aswan High Dam

4

What is Africa's largest desert?

Sahara

5

What is Africa's highest peak?

Mt. Kilimanjaro

6

Why is Africa known as the "Dark Continent"?

Little was known about it.

7

What is the longest river in the world?

Nile River

8

What is Africa's largest lake and the world's second largest body of fresh water?

Lake Victoria

9

What is Africa's most dramatic geographic feature?

Eastern Rift System

10

What are characteristics of the Suez Canal?

1. Egypt depends upon it for much of its income.2. It has been closed only twice since its completion in 1869.3. It separates Asia from Africa.

11

Into what body of water does the Nile River empty?

Mediterranean Sea

12

Who named Lake Victoria?

David Livingstone

13

What famous African Christian was the first black bishop to be ordained by the Church of England?

Samuel Adjai Crowther

14

What is the largest city in Africa?

Cairo, Egypt, Africa

15

What country possesses the Sinai Peninsula?

Egypt

16

Where did the Afrikaners (descendants of the Dutch) settle?

South Africa

17

What was the first independent black republic in Africa?

Liberia