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  • 1.  Africa is known as the _________ continent, because most of Africa is at least 1000 ft. above sea level.
  • 2.  The Plateau Continent
  • 3.  South Africa’s policy of complete separation of races is better known as ________.
  • 4.  Apartheid
  • 5.  Starting in the 1800’s, many Europeancountries came in took over most of Africapolitically and economically. This is better known as _____.
  • 6.  Colonialism or Imperialism
  • 7.  The most famous waterfalls in Africa, _______________, is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World andduring its rainy season, it becomes the largest waterfall in the world (volume).
  • 8.  Victoria Falls
  • 9.  Most all North African countries relate more closely to the Middle East culturally, mainly because of their proximity and that they share ______.
  • 10.  Islamic faith or religion
  • 11.  AIDS has become a ___________ in Africa, anuncontrollable outbreak of a disease, affecting alarge population over a wide geographic area. In fact, 26 million of 40 million people effected with AIDS worldwide live in Africa.
  • 12.  Pandemic
  • 13.  Who am I? Fought against apartheid in South Africa, was imprisoned for nearly 30 years, was released, won the Nobel Peace Prize and was elected president of South Africa in 1994. I have been compared to other freedom fighters such as Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 14.  Nelson Mandela
  • 15.  Africa has the best ________ or grasslands in the world and is ideal forgrazing animals like wildebeests, gazelles, zebras as well as predators like lions, cheetahs and hyenas. In fact, the Serengeti is the last place on earth that you can observe large animal migrations.
  • 16.  Savannahs
  • 17.  Many African country’s suffer economically because they rely too much on “________”. Many economists are encouraging them to diversify and create variety.
  • 18.  “one-commodity”
  • 19. One of the oldest civilizations in the world,the Ancient Egyptians’ society arose along the 4,100 mile long _______.
  • 20.  Nile River
  • 21.  Many of the kingdoms of Western Africa were wealthy in gold and it was said that they would trade a pound of gold for what other necessary commodity?
  • 22.  They would trade a pound of gold for a pound of salt.
  • 23.  Due to migrations over thousands of years, many African peoples speak a variety languages deriving from a single, common language. That language was known as _____.
  • 24.  Bantu
  • 25.  Up until the early 1800’s, no one couldunderstand hieroglyphics until the discovery of the __________.
  • 26.  Rosetta Stone
  • 27.  Instructed to be built by King Lalibela, what was peculiar or unique about some churches in Ethiopia?
  • 28.  Built into solid rock, underground or into the side of a mountain
  • 29.  Porcelain found in the Kingdom of Greater Zimbabwe suggests that the extent of the East African trade network was said to have reached as far as ______!
  • 30.  China