AFRICA
GEOGRAPHY
UNIT 1
REVIEW
Where do most people in Egypt live?

Along the Nile River
SOUTH
AFRICA

What country
is this?
In the Sahel, overgrazing and drought
have resulted in a decrease in the
grassland region. What is this process
called?
DE...
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF
THE CONGO

What country
is this?
What country in Africa is losing its rainforest
the fastest today due to its huge
population?

Nigeria
Explain why the population
of the Sahara is low.
LIMITED ACCESS TO WATER
SUDAN

What country
is this?
Swahili is a mixture of which two languages?

Arabic and Bantu
Which concept relates to religion
rather than ethnicity?
a. Kimba is Ashanti.
b. Mustafa follows the Quran.
c. Kemal is a ...
EGYPT

What country
is this?
Name the mixed ethnic group, who
mostly live in North Africa and the
Middle East.

ARABS
Where is a majority of wildlife in Africa
found?

The Savanna
What lake is
this?

LAKE
VICTORIA
Name the vast, dry area that
stretches across North Africa.
SAHARA DESERT
What River is
this?

CONGO
RIVER
Name the region of short
grasses bordering the Sahara
where desertification is a
problem.
The Sahel
What is the largest country in
Africa?

Sudan
What River is
this?

NILE
RIVER
Which statement BEST describes the result of
fertile soil along the Niger River?
A. East Africa is the population center o...
What does the word “Swahili” mean?

One who lives on
the coast
SOUTH
AFRICA

What country
is this?
Some regions in Africa battle with
widespread famine. What is
famine?

EXTREME SHORTAGE OF FOOD
KENYA

What country
is this?
People in Egypt use chemical fertilizers to
help them grow crops. What is a negative
effect of these fertilizers for the s...
What River is
this?

NIGER
RIVER
The ______________ is the longest
and most important river in West
Africa.

NIGER
What lake is
this?

LAKE
TANGANYIKA
What is the biggest threat to the savanna?

The increasing number
of people in the region
The development of the Swahili language was a direct
result of
A. The mixing of the Bantu and Arabic cultures
B. The mixin...
What is significant about the
Nile River?
Longest river in the world/flows
north
WHAT
COUNTRY
IS THIS?
NIGERIA
What is the largest desert in the
world?

Sahara Desert
Where does a majority of
African wildlife live in Africa?

The Savanna
THE
KALAHARI
DESERT

What desert is
this?
Which geographical area can be
found along most of Africa’s
equator?

Tropical Rainforest
What River is
this?

CONGO
RIVER
What is a long steep slope or
cliff at the edge of a plateau
that is usually formed by
erosion?

Escarpment
What lake is
this?

LAKE
TANGANYIKA
What desert in Africa is about the same size
as the United States?

The Sahara
What landform separates Morocco from the
Sahara desert?

Atlas Mountains
THE
SAHARA
DESERT

What Region
is this?
What is a small place where trees are able to
grow and where people can live with grazing
animals and a few crops?

Oasis
What m
ountains
are thes
e?

ATLAS
MOUNTAINS
What ethnic group believes that the safety
of their nation depends on the Golden
Stool?

Ashanti
THE
SAHEL

What Region
is this?
The Sahara divides Africa into two regions.
What are these two regions?

Northern Africa and SubSaharan Africa
What River is
this?

NIGER
RIVER
What items were traded across the Sahara
by caravan?

Salt and Gold
What language to Arabs speak?

Arabic
Which body of water does the Nile River
flow into?

The Mediterranean
Sea
What is the spread of deserts called?

Desertification
In the Sahel, what is leading to
desertification?

Overgrazing by
animals
Where are Arabs mainly found?

Northern Africa and
the Middle East
What ethnic group is found in Central and
Southern Africa?

Bantu
What is a drought?

A lack of rainfall for an
extended period of time
What is silt?

Rich soil carried into an
area by rivers/flooding
What is the deepest lake in Africa?

Lake Tanganyika
Due to poor farmland in the Sahel, where
are most people choosing to move?

Into cities
What ethnic group is found in East Africa,
especially Kenya?

Swahili
Why is the rainforest shrinking?

Deforestation
What is the largest lake in Africa?

Lake Victoria
What group of people first started clearing
large areas of the rainforest?

Europeans
What is a major problem with the Nile River
today?

Pollution
What two things does deforestation lead to?

Desertification and
Soil Erosion
What desert is found in Southern Africa?

Kalahari Desert
What is the world’s longest river?

Nile River
In what country are the Ashanti people
found?

Ghana
In what country did the Bantus come from?

Nigeria
What religion was brought to Africa from
the Middle East?

Islam
DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF
THE CONGO

What country
is this?
Explain why the population
of the Sahara is low.
LIMITED ACCESS TO WATER
SUDAN

What country
is this?
Which concept relates to religion
rather than ethnicity?
a. Kimba is Ashanti.
b. Mustafa follows the Quran.
c. Kemal is a ...
EGYPT

What country
is this?
Name the mixed ethnic group, who
mostly live in North Africa and the
Middle East.

ARABS
What lake is
this?

LAKE
VICTORIA
Name the vast, dry area that
stretches across North Africa.
SAHARA DESERT
Name the region of short
grasses bordering the Sahara
where desertification is a
problem.
The Sahel
Which statement BEST describes the result of
fertile soil along the Niger River?
A. East Africa is the population center o...
What River is
this?

NILE
RIVER
Some regions in Africa battle with
widespread famine. What is
famine?

EXTREME SHORTAGE OF FOOD
KENYA

What country
is this?
Name the 3 regions that were
involved in the Triangle Slave
Trade.

Europe, Africa,
Americas
What m
ountains
are thes
e?

ATLAS
MOUNTAINS
The ______________ is the longest
and most important river in West
Africa.

NIGER
The development of the Swahili language was a direct
result of
A. The mixing of traditional African and Arabic cultures
B....
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  1. 1. AFRICA GEOGRAPHY UNIT 1 REVIEW
  2. 2. Where do most people in Egypt live? Along the Nile River
  3. 3. SOUTH AFRICA What country is this?
  4. 4. In the Sahel, overgrazing and drought have resulted in a decrease in the grassland region. What is this process called? DESERTIFICATION
  5. 5. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO What country is this?
  6. 6. What country in Africa is losing its rainforest the fastest today due to its huge population? Nigeria
  7. 7. Explain why the population of the Sahara is low. LIMITED ACCESS TO WATER
  8. 8. SUDAN What country is this?
  9. 9. Swahili is a mixture of which two languages? Arabic and Bantu
  10. 10. Which concept relates to religion rather than ethnicity? a. Kimba is Ashanti. b. Mustafa follows the Quran. c. Kemal is a nomadic herder. d. Jambo speaks Swahili. B
  11. 11. EGYPT What country is this?
  12. 12. Name the mixed ethnic group, who mostly live in North Africa and the Middle East. ARABS
  13. 13. Where is a majority of wildlife in Africa found? The Savanna
  14. 14. What lake is this? LAKE VICTORIA
  15. 15. Name the vast, dry area that stretches across North Africa. SAHARA DESERT
  16. 16. What River is this? CONGO RIVER
  17. 17. Name the region of short grasses bordering the Sahara where desertification is a problem. The Sahel
  18. 18. What is the largest country in Africa? Sudan
  19. 19. What River is this? NILE RIVER
  20. 20. Which statement BEST describes the result of fertile soil along the Niger River? A. East Africa is the population center of Africa. B. South Africa is the population center of Africa. C. North Africa is the population center of Africa. D. West Africa is the population center of Africa. D
  21. 21. What does the word “Swahili” mean? One who lives on the coast
  22. 22. SOUTH AFRICA What country is this?
  23. 23. Some regions in Africa battle with widespread famine. What is famine? EXTREME SHORTAGE OF FOOD
  24. 24. KENYA What country is this?
  25. 25. People in Egypt use chemical fertilizers to help them grow crops. What is a negative effect of these fertilizers for the soil? Salt buildup
  26. 26. What River is this? NIGER RIVER
  27. 27. The ______________ is the longest and most important river in West Africa. NIGER
  28. 28. What lake is this? LAKE TANGANYIKA
  29. 29. What is the biggest threat to the savanna? The increasing number of people in the region
  30. 30. The development of the Swahili language was a direct result of A. The mixing of the Bantu and Arabic cultures B. The mixing of the Bantu and Swahili cultures C. The mixing of the Ashanti and Arabic cultures D. The mixing of the Bantu and Ashanti cultures A
  31. 31. What is significant about the Nile River? Longest river in the world/flows north
  32. 32. WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS? NIGERIA
  33. 33. What is the largest desert in the world? Sahara Desert
  34. 34. Where does a majority of African wildlife live in Africa? The Savanna
  35. 35. THE KALAHARI DESERT What desert is this?
  36. 36. Which geographical area can be found along most of Africa’s equator? Tropical Rainforest
  37. 37. What River is this? CONGO RIVER
  38. 38. What is a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau that is usually formed by erosion? Escarpment
  39. 39. What lake is this? LAKE TANGANYIKA
  40. 40. What desert in Africa is about the same size as the United States? The Sahara
  41. 41. What landform separates Morocco from the Sahara desert? Atlas Mountains
  42. 42. THE SAHARA DESERT What Region is this?
  43. 43. What is a small place where trees are able to grow and where people can live with grazing animals and a few crops? Oasis
  44. 44. What m ountains are thes e? ATLAS MOUNTAINS
  45. 45. What ethnic group believes that the safety of their nation depends on the Golden Stool? Ashanti
  46. 46. THE SAHEL What Region is this?
  47. 47. The Sahara divides Africa into two regions. What are these two regions? Northern Africa and SubSaharan Africa
  48. 48. What River is this? NIGER RIVER
  49. 49. What items were traded across the Sahara by caravan? Salt and Gold
  50. 50. What language to Arabs speak? Arabic
  51. 51. Which body of water does the Nile River flow into? The Mediterranean Sea
  52. 52. What is the spread of deserts called? Desertification
  53. 53. In the Sahel, what is leading to desertification? Overgrazing by animals
  54. 54. Where are Arabs mainly found? Northern Africa and the Middle East
  55. 55. What ethnic group is found in Central and Southern Africa? Bantu
  56. 56. What is a drought? A lack of rainfall for an extended period of time
  57. 57. What is silt? Rich soil carried into an area by rivers/flooding
  58. 58. What is the deepest lake in Africa? Lake Tanganyika
  59. 59. Due to poor farmland in the Sahel, where are most people choosing to move? Into cities
  60. 60. What ethnic group is found in East Africa, especially Kenya? Swahili
  61. 61. Why is the rainforest shrinking? Deforestation
  62. 62. What is the largest lake in Africa? Lake Victoria
  63. 63. What group of people first started clearing large areas of the rainforest? Europeans
  64. 64. What is a major problem with the Nile River today? Pollution
  65. 65. What two things does deforestation lead to? Desertification and Soil Erosion
  66. 66. What desert is found in Southern Africa? Kalahari Desert
  67. 67. What is the world’s longest river? Nile River
  68. 68. In what country are the Ashanti people found? Ghana
  69. 69. In what country did the Bantus come from? Nigeria
  70. 70. What religion was brought to Africa from the Middle East? Islam
  71. 71. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO What country is this?
  72. 72. Explain why the population of the Sahara is low. LIMITED ACCESS TO WATER
  73. 73. SUDAN What country is this?
  74. 74. Which concept relates to religion rather than ethnicity? a. Kimba is Ashanti. b. Mustafa follows the Quran. c. Kemal is a nomadic herder. d. Jambo speaks Swahili. B
  75. 75. EGYPT What country is this?
  76. 76. Name the mixed ethnic group, who mostly live in North Africa and the Middle East. ARABS
  77. 77. What lake is this? LAKE VICTORIA
  78. 78. Name the vast, dry area that stretches across North Africa. SAHARA DESERT
  79. 79. Name the region of short grasses bordering the Sahara where desertification is a problem. The Sahel
  80. 80. Which statement BEST describes the result of fertile soil along the Niger River? A. East Africa is the population center of Africa. B. South Africa is the population center of Africa. C. North Africa is the population center of Africa. D. West Africa is the population center of Africa. D
  81. 81. What River is this? NILE RIVER
  82. 82. Some regions in Africa battle with widespread famine. What is famine? EXTREME SHORTAGE OF FOOD
  83. 83. KENYA What country is this?
  84. 84. Name the 3 regions that were involved in the Triangle Slave Trade. Europe, Africa, Americas
  85. 85. What m ountains are thes e? ATLAS MOUNTAINS
  86. 86. The ______________ is the longest and most important river in West Africa. NIGER
  87. 87. The development of the Swahili language was a direct result of A. The mixing of traditional African and Arabic cultures B. The mixing of the Bantu and Swahili cultures C. The mixing of the Ashanti and Arabic cultures D. The mixing of the Bantu and Ashanti cultures A

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