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Study Guide Answers

1.     Who was the first man to sail from Portugal to India?
     Vasco da Gama
2.     Name the major African river that sank into the Botswana sands.
     Okavango
3.     What is the semi-arid region that stretches across the southern edge of the Sahara?
     Sahel
4.     What is the largest city in Africa?
     Cairo
5.     A broad expanse of savanna and woodlands, especially in southern Africa is _______________.
     Bush Veldt
6.     _______________ is the multi-structured living compound that houses extended families.
     Krall
7.     _____________ _____________was the missionary/explorer who helped awaken Europe to Africa's potential for resources.
     David Livingstone
8.     Boers are?
     Africaners
9.     Name the plant that is the source of chocolate.
     Cacao
10.     ____________ is another name for the tribe of African Bushmen.
     San
11.     What is the name of the world's largest desert?
     Sahara
12.     Name the desert that has more rainfall and vegetation than true deserts.
     Kalahari
13.     ______________________ is the highest mountain in Africa.
     Kilimanjaro
14.     ___________________ is the small city that is the capital of Namibia.
     Windhoek
15.     Who was the Portuguese navigator who discovered the Cape of Good Hope?
     Bartholomeu Dias
16.     The ____________ is the mountain range in northwest Africa.
     Atlas
17.     What is the name of an "upside down tree" that sheds leaves during the dry season?
     Baobab
18.     The ___________ is the longest river.
     Nile
19.     Landscape of grasses interspersed with occasional low trees is known as the ___________________.
     Savanna
20.     What is the island off the Senegal, where many slaves were loaded onto ships for America?
     Goree
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