GEO 135 Midterm: GEO135 exam 3 study guide

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GEO135Exam 3mc.1Stems
Spring 2016
1. The climate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is mostly denoted in the Köppen-Geiger
system by the letter: A (Af)
2. XXoC is how many Fahrenheit degrees (Fo) colder than YY°F?
3. The Berlin Conference of 1884-85 was called by: Prince Otto Von Bismark
4. The physical geography and biomes of Africa describe a continent that is primarily: Steppe
and Savanna
5. A major topographical depression in [redacted] Africa is the: Kalahari
6. Savanna and steppe regions are best suited for: Agriculture (Animal Herding)
7. Historical (ancient) East African countries included: Ghana, Mali, Songhi, Kush, Nubia,
Axum, Kongo
8. In exchange for slaves, African kingdoms and local rulers primarily sought: Guns
9. In addition to the Atlantic slave trade, a large slave trade occurred: Across the Sahara to the
Mediterranean Sea and by ship out of Zanzibar to SW Asia
10. Colonial powers in Subsaharan Africa in 1910 did include: Britain, Italy, Libya, Germany,
Belgium, France
11. Colonial powers in Subsaharan Africa in 1925 did NOT include: Germany, Italy, Libya
12. One legacy of the post-colonial era in Subsaharan Africa was: Cold War, end of
colonialism
13. The Atlantic slave trade removed roughly how many Africans to the Western Hemisphere?
10,000,000
14. Decolonization of Subsaharan Africa was completed with: treaty of Versailles
15. Decolonization in Africa (in the 1950s and 1960s) came about largely because of: The cold
war, the lack of expected profits and post-war idealism
16. The largest (most populous) country in Africa is: Nigeria
17. The East African slave trade was primarily conducted through: East Africa - Sudan,
tanganyka, Zanzibar, Mozambique, & southwest to South Asia
18. A major influence for change on African colonization was: World War II
19. The Sahara is partly located in: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco,
Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia
20. An influence on decolonization was: FDR's four freedoms and Berlin conference
21. In which country, when a colony, did the mother-country parliament seize control from the
king? Belgium
22. A country that must retain very close ties with its former colonizing country may be
experiencing: Neo-colonialism
23. The greatest health threat is usually posed by a(n): Pandemic
24. An animal that provides parasites to mosquitoes (for example) to spread diseases is termed
a(n): Reservoir or vector
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