Course Home Page

Quiz on North Africa

No. of Questions= 10
Grade Standards: below 60% F, 60-70 D, 70-80 C, 80-90 B, 90-100 A.

Press the Mark it button at the bottom of the page to have the quiz marked

Answer these questions about North Africa.

1 One of the following countries is in the North African region and has a population in excess of 60 million:
a) Iraq
b) Egypt
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Tunisia
e) none of the above.
2 The North African country that sought to overthrow the government of Chad in the early 1980's was:
a) Egypt
b) Morocco
c) Sudan
d) Tunisia
e) Libya
3 This country borders the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the richest in the North African region. However, it has no oil or coal and few resources.
a) Tunisia
b) Turkey
c) Israel
d) Syria
e) none of the above.
4 The major mountain range in North Africa is the:
a) Caucasus Mountains
b) Atlas Mountains
c) Alps
d) Algerian
e) Pyrenees
5 North Africa can be said to be a region because of all of the following except:
a) An arid climate
b) The pervasiveness of the Muslim religion
c) Oil reserves
d) Close political ties with the United States
e) Common language of Arabic
6 The percentage of the population in Egypt that lives within 12 miles of the Nile river is:
a) 50%
b) 75%
c) 90%
d) 95%
e) none of the above.
7 All of the following are "pillars" of the Muslim faith except:
a) Prayer
b) The giving of alms
c) A pilgrimage to Mecca
d) Fasting during Ramadan
e) Polygamy
8 _____________ irrigation is the name given to the Nile Valley's water-control system of the past century, wherein floodwaters are trapped behind dams and allowed to settle for six to eight weeks:
a) Basin
b) Canal
c) Qanat
d) Range
e) none of the above.
9 The economy of this North Africa country is based on exporting farm products and fish:
a) Chad
b) Libya
c) Morocco
d) Greece
e) none of the above.
10 A city in North Africa that has a population of about 4 million and still exhibits French colonial characteristics is:
a) Tripoli
b) Tunis
c) Algiers
d) Cairo
e) none of the above.

Go to top of quiz