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1

The country with the highest population in the region of Southern Africa:

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Zimbabwe

 

 

b)

Angola

 

 

c)

Mozambique

 

 

d)

Botswana

 

 

e)

none of the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. 

What is unique about Madagascar?

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Primates are found there that are found no where else in the world.

 

 

b)

It was an Italian colony.

 

 

c)

It has the third largest lake in Africa.

 

 

d)

It is located in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.

 

 

e)

none of the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 

What is the capital of Namibia?

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Gaborone

 

 

b)

Windhoek

 

 

c)

Hwange

 

 

d)

Kalele

 

 

e)

Beijing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. 

The Southern African country with the least amount of mineral wealth is:

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Zambia.

 

 

b)

Malawi.

 

 

c)

Namibia.

 

 

d)

Angola.

 

 

e)

Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. 

This country was a former colony of Germany and was named South West Africa before getting its present name:

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Angola

 

 

b)

Mozambique

 

 

c)

Zambia

 

 

d)

Namibia

 

 

e)

Malawi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. 

What is true about Angola?

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

The land area of Angola is slightly less than twice that of Texas.

 

 

b)

Used to have a Marxist form of government.

 

 

c)

The exclave province Cabinda contains oil reserves.

 

 

d)

The government of Angola now consists of a multi-party democracy with a strong presidential system.

 

 

e)

all of the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

The total population of the eight countries in Southern Africa (2006):

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

95.2 million

 

 

b)

1.8 million

 

 

c)

54.7 million

 

 

d)

21.3 million

 

 

e)

150 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

The region of Southern Africa consists of all of the following countries, except:

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Angola

 

 

b)

Mozambique

 

 

c)

South Africa

 

 

d)

Malawi

 

 

e)

Namibia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. 

Which of the following statements about Southern Africa is true?

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Most countries still remain colonies

 

 

b)

Most countries have a tropical climate due to close proximity to the equator

 

 

c)

Because of a common past and culture, most residents share a single, common language

 

 

d)

The western part of the regions receives much more precipitation than the eastern part.

 

 

e)

The area is sparsely populated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. 

Malawi, Madagascar and _______ all have a GNI PPP below $1,000 (2006).

 

 

 

     

 

 

a)

Botswana

 

 

b)

Zimbabwe

 

 

c)

Namibia

 

 

d)

Zambia

 

 

e)

Mozambique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Quiz by Quyen Tran & Kyla Schrad, April 16, 2007