11/08/11 Africa notes
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11/08/11 Africa notes
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what is the culture of the North Africa?
What culture is North Africa similiar to?
the Middle East
What languages are considered semitic languages?
What was the ancient culture of North Africa?
What religion swept through and changed the culture of North Africa?
Where in North Africa may there still be some Hamites culture?
What are two different regions of Africa?
How many miles long is Africa from top to bottom?
How many miles is it across Africa from hump to horn?
What divides Africa right in the middle?
What is the climate of most of Africa?
What are the tropics that engulf most of Africa?
the tropic of Cancer
the tropic of Capricorn
What are the very top and very bottom climates of Africa?
What is the theory for why Africa doesn't have a coastline
Africa was the center piece of a much larger continent and all the coastlines broke off
What was the name of the large continent that Africa was originally thought to be a part of?
What continents would have been part of Gondqana Land?
What kind of bowl is Africa like?
one big inverted bowl
how many water falls are there on the Congo from the coastal city to Kinshasa?
What is another name for a waterfall?
How many miles is it from the coastal city to Kinshasa by way of the Congo?
How many cataracts on on the Nile?
What do the falls help with in Africa?
where are there high pressure zones in Africa?
The top and the bottom
where is there low pressure zone in Africa?
the tropical rain forest in the middle
what kinds of animals do they have in the rain forest?
birds, monkeys, bugs big enough to carry you away
What explorer went to the southern tip of Africa and named it the cape of storms?
What name did they change the cape of storms to?
the cape of good hope
why did the Portuguese change the name from cape of storms to the cape of good hope?
so more people would want to go there
What is the weather like in the savanna?
6 months wet 6 months dry
what grows in the savanna?
tall grasses and scrubby looking trees
what is the name of an animal that only eats plants?
What animals only eat other animals?
characteristics of the Bangal tiger?
11 feet long
walks like your house cat
What happens to the people of the Sahal?
thousands die every year from starvation
what is the problem with it always being hot in Africa?
disease grows easily
Where is disease most rampant in Africa?
the tropical rain forest
hot and moist
how many different kinds of malaria are there?
7 different kinds
What different diseases exist in Africa?
How is the plague transferred?
what is sleeping sickness
your skull can't hold your swelling brain
carried by the tsetse fly
What insect carries the sleeping sickness?
the tsetse fly
what does the tsetse fly look like?
why can't you just spray the tsetse flies?
they burrow in the ground when they sense danger
Where did AIDS come from?
cattle in Africa
What are they doing with E-boli that they didn't do with AIDS?
they are trying to contain it
Where do Anthropologists place the first human beings?
What countries are suggested by anthropologists for the evolution of the first human beings?
Where were the bones that are claimed to be 4 million years old found?
Where are the bones that are claimed to be 6 million years old found?
where did the oldest people in Africa migrate to?
What people from central Africa are related to the oldest people in the world?
Why was Africa the last continent to be explored even though it was right next to Europe and the Middle East?
There's no good place to go in
the top is the Sahara, then you hit the tropical rain forest, then another desert
not to mention all the falls on the rivers inland
What is the Sahara the same size as?
What were a couple nicknames for the coast of Africa?
the coast of death
White man's graveyard
how many tribes do they have in Africa?
over 900 tribes
What did the Europeans think about the tribes of Africa?
that they were primitive and pagan
What are some wonderful civilizations of Africa?
the kingdom of Kush
What were the Ethiopians called in the bible?
What was the oldest civilization in the world?