Africa notes 11/11/11
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Africa notes 11/11/11
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Africa notes for 11/11/11
What are the physical attributes of Bruce the explorers?
6'4" with red hair
What happened to Bruce's wife?
9 months after their marriage, she died
What did Bruce learn in Morocco?
When did Bruce learn medicine?
when he got sick on the way to Ethiopia
What episode had broken out when Bruce had gotten to Ethiopia?
a small pox episode
Who wrote all of his explorations in a book when he got back?
How did they get steak in Ethiopia?
they would cut out a chunk of the cow and them let them heal and that way they could use them all since they had no refrigeration
What injustice did the London Times editor do to Bruce?
They didn't believe or acknowledge his stories about Africa
Who answered the ad to go explore and find Timbuktu and the Niger river?
What river did Mr. Park go into Africa?
When Mr. Park got in all kinds of trouble his first trip into Africa how did he get out?
Arab slave owners saved him
When Mr. Park went back into Africa how many people did he take with him?
30 some people
Who found the Niger river?
How far away was Mr. Park from Timbuktu without even knowing it?
10 miles away
How did Mr. Park die?
He got out of the boat and the tribal people killed him cause he shot at them anytime he saw them
Who found the source of the Niger river?
The Lander Brothers
servants in London
Who ended up showing the Europeans where Timbuktu was?
The Arab caravaners
Who were the famous explorers who claimed to have found the source of the time?
When did Burton start to get really sick?
aound Lake Tanganyika
how did they determine that the source of the Nile didn't come from Lake Tanganyika?
none of the rivers flowed out of the lake, only in
Where did Speke decide the source of the Nile river was?
What city does Burton have to stop at because of his sickness?
What promise does Speke make to Burton?
that he won't make any announcements about the Nile river till Burton has caught up with him
What did Burton do when he found out Speke had taken credit for finding the source of the Nile?
He got mad and took his wife and himself to France
What did Burton challenge Speke to?
Why did Speke not come to the debate?
because he had accidentally shot himself while hunting
What did Burton say to the crowd about Speke's death?
"Oh my goodness. Speke killed himself."
What did everyone think about Speke's death?
That he had killed himself because he couldn't face Burton at the debate
What was Livingstone famous for?
being a missionary to Africa
How many trips did Livingstone make to Africa?
Who is one of the most famous missionaries in all of England's history?
Why doesn't Dr. Jenkinson like Livingstone?
because he had a bunch of children and left them to go to Africa
he pushed his wife to come with him and she died within months of being there
What famous falls did Livingstone name?
Who do they send down to Africa to find Livingstone?
Herny Morton Stanley
What career did Henry Morton Stanley have?
he was a newspaper man
What river did Stanley take into Africa?
How did Stanley know where to find Livingstone?
some tribal people told him that a white man was running around Lake Tanganyika
Where is Lake Tanganyika now?
How long does Stanley try to convince Livingstone to come back to England?
What do the tribal people do to Livingstone's body before they send it back to London?
They cut his heart out and burry it in Africa?
Where is Livingstone's body burried now?
What explorer grabbed up enough territory to have the 2nd largest country in Africa?
Who did Stanley grab up land for in Africa?
King Leopold II of Belgium
What did the Congo (country) used to be at the start
the farm of King Leopold II
Who did France send to grab up territory in Africa?
Where did they have the conference in 1885 to divide up Africa?
What US president went to the conference in Germany?
Why did Teddy Roosevelt go to the conference?
we wanted to be able to trade with Africa
Which Queen gave what Mount to what significant political leader?
Keizer of Germany
When did the Europeans first start exploring Africa?
By what time was Africa completely occupied by the British?
the end of the 1800's
King Leopold sold his farm in 1906 for how much money?
94 million dollars?
Who did King Leopold II sell his farm to?
his own country Belgium
When the Congo became independent in 1960 how many college graduates were in the country?
What did the Congo turn into once it became independent?
a military dictatorship
Who did the Germans put in charge of their portion of Africa?
the German military
How did the French originally try to turn the Africans into Frenchman?
When assimilation didn't work how did the French decide they would change the Africans into Frenchman?
take some Africans to France and have them live there and become Frenchman and send them back to live among the other Africans