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A Rainforest Village Zaire

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									              A Rainforest Village: Zaire

1. a. What continent is Zaire on?
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b. Name the continents
i.___________________________________
ii.___________________________________
iii.___________________________________
iv.___________________________________
v.____________________________________
vi.____________________________________
vii.____________________________________

c. What continent is Erickson on?
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d. What continent is to the
i. west of Africa_________________________
ii. east of Africa_________________________
iii. north of Africa_______________________


e. Name the Oceans of the world

i.___________________________
ii.___________________________
iii.___________________________
iv.___________________________
v.___________________________
f. What ocean is to the

i. west of Africa____________________________
ii. north of Africa___________________________
iii. south of Africa__________________________
iv. west of Africa___________________________

g. What is the Equator?
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h. What continents does the equator pass through?
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2. a. What does Zaire mean?
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b. Why is this a good name for Banda's country?
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c. How far does Buko cycle on his way home from Epulu
to Ebiani?

Cm__________              Km_____________


d. Is Ebiani north or south of the Equator?
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e. What is Buko Makolo's job?
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In The Village of Ebiani p78

a. What are the houses in the village made of?

walls-
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floor-
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roof-
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b. How many rooms in a home?
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c. What do the large families do?
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d. What do the people of Ebiani mainly use their homes
for?
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e. What is the shape of a home?
________________________________________________
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f. Why do the houses have such thick roofs?
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g. When it rains where do people go?
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h. What is a baraza?
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i. Is it bigger than the rest of the buildings?
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j. In which direction does Banda run as he goes from his
house to the road?
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k. How far does he run?
__________________________

l. How many vegetables gardens are in the village?
______________________________________________
m. In what direction are they from the baraza?
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Weather in Ebiani

a. What does tropical climate mean?
________________________________________________
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b. Does it rain everyday during the rainy season?
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c. Rainy Season ( finish up the sentence)
i. In the morning__________________________________
ii. It gets________________________________________
iii. It then turns___________________________________
iv. In 1/2 hour____________________________________

d. Banda can tell it will rain
by______________________________________________
________________________________________________

e. Name 5 types of clouds
i.______________________________________________
ii.______________________________________________
iii._____________________________________________
iv._____________________________________________
v.______________________________________________
f. Which kind of cloud is called a " thunder head"?
________________________________________________
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Who Lives in Ebiani

1. What decisions does the head of a family group make?
________________________________________________
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2. What decisions does the head of a village make?
________________________________________________
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3. Why is Uncle Mandevu made head of Banda's family
group?
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4. Why did Mr. Sefu become head of the village?
________________________________________________
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5. How many houses in the village?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________

6. Why will Kata have to leave the village to marry?
________________________________________________
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7. How many people live in Banda's village?
________________________________________________
________________________________________________

8. How many people are related to Banda?
________________________________________________
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9. What does related mean?
________________________________________________
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10. Who is the head of our community?
________________________________________________

11. Does great Uncle Mandevu decide who will marry
who?
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More Than Neighbours p #84

1. Why are the Mbuti called pygmies?
________________________________________________
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2. What does a Mbuti man do for his kpara?
________________________________________________
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3. What does he receive in return?
________________________________________________
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4. The Mbuti are hunters and gathers. What does this
mean?
________________________________________________
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5. How tall is a Mbuti?
________________________________________________
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6. Why don't the villagers hunt?
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7. Why don't the Mbuti farm?
________________________________________________
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8. Who depends on whom for more? Villagers or Mbuti
________________________________________________

Why?
________________________________________________
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9. Why do they not need money?
________________________________________________
10. The Mbuti call themselves "children of the forest."
Why?
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11. Does a kpara relationship last for life?
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The Ituri Rainforest p86

1. Why don't the villagers go into the forest?
________________________________________________
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2. How fast do the trees grow in the rainforest?
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3. How tall are the tallest trees?
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4. Why do the plants grow so well in the rainforest?
________________________________________________
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5. What are the lowest level trees of the forest?
________________________________________________
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6. What are evergreen trees?
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Village Foods p#88

1. What is manioc?
________________________________________________
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2. Why does manioc need to be prepared so carefully?
________________________________________________
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3. What is meal?
________________________________________________
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4. What other foods does the family eat?
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Farming in the Rainforest p 90

1. a. How do the men begin to prepare the garden patch?
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b. What do they do a year later?
________________________________________________
c. What are the three reasons for burning off the brush?
i.______________________________________________
ii.______________________________________________
iii._____________________________________________

2. What crops are planted?
________________________________________________
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3. How do children help?
________________________________________________
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4. How are insects in the soil killed?
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5. How do the ashes of the plants help?
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6. Who does the planting?
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7. What is a cutting?
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8. How long until the new manioc roots can be ready to
eat?
_______________________________________________
9. Why are the branches put over newly planted seeds?
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Climate and farming p 92

1. Why don't the villagers weed their gardens?
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2. Why is the rainforest soil not rich?
________________________________________________
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3. Why do the new gardens have to be made every 2-3
years?
________________________________________________
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4. Why does the whole village have to move every 10 years
or so?
________________________________________________
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What Would You Do?

1. What is Banda's decision?
a. Decision #1
________________________________________________
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b. Decision#2
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2. Which decision is the best one for Banda?
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