In this exercise, you will use Google Earth to visually (1) by hcj


									Chapter 9 – Google Earth Africa South of the Sahara

1. What is the name of this island? Type: 18 55 05.73S, 46 38 35.75E
a. Madagascar
b. India Island
c. Europa Island
d. Juan de Nova island

2. What is the capital of the island in question 1?
a. Makamby
b. Tulear
c. Bushrod
d. Antananarivo

3. This man-made lake has the largest reservoir in the world. What is the name of this lake?
Type: 6 52 00.84N, 0 09 52.43E
a. Lake Volta
b. Lake Chad
c. Lake Nasser
d. Lake Owens

4. You are looking at the summit of a famous mountain. What is the name of this mountain?
Type: 3 03 52.52S, 37 21 29.98E
a. Mount Kenya
b. Mount Kilimanjaro
c. Mount Niriganga
d. Ethiopian Highlands

5. You are looking at one of the spectacular waterfalls in the world. What is the name of this
falls? Type: 17 55 23.24S, 25 51 07.51E
a. Iguazu Falls
b. Zemzi Falls
c. Victoria Falls
d. Queen Falls

6. What is the name of this body of water? Type: 10 23 16.02N, 4 32 59.17E
a. Congo River
b. Niger River
c. Nile River
d. Orange River

7. This is the largest tropical lake in the world. What is the name of this lake? Type: 1 21 29.97S,
32 44 06.78E
a. Lake English
b. Lake King
c. Lake Powell
d. Lake Victoria

8. You may have to zoom out to about 100 miles to get a good view of the landscape. Go ahead
and look at the river. Based on your observation, what happens to the river when it reaches this
location? Type: 7 52 37.95N, 6 37 56.71E
a. it moves northwest
b. it bends southward
c. it bends toward the interior
d. It goes nowhere

9. What type of vegetation can be found in this region? Type: 1 57 35.30S, 13 08 16.50E
a. Rain Forest
b. Savanna
c. Tundra
d. Sahel

10. What is the connection between Africa and the city you are about to locate? Type: 52 31
27.37N, 13 24 22.64E
a. European partition of Africa with African kings happened in this city
b. Europeans and Americans met here in 1884
c. Germany allocated its territories to other European powers in this city
d. Europeans met in this city and partitioned the continent of Africa

11. You are flying your plane from Douala to the closest island country. Which island will you
land your plane? Type: 4 03 01.64N, 9 42 23.48E
a. Sao Tome and Principe
b. Equatorial Guinea
c. Angola
d. Cameroon

12. You are flying a small plane to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's very small coast.
Upon arrival you notice in the vicinity a strip of land belonging to another country. What is the
name of the strip of land belonging to another country? (Hint: you must check Borders) Type: 4
54 33.05S, 12 26 51.07E
 a. Cabinda
 b. Soy
 c. Pointe - Noire
 d. Libreville

13. Which country controls the strip of land in question 12?
a. Cameroon
b. Angola
c. Democratic Republic of the Congo
d. Gabon
14. Which river is a source of an important water transportation route in Central Africa? Type: 4
51 05.46S, 14 28 12.75E
a. Nile
b. Zambezi
c. Niger
d. Congo

15. Which country will you first visit if you travel due east from this spot? Type: 7 59 17.38N, 1
06 25.57W
a. Cote D'Ivoire
b. Burkina Faso
c. Togo
d. Nigeria

16. What is the name of the African country that is almost surrounded by another country?
Type: 13 23 34.80N, 16 17 35.84W
a. Senegal
b. Gambia
c. Lesotho
d. Guinea

17. You set sail on a ship from Dakar. You head south, following the coast of Africa. In
somewhat of a short time, you have seen many African countries such as Guinea-Bissau, Guinea,
Sierra Leone, etc. A few hours and countries later, you dock in the country that has the most
productive chocolate fields in the world. Where might you be? Type: 6 33 58.08N, 5 23
a. Ghana
b. Togo
c. Cameroon
d. Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)

18. Which is NOT true about this region? Type: 19 40 10.22N, 3 53 47.52W
 a. it is on the border of the desert
 b. it is undergoing decertification
 c. it is experiencing long drought
 d. it is an area suitable for cultivating hybrid rice

19. Which of the following is true about this country’s shape? Type: 29 43 48.88S, 28 14 16.42E
a. it is perforated
 b. it is elongated
 c. it is fragmented
 d. it is prorupt

20. You are the type of person who likes to travel around the world. You recently decided to go
to Cape Town, a famous city in South Africa. You are on your way reminiscing the good times
you have had elsewhere. When you arrive in Cape Town, you notice a cape south of the city.
What is the name of this cape? (Hint: Scroll southward) Type: Cape Town, South Africa
a. Cape St. Helena
b. False Bay
c. Cape of Good Hope
d. Cape Agulhas

21. You will be looking at a predominantly black township of Soweto, a symbol of South
Africa’s apartheid era. After finding the location, take a quick tour of this urban area near
Johannesburg. What does the landscape show? Type: 26 17 14.59S, 27 50 37.09E
a. there is a mixture of shacks and standard housing
b. Some of the people who fought against apartheid system live here
c. there are large homes or mansions in the area
d. all of the above

22. What is unique about this city? Type: 25 43 53.73S, 28 13 06.47E
a. It is smaller than Soweto
b. it is the administrative capital of South Africa
c. there are no foreign embassies in the city
d. conventional effect

23. You are about to observe a large open field in the center of a metropolitan area. What do you
think is the purpose of this open field? Type: 25 44 45.68S, 28 15 41.85E
a. proposed soccer field
b. future home of General Motors
c. research farm
d. flower garden

24. You are looking at the Executive Mansion, a government building. Which of the following is
true about the building? Type: 6 18 01.57N, 10 47 52.52W
a. it houses the national history and museum
b. it houses Africa’s first elected female head of state
c. House of Parliament
d. it is the U.S. Embassy building

25. What type of economic activity is likely to occur at this site and surrounding area? Type: 33
55 10.78S, 18 25 46.77E
a. industrial or manufacturing activity
b. provisional city administrative activity
c. vacation spot for foreigners
d. mining activity

26. You are looking at Goree Island, where African slaves were kept before being shipped to the
Americas. What was one of the legacies of the slave trade? Type: 14 40 00.99N, 17 23 54.86W
a. the trade enriched African countries
b. the trade led to Africa’s domination of global cotton market
c. the trade benefited countries in Asia
d. the trade deprived Africa of its capable human beings and caused serious underdevelopment in
many areas on the continent

27. In the background of Cape Town harbor is a unique physical geography. What is the name of
this physical area? Type: 33 57 03.47S, 18 26 41.40E
a. Cape Mountain
b. Table Mountain
c. Boer Mountain
d. Lumber Mountain

28. On the opposite side of the Congo River are Brazzaville and Kinshasa. How will you
describe these cities? Type: 4 18 12.58S, 15 16 52.42E
a. they draw attention to colonial imprints in the form of grandiose urban development
b. they are global cities
c. they were built by the French
d. they represent utopian new town development

29. This landlocked county is known by another name. What is it? Type: 1 57 00.25S, 30 03
a. the land of mercy
b. the golden miracle
c. Hutus and Tutsis Paradise
d. land of a thousand hills

30. This region is known for producing a commodity that is exported to the United States. The
same commodity is consumed internally. What do you think is in this spot? Type: 4 45 32.29N,
7 06 05.83E
a. tobacco storage tanks
b. Alcoa Steel processing plant
c. oil refinery
d. peanut processing plant

31. The leaders of the freedom fighters against apartheid were imprisoned on this island.
Currently the island is a national heritage and attracts tourists from Africa and elsewhere in the
world. What is the name of this island? Type: 33 48 21.36S, 18 22 11.23E
a. Cape Town Island
b. Pretoria Base Island
c. Atlantic Island
d. Robben Island

32. You are looking at sand dunes of the Namib Desert in Namibia. Some of the sand dunes can
be as high as 980 feet. What factor is responsible for the creation of sand dunes in the desert?
Type: 25 50 26.82S, 14 54 35.63E
a. they are created by landscape artists from Namibia and Western Europe
b. they are created by winds that flow northward toward Angola
c. they are created by giant wind turbines
d. they are created annually by the Namibians

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