Posted: March 28th, 2017
1. With respect to global connections, association with _______ offers the brightest immediate future for many African countries. A. India B. the European Union. C. China D. the United States. 2. Slum areas called shantytowns occur in _________ major African cities, housing over _________ percent of urban populations. A. five major; 50 B. all; 70 C. some; 40 D. nearly all; 60 3. Tourism is the _______ industry in the world. A. second-largest B. third-largest C. fourth-largest D. largest 4. As of 2008, the population of Australia was 21.3 million, and the population of New Zealand was closer to ________ million. A. 8 B. 12 C. 4 D. 10 5. With respect to Australia’s aboriginal peoples, animistic religious beliefs are characterized by _______ worship. A. ancestor B. sky-god C. nature D. sun 6. The natural vegetation regions of sub-Saharan Africa A. only correspond to climatic conditions in areas of West Africa. B. are heavily impacted by human activity. C. are all characteristic of equatorial latitudes. D. don’t correspond closely to climatic regions. 7. What are the “many islands” people also called? A. Melanesians B. Polynesians C. Micronesians D. Aborigines 8. Which South African city is a regional hub of commerce and has South Africa’s premier international airport? A. Pretoria B. Durban C. Cape Town D. Johannesburg 9. The zone along the southern margins of the Sahara is called the A. Laterite. B. Veldt. C. Sahel. D. Savannah. 10. At independence, the most prosperous country of former French Western Africa was A. Côte d’Ivoire. B. Senegal. C. Chad. D. Benin. 11. The Great _______ Range, running just inland along Australia’s eastern coast, is that continent’s only significant mountain chain. A. Barrier B. Dividing C. Australian D. Eastern 12. In Oceania, most towns began as A. plantations. B. capital cities. C. colonial ports. D. tribal ritual centers. 13. The lowlands west of Australia’s eastern mountain range are drained by the Murray-Darling River system, with its main headwaters in the Great _______ Basin. A. Barrier B. Darling C. Artesian D. Dividing 14. In Australia, most cattle ranching is found in A. New South Wales. B. Victoria. C. Queensland. D. South Australia. 15. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS is listed as the _______ main cause of global deaths. A. third B. fourth C. second D. eighth 16. In the context of European colonization, Portugal controlled Mozambique and A. Congo. B. Kenya. C. Madagascar. D. Angola. 17. When the Australian economy was based on import-substitution manufacturing, A. protectionist policies were emphasized. B. domestic manufacturing was discouraged. C. expansionist policies were emphasized. D. domestic production assured national prosperity. 18. Mensa Musa was the famed emperor of A. Mali. B. Ghana. C. Fulani. D. Songhai. 19. Sudan is omitted from inclusion in the sub-Saharan region because it A. is linked to Egypt by the Nile. End of exam B. doesn’t border the Sahara Desert. C. contains most of the evidence of humanity’s African origins. D. is politically distinct from other regional countries. 20. When Australia became the federated Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, Sydney and Melbourne competed to be the capital city. A compromise was reached and _______ became the federal capital in 1928. A. Canberra B. Sydney C. Adelaide D. Brisbane
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