Africa Environmental Issues
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  • Question 1
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    Why is there less farmable land in the Sahel region of Africa?

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    People moving to the area

    Air pollution

    Too much clean water

    Desertification

  • Question 2
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    Which statement about Deforestation is true?

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    Deforestation is good for the soil.

    Deforestation is beneficial for the environment.

    Deforestation is helpful to native animal species.

    Deforestation can cause soil erosion.

  • Question 3
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    Why are most rain forests gone today?

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    Unchecked forest fires

    Harsh drought and high winds

    Diseases that attack the trees

    Logging for industry, farming, and fuel

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    How does desertification impact the people living in the Sahel region?

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    Income from tourism

    More people work in factories

    Increased starvation and poverty

    Decreased support from the United Nations

  • Question 5
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    In the Sahel, reduced tropical rainforests and overgrazing of vegetation are causes of

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    flooding

    hurricanes

    tornadoes

    desertification

  • Question 6
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    In the Sahel region of Africa, desertification is causing the desert to spread. As plants die, the soil blows away leaving the ground unfit for agriculture. What is a major result of desertification?

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    tourists come to the region to enjoy the warm climate

    as the soil blows away, it is easier to mine gold

    a lack of adequate food production for the people

    the development of new clean technologies to provide jobs

  • Question 7
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    As populations increase across Africa many people find they have no access to....

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    fresh drinking water

    fertilizers

    government

    land

  • Question 8
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    What are the main causes of water pollution?

    answer choices

    bathing in the rivers and lakes

    fertilizers and industrial waste

    unclean fish

    too much rain

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