Perceptions of Francophone Africa- T/F Exam

Perceptions of Francophone Africa- T/F Exam

Perceptions of Francophone Africa

True or False (circle one - explain why)

0. Not all former French colonies now use French as an official language. T F

1. Much of Francophone consists of a rain forest. T F

2. Most Francophone economies are based upon agriculture. T F

3. Francophone African countries contain few modern cities. T F

4. Africans from Francophone countries look alike. T F

5. Most Francophone countries are led by white minority regimes. T F

6. Francophone countries have an abundance of mineral wealth. T F

7. Traditional medicine and religion are practiced in Francophone countries. T F

8. The leader of Francophone Africa is Leopold Senghor. T F

9. Francophone Africa changed little until its contact with the French. T F

10. Most Francophone countries received their independence from France in 1960. T F

11. Francophone Africa is about the same size as the United States. T F

12. Snow is found in several Francophone countries. T F

13. Most African men from Francophone countries tend to take more than one wife. T F

14. Francophone African countries contain wild animals which roam freely throughout the country. T F

15. Most African art such as carved masks would never be used for decoration in a home. T F

16. Belief in the super-natural is common in Francophone Africa. T F

17. Drums are the primary form of communication in these countries. T F

18. Wolof and Arabic are the major languages in these countries. T F

19. Most farmers practice organic cultivation and natural living. T F

20. Politics in Francophone countries have little interest to the rest of the world. T F

Questions 21-24 refer to the map of Africa shown below. For each question choose the letter from the map which best completes the statement or answers the question and circle the corresponding letter beneath each question.


21. The equator passes through: a. R b. S c. W d. Z

22. The area with the highest elevation: a. T b. W c. U d. Z

23. The Francophone country know for the Punic Wars: a. S b. R c. U d. Y

24. The area where the Woman's Railroad Strike took place in 1948: a. T b. X c. S d. U

Questions 25 - 40 are multiple-choice. For each question, select the word or phrase which best completes the statement or answers the question and circle the letter corresponding to the correct answer beneath each question.

25. The largest lake in Francophone Africa: a. Chad b. Victoria c. Tanganyika d. Malawi

26. Which of the following exited in Francophone Africa: a. Mongol Empire b. Songhai Empire c. Gupta Empire d. Aztec Empire

27. Which mountain is not found in a Francophone country: a. Mt. Toubkal - 4165m b. Mt. Cameroon - 4070 m. c. Mt. Tahat - 3003 m. d. Mt. Kilimanjaro - 5895 m.

28. Which river does not traverse a Francophone country: a. Nile b. Zaire c. Niger d. Zambezi

29. The western most point of Africa is located in which Francophone country: a. Morocco b. Maritania c. Senegal d. Guinea

30. Which of the following Francophone country has been most influenced by the Arabic culture: a. Morocco b. Algeria c. Senegal d. Tunisia

31. Mungo Parks, Sir Richard Burton, Leo Africanus: a. were explorers b. served as French missionaries c. died in Africa d. studied in the United States

32. The Berlin Conference organized by King Leopold of Belgium of 1884-85 resulted in: a. the independence of many African countries b. the establishment of European claims to most Africa c. the division of the German colonies between England and French d. the policy of training Africans for eventual self- government

33. Which of the following is a Mande language of West Africa: a. Mandinka b. Ewe c. Fula d. Wolof

34. Which of the following countries has the largest white population: a. Togo b. Algeria c. Madagascar d. Congo

35. The economy of the Turaeg of North Africa is based upon: a. industry b. agriculture c. mining d. herding

36. Which of the following pairs matches a product with the area where it is produced: a. potassium - Morocco b. goundnuts - Senegal c. copper - Zaire d. lumber - Gabon

37. The man who unified Zaire after the post-independence civil war was: a. Habib Bourguiba b. Sekou Toure c. Felix Houphouet-Boigny d. Mobuto Sese Seko

38. The leader of Morocco is a. King Hussein b. Queen Ti c. King Hassan d. King Moshoeshoe

39. The Algerian War took place in: a. 1960-62 b. 1945-48 c. 1925-26 d. 1889-91

40. In the 1600s Africans: a. had many strong kingdoms b. lacked towns or cities c. began worshipping Europeans d. developed forms of political organization


Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D.
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