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Geography of Sudan: Quiz


Question 1: The ________ and the White Nile, originating in the Ethiopian highlands and the Central African lakes, respectively, join at Khartoum to form the Nile River proper that flows to Egypt.
Atbarah RiverLake TanaJames BruceBlue Nile

Question 2: The qoz sands are the principal area from which ________ is obtained through tapping of Acacia senegal (known locally as hashab).
MauritaniaGum arabicNigeriaNiger

Question 3: West of the White Nile, these soils are used by traditional cultivators to grow sorghum, sesame, peanuts, and (in the area around the Nuba Mountains) ________.

Question 4: Along the streams of this Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic are gallery forests, the beginnings of the tropical rain forests that extend far into ________.
Second Congo WarBelgian CongoCongo CrisisZaire

Question 5: Northern Sudan, lying between the Egyptian border and Khartoum, has two distinct parts, the desert and the ________.
AlexandriaAncient EgyptWhite NileNile

Question 6: Variations in the length of the dry season depend on which of two air flows predominates, dry northeasterly winds from the ________ or moist southwesterly winds from the Congo River basin.
Western AsiaMiddle EastAsiaArabian Peninsula

Question 7: 19 460 km² ________ land
IrrigationWaterDrip irrigationDrainage

Question 8: Western Sudan is a generic term describing the regions known as ________ and Kurdufan that comprise 850,000 square kilometers.

Question 9: They are similar—stony, with sandy ________ drifting over the landscape.
Oxbow lakeDuneSediment transportDrainage basin

Question 10: For example, Sudan historically offered habitat for the endangered Painted Hunting Dog, ________; however.
African Wild DogCheetahSpotted HyenaLion


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