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Question 1: The first large Sahelian kingdoms emerged after 750, and supported several large trading cities in the Niger Bend region, including Timbuktu, ________, and Djenné.

Question 2: It stretches across the north of the African continent between the ________ and the Red Sea.
Pacific OceanIndian OceanAtlantic OceanArctic Ocean

Question 3: Azam (ed.), Conflict and Growth in Africa: The Sahel, ________ (1999), ISBN 9264171010.
United KingdomItalyOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentNATO

Question 4: The seasonal wetlands of the Sahel are important for ________ moving within Africa and on the African-Eurasian flyways.
Bird visionBird migrationBird nestSeabird

Question 5: The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition between the ________ desert in the North and the Sudanian savannas in the south.
TénéréSaharaThar DesertAntarctica

Question 6: The Sahel covers parts of the countries of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, ________, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
Côte d'IvoireGabonBurkina FasoCentral African Republic

Question 7: The wealth of the states came from controlling the ________ routes across the desert.
Trans-Saharan tradeSilk RoadArab slave tradeTrade route

Question 8: This catastrophe led to the founding of the ________.
International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentFood securityRomePoverty

Question 9: It is a transitional ecoregion of semi-arid grasslands, savannas, steppes, and thorn shrublands lying between the wooded Sudanian savanna to the south and the ________ to the north.
SaharaAntarcticaThar DesertDesert

Question 10: Species of ________ are the dominant trees, with Acacia tortilis the most common, along with Acacia senegal and Acacia laeta.
FabaceaeAcaciaSouth AfricaAlbizia


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