Regional Geography 105
Subsaharan Africa Study Guide
REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 105


After the lecture and reading the "Subsaharan Africa" articles you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

The Theory of Continental Drift is a precursor theory to Plate Tectonics. Who proposed the Theory of Continental Drift? What is the basic premise of Continental Drift?

What is the East African rift valley?

How did the East African rift valley?

What is the basic idea of the theory of plate tectonics?

What types of plate movement result in a valley or ocean basin?

What types of plate movement result in the formation of a mountain range?

Why does Africa lack any major mountain ranges?

What is the major biome type in the Congo River basin?

To what other major river basin is the Congo basin similar?

Why has Africa been refered to as "The Dark Continent" and "Darkest Africa"?

What are some of the common myths about Africa, and why are they false?

What are some of the reasons Europeans went to and were interested in Africa?

According to Pier M. Larson what are the literary, philosophical and historical traditions in Africa?

What are the five African plants that were originally domesticated by indiginous Africans?

Why didn't these domesticated plants spread to other parts of Africa?