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A Trip to Tanzania
"A medium-sized country in eastern Africa, Tanzania is rich in sites of geographic, zoological, and historic significance. How much do you know about this country?"
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Geographically speaking, the most significant feature of Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro, located in the northeastern part of the country. It's the tallest mountain in Africa. Which of the following about Kilimanjaro is true?
All three peaks are active volcanoes.
It's the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Very few animals live on the mountain.
It's the tallest of the "Seven Summits."
Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania attracts tourists from around the world because it is home to one of the world's most striking displays of animal behavior. Thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate from the Serengeti north to Kenya's Masai Mara National Park. What is the impetus for their migrations?
To return to breeding grounds to mate
To escape from predators
To search for rain-ripened grass
Louis and Mary Leakey made one of the most fantastic discoveries in archaeological history in Tanzania, when they discovered stone tools, and, eventually, the skeleton of a Homo habilis, the early ancestor of humans. What canyon in Tanzania was the site of their find?
Blyde River Canyon
Lake Natron is in northern Tanzania. Alkaline, salty, and incredibly hot, no one would expect it to be the breeding place for any organisms. What animals can stand the scalding water and make their nests around Lake Natron?
It's not Lake Victoria, but this Tanzanian lake is one of the largest fresh-water lakes in the world and is the second-deepest. Divided between Tanzania, Burundi, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it's the second largest lake in Africa. What is it?
The largest unexploited animal reserve in the world is located in southern Tanzania. Inaccessability by humans has allowed an enormous amount of biodiversity to thrive in the area, named after a famous British big-game hunter. What is it called?
Haggard Game Reserve
Allan Quatermain Reserve
Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania has one of the newer national capitals in the world, because the capital was moved from Dar es Salaam in 1996. With a name meaning "it is sunk" in the native tongue, the city held just over 300,000 people in 2002. What is the name of the new capital, which is more centrally located?
Tanzania's eastern coast consists of a climactic zone and biome more commonly thought of in the southern United States than in East Africa, but the flora and fauna of the region are quite unique. What kind of landscape would you find in eastern Tanzania?
The second-highest uninterrupted waterfall in Africa, this locale between Tanzania and Zambia is of supreme archaeological importance as well- tools from early man have been found in the area. What is the name of this waterfall in southern Tanzania?
Located in northeastern Tanzania, this conservation area contains the namesake crater, formed by a volcanic eruption 2-3 million years ago. Today, herds of almost every large animal in east Africa live in the area because of the availability of water. What is the name of this crater and conservation area, which supports the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa?
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Compiled Feb 28 14