Africana Midterm Review Questions_StudyGuide

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Unformatted text preview: Review Questions for ASRC 205 Midterm Exam Spring 2008 A. Bekerie Part I: Briefly Define or Identify the Following Words or Phrases : Robert Mugabe : The president of Zimbabwe since 1980. Leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union. Enkishon : The Maasai child of Kenya Baka people : An ethnic group inhabiting the southeast rainforests of Cameroon, northern Congo, northern Gabon, and southwest Central African Republic (a hunter-gatherer society). Called pygmies Fantasy coffins : Workshop in Accra, Ghana Coffins were designed to capture the essence of the departed, be it a character trait, an occupation, or a symbol of ones standing in the community. These coffins signified that African culture can be innovative. Rainforest : Characterized by high rainfall between 68 and 78 inches a year and home to 2/3 of all the living animal and plant species on the planet. Cameroon : a unitary republic of central and western Africa Wettest place in Africa; up to 7 inches of rain in one day. Fort Jesus : A Portuguese fort built in 1593 located on Mombasa Island to guard the Old Port of Mombasa, Kenya. Built in the shape of a man. Ali Mazrui : An academic and political writer on African and Islamic Studies Had liberal Muslim views and was forced into exile by Idi Amin. The author of the Video viewed in class on 1/31/08: episode one, The Africans, A Triple Heritage . Cradle of humankind : A world heritage site first named UNESCO, in the Gauteng province. A fossil hominid site (fossils, etc. are housed in deep caves). Suez Canal : A large artificial canal in Egypt that allows two-way transportation between Europe and Asia without circumnavigation of Africa. Steven Biko : A student anti-apartheid activist in South Africa, who founded the Black Consciousness Movement. Black is Beautiful motto/slogan Patrice Lumumba : African anti-colonial leader and the 1 st legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo. Helped Congo win its independence from Belgium in 1960. Kwame Nkrumah : Influential Pan-Africanist, who was also the leader of Ghana, and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast. 1 Jomo Kenyatta : 1 st Prime Minister and President of Kenya and also a founding father of the Kenya Nation. Settler colonialism : A policy of conquering distant lands (a form of colonialism) where the colonizing country coexists within the country of the oppressed people. The oppressor lives and rules internally, rather than indirectly from their homeland. Settlers are sent to the conquered land in order to shape its culture/political structure so that it is similar to the motherland.land in order to shape its culture/political structure so that it is similar to the motherland....
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This test prep was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course AS&RC 205 taught by Professor Bekerie, a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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