Water Pollution in Africa: Causes and Effects


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Approximately what percentage of Earth's water is available for us to drink?

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1. Approximately how many Africans lack safe drinking water?

2. Which of the following is a major factor in Africa's water crisis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will examine your understanding of water pollution in Africa. Information such as a major polluter in Africa and a country that challenged mining companies would be beneficial to learn in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • The number of Africans that do not have access to safe drinking water
  • A major polluter in Africa
  • Country that challenged the mining companies
  • Percentage of water on Earth that is drinkable
  • Major factors in unclean water in Africa

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on water pollution in Africa
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the number of Africans that do not have access to safe drinking water
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the percentage of water on Earth that is drinkable

Additional Learning

For more information about water pollution, review the lesson titled Water Pollution in Africa: Causes and Effects. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Identify how much water is on Earth and why it is difficult to have access to safe drinking water
  • Learn about the issues that contribute to water pollution in Africa
  • Review the solutions that are available to alleviate the water pollution issue in Africa