Major Landforms of Africa & the Middle East


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What is the most important determinant of landform type in Africa and the Middle East?

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1. Which of these landforms has particularly great diversity in soil and geologic strata?

2. Which of these is NOT an example of water transforming a desert?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history and development of Africa and the Middle East have been shaped in large part by major landforms such as mountains, plateaus, deserts and river valleys that support different types of life and culture. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the location and effect these natural characteristics and resources have had in these two parts of the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The resource that has had the greatest impact on landforms in Africa and the Middle East
  • Landform known for soil and geologic diversity
  • Waterways that have transformed deserts
  • African rivers
  • Egyptian population supported by the Nile River

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the major landforms of Africa and the Middle East
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the landforms of Africa and the Middle East
  • Making connections - use your knowledge to examine the importance of the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates rivers to civilization
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of African and Middle Eastern landforms to answer questions about their role in the history of these parts of the world

Additional Learning

The lesson, Major Landforms of Africa & the Middle East, details the similarities of landforms found in these two regions of the world. It will cover learning objectives such as:

  • List some of the major landforms in Africa and the Middle East
  • Explain the significance of the highlands in Africa and the Middle East
  • Understand the importance of plateaus
  • Describe the role of water in determining landforms
  • Know the locations of major deserts in Africa and the Middle East