Social Studies chapter 3 - The geography of the nile.

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Section 1

Question Answer
What did Herodotus, a Greek Historian, write about Egypt?"Egypt is the gift of the Nile"
When did this Herombay explore Egypt?400's B.C.
What did Herodotus do while he was in Egypt?1. saw the life giving waters of the nile, 2. wrote down his observations of Egypt and other lands 3. traveled upriver and 4. turned back because he couldn't get past the white water rapids
What did this Herodotus never find in Egypt?the source of the nile river
What did Herodotus learn about Egypt?there would be no Egypt without the Nile

Section 2

Question Answer
How does the Nile compare to other rivers?It is the world's longest river
Where does the Nile flow from and to?from its sources in central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea
How long is the Nile?4000 miles (6400 km)
The Nile has a distance more thanthe distance across the united states
Give one example of a gift of the Nile.Food

Section 3

Question Answer
What are the two parts of the Nile?The White Nile and The Blue Nile
What is a torrent?a swift flowing stream
What are highlands?a mountain region
Where does the Blue Nile have its source or beginning?the Blue Nile rises in the highlands of Ethiopia and races down to the desert in thundering torrents
Where does the White Nile have its source or beginning?the White Nile begins deep in central Africa and flows northward through swamps. The White Nile is calmer than the Blue Nile.
Where do the two parts of the Nile meet?in the city of Khartoum, in the country of Sudan, Khartoum, Sudan
Where does the Nile go after the two rivers meet?it goes through the desert lands to the Mediterranean Sea