Reading and answers the question:
Desertification, the loss of the soil's biological productivity, occurs1. Which of the following can be said of desertification?
naturally to a limited extent. The pace at which the process has
spread recently, however, is largely man's own doing. This fact was
highlighted by the great Sahel drought of 1968-73. The worst effects
5 of this drought were caused by nomadic peoples who had earlier been
forced by national governments to adopt agricultural and grazing
practices that were not in accord with their traditions. In common
with those of other nomads around the world, such traditions involved
never staying in one place so long as to exhaust the earth that provided
10 them with sustenance. When these people were not allowed to follow
this tradition, the process of desertification moved ahead quickly.
2. Where does the author appear to ultimately lay the blame for the effects of the Sahel drought?
3. According to the passage, what can be said about the Sahel drought?
4. Which of the following may be inferred about the author of the passage ?
5. Nomads in other parts of the world and the Sahel nomads.