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❓ QZ4: Ancient West African Kingdoms

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  • Q1
    Which trading items were the MAIN cause economic growth in the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai?
    Gold
    Salt
    Porcelain
    Bronze
    Silk
    30s
  • Q2
    How did the spread of Islam into the kingdoms in West Africa influence their development?
    There as an increase in architecture and education
    The plague spread into the area for the first time
    There was a decrease in trade
    Large ships called caravels increased trade
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the main reason Sundiata is remembered in legends?
    He founded the Mali empire.
    He conquered Timbuktu.
    He introduced Islam to West Africa.
    He started the gold-salt trade.
    30s
  • Q4
    How was Islam able to spread through Africa?
    European conquerors forced it upon the people
    Leaders converted and encouraged the people to convert
    Civil war
    Berber trades
    Made mandatory by law
    30s
  • Q5
    What two resources helped the Empire of Ghana to rise in power?
    Silver and diamonds
    Iron and gold
    Wheat and guns
    Fish and cotton
    30s
  • Q6
    ______________ was the first king of the Empire of Ghana?
    Amenhotep
    Sundiata
    Mansa Musa
    Dinga Cisse
    30s
  • Q7
    What was the significance of Mansa Musa's hajj?
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    It established Mali's first set of laws.
    It ended Sundiata's rule over Mali.
    It brought world attention to Mali.
    It introduced Christianity to Mali.
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following was NOT a significance of griots in West Africa?
    Keeper of history
    Held ceremonies
    Storyteller
    Governor for the emperor
    30s
  • Q9
    Which region used camel caravans to trade?
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    Sahel
    Meditterranean
    Rainforest
    Desert
    30s
  • Q10
    What was the deciding factor in the collapse of Songhai?
    It faced rivalries within the ruling family.
    It was invaded by Morrocans with guns.
    It valued Islamic learning over military strength.
    It relied too heavily on the slat-gold trade.
    30s

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