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Ghana and Islam

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  • Q1
    1. How have historians learned about the kingdom of Ghana?
    A. from writings of Arab scholars
    C. from royal tax collection records
    D. from paintings on salt mine walls
    B. from wood carvings in the forest
  • Q2
    2. Early travelers described Ghana as a land of
    A. gold.
    C. oases.
    D. wonder
    B. taxes.
  • Q3
    3. How did Ghana raise money to pay government officials?
    B. by selling gold
    D. by buying camels
    A. by mining salt
    C. by taxing goods
  • Q4
    4. How did the king conduct imperial business and address the people’s concerns?
    C. in one large yearly meeting
    D. in a room nobody else could enter
    A. in secret councils
    B. in a grand daily court
  • Q5
    6. Which phrase best describes Ghana’s military troops?
    A. slaves chosen for their skill and strength
    B. adult male members of the king's family
    C. regular career army plus trained reserves.
    D. free soldiers from conquered kingdoms
  • Q6
    7. Which factor contributed most to Ghana’s power?
    D. central location
    A. resources
    C. education system
    B. water routes
  • Q7
    8. The trans-Saharan trade increased after about 300 C.E. as a result of the
    discovery of salt.
    growth of cities.
    introduction of camels.
    . population increase.
  • Q8
    10. How did the spread of Islam in the 600s contribute to the growth of trade?
    Hot Cheetos became popular
    Muslims became merchants in West African towns.
    Arabs conquered the kingdom of Ghana.
    The hajj promoted international travel.
  • Q9
    11. Why do historians not know the location of the gold mines of Wangara?
    .Oral traditions name two places.
    The miners kept the site a secret.
    The written records were lost.
    Arab traders agreed not to tell.
  • Q10
    12. People who lived in the southern forests had to trade to get which essential product?
  • Q11
    13. Which term best describes the role of Ghana in the trans-Saharan trade?
    . salt merchant
    gold miner
  • Q12
    14. Caravans were very important to the people of Taghaza, because without caravans the people would
    get hot for lack of salt. .
    die for lack of food.
    become poor for lack of gold.
    not travel to Oxnard
  • Q13
    15. Which of these factors caused the resources of Ghana to decline?
    decrease in the population able to produce food
    . raids that captured Ghanaian people for the slave trade
    iron furnaces for which people cut trees for fuel
    heavy rains that carried away the fertile topsoil
  • Q14
    16. To which group did Kumbi fall in 1240?
    Arab sailors of Guinea
    Almoravids of North Africa
    . Mande people of Mali
    gold miners of Wangara

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