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AFRICAN KINGDOMS
Chapter 7
World History/Geography
TRUE OR FALSE?
Kush declined because of the rise of Axum.
True.
TRUE OR FALSE?
Axum had peaceful relations with its Muslim
neighbors for hundreds of years.
True
What was the first great West African trading
state?
Ghana.
Songhai was invaded by the forces of the sultan
of what country?
Morocco
TRUE OR FALSE?
Women were the dominant force in African
village life.
FALSE.
TRUE OR FALSE?
Swahili was a mixture of Bantu and Indian.
FALSE.
After ____, Africa is the largest of the
continents.
a. Asia
b. Europe
c. North American
d. South America
A. Asia
Axum owed much of its prosperity to
a. King Zambezi
b. Its water
c. Its export of bananas
d. Its location along the Red Sea
D. Its location along the Red Sea
The Berber camel caravans became known as
a. “thirsty people”
b. “fleets of the desert”
c. “masters of the sand”
d. “backbone of trade”
B. “fleets of the desert”
Mali was established by this ruler.
Sundiata Keita
Descent was traced through the mother.
Matrilineal
A ____is a group of independent villages
organized by clans and led by a local ruler or
clan head.
a. Renegade society
b. Kilwa
c. Stateless society
d. Bantu
C. Stateless society
The Bantu communities were based on
a. Subsistence farming which meant they grew
crops for personal use, not for trade.
b. The transport of goods by camel caravans
across the deserts between trading cultures.
c. Gold mining
d. The fundamentals of Christianity, which they
learned from shipwrecked Syrian sailors.
A. Subsistence farming
The ___is the largest desert on Earth.
Sahara
What was the official religion of Axum?
Christianity
The people of Ghana often traded their gold for
a. Iron,
b. Salt,
c. Camels,
d. peanuts
B. salt
Islam was slow to spread in East Africa because
a. Most of the cultures there lacked a written
language
b. Many of Islam’s beliefs conflicted with
traditional African beliefs and customs.
c. Few Muslim traders could speak Arabic
d. Those who tried to convert Africans to Islam
were often thought to be evil and were killed
B. Conflicted with traditional African beliefs and
customs.
Axum was founded as a colony of
a. Persians
b. Arabs
c. Phoenicians
d. Romans
B. Arabs
The language family of farming peoples who
moved east was
a. Bantu
b. Swahili
c. Kilwa
d. Ghana
A. Bantu
All of the following are eastern African port
cities EXCEPT
a. Mogadishu
b. Mombasa
c. Timbuktu
d. Kilwa
C. Timbuktu
From about 1300 to 1450, the most powerful
state in southern Africa was
a. Zimbabwe
b. Timbuktu
c. Bantu
d. Ghana
A. Zimbabwe
What modern state in Africa was home to the
Axum civilization?
Ethiopia
Who conquered the Kush in 663 B.C.E?
The Assyrians
What city in western Africa was recognized as
one of the intellectual capitals of the Muslim
world?
Timbuktu
Which of the following was not considered an
accomplishment of Mansa Musa?
a. He defeated the son of Sunni Ali
b. He doubled the size of the kingdom.
c. He created a strong central government
d. He divided the kingdom into provinces ruled
by governors whom he appointed.
a. He defeated the son of Sunni Ali
Trading merchants of Ghana often became
wealthy. Kings prospered because they
imposed ___on goods that ___or___the
kingdom.
Taxes; entered; left

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