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  1. What accounted for the downfall of Songhay?
  2. What were some major differences between African civilizations and other post classical societies?
  3. Juula
  4. What is an Askia?
  5. What was the relationship between Islam and the indigenous religions of Africa?
  1. a disparities between the technologies and ideologies of Europeans and Africans also created differences in the ways in which their societies developed
  2. b Malinke merchants; formed small partnerships to carry out trade throughout Mali empire; eventually spread throughout much of West Africa
  3. c Islam accommodated pagan practice and belief in the early stages of conversion, because rulership and authority was still based on the ability to intercede with local spirits.
  4. d Invasion by a Moroccan Muslim army equipped with firearms, following by internal revolts
  5. e rulers that extended the boundries of the empires, so that by the mid-16th century, Songhai dominated central Sudan

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Bantu-based and Arabic-influenced Swahili language
  2. a moral code based on one supreme god
  3. a leader whose exploits were the foundation of a great oral tradition; created unified state & basic rules for malinke society
  4. slavery became a more widely diffused phenomenon and the slave trade developed rapidly
  5. Berbers from North Africa

5 True/False questions

  1. which of the following statements concerning the economics of Africa is NOT correct?much of the region lacked a market economy and was based on self-sufficient agricultural units


  2. Songhai was originally part of which African empire?Mail possessed "port cities" along the Niger River sich as Jenne and Timbuktu, which flourished both commerciallly and culturally


  3. Why was Islam so readily adopted by rulers within the Sudan?Griots mastered the oral traditions of the Malinke and by knowing the past were considered excellent advisors of kings.


  4. Agriculture in Mali?Difficulties of soil, dought, no technology, farmers could barely provide food


  5. The Sahel refers to thegrassland belt at the southern edge of the Sahara that served as a point of exchange between the forests of the south and north Africa.


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