5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What accounted for the downfall of Songhay?
- What were some major differences between African civilizations and other post classical societies?
- What is an Askia?
- What was the relationship between Islam and the indigenous religions of Africa?
- a disparities between the technologies and ideologies of Europeans and Africans also created differences in the ways in which their societies developed
- b Malinke merchants; formed small partnerships to carry out trade throughout Mali empire; eventually spread throughout much of West Africa
- 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.
- d Invasion by a Moroccan Muslim army equipped with firearms, following by internal revolts
- e rulers that extended the boundries of the empires, so that by the mid-16th century, Songhai dominated central Sudan
5 Multiple choice questions
- Bantu-based and Arabic-influenced Swahili language
- a moral code based on one supreme god
- a leader whose exploits were the foundation of a great oral tradition; created unified state & basic rules for malinke society
- slavery became a more widely diffused phenomenon and the slave trade developed rapidly
- Berbers from North Africa
5 True/False questions
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
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
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.
Agriculture in Mali? → Difficulties of soil, dought, no technology, farmers could barely provide food
The Sahel refers to the → grassland belt at the southern edge of the Sahara that served as a point of exchange between the forests of the south and north Africa.