5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- which of the following was NOT a belief shared by practitioners of many indigenous African religions
- What was the most important Christian kingdom in Africa?
- what ruler is responsible for the creation of songhay empire?
- To what extent did Islam successfully penetrate the populations of east Africa?
- What Sudanic kingdom declined in 1076, making way for new political organizations in the region?
- a Sunni Ali
- b a moral code based on one supreme god
- c Ethiopia
- d Islam penetrated very little into the interior among the hunters, pastoralists, and farmers, and even the areas near the trading towns remained relatively unaffected
- e Ghana
5 Multiple choice questions
- systems of writing
- Malike society was divided into three groups, clans of freemen, people devoted to religion, and specialist and trade men
- In theory, slavery was seen as a stage in the process of conversion of pagans to Islam.
- a leader whose exploits were the foundation of a great oral tradition; created unified state & basic rules for malinke society
5 True/False questions
What was the relationship between Islam and the indigenous religions of Africa? → 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.
What accounted for the downfall of Songhay? → terribrial cores of some ethnicity, power extended
What was the social and political function of the griots? → between Niger and Senegal rivers
Which of the following regions was NOT one of the important points of cultural contact between Africa and Islam? → much of the region lacked a market economy and was based on self-sufficient agricultural units
The puritanical reform movements of the Almoravids and Almohadis arose among what groups of people in Africa? → The Berbers, native desert dwellers of North Africa