Why did Nare Maghan give his son a griot?
Nare Maghan gave his son a griot to learn the history of his ancestors
What does the statement, " salt and gold conquered much of West Africa" mean?
The trade of salt and gold led to the establishment of kingdoms.
What difficulties did Sundiata have as a child?
Sundiata still crawled at the age of three. He was not handsome or talkative.
Describe the results of Mansa Musa's hajj.
Mansa Musa created trading and diplomatic ties with Muslim states. He brought muslim scholars to Mali. News of Mali's wealth created European interest in African gold.
Explain why gold and salt dominated Sahara trade.
Gold, which was plentiful in West African kingdoms, was sold in North Africa and Europe. From the Sahara,West Africans recieved salt, which they needed to prevent dehydration- especially in tropical areas. Salt was scarce in Savannah regions.
Which of the flollowing statements explains the establishment of the kingdom of Ghana?
They created a safe haven for trade and taxed it.
the ideas brought by________ influenced the religion, government and education of many West African societies.
The farming villages in West africa explored and expanded in all of the following directions except______.
east towards the Sahara
which of the following statemens about the kingdom of ghana is not true?
ghana is located on the interior of west africa
Describ the religious traditions the enfluenced Ethiopia.
Ethiopians gained Christian traditions from their Axumite ancestors. They adapted East african religious traditions. They also abserved Jewish holidays, based on the traditional belief that they were descendents of King Solomon.
List three cultures that interacted through trade in East Africas.
Greek, Egyptian, Arab, Jewish and Indian.
All of the following statements are true of Axum except:
Axum fell shortly after Africa converted to Islam
How did prosperous trading cities grow up along Africa's east coast?
Arab and Asian immigrants set up trading communities on Africas east coast. Monsoon winds enabled trading vessels to sail between Africa and India. Trade helped ocal rulers build strong city-states.
The triangle trade network of 200 B.C. - A.D. 400 was between Africa, the Mediterranean and __________.
Compare how Islam spread throughout Africa to how Christianity was spread throughout other countries.
Islam was spread through traders anad merchants rather than missionaries.
King Ezana of Axum strengthed ties with the Mediterranean world by_________.
converting to Christianity
What was the impact of the rapids and cataracts on Africas trade and migration
They prevented travel to the interior of Africa