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5 Matching Questions
- Sudanic states
- Ibn Batuta
- Muhammad the Great(Askia Muhammad)
- a located between Senegal and Niger rivers; created by Malinke people who broke away from Ghana in 13th century; First leader Sundiata; Mansa Musa great leader ruled 25 years, made epic hajj to Mecca; controlled gold-salt trade; built great mosque at Jenne; Timbuktu Islamic center of learning; 13th-15th centuries
- b Kingdoms that developed during the height of Ghana's power in the region; based at Takrur on the Senegal River to the west and Gao on the Niger River to the east; included Mali and Songhay.
- c The first West African kingdom based on the gold and salt trade, First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E.; rose to power by taxing gold and salt exchanged within its borders
- d extended boundaries of Songhay empire; Islamic ruler of mid-16th century; one of the many askias that succeeded Sunni Ali
- e Arab traveler who described African societies and cultures in his travel records
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother
- City located in present-day Tunisia, founded by Phoenicians ca. 800 B.C.E. It became a major commercial center and naval power in the western Mediterranean until defeated by Rome in the third century B.C.E. (p. 107)
- Ethiopian king who directed building project of 11 great churches sculpted from rock underground; promoted Christianity.
- ..., occurring in the same period of time
- The Arabic term for eastern north Africa; the term used by the Romans for Africa.
5 True/False Questions
Stateless society → Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic; an exchange region between the forests to the south and north Africa.
Almohadis → A reformist movement among the Islamic Berbers of northern Africa; later than the Almoravids; penetrated into sub-Sahara Africa.
Intermittent → the holiest Yoruba city; created terra-cotta and bronze portrait heads that rank among the greatest achievements of African art
Nubia → Malinke merchants; formed small partnerships to carry out trade throughout Mali empire; eventually spread throughout much of West Africa
Griots → The first West African kingdom based on the gold and salt trade, First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E.; rose to power by taxing gold and salt exchanged within its borders