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5 Matching questions

  1. Matrilineal
  2. Great Zimbabwe
  3. Axum
  4. Zeng
  5. Ifriqiya
  1. a Arabic term for the east African coast
  2. b relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother
  3. c City, now in ruins (in the modern African country of ____________), whose many stone structures were built between about 1250 and 1450, when it was a trading center and the capital of a large state.
  4. d Kingdom located in Ethiopian highlands; replaced Meroe in first century CE; received strong influence from Arabian peninsula; eventually converted to Christianity; modern day Ethiopia
  5. e The Arabic term for eastern north Africa; the term used by the Romans for Africa.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Leader(1464- 1492) of Songhai that drove out the Berbers and built the largest empire in West Africa; tactical commander and ruthless leader who seized trading cities of Timbuktu and Jenne
  2. Islamic law; defined among other things the patrilineal nature of Islamic inheritance; the system of law that regulates family life, moral conduct and the business and community life of Muslims
  3. Centrally located - West Central Africa - consisted of a group of small kingdoms along the Zaire River; was a confederation of smaller states brought under the control of the king and divided into eight provinces.,
  4. Malinke merchants; formed small partnerships to carry out trade throughout Mali empire; eventually spread throughout much of West Africa
  5. an Arabic-influenced Bantu language that is spoken widely in eastern and central Africa

5 True/False questions

  1. Ibn BatutaArab traveler who described African societies and cultures in his travel records


  2. Sub-saharanThe Lion Prince; a member of the Keita clan; created a unified state that became the Mali Empire; died about 1260


  3. MaliThe title for a ruler in West Africa.


  4. BeninArabic term for the east African coast


  5. Sudanic statesThe Lion Prince; a member of the Keita clan; created a unified state that became the Mali Empire; died about 1260


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