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  1. Griots
  2. Nubia
  3. Intermittent
  4. Juula
  5. Muhammad the Great(Askia Muhammad)
  1. a Professional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire
  2. b Malinke merchants; formed small partnerships to carry out trade throughout Mali empire; eventually spread throughout much of West Africa
  3. c stopping and starting at irregular intervals
  4. d extended boundaries of Songhay empire; Islamic ruler of mid-16th century; one of the many askias that succeeded Sunni Ali
  5. e The Coptic (Christians of Egypt) influence spread up the Nile into__________________(the ancient land of Kush). Muslims attempted to penetrate_________and met stiff resistance in the 9th century (left Christian descendants of ancient Kush - left as independent Christian kingdom until 13th century).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The Arabic term for eastern north Africa; the term used by the Romans for Africa.
  2. 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.,
  3. Great mosque made of mud built here; major center for iron-working and trade; center for Islamic learning and scholarship
  4. 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.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. King LalibelaEthiopian king and monarch of Zagwe dynasty who directed a remarkable building project in which 11 great churches were sculpted from rock into the ground


  2. King Lalibelacity-state on east African coast; fishing limited trade from 800-1000; turned to agriculture, increased trade in pottery and stoneware; major trading center by 14th century


  3. Maghriblocated 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


  4. Divinera person who is believed to communicate with the spirit world and to help other people interact with their gods; witch-doctor soothsayer


  5. AnimismProfessional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire


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