5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a successor state to Mali; dominated middle reaches of Niger valley; formed as independent kingdom under a Berber dynasty; capital at Gao; reached imperial status under Sunni Ali; 15th - 16th centuries
- b an Arabic-influenced Bantu language that is spoken widely in eastern and central Africa
- c Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages.
- 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
- e extravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Arabic term for the east African coast
- Struggle; often used for wars in defense of the faith.
- Kingdon of city-states developed in northern Nigeria c. 1200 C.E.; Ile-Ife featured artistic style probably related to earlier Nok culture; agricultural societies supported by peasantry and dominated by ruling family and aristocracy.
- Nigerian city-state form by the Edo people during the 14th century by Ewuare the Great; famous for its bronze art work
- relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother
5 True/False Questions
Timbuktu → Port city of Mali; located just off the flood plain on the great bend in the Niger River; population of 50,000; contained a library and university.
Almoravids → A puritanical reformist movement among the Islamic Berber tribes of northern Africa; controlled gold trade across Sahara; conquered Ghana in 1076; moved southward against African kingdom of the savanna and westward into Spain.
Griots → Professional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire
Intermittent → the holiest Yoruba city; created terra-cotta and bronze portrait heads that rank among the greatest achievements of African art
Jenne → Arabic term for the east African coast