5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- To what extent did Islam successfully penetrate the populations of east Africa?
- What was the social and political function of the griots?
- African societies organized around the kinship or other forms of obligation and lacking the concentration of political power and authority were referred to as?
- Which of the following regions was NOT one of the important points of cultural contact between Africa and Islam?
- How did contact with the Muslim world affect the African slave trade?
- a Griots mastered the oral traditions of the Malinke and by knowing the past were considered excellent advisors of kings.
- b stateless
- c The Persian Gulf
- d Islam penetrated very little into the interior among the hunters, pastoralists, and farmers, and even the areas near the trading towns remained relatively unaffected
- e slavery became a more widely diffused phenomenon and the slave trade developed rapidly
5 Multiple choice questions
- In theory, slavery was seen as a stage in the process of conversion of pagans to Islam.
- Berbers from North Africa
- Difficulties of soil, dought, no technology, farmers could barely provide food
- North Africa
- kingdom of Kongo
5 True/False questions
What is a Sundiata? → rulers that extended the boundries of the empires, so that by the mid-16th century, Songhai dominated central Sudan
Why was Islam so readily adopted by rulers within the Sudan? → Griots mastered the oral traditions of the Malinke and by knowing the past were considered excellent advisors of kings.
In what region was the influence of Islam most profound? → Sub-Saharan Africa
How did the expansion of Islam aid in the creation of international trade on the east African coastline? → Bantu-based and Arabic-influenced Swahili language
what was the form of political organization of the yoruba people of Nigeria? → the yoruba were organized in a number of small city-states under the authority of regional kings