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5 Matching questions

  1. What accounted for the downfall of Songhay?
  2. What was the common cultural trait of the urbanized trading ports of the east African coast?
  3. Which of the following regions was NOT one of the important points of cultural contact between Africa and Islam?
  4. Songhai was originally part of which African empire?
  5. What is an Askia?
  1. a The Persian Gulf
  2. b Invasion by a Moroccan Muslim army equipped with firearms, following by internal revolts
  3. c Mali
  4. d rulers that extended the boundries of the empires, so that by the mid-16th century, Songhai dominated central Sudan
  5. e Bantu-based and Arabic-influenced Swahili language

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In theory, slavery was seen as a stage in the process of conversion of pagans to Islam.
  2. Great Zimbabwe was constructed by Arab Muslims who were trading with the Bantu residents of the region
  3. title the king took
  4. slavery became a more widely diffused phenomenon and the slave trade developed rapidly
  5. The Muslim concept of a ruler who united civil and religious authority reinforced traditional ideas of kingship

5 True/False questions

  1. Sudanic states of Mali and Songhayterribrial cores of some ethnicity, power extended


  2. What was the impact of the Portuguese arrival on the trading patterns of the east African coast?Despite great effort to shift the focus of trade into their hands, the Portuguese were never able to control trade on the northern Swahili coast.


  3. What were some major differences between African civilizations and other post classical societies?Mail possessed "port cities" along the Niger River sich as Jenne and Timbuktu, which flourished both commerciallly and culturally


  4. How did the expansion of Islam aid in the creation of international trade on the east African coastline?Islam expanded to India and southeast Asia, providing a religious bond of trust between those regions and the converted rulers of the cities of east Africa.


  5. Which of the following statements concerning political and religious universality in Africa is most accurate?Great Zimbabwe was constructed by Arab Muslims who were trading with the Bantu residents of the region


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