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5 Matching questions

  1. Marrakech
  2. Djenne Djeno
  3. 1400 A.D.
  4. Sahara
  5. Aksum
  1. a What was the capital city for the Almoravids and the Almohads?
  2. b The oldest known city in Africa South of the Sahara, it was discovered in 1977, with artifacts dating back from 250 B.C.
  3. c An African Kingdom, in what is now Ethiopia and Eritrea, that reached the height of its power in the fourth century A.D.
  4. d A desert roughly the size of the United States
  5. e When was Djenne Djeno abandoned?

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. What are the two largest deserts in Africa?
  2. A West African storyteller.
  3. What is the difference between the Almoravids and the Almohads?
  4. Mali's first great ruler, who took over Ghana and established the new capital Niani.
  5. The speakers of a related group of languages, who, beginning about 2000 years ago, migrated from West Africa into most of the Southern half of Africa.

5 True/False questions

  1. The Great Rift ValleyWhere did the Shona people settle?


  2. Ibn BattutaA historian and traveler, this devoted Muslim traveled to Mali and praised its justice system.


  3. The son of the Queen of Sheba and King SolomonWho was the original founder of Aksum?


  4. Gold and SaltThe two most important trade items in Ghana.


  5. NokAfrica's first known culture, the ________ people lived in what is now Nigeria between 500 B.C. and 200 A.D.