APWH Chapter 8- Early Civilizations in Africa
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The northern area of Africa, from the Atlantic to the Indian Oceans, is composed of the greatest desert on earth, the
The great river that dominates the western region of Africa, the so-called "hump of Africa," is the
Karl Mauch found the ruins of
C. Great Zimbabwe
The African country in which prehistoric predecessors of human beings probably first lived in
If one traveled south from the grasslands of central Africa, one would reach the region of
D. some of the world's richest deposits of minerals.
Which of the following is not a valid observation about the ancient civilization of the Kush?
C. It spread its empire to the north by driving the Romans out of Egypt.
The ancient civilization that was located in the highlands of what is known today as Ethiopia was
B. originally a colony of the Kingdom of Sheba in the Arabian Peninsula
A unique aspect of the ancient Ethiopian civilization was the fact that
B. it adopted the form of Christianity practiced in Egypt.
The vast grasslands that border the great desert region of the Sahara are known as
Which of the following statements about the Sahara Desert is true?
C. At one point in time, before it began to dry out, it was an area that was green and flourishing with life.
The nomadic mountain-dwellers of North Africa, who served as trade intermediaries for the great trans-Saharan commerce were the
The great iron-working culture of northern Nigeria was the
The following were true about the trans-Saharan caravan trade except
D. it brought the first islamic traders to central Africa in the first century B.C.E.
The family of languages spoken by people who inhabit the region of Central Africa south of the Sahara desert is
East African trade
B. provided a lively, ocean-going commercial intercourse with civilizations far to the east.
Malayan traders and settlers
B. May have introduced yams and bananas to Africa.
A Malay settlement was established on the island of
In southern Africa,
A. an integration of Khoisan and Bantu-speaking peoples took place
All of the following statements about the arrival of Islam in Africa are true except
D. Berber resistance blocked Arab expansion to the westward continental limits until after 1200
The Ethiopian Christian Dynasty which experienced a long-lasting conflict with African Muslims, was the
E. both a and d
Which of the following is a true statement about Swahili?
B. As a language, it employed Bantu grammar and Arabic linguistic terms
The original reason for the rise of the kingdom of Ghana was
C. the middleman role it played in the gold trade between its neighbors who produced it and the Moroccans who distributed it to the Mediterranean world.
Islam in Africa
D. none of the above
The Kingdom of Ghana
B. exported gold, leather goods, slaves, and ostrich feathers.
In regard to state building in West Africa, it can be said that
A. Ghana was the first great commercial state there.
The kingdom of Mali
C. maintained a very active pro-islamic policy under Mansa Musa
The local chieftan of a Mali farming village was called a
Which of the following states developed in the souther half of Africa?
All of the following was true about the souther African state of Zimbabwe except
B. it played no significant role in the gold trade with the Swahili states to the east.
In regard to the urban life of African towns, it can be said that
B. they usually developed from smaller, fortified walled villages.
D. were often described as "bushmen" by later Europeans
The lowest and most basic level of African social groupings was the
C. nuclear family.
Which of the following statements accurately depicts the nature of the African lineage group?
A. It was similar in many respects to the clan in China
Social practices typical to many African societies included
D. both b and c
Slavery in Africa
B. was an ancient practice that used people for a range of tasks, including military service, agricultural and construction labor, and for domestic and royal servants.
Before Islam developed in Africa,
B. many religions believed that human life had two stages, one earthly and the other "external."
Which of the following was not true about the spread of Islam in Africa?
B. it interfered with the efforts of African rulers to strengthen their power.
D. includes the impressively crafted, mortrarless structures at Great Zimbabwe
There are San rock paintings discovered in Africa that depict illustrations of ritual ceremonies directed by the village shamans to
A. induce rain
In addition to woodcarvings, other major African artistic contributions have been
E. Saharan aqueducts at Aswan
Bronze heads sculptures and relief plaques depicting West African court life were created in
Music in African societies
C. employed various musical instruments, including the harp, bells and the xylophone.
C. produced a totality of music in its combination of voice and instrument sounds.
Which of the following is the earliest form of surviving architecture found in Africa?
B. the pyramids of Egypt
A. is notable for its incorporation of bards to retain and spread communal history and religious beliefs.
The distinctively carved stone pillars, used to mark the tombs of Axum kings, are known as
Which of the following is a true statement about African building materials during the first millennium of the common era?
A. Stone was increasingly used in West Africa beginning in the first millennium C.E.
Recent archeological and anthropological discoveries have shown that
B. African societies were much more involved in worldwide developments of human history than had previously been believed.
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