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5 Matching questions

  1. Prodigality
  2. indigenous
  3. Great Zimbabwe
  4. Swahili
  5. Kongo
  1. a an Arabic-influenced Bantu language that is spoken widely in eastern and central Africa
  2. b extravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness
  3. c City, now in ruins (in the modern African country of ____________), whose many stone structures were built between about 1250 and 1450, when it was a trading center and the capital of a large state.
  4. d kingdom based on agriculture; formed on lower Kongo River; capital at Mbanza Kongo; ruled by hereditary monarchy
  5. e Living, growing, or produced naturally in a particular place; native

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The Lion Prince; a member of the Keita clan; created a unified state that became the Mali Empire; died about 1260
  2. Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic; an exchange region between the forests to the south and north Africa.
  3. 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.
  4. Great mosque made of mud built here; major center for iron-working and trade; center for Islamic learning and scholarship
  5. Arab traveler who described African societies and cultures in his travel records

5 True/False questions

  1. AnimismThe Coptic (Christians of Egypt) influence spread up the Nile into__________________(the ancient land of Kush). Muslims attempted to penetrate_________and met stiff resistance in the 9th century (left Christian descendants of ancient Kush - left as independent Christian kingdom until 13th century).

          

  2. AlmohadisA reformist movement among the Islamic Berbers of northern Africa; later than the Almoravids; penetrated into sub-Sahara Africa.

          

  3. NubiaThe Coptic (Christians of Egypt) influence spread up the Nile into__________________(the ancient land of Kush). Muslims attempted to penetrate_________and met stiff resistance in the 9th century (left Christian descendants of ancient Kush - left as independent Christian kingdom until 13th century).

          

  4. Berbersconverted to Islam, were fiercely independent desert and mountain dwellers, were the original inhabitants of North Africa, they accepted Islam as their faith, and many maintained their Berber identities and loyalties, there were two groups-the Almoravids and the Almohads that united the Maghrib under Muslim rule,

          

  5. King LalibelaArab traveler who described African societies and cultures in his travel records