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5 Matching questions

  1. Jihads
  2. Almohadis
  3. Sunni-Ali
  4. Muhammad the Great(Askia Muhammad)
  5. Ghana
  1. a The first West African kingdom based on the gold and salt trade, First known kingdom in sub-Saharan West Africa between the sixth and thirteenth centuries C.E.; rose to power by taxing gold and salt exchanged within its borders
  2. b A reformist movement among the Islamic Berbers of northern Africa; later than the Almoravids; penetrated into sub-Sahara Africa.
  3. c extended boundaries of Songhay empire; Islamic ruler of mid-16th century; one of the many askias that succeeded Sunni Ali
  4. d Leader(1464- 1492) of Songhai that drove out the Berbers and built the largest empire in West Africa; tactical commander and ruthless leader who seized trading cities of Timbuktu and Jenne
  5. e Struggle; often used for wars in defense of the faith.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Great mosque made of mud built here; major center for iron-working and trade; center for Islamic learning and scholarship
  2. The people who broke away from Ghana control and founded Mali in the 13th century
  3. 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. extravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness
  5. The Arabic term for eastern north Africa; the term used by the Romans for Africa.

5 True/False questions

  1. SundiataThe Lion Prince; a member of the Keita clan; created a unified state that became the Mali Empire; died about 1260


  2. ContemporaneousLiving, growing, or produced naturally in a particular place; native


  3. Zengkingdom based on agriculture; formed on lower Kongo River; capital at Mbanza Kongo; ruled by hereditary monarchy


  4. Ibn BatutaArab traveler who described African societies and cultures in his travel records


  5. AlmoravidsA puritanical reformist movement among the Islamic Berber tribes of northern Africa; controlled gold trade across Sahara; conquered Ghana in 1076; moved southward against African kingdom of the savanna and westward into Spain.