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5 Matching questions

  1. Mwene Mutapa
  2. Kilwa
  3. Stateless society
  4. Disparity
  5. Swahili
  1. a African societies organized around kinshp or other forms of obligation and lacking the concentration of political power and authority associated with states
  2. b city-state on east African coast; fishing limited trade from 800-1000; turned to agriculture, increased trade in pottery and stoneware; major trading center by 14th century
  3. c an Arabic-influenced Bantu language that is spoken widely in eastern and central Africa
  4. d inequality; difference
  5. e the king of Great Zimbabwe in the late 15th and 16th centuries when the kingdom experienced a period of rapid expansion

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. The Lion Prince; a member of the Keita clan; created a unified state that became the Mali Empire; died about 1260
  3. Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages.
  4. Islamic law; defined among other things the patrilineal nature of Islamic inheritance; the system of law that regulates family life, moral conduct and the business and community life of Muslims
  5. a person who is believed to communicate with the spirit world and to help other people interact with their gods; witch-doctor soothsayer

5 True/False questions

  1. JuulaThe 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., occurring in the same period of time


  3. Prodigalityextravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness


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


  5. Intermittentstopping and starting at irregular intervals


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