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5 Matching questions

  1. Jihads
  2. Disparity
  3. Yoruba
  4. Sudanic states
  5. Kilwa
  1. a 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
  2. b inequality; difference
  3. c Struggle; often used for wars in defense of the faith.
  4. d Kingdoms that developed during the height of Ghana's power in the region; based at Takrur on the Senegal River to the west and Gao on the Niger River to the east; included Mali and Songhay.
  5. e 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.

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. A reformist movement among the Islamic Berbers of northern Africa; later than the Almoravids; penetrated into sub-Sahara Africa.
  3. relating to a social system in which family descent and inheritance rights are traced through the mother
  4. The title for a ruler in West Africa.
  5. greatest Mali king; brought Mali to its peak of power and wealth from 1312 the 1337; expanded borders, maintained peace and order, religious freedom and tolerance; hajj to Mecca; built Timbuktu

5 True/False questions

  1. TimbuktuPort city of Mali; located just off the flood plain on the great bend in the Niger River; population of 50,000; contained a library and university.


  2. GriotsProfessional oral historians who served as keepers of traditions and advisors to kings within the Mali Empire


  3. IfriqiyaThe Arabic term for eastern north Africa; the term used by the Romans for Africa.


  4. Intermittentthe holiest Yoruba city; created terra-cotta and bronze portrait heads that rank among the greatest achievements of African art


  5. KongoArabic term for the east African coast