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This activity contains 59 questions.

Question 1.
Africa was called the “dark” continent”

 
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Question 2.
The progressive desiccation of the African climate resulted in

 
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Question 3.
Where did the domesticated plants and technology associated with sedentary agriculture in Africa come from?

 
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Question 4.
Why were the lowlands of central and western Africa unable to support pastoralism?

 
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Question 5.
What was the primary form of metallurgy practiced in Africa?

 
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Question 6.
Which of the following statements concerning the original social and economic organization of the early Bantu is NOT correct?

 
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Question 7.
By the thirteenth century C.E., the Bantu migration

 
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Question 8.
Which of the following kingdoms was converted to Christianity?

 
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Question 9.
What region exerted the greatest influence on the development of the kingdom of Axum?

 
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Question 10.
The growth of Ghana was based on

 
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Question 11.
Which of the following regions was converted to Islam?

 
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Question 12.
Between 800 and 1500, as the frequency and intensity of contact with the outside world increased, what was the most significant impact on sub-Saharan Africa?

 
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Question 13.
Which of the following statements concerning the universality of religion in Africa is most accurate?

 
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Question 14.
Stateless societies in Africa were

 
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Question 15.
What was the function of secret societies in African culture?

 
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Question 16.
What was the weakness of the African commercial economy?

 
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Question 17.
The grassland belt at the southern edge of the Sahara that served as a point of exchange between the forests of the south and North Africa was called the

 
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Question 18.
What kingdom arose in the Sudan following the decline of Ghana in 1076?

 
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Question 19.
What was the geographical location of the Empire of Mali?

 
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Question 20.
Which of the following monarchs was referred to as Mali’s “Lion Prince?”

 
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Question 21.
Juula were

 
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Question 22.
Which of the following was one of the major “port” cities of the Mali Empire?

 
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Question 23.
Specialists who mastered the oral traditions of the Malinke and who knew the past were considered excellent advisors to the kings. They were called

 
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Question 24.
Sunni Ali was responsible for the creation of what African empire?

 
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Question 25.
What accounted for the downfall of Songhay?

 
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Question 26.
How did contact with the Muslim world affect the African slave trade?

 
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Question 27.
Zenj was the Arabic term for

 
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Question 28.
With what markets did the East African towns trade?

 
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Question 29.
What was typical of the African societies not affected by either Islam or Christianity?

 
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Question 30.
Which of the following regions was typified by city-state organization?

 
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Question 31.
More than half of sub-Saharan Africa consists of

 
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Question 32.
African agriculture began

 
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Question 33.
Which statement is the most accurate regarding African technology?

 
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Question 34.
In sub-Saharan villages, power was wielded by

 
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Question 35.
Despite the diverse societies and variations in sub-Saharan Africa,

 
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Question 36.
Which of the following was NOT part of the economic basis of Bantu society?

 
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Question 37.
Which of the following generalizations is NOT true about the religious beliefs of Bantu-speaking peoples?

 
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Question 38.
What was the source of wealth of the Swahili sultanates located in eastern Africa?

 
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Question 39.
Ethiopia traced its origins back to

 
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Question 40.
Which African state was part of the Christian civilization?

 
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Question 41.
The most important medieval emperor of Ethiopia was

 
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Question 42.
One reason the state of Aksum sought shelter inland was because of

 
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Question 43.
Many of the major Swahili cities were located

 
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Question 44.
The Swahili language had a Bantu base with elements of

 
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Question 45.
Ghana’s wealth was based on

 
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Question 46.
The first internationally known sub-Saharan African ruler, Mansa Musa gained an enormous amount of notoriety because of his

 
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Question 47.
One of the earliest centers of iron smelting was

 
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Question 48.
Ghana’s capital of _______ was actually comprised of two towns.

 
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Question 49.
The _____doctrine, which held that the human and divine qualities of Christ were inseparable, was embraced by the Nine Saints, a group of Syrian monks and missionaries who labored in Aksum.

 
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Question 50.
Which of the early Ethiopian dynasties claimed its descent from Moses?

 
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Question 51.
This Ethiopian ruler was very successful in vanquishing the Muslims.

 
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Question 52.
Led by ____, the state of Adal launched a holy war against the Christian kingdom of Ethiopia in 1527.

 
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Question 53.
The earliest of the Sudanic kingdoms was

 
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Question 54.
The chief market for sub-Saharan slaves was (were)

 
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Question 55.
Slaves held important governmental offices in the Hausa city-state of

 
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Question 56.
A prominent West African kingdom whose economic well-being was derived from, among other things, fishing was

 
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Question 57.
Under the rule of _______Benin rose from the status of a minor state to that of a prominent kingdom by the fifteenth century.

 
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Question 58.
All but _______ were major exports of Swahili city-states.

 
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Question 59.
The Great Enclosure, a large stone compound, served as the main residence of the royal family of

 
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