African Kingdoms

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African Kingdoms
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  • 1. 
    One similarity between the Ancient African kingdoms of Egypt, Ghana, Mali and Songhai is that all of these kingdoms were located
    • A. 

      In mountainous terrain

    • B. 

      In coastal areas

    • C. 

      On major trading routes

    • D. 

      In rain forest areas


  • 2. 
    One reason the ancient kingdoms in western Africa prospered was that they
    • A. 

      Were located along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

    • B. 

      Had no contact with the rest of the world

    • C. 

      Followed the Hindu beliefs of their rulers

    • D. 

      Developed extensive trade in gold, ivory, and salt


  • 3. 
    Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca in the 1300’s is evidence that
    • A. 

      The Crusades had a great influence on western Africa

    • B. 

      Most African leaders were educated in the Middle East

    • C. 

      European culture was superior to the cultures of western Africa

    • D. 

      Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire


  • 4. 
    The contributions of the ancient civilizations of Ghana, Axum, Kush, and Mali demonstrate that
    • A. 

      Industrial technology was needed for African civilizations to develop

    • B. 

      Many African civilizations developed in southern Africa

    • C. 

      Most of the African Continent was unified under a single political system

    • D. 

      Advanced societies developed in Africa before Europeans colonized this region


  • 5. 
    A similarity between the ancient western African kingdoms of Mali, Ghana, and Songhai is that these kingdoms
    • A. 

      Limited the power of their rulers

    • B. 

      Practiced Christianity

    • C. 

      Established economies based on trade

    • D. 

      Isolated themselves from contact with other cultures


  • 6. 
    Ghana, Mali, and Songhai were located in what part of Africa?
    • A. 

      The west

    • B. 

      The east

    • C. 

      The south

    • D. 

      The south east


  • 7. 
    Which Mali city became a center for Islamic scholarship?
    • A. 

      Addis Abeba

    • B. 

      Casa Blanca

    • C. 

      Mecca

    • D. 

      Timbuktu


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