Ancient Ghana History: Everything You Knew! Quiz!

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Ancient Ghana History: Everything You Knew! Quiz!

The Ghana Empire, was previously known as Wagadou (or Wagadu) Empire by its rulers. The empire was located in what is now southeastern Mauritania and spanned across western Mali, and eastern Senegal. Till now, there is no date for the origin of the empire though a myriad traditions identify its beginnings between as early as 100 CE and the 9th century, with most scholars accepting the 8th or 9th century.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ghana was located between which two rivers?
    • A. 

      Senegal and Niger

    • B. 

      Nile and Niger

    • C. 

      Nile and Senegal

    • D. 

      Mali and Niger

  • 2. 
    Which two products were the most valuable trade items for the kingdoms of West Africa?
    • A. 

      Gold and Wheat

    • B. 

      Gold and Salt

    • C. 

      Gold and Ivory

    • D. 

      Cotton and Salt

  • 3. 
    Ghana was known very much for its?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Ivory

    • C. 

      Salt

    • D. 

      Cotton

  • 4. 
    What was the capital of Ancient Ghana?
    • A. 

      Cairo

    • B. 

      Tripoli

    • C. 

      Koumbi Saleh

    • D. 

      Adis Ababa

  • 5. 
    What did ghana mean?
    • A. 

      Great Land

    • B. 

      Land of Gold

    • C. 

      Warrior King

    • D. 

      Land of trees

  • 6. 
    Which of these was not involved in the Trans Sahara trade?
    • A. 

      Ivory

    • B. 

      Oranges

    • C. 

      Cotton

    • D. 

      Salt

  • 7. 
    What type of workers were revered as powerful magicians?
    • A. 

      Farmers

    • B. 

      Fishermen

    • C. 

      Iron Smiths

    • D. 

      Salt Miners

  • 8. 
     What kind of government did the Empire of Ghana have?
    • A. 

      Democratic

    • B. 

      Feudal

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Socialist

  • 9. 
    Who was the first kind to rule Ghana?
    • A. 

      Dinga Cisse

    • B. 

      Mansa Musa

    • C. 

      Sundiata

    • D. 

      Amenhotep

  • 10. 
    What major empire did the Empire of Ghana become part of after it collapsed?
    • A. 

      Mali

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Islamic

    • D. 

      Senegal