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Africa, Asia, And The Americas Test - Quiz


A test to practice for the Africa, Mesoamerica, and East Asia test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The ancient civilization of Ghana was located in what part of Africa?

    • A.

      The Kalahari Desert

    • B.

      The Ethiopian Highlands

    • C.

      The central rainforests

    • D.

      The western grasslands and rainforests

    Correct Answer
    D. The western grasslands and rainforests
    Explanation
    These three kingdoms were located in the western "bulge" of Africa.

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  • 2. 

    The Kingdoms of Western Africa, Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, had which of the following religious beliefs?

    • A.

      That the only true god was Allah

    • B.

      That Jesus was the son of God and the key to eternal life

    • C.

      That spirits inhabit everything

    • D.

      Following the teachings of Siddartha Guatama would help one reach nirvana

    Correct Answer
    A. That the only true god was Allah
    Explanation
    Islamic nomads invaded and conquered for a short time before they were overthrown. Their beliefs stayed behind.

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  • 3. 

    The city of Timbuktu was located on the-

    • A.

      Zambezi River

    • B.

      Volta River

    • C.

      Niger River

    • D.

      Atlantic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    C. Niger River
    Explanation
    Timbuktu is located on the northern part of the Niger River.

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  • 4. 

    The samurai followed a strict code called-

    • A.

      Shinto

    • B.

      Bushido

    • C.

      Angkor

    • D.

      Kami

    Correct Answer
    B. Bushido
    Explanation
    Bushido is the correct answer because it refers to the strict code followed by samurais in feudal Japan. It emphasized virtues such as loyalty, honor, and self-discipline. The samurais were expected to adhere to this code in their daily lives and in their conduct on the battlefield. Bushido played a significant role in shaping the behavior and values of samurais, making it the most fitting option among the given choices.

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  • 5. 

    The Kingdom of Axum was

    • A.

      East of the Red Sea.

    • B.

      West of the Niger River.

    • C.

      North of the Ethiopian Highlands.

    • D.

      South of Great Zimbabwe.

    Correct Answer
    C. North of the Ethiopian Highlands.
    Explanation
    The Kingdom of Axum was located north of the Ethiopian Highlands. This is supported by historical evidence and geographical understanding. The Ethiopian Highlands are a mountainous region in Ethiopia, and Axum was an ancient kingdom that existed in what is now northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. Being north of the Ethiopian Highlands places Axum in the correct geographical context.

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  • 6. 

    Gold was most prominent, where?

    • A.

      Northwest Africa

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Far East Asia

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. Northwest Africa
    Explanation
    Gold was most prominent in Northwest Africa. This region has a rich history of gold mining and trade dating back to ancient times. The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Carthage, and the Ghana Empire all had access to abundant gold deposits in Northwest Africa. Additionally, the region's proximity to the Sahara Desert made it a strategic location for controlling the lucrative trans-Saharan trade routes. The gold from Northwest Africa was highly sought after and played a significant role in the economic and cultural development of the region.

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  • 7. 

    The city of Great Zimbabwe was located-

    • A.

      On a mountain in the Ethiopian Highlands

    • B.

      At the delta of the Sénégal River

    • C.

      On the island of Madagascar

    • D.

      In between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers

    Correct Answer
    D. In between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers." This is because Great Zimbabwe, a medieval city, was situated in present-day Zimbabwe, which is located between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. These rivers provided a natural barrier and protection for the city, making it strategically located for trade and defense purposes. Additionally, the rivers would have provided a source of water for the city's inhabitants.

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  • 8. 

    The Aztecs declined due to-

    • A.

      Overpopulation in Tenochtitlan

    • B.

      Civil war within the empire

    • C.

      Hernán Cortés' invasion in which he conquered the Aztecs

    • D.

      Montezuma's greed for expansion lead to the downfall of the Aztecs

    Correct Answer
    C. Hernán Cortés' invasion in which he conquered the Aztecs
    Explanation
    The Aztecs declined due to Hernán Cortés' invasion in which he conquered the Aztecs. This invasion by the Spanish conquistador was a major factor in the downfall of the Aztec Empire. Cortés and his army were able to exploit internal divisions within the empire and gain the support of rival tribes, ultimately leading to the defeat of the Aztecs. The invasion brought about the end of Aztec rule and marked the beginning of Spanish colonization in the region.

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  • 9. 

    The Japanese believed that gods or nature spirits inhabited natural things.  This is called-

    • A.

      Animism

    • B.

      Zoroastrianism

    • C.

      Islamic

    • D.

      Shinto

    Correct Answer
    D. Shinto
    Explanation
    Animism and Shinto are essentially the same thing but Shinto was significant only to Japan.

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  • 10. 

    Which is not an island of the Japanese archipelago?

    • A.

      Honshu

    • B.

      Seppuku

    • C.

      Kyushu

    • D.

      Hokkaido

    Correct Answer
    B. Seppuku
    Explanation
    Seppuku is not an island of the Japanese archipelago. Seppuku, also known as harakiri, is a form of ritual suicide by disembowelment that was practiced by samurais in feudal Japan. It is not a geographical location or an island. The other options, Honshu, Kyushu, and Hokkaido, are all islands that make up the Japanese archipelago.

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  • 11. 

    Mark which of the following have a polytheistic religion:

    • A.

      Songhai

    • B.

      Ghana

    • C.

      Mali

    • D.

      Japan

    • E.

      Aztecs

    • F.

      Incas

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Japan
    E. Aztecs
    F. Incas
    Explanation
    The west African kingdoms were Islamic.

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  • 12. 

    The chinampas or, floating gardens, were farming techniques used by which of the anicent Mesoamerican civilizations?

    • A.

      Mayas

    • B.

      Aztecs

    • C.

      Incas

    • D.

      Olmecs

    Correct Answer
    B. Aztecs
    Explanation
    The Aztecs used the farming technique of chinampas, also known as floating gardens. These were artificial islands made by piling up mud and vegetation in the shallow waters of lakes. The Aztecs would plant crops such as maize, beans, and squash on these floating gardens, which provided them with a sustainable source of food. The chinampas allowed the Aztecs to maximize their agricultural productivity in the marshy areas surrounding their capital city, Tenochtitlan.

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  • 13. 

    King Ezana conquered-

    • A.

      Kyushu

    • B.

      Mali

    • C.

      Kush

    • D.

      Madagascar

    Correct Answer
    C. Kush
    Explanation
    King Ezana conquered Kush.

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  • 14. 

    The people that migrated over the plain that was Zimbabwe were called-

    • A.

      Shona

    • B.

      Aztecs

    • C.

      Berbers

    • D.

      Malinkes

    Correct Answer
    A. Shona
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shona. The Shona people migrated over the plain that is now Zimbabwe. They are the largest ethnic group in Zimbabwe and have a rich cultural heritage. The Shona people have their own language, traditions, and customs, and they have played a significant role in shaping the history and development of Zimbabwe.

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  • 15. 

    The ____ civilization had a bureaucracy of nobles.

    Correct Answer
    Maya
    Explanation
    The Maya civilization had a bureaucracy of nobles. The Maya civilization was an ancient Mesoamerican civilization known for its advanced writing system, mathematics, and architecture. They had a hierarchical society with a ruling class of nobles who held administrative and political power. The nobles in the Maya civilization were responsible for governing the city-states, collecting taxes, and overseeing the religious and social affairs of the society.

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  • 16. 

    The ____ were a Mesoamerican civilization that made human sacrifices in order to please their gods.

    Correct Answer
    Aztecs
    Explanation
    The Aztecs were a Mesoamerican civilization known for their practice of human sacrifices as a means to appease their gods. They believed that sacrificing humans would ensure the continuation of the world and maintain the favor of their deities. This ritualistic practice was deeply ingrained in their religious beliefs and played a significant role in Aztec society and culture. The Aztecs conducted these sacrifices on a large scale, often during religious ceremonies and festivals, demonstrating their dedication to their gods and their commitment to their religious practices.

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  • 17. 

    The Maya civilization was at its peak during-

    • A.

      1200-1500 AD

    • B.

      1400-1500 AD

    • C.

      300-900 AD

    • D.

      1000-1300 AD

    Correct Answer
    C. 300-900 AD
    Explanation
    During the period of 300-900 AD, the Maya civilization reached its peak. This was known as the Classic Period of Maya civilization, characterized by significant advancements in architecture, art, agriculture, and trade. During this time, the Maya built impressive cities, developed a complex writing system, and made significant contributions to mathematics and astronomy. The population also grew rapidly, and the Maya established extensive trade networks throughout Mesoamerica. Therefore, 300-900 AD is the correct answer as it represents the height of Maya civilization.

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  • 18. 

    What was the main economy for the West African kingdoms?

    • A.

      Agriculture

    • B.

      Cattle herding

    • C.

      Trade

    • D.

      Slaves

    Correct Answer
    C. Trade
    Explanation
    The main economy for the West African kingdoms was trade. This is because these kingdoms were strategically located along major trade routes, such as the Trans-Saharan trade route, which allowed them to engage in extensive trade with other regions. They traded a variety of goods, including gold, salt, ivory, and textiles. Trade played a crucial role in the economic prosperity and development of these kingdoms, as it brought wealth, cultural exchange, and political influence. Additionally, the wealth generated from trade helped to support the growth of cities and the establishment of powerful empires in the region.

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  • 19. 

    This war-like people's priests and nobles elected their leader to lead in war.

    • A.

      Mali

    • B.

      Mayas

    • C.

      Incas

    • D.

      Aztecs

    Correct Answer
    D. Aztecs
    Explanation
    The Aztecs were a war-like civilization known for their militaristic society. Their priests and nobles played a crucial role in electing a leader who would lead them in times of war. This leader, known as the tlatoani, was responsible for making strategic decisions and leading the Aztec armies into battle. The Aztecs' emphasis on warfare and their hierarchical society made the election of a leader to lead in war an important aspect of their culture.

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  • 20. 

    Mark which of the following had an economy based only on agriculture:

    • A.

      Mali

    • B.

      Korea

    • C.

      Inca

    • D.

      Maya

    Correct Answer
    C. Inca
    Explanation
    Mali had a gold and salt trade based economy.
    Korea was a trade oriented civilization.
    The Incas' were the civilization that had an agriculture-only based economy.
    Maya did have agriculture but also trade.

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  • 21. 

    Which of the following built an extensive road system?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Mali

    • C.

      Inca

    • D.

      Maya

    Correct Answer
    C. Inca
    Explanation
    The Inca built an extensive road system. The Inca Empire, located in present-day Peru, had a highly organized and efficient road network called the "Inca Road." This network spanned over 24,000 miles and connected various regions of the empire. The roads were built using stone and were well-engineered, allowing for easy transportation of goods, communication, and the movement of armies. The Inca road system played a crucial role in the administration and expansion of the empire, facilitating trade, cultural exchange, and the spread of the Inca civilization.

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  • 22. 

    This civilization utilized the step terracing in their mountainous home.

    • A.

      Axum

    • B.

      Kush

    • C.

      Inca

    • D.

      Mali

    Correct Answer
    C. Inca
    Explanation
    The Inca civilization utilized step terracing in their mountainous home. Step terracing is a farming technique that involves creating flat platforms on steep slopes to cultivate crops. The Inca people, who lived in the Andes Mountains of South America, used this method to maximize their agricultural productivity in the challenging terrain. The step terraces allowed them to grow crops such as potatoes, maize, and quinoa at different altitudes, taking advantage of the varying microclimates. This agricultural innovation was crucial for sustaining the large population of the Inca Empire and contributed to their economic and political success.

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  • 23. 

    Mansa Musa was a king of Ghana.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Mansa Musa was not a king of Ghana. He was actually the tenth emperor of the Mali Empire, which was located in West Africa. Mansa Musa is known for his great wealth and his famous pilgrimage to Mecca, during which he distributed vast amounts of gold and brought back scholars and architects to Mali. He ruled from 1312 to 1337 and is considered one of the richest individuals in history.

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  • 24. 

    Nubia was the region located near Egypt.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True

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