Africa History & Ancient Kingdoms Quiz!

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The history of Africa can be traced back to the exposure of hominids and archaic humans in East Africa. The most famous empires in Africa were the Kingdom of Nri, Nok culture, Mali Empire, Songhai Empire, Benin Empire, Oyo Empire, Ashanti Empire, Ghana Empire and so on. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about the history of Africa's ancient kingdoms and empires. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ramses II was known most for two qualities. Choose the two below
    • A. 

      Education support

    • B. 

      Monuments

    • C. 

      Peacetime

    • D. 

      Trade

    • E. 

      Military leader

  • 2. 
    The leader of Mali who travelled to Mecca, giving gold out all along the way was
    • A. 

      Samory Toure

    • B. 

      Nelson Mandela

    • C. 

      Kofi Annan

    • D. 

      Mansa Musa

  • 3. 
    The main reason for the decline of Aksum was
    • A. 

      Soil exhaustion

    • B. 

      Flooding

    • C. 

      The desert

    • D. 

      Shona people

  • 4. 
    The ancient kingdom known for building with stone was
    • A. 

      Mali

    • B. 

      Kush

    • C. 

      Zimbabwe

    • D. 

      Swahili States

  • 5. 
    The west African trading kingdoms were known to trade gold for what?
    • A. 

      Rubber

    • B. 

      Dates

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Camels

    • E. 

      Salt

  • 6. 
    The kingdom which grew up around the Niger River was the _____________ kingdom.
    • A. 

      Swahili

    • B. 

      Aksum

    • C. 

      Zimbabwe

    • D. 

      Songhai

    • E. 

      Mali

  • 7. 
    The African leader who fought for independence for 14 years against the french was:
    • A. 

      King Ezana

    • B. 

      Kofi Annan

    • C. 

      Samory Toure

    • D. 

      Wole Soyinka

    • E. 

      Nelson Mandela

  • 8. 
    The African leader who fought against Apartheid, was imprisoned for many years, then became the first black African president of South Africa after his release was:
    • A. 

      Nelson Mandela

    • B. 

      Wole Soyinka

    • C. 

      Kofi Annan

    • D. 

      Samory Toure

  • 9. 
    The name of the movement across the world to support African countries'quests for independence was called the
    • A. 

      Indpendence Movement

    • B. 

      Imperialism Movement

    • C. 

      Apartheid Movement

    • D. 

      Nationalist Movement

    • E. 

      Pan-African Movement