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Africa Quiz Period 8 - Quiz


A brief quiz on the slave trade in Africa.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Aside from Africa which other continents were involved in the slave trade?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      Asia

    • E.

      All the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All the Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the Above" because all of the mentioned continents - North America, South America, Europe, and Asia - were involved in the slave trade. The slave trade was a global phenomenon that spanned across continents, with European powers being the main perpetrators, transporting enslaved Africans to the Americas for labor purposes. North America and South America were major destinations for slaves, while Europe and Asia played significant roles in the trade through their involvement in financing, supplying, and transporting slaves.

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  • 2. 

    The system of trade established between European, Africa and the Americas was known as what?

    • A.

      Atlantic Slave Trading Company

    • B.

      Middle Passage

    • C.

      Market Economy

    • D.

      Triangle Trade

    Correct Answer
    D. Triangle Trade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Triangle Trade. The system of trade established between Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the 16th to 19th centuries was known as Triangle Trade. It involved the exchange of goods, including slaves, between these three regions. European goods were traded for African slaves, who were then transported to the Americas to work on plantations. The profits from selling the plantation goods, such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton, were then used to purchase European goods, completing the triangular trade route.

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  • 3. 

    Which European power was the primary country to colonize and benefit from slavery in Eastern Africa?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    A. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal was the primary country to colonize and benefit from slavery in Eastern Africa. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal established trading posts and colonies along the East African coast, particularly in present-day Mozambique. They exploited the local population through the transatlantic slave trade, capturing and transporting enslaved Africans to work on plantations in the Americas. Portugal's dominance in Eastern Africa allowed them to control the slave trade and profit immensely from it.

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  • 4. 

    Arabic peoples primarily became involved in the slave trade in which region of Africa?

    • A.

      Sub-Saharan

    • B.

      North

    • C.

      West

    • D.

      South

    Correct Answer
    B. North
    Explanation
    Arabic peoples primarily became involved in the slave trade in the North region of Africa. This is because the Arab slave trade predominantly occurred in the Sahara and Sahel regions, which are located in North Africa. The trade routes extended from these areas to the Middle East, where the slaves were transported and sold. The Arab slave trade lasted for centuries and had a significant impact on the population and demographics of North Africa.

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  • 5. 

    Which group of people went beyond the coast to the interior of the continent of Africa to obtain more slaves?

    • A.

      Slaves volunteered for the Middle Passage

    • B.

      Europeans themselves

    • C.

      No one went to the interior

    • D.

      African Warlords

    Correct Answer
    D. African Warlords
    Explanation
    African Warlords went beyond the coast to the interior of the continent of Africa to obtain more slaves. These warlords played a significant role in the slave trade by capturing and selling individuals from rival tribes and communities. They would often raid villages and engage in warfare to acquire slaves, who were then sold to European slave traders. This practice was prevalent during the transatlantic slave trade, where millions of Africans were forcibly taken from their homes and transported to the Americas.

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  • 6. 

    Do you feel that European countries were justified in enslaving Africans for the slave trade?  If yes, describe how Europeans benefited from the slave trade.  If not, describe what was wrong with slavery.

  • 7. 

    Briefly summarize the slave trade in one of the regions of Africa discussed in the reading (North, East, West, Central).  Be sure to include what other regions/continents of the world it was connected to.  What European/Arab involvement was there.  And finally how did it impact the people in that area of Africa.

  • 8. 

    Which of the following is a region of Africa that was discussed? (Check ALL that apply)

    • A.

      North

    • B.

      South

    • C.

      Central

    • D.

      Mid-Atlantic

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. North
    B. South
    C. Central
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North, South, and Central. These regions were discussed in the context of Africa. The question asks for regions of Africa that were discussed, and the answer options include North, South, Central, and Mid-Atlantic. However, Mid-Atlantic is not a region of Africa, so it is not included in the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    The journey by ship from African across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas was called what?

    • A.

      The Middle Passage

    • B.

      The Trail of Tears

    • C.

      The Triangle Trade

    • D.

      The Long Journey

    Correct Answer
    A. The Middle Passage
    Explanation
    The journey by ship from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas was known as the Middle Passage. This term refers to the brutal and inhumane transportation of enslaved Africans to the New World during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. It was a harrowing voyage marked by overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, disease, and high mortality rates. The Middle Passage played a significant role in the forced migration and exploitation of millions of African people, making it a dark chapter in history.

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