Quiz: Do You Know The History Of Africa?

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Africa Quizzes & Trivia

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent in the world. It has many diverse cultures ethnicities and language. There is so much history in Africa and one can learn about and see what impact it had on today. Test out how well you know the history of Africa by taking the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    • 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