Ancient Africa Tribes Quiz

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Ancient Africa Quizzes & Trivia

There have been many tribes in Africa; some have been long forgotten where as some left a huge mark on history and still stand to date. The quiz below is designed to help you pass the upcoming test on African tribes, give it a shot and see how much you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the ancient Aksum tribe do to grieve and decorate their nobles' burial grounds?
    • A. 

      Covered the bodies in gold before burial

    • B. 

      Built giant obelisks to mark their resting place

    • C. 

      Buried them in the Palace of the Dead

  • 2. 
    Where was the ancient Aksum tribe located?
    • A. 

      Northwestern Ethiopia

    • B. 

      Southwestern Russia

    • C. 

      No one knows

  • 3. 
    What great leader changed the religion of ancient Aksum to Christianity to unite the military?
    • A. 

      Monsa Musa

    • B. 

      Askia Mohammed

    • C. 

      Ezana

  • 4. 
    Kush shared culture, such as their writing system, with what famous civilization?
    • A. 

      Sri Lanka

    • B. 

      Ethiopia

    • C. 

      Egypt

  • 5. 
    Kush became which dynasty of Egypt in 750 BC?
    • A. 

      25th

    • B. 

      9th

    • C. 

      14th

  • 6. 
    What important resource did Kush have that they traded for luxury items, and valuables?
    • A. 

      Stone

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Barley

  • 7. 
    What was Nubia?
    • A. 

      A small island off the coast of Africa

    • B. 

      A collection of tribes that shared cultural characteristics

    • C. 

      The land of noobs

  • 8. 
    Ghana was known for their friendly interactions between which two religious groups?
    • A. 

      Christians and Muslims

    • B. 

      Catholics and Atheists

    • C. 

      Jews and Hindus

  • 9. 
    What was the main religion of the Ghana people?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Muslim

    • C. 

      Christianity

  • 10. 
    What three resources did Ghana have to trade with other nations?
    • A. 

      Gold, ivory, and salt

    • B. 

      Cotton, food crops, and livestock

    • C. 

      Spices, weapons, and metal

  • 11. 
    What three resources did the Mali Empire have to trade?
    • A. 

      Ivory, gold, and salt

    • B. 

      Cotton, food crops, and livestock

    • C. 

      Spices,weapons, and metal

  • 12. 
    King Sundiata of the Mali Empire was known as whom?
    • A. 

      Monsa Musa

    • B. 

      The Ruler of Western Africa

    • C. 

      The Lion King

  • 13. 
    What types of churches did the Mali people construct to help promote the growth of Islam?
    • A. 

      Cathedrals

    • B. 

      Steeples

    • C. 

      Mosques

  • 14. 
    What empire did the Songhai civilization emerge from?
    • A. 

      Ethiopia

    • B. 

      Nubia

    • C. 

      Mali

  • 15. 
    Which great ruler of Songhai was titled "Ruler of Western Africa"?
    • A. 

      Ezana

    • B. 

      Monsa Musa

    • C. 

      Askia Mohammed