Are You Smarter Than The Empire Of Ghana?

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Are You Smarter Than The Empire Of Ghana?

This quiz will test your knowledge about the Ancient West African Kingdom of Ghana. Ready to put your mind to the test?  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the Empire of Ghana established?
    • A. 

      900 A.D.

    • B. 

      C. 790 A.D.

    • C. 

      C. 5th Century A.D.

    • D. 

      C. 790 B.C.

  • 2. 
    What does the word, "Ghana," mean?
    • A. 

      King of Gold

    • B. 

      Powerful Ruler

    • C. 

      Warrior King

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 3. 
    What was the capital of the Empire of Ghana?
    • A. 

      Niger

    • B. 

      Ghana

    • C. 

      Kumbi-Saleh

    • D. 

      Sudan

  • 4. 
    What made the economy and empire of Ghana prosper.
    • A. 

      Trade of textiles

    • B. 

      "Salt and Gold" Trade

    • C. 

      Trade of Ivory

    • D. 

      Currency Exchange

  • 5. 
    What was the typical family structure of the Soninke?
    • A. 

      Husband, Wife(s), Children, Relatives

    • B. 

      Husband, Wife

    • C. 

      Children, Relatives

    • D. 

      Wife, Children

  • 6. 
    Which statement best discribes the rise of Ghana?
    • A. 

      New trade routes that passed through the Soninke homeland caused their popularity and awareness to grow, and Muslim merchants referred to the land as Ghana, for the Soninke called their ruler Ghana.

    • B. 

      Sundiata and Mansa Musa united to form the empire of Ghana

    • C. 

      When rebels burned down Mali, they constructed and named and Empire, Ghana, over it.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The empire of Ghana live under a ..... sytem.
    • A. 

      Democratic

    • B. 

      Dictatorship

    • C. 

      Communal

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    What/Which religion(s) did everyone in Ghana EVENTUALLY turn toward to?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Animism

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 9. 
    Which kingdoms helped towards the decline of the Ghana Empire?
    • A. 

      Susu

    • B. 

      Almoravids

    • C. 

      Persians

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 10. 
    List some Nicknames for the Ghana Empire
  • 11. 
    What do you call a West African story-teller
  • 12. 
    What was one of the jobs that the Soninke specialized in?
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