Bentley Car 25 Test

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Bentley Car 25 Test

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  • 1. 
    What was the key to the domination of Songhay's rulers such as Sunni Ali?
    • A. 

      Diplomatic skills

    • B. 

      Alliances with north Africans

    • C. 

      Alliances with Europeans

    • D. 

      Professional militaries

  • 2. 
    What was the role of the kingdom of Kongo in the procurement of slaves for the Portuguese?
    • A. 

      They sent armies into the interior to round up their enemies

    • B. 

      They coordinated the slave trade for the Portuguese

    • C. 

      They assisted the Portuguese in slave raiding expeditions

    • D. 

      They allied with other Christian kingdoms to gain rights to the slave trade

  • 3. 
    Why did the Portuguese slave trade move down the coast to Angola?
    • A. 

      The Kongolese began to rebel against Portuguese control

    • B. 

      The Angolans provided more assistance to Portuguese traders

    • C. 

      The Portuguese sought a more profitable region for trade

    • D. 

      Angolan royalty preferred to trade with Portugal rather than the Kongo

  • 4. 
    How do historians account for the fact that despite the pressures of the Atlantic slave trade, west Africa's population continued to grow?
    • A. 

      American foods provided greater nourishment to the population

    • B. 

      African diseases were less virulent than European ones

    • C. 

      Fewer young men were taken, so population growth continued

    • D. 

      Young children were more able to live past the age of one year

  • 5. 
    In comparing the period of early Islam in west Africa with that of early Christianity, which of the following statements is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Islam was spread primarily by traders while Christianity arrived with conquerors

    • B. 

      Africans adopted all tenets Islam while rejecting some of the tenets of Christianity

    • C. 

      Christian rulers forced Christianity on their subjects while Muslim rulers allowed a variety of beliefs

    • D. 

      Neither religion found recent converts to be complete and exclusive adherents

  • 6. 
    In comparison with slave labor in earlier Greek and Roman societies, what was the primary difference in African slave labor systems?
    • A. 

      European slaves were primarily debtors while African slaves were the result of war

    • B. 

      In Africa, there was no notion of land as private property so slave possession was the highest form of economic power

    • C. 

      European slaves did not work in agricultural roles while African slaves did not work in roles beyond agriculture

    • D. 

      African slaves were sold to very distant places while European societies obtained their slaves from neighboring regions.

  • 7. 
    When comparing the African empire of Songhai with the Mongol empire, which of the following factors was the most similar?
    • A. 

      Both relied on a strong military hierarchy to control their conquered regions

    • B. 

      Songhai and Mongol leaders adopted the religion of their conquered populations

    • C. 

      Both spread themselves too thinly across their regions to maintain control

    • D. 

      Songhai and Mongol cultures revered their origins in nomadic roots

  • 8. 
    What was the most significant reason for the decline in slavery as a labor system?
    • A. 

      It became more profitable to use wage labor

    • B. 

      Disgust in European cultures ended slavery in the Americas

    • C. 

      Sugar produced in the Americas became less desirable

    • D. 

      Slavery was dying out around the globe

  • 9. 
    Which of the following effects of the slave trade had the most profound overall effects on Africa?
    • A. 

      The gender ratio became distorted

    • B. 

      Some kingdoms that were dependent on it disappeared

    • C. 

      Some states grew rich from the trade

    • D. 

      Some societies converted to Christianity

  • 10. 
    What role did the Portuguese play in the existing African slave trade?
    • A. 

      They became another branch of the traditional slave trade

    • B. 

      They brought north Africans with them to negotiate since they had been part of the trans-Sahara trade

    • C. 

      They conquered coastal kingdoms of west Africa as they did in east Africa

    • D. 

      They brought the concept of agricultural slavery with them

  • 11. 
    Although relations between Portugal and the Kongo were initially friendly, the Kongo was ultimately destroyed because
    • A. 

      The royal family resisted the efforts of Catholic missionaries

    • B. 

      The Kongo had no trade goods of any value to the Europeans

    • C. 

      King Alfonso converted to Islam

    • D. 

      Portuguese slave traders undermined the authority of the kings

  • 12. 
    An example of a syncretic cult combining elements of Christianity and African beliefs is
    • A. 

      The Antonian movement

    • B. 

      The Coptic Church

    • C. 

      The Fulani movement

    • D. 

      King Afonso

  • 13. 
    Which of the following could NOT be a leg of the triangular trans-Atlantic trade?
    • A. 

      African slaves delivered to the Americas

    • B. 

      Barbados rum sold to England

    • C. 

      Mexican silver delivered to Manila

    • D. 

      Manufactured goods sold to Africans

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