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By Aitesun | Last updated: Dec 5, 2013
| Total Attempts: 30
To test knowledge of the Great Kingdom of Benin, one of the most powerful kingdoms to have existed in Africa. It remained the most formidable power along the coast of West Africa right up to the 19th century when the scramble for Africa began by the European powers.
European merchant ships first arrived along the coast of West Africa in
The 19th century
The 15th Century
The 4th century
The 17th century
Most of the Benin bronzes date back as far as the
The Benin bronze plaques show a wide variety of _____ of the time.
The plaques did not show children.
The plaques did not show women.
The plaques show _______ pictures of the royal court and the Kingdom over time.
The Portuguese first arrived in the coastal territories of Benin in ______.
Regular contact between the two countries lasted for over four hundred years.
The Benin king supplied Portuguese traders with
Pepper, ivory, rubber, leopard skin
The West Africans invented the smelting of copper and zinc ores and the casting of brass as long ago as the 10th century, why did the kings of Benin not source the kingdom’s casting industry locally? Explain your answer as fully as possible.