The Kingdom Of Benin: Trivia Facts Quiz!

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The Kingdom Of Benin: Trivia Facts Quiz!

Do you know anything about the kingdom of Benin? This quiz may be of assistance. As far as this quiz goes, it would help if you understand when European merchant ships first arrive along the coast of West Africa, what the Benin bronze plaques show, and how the Portuguese first came to Benin's coastal territories. Don't neglect to snatch your certificate when you are done.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    European merchant ships first arrived along the coast of West Africa in:
    • A. 

      The 19th century

    • B. 

      The 15th Century

    • C. 

      The 4th century

    • D. 

      The 17th century

  • 2. 
    Most of the Benin bronzes date back as far as the:
    • A. 

      14th century

    • B. 

      15th century

    • C. 

      20th century

    • D. 

      19th century

  • 3. 
    The Benin bronze plaques show a wide variety of  _____  of the time.
  • 4. 
    The plaques did not show children.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The plaques did not show women.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The plaques show _______ pictures of the royal court and the Kingdom over time.
  • 7. 
    The Portuguese first arrived in the coastal territories of Benin in ______.
  • 8. 
    Regular contact between the two countries lasted for over four hundred years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Benin king supplied Portuguese traders with:
    • A. 

      Pepper, ivory, rubber, leopard skin

    • B. 

      Manilla

    • C. 

      Slaves

    • D. 

      Sugar cane

  • 10. 
    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.
  • 11. 
    Describe how the Kings of Benin controlled trade with the Europeans and other foreign traders. Explain fully.