Quiz: Ancient History Of Mali, West Africa

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  • 1. 
    Where was the Empire of Mali located?
    • A. 

      East Africa

    • B. 

      North Africa

    • C. 

      West Africa

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 2. 
    What were the human characteristics of West Africa (Mali)?
    • A. 

      They framed, fished, and traded

    • B. 

      They farmed, mined, and traded.

    • C. 

      The mined, wrote books, and traded

    • D. 

      They traded, fished, and mined

  • 3. 
    Why were story tellers so important in the early West African empire of Mali?
    • A. 

      They entertained the adults

    • B. 

      They use the stories to build houses and roads

    • C. 

      They passed on traditions and stories from one generation to the next.

    • D. 

      They used stories to forget about the past

  • 4. 
    What do we know about the leaders of the empire of Mali?
    • A. 

      The kings of Mali were rich and powerful men who controlled trade in West Africa

    • B. 

      The President of Mali was a powerful world leader

    • C. 

      The queens of Mali were rich and powerfull women who contolled trade in West Africa

    • D. 

      The mayors of Malie were rich and powerful men who controlled trade in West Africa

  • 5. 
    Why was the empire of Amali so wealthy?
    • A. 

      Mali was on the Nile river making trade easy

    • B. 

      Mali lay across the trade routes between the salt and gold mines

    • C. 

      Mali was on the trade route between the ocean and North Africa

    • D. 

      Mali was on the trade route between the sand and salt mines

  • 6. 
    What natural resource came from the mines south of Mali?
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Lead

  • 7. 
    What was salt traded for during the time of the West African empire of Mali?
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Sand

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 8. 
    What important city in Mali had a famous university with a large library of books from ancient Greece and Rome?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Timbuktu

    • C. 

      Baloku

    • D. 

      Sadan

  • 9. 
    What desert was located is located north of Timbuktu?
    • A. 

      Sahara Desert

    • B. 

      Death Valley

    • C. 

      Libian Desert

    • D. 

      Kalhari Desert

  • 10. 
    What was the most prosperous empires of Africa
    • A. 

      Botswana

    • B. 

      Librara

    • C. 

      Mali

    • D. 

      Congo

  • 11. 
    How did the people of the empire of Mali adapt to and change their enviroment to meed their needs?
    • A. 

      Copper wan an important natural resource and they traded copper for gold

    • B. 

      Salt was an important natural resource and they traded salt for gold

    • C. 

      Iron was an important natural resource and they traded iron for gold

    • D. 

      Water was plentiful in the desert so they traded it for salt

  • 12. 
    What is a contribution/
    • A. 

      The act of taking free things

    • B. 

      The act of stealing from people

    • C. 

      The act of giving or doing something

    • D. 

      The act of letting others give ro doing something

  • 13. 
    A groit was a ___________________________?
    • A. 

      Writter of books

    • B. 

      Picture drawer

    • C. 

      Story teller

    • D. 

      Miner

  • 14. 
    If you lived in ancient Mali, your job might have been a:
    • A. 

      Trader, roadbuilder, or miner

    • B. 

      Miner, potter, or trader

    • C. 

      Miner, trader, or farmer

    • D. 

      Trader, shipbuilder, or trader

  • 15. 
    Which leader of anciernt Mali took a long journey to Mecca with a large group.
    • A. 

      Sundiata

    • B. 

      Mansa Musa

    • C. 

      Timbuktu

    • D. 

      Sahara

  • 16. 
    How do we know so much about ancient Mali?
    • A. 

      Writings on the walls

    • B. 

      Books written by emperors

    • C. 

      Story tellers

    • D. 

      Miners

  • 17. 
    Which leader of ancient Mali was responsible for making Timbuktu a large trading center?
    • A. 

      Nixon

    • B. 

      Mansa Musa

    • C. 

      Groits

    • D. 

      Sandiata

  • 18. 
    In the northern part of Mali there is the
    • A. 

      Rocky Mountains

    • B. 

      Niger River

    • C. 

      Nile River

    • D. 

      Sahara Desert

  • 19. 
    Which animal was best suited for traveling across the desert?
    • A. 

      Horses

    • B. 

      Mules

    • C. 

      Camels

    • D. 

      Dogs

  • 20. 
    Ancient Mali's climate was
    • A. 

      Wet and cold

    • B. 

      Cold and dry

    • C. 

      Hot and dry

    • D. 

      Hot and wet

  • 21. 
    The head of goverment in ancient Mali was the
    • A. 

      Govenor

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      King

    • D. 

      Mayor

  • 22. 
    What river was very important to the farmers in Mali?
    • A. 

      Nile

    • B. 

      Niger

    • C. 

      Mediterranean

    • D. 

      Jordon

  • 23. 
    A hajj is a
    • A. 

      Deep salt mine

    • B. 

      Shirt worn by ancient slaves

    • C. 

      Trip to mecca

    • D. 

      Way to pack a camel for desert trip

  • 24. 
    Timbuktu was an _________________________________?
    • A. 

      River

    • B. 

      Desert

    • C. 

      Important city

    • D. 

      Trip to mecca

  • 25. 
    Story telling by the Griot was what type of communications?
    • A. 

      Pictures

    • B. 

      Written

    • C. 

      Oral

    • D. 

      Dance