Test Your West African Empires Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      In rain forest areas

    • B. 

      In mountainous terrain

    • C. 

      On major trading routes

    • D. 

      On the European border

  • 2. 
    How did the ruler of Ghana profit from the trade routes that met in his empire?
    • A. 

      By ambushing merchants and stealing their goods.

    • B. 

      By collecting a tax on all merchants or traders who went through their land

    • C. 

      By allowing trade only on certain days of the week

    • D. 

      By bribing traders who came to them

  • 3. 
    A major trading town in the African savanna was?
    • A. 

      Timbuktu

    • B. 

      Zimbabwe

    • C. 

      Accra

    • D. 

      Cairo

  • 4. 
    Ancient African kingdoms, such as Ghana and Mali, based their economic systems on which of the following:
    • A. 

      Oil exports

    • B. 

      Fishing

    • C. 

      Hunting and gathering

    • D. 

      Trade and agriculture

  • 5. 
    Mali reached the height of its wealth, power, and fame under _____________________, its most famous ruler.
    • A. 

      Ramses II

    • B. 

      Askia Muhammed

    • C. 

      Mansa Musa

    • D. 

      The Hittites

  • 6. 
    Griots are _____________________.
    • A. 

      A group of people who formed the empire of Mali

    • B. 

      West African storytellers

    • C. 

      Bandits who hung out on the trade route

    • D. 

      People who opposed the king

  • 7. 
    Visitors traveled to Timbuktu because _______________________.
    • A. 

      They wanted to relax in the sun and swim in the ocean

    • B. 

      It was loaded with Egypt's treasures

    • C. 

      They charged no tax to stay in the city

    • D. 

      It was the center of Islamic learning with schools and mosques.