QUIZ

Lesson 2

"West Africa and Early European Trade"

Matching:

Write in the space provided the letter of the best answer.

A. Alex Haley B. Folktales C. Call and Response D. Subsistence Farmers E. Polygyny

F. Polygamy G. Monogamy H. Patriarchy I. Matriarchy J. Matrilocal K. Patrilocal

  1. _____ To be married to one spouse.
  2. _____ A type society that permits men to rule or lead.
  3. _____ Person who spent years researching his roots.
  4. _____ A type of society that permits a man to have more than one wife.
  5. _____ When a married couple lives near the wife's family.
  6. _____ A type society that permits one to have more than one spouse.
  7. _____ A type of society that permits women to rule or lead.
  8. _____ Traditional stories that are handed down from generation to generation.
  9. _____ Type of music where a leader sings a short bit of music and the people sang back to

him/her.

10. _____ People who grow only enough for their use.

11. _____ When a married couple lives near the husband's family.

Multiple choice:

Choose the best answer for each question.

12. Where do the Yoruba people live?

a. Gambia b. Nigeria/Benin c. Tanzania d. Ghana

  1. Who was Mawu?
  2. a. The Creator b. The Sun god c. The Fertility goddess d. The moon goddess

  3. What type of marriage arrangements were common in West African society?
  4. a. neolocal b. matrilocal c. patrilocal d. equalocal

  5. What U.S. missionary went to spread Christianity throughout West Africa?
  6. a. B.F. Skinner b. H.R. Block c. P.H. Oliver d. R.H. Stone

  7. Finish this quote from a Yoruba poem: "Only a child brings us ."
  8. a. happiness b. light c. sunshine d. joy

    Short answer:

    Write at least THREE sentences for each question below, be sure to include everything you know about the subject.

  9. Describe and list in order the social classes of West African society. _______________
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  11. Why did West Africans honor their ancestors? _________________________________
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  13. In West African society, why did the groom's family pay the bride's parents a bridewealth?
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  15. Describe African slavery. ___________________________________________________
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  17. Define and describe the reasons for an extended family. ___________________________
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  19. Give a reasonable explanation of the Yoruban proverb: "If the earthworm does not dance in front of the rooster, he will still be eaten, but at least the rooster cannot claim that he was provoked into eating it."

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