Name: ___Devyn Clark____

Date: ________________

Test+Project: _______+_______=_______

Early African Empires

QUIZ

Matching (3 pts. Each)

Directions: Match the word in Column 1 with the best possible answer in Column 2, NO answer may be used more than once.

Column 1                                                                 Column 2

1. ____ jihad                                                                                A. Pilgrimage

2. ____ harquebus                                                                       B. Steep Cliff

3. ____ mansa                                                                             C. Holy war

4. ____ hajj                                                                                  D. Rulers of the same family

5. ____ escarpment                                                    E. An early shotgun

6. ____ Dynasty                                                         F. Ruler, king
 
 

Fill in the blank (3 pts. Each)

Directions: Choose the best word to complete the sentence below, NO word may be used twice.

7. When I laid down my colored cloth he slowly laid down two baskets, we then exchanged never saying
    a word, this is what we call _________.

8. ____________________ is the capitol of Mali, it is known for its many schools set up by the mansa.

9. As the first West African Empire, __________________ proved to be successful in trade and
    agriculture.

10. ___________________ is often referred to as "the gift of the Nile."

11. A believer in the religion of Islam is called a _________________.

12. Early traders of Ghana traded mostly gold and ____________.

13. The greatest empire in West Africa was _____________________.

14. The belief that spirits occupy earthly objects is often called ______.

15. Ghana’s decline as an empire was partly due to a series of _______________ that affected its
      environment.

Short Answer (7 pts. Each)

Directions: Provide two to three sentences to explain each event.

16. Decline of Songhay:

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17. The "greatness" of Mansa Musa:

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18. The rise of Islam in Ghana:

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19. The Landscape of Africa:

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20. Africa is the "Birthplace to humans," why?

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MAP (10 pts.)

Draw as accurately as possible a map of the entire continent of Africa and the outlines of the three West African Empires, you MUST use the following method.

Ghana: ______________________

Mali: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - -

Songhay: Lightly shaded