Early African Civilizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a trading city?

Question 2 2. How did new sailing techniques help Axum grow in power?

Question 3 3. Which Caliphate was the first to expand into a major empire?

Question 4 4. What does it mean to be egalitarian?

Question 5 5. Songhai's empire owed its foundation to _____.

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Question 6 6. Mali's informal system of ruling its territory was known as the _____.

Question 7 7. At what size is it difficult for a society to remain stateless and not adopt a government?

Question 8 8. How did a city-state differ from an egalitarian society?

Question 9 9. When did Egypt first begin developing advanced art and architecture?

Question 10 10. What was a stateless society?

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Question 11 11. Name the Arab group which captured the Ghanaian capital in the 11th century and triggered the downfall of Ghanaian empires.

Question 12 12. Why did Axum lose power?

Question 13 13. What were the two primary ways that Islam spread into Africa?

Question 14 14. Why did the Islamic trading cities fall into decline?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements about Jenne-jeno is true?

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Question 16 16. Identify one of the factors that made the Bantu people successful in migrating?

Question 17 17. What is a hunter-gatherer society?

Question 18 18. The Bantu migrations began about 1500 BCE in West Africa. What factor initiated the migrations?

Question 19 19. Which two seas connected the Muslim trade cities in Africa to trade networks in China and India?

Question 20 20. Around 4th or 5th century C.E, trade routes between North Africa and West Africa, going across the Sahara Desert, were established. Who is credited with establishing those routes?

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Question 21 21. Which of these societies had the highest degree of social stratification?

Question 22 22. How did the Berber traders contribute to the establishment of kingdoms of Mali, Ghana and Songhai?

Question 23 23. Why did the Islamic trading cities of East Africa rise so quickly in power?

Question 24 24. Define the stateless society of the Bantu people.

Question 25 25. What is a stateless society?

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Question 26 26. What is a trade city?

Question 27 27. What is a trading nation?

Question 28 28. Why did the Kingdom of Zimbabwe fall into decline?

Question 29 29. Why were hunter-gatherer societies egalitarian?

Question 30 30. What trade items helped make the Kingdom of Zimbabwe so powerful?

Early African Civilizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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