Early Civilizations in Africa & the Americas Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who was in charge of Mayan astronomical observations?

Question 2 2. Which of the following best describes the organization of Mayan political life?

Question 3 3. Which of the following was NOT a part of Mayan civilization, as we understand it today?

Question 4 4. What was the Incan language called?

Question 5 5. What was a Sapa Inca?

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Question 6 6. What was a polytheistic religion?

Question 7 7. How was Swahili Civilization politically structured?

Question 8 8. What natural occurrence did merchant sailors have to understand before trading flourished in the Indian Ocean?

Question 9 9. Which of these traded goods came from OUTSIDE of Africa into Swahili civilization?

Question 10 10. Which of these is NOT true of the spread of Islam in West Africa?

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Question 11 11. A follower of Islam is known as a:

Question 12 12. Who first introduced Islam to West Africa?

Question 13 13. The Bantu people largely displaced what type of societies during their mass migration?

Question 14 14. Egyptian civilization grew up along which river?

Question 15 15. The growth of what feature caused massive migration in ancient Africa?

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Question 16 16. Why did the rise of powerful Islamic states lead to the decline of Axum?

Question 17 17. How did new sailing techniques help Axum grow in power?

Question 18 18. What is a trading nation?

Question 19 19. How are the engineering skills of the Aztecs illustrated in the creation of Tenochtitlan?

Question 20 20. Guided by Huitzilopochtli, their war and sun god, what sign showed the Aztecs that they had found their new homeland in the valley of Mexico?

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Question 21 21. The Mexican culture still contains traces of Aztec influence. Which of the following is an example of this?

Question 22 22. What did Great Zimbabwe develop?

Question 23 23. What trade items helped make the Kingdom of Zimbabwe so powerful?

Question 24 24. How far did the trade networks of Zimbabwe stretch?

Question 25 25. Which of these kings is considered one of the wealthiest in all of history?

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Question 26 26. What is the name of the famous travelogue from which we get much of our information about the Mali Empire?

Question 27 27. What is a hajj?

Question 28 28. 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?

Question 29 29. How did the Berber traders contribute to the establishment of kingdoms of Mali, Ghana and Songhai?

Question 30 30. Mali's informal system of ruling its territory was known as the _____.

Early Civilizations in Africa & the Americas Chapter Exam Instructions

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