McDougal Littell World History Chapter 15: Societies and Empires of Africa Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How far did the trade networks of Zimbabwe stretch?

Question 2 2. Name the Arab group which captured the Ghanaian capital in the 11th century and triggered the downfall of Ghanaian empires.

Question 3 3. Why did the Kingdom of Zimbabwe fall into decline?

Question 4 4. What did Great Zimbabwe develop?

Question 5 5. Why did the Islamic trading cities fall into decline?

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Question 6 6. What trade items helped make the Kingdom of Zimbabwe so powerful?

Question 7 7. Which was the first major trading city in East Africa?

Question 8 8. What does it mean to be egalitarian?

Question 9 9. Songhai's empire owed its foundation to _____.

Question 10 10. Why did the Islamic trading cities of East Africa rise so quickly in power?

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Question 11 11. Which southern kingdom preceded the Kingdom of Zimbabwe?

Question 12 12. Why were stateless societies not able to engage in complex trade, art, or agriculture?

Question 13 13. What is a trading city?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. At what size is it difficult for a society to remain stateless and not adopt a government?

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Question 16 16. Mali's informal system of ruling its territory was known as the _____.

Question 17 17. What is a stateless society?

Question 18 18. What is a hunter-gatherer society?

Question 19 19. How did the Berber traders contribute to the establishment of kingdoms of Mali, Ghana and Songhai?

Question 20 20. Why did Axum lose power?

McDougal Littell World History Chapter 15: Societies and Empires of Africa Chapter Exam Instructions

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