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WEST History: The History of Africa Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Soninke's Ghanaian Empire crumbled when they _____.

Question 2 2. The Bantu migrations began about 1500 BCE in West Africa. What factor initiated the migrations?

Question 3 3. Which climactic occurrence likely pushed pastoralists and possibly agriculturalists in Africa further south?

Question 4 4. Name the Arab group which captured the Ghanaian capital in the 11th century and triggered the downfall of Ghanaian empires.

Question 5 5. The chief religion of many of the East African city-states was _____.

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Question 6 6. Songhai's empire owed its foundation to _____.

Question 7 7. Which religion spread via the Indian Ocean economy?

Question 8 8. Mali's informal system of ruling its territory was known as the _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following was traded routinely in the Indian Ocean trade?

Question 10 10. What part of Africa were the earliest possibly domesticated cattle bones found in?

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Question 11 11. Pastoral societies tend to be more _____.

Question 12 12. What event proved to be the decisive blow to the Indian Ocean economy?

Question 13 13. What phenomenon made the Indian Ocean economy possible?

Question 14 14. What was the sought after resource which made the trans-Saharan trade profitable?

Question 15 15. How did Indian Ocean merchants get to East Africa?

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Question 16 16. What two things were integral to making the trans-Saharan trade possible?

Question 17 17. What was the special focus of commerce in Jenne-jeno at its high point, when it became the major commercial centre of West Africa in the 8th century CE?

Question 18 18. Which of the following were traded over the Indian Ocean?

Question 19 19. The agriculturalists who migrated into central and southern Africa over centuries spoke what type of language?

Question 20 20. Identify one of the factors that made the Bantu people successful in migrating?

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Question 21 21. The first Europeans to reach East Africa were the _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about Jenne-jeno is true?

Question 23 23. Agriculture, and possible pastoralism as well, likely arrived in Africa from _____.

Question 24 24. How did the Berber traders contribute to the establishment of kingdoms of Mali, Ghana and Songhai?

Question 25 25. What led to the decline of the trans-Saharan trade?

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Question 26 26. Define the stateless society of the Bantu people.

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. The migration of which people populated East Africa with agricultural people?

Question 29 29. In human history, which of the following generally occurs first?

Question 30 30. What people were the first to establish trade routes across the Sahara?

WEST History: The History of Africa Chapter Exam Instructions

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