The Niger River: Ecosystems & Trade Routes in Africa (12th-16th Centuries)


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The Niger River is located in _____.

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1. The Niger River Valley is an arable ecosystem. Arable means _____.

2. The trade that occurred in the Sahara Desert and the Niger River Valley is known as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When we think of rivers in Africa, the one that will invariably come to mind is the famous Nile. But Africa has many other rivers of great significance to civilization. One of these is the Niger River, and this assessment will go over its significance in the years spanning the 12th to the 16th centuries. Some things you'll be tested on include where the Niger is located and its ecosystem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The location of the Niger in Africa
  • The definition of an arable ecosystem
  • The trade surrounding the Niger
  • Important cities near the Niger
  • Facts about the related trade routes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the information you went over in the lesson on Africa's Niger River from the 12th to the 16th centuries
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can comprehend the Niger's importance to trade routes and the civilizations that grew around it
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on the Niger River's location and environment

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, go over the attached lesson called The Niger River: Ecosystems & Trade Routes in Africa (12th-16th Centuries). This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The ecosystem of the Niger River
  • Important trade routes
  • Cities around the Niger
  • Decline of trade