African Kingdoms from 900-1700 CE


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This West African kingdom became a center of Muslim learning in Africa in the late 1300s.

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1. This early kingdom in West Africa was the progenitor of both the kingdoms of Oyo and Benin.

2. During the 1700s this West African kingdom fell under the control of Oyo.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will assess how much you know about the kingdoms of West Africa. You'll be responsible for answering questions on key topics like a center of learning for Muslims in the late 14th century and a kingdom of West Africa that would spawn the kingdom of Oyo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be addressed on the quiz:

  • Kingdom that was taken over by Oyo in the 1700s
  • The kingdom of West Africa that practiced human sacrifice
  • West African kingdom that fought against the British for 200 years

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on West African kingdoms from 900 through to the 1900s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the kingdom that created the Oyo and the center of Muslim learning in the late 1300s
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a West African kingdom that had a religious belief in human sacrifice

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the history of West Africa with the lesson named African Kingdoms from 900-1700 CE. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Tribe of Berbers under the Zaghawa Dynasty
  • Early troubles of the Sefawa Dynasty and later obscurity
  • European slave trade in West Africa
  • French colonization in the region
  • African queen Yaa Asantewaa