Establishment of Small City-States on Africa's East Coast


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The migration of which people populated East Africa with agricultural people?

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1. The first Europeans to reach East Africa were the _____.

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of factors that led to the growth of East African city-states. You'll be tested on religion, trading practices, and travel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review facts about early East African city-states, including:

  • Migration of agricultural groups
  • First Europeans to the region
  • Dominant religion of East Africa
  • Resources traded via the Indian Ocean

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related East African city-states lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early city-state inhabitants on Africa's east coast
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about religious and trade practices

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Establishment of Small City-States on Africa's East Coast. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the causes for the creation of city-states in East Africa
  • Describes how trade and commerce affected the growth of city-states
  • Details slave trade in early city-states
  • Explains the introduction of religion to city-states
  • Covers the arrival of European explorers to the city-states and the establishment of their authority