Society & Culture in Early Africa


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What was a stateless society?

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1. Why were hunter-gatherer societies egalitarian?

2. How did a city-state differ from an egalitarian society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examine your ability to comprehend information about African societies and cultures with the worksheet and quiz. The quiz will test you on the society that has the highest level of social stratification and a polytheistic religion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You should focus your studies on:

  • A city-state
  • The society that has the highest level of social stratification
  • A stateless society
  • A polytheistic religion
  • The treatment of people in an egalitarian society

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will let you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on African societies and cultures
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a stateless society
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the types of societies and religious practices that existed in early Africa.

Additional Learning

To understand material related to African societies and cultures, read through the lesson called Society & Culture in Early Africa. The lesson is designed to help you to:

  • Identify background information about Africa
  • Recall the history of subsistence farming
  • Learn about the different types of societies that can be found in Africa, such as hunter-gatherer societies
  • Understand the different types of religions that can be found in Africa