Central & Southern Africa & the Indian Ocean Economy


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Which of the following were traded over the Indian Ocean?

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1. Which religion spread via the Indian Ocean economy?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of how the Indian Ocean led to the development of cities and a stable economy throughout the east coast of Africa. Practice problems will test your knowledge of the types of trade products, role of religion, and history of the region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on:

  • The Indian Ocean trade route
  • Geography and people of central and southern Africa
  • The rise and fall of the Indian Ocean economy
  • The spread of religion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the economy of central Africa, southern Africa and the Indian Ocean
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Indian Ocean Economy and the role of the Bantu
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about geography, weather, trade, and economy for the region

Additional Learning

The first villages and cities along the central and southern Africa coast were established because of a successful trade route throughout the Indian Ocean. Learn more about this trade route and the history of the economic development of this part of Africa in the accompanying assessment Central & Southern Africa & the Indian Ocean Economy. In this lesson, you will learn about:

  • The Indian Ocean Trade
  • Central and Southern Africa geography
  • The Bantu migration
  • The Indian Ocean Economy
  • The monsoon winds
  • Trade goods
  • Spread of Islam