Islam's Spread in West Africa


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Who first introduced Islam to West Africa?

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1. The Berbers were:

2. Which of these is NOT true of the spread of Islam in West Africa?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz will test you on the facts surrounding the introduction of Islam to West Africa. You'll have to know who was involved as well as key tenets of Islam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who first introduced Islam to West Africa
  • Specifics surrounding how Islam spread in West Africa
  • How to define a jihad
  • What a follower of Islam is known as
  • Who the Berbers were

Skills Practiced

Students have the chance to hone the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define jihad
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the spread of Islam in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who the Berbers were

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called Islam's Spread in West Africa includes additional objectives, like:

  • The Trans-Saharan Caravan Trade
  • West African rulers who tried to contain Islam and how it mixed with other beliefs
  • How Islam was reformed