Medieval Africa: History & Culture


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Which country traded with Africa during the medieval period?

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1. What did Africa trade with Portugal during the medieval period?

2. Which power started to lose its grip on Egypt and Africa around 500 CE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will let you see what you know about medieval Africa. You will identify key events and forces in African history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll test your knowledge of concepts like:

  • Africa's trading partners during this time period
  • Common goods traded by Africans
  • The most influential religion in Africa during the medieval period

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as important advances brought to Africa by Muslim scholars
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who lost control of northern Africa around 500 CE
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what European nation traded with Africa during this period and common goods they traded

Additional Learning

To find out more about this period in history, review the lesson titled Medieval Africa: History & Culture. You will learn about:

  • The importance of Timbuktu
  • The Swahili people
  • What caused a golden age of African wealth in the 1400's