The Rise of Muslim States in Africa


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What were the two primary ways that Islam spread into Africa?

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1. What is a trade city?

2. Which two seas connected the Muslim trade cities in Africa to trade networks in China and India?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As far as this quiz/worksheet is concerned, you'll be asked about topics like Islam's spread into Africa, trade cities, Caliphates, and power shifts in Africa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Know you'll be assessed particularly on:

  • Two main ways Islam made its way to Africa
  • The definition of a trade city
  • Ways trade networks in China/India were connected to trade cities in Africa
  • A Caliphate that first stretched into a major empire
  • The empire that lost territories as a result of Islam

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rise of Islam
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as trade cities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the trade relationship between China, India and Africa

Additional Learning

By watching our related video lesson, The Rise of Muslim States in Africa, you can ascertain more information about this content. The lesson aims to cover:

  • The relationship between trade and Islam
  • War and Islam
  • Changes in Africa related to the rise of Islam