Swahili Culture & Commerce in East Africa During the Middle Ages


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What religion spread to the Swahili cities that helped give a common cultural feature to this civilization?

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1. What natural occurrence did merchant sailors have to understand before trading flourished in the Indian Ocean?

2. Which of these was NOT a characteristic of the overall flourishing of Swahili civilization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of Swahili culture and commerce. For instance, you should be familiar with the Swahili civilization's political structure and its flourishing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The religion that spread to Swahili cities
  • A natural occurrence that merchant sailors needed to understand
  • Characteristics of the Swahili civilization's growth
  • Traded goods that were from outside of Africa
  • The political structure of the Swahili civilization

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the religion that spread to Swahili cities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about traded goods that came into the Swahili civilization and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what merchant sailors needed to understand

Additional Learning

Keep studying this topic with the lesson titled Swahili Culture & Commerce in East Africa During the Middle Ages. Below are just a few examples of what you can expect to find in this lesson:

  • The group of languages on the African continent
  • What traders wanted from the eastern coast of Africa
  • The roots of the Swahili language