States & Cities in West Africa (1000-1300 CE)

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What is the name of the log kept by Ibn Battuta, a famous African-born Arab traveler, which is used to piece together the history of West Africa?

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1. Which empire ruled West Africa from about 830 to 1235 CE?

2. What West African empire took power after Ghana and lasted from about 1235 CE to 1600 CE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These practice assessments will quiz you on several key West African cities and states from 1000 to 1300 CE. Topics of quiz questions include the empire that ruled from approximately 830 to 1235 CE, the home city of world's oldest documented university, and the log Ibn Battuta used to put together the history of West Africa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of practice questions from these assessments include:

  • Name the log of Ibn Battuta used to piece together the history of West Africa
  • Recognize the empire that ruled West Africa from around 830 to 1235 CE
  • Identify the empire that took power directly after Ghana
  • Recall the city believed to have the world's oldest university
  • Understand the decline of Mali

Skills Practiced

Quiz questions allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related West African history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the empires that ruled West Africa from 1000 to 1300 CE and important cities from the time period
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about West African states and cities from 1000 to 1300 CE

Additional Learning

Learn more about West African states and cities from 1000 to 1300 CE in the related lesson States & Cities in West Africa (1000-1300 CE). This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The role of the log kept by Ibn Battuta in the historical records of Africa
  • Cities of the Ghana Empire, such as Taghaza and Wangara
  • The importance of iron smelting in the Ghana Empire's expansion
  • The Mali Empire's rise to power
  • Timbuktu's decline
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