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5 Quiz
West Africa
Key Version B

1) What is the key version?
a) A
b) B

2) According to the map, where were most
of the god and salt resources of West
Africa located? (DO NOW 10/24/2016)
a) Gold, desert; Salt, rain forest
b) Gold, savannah; Salt, desert
c) Salt, savannah; Gold, rain forest
d) Salt, desert; Gold, rain forest

3) In Ghana, crops grew best in (DO NOW
a) the savannah
b) the rain forests
c) the Sahara
d) Timbuktu

4) How did the use of camels most likely
affect trade? (DO NOW 10/24/2016)
a) They had little effect.
b) Trans-Saharan trade increased.
c) Fewer goods could be transported.
d) Trade could occur in north-south
direction only.

5) Why was Ghana able to control the goldsalt trade? (DO NOW 10/24/2016)
a) It had a strong army that could
overpower traders.
b) It took the land that Mali once had.
c) It owned all of the gold and salt mines.
d) It was located at the meeting point for
gold and salt traders.

6) What was one result of the shift in trade
routes? (DO NOW 10/24/2016)
a) Ghana grew stronger.
b) Golds value declined.
c) Trans-Saharan trade decreased.
d) Mali gained control of the gold-salt trade.

7) According to the map, how did most early

traders in Africa move their goods? (DO
NOW 10/26/2016)
a) By overland caravans
b) By ship via sea routes
c) By boat on the rivers
d) First by sea and then by land
8) To whom did the West Africans feel the
greatest loyalty? (DO NOW 10/26/2016)
a) Members of their clan
b) The village elders
c) Their kinship group
d) Their king

9) Labor specialization occurs when people

(DO NOW 10/26/2016)
a) Farm the same crop.
b) Develop skills in different jobs.
c) Share the tasks of the household.
d) Contribute to the economy of the village
or town.
10) Which factors helped West African
societies to become wealthy? (DO NOW
a) Family farms and iron technology
b) Iron technology and trade
c) Labor specialization and rule by elders
d) Strength of family bonds and trade
11) How did increasingly complex trade
systems lead to the development of
kingdoms? (DO NOW 10/26/2016)
a) Traders wanted to do business only with
people in authority.
b) Government was needed to impose order
along trade routes.
c) Religious leaders founded dynasties in
trading areas.
d) Strong individuals gained support to take
control of trade systems.

12)What is a vocabulary word for a region
that, because of its soil and climate, has
distinctive types of plants?
a) Clan
b) Griot
c) Kinship
d) Labor specialization
e) Vegetation zone

13)What is the desert in Africa?

a) Arabian
b) Antarctic
c) Gobi
d) Mojave
e) Sahara

19)What was the capital of Ghana?

a) Baghdad
b) Cairo
c) Cordoba
d) Damascus
e) Koumbi Saleh

14)What are the rivers in West Africa?

a) Congo River and Niger River
b) Euphrates River and Tigris River
c) Ganges River and Indus River
d) Indus River and Niger River
e) Nile River and Yangtze River

15)What were the 3 empires the ruled West

a) Abbasid, Fatimid, Umayyad
b) Athens, Egypt, Rome
c) Athens, Sparta, Trojan
d) Ghana, Mali, Songhai
e) Ghana, Mali, Sparta
16)What is a vocabulary word for a
connection among people by blood,
marriage, or adoption?
a) Griot
b) Gold
c) Kinship
d) Mali
e) Sahara
17)In West Africa, who shared history and
cultural values orally through stories and
a) Farmers
b) Herders
c) Griots
d) Merchants
e) Miners

20) What crossed the Sahara and arrived in

Ghana from the north to be traded and
sold in the markets of Ghana?
a) Pepper
b) Salt
c) Silk
d) Water
e) Wine
21) Who were from North Africa and traveled
across the Sahara to trade salt and other
a) Athenians
b) Berbers
c) Persians
d) Romans
e) Spartans

22) Who introduced Arabic and Islam to

West Africa?
a) Abbasid
b) Berber
c) Egypt
d) Fatimid
e) Umayyad
23) The 11th century is what year in history?
a) 11 C.E.
b) 0-100 C.E.
c) 100-200 C.E.
d) 1001-1100 C.E.
e) 1101-1200 C.E.

24) Who were a group of Muslims that
declared war on Ghana, and in 1076 C.E.
captured the capital city of Ghana?
a) Abbasids
b) Almoravids
c) Berbers
d) Fatimids
e) Umayyads

18)Ghana was named after whom?

a) Animal
b) God
c) King
d) Mountain
e) River

25) The Mali were founded by what group?

a) Abbasid
b) Berber
c) Fatimid
d) Malinke
e) Umayyad

26) Who was the chief of the group that

founded the Mali?
a) Abd-Al-Rahman
b) Askia Muhammad
c) Mansa Musa
d) Sundiata
e) Sunni Ali

27) Timbuktu is located near what river?

a) Congo River
b) Ganges River
c) Niger River
d) Nile River
e) Tiber River

28) In what year did Mansa Musa become
a) 1101
b) 1112
c) 1213
d) 1312
e) 1324

30) Musa means Moses in what language?

a) Arabic
b) Egyptian
c) Greek
d) Latin
e) Malinke

32) In what year did the Berbers capture

a) 1234
b) 1324
c) 1344
d) 1433
e) 1500
33) At about 1365 C.E., what city gained
independence from Mali?
a) Cairo
b) Gao
c) Jenne
d) Koumbi Saleh
e) Timbuktu
34) In 1468 C.E., who was the Songhai king
that defeated the Berbers to capture
Timbuktu and Jenne?
a) Askia Muhammad
b) Griot
c) Kinship
d) Mansa Musa
e) Sunni Ali

29) What does Mansa mean in the Malinke
a) God
b) Gold
c) King
d) Prophet
e) Salt

31) In what year did Mansa Musa travel on a

pilgrimage to Mecca?
a) 1101
b) 1112
c) 1213
d) 1312
e) 1324

35) In 1492, after Sunni Ali died which family
member became ruler of Songahi?
a) Brother
b) Father
c) Mother
d) Son
e) Wife

36) In 1493, who defeated Sunni Alis family

member to become the ruler of Songhai?
a) Abd-Al-Rahman
b) Askia Muhammad
c) Fatima
d) Mansa Musa
e) Sunni Ali

37) Mansa Musa, Sunni Ali, and Askia

Muhammad believed in what religion?
a) Buddhism
b) Christianity
c) Hinduism
d) Islam
e) Judaism
38) In what year was Askia Muhammad
removed from the throne?
a) 1493
b) 1519
c) 1528
d) 1537
e) 1591
39) After Askia Muhammad was removed
from the throne what happened?
a) Sent to live in the desert
b) Sent to live on an island
c) Sent to live in Mecca
d) Sent to live in North Africa
e) Sent to live in South Africa
40) In 1591, who captured Timbuktu and Gao
from the Songhai?
a) Egypt
b) Greece
c) Morocco
d) Portugal
e) Spain