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Chapter 7: Flowering of African Civilizations
      
  1.Identify the Sahel.  
  a.   a desert region  
  b.   a major river of North Africa  
  c.   the great central plateau  
  d.   treeless grasslands  
      
  2.Scholars believe that ____________  
  a.   the kingdom of Kush split off from Egypt.  
  b.   there were cultural links between Nubia and Egypt.  
  c.   the people of Kush were traders from West Africa.  
  d.   all of the above  
      
  3.Axum was a trading power because of its ____________  
  a.   location along the Nile River valley.  
  b.   connections with the Romans.  
  c.   location along the Red Sea.  
  d.   connections with Assyria.  
      
  4.Which is true of the Bantu-speaking people?  
  a.   Their migrations did not follow a single pattern.  
  b.   They split into hundreds of ethnic groups.  
  c.   Many of their villages were matrilineal societies.  
  d.   all of the above  
      
  5.Ghanian gold was traded for ____________  
  a.   kola nuts and farming produce from North Africa.  
  b.   fertilizers for peanut crops.  
  c.   salt from the Saharan salt mines.  
  d.   none of the above  
      
  6.Mansa Musa, Mali's greatest king, extended the country's prosperity by ____________  
  a.   burning the savanna to make fertilizer.  
  b.   limiting the spread of Islamic culture.  
  c.   promoting agriculture in the country.  
  d.   opening trade routes protected by the army.  
      
  7.The Songhai empire came to an end because of ____________  
  a.   a weakened central government.  
  b.   attack by Moroccan soldiers.  
  c.   an ill-equipped army.  
  d.   all of the above  
      
  8.One reason the small East African trading settlements thrived was that they ____________  
  a.   sent ships to trade with India and China.  
  b.   mined rich gold reserves.  
  c.   taxed the goods passing through their ports.  
  d.   farmed cash crops and shipped them north.  
      
  9.Identify Zanzibar.  
  a.   a high plateau  
  b.   an island off East Africa  
  c.   a large stone house  
  d.   a Bantu state  
      
  10.The Great Zimbabwe ____________  
  a.   served as the political and religious center of Karanga.  
  b.   was a large stone house.  
  c.   protected the house of the chief.  
  d.   all of the above  

 






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