| WORLD HISTORY TEST NAME__________________
CHAPTER 8 Sub-Saharan Africa DATE____________PER___
a. savannas ab. matrilineal bd. Bantu
b. plateau ac. King Ezana be. Swahili
c. tropical rain forest ad. Shona cd.linguists
d. jungle ae. Mansa Musa ce. Sonni Ali
e. oral tradition bc. Mohammed I Askia
_____1. Linguistic and cultural group from the coastal areas of eastern Africa
_____2. Customary way of transmitting history in Sub-Saharan Africa
_____3. Areas of dense plant growth within a tropical rain forest
_____4. Ruler of Aksum who converted to Christianity
_____5. When Mali was at its height, this ruler made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca
_____6. People from whom the civilization of Great Zimbabwe arose
_____7. Family of languages throughout Sub-Saharan Africa
_____8. Society which traces inheritance through the mother’s side of the family
_____9. Scholars who study languages
_____10. Areas which receive a large amount of annual rainfall
_____11. Dry grasslands in Sub-Saharan Africa
_____12. Which of the following does NOT describe MOST early African societies?
a)They were nomadic b)They were navigators c)They were religious d)They herded, farmed, or fished
_____13. Which ancient African kingdom conquered part of Egypt and copied its culture by building pyramids?
a)Aksum b)Great Zimbabwe c)Kush d)Songhai
_____14. In most early African societies the farming was done by
a)women b)men c)children d)slaves
_____15.The Bantu-speaking people probably originated near
a)Nigeria and Cameroon b)the Sahel c)Gabon d)Lake Victoria
_____16. Linguists are experts who
a)trace people’s ancestors b)study languages c)record oral traditions d)study ancient civilizations
_____17. The center of learning in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1300s and 1400s was
a)Alexandria b)Great Zimbabwe c)Mogadishu d)Timbuktu
_____18. The strength and wealth of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai depended on
a)the support of the powerful rulers in Egypt and Arabia b)large scale agriculture c)control of the trade routes across the Sahara d)adapting Egyptian culture to life in the rain forest
_____19.SpongebobSquarepants madeKrabby Patties in which of the following kingdoms?
a)Songhai b)Mali c)Kush d)Aksum e)are you kidding?, none of these!!!
_____20.Kush’s history is defined by its relationship with
a)Aksum b)Egypt c)Assyria d)Ethiopia e)none of these
_____21. After an invasion by Assyria, Kush
a)lost trade routes b)rebuilt and became stronger c)rebuilt and conquered upper Egypt d)lost farmland and declined
_____22. King Ezana’s rule of Aksum was defined by his
a)conversion to Islam b)conquest of Egypt c)conquest of Kush d)conversion to Christianity
_____23. The Swahili were
a)a group linked by a common religion b)Asian traders that settled in East Africa c)a group linked by language and trade d)an East African tribe
_____24. The shoreline and rivers of Sub-Saharan Africa helped to
a)create trade among communities b)allow for easy travel both up and downstream c)protect the interior from invaders d)control unpredictable flooding
_____25. The southern edge of the Sahara is known as the
a)Sahel b)savannas c)rain forest d)Sub-Sahara plateau
_____26. The root of many African languages is
a)Cameroon b)Swahili c)Bantu d)Saharan e)none of these
_____27.Griots are responsible for a village’s
a)oral traditions b)written traditions c)protection d)financial support e)none of these
_____28. The city of Meroe in Kush became an early center of
a)fishing b)the spice trade c)silk trading d)ironworking
_____29. Ghana, Mali and Songhai grew wealthy by trading
a)ivory for gold b)gold for ivory c)gold for salt d)rocks for stones e)none of these
TRUE OR FALSE
_____30. Savannas are rich, fertile grasslands that allow for a widely varied agricultural society.
_____31. Kush both conquered and was conquered by Egypt
_____32. King Ezana’s religious beliefs had little lasting influence on Africa.
_____33. The gold-for-salt trade was based on control of trade routes across the Sahara.
_____34.Sonni Ali managed his large kingdom by dividing it into provinces.
_____35. Mohammed I Askia converted to Christianity and built Timbuktu into a center of Christian learning.
_____36. Trade spread the Islamic religion into both East and West Africa.
_____37. Sailing ships found the monsoon winds made trading in East Africa almost impossible.
1. In what ways did climate and geography impact the societies of Sub-Saharan Africa? Be specific and give examples.
2. What was the importance of gold in the kingdoms of East Africa, and those of West Africa?
3. How did the kingdoms of Kush and Axum manage to thrive, even in the “shadow” of Egyptian civilization?