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C19-quiz C19-quiz Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Griots were A. The legendary kings of Mali B. Aqueducts that were essential for life in the oasis towns of the Sahara C. Singers and storytellers D. Swahili slave traders E. Tribal shamans 2. The introduction of a new food crop about 400 C.E. encouraged a fresh migratory surge in Africa. What was the crop? A. Bananas B. Wheat C. Beans D. Potatoes E. Corn 3. By 1000, most parts of Africa south of the equator had been settled by people speaking what language? A. Mali B. Swahili C. Kongo D. Indo-European E. Bantu 4. By the middle of the first millennium B.C.E., the Bantu had begun to produce A. Bronze B. Iron C. Copper D. Tin E. Steel
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5. In regard to political structure, the early Bantu societies A. Governed themselves mostly through family and kinship groups B. Depended on a strong, centralized kingship C. Developed an elaborate hierarchy of officials D. Were influenced by their trading contacts with Rome E. Were governed by a centralized, theocratic structure 6. A Bantu village ruling council was made up of A. The land-owning aristocracy B. Villagers wealthy enough to qualify for citizenship C. The male heads of families D. A matriarchal hierarchy E. Shamanistic elite 7. Mali became the wealthiest kingdom in sub-Saharan Africa because of A. Its technological leadership B. Its alliance with Spain C. Its control of the gold trade D. Its control of the spice trade E. Its domination of the oasis towns 8. One of the central factors in the establishment of trans-Saharan trade was A. The invention of lighter, but still powerful, artillery B. The use of large caravans of donkeys C. The spread of a common religion D. The invention of a wider horseshoe E. The domestication of the camel 9. By the tenth century C.E., the kings of Ghana had converted to A. Christianity B. Buddhism C. Islam D. Judaism E. Manichaeism
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10. Who made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324-1325? A. Mansa Musa B. Koumbi-Saleh C. Sundiata D. Ibn Battuta E. Zanj 11. Swahili is an Arabic term meaning A. "Adventurous seafarers." B. "Subjects of god." C. "Servants of the one god." D. "Possessors of god." E. "Coasters." 12. The Swahili city-states A. Succeeded in uniting Africa for the first time B. Strongly maintained their Christian roots C. Dominated trade along the east African coast D. Became the dominant political force in west Africa after the collapse of the Mali kingdom E. Spread Islam throughout Africa 13. The term "zimbabwe" originally referred to A. The dwelling of a chief
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Benjamin during the Spring '11 term at Ohlone.

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