1. What is the basis for Nile Valley civilization?
-The basis for the Nile Valley civilizations is that it flowered at period when most
of the world was in a relatively primitive shape
2. Why did Ancient Egyptians develop strong organization?
-It is belie
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Slaves were human collateral most typically obtained from wars (as captives) and raids on defenseless people. Slavery began in the ancient world due to warfare and the need of labors for state building. It progressed into the Tr
Fyle, Ch. 15
1. Why did Seyyid Said move his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar in 1840?
-For the same strategic and economic reasons that had led his pursuit of control of
the east African archipelago.
2. What greatly expanded by the middle of the 19th cent
1. Why did the Greeks view their conquest of Egypt as crucial to their interests?
-The Greeks viewed their conquest of Egypt as crucial to their interests because it
was a pivotal point in a vast trading network.
2. Along what lines was society in Roman N
Chapter 2 Questions- Macy McGuinness
1. One of the greatest changes to take place in human life was the discovery of Iron.
2. Tools could support more efficient agriculture, including the clearing of forest
areas. It also led to more powerful weapons for
Fyle, Ch. 13
1. What are the origins of the English word slave?
-Europeans used unpaid labor from among the slaves in Russia.
2. What created the thirst for extensive labor?
-Huge silver mines were discovered in South America with great possibility for
Fyle, Ch. 10
1. What is the smallest segment of the lineage identified as?
The household or compound
2. Give three examples of stateless societies.
- most berber principalities in north Africa, many agriculture societies in west
Africa also east and centr
Fyle, Ch. 8
1. What did Askiya Muhammad conquer and control?
- A new dynasty with the title Askiya
2. Which place grew into an important center of trade and learning under Askiya
3. What became a dominant institution of learning?
Fyle, Ch. 7
1. What resulted from the Almoravid conquest?
-Smaller kingdoms of Kaniaga, Mema and Diara were involved in the struggle
between Islam and traditional religious practices
2. Who became the most prominent Soso ruler?
3. What did on
Fyle, Ch. 6
1. What are village-level governments sometimes called?
-Acephalous or stateless societies
2. How was the Luba kingdom born?
-Independent village societies, linked together by kinship, age-set ritual ties would
come together to form smaller ki
Fyle Chapter 5
1. Who were the earliest inhabitants of east Africa?
-The Cushitic Peoples
2. By what other name are they known and where did they spread?
-Nilotic and Bantu peoples- moved southwards
3. What is the function of the age-set unit?
Fyle, Ch. 4 pp. 32-37
1. How were the Berbers able to spread across the desert?
-The use of the camel
2. What craving is referred to very often in oral tradition?
-Craving for salt.
3. What were the major commodities elaborating the trans-Saharan trade?
Fyle, Ch. 4 pp. 29-31
1. Who led the Greek conquest of Egypt in 332 BC?
2. What is the term Africa derived from?
-Derived from the word used by romans to refer to this province of their empire.
3. Who introduced the camel into north Afric
The Ashante Empire The Ashante Empire was the largest and most powerful empires of its time. It was located in modern Ghana and was founded by the Akans which inhabited the region prior to its rise. The Ashante Empire was established in the 17th century a