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One similarity between the ancient African kingdom of Ghana, mail, and songhei is that all these kingdoms were

located on____

  1. in the mountainous terrain
  2. in rain forest areas
  3. on major trading routes
  4. on the European border


How did the ruler of ghana profit from the trade routes that met in his empire

  1. By bribing traders who came to them
  2. By ambushing merchants and stealing their goods
  3. by collecting a tax on all merchants or traders who went through their land
  4. by allowing trade on certain days of the week


A major trading town In the African savanna was ?

  1. Zimbabwe
  2. Cairo
  3. timbuktu
  4. Accra

Ancient African kingdoms based their economic system

on which of the following


  1. trade and agriculture
  2. hunting and gathering
  3. oil experts
  4. fishing


Mail reached its height of wealth, power, and fame under_______

its most famous ruler


  1. Ramses II
  2. Askia Mohammed
  3. mansa musa
  4. the Hittites


Visitors traveled to timbuktu because______

  1. It was the center of Islamic learning with school and mosques
  2. they charged no tax to stay in the city
  3. it was loaded with Egypt's treasures
  4. They wanted to relax in the sun and swim in the ocean



People south of the Sahara traded their gold for


  1. Salves
  2. copper
  3. food
  4. salt



The trade of which two items contributed to the development of the Ghana empire

  1. Bananas and rice
  2. copper and ivory
  3. Camels and fabric
  4. salt and gold


why was salt so valuable

  1. salt was used in many religious ceremonies
  2. salt was used as a fertilizer for crops
  3. people needed salt in their diets and they used it to persevere and season foods
  4. Salt was used as a medicine


Cultural items that were traded along the trans - Saharan route included

  1. islam and writing
  2. Gold,salt,ivory
  3. Silk and porcelain
  4. Lumber and jade

What was important of mansa musa hajj to the Mecca

  1. he became even wealthier through very shrewd trading deals
  2. he became famous and introduced the world to the Mali empire
  3. He became an important leader in the Islamic leadership
  4. his followers built a large mosque in his honor


Timbuktu was known for many things - but what technology help to make it famous?


  1. the dhow and junk?
  2. Weaponry
  3. architecture
  4. compass


The history of the west Africa was passed on to each new generation by


  1. the epic poem dausi
  2. story tellers called griots
  3. the works of ibn battutah
  4. scholars who read Arabic



The saharan trade reached all across africa. It also didn't end at its border.east African city states were actually more part of which trade route?


  1. Indian Ocean
  2. salt and sand
  3. both Indian Ocean and Silk Road
  4. Silk Road world



Ghana made money on trade by

  1. taxing traders
  2. buying camels
  3. mining salt
  4. selling gold


What is the name of the desert that stretches across Northern Africa

  1. Sahel
  2. Serengeti plains
  3. Sahara
  4. ethiopian high lands


africa was introduced to Islam through trade

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