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Societies and Empires of Africa (Print Quiz)

1.

A key difference between North African and sub-Saharan societies, which helps explain their contrasting social patterns, was

 

(A)

the influence of Islam

 

(B)

nomadic culture

 

(C)

lineage groups

 

(D)

access to natural resources

  

2.

Empires in West Africa grew powerful by

 

(A)

controlling trade

 

(B)

invading neighboring kingdoms

 

(C)

building alliances

 

(D)

converting to Islam

  

3.

The main reason for the fall of the Songhai Empire was

 

(A)

ineffective government

 

(B)

an eastward shift in the gold trade

 

(C)

military weakness

 

(D)

disruption in the gold-salt trade

  

4.

The trading of enslaved persons began

 

(A)

with the arrival of the Portuguese

 

(B)

about the ninth centur