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African Civilizations (Print Quiz)

1.

Most of Africa’s people live in

 

(A)

coastal areas

 

(B)

the rain forest

 

(C)

savannas

 

(D)

the desert

  

2.

The earliest known civilization in West Africa dates back to

 

(A)

1000 B.C.

 

(B)

500 B.C.

 

(C)

A.D. 200

 

(D)

A.D. 1400

  

3.

The diverse cultural heritage and cosmopolitan culture of Aksum can be largely attributed to

 

(A)

the adoption of Christianity

 

(B)

the influence of international trade

 

(C)

repeated conquests by foreign invaders

 

(D)

the use of the Greek language

  

4.

Islamic invaders defeated Aksum by

 

(A)

destroying its chief seaport

 

(B)

converting its inhabitants to Islam

 

(C)

eliminating its contact with other Christians

 

(D)

assimilating its culture

  

5.

All of the following are causes of migration EXCEPT

 

(A)

the spread of languages

 

(B)

shift in climate

 

(C)

population

 

(D)

repression

  
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