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Regents Multiple Choice Questions About Ancient African Kingdoms, Mansa Musa, And The Bantu Migrations. (ch. 7 Of Our Textbook)through Aug '05.[print questions]

Which statement explains a cause rather than an effect of the Bantu migration between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1500?
a) Techniques for herding and cultivating were spread
b) sixty million people now speak a Bantu language
c) Trading cities developed along the coast of East Africa
d) Population increases put pressure on agriculture

Which phrase best describes Mali under the rule of Mansa Musa?
a) a poverty-stricken era
b) a decade of colonial unrest
c) a golden age
d) a period of political chaos

Between A.D. 800 and 1600, the West African city of Timbuktu became prosperous with the trading of
a) gold and salt
b) spices and silk
c) iron ore and coal
d) rifles and diamonds

The rise of the West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai can be attributed to
a) their emphasis on nationalism
b) the spread of Christianity
c) the rise of European imperialism
d) their locations near the trans-Sahara trade routes

One conclusion that can be reached from the evidence about Mansa Musa's rule of Mali is that
a) Christianity was a dominant religion in Africa
b) trade was not necessary for a civilization to survive
c) the slave trade originated in West Africa
d) civilizations existed in Africa before the Europeans

A similarity between the ancient western African kingdoms of Mali, Ghana, and Songhai is that these kingdoms
a) limited the power of their rulers
b) practiced Christianity
c) established economies based on trade
d) isolated themselves from contact with other cultures

Which economic activity was the basis for most of the wealth and power of the West African empires of Ghana and Mali?
a) hunting and gathering
b) farming and cattle ranching
c) trading in salt and gold
d) working in bronze and brass

The wealth and power of Mali's ruler, Mansa Musa, were significant because they contributed to the
a) start of the Crusades
b) spread of Islam
c) growth of European imperialism
d) rise of Arab nationalism

The West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai experienced economic prosperity because they all
a) controlled vast reserves of oil and gold
b) traded with many other nations
c) maintained highly structured feudal systems
d) solved tribal conflicts within their empires

The spread of Islam into the kingdoms of Ghana and Mali resulted from
a) imperialism
b) ethnocentrism
c) cultural diffusion
d) self-determination

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