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Ap world history quiz 8-1
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The northern area of Africa, from the Atlantic to the Indian Oceans, is composed of the greatest desert on earth, the
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Sahara.
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The great river that dominates the western region of Africa, the so called “hump of Africa,” is the
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Niger.
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Karl Mauch found the ruins of
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Great Zimbabwe.
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In regard to state building in West Africa, it can be said that Ghana was
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the first great commercial state there.
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The original reason for the rise of the kingdom of Ghana was the middleman role it played in the gold trade between
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its neighbors who produced it and the Moroccans who distributed it to the Mediterranean world.
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Which of the following is not a valid observation about the ancient civilization of the Kush?
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It spread its empire to the north by driving the Romans out of Egypt
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Which of the following is a true statement about Swahili?
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As a language, it employed Bantu grammar and Arabic linguistic terms.
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Axum was originally a colony of
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the Kingdom of Sheba in the Arabian Peninsula.
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A unique aspect of the ancient Ethiopian civilization was the fact that it adopted
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the form of Christianity practiced in Egypt.
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The vast grasslands that border the great desert region of the Sahara are known as
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savannahs
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Which of the following statements about the Sahara Desert is true?
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At one point in time, before it began to dry out, it was an area that was green and flourishing with life.
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The nomadic mountain dwellers of North Africa, who served as trade intermediaries for the great trans Saharan commerce, were the
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Berbers.
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The great iron working culture of northern Nigeria was the
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Nok
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The following were true about the trans Sahara caravan trade except it brought
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The following were true about the trans Sahara caravan trade except
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The family of languages spoken by people who inhabit the region of Central Africa south of the Sahara Desert is
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Bantu
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East African trade provided a lively, ocean going commercial intercourse with
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civilizations far to the east
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Malayan traders and settlers
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may have introduced yams and bananas to Africa.
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In southern Africa, an integration of
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Khoisan and Bantu speaking peoples took place
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A Malay settlement was established on the island of
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Madagascar