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people who are skilled at making things with their hands
craftspeople
If a clan owed money to another clan, it would repay its debt by sending:
A-some members out to the other clan as temperary slaves
B-its warriors into battle for the other clan
A-some members out to the other clan as temperary slaves
The Nok people were the first West Africans to:
A-use camels to cross the Sahara
B-make iron
B- make iron
The Almoravids brought about the _________ of the Soninke empire of Ghana.(downfall or growth)
downfall
In 5000 B.C. the Sahara desert was:
A-much as it is today
B-a land of rich soil and grasses and flowing rivers
B a land of rich soil and grasses and flowing rivers
Villagers to contact and please the spiritsd of their dead relatives:
A-through music and dancing
B-by building great temples
A-through music and dancing
good for plants to grow in
fertile
Arab traders taught the West Africans ____________.(writing and number systems or how to get salt out of salt water)
writing and number systems
a person who makes pottery
potter
The most important activity in early West african village was:
A-fishing in the Niger River
B-rasing food
B-rasing food
flat land near a river that may be covered with water during a flood
flood plain
not enough to give people as much as they need
scarce
As Africans left the Sahara to find better farm land they settled along the banks of the:A-Niger river
B-Nile river
A- Niger river
West African Farmers used ways of faaarmming so they could:
A-farm in different types of land or climate
B-farm large areas together as a clan
A-farm in different types of land or climate
to grow or do very well
flourish
In Ghana when a king died the person named as the new king was______________.(the kings son or the kings sisters son)
the kings sisters son
Wes t African villages beleived that the spirits of thier ancestors:
A-became gods themselves
B-could swaythe Gods in the villages favor
B-could swaythe Gods in the villages favor
Ghanas location between the salt mines and the gold feilds helped it to become a major___________(port or trading center)
trading center
The Songhai kingdom fell when soilders from Morroco armed with_______ attacked it.(guns or catapults)
guns
to change from one way to another
convert
rural
connected with the country, country life or people in the countrry
the act of following another person to a title or throne
succession
people who study science culture and the arts
scholar
willingly letting other people have ideas or ways of doing things that are different from ones own
tolerent
a supposed way of using charms or spellsto control others
magic
The NOk people used iron to:
A-make weopons, farm tools, and sculptures
B- build great temples
A-make weopons, farm tools, and sculptures
indigenous
oriclly tied to a given place without out side influence
Many countries used________ from Ghana as money(salt or gold)
gold
the give and take of goods or money
exchange
Food was so plentiful for the people of Jenne-jeno that:
A-they had time for jewlery making, sculpture,and other crafts
B-they held great feasts
A-they had time for jewlery making, sculpture,and other crafts
After the Mali ruler Mansa Musa died a ___________ prince gained control and staarted expanding his empire.(Berber or Songhai)
Songhai
edible
safe to eat
Less than 100 years after Ghana's defeat,________ was the most powerful kingdom in Africa(Mali or Nigeria)
Mali
inherit
to receive money or property after some ones death
one who rules over a state, usually for life, who has been born to the position
monarch
In the 1300s, Eurepeon mapmakers began putting Mali on maps of Africa because of its role in ____________.(spreading Islam or international trade)
international trade
kin
a persons relatives and family