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Question 1 What is the biggest type of trade in western Africa? A. Copper for Gold B. Salt for Gold C. Salt for Copper D. Stone for Copper.

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1 Question 1 What is the biggest type of trade in western Africa? A. Copper for Gold B. Salt for Gold C. Salt for Copper D. Stone for Copper

2 Question 2 Why is salt so important to Africans? A. Used as a preservative B. People need salt to live C. Africa is so hot that people lose salt from their body and it needs to be replaced D. All of the Above E. None of the above

3 Question 3 What types of problems does gold provide for people of west Africa? A. To soft to make weapons and tools B. Nobody wants the cheap rock C. Gold is not found in Africa D. Gold is the answer to any problem

4 Question 4 What are the problems in trading in western Africa? A. The Sahara Desert B. The Niger River C. The Savannah D. All of the Above E. None of the above

5 West Africa

6 Trade Gold for Salt Northern Kingdoms had large amounts of salt – Songhai Empire Southern Kingdoms had large amounts of gold – Mali Empire Ghana sits in the middle of the two kingdoms – Controlled the trade

7 Salt Why is salt so important? We need salt to live We lose salt when we sweat Africa is generally hot Preserves food Without salt we die

8 How much would you pay for salt? Wait theres more!

9 Gold Common Gold is to soft to make tools or weapons Gold is useless to most people in the southern part of the empire What to do with it

10 Trade Trade gold for salt 1 pound of gold = 1 pound of salt Africa has problems Desert Niger River Savannah

11 Question 1 What is the biggest type of trade in western Africa? A. Copper for Gold B. Salt for Gold C. Salt for Copper D. Stone for Copper

12 Question 2 Why is salt so important to Africans? A. Used as a preservative B. People need salt to live C. Africa is so hot that people lose salt from their body and it needs to be replaced D. All of the Above E. None of the above

13 Question 3 What types of problems does gold provide for people of west Africa? A. To soft to make weapons and tools B. Nobody wants the cheap rock C. Gold is not found in Africa D. Gold is the answer to any problem

14 Question 4 What type of problems in trading in western Africa? A. Sahara Desert B. Niger River C. Savannah D. All of the Above E. None of the above


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