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JEOPARDY Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa
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What are the Zambezi, Zaire or Congo, the Niger, and the Nile? These are the four main rivers of Africa.
What is Bantu? This is the African language that originated in the southeastern part of Africa 2000 years ago and spread throughout sub- Saharan Africa.
What is the Great Rift Valley? This is the valley that runs through the horn of Africa from the Nile to Lake Malawi.
What is Eritrea ? This northern African country has caused Ethiopia to become a land locked nation-state and hence the warfare.
What was Christianity? This is the religion adopted by Axum in the 300s AD.
What are Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya? These are the the two highest mountains in Africa.
What are Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope? These are the tips or Capes of South America and Africa.
What are the monsoon winds? These trade winds helped bring trade goods from India and China across the Indian Ocean to east Africa.
Who were the Portuguese? These were the first Europeans to build forts on the east African Coasts.
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What are the Sahara and the Kalahari Deserts? These are two of the large deserts of Africa.
Who was King Ezana? He was the King of Axum who defeated the kingdom of Kush and established Christianity as the religion in 325 A.D.
Who was Ibn Battuta ? He was the famous Muslim geographer and world traveler of the 1300s.
Who was Mansa Musa? He was the king of Mali who made a pilgrimage to Mecca with so much wealth that he weakened the value of gold in Asia and Europe.
Who was Sonni Ali? This is the Songhai ruler who captured the city of Timbuktu in 1468.
What was the Great Zimbabwe? This city was located inland in eastern Africa and built by a series of Bantu speaking Africans called the Karanga people.
What were the Mali, Ghana and the Songhai kingdoms These were the three African kingdoms of Western Africa
What was Swahili? This is the language and culture of eastern Africa coast, a combination of Bantu, Persian and Arabic.
What was the Kingdom of Kush? This is the African kingdom that reached its height from 250 B.C to A.D. 150 and conquered Egypt.
What was Timbuktu? This city was the Mali capital and a center of Muslim learning.
What was Gao? This was the capital and important trading city of the Songhai kingdom.
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What were drums? These percussive instruments could communicate news over long distances in African tradition.
Who were the Griots? They were the keepers of this ancient history or oral tradition in western Africa.
Who were the Mayans? They were the Native Americans of the Yucatan Peninsula who developed a sophisticated calendar and counting system based on 20 that included 0.
Who was Quetzalcoatl? He was the feathered serpent God of both the Aztecs and Toltecs.
What are Machu Pichu and Cuzco ? These two cities were important in Incan culture, one hidden deep in the Andes and the other city the capital meaning “city of the Sun”
What was the Benin Kingdom? This was the Kingdom that rose in the rain forest regions of the Guinea coast.
What is matrilineal or a matrilineal society? This the tradition in many African and Aboriginal cultures of tracing the ancestry through the mothers.
What are tropical rain forests? These are the areas of the world that receive more than 100 inches of rain each year.
What was the Sankore Mosque? This was the name of the famous mosque built of mud brick and also known as the University of Timbuktu.
What were gold and salt? These were the two commodities that dominated the Saharan Trade routes.
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