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Grade 6 Golden Age
What three empires in western Africa flourished because of the trans-Saharan trade of gold and salt?
  1. Mali, Axum, Zimbabwe
  2. Ghana, Mali, Songhai
  3. Axum, Ethiopia, Ghana
  4. Timbuktu, Ethiopia, Mali
Grade 6 Golden Age
What is a merchant caravan?
  1. a group of people traveling together carrying goods for trade
  2. a certain kind of wagon that could be used as a store
  3. a marked route across the Sahara for traders
  4. a place for people to stay in Timbuktu when they came to trade
Grade 6 Golden Age
Grade 6 Golden Age
Kush grew into a wealthy kingdom by                     .
  1. hunting and gathering
  2. trading
  3. farming
  4. herding livestock
Grade 6 Golden Age
What were some of the natural resources of Nubia?
  1. farming and canals
  2. gold and copper
  3. linen and papyrus
  4. cows and goats
Grade 6 Golden Age
What was the most important reason that traders traveled in caravans?
  1. Camels would not travel except in herds
  2. Traveling in groups was safer.
  3. West Africa would not admit single traders.
  4. Traveling in groups was less lonely.
Grade 6 Golden Age
What was the result of Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca?
  1. He made valuable trade contracts
  2. He introduced his empire to Islam
  3. Another kind took his throne while he was gone
  4. He discovered the value of camels.
Grade 6 Golden Age
North African Muslims crossed this to obtain gold in West Africa.
  1. the Amazon rainforest
  2. the Kalahari Desert
  3. the Sahara Desert
Grade 6 Golden Age
Grade 6 Golden Age
Which became a preferred area for trade in Ghana?
  1. the ports on the Gulf of Guinea
  2. the ports on the Mediterranean
  3. the Sahara Desert, near Egypt
  4. along the Niger River, especially in Timbuktu
Grade 6 Golden Age
Grade 6 Golden Age
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