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Unit Test #1

Mr. Stickler's Liberty Christian Hnrs. Hist. A Unit Test #1

What are the names of the two sects of Islam? How were they created? Sunni and Shiite. After Mohammad died in 632, Muslims split over who should take charge of the Muslim faithful. (Islam Notes)
What area of Africa did most enslaved Africans leave the continent from? Niger Valley/ Benin (27%). (Book, map on pg. 20).
Who was Mansa Musa and how was he connected to Islam? Mansa Musa was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mali in West Africa. After converting to Islam and making the "hajj", he brought Muslim scholars back to educate his people. (Islam Notes)
What are the 5 Pillars of Islam? 1. Prayer x5 a day, 2. Fasting during Ramadan, 3. Make the "hajj" to Mecca once in your life, 4. Make the declaration of faith, 5. Charity & Almsgiving. (Islam Notes)
Who were the Moors? They were Muslims who took part in the Crusades in the period following Mohammad's death. (pg. 5)
What was the Reconquista? The name of the effort the Iberians (French, Spanish, & Portuguese) made to break Islamic rule on the Iberian Peninsula around 1000 C.E. (pg. 6)
How did the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella effect Spain in 1469? Their marriage created a united Spain, which increased the country's power. It led the Spanish to subdue the last Moorish stronghold on the Iberian Peninsula in 1492, ending the Reconquista. (pg. 6)
What is a tributary empire? This is an empire in which subjects rule themselves but are required to contribute goods and labor, called tribute, to an imperial government in return for protection/ services. (pg. 9)
Who were the Aztecs? A group of people who arrived in the Valley of Mexico in the early 1200's. They ended up establishing a tributary empire there, which was ended when Hernan Cortes captured their leader. (pg. 9)
What is a "fictive ancestor"? It's a mythical figure who is believed to have started a civilization. One example would be Romulus and Remus, the figures who are believed to have founded Rome. (Pg. 9)
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