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Ancient Africa

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How did Islam spread west from Arabia across North Africa? 1. It spread along pre-existing trade routes. 2. Rapid conversions by Saharan nomads 3. Ultra- conservative Muslims fought holy wars to spread and protect the faith.
What is true about the Askum kingdom? 1. Participated in the Indian Ocean trade network. 2. Became culturally diverse and very wealthy. 3. Christianity was the official religion.
What is true about the Askum kingdom? 1. Traded with Persia, India, Arabia, and Rome. 2. Exported gold, ivory and salt. First kingdom to put a Christian emblem on its coins.
What is true about the Swahili coast? 1. Collection of independent commercial city-states 2. Each city-state was politically independent. 3. Sharp class distinctions in each state.
What is true about the Swahili coast? 1. The mix of African and Arab cultures led to a new Swahili language. 2. Many people still kept their traditional religious beliefs. 3. Towns had mosques and were ruled by a Muslim Sultan.
What were the reasons Islam was attractive to Africans? 1. It was egalitarian (everyone was treated equally). 2. Reinforced king’s authority 3. Equal footing politically, religiously, and economically with the Arabs.
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