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Kahoot Review

Unit VII Part 4 of West African Kingdoms

Two economic goods that connected West and North Africa through the Trans-Saharan trade network. salt and gold
who is the Founder of the Songhai Empire Sunni Ali
The concept that Islam reinforced the idea of kingship and power; the religion gave rulers prestige. Royal Cult
Richest ruler in history. Mansa Musa
Kinship based on female lineage. Matrilineal
Founder of the Mali Empire. Sundiata
No central ruling authority in power. Stateless Society
Native to a certain place. Indigenous
His nickname was the "Lion Prince". Sundiata
The first great West African Empire. Ghana
Ruler of Songhai. Sunni Ali
Empire that broke away from Ghana in the 13th century. Mali
First ruler of Mali. Sundiata
Second ruler of Mali. Mansa Musa
He built a 100,000 man army to keep control over Mali. Mansa Musa
Empire was invaded by the Almoravid armies in 1076. Ghana
Divided his kingdom's society into clans with different jobs. Sundiata
He built the world's first university. Mansa Musa
Crimes were severely punished in this empire. Mali
The largest of the three Western Empires. Songhai
Estimated wealth of $400 billion. Mansa Musa
He is pictured on the Catalan Atlas. Mansa Musa
Empire fell to the Moroccans in 1591. Songhai
The most important king in Mali/West Africa. Mansa Musa
Timbuktu and Djenne' were located in this empire. Mali
Merchants were the wealthy elite in this empire. Songhai
Which describes the way Ghana became an empire? Taxing merchants, building large army, conquering surrounding people
How did each empire exert power over the subordinate communities? Taxes, tributes, miltary support
What did Islam provide to the West African Kingdoms? A universal faith, sense of community, strong political/legal system
How was Islam spread from North Africa to Western Africa? People slowly converted by Muslim merchants on the salt-gold trade routes.
Which does explain why rulers converted to Islam, but the majority of the population in the W. Empires did not? 1. Islam associated kings with other great Muslim rulers. 2. Rulers were more concerned about political benefits than people converting. 3. Islam gave kings prestige and confirmed their position of authority.
Created by: Sophie ER
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