Quiz Name: Ancient Africa    - www.staidenshomeschool.com 2007
Type: Multiple Choice (static answer order)
Instructions: Select the correct answer from the choices listed.

1.

Most of Africa lies between the Tropic of Cancer and: Circle Answer
Europe
the Tropic of Aquarius
the Middle East
the Tropic of Capricorn
the Canary Islands

2.

What is a savanna? Circle Answer
the world's largest bird
a hot, dry desert covered with coarse sand
a tropical fruit
ice, covered plains
land covered with coarse grass

3.

Which type of climate zone is not found in Africa? Circle Answer
tundra
equatorial
desert
Mediterranean
tropical

4.

What is the tallest mountain peak in Africa? Circle Answer
Mount Victoria
Mount Kenya
Mount Everest
Mount Fuji
Mount Kilimanjaro

5.

The deep valley in eastern Africa caused by a crack in the earth's surface is called: Circle Answer
the Grand Canyon
the Great Rift Valley
the Big Crack
the Valley of Death

6.

Which African river flows into the Atlantic Ocean? Circle Answer
the Niger
the Nile
the Suannee
the Masekela
the Alabama

7.

To save wild animals from hunters, some African countries have: Circle Answer
built modern zoos
established game reserves
created parks for hunters
imported thousands of wildebeests
given animals guns

8.

During the Middle Ages, most of African society was organized into: Circle Answer
castes
villages
urban centers
lords and serfs
slaves and owners

9.

Some Africans prayed to their: Circle Answer
ancestors
diviners
village elders
children
stone cows

10.

African history, traditions, and beliefs were passed along: Circle Answer
in books made of wood
through diviners
by storytellers
by wildebeests

11.

Who was Anasi? Circle Answer
a legendary spider
a famous artist
a school teacher
king of Zambezi
a small fly

12.

Why are there few examples of African wooden sculpture from the Middle Ages? Circle Answer
few sculptors worked with wood
Anasi destroyed all the statues in 1066
when oil ran out, the people burned the wood for fuel
wood cannot survive well in the damp climate well
the kings destroyed the work because it was ugly

13.

What was the capital of the Ethiopian kingdom? Circle Answer
Axum
Zimbabwe
Lalibela
Ras Tafarii
London

14.

What was the religion of the Ethiopian kingdom? Circle Answer
Shintoism
Islam
Christianity
Monarchism
Buddhism

15.

What African people were known as expert masons? Circle Answer
the Kiwa
the Shona
the Muslims
the hunters
the diviners

16.

By trading with each other and with foreign lands, East Africans developed a language called: Circle Answer
Swahili
Sharan
Ethiopian
French
Arabic

17.

In West Africa, Arabs traded salt for: Circle Answer
pepper
other spices
gold
water
silver

18.

The kingdom of Ghana lost its power after: Circle Answer
the wildebeests died
people recognized that salt was worthless
it was invaded by Muslims
the fuel ran out
the Knights took over

19.

What was the capital of Mali? Circle Answer
Malicity
Timbuktu
Thebes
Malibu
Memphis

20.

Who was the first great ruler of Songhai? Circle Answer
Tamerlane
Timbuktu
Sonni Ali
Muhammad Ali
George Washington

21.

Which animal is not found in Africa? Circle Answer
lion
tiger
elephant
monkey
frog

22.

Which country is not part of Africa? Circle Answer
Nigeria
Niger
Chad
Iran
Ivory Coast

23.

What is the name of the large waterfall in Africa? Circle Answer
Elephant Falls
Victoria Falls
Kenya Falls
Big Falls
Canyon Falls

24.

What is not a feature of the African landscape? Circle Answer
snow-covered plains
grass-covered plains
sand-covered plains
tree-covered plains
swamp-covered plains

25.

What event occurred and changed the population of the many African countries? Circle Answer
slavery was established in the Americas
the spread of the Black Death
wars in Europe
establishment of a "no marriage law"
nothing - it stayed the same

 




 

ANSWER KEY

Quiz Name: Ancient Africa
Type: Multiple Choice (static answer order)
Grade Level: 4
Instructions: Select the correct answer from the choices listed.
Teacher Notes:  

1.

Most of Africa lies between the Tropic of Cancer and: Answers
Europe  -  Incorrect
the Tropic of Aquarius  -  Incorrect
the Middle East  -  Incorrect
the Tropic of Capricorn  -  Correct
the Canary Islands  -  Incorrect

2.

What is a savanna? Answers
the world's largest bird  -  Incorrect
a hot, dry desert covered with coarse sand  -  Incorrect
a tropical fruit  -  Incorrect
ice, covered plains  -  Incorrect
land covered with coarse grass  -  Correct

3.

Which type of climate zone is not found in Africa? Answers
tundra  -  Correct
equatorial  -  Incorrect
desert  -  Incorrect
Mediterranean  -  Incorrect
tropical  -  Incorrect

4.

What is the tallest mountain peak in Africa? Answers
Mount Victoria  -  Incorrect
Mount Kenya  -  Incorrect
Mount Everest  -  Incorrect
Mount Fuji  -  Incorrect
Mount Kilimanjaro  -  Correct

5.

The deep valley in eastern Africa caused by a crack in the earth's surface is called: Answers
the Grand Canyon  -  Incorrect
the Great Rift Valley  -  Correct
the Big Crack  -  Incorrect
the Valley of Death  -  Incorrect

6.

Which African river flows into the Atlantic Ocean? Answers
the Niger  -  Correct
the Nile  -  Incorrect
the Suannee  -  Incorrect
the Masekela  -  Incorrect
the Alabama  -  Incorrect

7.

To save wild animals from hunters, some African countries have: Answers
built modern zoos  -  Incorrect
established game reserves  -  Correct
created parks for hunters  -  Incorrect
imported thousands of wildebeests  -  Incorrect
given animals guns  -  Incorrect

8.

During the Middle Ages, most of African society was organized into: Answers
castes  -  Incorrect
villages  -  Correct
urban centers  -  Incorrect
lords and serfs  -  Incorrect
slaves and owners  -  Incorrect

9.

Some Africans prayed to their: Answers
ancestors  -  Correct
diviners  -  Incorrect
village elders  -  Incorrect
children  -  Incorrect
stone cows  -  Incorrect

10.

African history, traditions, and beliefs were passed along: Answers
in books made of wood  -  Incorrect
through diviners  -  Incorrect
by storytellers  -  Correct
by wildebeests  -  Incorrect

11.

Who was Anasi? Answers
a legendary spider  -  Correct
a famous artist  -  Incorrect
a school teacher  -  Incorrect
king of Zambezi  -  Incorrect
a small fly  -  Incorrect

12.

Why are there few examples of African wooden sculpture from the Middle Ages? Answers
few sculptors worked with wood  -  Incorrect
Anasi destroyed all the statues in 1066  -  Incorrect
when oil ran out, the people burned the wood for fuel  -  Incorrect
wood cannot survive well in the damp climate well  -  Correct
the kings destroyed the work because it was ugly  -  Incorrect

13.

What was the capital of the Ethiopian kingdom? Answers
Axum  -  Correct
Zimbabwe  -  Incorrect
Lalibela  -  Incorrect
Ras Tafarii  -  Incorrect
London  -  Incorrect

14.

What was the religion of the Ethiopian kingdom? Answers
Shintoism  -  Incorrect
Islam  -  Incorrect
Christianity  -  Correct
Monarchism  -  Incorrect
Buddhism  -  Incorrect

15.

What African people were known as expert masons? Answers
the Kiwa  -  Incorrect
the Shona  -  Correct
the Muslims  -  Incorrect
the hunters  -  Incorrect
the diviners  -  Incorrect

16.

By trading with each other and with foreign lands, East Africans developed a language called: Answers
Swahili  -  Correct
Sharan  -  Incorrect
Ethiopian  -  Incorrect
French  -  Incorrect
Arabic  -  Incorrect

17.

In West Africa, Arabs traded salt for: Answers
pepper  -  Incorrect
other spices  -  Incorrect
gold  -  Correct
water  -  Incorrect
silver  -  Incorrect

18.

The kingdom of Ghana lost its power after: Answers
the wildebeests died  -  Incorrect
people recognized that salt was worthless  -  Incorrect
it was invaded by Muslims  -  Correct
the fuel ran out  -  Incorrect
the Knights took over  -  Incorrect

19.

What was the capital of Mali? Answers
Malicity  -  Incorrect
Timbuktu  -  Correct
Thebes  -  Incorrect
Malibu  -  Incorrect
Memphis  -  Incorrect

20.

Who was the first great ruler of Songhai? Answers
Tamerlane  -  Incorrect
Timbuktu  -  Incorrect
Sonni Ali  -  Correct
Muhammad Ali  -  Incorrect
George Washington  -  Incorrect

21.

Which animal is not found in Africa? Answers
lion  -  Incorrect
tiger  -  Correct
elephant  -  Incorrect
monkey  -  Incorrect
frog  -  Incorrect

22.

Which country is not part of Africa? Answers
Nigeria  -  Incorrect
Niger  -  Incorrect
Chad  -  Incorrect
Iran  -  Correct
Ivory Coast  -  Incorrect

23.

What is the name of the large waterfall in Africa? Answers
Elephant Falls  -  Incorrect
Victoria Falls  -  Correct
Kenya Falls  -  Incorrect
Big Falls  -  Incorrect
Canyon Falls  -  Incorrect

24.

What is not a feature of the African landscape? Answers
snow-covered plains  -  Correct
grass-covered plains  -  Incorrect
sand-covered plains  -  Incorrect
tree-covered plains  -  Incorrect
swamp-covered plains  -  Incorrect

25.

What event occurred and changed the population of the many African countries? Answers
slavery was established in the Americas  -  Correct
the spread of the Black Death  -  Incorrect
wars in Europe  -  Incorrect
establishment of a "no marriage law"  -  Incorrect
nothing - it stayed the same  -  Incorrect

 

 

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