Ancient Africa - Trade Routes

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Ancient Africa - Trade Routes.

1. What major landform did many of the trade routes between Western Africa and the Mediterranean have to cross?
a. Andes Mountains
b. Mount Kilimanjaro
c. Sahara Desert
d. Congo River Basin
e. African Rainforest

2. What was the main mode of transportation along the African trade routes?
a. Horses
b. Camels
c. Elephants
d. Trains
e. Cars

3. What was the main reason that traders crossed the desert in large groups?
a. For protection from bandits
b. For entertainment and company
c. They could travel faster in large groups
d. They needed less water in large groups
e. To have a wide variety of food

4. Which of the following was a typical trade good of the African trade routes?
a. Slaves
b. Gold
c. Ivory
d. Salt
e. All of the above

5. True or False: The typical caravan on a trade route crossing the Sahara Desert had around 1,000 camels.

6. Which of the following was a major port city of North Africa?
a. Timbuktu
b. Gao
c. London
d. Tunis
e. New York

7. What are large groups of camels used to transport goods called?
a. Dunes
b. Oases
c. Caravans
d. Nomads
e. Savannas

8. Which of the following is a feature that helps camels in crossing the desert?
a. They get their energy from the Sun
b. They can go long periods without water
c. They can eat sand for food
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. What religion spread throughout the region through Arab traders?
a. Islam
b. Judaism
c. Hinduism
d. Buddhism
e. Taoism

10. How long did it take the typical caravan to cross the Sahara Desert?
a. 8 hours
b. 3 days
c. 2 weeks
d. 40 days
e. 6 months

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