West Africa - Kelly Elementary

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Section 1

Question Answer
What are rifts? Long, deep valleys formed by the movement of the earth's crust.
1. What are West Africa’s four climate and vegetation regions?_______________________The Sahara (or desert), Sahel (or semi-arid), savannah, rain forests
What were two of early West Africa’s important mineral resources? Salt and gold
What is an extended family?
What is animism?
What trade goods were a source of West Africa's wealth?
What animal made trade across the Sahara easier? The camel
What is a process in which people exchange goods without ever contacting each other directly?Silent barter
Who was Tunka Manin?
How did overgrazing help cause the fall of Ghana?

Section 2

Question Answer
Mali’s location along the Niger River allowed its people to control what?
Mali’s rise to power began under a ruler named what?
Who became the ruler of Songhai in 1464?
What religion did the Songhai practice?
What was the city of Timbuktu known for?
What medical breakthrough did doctors in Djenne discover?
What was the early form of the gun called?
Moroccan troops invaded Songhai because they wanted to gain control of what?The salt mines
What is oral history?
What were West African storytellers called?
What are short sayings of wisdom or truth?
An epic poem, the Dausi tells the story of what?
Name one of the scholars who wrote about West Africa:

Section 3

Question Answer
Why were the written histories of West Africa written by people from other lands?
Why might an oral history provide different information than written history?
What is kente?
Name two forms of visual art popular in West Africa: