West Africa- Telma Vicente

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Question Answer
What is Silent barter ?A process in which people exchange goods without ever contacting each other directly.
When did Sunni Ali die?He died in 1492.
what is oral history?It is a spoken record of past events.
What were west african story tellers called?They were called griots.
What are proverbs?Short sayings of wisdom or truth.
What is kente?A hand-woven brightly colored fabric.
Why did Mansa Musa want to encourage the Arabic teaching?He wanted to make sure that people would be able to read the Qur'an.
Who did not speak Arabic?People of Ghana did not speak Arabic.
What were Ghana 's most valuable resources?It was gold and salt.
Why was salt so important?It was for their diets to survive, it could be used to preserve food, and because it made bland food tasty.
Why did people back then want gold?People wanted gold for its beauty.
When and where did Sunni Ali become a ruler?He became a ruler of Songhal in 1464.
When did Askia the great loose power?In 1528.
Who did Askia the great loose power to?He lost power to his son.
What did prisoners choose to do instead of staying in prison?They agreed on fighting Songhal instead of staying in prison.
Who did the Moroccans attack?They attacked Timbuktu and Gao.
When did Ibn Battutah travel?He traveled from 1353 to 1354.
Where did Ibn Battutah travel?He traveled through West Africa.
What is the Sundiata about?It is about the history of an empire.
What were some forms of visual art?Masks,sculptures, and dance.