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Ancient African Kingdoms

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Learn about the great ancient African kingdoms in some detail, in this intense10-question quiz. You can download the answer sheet at the bottom of the post. Good luck , enjoy and don't forget to comment your score.

Use the quiz to brush up on your African History knowledge, in a fun games night with your friends and family or even for educational purposes!

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don't go on google!

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Question #1 - Which phrase was used to refer to the ancient Kingdom of Punt?

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  • A) The Land of Sand

  • B) Golden Mountains

  • C) The Land of Gold

Question #2 - Which historic kingdom was both a trading partner and a military rival to Egypt at the same time?

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  • A) Kingdom of Aksum

  • B( Kingdom of Kush

Question #3 - The Kingdom of Aksum had it's own written script, one of the first to emerge from Africa. What was it called?

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  • A) Ak'Su

  • B) Axum

  • C) Ge'ez

Question #4 - Which raw materials did the Kingdom of Kush operate a lucrative trade in?

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  • A) Cocoa, Wheat, Rice

  • B) Ivory, Incense, Iron, Gold

  • C) Natural Medicinal Remedies

Question #5 - How many manuscripts did the Sankore University in Timbuktu have?

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  • A) 1,000,000

  • B) 700,000

  • C) 500,000

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Question #6 - Sundiata Keita of the Mali Empire was also known as what?

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  • A) The Lion King

  • B) The Cheetah King

  • C) The People's King