Japan and West Africa Test

  1. History
  2. 6 Grade
  3. By Jamie Mincey
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Name ____________________ Date ____________________ Block ____________________ Ancient Japan and West Africa Test Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word beside its definition. 1. Long distance traders of West Africa A. Berbers B. Daimyo 2. Leader of the Japanese feudal system C. Emperor D. Shogun 3. Muslim desert dwellers who carried goods across the desert E. Wangara 4. High ranking military commanders in Japan who controlled 25% of Japan’s land 5. Powerful warriors who ruled 75% of Japan’s land as their independent kingdoms Directions: Select the letter of the best answer. 6. Which was NOT a result of Japan’s policy of isolation? A. Traveling abroad was outlawed B. Almost all foreign books were banned C. Foreign people were forced out of Japan D. Traded with Netherlands and Korea stopped 7. Which of the following countries had a major influence on Japanese culture? A. India B. China C. Russia D. Vietnam 8. What was the main function of Samurai in Japanese society? A. Write poetry B. Conquer Korea C. Defend Daimyos D. Manage farmland 9. What Japanese religion worships ancestors and spirits in nature? A. Islam B. Taoism C. Shintoism D. Buddhism 10. Which is TRUE of Japanese religious practice? A. Shintoism discouraged the worship of the emperor B. Buddhism was rejected because of their policy of isolation C. Buddhism was welcomed and practiced alongside of Shintoism D. Islam was adopted in the 9th century and replaced previous religions 11. Why is the Tale of Genji important to Japanese history? A. It was the world’s first novel B. Genji was the emperor to ever rule Japan C. It was the first item ever traded with Europeans D. It tells why the Japanese first started their policy of isolation

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12. Which region in West Africa has open grasslands and scattered trees? A. Sahel B. Sahara C. Savanna D. Mediterranean 13. Which river is located in West Africa? A. Nile B. Niger C. Congo D. Zambezi 14. Which is TRUE of most West African kingdoms A. They were ruled by Sundiata B. They were crossroads for trade C. They had agricultural economies D. They refused to pay tribute to Egypt 15. What trade made Ghana, Mali, and Songhai rich and powerful? A. Silk trade B. Gold and salt trade C. Columbian Exchange D. Rice and Tobacco trade 16. The kingdom of Mali rose to power after which West African kingdom weakened? A. Ghana B. Nigeria C. Songhai D. Egyptian 17. What West African city, in Mali, was a center for trade and learning? A. Gao B. Cairo C. Timbuktu D. Kumbi – Saleh 18. How did the locations of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai help them become wealthy empires? A. They were located near the major trading centers of Kumbi and Baghdad B. They were in two climate zones, so farmers could raise either horses or camels C. They were on the coast, allowing traders to move goods to and from there by ship D. They were between the salt mines in the desert and the gold mines in the savanna and forest 19. What religion did people in West Africa convert to after it spread rapidly through trade and peaceful means? A. Islam B. Shintoism C. Buddhism D. Christianity 20. What resource was mined at Bambuk – Bure and Akon? A. Oil B. Salt C. Gold D. Diamonds

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21. Which desert supplied the people of West Africa with a great amount of salt? A. Gobi B. Sahara C. Victoria D. Kalahari 22. What influence did gold have on the empires of West Africa? A. It was used to make the coins of the empire B. It allowed emperors to decorate their palaces C. It brought prospectors in hopes of finding gold D. It brought in trade goods from many other lands 23. Which of the following letters correctly locates Japan? A. A B. B C. C D. D 24. Which of the following circles identifies the approximate location of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai? A. A B. B C. C D. D 25. Which of the following continents is labeled incorrectly? A. Asia and Europe B. Africa and Europe C. Australia and Antarctica D. North America and South America