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Trans-Saharan trade: Quiz


Question 1: According to ________, the explorer who accompanied one of the caravans, the average size was a thousand camels per caravan, with some being as large as 12,000.
Ibn BattutaMoroccoAlmohad dynastyAl-Andalus

Question 2: But trade routes to the West African coast became increasingly easy, particularly after the French invasion of the Sahel in the 1890s and subsequent construction of ________ to the interior.
Rail transportTrainTrain stationTransport

Question 3: [17] A route from the Niger Bend to ________ was abandoned in the tenth century due to its dangers.

Question 4: [13] Shillington states that existing contact with the Mediterranean received added incentive with the growth of the port city of ________.

Question 5: It was under Mali that the great cities of the Niger bend —including Gao and Djenné— prospered, with Timbuktu in particular becoming known across ________ for its great wealth.
BalkansWestern EuropeEastern EuropeEurope

Question 6: Traditional caravan routes are largely void of camels, but the shorter Azalai routes from ________ to Bilma and Timbuktu to Taoudenni are still regularly - if lightly - used.

Question 7: Only a few trucks carry trans-Saharan trade, particularly ________ and salt.

Question 8: From Kobbei, 25 miles north of al-Fashir, the route passed through the desert to Bir Natrum, another oasis and salt mine, to Wadi Howar before proceeding to ________.

Question 9: [20] Several trade routes became established, perhaps the most important terminating in Sijilmasa and Ifriqiya in what is now ________ to the north.
MoroccoJordanSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab Emirates

Question 10: Around 1050, Ghana captured Aoudaghost, but new goldmines around Bure reduced trade through the city, instead benefiting the Soso, who later founded the ________.
Mongol EmpireSonghai EmpireRashidun CaliphateMali Empire

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