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West Africa: Quiz


Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Mansa Musa depicted holding a gold nugget from a 1395 map of Africa and Europe.
  Dust Plumes off Western Africa.
  French colonies in West Africa circa 1913.

Question 2: ________
Tunisian JewsAfrican JewsBeta IsraelJews of Bilad el-Sudan

Question 3: Following ________, nationalist movements arose across West Africa.
World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: The oldest known remains of African slaves in the Americas were found in ________ in early 2006; they are thought to date from the late 16th century and the mid-17th century.
United StatesNicaraguaMexicoPhilippines

Question 5: The inhabitants of West Africa are, in contrast to most of ________, non-Bantu speaking peoples.
Sub-Saharan AfricaRĂ©unionSouth AfricaMayotte

Question 6: Portugal founded the colony of Guinea-Bissau, while Germany claimed Togoland, but was forced to divide it between France and Britain following ________.
Armenian GenocideWorld War IWestern Front (World War I)Caucasus Campaign

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

       Western Africa (UN subregion)      Maghreb
       Western Africa (UN subregion)      Maghreb
  Mansa Musa depicted holding a gold nugget from a 1395 map of Africa and Europe.
  Dust Plumes off Western Africa.

Question 8: West Africa, if one includes the western portion of the Maghreb (Western Sahara, Morocco, ________, and Tunisia), occupies an area in excess of 6,140,000 km2, or approximately one-fifth of Africa.

Question 9: Based around the city of ________ in modern-day Mauritania, the empire came to dominate much of the region until its defeat by Almoravid invaders in 1052.
Koumbi SalehBouanzeOualataBougadoum

Question 10: With the exception of Mauritania, all of these countries are members of the ________ or Economic Community of West African States.
Organisation of African UnityChairperson of the African UnionAfrican UnionEconomic Community of West African States


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