Try to answer the following questions. Click the arrow next to the question to reveal the answer. (Questions and answers from GVL, World History, http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedWorldHistory.aspx)
Bantu Migrations and the Sudanic Kingdom
What Roman Emperor founded the “Byzantine Empire”? In what year?
Who were the “Bantus” and what is their significance to African history?
Early African peoples who migrated and contributed their language to several African tribes
Who was the founder of the Mali kingdom?
What African leader traveled from Africa to Mecca in the 14th Century?
What were the three major items traded along the trans-Saharan trade routes?
Gold, Ivory, Slaves
Along what African coast were the ‘Swahil’ city-states located?
What religion made a lasting impact on the Sudanic kingdoms?
The Olmecs and Mayans
What is the oldest Meso-American civilization?
Approximately when did the Olmec’s originate?
What might be one reason for the Olmec’s decline?
Environment, War, Disease
What civilization arose in the Yucatan peninsula around 1300 BC?
What are the Mayans most famous for?
Development of the Calendar
What might be one possible reason for the Mayan decline?
war, disease, environment
Aztecs and Incas
What Meso-American society dominated all other cultures by 1300 AD?
How did the Aztecs make money off of the people they conquered?
They made them pay ‘tribute’ or a form of tax
What Aztec religious practice made them feared throughout Meso-America?
What Spanish explorer brought an end to the Aztec empire?
What South American culture thrived in the Andes mountain at the same time the Aztecs were flourishing?
What was one of the greatest communication or travel achievements of the Incas?
Their great roads in the mountains
What Spanish explorer destroyed the Inca civilization?