Chapter 13 Quiz:

Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200 – 1500

1. Variation in environment and weather differentiate cultures in tropical Asia and Africa. What of the following s true?


2. What is a monsoon, upon which some tropic states depended for farming?


3. A Moroccan scholar who set up to travel the Islamic world in the first half of the 14th century, provide us with firsthand information of the people he met through Asia and Africa. What is the name of this most traveled individual of his time?


4. What is the name of a powerful state that rose in western Sudan by controlling the trade that link the golden fields of the Niger River to the trans Saharan routes and fostering the spread of Islam?


5. The Delhi sultanate was a vast political entity that incorporated large parts of India and was established by Turkish invaders adepts of Islam, by military conquest and a system of alliances. The empire lasted over 300 years (1206 -1526) under 4 dynasties and was ultimately destroyed by rival states and invaders. Name one invader that looted the city of Delhi and thousands of captives.


6. The Indian Ocean trade is a system in which states on the coasts of the Indian Ocean conduct commerce by sea. This type of trade had existed long before, but its importance grew in between 1200 and 1500 because:


7. Name one city on the East African coast that was build of stones as an important capital and trade center in between 1250 and 1450.


8. Malacca was an important trading port in south Asia situated in the Straits of Malacca between the Malaya Peninsula and the island of Sumatra. What were some very important goods mostly traded in this port?


9. In India Islam spread following the Muslim conquerors, most of the time through peaceful conversion, or spread along the trade routes, and alliances and marriages, displacing the native religions in the area. In this period, Islam emerged as the second religion, replacing



10. As the prosperity of the elites grew all over Africa and Indian subcontinent, so did:


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