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World History
Crash Course Extra Credit
Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Directions: Read each statement as you watch the
episode and mark True/False.
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1. ____ Africa is so big that you can fit India, China,
and almost all of the U.S. inside it at the same time. (0:20)
2. ____ “Sub-Saharan” means inside the Sahara Desert. (0:43)
3. ____ Mansa Musa was a king who ruled Mali, an empire located in West Africa. (1:36)
4. ____ Mansa Musa is famous among Muslims because he ignored his religion’s
requirement that he make the hajj. (1:48)
5. ____ Although Mansa Musa was well-known in Africa, Europeans did not learn about
him until two centuries after his death. (2:24)
6. ____ Despite Mansa Musa’s wealth, his kingdom of Mali was tiny, spanning only a few
dozen miles. (3:31)
7. ____ Salt is arguably more valuable than gold. (3:50)
8. ____ In West Africa, Islam became the religion of the upper classes; they were ruling
over populations that were generally non-Muslim. (4:32)
9. ____ Mali, in fact, was the first empire established in Africa. (4:50)
10. ____ Mansa Musa and his successor made efforts to promote Islam in Mali. (5:04)
11. ____ Ibn Battuta is famous for having traveled incredible distances for a man of his
time period. (6:03)
12. ____ Some historians believe that traders from Mali actually traveled all the way to
the Americas. (6:25)
13. ____ If various groups of people share a language and religion and they trade with
one another, it is valid to consider them as having the same culture. (7:19)
14. ____ Hunter-gatherers in East Africa stand out in world history because they
maintained their traditional life-style even after agriculture was introduced into
their region. (7:38)
15. ____ For a long time, historians refused to believe that Africans themselves had
established the cities in East Africa, a point of view that was basically racist. (8:02)
16. ____ Swahili trade was relatively unsophisticated since they were only trading small
items that were easy to transport. (8:51)
17. ____ African history demonstrates that you need to look at a lot of sources from
different places to get a fuller picture of the past. (9:47)