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1
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how many countries are in west Africa

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*16

2
Q

what did West-Africa have before the American slave trade started

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A well developed society

3
Q

what made each West-African different (4)

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  • spoke diff lang
  • customs
  • culture
  • religion
4
Q

what was very important

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Family ties

5
Q

what did some tribal groups do (2)

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Members very close (1) mantained own traditions (1)

6
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What did West Africans believe (8)

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they believed that their deceased ancestors guarded over them (1) and comm with creator of universe(1) the belived they could talk to ancestors by music (1) rituals(1) songs(1)
Family history was very important (1) people who knew history called Griote(1) arranged marriages between tribal groups to resolve disputes (1)

7
Q

what strengthen family ties

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story telling

8
Q

What did most of the fables focus on

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Animals in nature and courage/bravery

9
Q

name 3 thing west african people did

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planted crops
hunted
traded

10
Q

what work did the woman do (6)

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  • raised children
  • organised water
  • made firewood
  • made food
  • worked fields
  • made clay pots
11
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what work did the men do (4)

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  • built houses
  • erected fences
  • looked after large animals; cattle,sheep,goats,camels
  • cleared land for crop
12
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what did the children do (1)

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helped parents with work

13
Q

What were most people

A

Farmers

14
Q

what did they plant and where (4)

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manna (maize) in drier parts

rice in valley near rivers

15
Q

what were considered as special skills (3)

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  • metal workers
  • artists
  • gold diggers
16
Q

what happened to the products they did not use

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the products they did not use were sold to travelling traders who in turn sold some of their products

17
Q

what linked agriculture communities and towns and cities

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trade routes

18
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what was part of the trade routes

A

the trans-sahara slave trade

19
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who controlled the slave trade

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kings

20
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what did the subjects think of the king

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they thought he could give rain and fertile the soil using certain rituals and prayers.