Songhai Empire

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1. When did the Songhai Empire begin?

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2. What region was the Songhai Empire in?

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3. What was the major strength of the Kingdom?

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4. The Songhai Empire was also known for its artwork, boat building, and _________practices.

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5. The Empire grew in all directions out to the _________Ocean.

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6. The Songhai Empire was the biggest and last of ______ major empires in West Africa.

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7. The capital city, Gao (on the ______ River) was founded by the Songhai people in around 800 CE.

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8. The growing Malian Empire in West Africa was interested in taking over this area because it was useful for _______.

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9. Emperor Askia Muhammed made ________for children and established the religion of Islam in the empire.

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10. During the Askia Dynasty, the Songhai Empire was weakened because of plots and rivalries between its ________.

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