Black People : African Focused and Black Cultural Quizz

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Q. What was the name of the kingdom Nzinga ruled, when and where?

    Ans. the kingdoms of both Ndongo and Matamba. She ruled them in during the 17th century. In present-day Angola.

    Q. What was the main ethnicity the Africans of the Stono Rebellion were? When did the Stono Rebellion occur and where?

    Ans. the main ethnicity were Angolan and Bakongo, primarily from Kongo, Ngola, Mbundu and Chokwe. It happened in 1739 South Carolina - when the colony was called a "Black Majority".

    Q. What is a dibia?

    Ans. A dibia is a priest among the Igbo people. A good work about them is called, "After God is Dibia".


    Q. What group separated from the KwaZulu in recent historic times?

    Ans. Ndebele people

    Q. What is a rabb?

    Ans. A rabb is a spirit class among the Lebou people of Senegal.

    Q. Sarkin Ajani is what?

    Ans. Sarkin Ajani or Sarkin Aljan is a spirit among the traditional Hausa people.

    Q. What were the names of the seven Hausa states?

    Ans. Daura, Kano, Katsina, Zaria, Gobir, Rano and Biram.

    Q. Nana Tongo is a member of this ethnic group's panthenon?

    Ans. The Ewe and mainly the system called Gorovodoun.

    Q. What were the names of the Bambara states?

    Ans. Segu and Kaarta

    Q. What region did the Empire of Mali begin?

    Ans. Kangaba

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  2. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ok, I'm lost. I don't know any of the answers! With all of the people knowledgeable about African history here(Keita, Fine 1952, Mazimtaim, Queentswana, etc), no one, besides the author, can answer these questions?
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Q. Who was the first president of Ghana?

    Q. What was the name of the independent state the Igbo people attempted to establish in post-colonial Nigeria?

    Q. Who was Richard Allen?

    Q. By what name, during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, was present-day Sierra Leone known as?

    Q. What were the main crops cultivated in US under slave labor?

    Q. What were the Code Noir?

    Q. Where are the Sea Islands located and what is the name of the Black population inhabiting them?

    Q. How did Ibo Landing receive it's name?

    Q. At what port, did the last reported slaveship in the US dock?

    Q. Who established the Peul (Hal'pulaar) kingdom of Macina?

    Q. What was the Sokoto Caliphate?

    Q. What king is Sunjata Keita famous for desposing?

    Q. What is the name of the Fon counterpart to the Yoruba Sango?

    Q. What language does the word "jazz" derive from?

    Q. What is the kora?

    Q. Dada, the spider, comes from what group's cosmology?



    Thanks to everyone who has taken the quizz.... More to come... if you are enjoying this exercise...

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  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow... I'm shocked there have been no posts to this thread. Oh well, let's keep this alive.

    Q. The ancestors of the Kanuri people came from what Sudanic kingdom?

    Q. In what countries do the Malinke people reside?

    Q. What is Jollof rice?

    Q. The 10th Cavalry were known as what?

    Q. Ose dudu is called what?

    Q. The second principle of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia, means?

    Q. Which Kwanzaa principle speaks about economics in the Black community?

    Q. What country does the Mossi people reside in?

    Q. What is the name of the mathematical instrument founded at the present-day border of Uganda and the Congo?

    Q. Gye nyame means what?

    Q. Who wrote the fictionalized book where a group of escaped Africans organized a "Return to the Way" under the tutelage of Isanusi? And what was the name?

    Q. What is the name of the competent and trained initiate/subscriber of Ifa?

    Q. Allah is a spirit in what African belief system?

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  5. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bro. Blackbird,

    Could you please stop with these mind-boggling questions, because, obviously, no one here - other than you, of course - can answer your questions?

    And if they can answer your questions, they either are taking too long to respond or don't know this thread exists.

    I'd like to hope that it is the former.
     
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    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Bro Mazimtaim,

    I'm not too keen on symbols. What does the above one mean?
     
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    Incidentally, I had started this quiz earlier on this evening, but got to a point where I could go no further because I realized that with these being West African based questions, my East African self was swimming in unfamiliar waters. I present my answers below and with them, one quiz question of my own to you Brother Blackbird,

    What or how did the name ‘Mau Mau’ come about?

    I really don't know the answer; neither do the Mau Maus.


     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sis A., I can only tell you what an elder once told me. I will later research the validity of it, but I was told it means, "watered down bulltet." Do not fret my East African sister, I'm not so swift on East African things as I am on West African ones. I'm learning though. Perhaps you can share with us...

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  10. mazimtaim

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    Brotha, I wouldn't worry about it. I wasn't heard in the Black Indian thread. I am pretty sure that I won't be heard now.

    That's why I posted the link to the movie "The Business of FancyDancing".

    The movie does our conversation. . .in the distinct American Indian style.

    1. What is or is not African?
    1a. What is or is not American Indian?

    2. Do you have to be a traditionalist to be an African?
    2a. Do you have to be a traditionalist to be an American Indian?

    3. What are the day to day experiences of plain ordinary African people?
    3a. What are the day to day experiences of plain ordinary American Indians?

    The parallels don't work in this forum for some reason. Being an African is tied to the past. . .well. . .undoubtly, but it also tied to the present and to the future.

    The conversation never starts because we have looked at things Eurocentrically. We believe that culture starts with traditions and history but not with the people who created the specific traditions and lived the specific history.

    All of this is neither here nor there, in order to have a conversation, folks have to be willing to understand an opposing viewpoint. I thought I was being understood, but that lasted one for one post and one post only,
     
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