Type
Crossword
Description

Belief in only one god Monotheism
belief in multiple gods polytheism
Hebrew escape from Egyptian slavery Exodus
Holy text of Judaism Torah
Jewish place of worship Synagogue
Founder and prophet of Islam Muhammad
Arabic word for god Allah
Writing system and language of Islam Arabic
Holy text of Islam Quran
Muslim place of worship Mosque
Materials that come from the earth such as diamonds and metals Raw materials
Large desert in West Africa Sahara
Founder of monotheistic religion Abraham
Prophet that led the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery Moses
Holy text of Christianity Bible
Islamic holy city Mecca
Great king of Mali that is known for spreading Islam through West Africa/ Also wealthiest man that ever lived Mansa Musa
Founder of the Songhai Empire Sunni Ali

African Empires Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Weapons used by the Moroccan army Guns
Desert in Western and Northern Africa Sahara
Founder of the Songhai Empire Sunniali
Most famous ruler of the Songhai Empire Askiathegreat
Invaders of the Mali Empire Almoravids
Founders of the Ghana Empire Soninke
Invaders of the Ghana Empire Almoravids
City that Mansa Musa traveled to Mecca
Greatest leader of the Ghana Empire Tunkamanin
Weapons used by the Songhai Empire Spears
Founder of the Mali Empire Sundiata
Buildings built by Mansa Musa Libraries
Important city in West Africa Timbuktu
Greatest ruler of the Mali Empire Mansa Musa
Trade item in West Africa Gold
Country which conquered Songhai Morocco
Trade item in West Africa Salt
Useful in the desert; 25 miles without water Camel

World Religions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The major religion of India Hinduism
Founder of Buddism Siddhartha Guatama
The holy book for Judaism Torah
Holy book of Christianity Bible
Holy book of Islam Quran
Began in Palistine around 2000 BC Judaism
Prophet of Islam Muhammad
Many Gods Polytheistic
One God Monotheism
Belief Jesus is the son of God Christianity
Belief in Islam FivePillars
To be reborn reincarnation
Eightfold Path to Enlightenment is found in this religion Buddhism
Four Noble ____________ Truths
A social class system found in India Castesystem

African Trading Empires Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

what is Africas biggest desert in the north Sahara
what was the third and final trading kingdom in West Africa songhai
Ghana was known as..... Land of Gold
what is the journey only taken for religious reasons pilgrimage
Who was the ruler or king of Mali Mansa Musa
Ghana was rich in gold but they lacked....... salt
The camels became known as..... ship of the desert
How did Mali and Ghana gain their wealth......... trading
What was the religion of the Arab traders.... Islam
A city in the Arabian peninsula that is holy to Muslims. Mansa Musa visted here . Mecca
Who traveled to China Marco Polo

African Trading Empires Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Where was Mansa Musa born? Mali
What was the earliest trading kingdom in africa? Ghana
What part of Africa was the Sahara desert in? North
What was the third and final trading kingdom in Africa? Songhai
what animal did they use to cross the sahara desert? CAMEL
What was the religion of the Arab traders? Islam
What were the people called that tried to steal items from the traders? bandits
What were two items that Ghana and Mali traded? Gold and Salt
what were the people called that followed the islam religion? muslims
What was a tool that the traders used to travel? astrolabe
What year did Mali reach its peak as an empire? early 1300s

African Trading Empires Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who was the king of Mali Mansa Musa
Which kingdom of West Africa thrived in 1300 Mali
Which instrument was used to help sailors find their location Astrolabe
What is a journey taken for religious reasons called Pilgramage
What was North Africa's huge desert Sahara
What was the first trading kindom in Africa Ghana
What is a group of traders traveling together called Caravan
What was the last trading kingdom in Africa Songhai
What was the city that was holy to Muslims Mecca
What was the trading city that was used for Muslim teaching Timbuktu
Ghana had lost of gold but lacked what Salt
What was the religion of the Arab traders Islam
Who did the Astrolabe help Sailors

Africa Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

this kingdom stretched from the Atlantic to Lake Chad songhai
large body of water that seperates Europe from Africa mediterranan
according to the ancient Greeks this word meant not cold aphrike
these animals are known as the ships of the desert camels
largest desert located in Africa sahara
country between Egypt and Algeria libya
kingdom had over 200,000 soldiers ghana
island nation on the east coast of Africa madagascar
2nd largest continent africa
another name for grasslands savannah
worth it's weight in gold salt
means hello in swahili jamba
religion in african kingdom of Axum christianity
city in Mali that was the center of learning timbukutu
powerful ruler of Mali mansa musa
city that Mansa Musa travelled to for his hajj Mecca
kingdom of Songhai extended from the Atlantic to lake Chad
Songhi trading center that was located on the Niger river Gao
ocean on the east coast of Africa Indian
African kingdoms became wealthy because of trade

World Religions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Founder of Christianity Jesus
Founder of Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama
Founder of Islam Muhammad
Led Jews out of Egypt in the Exodus Moses
Founder of Judaism Abraham
Islamic name for god Allah
Many forms of one god; only polytheistic religion Hinduism
Ten commandments are the moral and religious code Judaism
Q'uran/ Koran Islam
one Islamic holy city Mecca
New Testament Christianity
Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path Buddhism
Holy Book for Christians Bible
Spread Buddhism to Asia Asoka
Knowledge that all thoughts and actions result in future consequences Karma
another word for pilgrimage;____ to mecca hajj
Belief there is no supernatural Atheism
Worship of nature spirits Animism
Does not worship any god Non-theistic
Belief in one god Monotheism
Belief in more than one god Polytheism
Life and teachings of Jesus New Testament
Another name for Old Testament Torah
Judaism god Yahweh
Holy book of Hinduism Vedas
Rebirth based upon karma Reincarnation
Where Islam originated Middle East
Where HInduism originated and is found now India
Where Judaism is found now Israel
Another name for Judaism god Jehovah
Another holy city of Islam Medina

West African Kingdoms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What religion did the Muslim merchants spread? Islam
What did the Moroccans have that the Songhai soldiers didn't? guns
What city was a center of Muslim learning in Mali? Timbuktu
Africans needed salt in their _____. diet
What precious metal was a popular trading source? gold
Where did Mansa Musa make the pilgrimage? Mecca
How many camels carried gold on Mansa Musa's pilgrimage? eighty
What kingdom was the largest in western Africa? Songhai
What was a powerful king called in the kingdom of Mali? Mansa
What is the largest desert in Africa and the world? Sahara
What is the longest river in the world? Nile
Who was in charge of keeping African history alive by oral storytelling? griots
Who was the Mali king known as the "Lion Prince"? Sundiata Keita
Nearly all trade came through this kingdom. Ghana
Sunni Ali was the leader of ________. Songhai
Which people's migration helped spread culture across medieval Africa? Bantu
What society was a mixture of African and Muslim culture? Swahili
What was the earliest known form of African art? rock painting
In west Africa most people lived in large, extended ____. families
Which geographic zone in Africa runs through the equator? Rain Forest
Tracing ancestry through the mother is known as ______. matrilineal
In Ghana, the throne passed to the king's _____. nephew
Who was the leader of Songhai during its "Golden Age"? Muhammad Ture
True or False - Mansa Musa let his people practice their own religion? True
Who was the Moroccan lawyer who wrote about Mansa Musa's pilgrimage? Ibn Battuta

Religion crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a religion founded by Abraham and Holy text is the Torah Judaism
a religion founded by Jesus and Holy text is the Bible Christianity
a religion founded by Muhammad and Holy text is the Qur'an Islam
followers of Judaism Jews
followers of Islam who believe you have to be a descendent of Muhammad Shiamuslims
followers of Islam who believe you do not have to be a descendent of Muhammad Sunni muslims
founder of Islam Muhhamad
founder of christianity Jesus
founder of Judaism Abraham
a group of people who believe in one God and have unique customs Religiousgroup
Holy text of Judaism Torah
a community made up of people who share common cultural backgrounds Ethnicgroup
Holy text of Christianity Bible
Holy text of Islam Quran
an ethnic group that speaks arabic and practices Islam Arabs
an ethnic group in SWA that speaks kurdish Kurds
an ethnic group in SWA that speaks farsi and practices Islam Persians
a holiday for Jews when Moses freed them from slavery Theexodus
The Jews believe he wrote the 10 Commandments Moses
a holiday Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christmas
a month when Muslims fast during the day Ramadan
a Christian holiday when Jesus rose from the dead Easter
a wall that is honored by Muslims because they believe it was built by Abraham Kaaba
a Holy city for all three religions Jerusalem
a place of worship for Jews Synagogue
A place of worship for Muslims Mosque
A place of worship for christians Churches
rules for Muslims fivepillars
symbol of Judaism Star of david

Religions of SWA Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Belief in one God. (All three religions believe this) Monotheism
Largest religion in the world Christianity
Christianity is based on the teachings of this man. Jesus
Spiritual text of Christians, believed to be inspired by God. Bible
Followers of the religion of Islam. Muslims
Arabic for "God" Allah
The holy book of Islam Quran
The prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad
The "Five ________" are central to Islamic beliefs. Pillars
Most Muslims are __________. Sunni
Oldest of the monotheistic religions. Judaism
The sacred book of Judaism Torah
The holiest city in Judaism. Jerusalem
What Muslims do during the month of Ramadan. Fast
A religious pilgrimage in Islam to their holy city Mecca Hajj
Believe that the rulers of Islam should descend from Mohammed. Shia
Most traditional sect (branch) of Judaism. Orthodox