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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Describe the Songhai Empire

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The Songhai Empire was known for all of the following EXCEPT

A

persecution of Muslims in the Empire.

B

the leadership of Sunni Ali, who expanded the empire through his skill as a military commander.

C

Askia Muhammad, who set up an efficient tax system and able bureaucracy.

D

its capital at Gao and control of important trade routes in West Africa in the 1400s.

E

its defeat by Moroccan troops with superior weaponry.