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Islamic World.[print questions]

Babur established this empire, but it grew mostly under Emperor Akbar.
a) Ottoman
b) Safavid
c) Mughal

What did Muhammad do when the rulers of Mecca began to threaten to kill him?
a) He built an army and defeated the Meccans.
b) He turned himself in to the rulers to stand judgment.
c) He stopped sharing his beliefs.
d) He fled to the town of Medina and continued his ministry.

Which of the following is an example of cultural diffusion?
a) Indians taught Muslims how to make cotton cloth.
b) Muslims spread the Arabic language and their religion wherever they went.
c) They are all examples of cultural diffusion.
d) Muslim travelers learned how to make paper from the Chinese.

You are a Bedouin tribesman and your family has always moved around for protection and as the seasons changed. What type of lifestyle do you live?
a) sedentary
b) nomadic

What book is the basis for Sunnah, which provides a model for the duties and way of life of expected Muslims?
a) The hadith
b) Shariah Law Books
c) The Koran
d) Five Pillars

What is an Islamic achievement in astronomy?
a) observatories where people could study space
b) both 1 and 3 are correct
c) improvements to the astrolabe
d) the discovery of the North Star

What two forces joined together to invade and conquer Spain in 711 AD?
a) Arabs and Uzbeks
b) Persians and Indians
c) Arabs and Berbers
d) Turks and Ottomans

What was important about Muhammad’s house?
a) It is where he was crowned king.
b) It became the first mosque, or building for Muslim prayer.
c) It is still in perfect condition today.
d) It is where the angel visited him.

What sect of Islam thought that only members of Muhammad’s family could become caliphs?
a) Shia
b) Sunni

What is the name of the system based on Islamic sources and human reason that judges the rightness of actions taken?
a) Shariah Law
b) jihad
c) Hajj
d) Civil law

This city became the capital of the Islamic Empire, was one of the world’s richest cities, and a center of culture and learning:
a) Cordoba
b) Mecca
c) Baghdad
d) Medina

Your family has settled by an oasis so you can farm. What type of lifestyle do you live?
a) nomadic
b) sedentary

If you are calling Muslims to come pray in the mosque, where would you stand?
a) dome
b) tabernacle
c) altar
d) minaret

If you were living on the Arabian Peninsula, where would you go to look for water?
a) mountains
b) coast
c) fertile plains
d) oasis

What Muslim belief is similar to Christianity and Judaism?
a) You must follow Shariah law.
b) You must pray five times a day.
c) Muhammad is the one prophet.
d) There is only one God.

If you are a Muslim who believes that it is your duty to convert people to Islam, what is an extreme way you might try to achieve that goal?
a) Pray for them.
b) Wage jihad, or “holy war”
c) Muslims don’t really care about converting people to Islam.
d) Make friends with them and tell them about Allah.

The Arabian Peninsula lies near the intersection of what three continents?
a) Africa, Asia, and Europe
b) North America, South America, and Australia
c) North America, Europe, and Antarctica
d) Europe, Africa, and Australia

This empire took control of the eastern Mediterranean and parts of Europe until the early 1800’s.
a) Ottoman
b) Safavid
c) Mughal

This empire was a blend of Persian and Muslim traditions and lasted until the mid-1700’s.
a) Ottoman
b) Safavid
c) Mughal

Muslim Turkish warriors took this territory in the mid-1200’s.
a) Ottoman
b) Safavid
c) Mughal

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