WH - Ch 9, Lesson 2: The Arab Empire And The Caliphates Question Preview (ID: 59582)


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Within ten years of the unification under Abū Bakr, ___________________ had been added to the Arab Empire.
a) Egypt
b) Italy
c) the German Empire
d) Sardinia

Muslim soldiers were highly motivated to fight because
a) the amount they were paid was based on the courage they displayed in battle.
b) the families of fallen soldiers were guaranteed to receive food and shelter for the rest of their lives.
c) the wealth of the people they conquered was distributed evenly among the victorious Arab soldiers.
d) they believed they were assured a place in paradise if they died for Islam in battle. 3

What happened to Ali, Muhammad's son-in-law?
a) He became caliph but was assassinated five years later.
b) He ruled the Arab Empire for thirty years following Abū Bakr's death.
c) He was imprisoned after protesting the treatment of Jews in the Arab Empire.
d) He was killed while attempting to overthrow Abū Bakr.

As the Arab Empire expanded, Christians and Jews in the conquered territories were
a) allowed to practice their religions.
b) enslaved.
c) executed.
d) given all the same rights and privileges as Muslims.

As caliph, General Mu'āwiyah became known for
a) being a weak commander of the army.
b) brutally oppressing the citizens of the Arab Empire.
c) never using force against opponents.
d) using force only when absolutely necessary.

Under Umayyad rule, Arab and Berber forces captured and made most of ___________________ into a Muslim state.
a) England
b) France
c) Greece
d) Spain

During the Umayyad dynasty, what effect did the expansion of the empire have on Arab culture?
a) The influence of North African art changed the architecture of Islamic temples.
b) People of the Arab Empire were influenced by Byzantine and Persian cultures.
c) Persian culture, including painting, sculpture, and poetry, was almost totally destroyed.
d) Religious art and architecture in the Byzantine Empire were replaced by Islamic art and architecture.

How were the Abbasids different from the Umayyads in their view of the ideal citizens of the Islamic world?
a) The Abbasids believed that scientists were the ideal citizens, while the Umayyads valued artists the most.
b) The Abbasids felt that military leaders were more important than religious leaders, while the Umayyads felt that everyone was
c) he Abbasids valued religious leaders much more than the Umayyads did.
d) The Abbasids viewed merchants, judges, and government officials as ideal citizens, while the Umayyads viewed warriors as idea

Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid caliph, was known for his
a) brutal oppression of non-Arab Muslims.
b) charity and support of artists and writers.
c) disregard for the problems of citizens who lived in poverty.
d) suppression of trade between the Islamic world and Europe.

What divided the Muslim Empire in 973?
a) The breakdown of trade among the Arab territories.
b) he capture of Baghdad by a Turkish leader.
c) The establishment of a new dynasty in Egypt.
d) The shortage of qualified Arabs for key military positions.

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