AP World Islam Chapter 6 And 7

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  • 1. 

     What was Muhammad's teaching with respect to the revelations of other monotheistic religions?

    • A.

      A) Muhammad accepted the earlier Christian revelations, but rejected completely any influence from Judaism.

    • B.

      B) Muhammad stressed that only his own revelations had merit and that others were works of the devil.

    • C.

      C) Muhammad accepted the earlier Judaic revelations, but rejected completely any influence from Christianity.

    • D.

      D) Muhammad accepted the validity of earlier Christian and Judaic revelations and taught that his own revelations were a final refinement and reformulation of earlier ones.

    Correct Answer
    D. D) Muhammad accepted the validity of earlier Christian and Judaic revelations and taught that his own revelations were a final refinement and reformulation of earlier ones.
    Explanation
    Muhammad's teaching with respect to the revelations of other monotheistic religions was that he accepted the validity of earlier Christian and Judaic revelations. He believed that his own revelations were a final refinement and reformulation of these earlier revelations. This means that Muhammad did not reject or dismiss the teachings of Christianity or Judaism, but rather saw them as part of a continuous spiritual tradition that culminated in his own revelations.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following statements concerning bedouin society is NOT accurate?

    • A.

      A) Bedouin herders lived in kin-related clan groups.

    • B.

      B) Clans were commonly congregated together in larger tribal groupings.

    • C.

      C) Bedouins were rarely found living in urban areas.

    • D.

      D) Bedouins lived in highly mobile tent encampments.

    • E.

      E) Arabian society fostered strong dependence on loyalty and cooperation with kin.

    Correct Answer
    B. B) Clans were commonly congregated together in larger tribal groupings.
    Explanation
    Bedouin herders lived in kin-related clan groups, which means that their social structure was based on family ties and relationships. Bedouins were rarely found living in urban areas, as their lifestyle was centered around nomadic herding and living in tent encampments. Arabian society fostered strong dependence on loyalty and cooperation with kin, as kinship was highly valued. However, the statement that clans were commonly congregated together in larger tribal groupings is not accurate. Bedouin society was organized into smaller clan groups, and while they may have interacted with other clans, they did not commonly form larger tribal groupings.

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  • 3. 

    Where was the capital of the Islamic Kingdom established after 1206 on the Gangetic Plains?

    • A.

      A)Delhi

    • B.

      B) Bombay

    • C.

      C) Madras

    • D.

      D) Kanauj

    • E.

      E) Isoleta

    Correct Answer
    A. A)Delhi
    Explanation
    After the establishment of the Islamic Kingdom in 1206 on the Gangetic Plains, the capital was established in Delhi. Delhi became the political and cultural center of the Islamic Kingdom, and it remained the capital for many dynasties that ruled over the region. The city of Delhi has a rich history and is known for its architectural wonders and historical significance.

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  • 4. 

    What clan was responsible for the foundation of Mecca?

    • A.

      A) Almoravid

    • B.

      B) Turks

    • C.

      C) Umayyad

    • D.

      D) Aghlabid

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Umayyad
    Explanation
    The Umayyad clan was responsible for the foundation of Mecca. They were a powerful and influential Arab clan that played a significant role in the early history of Islam. The Umayyad clan originated from the Quraysh tribe, which was the dominant tribe in Mecca. They established Mecca as a religious and commercial center, and it became the birthplace of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Umayyads held political and religious authority in Mecca and played a crucial role in the spread and development of Islam.

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  • 5. 

    What was al-Mahadi's attitude towards the Shi'is?

    • A.

      A) He viewed them as opponents of his dynasty and attempted to eliminate them.

    • B.

      B) He tried to convince them to live frugally.

    • C.

      C) In order to placate the Shi'as, al-Mahdi lived a pious life of poverty and simplicity.

    • D.

      D) He appealed to the moderate factions of the Shi'as to support the Abbasid dynasty.

    • E.

      E) He accepted the fundamental doctrines of the Shi'as and abdicated.

    Correct Answer
    D. D) He appealed to the moderate factions of the Shi'as to support the Abbasid dynasty.
  • 6. 

    What descendant of a Turkish slave dynasty in Afghanistan led a series of expeditions into India to seize booty in the eleventh century?

    • A.

      A) Muhammad ibn Qasim

    • B.

      B) Muhammad of Ghur

    • C.

      C) Mahmud of Ghazni

    • D.

      E) Hajjaj

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Mahmud of Ghazni
    Explanation
    Mahmud of Ghazni, a descendant of a Turkish slave dynasty in Afghanistan, led a series of expeditions into India in the eleventh century to seize booty. He is known for his military campaigns and his raids on wealthy Hindu temples, which brought him immense wealth and power. Mahmud of Ghazni's expeditions into India had a significant impact on the region, both politically and culturally, and marked the beginning of Muslim rule in India.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following represents a mounting pressure for change in pre-Islamic society?

    • A.

      A) invasion from sub-Saharan Africa

    • B.

      B) population pressure from the sub-Sharan tribes

    • C.

      C) influence of Hindu animism

    • D.

      D) increasing influence of polytheism

    • E.

      E) greater Byzantine and Sasanian control over Arabic tribes of the peninsula and Arabic migration to Mesopotamia

    Correct Answer
    E. E) greater Byzantine and Sasanian control over Arabic tribes of the peninsula and Arabic migration to Mesopotamia
  • 8. 

    What was the nature of the material culture of bedouin society?

    • A.

      A) Although their nomadic lifestyle did not permit the development of monumental architectural forms, the bedouins were skilled painters and sculptors.

    • B.

      B) Mecca was a major center for the development of art and architecture, but the desert bedouin produced little of cultural value.

    • C.

      C) Except in the sedentary agricultural communities of the south, there was little art or architecture; and the chief focus of cultural creativity was oral poetry.

    • D.

      D) The bedouins constructed numerous temple complexes featuring monumental architecture in the form of pyramids.

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Except in the sedentary agricultural communities of the south, there was little art or architecture; and the chief focus of cultural creativity was oral poetry.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C) Except in the sedentary agricultural communities of the south, there was little art or architecture; and the chief focus of cultural creativity was oral poetry. This means that the bedouin society did not have a significant presence of art or architecture, except in the sedentary agricultural communities in the south. Instead, their cultural creativity was mainly expressed through oral poetry.

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  • 9. 

    How did the Muslim Conquerors of Sind treat the Hindu and Buddhists of the region?

    • A.

      A) Hinduism prohibited, Buddhism tolerated

    • B.

      B) Most of the Muslims converted to Hinduism.

    • C.

      C) Hindus and Buddhists were treated as dhimmis or "peoples of the book".

    • D.

      D) Forced conversions of the native population followed the Muslim military successes.

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Hindus and Buddhists were treated as dhimmis or "peoples of the book".
    Explanation
    The Muslim conquerors of Sind treated the Hindu and Buddhists of the region as dhimmis or "peoples of the book". This means that they were allowed to practice their own religions but had to pay a special tax and accept certain restrictions and limitations. This policy of tolerance towards non-Muslims was common during the Muslim conquests and aimed to maintain social order and collect revenue from the conquered populations. It allowed for a level of religious coexistence and cultural diversity within the region.

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  • 10. 

    What was the Umayyad attitude to other religions?

    • A.

      A) The Umayyads displayed tolerance towards the religions of dhimmi peoples.

    • B.

      B) The Umayyads converted to Christianity, but continued to permit the open worship of Islam.

    • C.

      C) Zoroastrians and Hindus were never accepted.

    • D.

      D) Christianity and Judaism were suppressed as heresies, but other communities were permitted to retain their religions.

    Correct Answer
    A. A) The Umayyads displayed tolerance towards the religions of dhimmi peoples.
    Explanation
    The Umayyads displayed tolerance towards the religions of dhimmi peoples. This means that they allowed people of other religions, known as dhimmis, to practice their own faiths. This shows that the Umayyads were accepting of religious diversity and did not force their own religion on others.

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  • 11. 

    How did the administration of al-Rashid set a trend for subsequent Abbasid rulers?

    • A.

      A) He removed all regional governors and established strict absolutism from the court at Baghdad.

    • B.

      B) He made the position of Caliph all-powerful.

    • C.

      C) He divided the empire into a series of states each of which elected representatives to a Caliphal parliament at Baghdad.

    • D.

      D) He was at the outset of his reign heavily dependent on Persian advisors, a practice that became commonplace thereafter.

    • E.

      E) He stressed the importance of piety and simplicity, a position subsequently adopted by his successors.

    Correct Answer
    D. D) He was at the outset of his reign heavily dependent on Persian advisors, a practice that became commonplace thereafter.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D) He was at the outset of his reign heavily dependent on Persian advisors, a practice that became commonplace thereafter. This answer suggests that al-Rashid's reliance on Persian advisors at the beginning of his reign set a trend for subsequent Abbasid rulers. This implies that future rulers also sought the guidance and support of Persian advisors, indicating a continuation of this practice within the Abbasid administration.

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  • 12. 

    How did Islam and Hinduism differ?

    • A.

      A) Islam stressed the egalitarianism of all believers, while Hinduism embraced a caste-based social system.

    • B.

      B) Hinduism stressed the egalitarianism of all believers, while Islam was more rigid in terms of orthodox belief.

    • C.

      C) Hinduism was monotheistic, while Islam was polytheistic.

    • D.

      D) Islam stressed the egalitarianism of all believers, while Hinduism was more rigid in terms of orthodox belief.

    Correct Answer
    A. A) Islam stressed the egalitarianism of all believers, while Hinduism embraced a caste-based social system.
    Explanation
    Islam and Hinduism differed in their approach towards social equality. Islam emphasized the principle of egalitarianism, believing that all believers were equal regardless of their social status. On the other hand, Hinduism embraced a caste-based social system, where individuals were born into specific castes that determined their social standing and privileges. This system created a hierarchy and limited social mobility, contrasting with the egalitarian ideals of Islam.

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  • 13. 

    What was the Umayyad response to Muhammad's migration to Medina and subsequent success there?

    • A.

      A) War broke out between Mecca and Medina resulting in the eventual victory of the Umayyads.

    • B.

      B) Reluctantly but peacefully, the Umayyads were converted to Islam.

    • C.

      C) The Umayyads eagerly converted to Islam.

    • D.

      D) War broke out between Mecca and Medina resulting in the eventual victory of Muhammad and the Medina clans.

    • E.

      E) The Umayyad rulers of Mecca ignored Muhammad as long as he was content to remain in Medina.

    Correct Answer
    D. D) War broke out between Mecca and Medina resulting in the eventual victory of Muhammad and the Medina clans.
    Explanation
    The Umayyad response to Muhammad's migration to Medina and subsequent success there was that war broke out between Mecca and Medina. Eventually, Muhammad and the Medina clans emerged victorious.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following statements concerning women during the Abbasid era is most accurate?

    • A.

      A) No Islamic women engaged in labor.

    • B.

      B) Women often practiced polygamy.

    • C.

      C) Abbasid women had vastly greater freedom than did women in the first century of Islam.

    • D.

      D) Women often married at puberty, set at age nine.

    • E.

      E) Rich women had many career outlets in Islamic cities.

    Correct Answer
    D. D) Women often married at puberty, set at age nine.
  • 15. 

    Under the Umayyads, the political center of Islam shifted to

    • A.

      A) Baghdad.

    • B.

      B) Merv.

    • C.

      C) Damascus.

    • D.

      D) Cairo.

    Correct Answer
    C. C) Damascus.
    Explanation
    Under the Umayyads, the political center of Islam shifted to Damascus. The Umayyad Caliphate, which ruled from 661 to 750, established Damascus as its capital. This shift in the political center was significant as it marked a change from the previous political center of Medina. Damascus became a thriving city under Umayyad rule, serving as the administrative and cultural hub of the Islamic empire. The Umayyads also built impressive architectural structures in Damascus, including the Umayyad Mosque, which further solidified the city's importance in the Islamic world.

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  • 16. 

    What was the impact of the Seljuk conquest of Baghdad on the Abbasid Empire?

    • A.

      A) The imposition of a Christian government in the name of the Abbasid Caliphs temporarily restored order.

    • B.

      B) The Seljuks abandoned the Middle East for further conquests in the Indian subcontinent.

    • C.

      C) It actually restored the ability of the empire to meet the challenges of Egypt and the Byzantine Empire.

    • D.

      D) It left them unprepared to deal with the Mongols.

    • E.

      E) The Empire continued to crumble as a result of the military successes of Fatimid Egypt and the Byzantine Empire.

    Correct Answer
    C. C) It actually restored the ability of the empire to meet the challenges of Egypt and the Byzantine Empire.
    Explanation
    The Seljuk conquest of Baghdad actually restored the ability of the Abbasid Empire to meet the challenges of Egypt and the Byzantine Empire. This implies that the conquest had a positive impact on the empire, strengthening its power and capabilities. It suggests that the Seljuks were able to provide support and resources to the Abbasid Empire, enabling them to effectively confront and face the challenges posed by Egypt and the Byzantine Empire.

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