Islamic Empires MCQ: Trivia Quiz!

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Islamic Empires MCQ: Trivia Quiz!

What do you know about Islamic Empires? There are five major Islamic Empires. These are called The Ottoman Empire, The Abbasid Caliphate, The Umayyad Caliphate, The Mughal Empire, and The Safavid Empire. Islam was the original religion of the Ottoman Empire. The highest position in Islam, the caliphate, was taken by the Sultan after the Mamluks' defeat, which was founded in Ottoman Caliphate. This quiz will help you to understand Islamic empires. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which area of governance did the influence of the Mongols on the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires prove to be the most problematic?
    • A. 

      Reliance on a central, dominant military leader

    • B. 

      Military tactics dependent upon cavalry and siege

    • C. 

      Independent division of territories as a solution to succession

    • D. 

      Lack of a clearly designated successor to the imperial throne

  • 2. 
    Of the following points, which was NOT a factor that explains future European dominance over the Islamic regions?
    • A. 

      European attempts to build alliances with Islamic partners

    • B. 

      Deeply conservative cultural considerations that led to rejection of innovation

    • C. 

      Failure of agriculture and trade to keep up with the financial demands of administration

    • D. 

      Refusal to improve upon European technology in armaments

  • 3. 
    In which of the following governmental factors were the Mughals and Ottomans most similar?
    • A. 

      The goals and objectives of their founders, Babur and Osman

    • B. 

      In both governments, power was shared by religious and secular leaders

    • C. 

      Rulers were expected to be capable of military command

    • D. 

      Dependence on troops from conquered regions of the empire

  • 4. 
    What factor produced large population increases in Mughal India but was missing in the other empires?
    • A. 

      Increased dependence on American crops as dietary staples

    • B. 

      The incidence of disease declined as nutrition increased

    • C. 

      The infant mortality rate declined due to increased sanitation

    • D. 

      Rulers' concern for the public welfare increased medical facilities

  • 5. 
    Of the following factors, which was the most important in making the world trade network less influential in the Mughal empire?
    • A. 

      Geographic position put the Ottomans and Safavids at the crossroads of global trade

    • B. 

      The Ottoman and Safavid governments actively sought to dominate world trade

    • C. 

      European countries preferred to trade with the Ottomans and Safavids

    • D. 

      The Mughals depended on their huge manufacturing capacity rather than trade

  • 6. 
    To what can one attribute the vast expansion and continued control of Ottoman territories into southern Europe and northern Africa?
    • A. 

      They were following the footsteps of earlier Arab conquerors so the territories adopted easily to the Islamic rule of the Ottomans

    • B. 

      The Ottomans combined a strong military presence with an eye to accommodation of local religious traditions

    • C. 

      The Ottomans inherited the Byzantine lands as well as their effective governmental apparatus that enabled the easy incorporation of new lands into the empire

    • D. 

      The conquered lands were in the position to negotiate extended legal and political rights despite the dominance of the Ottoman military

  • 7. 
    What role did religious tolerance play in the Mughal empire?
    • A. 

      Early rulers showed little interest in conversion but later rulers became so focused on it that they persecuted other religions.

    • B. 

      Early leaders considered their military role as one of the GHAZI or spiritual warriors so they pushed strongly for conversion

    • C. 

      Since Islam had been promoted in India by the Sultanate of Delhi, Mughal leaders were content to allow its continued slow spread

    • D. 

      The Mughal persecution of Buddhists and Hindus in the early era was a constant irritant to the dominant population of Hindus

  • 8. 
    Which of the following best describes a difference between the Ottoman and Mughal dynasties?
    • A. 

      While later Mughal rulers chose to convert Hindus to Islam, the Ottomans did not convert any conquered peoples to Islam

    • B. 

      Ottoman political power depended upon the personal qualities of the ruler while Mughal power rested with the military

    • C. 

      The Ottoman conquerors maintained that they were the epitome of hte spiritual warrior while the Mughal conquerors made no claims to religious motives

    • D. 

      The Mughals rarely allowed women to influence their decisions while the Ottoman emperors regularly consulted with influential women in their harem

  • 9. 
    When comparing the Ottoman empire to the imperial achievements of China, which of the following is the best statement?
    • A. 

      The Ottoman imperial household resembled the imperial households of most Chinese emperors with its intention to meet the administrative and personal goals of the emperor

    • B. 

      The Ottoman emperor ruled solely from a position of military power and prestige while the Ming emperors ruled from a position of divine right

    • C. 

      The Ottoman use of a strong standing army approximates the armies of post Han dynasties as they expanded into other regions of central Asia

    • D. 

      The Ottoman empire in its early years closely resembled the drive and achievements of most Chinese dynasties

  • 10. 
    The Muslim resistance to new ideas and technologies by the eighteenth century is illustrated by the:
    • A. 

      Ottoman ban on the printing press

    • B. 

      Reluctance of Muslims to travel abroad

    • C. 

      Banning of "impious" telescopes

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct

  • 11. 
    Major trade commodities sought by European merchants from the Islamic empires included:
    • A. 

      Coffee and tobacco

    • B. 

      Sugar and rum

    • C. 

      Silks, carpets, and other crafts

    • D. 

      Wheat, rice, and other food staples

  • 12. 
    Politically, all three of the Islamic states began as:
    • A. 

      Oligarchies

    • B. 

      Constitutional monarchies

    • C. 

      Military states

    • D. 

      Tribal councils

  • 13. 
    Shah Abbas revitalized the Safavid regime by all of the following means EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Forging alliances with the Ottomans against Europeans

    • B. 

      Expelling the Portuguese from Hormuz

    • C. 

      Increasing the use of gunpowder weapons

    • D. 

      Promoting trade to other lands

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