History Chapter 6

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WHAP Chapter 6 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    The religion that arose from the revelations of Muhammad was __________. 
  • 2. 
    The recitations of revelations received by Muhammad were recorded in the __________, the Islamic holy book. 
  • 3. 
    Islam spread first among the __________, nomadic pastoralists of the Arabian peninsula. 
  • 4. 
    The __________ were tribal and clan leaders within bedouin society. 
  • 5. 
    The site of the Ka'ba and original home of Muhammad, __________ was located in the mountainous region along the Red Sea in the Arabian peninsula. 
  • 6. 
    Yathrib or __________ became the refuge of Muhammad after his flight from Mecca. 
  • 7. 
    The tribe that dominated Mecca was the __________. 
  • 8. 
    The clan within the Quraysh that controlled the political and commercial life of Mecca was the __________.
  • 9. 
    One of the most revered shrines in pre-Islamic Arabia, the __________ was eventually incorporated into Islam as a sacred site. 
  • 10. 
    The supreme god of Islam was __________.
  • 11. 
    The Prophet of Islam was __________, whose revelations were recorded in the Quran.
  • 12. 
    The __________ or community of the faithful in Islam transcended old tribal boundaries. 
  • 13. 
    The obligatory religious duties of all Muslims, the __________, were confession of the faith, prayer, fasting during Ramadan, zakat, and hajj. 
  • 14. 
    Once in his lifetime, the devout Muslim must undertake __________, a pilgrimage to worship Allah at the Ka'ba.
  • 15. 
    The __________ was the religious and political leader in Islam following the death of Muhammad. 
  • 16. 
    Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law __________ was the focus for the Shi'ites.
  • 17. 
    __________ was the first Caliph after Muhammad's death.
  • 18. 
    The conflicts following Muhammad's death in 632 that resulted in the defeat of rival prophets were the __________ Wars. 
  • 19. 
    __________ was the concept of Islamic holy war. 
  • 20. 
    The third Caliph, __________, was a member of the Umayyad clan who was murdered. 
  • 21. 
    The forces of Ali and the Umayyads confronted each other at the Battle of __________. 
  • 22. 
    The first Umayyad Caliph after the defeat of Ali was __________.
  • 23. 
    Ali's son Husayn was defeated and killed at __________. 
  • 24. 
    The __________ supported the Umayyads in the dispute over control of the caliphate. 
  • 25. 
    The __________ continued to support descendants of Ali even after the death of Husayn.
  • 26. 
    The capital of the Umayyad empire was at __________. 
  • 27. 
    Non-Arab converts to Islam were called __________. 
  • 28. 
    __________ were literally "people of the book," usually either Christians or Jews.
  • 29. 
    The dynasty that followed the Umayyads was the __________ dynasty.
  • 30. 
    Located in Iraq near the ancient capital of Ctesiphon, __________ was the capital of the Abbasid empire.
  • 31. 
    Initially recruited from the Persian residents of Iraq, the __________ were the chief administrative officers of the Abbasid empire.
  • 32. 
    The wealthy landed elite that emerged in the early decades of the Abbasid rule were the __________.