Islamic History And Civilization! Trivia Facts And Questions Quiz

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Islamic History And Civilization! Trivia Facts And Questions Quiz

After Christianity, Islam is the most practiced religion in the world, and they stem their belief in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. There are a lot of ways that one can learn about Islam, and this is done through different religious lessons. Below is the complete Islamic history and civilization trivia facts and questions quiz to help you review what you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of the Five Pillars of Islam is called the Shahada, which means
    • A. 

      Confession - "There is one God Yahweh and Muhammad is his Prophet"

    • B. 

      Jihad - You must make one trip to Mecca in Your Life

    • C. 

      Confession -"there is one God Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet"

    • D. 

      Confession - You must pray five time daily

  • 2. 
    The Muslim Holy Book is called the
    • A. 

      Jihad

    • B. 

      Qu'ran

    • C. 

      Sharia

    • D. 

      Sunni

  • 3. 
    Caliph means
    • A. 

      Holy War

    • B. 

      Prayer

    • C. 

      Successor

    • D. 

      Humility

  • 4. 
    Muhammad lived from
    • A. 

      670-710

    • B. 

      570-650

    • C. 

      570-632

    • D. 

      590-622

  • 5. 
    Kaya Maghau is connected with the
    • A. 

      Bantu Empire

    • B. 

      Ghana Empire

    • C. 

      Mali Empire

    • D. 

      Songhai Empire

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not one of the Five Pillars of the Muslim faith?
    • A. 

      The Shahada

    • B. 

      Prayer five times daily facing Medina

    • C. 

      Giving Alms to the poor

    • D. 

      Fasting

    • E. 

      Pilgrimage to Mecca once in your life if affordable

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The Sharia

    • B. 

      Prayer five times a day facing Mecca

    • C. 

      Giving alms to the poor

    • D. 

      Fasting

    • E. 

      Pilgrimage to Mecca once in your life if affordable

  • 8. 
    The still existing and powerful minority secy of Oslam that emerged after Muhammad's death is...
    • A. 

      Sunni

    • B. 

      Shahadic

    • C. 

      Sephardic

    • D. 

      Shi'ite

    • E. 

      Jihadic

  • 9. 
    Mansa Musa is known for which of the following...
    • A. 

      Defeating the ' white' Berbers to the North around 700ad

    • B. 

      Propagating Islam in his kingdom

    • C. 

      Acknowledged by European cartographers

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 10. 
    Bantu is to africa as
    • A. 

      Geography is to Africa

    • B. 

      Agriculture is to Islam

    • C. 

      Semitic is to the middle East

    • D. 

      Gold is to Isam

    • E. 

      Gold is to Africa

  • 11. 
    The two major Bantu migrations moved
    • A. 

      East to west and due south into the rain forest

    • B. 

      East to west and due north, skirting the Sahara to the east

    • C. 

      West to east and due south into the rain forest

    • D. 

      West to east and due north into the rain forest

  • 12. 
    A major source for Mongol history is...
    • A. 

      Tales of the Genji

    • B. 

      The Monogol Diaries

    • C. 

      The Secret History of the Mongols

    • D. 

      Tales of the Mongols

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    The Carolingian Renaisance has primarily to do with
    • A. 

      New forms of architecture contributing to new fortifications

    • B. 

      New social alliances based on common Latin

    • C. 

      Copying of ancient texts

    • D. 

      Rise humanism and the arts

  • 14. 
    A hybrid form of Buddhism emerging from Japanese culture resulted in the in the
    • A. 

      Shogunate

    • B. 

      The Henian period

    • C. 

      The samurai warrior class with the code of the Bushido

    • D. 

      TheShogunate warrior class with the code of the Bushido

    • E. 

      The Samurai warrior class with the code of the kamikaze

  • 15. 
    Though he was involved in all the points listed below, according to the video in class Chinggis Khan's lasting influence in world history grew when he discovered...
    • A. 

      Techniques of horsemanship mixed with warfare

    • B. 

      Brutal devastation

    • C. 

      He found his new lands contained a major east-west trading route

    • D. 

      Defeating Islamic armies

  • 16. 
    Kamikaze means
    • A. 

      Divine Wind, and had to do with the emergence of the Samurai class

    • B. 

      Bushido, and had to do wit the rise of the Shogunate in 1281 ad

    • C. 

      Divine Wind, and had to do with the Mongol Invasions of 1281 ad

    • D. 

      Divine Wind, and had to do with the Mongol Invasions of 610 ad

    • E. 

      Divine wind, and had to do with the raise of the Shogunate in 610 ad

  • 17. 
    The initial emergence of a new European order was found in the
    • A. 

      Merovingian empire led by Charlemagne

    • B. 

      Merovingian empire led by Clovis

    • C. 

      Carolingian empire led by Clovis

    • D. 

      Carolingian empire led by Charlemagne

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    An important factor in Charlemagne's political control was the untilization of
    • A. 

      New Weapons

    • B. 

      Democratization of his nobles, giving them say in his rule

    • C. 

      Missi Dominici who were knights and brutal enforcers

    • D. 

      Missi Dominici who were bureaucratic inspectors who kept accounts

  • 19. 
    Feudal society was rooted in
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Trade routes

    • C. 

      Land

    • D. 

      Military strength

  • 20. 
    Monasticism emerged after
    • A. 

      Clovis's conversion

    • B. 

      Constantine's conversion

    • C. 

      Charlemagne's imposed his rule of faith

    • D. 

      The death of Constantine

  • 21. 
    Feudalism gained prominence in large part to
    • A. 

      Invasions from Vikings

    • B. 

      Invasions or threats from Islam

    • C. 

      Invasions from the east by Maygars

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      A, B, & C

  • 22. 
    Monasticism
    • A. 

      Remained a rural and essentially unimportant factor in European culture

    • B. 

      Played a role in the spiritual heritage of Europe only

    • C. 

      Played a role in the eduational, relgious, and economic development of Europe

    • D. 

      Died out after Charlemage

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Umar

    • B. 

      Abu Bakr

    • C. 

      Saladin

    • D. 

      A & B

    • E. 

      None of the above because Ali is only "rightly guided" caliph accepted by all Muslims

  • 24. 
    The Muslim Holy book is called Jihad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Mansa Musa was a great leader of the Ghana Empire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The Muslim Holy Book is called the Qur'an.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Muhammad was a reclusive philsopher who lived most his life in the desert outside Mecca.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Mansa Musa Converted to Islam and made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
    • A. 

      TRue

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Samurai Warriors emerged from a mixture of militarism and Hinduism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The Shogun refers to the most powerful Japanese military leader.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Bushido is the root language of Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Kubilai Khan successfully conquered Japan and initiated the reign of the Shogun.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The Samuria emerged during the time Japanese history called the Heian Period.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The great Zimbabwe was a kingdom located in South Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Chinggis Khan's name means "Brutal Warrior".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Chinggis Khan means " Universal Ruler".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    The key source for knowledge of Chinggis Khan is called " The Secret History of the Mongols".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Feudualism was akey factor for the survival of western Christian culture during the Viking Raids.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Clovis was a King who converted to Christianity, connected with the Merovingian Dynasty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Ethiopa's conversion to Christanity led to recorded documents making it the first black African society to be studied from written records.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Swahili is a Bantu language heavily influenced by Arabic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Great Zimbabwe, like empires of Ghana, Mali, and Sangha, rested on Gold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Charlemagne was agreat figure in the Carolingian empire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Alcuin was a prominent figure in the Merovingian renaissance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Alcuin was a key person in the carolingian Renaissance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    The Carolingian Renaissance primarily had to do with copying ancient texts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False