Islam Stearns Chapter 6

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Islam Stearns Chapter 6

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Muslims believe there is only one god.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Jesus, Moses and Abraham are respected as prophets of God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The "Hadith" refers to ____________________________________.
    • A. 

      The sayings and deeds of Muhammad.

    • B. 

      Pilgrimage to Mecca.

    • C. 

      Muhammad's migration from Mecca to Medina in 622,

    • D. 

      Tax in Islamic empires that was imposed on non-Muslims.

  • 4. 
    Islamic term for the "community of the faithful."
    • A. 

      Sakk

    • B. 

      Qadis

    • C. 

      Umma

    • D. 

      Ulama

    • E. 

      Shari'a

  • 5. 
    The nature of the society into which the prophet Muhammad was born was
    • A. 

      An urban-based culture with small manufacturing.

    • B. 

      A pastoral society with many camels.

    • C. 

      An agricultural society dominated by warriors.

    • D. 

      A society made up largely of nomads and merchants.

    • E. 

      A society based on maritime trade

  • 6. 
    Muhammad experienced profound spiritual revelations that led him to believe that
    • A. 

      He was chosen by Allah to create a new religion.

    • B. 

      He was the last prophet of Allah

    • C. 

      Judaism and Christianity were major offenses to Allah.

    • D. 

      Allah was one of many gods.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    The Quran ...
    • A. 

      Were priests who watched over the Ka'ba

    • B. 

      Was Muhammed's journey to Yathrib

    • C. 

      Is the holy book of Islam

    • D. 

      Were Islamic scholarly bureaucrats

    • E. 

      Was written by Muhammed

  • 8. 
    Under pressure from authorities in Mecca, Muhammad and his followers fled to Medina in 622. Muslims call this move
    • A. 

      The umma.

    • B. 

      The hijra.

    • C. 

      Yathrib.

    • D. 

      The hajj.

    • E. 

      The Ka'ba.

  • 9. 
    The Five Pillars are to Muslims as
    • A. 

      The hadith is to Muslims.

    • B. 

      The Noble Eightfold Path is to Buddhists.

    • C. 

      The four Vedas are to the Aryans.

    • D. 

      The book of Genesis is to Christians.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    The Umayyad dynasty was founded by
    • A. 

      The Shias

    • B. 

      The Sunnis.

    • C. 

      Abu al-Abbas.

    • D. 

      Abu Bakr.

    • E. 

      The Shaykhs

  • 11. 
    The word Islam means
    • A. 

      Arabia.

    • B. 

      One who has submitted.

    • C. 

      Submission.

    • D. 

      The god.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is true of the early caliphs?
    • A. 

      The early caliphs quickly rejected many of Muhammad’s teachings.

    • B. 

      The caliph was strictly a political leader, not a religious one.

    • C. 

      The early caliphs were unanimously agreed upon by the umma.

    • D. 

      The early caliphs concentrated on religious doctrine, not expansion.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following actions was not taken by the Umayyad caliphs?
    • A. 

      They showed great favor to the Arab military aristocracy.

    • B. 

      They maintained their simple lifestyle even in the capital of Damascus.

    • C. 

      They levied a special head tax called jizya on non-Muslims.

    • D. 

      They temporarily solved the problem of succession to the caliphate.

    • E. 

      They became more and more lax in their attitudes toward Islamic doctrine.

  • 14. 
    Differing from the Umayyad caliphs, the Abbasid rulers ...
    • A. 

      Were from the Shia sect.

    • B. 

      Did not allow the Arabs to play a large role in government.

    • C. 

      Paid more attention to administration rather than expansion of the empire.

    • D. 

      Moved the capital to Mecca.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    During Abbasid times, the Arabs learned from China the technique of making ...
    • A. 

      Fine silk.

    • B. 

      Wood block prints.

    • C. 

      Gunpowder and cannons.

    • D. 

      Paper.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was not a right of Islamic women?
    • A. 

      They could legally inherit property and divorce husbands.

    • B. 

      They could engage in business ventures.

    • C. 

      They were equal to men before Allah, not the property of the men.

    • D. 

      They could take up to four husbands, just as a man could take up to four wives.

    • E. 

      None of the above is true.

  • 17. 
    The veiling of women as a social custom was ...
    • A. 

      Not specifically addressed in the Quran.

    • B. 

      Practiced long before Muhammad was born.

    • C. 

      Adopted from Byzantine and Sasanid societies by Muslims.

    • D. 

      Originally practiced by upper-class women.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    The hajj
    • A. 

      Is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

    • B. 

      Helped to unite Muslims from disparate parts of the world

    • C. 

      Ends at the Ka'ba in Mecca.

    • D. 

      Contributed to the spread of Islamic beliefs and values.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not correct in describing cultural influences on Islam?
    • A. 

      Persian literature deeply influenced Islamic literary works.

    • B. 

      Indian numerals had a profound influence on the development of mathematical thinking among Muslims.

    • C. 

      The caliphs adopted Persian ideas of kingship

    • D. 

      Greek rational reasoning had a long-lasting influence on the theological development of Islam.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    "Traditionalists," the most popular branch of Islam; _______________ believe in the legitimacy of the early caliphs.
    • A. 

      Sharia

    • B. 

      Sunni

    • C. 

      Shi'ites

  • 21. 
    Nomadic Arabic tribespeople are called ___________________.
    • A. 

      Dhimmis

    • B. 

      Zakats

    • C. 

      Bedouin

  • 22. 
    Muhammad fled to ___________, where he slowly built a large following.
    • A. 

      Medina

    • B. 

      Mecca

    • C. 

      Damascus

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