Student Presentations Of Chapter 7

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Student Presentations Of Chapter 7

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes Abbasid Caliph Al-Madhi?
    • A. 

      He became increasingly dissatisfied with a life focused on Material gain

    • B. 

      He faced a challenge from Christian crusaders

    • C. 

      He sent presents to Charlemagne

    • D. 

      He established a taste for luxury and monumental building

  • 2. 
    How many Caliphs do the Shia NOT recognize after Mohammad?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 3. 
    Which of the following in NOT true of Caliph Harun al-Rashid?
    • A. 

      He became heavily dependent on his Persian Advisors

    • B. 

      He was immortalized by his association with

    • C. 

      He received the gift of a war elephant from Charlemagne

    • D. 

      He named one of his sons as his heir

  • 4. 
    Which is the best term for the following description? A house or a section of a house reserved for women members of a Muslim household.
    • A. 

      Concubine

    • B. 

      Consort

    • C. 

      Harem

    • D. 

      Eunuch

  • 5. 
    Choose the phrase that makes the following statement true: "The One Thousand and One Nights"...
    • A. 

      ... is the amount of time Muslims must court prior to marriage

    • B. 

      ... was setin the time of al-Madhi

    • C. 

      ... is also known as Ramadan

    • D. 

      ... relates tales of the courtesans in al-Rashid's reign

  • 6. 
    Which statement best complete the following premise: al-Rashid willed the Empire be divided his between his sons, but ...
    • A. 

      ... al-Rashid's death prompted the first of several full-scale civil wars between al-Amin and al-Ma-mum

    • B. 

      ... the sons were poisoned before they could inherit the kngdom by the mothers of other sons vying for position to the throne

    • C. 

      ... al-Mahdi murdered them and hung their remains from the town's bridge until 3 years later when feeling regret, he took them down for a proper burial

    • D. 

      ... al-Amin murdered his brother and became the sole ruler of the vast Empire

  • 7. 
    \ After examining the map, pick the statement that is depicted in the map.
    • A. 

      Most of the victims of violence have been Hindi

    • B. 

      More Muslim live in the Deccan plain than in the Western Ghats

    • C. 

      Merchant Muslims do NOT outearn their Hindi counterparts

    • D. 

      Very high concentrations of Muslims live near the Bay of Bengal

  • 8. 
    The 4th caliph; the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad who was meant to be the original successor of Muhammad but was too young. Caused warfare between the Sunnis and Shi'a for not punnishing the murderer of the 3rd caliph, Uthman
    • A. 

      Abu Bakr

    • B. 

      Ali

    • C. 

      Axum

    • D. 

      Abbasid

  • 9. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} Sufis
    • A. 

      Mystics within Islam… responsible for expansion of Islam in southeastern Asia

    • B. 

      Nomadic Arabs who originally inhabited desert areas of the Middle East and northern Africa and later began to move to other parts of the region

    • C. 

      King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)

  • 10. 
    Five Pillars refers to ....
    • A. 

      5 Persian Philosophers of Islamic Literature

    • B. 

      5 native languages of the Arabian Peninsula

    • C. 

      5 religious duties of Muslims

    • D. 

      5 religious Islamic shrines in Mecca

  • 11. 
    Christians and Jews who shared the Bible with Muslims, could be taxed by Muslims are called
    • A. 

      Dhimmi

    • B. 

      Umla

    • C. 

      Umma

    • D. 

      Umayyad

  • 12. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} Allah
    • A. 

      Islamic title, used for rulers of the muslim country

    • B. 

      A tower attached to a mosque, used for call to prayer

    • C. 

      Muslim God

    • D. 

      Islamic Law

  • 13. 
    Great trading center where Muhammad fled to and solved their civil war
    • A. 

      Mecca

    • B. 

      Medina

    • C. 

      Damasus

    • D. 

      Najaf

  • 14. 
    From this map we can learn
    • A. 

      How trade led to the spread of Islam

    • B. 

      How Islam Spread in 3 distinct stages

    • C. 

      How a number of trade routes from East Asia to Eastern Europe, one of the trade commodities was silk

    • D. 

      How the Crusades unfolded until the fall of Acre

  • 15. 
    All of the following were the causes for the weaknesses of the later Abbasid Empire except ...
    • A. 

      Imperial Extravagance

    • B. 

      Succession Disputes

    • C. 

      Nomadic Incursions

    • D. 

      Achievements in the Sciences

  • 16. 
    al-Ghazali was...
    • A. 

      ... instrumental in spreading Islam to many Afro-Asian regions.

    • B. 

      ... a great Muslim historian; author of The Muqaddimah.

    • C. 

      ... a brilliant Islamic theologian; attempted to fuse Greek and Quranic traditions.

    • D. 

      ...

  • 17. 
    He was a 7th century north Indian ruler; built a large state that declined after his death in 646.
    • A. 

      Harsha

    • B. 

      Sati

    • C. 

      Shrivijaya

    • D. 

      Malacca

  • 18. 
    To what extent were Muslims successful in converting Indians to Islam?
    • A. 

      Not at all successful

    • B. 

      Somewhat successful

    • C. 

      Very successful

  • 19. 
    Pictured here is the
    • A. 

      Site of the tomb of Alī, the First Imam of Shia's, in Najaf, Iraq.

    • B. 

      In Jerusalem is located opposite the southern courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Muristan

    • C. 

      Believed to stand on the site of an ancient Philistine temple, the site was used by the Byzantines to erect a church in the 5th century, but after the Muslim conquest in the 7th century, it was transformed into a mosque

    • D. 

      Palace of Sadaam Hussein

  • 20. 
    Which of the following was not a reason for the decline of the Abbasid dynasty by the ninth century C.E.?
    • A. 

      The difficulty of moving armies across the great distances of the empi

    • B. 

      The retention of regional identities by the population

    • C. 

      The difficulty of compelling local administrators to obey

    • D. 

      The collapse of the cities

  • 21. 
    What was the rule of succession to the office of caliph during the Abbasid dynasty?
    • A. 

      Degree of relationship to Muhammad

    • B. 

      There was no accepted rule of succession.

    • C. 

      Primogeniture or succession of the oldest son

    • D. 

      Election by the Arabic tribes of Mecca

  • 22. 
    What was the result of the civil wars following the death of al-Rashid?
    • A. 

      The Abbasid dynasty came to an end.

    • B. 

      Private armies were abolished in an attempt to curtail future violence over the succession.

    • C. 

      Candidates for the throne recognized the need to build up personal armies, often of slave soldiers.

    • D. 

      The practice of electing Caliphs in Mecca was once again instituted.

  • 23. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cause of the collapse of the agricultural economy during the Abbasid Caliphate? 
    • A. 

      Failure of the irrigation systems

    • B. 

      Pillaging by mercenary armies

    • C. 

      Decline of the cities leading to falling demand for food supplies

    • D. 

      Spiraling taxationWhat did the Abbasid creation of the harem imply?

  • 24. 
    What did the Abbasid creation of the harem imply? 
    • A. 

      the continued designation of Mecca as a holy place protected by annual truce

    • B. 

      the establishment of long-distance trade with the Indian subcontinent

    • C. 

      the recognition of the Shi'i celebration of the death of Husayn

    • D. 

      the increasing seclusion of women from public life

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements concerning the Crusades is most accurate? 
    • A. 

      Jewish support for the Christian Crusaders guaranteed their victory in the holy land.

    • B. 

      Crusader strongholds in the holy land were held until the eighteenth century.

    • C. 

      The Crusaders were successful only because of the political fragmentation of Islam and the element of surprise

    • D. 

      The Crusaders succeeded because of the overwhelming superiority of western military technology.

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