Know More About Islam - Empires Of East Asia

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Know More About Islam - Empires Of East Asia

The History of East Asia generally encompasses the histories of China, Japan and Korea from prehistoric times to the present. East Asia is not a uniform term and each of its countries has a different national history, but scholars maintain that the region is also characterized by a distinct pattern of historical development Know More About Islam and Empires Of East Asia in this quiz


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  • 1. 
    All of the following were inventions of the Tang and Song dynasties EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Porcelain

    • B. 

      Paper money.

    • C. 

      The microscope.

    • D. 

      The magnetic compass.

  • 2. 
    Membership in a Mongol clan was determined by the members' claim of a common...
    • A. 

      Khanate

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Ancestor

    • D. 

      Way of life.

  • 3. 
    Early groups of humans lived in clans based on kinship. This is a human characteristic because.... 
    • A. 

      Dominic said so.

    • B. 

      It is cross-culturally true.

    • C. 

      Humans need family.

    • D. 

      It is not a human characteristic.

  • 4. 
    What does Islam mean in Arabic?
    • A. 

      "one who has submitted"

    • B. 

      "there is no god but Allah"

    • C. 

      "submission to the will of Allah"

    • D. 

      "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah"

  • 5. 
    Toward what city do Muslims pray? 
    • A. 

      Mecca

    • B. 

      Medina

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Damascus

  • 6. 
    What are the Five Pillars of Islam?
    • A. 

      The various divisions of Islam

    • B. 

      The major duties required of all Muslims

    • C. 

      The times during a day when Muslims must pray

    • D. 

      Muhammad and the four leaders who followed him

  • 7. 
    Who did Muslims consider the "people of the book"?
    • A. 

      The Greeks

    • B. 

      Only Muslims

    • C. 

      Everyone

    • D. 

      Jews and Christians

  • 8. 
    What was NOT true of the Muslim class system?
    • A. 

      Some class mobility existed with conversion to Islam.

    • B. 

      All Muslims were considered first-class citizens.

    • C. 

      Non-Muslims formed the third class.

    • D. 

      The fourth class was composed of slaves.

  • 9. 
    How did Muslim scholars help preserve European culture?
    • A. 

      By halting 100 miles from Paris instead of conquering it

    • B. 

      By exempting European scholars from paying taxes

    • C. 

      By translating works of Aristotle and Plato

    • D. 

      By building the Great Mosque at Córdoba

  • 10. 
    Caliph: Political and religious leader in a Muslim government
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A Jihad is always an "armed struggle" agist Nonbelievers of Islam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Cultural Diffusion is the mixing and blending of cultures, sometimes creating a new culture. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The chronological order of Chinese dynasties was...
    • A. 

      Han ---> Sui ---> Song ---> Tang.

    • B. 

      Han ---> Sui ---> Tang ---> Song.

    • C. 

      Sui ---> Tang ---> Han ---> Song.

    • D. 

      Sui ---> Song ---> Han ---> Tang.

  • 14. 
    The fall of the Tang Dynasty was caused in great part by
    • A. 

      The invention of gunpowder.

    • B. 

      The imposition of heavy taxes.

    • C. 

      The doubling of the Chinese population.

    • D. 

      The restoration of the civil service system.

  • 15. 
    Historically, peoples have tended to move west and south across the steppe mainly for reasons having to do with...
    • A. 

      Terrain

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Waterways

    • D. 

      Technology

  • 16. 
    A pastoralist makes a living by...
    • A. 

      Fighting

    • B. 

      Growing food.

    • C. 

      Trading goods.

    • D. 

      Herding animals.

  • 17. 
    How did Genghis Khan succeed as a conqueror?
    • A. 

      Through brilliant military strategy and organization

    • B. 

      Through conquering only empires that had become weak

    • C. 

      Through dressing his soldiers as warriors of the opposing country

    • D. 

      Through offering people the Mongol Peace if they surrendered

  • 18. 
    A.P.P.A.R.T.S. is... (check ALL that apply)
    • A. 

      A tool for understating Primary Sources

    • B. 

      No fun... Just no fun at all...

    • C. 

      Author, Place & Time, Prior Knowledge, Audience, Reason, The Main Idea, Significance

    • D. 

      A math formula... Shout out to SOG!

  • 19. 
    Calligraphy is a type of what?
    • A. 

      Handwriting

    • B. 

      Mapmaking

    • C. 

      Mathematics

    • D. 

      Scientific measurement

  • 20. 
    What led to internal conflict in Islam after the death of Muhammad?
    • A. 

      On two separate occasions, Muhammad had named different successors.

    • B. 

      Followers could not agree on how to continue his military conquests.

    • C. 

      Some followers were pacifists who did not wish to continue military action.

    • D. 

      Muhammad had neither specified a successor nor indicated how to choose one.

  • 21. 
    What was the main difference between the Sunni and Shi'a branches of Islam?
    • A. 

      The Shi'a did not outwardly oppose Umayyad rule.

    • B. 

      Sunni named their caliphate after Muhammad's daughter.

    • C. 

      Shi'a believed that the caliph needed to be a relative of Muhammad.

    • D. 

      Sunni wanted to return to the elective system of choosing a caliph.

  • 22. 
    How did Muslim scholars help preserve European culture?
    • A. 

      By halting 100 miles from Paris instead of conquering it

    • B. 

      By exempting European scholars from paying taxes

    • C. 

      By translating works of Aristotle and Plato

    • D. 

      By building the Great Mosque at Córdoba

  • 23. 
    The "protected people," or the Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians, were members of which class in the Muslim society?
    • A. 

      Upper

    • B. 

      Second

    • C. 

      Third

    • D. 

      Lowest

  • 24. 
    What did Japanese worshippers combine with Buddhism?
    • A. 

      The Tale of Genji

    • B. 

      Kamikaze

    • C. 

      Shinto

    • D. 

      Amaterasu

  • 25. 
    What created an intelligent, capable governing class in China?
    • A. 

      Wise agricultural advisors

    • B. 

      A highly refined court society that valued art

    • C. 

      The civil service examination system

    • D. 

      The inclusion of women in leadership roles

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