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Chapter 11: Islamic Civilization
      
  1.Before Muhammad's revelation, Makkah was ____________  
  a.   a crossroads of commerce.  
  b.   a well-to-do community.  
  c.   the site of a holy shrine for idols.  
  d.   all of the above  
      
  2.The merchants of Makkah rejected Muhammad's message mainly because ____________  
  a.   they feared the city's economy would be ruined.  
  b.   he said that the rich should share their wealth.  
  c.   he stated there was only one God.  
  d.   he said that God would punish evil-doers.  
      
  3.The Five Pillars of Islam do NOT include ____________  
  a.   prayer.  
  b.   honoring parents.  
  c.   almsgiving.  
  d.   fasting.  
      
  4.The annual pilgrimage to Makkah is called the ____________  
  a.   mosque.  
  b.   imam.  
  c.   hajj.  
  d.   sheikh.  
      
  5.The Rightly Guided Caliphs ____________  
  a.   were the first four who followed Muhammad.  
  b.   sought to protect and spread Islam.  
  c.   attacked the Byzantine and Persian Empires.  
  d.   all of the above  
      
  6.The division within Islam resulted in ____________  
  a.   the conquest of Spain by Umayyad warriors.  
  b.   the murders of two of Muhammad's successors.  
  c.   the loss of Syria and Persia from the Islamic Empire.  
  d.   all of the above  
      
  7.The new city the Abbasids built to be the focus of their dynasty was ____________  
  a.   Bukhara.  
  b.   Baghdad.  
  c.   Tashkent.  
  d.   Damascus.  
      
  8.Bazaars were ____________  
  a.   the places in which Muslims prayed five times a day.  
  b.   theological schools in which students studied Islam.  
  c.   the marketplaces in which Muslim merchants sold their goods.  
  d.   courtyards with fountains and gardens.  
      
  9.The use of arabesques to decorate books and other things developed mainly because of ____________  
  a.   religious prohibitions against making images of living creatures.  
  b.   Islamic interest in geometry.  
  c.   the influence of intricate Persian designs in carpets.  
  d.   the delight Muslims took in garden flowers and plants.  
      
  10.Moses Maimonides was ____________  
  a.   a physician and Jewish scholar in North Africa.  
  b.   a major contributor to an important work on Jewish law.  
  c.   the philosopher who wrote The Guide of the Perplexed.  
  d.   all of the above  

 






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