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The Spread of Islam
Which leader unified Arabia into a Muslim state through battle?
After Muhammad's death, the title given to Islam's highest leaders was?
Which is the best prediction of what might have happened if the Berbers had kept fighting the Muslims?
Muslim rule would have spread more slowly in North Africa
Muslim merchants could trade with people in many different areas because. . .
Arabia was at a crossroads location
Why did the Abbasids reorganize the government?
To make it easier to rule their large region
Which of the following areas was NOT conquered by the Muslims during the 600s?
Tolerance was. . .
the Muslim practice of accepting other people's religious beliefs
Which of the following did the Arabs copy from the Persians?
their form of government bureaucracy
In what way were Corboda and Baghdad similar?
They were both centers of culture and learning.
What can you infer about how the scholars at Corboda university influenced the spread of Islam?
They helped it by translating writings produced in the Muslim world.
What was the most important factor in the spread of Islam from the 600s to the 1600s?
conquering all the non-Muslims
The exchange of beliefs and customs between the Muslims and the people they conquered causes. . .
their cultures to blend
In what way did the practice of tolerance affect the Jewish people of Cordoba?
They were able to contribute to the city's cultural growth.
In what way were the effects of trade and tolerance on the Muslim world similar?
They both allowed other cultures to influence the Muslim world.
slave soldiers in the Ottoman army.
Which Ottoman leader became known was the "the Conqueror"?
During Suleyman I's rule, the Ottoman Empire
took control of the Eastern Mediterranean and parts of Europe.
Which of the following best describes the Ottoman Empire between 1453 and 1566?
It greatly expanded its power and territories
"I am committed to this action; God and the Immaculate Imams are with me, and I fear no one." In the above passage, Esma'il is referring to his
decision to make Shiism the official religion of his empire
What was the most important difference between the Sunni and the Shia?
The Shia thought that caliphs had to be related to Muhammad
The leader of the Safavid Empire was called the
Which of the following best summarizes 'Abbas's influence on the Safavid economy?
He helped it by encouraging the manufacture of traditional products.
Akbar's tolerant religious policy helped
to unify the Mughal Empire
Which of the following best describes how the Ottoman Empire and the Mughal Empire were similar?
it greatly expanded its power and territory
Which of the following is true of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires?
They tried to expand their territory through warfare
After failing to establish an empire in Central Asia, where did Babur succeed in 1526?
Which of the following was the key reason the Mughal Empire collapsed?
Its tolerant religious policies were changed and the people revolted
In terms of importance to the spread of knowledge in the Islamic world, which would you rank first?
The scholars all understood Arabic
Arab scholars used the astrolabe
to figure out their location on earth
Who wrote a medical encyclopedia that was translated into Latin and widely used throughout Europe?
Muslim calligraphy was a combination of
art and literature
What significant geographical discovery did al-Idrisi make?
Land did not go all the way around the Indian Ocean
Al-Khwarizmi's book about al-jabr was significant because it was the
foundation for modern algebra
discovered how to diagnose and treat smallpox
The Sufism movement was a reaction against
the interest of Muslims in worldly things
Minarets were used to
call Muslims to prayer
In what way did the mosques change as the Muslim world grew richer?
They became more elaborately decorated
Who was one of the most famous Sufi poets?
Which of the following is true of Muslim art, architecture, and science?
They were all influenced in some way by the Muslim religion
Which of the following was not true of Muslim calligraphy?
It was used in captions for paintings