2 - Pretest: The Muslim World and Africa
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Which adjective best describes Islam?
According to Islamic belief, who is the most recent prophet and the founder of Islam?
Which of the following are the two holiest cities in Islam? Select all that apply.
C. Mecca, D. Medina
Muslims fast in memory of which event during the holy month of Ramadan?
C. Muhammad's first revelations from God
How do the Quran and Sharia differ?
C. The Quran is the holy book of Islam; Sharia is a system of laws.
Which condition helped the Umayyads build a large Arab empire?
D. the unifying force of Islam
Which adjective best describes the Islamic caliphate under the Abbasids compared to the caliphate under the Umayyads?
The Muslim taboo against idolatry encouraged the mastery of which art form in Islamic culture?
Muslim scholars launched the study of which field?
Which of the following best describes medicine of the Islamic caliphate?
D. It was highly innovative and professional.
Which people conquered the Byzantine empire and built a powerful Islamic empire in its place?
How did the Ottoman and Safavid empires differ?
B. The Ottomans followed Sunni Islam, and the Safavids followed Shiite Islam.
Which listing correctly ranks the classes of Ottoman society from the top down?
B. men of the sword, men of the pen, men of negotiation, men of husbandry
How did Isfahan become important under Shah Abbas?
B. He built it into a center for art and for the silk trade.
How did the arts grow under Suleiman?
C. Ottoman poets used Persian and Arab models to create Turkish poems.
Which geographic feature limited expansion of civilization in North Africa?
C. Sahara Desert
Which African linguistic group migrated south and east from West Africa, giving rise to new civilizations?
Which of the following was the main method by which Islam spread to North Africa?
B. through Arab conquest
How did change over time to the Sahara affect human migration and settlement?.
B. The Sahara's increasing dryness and spreading desert made relocation necessary.
How did the Nubian kingdom of Meroë become a dominant economic center?
B. It controlled the major trade routes through North Africa.
Which trade goods helped give rise to the West African empires of Mali and Ghana? Select all that apply.
B. gold, D. salt
How did the geography of the East African coast give rise to prosperous city-states?
C. Its location gave it access to important trade routes.
Which statement best describes the overall impact of Muslim merchants on the city of Kumbi Saleh?
D. Muslim merchants and traders made the city a bustling center for commerce.
Where was the demand greatest for salt that North African traders supplied?
B. in tropical and savanna Africa
How did Judaism influence Ethiopia's culture?
D. Some Ethiopians observed some Jewish holidays and dietary laws.
Which aspect of West African culture did the colors and patterns of kente cloth signify?
D. social ranking
What was one purpose of the masks people wore during religious ceremonies of African cultures?
B. to connect with the spiritual forces of the ancestors
What aspect of Roman civilization allowed Christianity to spread in North Africa?
C. its military prowess
How did histories reflect African civilization?
C. by describing the words and actions of African ancestors and past events
Which of the following describe the roles of children in African civilizations? Select all that apply.
A. workers for the family, D. connections of past with future
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