- The Kaaba is a sanctuary located in Mecca (in modern __ ).
C. Saudi Arabia
- The religion known as Islam originated with which of the following peoples?
C. Bedouin Arabs
- Which of the following is a content of the Kaaba?
B. a meteorite
- Which of the following describes Muhammad’s lifelong career?
D. caravan driver
- What event marks year one of the Islamic calendar?
B. the hijra to Medina
- When Muhammad emigrated to Medina, the journey was known as
D. the hijra
- The word “Muslim” means
B. those who submit.
- The holy scripture of Islam is called which of the following?
B. the Qur’an
- Which of the following is NOT one of the Five Pillars of Islam?
C. fasting every Friday
- The word “Islam” means
D. submission to God’s will.
- The Qur’an reveals
D. the nature of God and the inevitability of judgment and resurrection.
- The maximum number of wives allowed to Islamic men is which of the following?
- The text suggests that a large advantage of Islam in spreading throughout the world has been its
- The true meaning of jihad is
A. drive toward spiritual and religious perfection.
- What is the basis for the Muslim religious practice?
C. the Five Pillars
- The all-embracing code of ethical conduct is called the
- Islamic spiritual supervision lies partly in the hands of prayer leaders called
- To what is the initial spread of Islam attributed?
B. religious, political, economic, and military goals were allied
- Contributions to the West attributed to Islam are
D. all of the choices are correct. (hospitals, algebra, and Greek manuscripts)
- Muhammad’s designated successor was which of the following?
D. Muhammad left no designated successor.
- The early attempts of Islam to penetrate the European continent
B. were repelled by Charles Martel and by fortifications at Constantinople.
- What was one of the main contributions that facilitated the learning of the Renaissance?
A. Aristotle’s works on logic and natural philosophy
- Dominant themes in Islamic poetry include
C. strongly erotic romantic love.
- Which of the following cities served as the Islamic capital during the religion’s “golden era” of the eighth and ninth centuries?
- Ancient Islamic scholars preserved which of the following throughout the Middle Ages?
B. hundreds of Greek manuscripts
- Sufi poetry is known for
A. its intuitive, non-rational dimensions of religious experience.
- Unique to Arabic literature was
C. rhyming prose.
- Which Islamic movement is famous for its mystic and visionary poetry, music, and dance?
- The Thousand and One Nights has remained popular; it contains stories filled with
B. fantasy and spicy romance.
- Of the following terms, which one is not part of Islamic architecture?
- For the devout Muslim, music was
A. a forbidden pleasure.