Quiz Chapter 4, lesson 2-3 (Islam)
1. Which of the following best describes a standing army?
A. It is made up of foot soldiers.
B. It is the special force that stands guard around the caliph.
C. It is stationed at outposts around the empire.
D. It is maintained both in times of war and of peace.
2. Which of the following was the Abbasid capital?
3. What is the best definition of a golden age?
A. a period of great prosperity
B. a time when gold was used to make weapons and tools
C. a peaceful, happy time in history
D. a time during which a society or culture is at its peak
4. How did the Abbasid use calligraphy?
A. as a weapon
B. as decoration
C. to teach the Qur'an
D. to write poetry
5. Who was Omar Khayyam?
A. an Abbasid caliph
B. a Persian caliph
C. an Arabian doctor
D. a Persian poet
6. Which of the following is the best definition of the term factions?
A. algebra equations
B. historical data
C. true stories
D. opposing groups
7. Which of the following is true of Abd al-Rahman?
A. He was an Abbasid caliph.
B. He was an Umayyad emir.
C. It is the Muslim name for southern Spain.
D. It is a region of the western Muslim empire.
8. What was the capital of Muslim Spain?
9. What role did mercenaries play in Muslim Spain?
A. They were brilliant scholars.
B. They were workshops that produced weapons.
C. They were doctors who discovered new ways to treat diseases.
D. They were paid soldiers who helped put down internal revolts.
10. Which of the following is true of al-Andalus?
A. He was the Umayyad leader.
B. It was the Arabic name for southern Spain.
C. He was a Muslim poet.
D. It was an encyclopedia of geographic knowledge.
11. Which of the following is true of Cordoba?
A. It was the center of trade in the east
B. It was the Abbasid capital city.
C. It was a region of southern Spain.
D. It was a splendid Muslim city in Western Europe.
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