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Unformatted text preview: WEEK SEVEN QUIZ Due 5—13—2011 Please be sure to check off only one response. Student's Name 1.) What did the proclamation of Clu'istianity and Zoroastrianism as official faiths symbolize?
A III it foreshadowed the dominance of monotheism B D it foreshadowed the dominance of polytheism C D it indicated the decline of the Byzantine Empire D it marked the emergence of religion as an instrument of politics 2.) In the Muslim view, Judaism and Clu'istianity were ? A El heretical B V negligent in preserving God's word C III only politically useful D D equal in value to Islam 3.) Why did Muslims change the direction of their prayer from Jerusalem to Mecca? A they did so to differentiate between themselves and the Jews of Medina B D it was a political move C III it was a compromise so that Muhammad and his followers could return to Mecca D El they never changed, they had always been directed toward Mecca 4.) The suprenlacy of the Medinan state was based on A El familial connections B D military power C [I wealth D common faith in a single god 5.) Which of the following is not one of the 'Five Pillars' of Islam?
A El prayer ﬁve times a day B jihad C [I fasting during the month of Ralnadan D |:| making pilgrimage to Mecca 6.) Which of the following best describes the Arab Muslims' relationship to their subject peoples? A El they required all subjects to convert and would use force if necessary B there was an extensive missionary effort to encourage conversion
C El only Jews and Christians were required to convert D Arabs were a minority, and they had no incentive to promote cohesive missionary movements 7.) W’hich of the following did not contribute to the decline of the Umayyad dynasty?
A III cosmopolitan attitudes B D a strong centralized religious organization C their ban on trade since this caused economic hardship D El they were seen by pious Muslims as an immoral family 3.) As Islam developed, it A Dremained untouched by outside influences B D evolved but relnained untouched by outside inﬂuences
C D was changed dramatically by local customs D absorbed many 'small traditions', within the 'great tradition‘ of Islam 9. ) The practice of secluding and veiling women A has its roots in Byzantine and Sassanid times B has it roots in the Quran
C III has its roots in the hadith D D has its roots in one of the 'small traditions' 10.) The hadith A El was based on a military lief system B was controlled by a slave—ofﬁcier elite
C provided a valuable supplement to the lQuran D III is a book of the Quran 11.) Islamic religious scholars were known as
A III rabbis
C [I umrna D |:| caliphs 12.) The use of Turkic slaves as a standing army was A El useless B effective and cheap C effective but costly D [I a point of contention with traditional warriors Submit Answers | Back to Readings | ...
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- Spring '11
- Islam, Mecca, Qur'an, El familial connections