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119) Though an astronomer and one of the greatest mathematicians of the Islamic civilization, the Persian Omar-al Khayyam was much more famous as a poet. A.True B.False 120) The first stage of Sufism appeared in pious circles as a reaction against the worldliness of
6.Arabic words derived from a root are linked to their original meaning TRUE 7.Arabic has 2 kinds of sentences, verbal and nominal TRUE 8.Arabic today faces challenges (page 17 from reading). all of the above 9.Arabic was largely spoken before and after the advert of Islam TRUE 10.22 countries have Arabic as the official language 11.Arabic is a Semitic language and it belongs to the north Arabian family 12.Arabic has been subject to foreign languages (Persian, Greek, Assyrian) TRUE 13.Arabic is looked at as having at least 2 varieties, Fus’ha and colloquial TRUE 14.MSA means modern standard Arabic 15.Diglossia is the coexistence of Fus’ha and aamiya TRUE 16.Argument that language had to be modernized by adopting colloquial to modernize the Arabic world. This did not work. 17.Persian and Turkish belong to the same group of languages as Arabic and Hebrew 18.MSA is used in books and media 19.Many expressions introduced by translation can be hardly felt as foreign TRUE 20.New words, expressions, and structures were introduced by translation 21.Islam unified Arabic TRUE 22.Classical Arabic remained the official literary language till the fall of Baghdad or after the mongols in the 13thcentury 23.English scholars learned Arabic because it was very important in the same way they learned English FALSE 24.English scholars learned Arabic because it was very important the same way they learned latin TRUE