World Religions Today - Chapter 5

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Question 1:


a) Zoroastrian
b) Abrahamic
c) Assyrian
d) Carolingian

Question 2:


a) the first convert to Islam, a follower of Muhammad
b) the husband of Muhammad’s daughter and a community leader
c) the brother of Isaac and forebear of the Islamic nation
d) the slave freed by Abraham when he heard the word of God

Question 3:


a) 1.2 million
b) 125, 000
c) 600,000
d) 950,000

Question 4:


a) 3 million
b) 400,000
c) 5, 500,000
d) 1.5 million

Question 5:


a) belong to a faith community
b) live in a community governed by Islamic law.
c) Both A and B.
d) None of the above.

Question 6:


a) a building that housed the idols of hundreds of tribal gods
b) the place where Muhammad was born
c) the well that Hagar and Ishmael were guided to by God
d) the parliamentary seat of the Meccan government

Question 7:


a) bravery in the face of danger
b) respect for ones parents
c) fear of God
d) moral responsibility to the community

Question 8:


a) 33 CE
b) 570 CE
c) 1008 CE
d) 487 CE

Question 9:


a) the proper relationship between Muslim and non-Muslim communities
b) the rights and duties of an Islamic government
c) the theological faults of the previously dominant pagan religions
d) the conditions under which victory or defeat in battle could be declared

Question 10:


a) disagreement over the way to treat non-Muslims
b) disagreement over the role of women in the new Islamic governments
c) disagreement over the appropriate successor to Muhammad
d) disagreement over the direction in which a Muslim should face while praying

Question 11:


a) Abu Hassan
b) Ali
c) Abu Bakr
d) Al Farrabi

Question 12:


a) dress and behave modestly
b) speak to men from behind a partition
c) cover their hair and their legs down to the ankle-bone
d) speak to men only with the permission of a male family member

Question 13:


a) Zakat
b) Ijma
c) Islah
d) Tajdid

Question 14:


a) World War II
b) The Six-Day War
c) The Yugoslavian Conflict
d) The Iran-Iraq war

Question 15:


a) struggle
b) consolation
c) war
d) uprising

Question 16:


a) Force
b) Diplomacy
c) Force and Diplomacy
d) None of the above.

Question 17:


a) 75 to 25
b) 35 to 65
c) 85 to 15
d) 95 to 5

Question 18:


a) Fasting
b) Prayer
c) Zakat
d) Ijma

Question 19:


a) Iran
b) Syria
c) Egypt
d) Saudi Arabia

Question 20:


a) demanding the admission of women into universities
b) asserting the right of individuals to interpret doctrine contextually
c) authorizing the translation of the Quran into foreign languages
d) requiring new standards for the training of imams in religious schools

Question 21:


a) the creation of an Islamic system of government was a divine command
b) the Quran required Muslims to live under the laws of the countries in which they resided
c) Islam does not provide a basis for violent action
d) the modernist reinterpretations of Muslim doctrine would help create a vibrant and dynamic Muslim Rennaissance

Question 22:


a) only civil processes are governed by Islamic law
b) educational systems are based on Islamic guidelines
c) the majority of the population is Muslim
d) Islam is the official state religion.

Question 23:


a) Muslims must return to the Quran and Prophet, by introducing Islamic laws in place of Western laws.
b) The religious practices of Islam are essential to its spirit, and must not be altered or re-interpreted.
c) The failures of Muslim societies were caused by departures from the path of Islam.
d) Modern development must be guided by Islamic values rather that the values of Westernism and secularism.

Question 24:


a) the International Union of Mujahadeen
b) the Muslim Brotherhood
c) the World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders
d) the Association of the Faithful and Willing

Question 25:


a) Non-combatants cannot be targeted.
b) Surrender is prohibited under all circumstances.
c) The use of violence must be proportional.
d) Only a ruler or head of state can declare jihad.

Question 26:


a) Offering development aid to the disadvantaged
b) Built libraries and other institutions
c) Both A and B.
d) Neither of the above.

Question 27:


a) a means for men to oppress and restrict women
b) a way for women to assert their religious identity
c) a bulwark against modern concern with the body
d) All of the above.

Question 28:


a) Nation of Islam
b) American Muslim Mission
c) Black Muslims
d) Muslim Nation

Question 29:


a) The restoration of the caliphate
b) The status of women
c) The status of non-Muslims
d) The compatibility of Islam and democracy

Question 30:


a) the history of Ottoman/Greek relations in the Mediterranean.
b) the Arabic language.
c) the causes of pre-modern and modern reform movements
d) the structure and nature of Islamic legal practices.

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b) False

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