A Concise Introduction to World Religions 2e: Chapter 5

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Question 1:


a) Iran
b) Indonesia
c) Iraq
d) Saudi Arabia

Question 2:


a) The Umayyads, the Four Caliphs, the ‘Abbasids, the Ottomans
b) The Four Caliphs, the Ottomans, the ‘Abbasids, the Umayyads
c) The Umayyads, the ‘Abbasids, the Four Caliphs, the Ottomans
d) The Four Caliphs, the Umayyads, the ‘Abbasids, the Ottomans

Question 3:


a) Azuriel
b) Michael
c) Raphael
d) Gabriel

Question 4:


a) The Son of God
b) A magician who deserved to be crucified
c) A prophet
d) King of the Jews

Question 5:


a) The Qur’an is believed to contain the revelations of Allah.
b) The Qur’an is assembled in chronological order from Muhammad’s earliest revelations to his last.
c) The Qur’an encourages submission to the will of God.
d) The Qur’an was transmitted by the angel Gabriel.

Question 6:


a) Sunni Islam and Shi’ism differ over whether Muhammad was divine.
b) Christian and Jews living in Islamic lands had to convert to Islam.
c) Abraham and his son Isaac built the Ka’ba in Arabia.
d) All of the above are false.

Question 7:


a) A group that recognizes 12 imams as the only legitimate leaders of Islam
b) A group that recognizes the 12th imam as the only legitimate leader of Islam
c) A group that claims to be the Islamic descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel
d) A group that prays 12 times a day instead of five times

Question 8:


a) An offshoot of Shi’ism that is based on the writings of Abd al-Wahhab
b) A modern movement that seeks to return to traditional Islamic teachings and practices based on the Shari’ah
c) An ideology that promotes conflict with the West
d) An Islamic sect that is noted for its practice of asceticism

Question 9:


a) Persian
b) Arabic
c) Coptic
d) Armenian

Question 10:


a) Ibn Arabi invented the first telescope.
b) Ibn Sina wrote a medical text that was studies throughout Europe for centuries to follow.
c) Numerous Arabic translations of Aristotle were produced, studied, and commented on by Muslim scholars.
d) al-Ghazali wrote an extensive text defending the importance of mystical experience.

Question 11:


a) Muhammad’s birth
b) the date of Muhammad’s first divine revelation
c) the Battle of Badr
d) the emigration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina

Question 12:


a) Ibn ‘Arabi
b) Hasan of Basra
c) Mansur al-Hallaj
d) Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

Question 13:


a) Faith in the eventual return of the Hidden Imam (Mahdi)
b) Belief that Ali should have been Muhammad’s immediate successor
c) Rejection of Islamic jurisprudence
d) Celebration of the life-examples of the Imams

Question 14:


a) The Qur’an
b) The personal reasoning of the scholars
c) The decrees of a Caliph
d) The general consensus of the community

Question 15:


a) Religious freedom in exchange for a poll tax
b) Religious freedom in exchange for conscripted labour
c) Religious persecution and a poll tax
d) Religious persecution and conscripted labour