Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    {Who?} The _________ Caliphate ruled during the Golden Age of Islam.

    answer choices

    Abbasid

    Byzantine

    Song & Tang

    Mali & Songhai

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
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    {Where?} Which regions of the world did Islam successfully spread to during its Golden Age?

    answer choices

    Middle East ; North Africa ; Central Asia

    Middle East ; North Africa ; The Americas

    Middle East ; Europe ; Central Africa

    The Americas ; Europe ; Central Asia

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    {When?} What time-span best describes the period of the Islamic Golden Age?

    answer choices

    700 - 1258 CE

    2000 BCE - 1 CE

    403 - 1453 CE

    400 - 1400 CE

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    {HOW?} Which of the following choices is NOT a reason why Islam spread so fast and caused a Golden Age where it started (in Arabia & Persia)?

    answer choices

    Commerce & Trade

    Powerful Military

    Tolerance of Jews & Christians if they paid the Jizya tax

    Belief in many gods (polytheism)

  • Question 5
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    True or False? Islam is a monotheistic religion, meaning Muslims (followers of Islam) believe in one God (Allah).

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
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    {Where?} Before its destruction by the Mongol Empire, what city was the capital of the Islamic Caliphate and the center of learning in Arabia & Persia?

    answer choices

    Baghdad

    Mecca

    Constantinople

    Kabul

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
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    According to Arabian historians, why did Baghdad's Tigris River run black with ink and red with blood in 1258 CE?

    answer choices

    books thrown into river ; scientists killed

    scientists killed ; books thrown into river

    mosaics destroyed ; surgeries performed

    Trebuchets built ; Cities destroyed

  • Question 8
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    {How?} The Mongols used trebuchets in order to break through the walls of the capital of the Islamic Caliphate in 1258. What type of weapon is a trebuchet?

    answer choices

    Catapult / Siege Engine

    Calvary

    Melee Infantry

    Ranged Infantry

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    ASTRONOMY: What invention allowed Muslim scientists to measure one's position on the planet as well as the position of various stars in the universe?

    answer choices

    Astrolabe

    Compass

    Seismometer

    Steel

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    Calligraphy describes the art of beautiful ___________________.

    answer choices

    Handwriting

    Bookbinding

    Map-making

    Pottery-making

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
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    Arabians learned about chess from Persians, but Persians learned about chess from ______________.

    answer choices

    Indians

    Americans

    Europeans

    the Chinese

  • Question 12
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    Navigation: Using astrolabes to measure locations, Muslim scholars created __________, a book of maps of the world.

    answer choices

    an atlas

    a scrapbook

    a stele (writing on stone pillar)

    a film

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Geometric & Floral Design: Muslim architects tried to recreate the geometry of nature in their buildings. The most ornate geometric designs appear in Muslim holy places of worship, called ________.

    answer choices

    Mosques

    Temples

    Churches

    Synagogues

  • Question 14
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    Wells & Irrigation: Muslim engineers turned dry ground into fertile soil by building dams, aqueducts, and underground wells. These buildings were built to move _________.

    answer choices

    water

    cement

    fertilizer

    trade goods

  • Question 15
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    Bookmaking: Arabs & Persians learned about paper-making & book-binding from the _____________.

    answer choices

    Chinese

    Europeans

    Byzantines

    West African Kingdoms

  • Question 16
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    Mathematics: The word ______________ has an Arabic word root.

    answer choices

    Algebra

    Mathematics

    Geometry

    Optometry

  • Question 17
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    Medicine: Muslim doctors established ____________ and crafted __________ like scalpels and medical scissors.

    answer choices

    hospitals ; tools

    mosques ; weapons

    schools ; books

    military bases ; pharmaceuticals

  • Question 18
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    Zoology: Baghdad featured a large _______ where animals were surveyed and studied.

    answer choices

    Zoo

    School

    Library

    Constantinople

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
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    Although a powerful military is often required for a Golden Age to begin, the achievements of a Golden Age are overwhelmingly ________________.

    answer choices

    Peaceful, Artistic, & Scientific

    Warlike

    Useless to the Modern World

    Artistic, but not Scientific

  • Question 20
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    A caliph (a ruler of the Islamic Caliphate), named Harun al-Rashid, funded the construction of the "House of Wisdom" in Baghdad where scientists from all over the world could meet to share their research. What modern-day place best describes the "House of Wisdom?"

    answer choices

    University

    Coffee Shop / Bar

    Congress

    Market / Shopping Mall

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