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Islamic Empires / Spread of Islam: Question 1 of 5
A major feature of the Golden Age of Moslem culture was the
  1. political and economic isolation of the Arab world
  2. development of the foundations of modern science and mathematics
  3. adoption of democratic government
  4. persecution of Jews and Christians

Correct Answer Number: 2

Explanation: The Arab World contributed greatly to modern science and mathematics during the Golden Age of Islam.


Islamic Empires / Spread of Islam: Question 2 of 5
Which factor helps explain the scientific and literary achievements of the Muslims during their Golden Age (A.D. 800-1300)?
  1. expansion of trans-Atlantic trade
  2. innovations introduced by the Europeans during the Renaissance
  3. cultural diversity accepted by many Islamic governments
  4. legal equality of all people in the Islamic empire

Correct Answer Number: 3

Explanation: As Islam expanded, many governments in newly conquered areas recognized the rights of Arab and non-Arab Muslims as well as those of Jews and Christians.


Islamic Empires / Spread of Islam: Question 3 of 5
Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca in the 1300’s is evidence that
  1. the Crusades had a great influence on western Africa
  2. most African leaders were educated in the Middle East
  3. European culture was superior to the cultures of western Africa
  4. Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire

Correct Answer Number: 4

Explanation: Mansa Musa was fulfilling one of the Five Pillars of Islam by making a pilgrimage from Mali to Mecca. This indicates that Islam had a major influence on the Mali Empire, because one of its greatest rulers was a practicing Muslim.


Islamic Empires / Spread of Islam: Question 4 of 5
Which activity occurred during the Golden Age of Muslim culture?
  1. destruction of books containing Greek and Roman ideas
  2. beginning of pilgrimages to Mecca
  3. opposition to freedom of thought and to foreign ideas by rulers
  4. major discoveries in mathematics and science

Correct Answer Number: 4

Explanation: The Arab World contributed greatly to modern science and mathematics during the Golden Age of Islam.


Islamic Empires / Spread of Islam: Question 5 of 5
The contributions of the Golden Age of Islamic civilization include
  1. advances in mathematics
  2. irrigation systems
  3. polytheistic beliefs
  4. gunpowder and guns

Correct Answer Number: 1

Explanation: The Arab World contributed greatly to modern science and mathematics during the Golden Age of Islam.




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