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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. This section examines ___________ the Prophet Muhammad and looks at how it developed.
(a) The hatred of.
(b) The love for.
(c) The interest in.
(d) The fear of.

2. For what reason did shrines represent a place of relaxation and meditation?
(a) It was quiet in the shrines.
(b) There were no other places for relaxation and meditation.
(c) The gods looked over the shrines.
(d) No fighting was allowed in the areas around them.

3. When pregnant, Muhammad's mother was told something. What was she told?
(a) She was to deliver the lord of the Arabs.
(b) She would die in childbirth.
(c) She was to name her child Muhammad.
(d) She was to have a son.

4. Muhammad founded a Muslim community. Who eventually accepted this?
(a) The Buddhist world.
(b) The Jewish world.
(c) The Christian world.
(d) The Arab world.

5. What does Jahiliyah mean?
(a) The period of ignorance.
(b) The period of understanding.
(c) The period of pain.
(d) The period of sadness.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was monotheism viewed by the Arabians?

2. After reading the Quran, who did Luther feel was the real enemy?

3. The grandfather took the newborn to Ka'aba. What was he told upon his arrival?

4. Why did the Muslim world react this way to The Satanic Verses?

5. What does Armstrong believe that a religion should not be judged on the basis of ?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Armstrong, where do most Western views of Islam stem from? What facts does she give about Islam?

2. How did Muhammad react to his first encounter with the angel Gabriel?

3. Describe Muhammad's role in the creation of the Quran.

4. On what does Armstrong believe a religion should not be judged? Why might she feel this way?

5. How did Muhammad compare to Jesus?

6. What happened regarding Islam in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?

7. Describe the Quraysh tribe.

8. According to Armstrong, on what are most Western views of Islam based?

9. How did the Renaissance help relations between Islam and Christianity?

10. What might happen if more people studied and understood Islam?

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