WH9 Per. 7 Islam and Trade Test


This will need some formatting, and as I pointed out in class some of the questions will need to be replaced.

Islamic Beliefs and 5 Pillars

You need to know the 5 pillars, but not the Arabic words for them. (ed. McLain)



  • What is the meaning of the shahada pillar of Islam?


  1. Declaration of faith
  2. Prayer to the one and only God
  3. Pilgrimage to Mecca
  4. What are the names of the pillars of faith?
  5. Prayer,almsgiving                      
  6. Almsgiving
  7. Fasting
  8.    When you pay your alms tax, who are you benefiting?
  9. The church
  10. Those in poverty
  11. Your children
  12.       What is the religious definition of Islam?
  13. Devotion to the god
  14. Submission to the will of God
  15. The teachings of Muhammad
  16.      Why are the five pillars of Islam important?
  17. To know your family name
  18. Controls their everyday lives
  19. The types of punishment
  20.      Where do Muslims face while offering prayers (Salaah)?
  21. Baitul Muqaddas (Al-Aqsa Mosque Palestine)
  22. Kaaba (Makkah)
  23.  Al-Fateh Mosque (Bahrain)

History of Islam


Q1: What were the the rightly guided caliphs?

  1. Abu-Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali
  2. Muhammad, Abu-Bakr, Ali, and Umar
  3. Muawiya, Uthman, Umar, and Fatimid
  4. Abbasid, Muhammad, Ali, and Umar


Q1B: Why were they rightly guided?

  1. Because they were descended from Muhammad
  2. Because they knew Muhammad and were his close friends
  3. Because they were related to Muhammad
  4. Because the people chose them


Q2: By the end of the rule of the last rightly guided caliphs (by 750), how far did their empire stretch?

  1. All of Arabia
  2. All of Arabia and the Byzantine Empire
  3. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River
  4. From France to Algeria


Q3: What was the difference between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims?

  1. They live in different parts of the world
  2. The Shi’a resisted the Umayyads rule and believed in hereditary leaders, the Sunni accepted the caliphate
  3. The Sunni muslims the Umayyads rule and believed in hereditary leaders, the Shi’a accepted the caliphate
  4. The Shi’a Muslims rejected luxury, the Sunni Muslims did not


Q4: Why did the Abbasid caliphate fail?

  1. They were too cruel to their people
  2. Many rebel groups and Muslim states sprang up without their control
  3. They had limited resources and became poor
  4. Their relationship and trade with Europe lead to many wars


Q5: Why did trade flourish in the Abbasid caliphate?

  1. The Abbasid caliphate had one form of currency
  2. There were many banks throughout the empire
  3. The cities in the empire were very rich, cultured, and interested in discovery
  4. All of above


Q: Why was the Umayyad rule so controversial?

  1. Because they had no male heirs.
  2. Because they were not Muslim.
  3. Because they did not live the simple lives of the other rulers.
  4. All of the above.


Geography of Islam


  1. Islam began in the __________ Peninsula


  1. What city do many muslims make a pilgrimage to?


  1. In which modern day country was Muhammad born?


  1. In which modern day country was the territory: Al-Andalus?


  1. Which of the following modern territories was never a part of the Islamic empire?
  • a. Egypt
  • b. Italy
  • c. Israel
  • d. Portugal




  1. Arabian
  2. Mecca
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Spain
  5. b. Italy

Trade-general ideas and observations about trade and (?)


Which of the following would make something a luxury good?

  1. Easy to transport and high value
  2. Difficult to transport and high value
  3. Easy to transport and lower in value
  4. Difficult to transport and lower in value

Answer: A


Where does the Silk Road go through?


  1. China
  2. Canada
  3. Europe and North Africa
  4. Asia, middle east, and North Africa

Answer: D


True or false: Trade is not mutually beneficial

Answer: False


What did they use to transport goods?

  1. Ships
  2. Wagons
  3. Walking
  4. All of the above

Answer: D


Why do people trade?

  1. They get wealthier
  2. To fill their needs
  3. To get rid of things they have plenty of
  4. All of the above

Answer: D


Trade is voluntary, mutually beneficial

Think about questions about the silk road

Amelie’s Question:

What time period did the silk road thrive?

  1. A) 19th century AD
  2. B) 16th century AD – 19th century AD
  3. C) Around second century BC to the end of the fourteenth century AD
  4. D) Last year


Aya’s question

Which disease was spread through the silk road?

  1. Smallpox
  2. Bubonic plague
  3. Malaria
  4. Measles


Johns Question

Why did traders travel in caravans?

Because traveling alone is a really dangerous way to travel because of bandits or other unsavories that will try to steal your stuff


Rachel’s Question

Where was the Silk Road?

  1. Through eastern Asia
  2. Through southern Africa
  3. It was a huge network of trade routes, not one road
  4. In Europe


Jean’s Question

Which of the following is not true with regard to the silk roads?


B.)because of the silk roads silk material became popular among wealthy Romans

C.)the silk roads also include sea lanes

D.)the silk roads linked much of eurasia and north africa


Salt and Gold



  • What was one main reason that Ghana could trade for many years?


  1. Ghana sat on a gold mine
  2. They had access to salt water
  3. They traded exotic spices


  1. What was the name of the ruler of the Mali Empire?


  1. What allowed Ghana to become part of the trans-Saharan trade network?
  1. Expansion into land between the upper Niger and Senegal rivers
  2. Easier and safer trade routes
  3. They had access to high value goods that were sparse in other countries
  1. What good was not mainly bartered in Ghana?
  1. Ivory
  2. Gold
  3. Horses and slaves
  4. Sugar
  5. Cloth
  1. What was Ancient Ghana originally called? (Multiple correct answers)


  1. Who did Ghana trade with that gained most of the kingdom’s wealth?
  1. Indonesians
  2. Arabs
  3. Nigerians


  1. What prompted Ghana’s capital city (Koumbi) to be invaded?
  1. Difference in beliefs
  2. Jealousy and fear of Ghana’s power
  3. Ghana was on valuable and profitable land


  1. Ghana was eventually absorbed into the _____ empire in 1240 A.D.
  1. Mali
  2. Benin
  3. Songhai



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