WH9 Islam and Trade Test, 3rd Period

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


Group 1: Islamic beliefs, 5 pillars


Which of the following answers is not one of the islamic 5 pillars of faith?

  1.  Profession of faith : “ There is no God but God.”


  1.  Prayer. Muslims are to pray five times a day.              


  1.  Charity. Muslims are to give money or goods to the needy.


  1. Equality. Muslims are to treat everyone as equals.


  1.  Fasting. Muslims are to fast during a period called Ramadan.


  1.   Pilgrimage. Muslims hope do this at least once in there life. It is a journey to house of Allah in Mecca.    


  1.  Who do muslims pray/worship to?
  1. Muhammed     b. Allah      c. Caliphs    d. Abu Bakr


  1. What is the holy book for muslims?
  1. Vedas  b. New Testament   c. Quran  d. Torah


  1. Sunni muslims believe : that shi’a have a distorted the meaning of the various passages in the Quran. True or False.


Group 2: History of Islam


1) Mohammed lived in the ______ century.


2) Who were the rightly guided caliphs

  1. Abu Bakr, Muhammad, Ali
  2. Muhammad, Uthman, Aladdin
  3. Abu Bakr, Ali, Uthman, Umar
  4. Umar, Muhammad, Ali, Abu Bakr


3)  What was the difference between the rightly guided caliphs and later leaders?

  1. The rightly guided caliphs were “Gods”
  2. The rightly guided caliphs were all related to Muhammad
  3. The rightly guided caliphs were all brother’s
  4. The rightly guided caliphs spread the empire


4)  What changes did the Umayyads make during their rule?

  1. Caused a divide between the Sunni and Shi’a
  2. Overthrew the Abbasid dynasty
  3. Moved the capital from Mecca to Damascus
  4. Both a & c
  5. Both a & b


5) What was the original reason for why the Sunni and Shi’a split, and what did they each believe?


  1. Leadership – the Sunni believed that Muhammad wanted Abu Bakr to be the next successor. Whereas the Shi’a believed that Ali was chosen by Muhammad.


  1.      b)  Meaning of the Qur’an – the Sunni believed that the Qur’an was just a story with no significance whereas the Shi’a believed that the Qur’an should shape the way Muslims lived their lives.


  1.      c) If the rightly guided caliphs were rightly chosen – the Shi’a believed that the rightly guided caliphs were rightly chosen wheraes the Sunni believed that the rightly guided caliphs were not.


Group 3: Geography of Islam


  1. Where did Islam originate?
    1. Mecca
    2. Medina
    3. Islamabad
    4. Baghdad


  1. Where did the prophet go after he and his followers were kicked out of Mecca.


  1. Where is Mecca?
    1. Ukraine
    2. Saudi Arabia
    3. Israel
    4. Jordan
  1. What’s the most populous Muslim country?
    1. Saudi Arabia
    2. Iraq
    3. Indonesia
    4. Malaysia
  1. Where was Muhammad born?
    1. Istanbul
    2. Mecca
    3. Constantinople
    4. Baghdad


Q1.) What is the easiest thing to trade


  1. Ideas and thoughts


  1. Luxury goods


  1. Food


  1. Textiles


Q2.) What is the main difference between luxury goods and public goods?


  1. Public goods are in high demand and can not be shared whereas luxury goods are nonexcludable and shareable


  1. Public goods are nonexcludable and shareable whereas luxury goods are in high in demand and can not be shared


  1. Public goods tend to be small whereas luxury goods tend to be big


D.There is no difference between them


Q3.) What does it tell you about a trade route if they only trade luxury goods?


  1. The trade route is short
  2. The trade route is over water
  3. The trade route is long
  4. The trade route is international


Q4.) What is the most important thing that makes an item valuable on a trade route


A .The demand or need for the product


  1. Price of the product in other City/Countries


  1. How people decide to use the item


  1. Quality of the item


Q5.) What did they use to transport goods?


  1. In bags


  1. On boats


  1. In wagons


  1. All of the above


Q6.) What was Ghana’s main trade items


  1. Salt and Silver


  1. Gold and Salt


  1. Silver and Spices


  1. Gold and Spices

Period 3, G5, The Silk Road

1)Name 3 things that were traded on the silk road.


2)How did traders travel on the Silk Road?

A-Horses, Donkeys, Camels

B-Wagons, Chariot, Cows

C-Caravan, Camels, Ships

D-All of the above


3) Terminals of the silk road




Test Question: Eric, Hailey, Sashank, Michael, Charlotte


Question 1: What were Ghana’s two ”big” goods? Which good is from where?


  • Salt and Silk __________________
  • Gold and Tobacco __________________
  • Slaves and Salt __________________
  • Gold and Salt __________________



Question 2: How were goods traded in Ghana?


  • The Wangarans traded salt for gold with the Arabs.
  • The Wangarans traded gold for salt with the Arabs.
  • The Wangarans traded gold for slaves with the Arabs.
  • The Arabs traded slaves for gold with the Wangarans.



Question 3: How did the large amount of incoming traders help the city of Ghana?


  • They were robbed by the soldiers.
  • They were taxed based on the value of the goods they carried.
  • Their goods were robbed and sold on the black market.
  • They were captured and sold as slaves.



Question 4: What empire absorbed Ghana?


  • Rome Empire
  • Greek Empire
  • Mali Empire
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Islamic Empire



Question 5: If a person was accused for a crime what did they do to see if they did the crime.


  • Decapitation
  • Drank boiling water
  • Burned at the stake
  • Drank sour water mixed with wood
  • Being eaten alive



Question 6: When the person who was accused of a crime drank the nasty concoction how did they know the person was guilty?


  • They swallowed it.
  • They spit it out.
  • They gargled it.
  • They peed it .



Question 7: Why is salt as valuable as gold?


  • It preserves food.
  • It tastes better.
  • It was from far away.



Question 8: What is Ghana’s real name?


  • Wagadugu
  • Wandu
  • Ghana
  • Senegal



Question 9: What was the advantage of Ghana’s geographical location


  • It was a coastal city helping trade.
  • It was dangerous because it is surrounded by evil spirits.
  • It was a mediator between the Arabs and Wangarans.
  • It had deserts around it, so enemies would have difficulty getting to the city.



Question 10: Who came to Ghana and Why?


  • Tourists because Ghana was a great sightseeing place.
  • Pilgrims because it was a great Islamic city.
  • Traders because it was a trading destination.
  • Salty People because there was lots of salt .




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