Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.

Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question. Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows. It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.

Pages 291 – 297:

The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.

  1. What does Islam have in common with Christianity?
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  3. Who were the Sasanians (or Sassanids) and under whose control did they come?
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  5. When did North Africa come under Muslim control?
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  7. What happened with the shift of the Muslim capital from Damascus to Baghdad?
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  9. In what and how have religious scholars and Sufi masters recently played a crucial role?
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  11. When did the Arabs conquer the Iberian Peninsula?
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  13. When was the period of Arab Spain? (*)
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  15. What is the relation of the Swahili language to Arabic?
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  17. When and from where did the Khoja Isma‘ilis migrate to Africa?
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  19. In what present-day country were the famous cities of Samarkand (Samarqand) and Bukhara?
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  21. Who succeeded the Samanids as rulers of the Middle East in the Eleventh century?
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  23. Who reached the height of their power in the sixteenth century? What was the extent of their power?
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  25. How did the crescent come to be seen as the symbol of Islam?
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  27. After what time are there mosques in the main inland cities of China?
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  29. What is a sure sign of a Muslim neighborhood, even in China?
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  31. By what time was most of India under Muslim rule?
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  33. What happened in India for the first time in the geographical spread of Islam?
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  35. When did Islam first arrive in Southeast Asia?
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  37. What is the largest Muslim Country in the world today?

 

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