Material you should review for the unit exam.
Birth of Islam – Power Point Lecture
5 Pillars of the Islamic Faith Worksheet
Exit/Entrance Pass Questions
Split in Islamic Religion Graphic Organizer
Characteristics of Islamic Civilization
Islamic Rule in India – Guided Reading Questions
**Review Questions on back**
Possible Short Answer Questions:
1. Think back on the general characteristics of empires from our first unit. Why can
the Islamic Empire be considered and “empire?”
2. What would you consider to be the key to Akbar’s (Mughal ruler of India) success
as a ruler?
3. How were the people of western Europe able to come into contact with Islamic
4. How was the Islamic empire split up to maintain control over their territory?
Where, exactly, were the headquarters of each region?
5. How did the power of the Caliph differ form the power of the Byzantine ruler?
6. Aside from one being Christian and the other Islamic, explain how the Islamic
empire differed from the Byzantine empire? Use 3 examples to explain.
7. How was language a unifying force within the Islamic empire?
Change and Rev.
Islam Unit Review Questions
What is the name of the holy book of Islam?
How did the authority of the Caliph differ from the authority of the Byzantine Emperor?
What was the major form of religion in Mecca, before Muhammad returned in 630 AD?
What did Muhammad do for a living, before he had is religious revelations?
List and describe all 5 “pillars of Islam.”
What is often described as the sixth pillar? It means “struggle” in Arabic.
Know the difference between “lesser” and “greater” Jihad.
What town did Muhammad and his followers flee to after they were kicked out of
Who succeeded Muhammad and first took the title of Caliph?
What does “Caliph” mean in Arabic?
What was the Ka’bah in Mecca used for, before it became the holiest site in Islam?
Were Jews and Christians able to worship freely under Islamic rule?
What religion did the Mughal rulers of India practice?
Name the greatest Mughal Emperor.
What helped make this Mughal Emperor’s reign in India so peaceful and productive?
What language is a mix between Persian and Arabic words and Indian language?
What is the name of the Mughal Prince’s monument to his fallen wife?
To which Islamic sect do the majority of Muslims belong?
Where were the three caliphates of the Islamic Empire located?
In which two ways did Islamic influence spread to Europe?
In which city is the Ka’bah located?
How did the authority of the Turkish Sultan differ from the Arab Caliph?
Which group of Islamic warriors conquered Constantinople in 1453?
What restriction does Islam put on works of art?
Which Islamic sect was formed by the followers of Ali?
Within the Islamic Empire minority groups had some ability to govern their own
territories and even levy taxes. What is the name of these territories?