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Alaouite dynasty: Quiz


Question 1: In 1659, the last Saˤdī sultan was overthrown in the conquest of ________ by Mulay r-Rshid (1664-1672).

Question 2: When Morocco supported the Algerian independence movement of the Emir ________, it was heavily defeated by the French in 1844 at the Battle of Isly and made to abandon its support.
DamascusAbd al-QadirFrench AlgeriaBerber people

Question 3: The Alaouite family claim descent from ________ through the line of Fāṭimah az-Zahrah, Muhammad's daughter, and her husband, the Fourth Caliph ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib.

Question 4: Under the protectorate (1912-1956) the infrastructure was invested in heavily in order to link the cities of the ________ coast to the hinterland, thus creating a single economic area for Morocco.
Arctic OceanPacific OceanIndian OceanAtlantic Ocean

Question 5: They were hoping that, as he was a descendant of Muhammad, his presence would help to improve their ________ crops thanks to his barakah "blessing", an Arabic term meaning a sense of divine presence or charisma.
Orange (fruit)IraqPhoenix dactyliferaJordan

Question 6: Because the Alaouites, in contrast to previous dynasties, did not have the support of a single Berber or ________ tribe, Isma'īl controlled Morocco through an army of black slaves, the Black Guard.
EgyptBedouinJordanSaudi Arabia

Question 7: At the same time the Rif area of northern ________ submitted to Spain.
JordanSaudi ArabiaMoroccoUnited Arab Emirates

Question 8: The name Alaouite comes from the ‘Alī of its founder Moulay Ali Cherif who became ________ of Tafilalt in 1631.


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