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Islamic Golden Age: Quiz


Question 1: It is a tragic story of undying love much like the later Romeo and Juliet, which was itself said to have been inspired by a ________ version of Layli and Majnun to an extent.
LatinVulgar LatinOld LatinRoman Empire

Question 2: It deals with various science fiction elements such as spontaneous generation, futurology, the end of the world and doomsday, resurrection, and the ________.

Question 3: Another influential philosopher who had a significant influence on modern philosophy was ________.
Early Islamic philosophyIbn TufailAverroesAvicennism

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Ibn al-Shatir's model for the appearances of Mercury, showing the multiplication of epicycles using the Tusi-couple, thus eliminating the Ptolemaic eccentrics and equant.
  An illustration of patterned Girih tiles, found in Islamic architecture dating back over five centuries ago. These featured the first quasicrystal patterns and self-similar fractal quasicrystalline tilings.
  The Arabic four-stringed oud was the ancestor of the lute and guitar.
  A manuscript written during the Abbasid Era.

Question 5: Even prior to Islam's presence, the city of Mecca served as a center of trade in ________.
AsiaWestern AsiaArabian PeninsulaMiddle East

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  a Mughal girl with Parrot, scene from the Tuti-Nâma-Manuscript.
  Barley, oats, and some products made from them
  The programmable automata of al-Jazari.
  Barley, oats, and some products made from them

Question 7: A major innovation of this period was ________ – originally a secret tightly guarded by the Chinese.
Fourdrinier machinePapermakingPulp (paper)Paper

Question 8: The traditional view of ________ was that it was chiefly a preserver and transmitter of ancient knowledge.
Science in medieval IslamMedicine in medieval IslamIslamic Golden AgeScience in the Middle Ages

Question 9: By the 10th century, Cordoba had 700 mosques, 60,000 palaces, and 70 ________, the largest of which had 600,000 books.
Islamic Golden AgeItalyAbbasid CaliphateLibrary

Question 10: A wide range of Islamic writings on love, poetry, ________ and philosophical theology show that medieval Islamic thought was open to the humanistic ideas of individualism, occasional secularism, skepticism and liberalism.
Geologic time scaleHistoryPeriodizationTime

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