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Islamic literature: Quiz


Question 1: These translations later inspired ________ to write Robinson Crusoe, regarded as the first novel in English.
GlasgowWilliam DampierJonathan SwiftDaniel Defoe

Question 2: ________ (Abubacer) and Ibn al-Nafis were pioneers of the philosophical novel.
Early Islamic philosophyIbn TufailAverroesAvicennism

Question 3: 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 Layla and Majnun to an extent.
Old LatinLatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin

Question 4: Amir Arsalan was also a popular mythical Persian story, which has influenced some modern works of fantasy fiction, such as ________.
History of IranAchaemenid EmpireIranThe Heroic Legend of Arslan

Question 5: ________'s Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran, is a mythical and heroic retelling of Persian history.
FerdowsiAsadi TusiPersian literatureFaramarz nama

Question 6: The most well known fiction from the Islamic world was ________ (Arabian Nights), which was a compilation of many earlier folk tales told by the Persian Queen Scheherazade.
Islamic Golden AgeOne Thousand and One NightsArabic literatureAbbasid Caliphate

Question 7: [9][10][11][12] Philosophus Autodidactus also inspired ________ to write his own philosophical novel set on an island, The Aspiring Naturalist.
Robert BoyleAtheismVacuumChemistry

Question 8: The ________ also had a noticeable influence on the works of George Peele and William Shakespeare.
Berber peopleMoorsSpainAl-Andalus

Question 9: Some of their works featured Moorish characters, such as Peele's The Battle of Alcazar and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Titus Andronicus, and ________, which featured a Moorish Othello as its title character.
King LearMacbethOthelloHamlet

Question 10: These works are said to have been inspired by several Moorish delegations from Morocco to ________ at the beginning of the 17th century.
Caroline eraElizabethan eraEnglish ReformationTudor period


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