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Medina Azahara: Quiz


Question 1: As such, the ________ Shia dynasty of North Africa, adorned many buildings and even towns with her name.
Fatimid CaliphateRashidun CaliphateUmayyad CaliphateAbbasid Caliphate

Question 2: In 2005 it was described by the American newspaper ________ as follows:
The New York TimesInternational Herald TribuneThe Boston GlobeThe New York Times Company

Question 3: Artistically, the Medina Azahara played a great role in formulating a distinct Andalusian ________.
Islamic architectureMosqueMuslim historyIslamic art

Question 4: Around 1010, Madinat al-Zahra was sacked during the ________ that led to the dissolution of the Caliphate of Cordoba.
Chemical warfareNaval warfareCivil warMilitary history

Question 5: Al-Zahra is the most common title for the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad's, ________ al-Zahra.
FatimahShia IslamAliImamah (Shi'a doctrine)

Question 6: Many of its features, such as basilical royal reception halls (as contrasted with domed ones in the eastern part of the ________) are here conceived for the first time.
Muslim historyIslamic schools and branchesMuslim worldIslamic Golden Age

Question 7: A female scholar in her own right, her title al-Zahra (the brilliant) was given to the oldest functioning university in the world, the al-Az'har/al-Azhar university in Cairo in AD 968, built by the ________.
Umayyad CaliphateRashidun CaliphateAbbasid CaliphateFatimid Caliphate

Question 8: Fatima is the female progenitor of all Shia Imams after the first, ________, to whom she was married.
AliShia IslamSahabaIslamic schools and branches

Question 9: The city, which flourished for approximately 80 years, had been built by caliph ________ of Córdoba starting between 936 and 940.
ReconquistaAbd-ar-Rahman IIIAl-AndalusAbbasid Caliphate

Question 10: After he had proclaimed himself caliph in 928, establishing the independent ________ Caliphate in the west, he decided to show his subjects and the world his power by building a palace-city 5 km from Córdoba.
Fatimid CaliphateRashidun CaliphateUmayyad CaliphateAbbasid Caliphate


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