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Mosque of Uqba: Quiz


Question 1: Under the Aghlabids, the fame of the Mosque of Uqba and of the other holy sites at ________ helped the city to develop and repopulate little by little.
SousseEl DjemKairouanTunis

Question 2: Near to the centre of the courtyard, there is a rainwater collector, which filters the water before allowing it to pass into the cistern located underneath the courtyard, and a ________.
Time zoneSundialSolar timeLongitude

Question 3: The Great Mosque of Kairouan is certainly one of the most impressive and largest islamic monuments in ________ [2], its perimeter is almost equal to 415 metres (1,361 feet).
EuropeNorth AfricaMiddle EastMaghreb

Question 4: In addition to its spiritual prestige [3], the Mosque of Uqba is universally reputed as a masterpiece of both architecture and ________.
Islamic artMuslim worldMuslim historyIslamic Golden Age

Question 5: The mosque's minaret, which was begun by the ________ governor Bishr Ibn Safouan around 725 and completed by the Aghlabid sovereigns in the 9th century, is the oldest standing minaret in the world.
Fatimid CaliphateRashidun CaliphateUmayyad CaliphateAbbasid Caliphate

Question 6: The mosque takes the form of an irregular quadrilateral, which is wider on the side of the main entrance (138 metres) than on the opposite side (128 metres) and thinner on the side of the ________ (71 metres) than on the opposite side (77 metres).
Eid ul-FitrTaqiyah (cap)Arabic literatureMinaret

Question 7: Its role can be compared to that of the University of Paris in the ________.
Middle AgesEarly Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 8: With the decline of the city, the centre of intellectual thought moved to the University of Ez-Zitouna in ________.

Question 9: The Mosque of Uqba (Arabic: جامع عقبة), also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan (Arabic: جامع القيروان الأكبر), is one of the most important mosques in ________.


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