CHAPTER 7 QUESTIONS
What was the rule of succession to the office of caliph during the Abbasid dynasty?
There was no accepted rule of succession.
How did the Shi'i react to the later Abbasid dynasty?
Shi'i revolts and assassination attempts plagued the dynasty.
What was the result of the civil wars following the death of al-Rashid?
Candidates for the throne recognized the need to build up personal armies, often of slave soldiers.
Which of the following was not a cause of the collapse of the agricultural economy during the Abbasid Caliphate?
Decline of the cities leading to falling demand for food supplies
What did the Abbasid creation of the harem imply?
The increasing seclusion of women from public life
What was the religious affiliation of the Seljuks?
In what way was the conquest of Baghdad by the Seljuk Turks beneficial to Islam?
The Turks restored the ability of the empire to meet the challenges of Fatimid Egypt and the Byzantine Empire.
Who was Saladin?
The commander responsible for the re-conquest of the Crusader territories
Which of the following statements concerning the Crusades is most accurate?
The Crusaders were successful only because of the political fragmentation of Islam and the element of surprise.
What was the nature of cultural exchange during the Crusades?
The Crusaders adopted military techniques, words, scientific learning, and Arabic numerals among other things.
What was the trend of urbanization during much of the Abbasid era?
Despite political disintegration and a decline in the agricultural economy, towns grew rapidly.
In what language was the Shah-Nama written?
Which of the following was a literary figure during the Abbasid era?
What was the movement within Islam that emphasized mysticism and charismatic worship?
Who were the religious scholars within Islam that stressed a more conservative interpretation of the law and religious...