Art in the Islamic World Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The earliest form of Islamic calligraphy was Kufic, and it was based on the _____ language.

Question 2 2. With respect to Islamic art, what is calligraphy?

Question 3 3. On which of the following types of fine or decorative art would you be most likely to find Islamic calligraphy?

Question 4 4. Of the following, which is one reason for calligraphy becoming so important as decoration in the Islamic world?

Question 5 5. Which of the following calligraphic scripts developed in parts of North Africa and Spain?

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Question 6 6. What is calligraphy?

Question 7 7. What does the word aniconism mean?

Question 8 8. Islamic art and architecture are connected to people of what faith?

Question 9 9. Which list represents three important design elements found in Islamic art?

Question 10 10. In which time period or dynasty were human figures used in some secular or scientific Islamic art?

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Question 11 11. In mosques, a(n) _____ is often built to complement the prayer hall and accommodate more worshipers.

Question 12 12. Select the image showing a mihrab.

Question 13 13. What mosque is shown in the following picture?

Question 14 14. What are some of the main functions of a mosque?

Question 15 15. What is the use of the minarets commonly seen in mosques?

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Question 16 16. What element of Islamic decoration is most present in the following image?

Question 17 17. Please select the image showing a muqarna.

Question 18 18. Arabesques differ from the geometric patterns in that the arabesques are created by combining _____.

Question 19 19. Why are human and animal representations so rare in Islamic art?

Question 20 20. What are the two most basic figures in Islamic geometric patterns?

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Question 21 21. Why is there little archaeological evidence of ancient pre-Islamic carpet weaving?

Question 22 22. _____ and _____ are commonly used materials for producing Islamic carpets.

Question 23 23. _____ motifs are often used in the creation of Islamic carpets.

Question 24 24. What two parts are typically found in an oriental rug?

Question 25 25. What is one important use of the oriental rugs in the Islamic culture?

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Question 26 26. Which Islamic artistic influence can be observed in the following picture?

Question 27 27. _____ were decorative elements adopted in Venetian architecture, which had Islamic influences.

Question 28 28. What was one of the elements that helped Islamic influences reach and develop in Europe?

Question 29 29. Which was an artistic technique that developed in Sicily with Islamic and Byzantine influences?

Question 30 30. What is the name given to the artistic and architectural style that emerged in Spain based on Islamic influences?

Art in the Islamic World Chapter Exam Instructions

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