Cultural Elements that Unified the Islamic World


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Which of the following is NOT a legacy of the Arabic language on Islamic culture?

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1. Which language's poetry had a heavy influence on other Islamic languages?

2. Why was Ibn Battuta able to travel so freely?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination assesses your understanding of how the Islamic world was influenced by different cultures between 1100-1300. Topics you will be quizzed on include the Islamic Trade Network and the importance of Arabic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The legacy of the Arabic language on Islamic culture
  • Why Ibn Battuta traveled freely
  • Parts of the Islamic trade network
  • The language that had a heavy influence on other Islamic languages, particularly in its poetry
  • Where Mansa Musa came from
  • Why elites outside of the Arabic-speaking world learned the language

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - Confirm that you can pull out the most important information about the Islamic world and culture
  • Making connections - Use your understanding of Islamic culture and law to discuss cultural influences in more complex terms
  • Critical thinking - apply your knowledge of Persian poetry and Arabic to examine this time period in the Islamic world in more detail

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Islamic world and culture, review the lesson on Cultural Influences on the Islamic World (1100-1300). The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore Islamic law
  • Discuss the importance of the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca
  • Understand the roles that Mansa Musa and Ibn Battuta played
  • Recognize the legacy of the Arabic language on Islamic culture