Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad


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In which country was Wahhabism founded?

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1. Sufism is the _____.

2. The Mutaween are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Islamic fundamentalism is a strict approach to the practice of Islam, and fundamentalists apply a literal reading of the Koran and Sharia law to all aspects of life, including politics. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand several Islamic fundamentalist sects and how their religious beliefs define their political positions and actions on the world stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The origin of Wahhabism
  • The definition of Sufism
  • The definition of jihad
  • The president of Egypt who was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • The definition of Mutaween

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - access your knowledge on Islamic fundamentalism to answer questions about its role in world politics
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as Wahhabism, Mutaween and jihad
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Islamic fundamentalism to examine why some groups support terrorism as part of their religious beliefs
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of orthodox Islam to examine how religious fundamentalism rooted in ancient texts faces conflict in modern world politics

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Islamic fundamentalism and world politics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the foundation of Islamic fundamentalism
  • Understand the scope of Islamic fundamentalism
  • Know some of the political positions of the Wahhabi Movement
  • Understand events that triggered the political rise of the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Know the role of the Mutaween