The Fatimid Empire & the Role of Shi'ism


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Which of the following is NOT a branch of Islam?

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1. What religious tradition did the founders of the Fatimid Empire follow?

2. In which city did the Fatimids build their capital?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Fatimid Empire was an important facet in the early history of Islam, especially as it initially spread through North Africa. This assessment will quiz you on some key points related to the Fatimid Empire, such as the capital of the Fatimid Empire and its relationship to specific branches of Islam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The different branches of Islam
  • The religious views of the founders of the Fatimid Empire
  • The Fatimid capital
  • The fall of the Fatimid Empire
  • When the Fatimid Empire was conquered

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - assess your recollection of the attached lesson's main points on the Fatimid Empire by answering these assessment questions
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the history of the Fatimid Empire and its relationship to particular branches of Islam
  • Knowledge application - use the information you went over in the lesson to answer the quiz questions on some of the main facts on the Fatimid Empire and Islam

Additional Learning

More information on this subject can be found in the attached lesson called The Fatimid Empire & The Role of Shi'ism. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • History of the Fatimid Empire
  • Overview of Shi'ism
  • The conversion of the Berbers
  • Society in the Fatimid Empire
  • Fall of the Fatimid Empire