Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite


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The Sunni/Shiite divide occurred over _____

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1. The leader of Islam is known as a _____.

2. Why do the minority Shiites mainly reside in Iran, Southern Iraq, and Southern Lebanon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Sunni and the Shiite. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the title of Caliph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Origin of the Sunni/Shiite divide
  • Shiite's preferred successor to Muhammad
  • Center of the Shiite population today

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Sunni and the Shiite
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the leader of Islam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Sunni's candidate to succeed the Prophet

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Islam Divides: The Sunni and the Shiite. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the reason for the split between Sunni and Shiite
  • Understand how the Shiite wanted to choose Muhammad's successor
  • Recognize how Sunni believed a successor should be named
  • Identify the current state of the divide