The Rise of the Turks & Their Impact on Islam


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Which of these were Turkic Empires?

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1. During which Crusade was the Seljuk Empire a major combatant?

2. How did the capture of Anatolia by the Seljuk Empire influence the spread of Islam?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As the gateway between the East and West, Turkey played a central role in world history and the development and spread of Islam. This quiz and lesson will walk you through centuries of Turkic history and help you understand the impact of major periods and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in this quiz on the rise of the Turks include the following:

  • Major periods in Turkic history
  • The Turks' role in the Crusades
  • Factors that influenced the spread of Islam
  • Geographical facts

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the history of the Turks
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read an overview of the Turks and understand how they contributed to the spread of Islam
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how the Ottoman Empire affected the growth of Islam

Additional Learning

For more information and details, read the lesson, The Rise of the Turks & Their Impact on Islam. The lesson covers the following goals:

  • Understand the origins of Turkic culture
  • Describe the initial role of the Turkic people under Islam
  • Explain the introduction of Islam on the Anatolian Peninsula
  • List the ways the Ottomans contributed to the spread of Islam