Art of the Islamic World

 

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Art of the Islamic World

Question 1
This image depicts the Courtyard of Lions, part of what large palace complex?
A
The Alhambra
B
The Red Fort
C
The Topkapi Palace
D
Qusayr 'Amra

Question 2
This image depicts the minaret of which mosque built by one of the rulers of the Abbasid caliphate?
A
The Great Mosque of Cordoba
B
The Sultan Hasan Mosque
C
The Great Mosque of Al-Mutawakkil
D
The Suleymaniye Mosque

Question 3
The city of Fatehpur Sikri was founded by which Mughal emperor?
A
Humayun
B
Shah Jahan
C
Akbar
D
Salim Christi

Question 4
Pictorial space as well as motifs, such as the peony, cloud bands, dragons, and phoenixes, from which culture were incorporated into Ilkhanid period art?
A
Chinese
B
Egyptian
C
Russian
D
All of the above

Question 5
Which of the following statements about the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp is false?
A
It is written in nasta'liq script.
B
Its fine paper is enriched with flecks of gold.
C
It was created at the royal atelier at Tabriz.
D
It was completed solely during the reign of Shah Tahmasp.

Question 6
Mosques built by which of the following rulers are distinctive because of their absence of minarets?
A
The Umayyads
B
The Abbasids
C
The Fatimids
D
The Seljuks

Question 7
Riza 'Abbasi is credited with bringing a new set of subject matter to Persian painting that included which of the following?
A
Semi-nude figures
B
Languid youths
C
Young lovers
D
All of the above

Question 8
Which of the following is a style of Spanish art and architecture produced in the 12th to 16th centuries that combines Islamic and Romanesque, Gothic, or Renaissance architectural elements and decorative motifs?
A
Mudejar
B
Kufic
C
Mashriq
D
Maghreb

Question 9
Which of the following statements about mosques are true?
A
A large architectural space for prayer is central to a mosque's design.
B
Historically, in addition to being places for prayer, mosques were community meeting places.
C
The very first mosque was believed to be in the courtyard of Muhammad's home.
D
All of the above

Question 10
The reign of which of the following Ottoman rulers is usually considered to be the "Golden Age" of the Ottoman Empire?
A
Mahmud II
B
Osman I
C
Mehmed II
D
Suleiman the Magnificent
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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