Statistics for Islamic Golden Age History Quiz

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What branch of mathematics is Persian scholar Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
considered the "father" of?
Algebra
95%
What city was the center of the age?Baghdad
86%
The medieval Andalusian polymath Averroes was known for his translations and
commentaries of what Greek philosopher?
Aristotle
77%
The University of al-Qarawiyyin of what Moroccan city is listed as the world's oldest
degree-granting university by Guinness?
Fez
68%
What tribe invaded the Abbasid caliphate – thus ending the Islamic Golden Age?The Mongols
64%
What military commander wrested the control of Holy Land from the Crusaders?Saladin
59%
What did he also estimate the radius of to be 6339.6 km?Earth
59%
What collection of folk tales was compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age?Arabian Nights
50%
What ancient branch of chemistry attempted to transform base metals to noble metals?Alchemy
50%
What Arabic word referred to any type of educational institution during the era?
hint: former name Chennai, India
{Madras}a
45%
The Islamic Golden Age is often considered to have begun during the
reign of what Abbasid caliph?
{Harun} al-Rashid
36%
What was the name of the public academy and the main library of that city?House of {Wisdom}
36%
Which poet from the era, according to some, is the best-selling poet of
all time in the United States?
Rumi
32%
What Persian scholar designed the Jalali calendar, considered the world's
most accurate calendar system?
{Omar} Khayyam
32%
What name is the polymath Ibn Sina known by in the West,
the father of early modern medicine?
Avicenna
27%
What "bright" branch of physics is Ibn al-Haytham the modern "father of"?Optics
23%
Polymath Al-Biruni was the first person to make the academic study of what country?India
23%
Name one of the subjects Ibn Khaldun is considered to be the modern "father of".Sociology | Economics |
Historiography |
Demography
9%
What popular chemical compound did Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi invent?Alcohol
5%
What Arab-Andalusian physician was the greatest surgeon of the Middle Ages?Al-{Zahrawi}
0%

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