Test 1 Reporting on Islam
Reporting on Islam – Test One
Section One: True or False
Directions: Write T for true statements and F for false statements.
_____ 1. Jihad is the Arabic word for struggle.
_____ 2. For Muslims, the Quran is the word of God.
_____ 3. The hijab is required for all Muslim women.
_____ 4. All Muslims practice their religion in the same way.
_____ 5. The Pillars of Islam are considered the most important obligations for Muslims.
_____ 6. Ramadan is the tenth month of the Muslim year during which Muslims fast after
_____ 7. Adam, Noah, Moses and Jesus are prophets in the Quran.
_____ 8. The Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” means “God is the greatest” in English.
_____ 9. All Muslims are Arab.
_____ 10. All Arabs are Muslim.
Section Two: Matching
Directions: Match the following terms to their respective definitions.
_____ 1. Hajj A. Birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad
_____ 2. Imam B. “The base;” Islamist organization conducting and
supporting terrorist attacks against the West; led by Osama Bin Laden
_____ 3. Quran C. Arabic for God
_____ 4. Hijab D. The Party of Ali; Muslims who believe Muhammad Ali
is the rightful successor to the Prophet Muhammad
_____ 5. Mosque E. “Islamic Resistance Movement;” controls Gaza
_____ 6. Sunni F. Pilgrimage to Mecca
_____ 7. Shia G. Place of worship for Muslims
_____ 8. Allah H. Leader of prayer at a mosque
_____ 9. Fatwa I. Clothing worn by Muslim women
_____ 10. Hamas J. “Students;” fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan
_____ 11. Hezbollah K. “Party of God;” Shia Islamist political organization in
_____ 12. Taliban L. Book of revelations that came to Muhammad from
_____ 13. Mecca M. Opinion issued by Muslim legal specialists
_____ 14. Islamist N. Majority group of Muslims who believe the Prophet
Muhammad was succeeded by four caliphs
_____ 15. Al-Qaeda O. Member of a reform movement that believes Islam
should be the political and social ideology for all parts of life
Section Three: Essay Questions
Directions: Write the answer to the following questions.
1. How will knowing the answers to the questions in Section One and Two help you as a reporter? Reference class discussions, readings, assignments and lectures in your answer.
2. What is one example of a misperception of Muslims or Islam that has been perpetuated by the media? Be as specific as possible and explain why it is important for journalists and the public to know about this misperception.