KS3 RE Quiz - Islam 01 (Questions)

This KS3 RE quiz takes a look at Islam. Islam is the second most prevalent religion in the world, with over 1.6 billion followers. The 2011 Census for England and Wales recorded 2.7 million Muslims, around 5% of the population, while the Scottish Census of the same year reported that 1.4% of its population identified as Muslim.

Muslims believe that the faith was fully revealed by God to the Prophet Mohammad, who lived in Mecca during the sixth and seventh centuries BCE. Muslim practice includes regular attendance at a mosque, as well as observation of the five pillars of the faith: Shahada, the profession of faith, Salat, daily prayer. Zakat, alms-giving, Saum, fasting, and Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca. Islam is a monotheistic religion, believing in only one God. Its scriptures are contained in the Qur'an. Other texts sacred to Islam are the Sunnah, or examples from the Prophet Mohammad's life, and the Hadith, or reports of his words and actions.

1. What does the word Islam mean?
[ ] Believe and you will be saved
[ ] Righteousness will prevail
[ ] Seek and ye shall find
[ ] Submission to the will of God
2. A follower of Islam is known as a ......
[ ] Christian
[ ] Hindu
[ ] Muslim
[ ] Sikh
3. Muslims believe there are how many Gods?
[ ] None
[ ] One
[ ] Several
[ ] The amount is growing all the time
4. What is the Arabic word for God?
[ ] Allah
[ ] Dallah
[ ] Fallah
[ ] Gallah
5. Who was the final (and most important) prophet to Muslims?
[ ] Abraham
[ ] Jesus
[ ] Moses
[ ] Muhammad
6. What is the Qur'an?
[ ] A public holiday
[ ] A sacred place
[ ] An Islamic festival
[ ] Sacred writings of Islam
7. The way of life that Muslims should live is called .....
[ ] Divrei Torah
[ ] Enuma Elish
[ ] Sunnah
[ ] Urantia
8. How many times a day do the majority of Muslims pray?
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[ ] 5
[ ] 6
9. A Muslim should make a pilgrimage at least once during his lifetime to the holy city called .....
[ ] Buraydan
[ ] Jeddha
[ ] Mecca
[ ] Riyadh
10. In which country is Mecca?
[ ] Iraq
[ ] Saudi Arabia
[ ] Syria
[ ] Yemen
KS3 RE Quiz - Islam 01 (Answers)
1. What does the word Islam mean?
[ ] Believe and you will be saved
[ ] Righteousness will prevail
[ ] Seek and ye shall find
[x] Submission to the will of God
Islam is therefore not named for a person, nor a people, but for an action
2. A follower of Islam is known as a ......
[ ] Christian
[ ] Hindu
[x] Muslim
[ ] Sikh
Muslim and Islam are both nouns, but one refers to the belief itself (Islam) and the other to the believing person (Muslim)
3. Muslims believe there are how many Gods?
[ ] None
[x] One
[ ] Several
[ ] The amount is growing all the time
Islam believes in many prophets but only one God
4. What is the Arabic word for God?
[x] Allah
[ ] Dallah
[ ] Fallah
[ ] Gallah
The word is used by Arabic-speakers of many faiths, including Christians and Jews, to mean "God"
5. Who was the final (and most important) prophet to Muslims?
[ ] Abraham
[ ] Jesus
[ ] Moses
[x] Muhammad
The other three figures are given importance by both Islam and Christianity (although, unlike Christianity, Islam does not believe Jesus to be the son of God)
6. What is the Qur'an?
[ ] A public holiday
[ ] A sacred place
[ ] An Islamic festival
[x] Sacred writings of Islam
Note that Qur'an is spelled in several different ways including "Koran", "Quran" and "Al-Coran"
7. The way of life that Muslims should live is called .....
[ ] Divrei Torah
[ ] Enuma Elish
[x] Sunnah
[ ] Urantia
The Sunnah is considered the "way" Muslims should follow
8. How many times a day do the majority of Muslims pray?
[ ] 3
[ ] 4
[x] 5
[ ] 6
There are different sects within Islam and not all pray five times a day
9. A Muslim should make a pilgrimage at least once during his lifetime to the holy city called .....
[ ] Buraydan
[ ] Jeddha
[x] Mecca
[ ] Riyadh
Mecca is located in Saudi Arabia
10. In which country is Mecca?
[ ] Iraq
[x] Saudi Arabia
[ ] Syria
[ ] Yemen
The pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the Hajj