Week 12: Thousand-and-One Nights

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The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? The Abbasid dynasty was named after Abbas, the uncle of Mohammad.
  2. T or F ? Antoine Galland translated 1001 Nights into French in 1258.
  3. T or F ? Aladdin and The Lamp is a later addition to the 1001 Nights.
  4. T or F ? Andrew Lang did anthropological field work in New Guinea.
  5. T or F ? The earliest versions of 1001 Nights were Persian and Indian.
  6. T or F ? The Ali Baba story is found in the oldest Arabic manuscript of the Nights.
  7. T or F ? Andrew Lang wrote The Golden Bough.
  8. T or F ? The 1001 Nights appeared in Arabic in the 9th or 10th century.
  9. T or F ? Andrew Lang lived during the Edwardian Age.
  10. T or F ? Arabian Nights is another name for 1001 Nights.
  11. T or F ? The capital of Harun's territory was Basra.
  12. T or F ? Galland's 1001 Nights counteracted the trend of European "Orientalism".
  13. T or F ? Baghdad was invaded and sacked by Mongols in 1852.
  14. T or F ? Harun al-Rashid was a contemporary of the emperor Charlemagne.
  15. T or F ? Alf-Layla-wa-Layla means "One Thousand Nights And (One) Night"
  16. T or F ? Victoria ruled England from 1837 to 1901.
  17. T or F ? Harun al-Rashid is the main storyteller of the Arabian Nights.
  18. T or F ? Scheherazade tells part of a story to the sultan, her husband, every night.
  19. T or F ? Galland used only written sources in his translation of 1001 Nights.
  20. T or F ? The contents of the Arabian Nights are identical in every edition.
  21. T or F ? The 1001 Nights contains stories from Persian, Indian and Greek sources.
  22. T or F ? Harun al-Rashid ruled Baghdad from 1758 to 1809.
  23. T or F ? Andrew Lang was an "armchair anthropologist."
  24. T or F ? Caliph Harun ar-Rashid ruled the Ottoman Turks.
  25. T or F ? The Voyages of Sindbad are a later addition to the Nights.

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