Example One

Second Term Exam Paper                             Humanities                                                  Class 6 Boys

I      MCQ:  Circle the correct answer  

1.  Prophet Nuh (as) lived between

a.15,000-10,000 BCE              b. 6,000-4,000 BCE          c. 1950-1970 CE

2.  Ismail and Ishaq were the sons of which Prophet?

Hazrat Ibrahim                         b.  Hazrat Yusuf                c. Hazrat Yaqoob

3.  This prophet built a boat in the desert

Hazrat Adam                                            b. Hazrat Ibrahim             c.   Hazrat Nuh

4.  Allah (SWT) taught him the names of all things

Hazrat Adam                                            b. Hazrat Lut                      c. Hazrat  Ismail

5.  This Prophet was sent to the people of Sodom

  1. Hazrat Adam                                    b. Hazrat Lut                      c. Hazrat Ishaq

        6. The ark had ________ levels.

a. one                                                 b. ten                                  c. three

        7. There were _________ generations between Hazrat Adam and Hazrat Nuh.

               a. three                                              b. ten                                  c. twenty

        8.  The ancient Babylonians made many mathematical calculations using this number system.

               a. base 8                                            b. base 60                          c. base 10

        9.    The city of Sodom is found near the banks of the  ______ Sea.

               a. Red                                                 b. Dead                               c. Caspian

        10.   These modern countries were part of ancient Mesopotamia EXCEPT for

               a. Pakistan                                        b. Iraq                                 c. Syria

II     True or False: Place a T or an F at the end of the statement    

  1. A ziggurat is a temple for worshipping idols.   ___

  2. Most god kings were tyrants who oppressed their people. ___

  3. Massive and voluminous are antonyms. ___

  4. Cuneiform writing was developed in Sumer. ___

  5. Finishing college is an important accomplishment. ___

  6. Drought causes famine. ___

  7. The Quran is a sacred book.  ___

  8. All people on earth are descendants of Adam and Eve.   ___

  9. Homosexuality is deviant behavior. ____

  10. Curious students never ask questions.  ____

  11. Namaz is an unnecessary activity.  ____

  12. Monotheism is the worship on one God (Allah).   ____

  13. Intellect is a synonym for intelligence.  ____

  14. Laziness is a benefit.  ____

  15. A commotion is quiet and peaceful. ____

  16. Historical fiction is completely true. ____

  17. It is difficult to survive in the desert. ____

  18. The soil of Pakistan is  fertile.  ___

  19. All god kings were polytheists. ____

  20. Rebellious people follow all the rules. ___

 

III   Short Answer: Answer each question in complete sentences. Use your own words. 

  1. Who was Hammurabi? What was his greatest accomplishment?

  2. Which ancient culture used cuneiform writing.

  3. What are hieroglyphics? Which ancient culture used them?

  4. What does the word Mesopotamia mean?

  5. What does a scribe do? Why was this job important in ancient times?

  6. How did Allah (SWT) destroy the people of Nuh?

  7. How did Nuh and his believers escape the punishment?

  8. How did Ibrahim’s people try to punish him for destroying their idols? Were they successful? Describe what happened.

  9. How did Ibrahim challenge King Nimrud?

  10. Ibrahim visited the people of Harappa. What did they worship and how did he try teach them about Allah (SWT)?

  11. Who was Ibrahim’s (as) first born son?

  12. Ibrahim’s first born son faced one test with his mother and one test with his father. Describe these tests.

  13. Why did people come to settle in the valley of Bakka (Makkah)?

  14. Name one rite of Hajj that we do to honor Ibrahim and his family.

  15. Name three prophets who are descendants of Ibrahim’s second son.

  16. Which three modern countries used to be called Ash Sham?

  17. What was the biggest sin of the people of Sodom?

  18. How did Allah destroy the people of Sodom?

  19. In the story, The Tree that Binds, how did Bilal’s attitude change after his dream?

  20. In the story Dagootha’s Narrative, who is the main character?

  21. Where were the ancient cities of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa located?

  22. What was the main religion of the people in that area around 3000 BCE?

  23. What religion was popular in the area that is now called Taxila around 500 BCE?

  24. What do the archeologists think was the purpose of the Stonehenge monument in England?

  25. Where was the body of Otzi the Iceman found?

 

IV   Grammar Check

Directions: Find and correct the mistake in each sentence.  Write your correction on the line next to or below the sentence.

 

  1. I born in Afghanistan.            ______________________________

  2. My father name is Abdul Ghafar. _______________________________

  3. I has four brothers. _______________________________

  4. My eldest brother are married.  ________________________

  5. He don’t have children.  _____________________________

  6. My father is painter. _________________________________

Answer the following questions with grammatically correct answers in positive and negative format.

  1.  Did the boys play cricket yesterday?

Yes,___________________________________________________________________________

No, ____________________________________________________________________________

  1.  Did Aisha bring her book to school yesterday?

Yes, ____________________________________________________________________________

No, _____________________________________________________________________________

  1.  Will you come to school tomorrow?

Yes, ____________________________________________________________________________

No, ____________________________________________________________________________

Will you drink tea?

Yes, ___________________________________________________________________________

No, ___________________________________________________________________________

ESSAY Questions

Choose one quote or topic to summarize. Write one paragraph to fully explaining your answer. Be sure to include a topic sentence and at least three to five detail sentences.  Proofread your final copy!! 

“The Quran is our compass.”

 

Explain the difference between monotheism and polytheism.

 

“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.”

 

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

Example Two:

Name: ___________________                                                                               Date: ________________

Vocabulary Quiz

 

confident, slaughter, caravan, revive, hieroglyphics, irrigation, oppressive, jealousy, astronomy, god-kings, undeniable.

Please use the word bank to fill in the sentences. Each word is used only one time and there is one extra word.

 

< >If you have completed your assignments and studied your vocabulary words, you should feel ________________ that you will pass this test. The people of ancient Mesopotamia observed the sky and made many discoveries about  ________________.A ____________________ is a group of animals and people moving from one place to another. Sarah felt some ______________ toward Hajar after Ismail (a.s.) was born. Allah’s command is __________________. We should never say no” to Him. The ______________ of Egypt and Mesopotamia felt that their powers came from the gods._________________ was the writing style of ancient Egypt. Every time the ancient peoples forgot about Allah (SWT), He would send a new prophet to __________ Islam.________________ is a method of bringing water to crops like rice, wheat and vegetables .Ibrahim (a.s.) saw in a dream that Allah (Swt) had commanded him to _____________ his son, Ismail.  anguish                                   torment                                                           flourish desperation                            thriving                                                            distress flourishing                                 thriving                                                heart-wrenching oppressive                              civilization                                                        tyranny drought                                   famine                                                            curiosity

Example Three:

Quiz Questions for Nuh (a.s.)

 

  1. How many years did Nuh (a.s.) spend telling his people to believe in Allah (SWT)? After such a long time, how many followers did he have?

  2. What was the attitude of the people toward Nuh (a.s.). What did the people say and do to him?

  3. Allah commanded Nuh to build something strange in the desert. What was it?

  4. Who traveled with Nuh (a.s.)? Who stayed behind and drowned?

  5. Name the mountain where they landed. What country is that mountain in?

  6. The people who re-established human life on earth were the descendants of Nuh and his sons.

Name one prophet who descended from Sam, the son of Nuh (a.s)

  1. What is the meaning of the expression, “The Quran is our compass”?

 

Please answer both parts of each question in full sentences. Check your spelling and punctuation

Example Four:

                                            VOCABULARY AND COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

All Sections:   After reading the text pages at least two times, be prepared to answer all questions in the class discussion. The questions written in bold face must be answered in full sentences in your copy books.

PROPHET YAQOOB AND PROPHET YUSUF (A.S.)     pp.1-5

Find the meanings of these words in the text: interpret, prostrate, plot, identity, authority, hesitate, status, peaceful coexistence, enslavement.

Look up the following words in a dictionary:   exceptional, fate, destiny, meanwhile, eventually, stuck, betray, witness, bidder, spell bound, inappropriate, seduce, lust, supreme, recommend(ations), beg , shock, yearn, embrace, mention, caravan.

 

  1. Describe the family tree of Prophet Yaqoob. Who was his grandfather and who was his father?

  2. Who was the mother of Prophet Yaqoob? What made her a blessed woman in history?

  3. What was the difference between Yaqoob and his twin brother, Esau?

  4. Yaqoob had twelve sons. Were any of them prophets of Allah (SWT)?

  5. Describe the dream Yusuf had as a child. Why did his father tell him to keep the dream a secret from his brothers?

  6. How did the brothers try to get rid of Yusuf?

  7. What was the effect on Prophet Yusuf of losing his son?

  8. How did Yusuf end up in Egypt?

  9. What did Zulaikha try to do to Yusuf?

  10. What was Yusuf’s interpretation of the prisoner’s dreams?

  11. How did Yusuf finally leave the prison?

  12. What position was he given by the king of Egypt?

  13. Why did Yusuf’s brothers travel to Egypt?

  14. Why didn’t Yusuf’s brothers recognize him?

  15. Why does Yusuf accuse Benyamin of stealing the king’s golden cup?

  16. What effect does Yusuf’s shirt have on Yaqoob?

  17. What happens when the whole family is reunited in Egypt? How is Yusuf’s childhood dream fulfilled?

  18. What can we learn about Human Relations from the story of Yusuf?

 

HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT

Use the context of the text to define the following words. Write their part of speech and meaning from the paragraph: isolated, subservient, subjects deceased, apex, mummification, canopic jars, seize, burial chamber, pyramid

  1. What is the Arabic name for Egypt used in the Holy Quran

  2. What do you think this expression means: Absolute power corrupts absolutely

  3. Name the three main periods of ancient Egyptian history and write their starting and ending dates.

  4. Which king united upper and lower Egypt?

  5. What were the ancient Egyptian beliefs about death? Which book taught these beliefs?

  6. What is a pyramid? Who was the first pharaoh to have one made?

  7. Describe the size of the Great Pyramid.

  8. With whom did the ancient Egyptians trade?

  9. How did the Middle Kingdom begin?

  10. Who invaded Egypt during the Middle Kingdom?

PYRAMIDS AROUND THE WORLD

 

PROPHET MUSA (A.S.) I

Use the context of the text to define the following words. Write their parts of speech along with the definition: enslavement, lineage, infancy, current ,slay, realm, fitra, hairdresser, pampered, enraged, monotheistic, accidentally

Use a dictionary to define the following words and write sentences of your own for them. Don’t forget to write the part of speech for each word.

threatened, hippopotamus, adopted, righteous, fragrance, to bear, dignity, stripped, stunned, ravage, deprive, banish, exhausted, extremely, dowry

After reading the text, be ready to discuss these questions in class. Write your answers to the bold face questions in your copybooks.

  1. Why did Musa’s mother place him in a box and put him into the Nile River?

  2. Who found him and kept him at the palace?

  3. How was he reunited with his mother?

  4. How was Queen Asiya different from her husband?

  5. What happened to Asiya when she heard the story of the hairdresser? How did she change?

  6. What was Asiya’s du’a while she was being tortured?

  7. If you were in her place, what would you have done?

  8. What happened to cause Musa to kill a man by accident?

  9. He had to leave Egypt so where did he go?

  10. How did he meet Prophet Shuayb and how long did he stay with him?

  11. Do you think being a shepherd would be a good job for prophet? Why or why not?

 

 

Prophet Musa (a.s.) II

Use the context of the text to define the following words. Write their parts of speech along with the definition: arena, jewel-encrusted, sorcerers, conjurers, illusionists, quietude, other-worldly, unison, overcome, in spite of.

Use a dictionary to define the following words and write sentences of your own for them. Don’t forget to write the part of speech for each word: deceive, adversary, rejected, astonishment, crucify, brutal,

  1. Why is The Brambly Bush Speaks an imaginative story?

  2. Why did Musa want to go toward the light he saw in the desert?

  3. Whose voice was speaking to Musa from inside the bush?

  4. What did Allah (SWT) do to show Musa (as) His power?

  5. Allah made Musa a prophet at this time. What did He command him to do?

  6. Why did Musa(as) ask for help from his brother?

  7. How did the pharaoh react to Musa’s request to let Bani Israel leave Egypt?

  8. Why did Theti and all the other magicians prostrate in front of Musa (a.s.)

  9. How did pharaoh punish them?

 

Prophet Musa (a.s.) III

Use the context of the text to define the following words. Write their parts of speech along with the definition: plague, affliction, devastating, locusts, grotesque, pursue, chariots, cleave, dumbfound, determined, crystalline. plunge, determined, repentance, manna, salwa, multitudes, heed, overthrow, utter, rift, proclaim. wander, unruly

Use a dictionary to define the following words and write sentences of your own for them. Don’t forget to write the part of speech for each word: swarming, infestation, insidious, inspiration, obstinate, traumatize, sustenance, ignorant, scout

 

  1. Why did Allah (SWT) send plagues to the Egyptians?

  2. In your opinion, which plague was the worst? Give reasons for your answer.

  3. Who finally gave the order for Bani Israel to leave Egypt?

  4. Where did Bani Israel confront pharaoh’s army?

  5. Describe how Bani Israel was able to cross the sea.

  6. What happened to the pharaoh and his armies when they tried to cross?

  7. Why didn’t Allah accept pharaoh’s repentance?

  8. Where can we see the mummified body of pharaoh in modern times?

  9. Where did Bani Israel plan to after crossing the Red Sea?

  10. How did they eat and drink in the desert?

  11. Why didn’t the elders of Bani Israel want to enter Jerusalem?

  12. How did Allah punish them for their disobedience?

 

 

Prophet Musa (a.s.)IV

 

Use the context of the text to define the following words. Write their parts of speech along with the definition

 

 

Use a dictionary to define the following words and write sentences of your own for them. Don’t forget to write the part of speech for each word

 

  1. Do you think people need laws to govern them? Why or why not?

  2. Who did Musa leave in charge when he went to Mt. Sinai?

  3. What did Allah give Musa on the mountain?

  4. What did the people of Bani Israel do while Musa was gone?

  5. Why did he smash the tablets?

  6. Seventy believers went back to the mountain with Musa. What was their attitude when they were destroyed and returned to life by Allah (SWT)?

  7.  What was the punishment for Al Samiri?

  8. Did Bani Israel accept Allah’s laws willingly or unwillingly?

  9. How can we compare our attitude to their attitude?

  10. Where was Musa (a.s.) buried?

Example Five:

         Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions about Ibrahim (A.S.)

 

Section 1:  The History of Ur

  1. When and where was Ibrahim (a.s.) born?

  2. In what way were the ancient cities of the Babylonian Empire similar?

  3. Why wouldn’t Ali (r.) pray in Babylon?

Section 2: Pagan Processional

  1. What did the citizens think was their highest duty?

  2. How did the king and the priests keep their power?

  3. What is a procession?

  4. Which king built the Ishtar Gate and who was Ishtar?

Section 3:  Ibrahim, Khaleel Allah

  1. What are some meanings of the word khaleel?

  2. Using adjectives from the story, describe how Bilal felt before his dream.

  3. What was unusual about his dream?

  4. Choose a Name of Allah (SWT) that is mentioned in Bilal’s dream. What is its meaning?

  5. What is a manifestation? How were Allah’s names manifested in the dream?

  6. How did Bilal’s attitude change after his dream?

Section 4: Early Prophethood and the Coolness of the Fire

  1. At what age did Ibrahim begin to question his father’s job?

  2. What did he ask and how did his father respond?

  3. What was Ibrahim’s message to the people?

  4. How did he try to convince them to understand the message?

  5. What did the townspeople do to punish him?

  6. What happened when they did this?

 

Section 5: Ibrahim’s Visit to Babylon and Nimrod the Tyrant

  1. What is a tyrant?

  2. Who went with Ibrahim to visit King Nimrod?

  3. What were some positive developments of the Babylonian Empire?

  4. What was their belief system?

  5. How did the king get his power?

  6. How did Ibrahim challenge Nimrod?

  7. Nimrod was upset after Ibrahim left the city. What did he do to show his anger?

  8. How did Allah (Swt) punish this “great king”?

 

 

Section 6:  A Lesson to the Sky Worshippers

  1. Harran was in a part of Mesopotamia called Ash-Sham. There were no borders in ancient times. Name the four countries in that location now.

  2. What are shrines? What did the people of Harran worship in their shrines?

  3. Ibrahim had a plan to teach the people of Harran about Allah (SWT). First he did a scientific experiment. Describe what he observed in your own words.

  4. How did the people of Harran treat Ibrahim?

  5. When they left Harran, Lut (a.s.) left Sarah and Ibrahim. Where did he travel to next?

 

 

Vocabulary for Prophet Ibrahim, section 7-21                                                                                30 words

Directions: For each word, write the part of speech used in the text and a definition or a synonym. You may also write the meaning in Urdu if you like.

Try to understand the following words from the context of the reading. That means the clues to their meaning are in the paragraphs:  thriving, civilization, hieroglyphics, shirk, god-kings, terrain, submission, oppressive, womanizer, caution, humiliated, lush, compassionate, heir, jealous, barren, rituals, conceal, reveal

Look these words up in your dictionary: astronomy, irrigation, cultural influences, mummification, luxurious, drought, famine, stubble, shrivel, intermingled, paralyze, routine

 

Section 7: The Pre-Dynastic Pharaohs of Egypt

  1. Which prophet had lived in Egypt around 7000 BC? Which son of Nuh had settled there?

  2. What kind of knowledge did the Egyptian people have? What was their writing system called?

  3. What was the name of the lord of the dead in ancient Egypt?

  4. How did the kings keep their power in ancient Egypt?

  5. Which king united upper and lower Egypt?

Section 8: Ibrahim, Sarah and their Journey to Egypt

  1. What is a drought? Why does it cause famine?

  2. The king of Egypt was an oppressive dictator. Does that mean he was nice or cruel to his people?

  3. Why did Ibrahim lie to the king, telling him Sarah was his sister?

  4. What happened when the king tried to touch Sarah?

  5. The king gave Sarah a slave girl as a gift. What was her name?

Section 9:  Ibrahim Marries Hagar

  1. Where did Ibrahim and his family travel to next?

  2. What was missing from their family?

  3. How did they solve the problem?

  4. What was the name of the child of Hagar and Ibrahim?

  5. Allah commanded Ibrahim to take Hagar and Ismail away from Sarah. Where did they go?

  6. How did they survive in a barren desert?

  7. Which angel came and helped them?

  8. How did the water of ZamZam help people to settle in Mecca?

Section 10: Conclusion

  1. Ibrahim and Sarah finally had a son in their old age. Who was he?

  2. Ibrahim is called the father of three major religions. Which ones?

  3. Which prophet named us as Muslims in the Quran? What verse and sura?

  4. Ibrahim is mentioned _________ times in the Quran. What are some of his outstanding qualities?

  5. In which part of our namaz do we mention Ibrahim daily?

 

 

Lut (a.s.) and the City of Sodom

Section 1             Economy of Sodom

  1. Where did the people of Sodom live?

  2. What crops did they grow? Where did they get water for their crops?

  3. What is bitumen and what is it used for?

  4. What have archeological digs told us about this city?

Section 2             Deviancy of Sodom

  1. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah were deviant in a very bad way.  What does the Quran say about them?  (p.23)

  2. What did Lut say to warn them of Allah’s punishment for their actions? (p. 24)

  3. How did they treat Lut?

Section 3             The Angels Come to Town

  1. There were only two people in Sodom who followed Lut. Who were they?

  2. Name the angels sent by Allah (SWT) to the people of Lut (as).

  3. Who did they meet first when they came into town?

Section 4             Dagootha’s Narrative

  1. Why was Dagootha worried about the three handsome strangers?

  2. Who informed the townspeople that Lut had some handsome guests at home? What did the townspeople do?

  3. What did Angel Jibreel do to start the destruction of the town and its people?

  4. What instructions did the angels give to Lut and his family?

  5. What happened to his wife?

  6. Do you think the story of Lut is relevant to our times? Why or why not?

 

Items to Study for 3rd Term Exam

Grammar points: use of the past, present and future simple tenses, when to use each for affirmative and negative. Use of he, she and it with s on the verb

Use of did, does, ‘s

 

Vocab:  45 words

 

Accomplish, accomplishments

Tyrant

Drought

Famine

Homosexuality

Deviant

Normal

Abnormal

Ziggurat

Cuneiform

Hieroglyphics

Fertile

Sealing

Reservoir

panic

commotion

monotheism

polytheism

rebellious

curious

universal

massive

descendants

abode

necessary

unnecessary

seek

obligation

awe

god king

intellect

processional

historical fiction

argue

shrine

survive

 

 

benefit

antonym

synonym

sacred

practical

advancement

oppress

 

 

Comprehension questions about Nuh, Ibrahim, Ismail, Ishaq and Lut. Comprehension questions about Sumer, Mesopotamia, Hammurabi, Nimrud, etc.

 

Essay Questions: Must have a topic sentence and 3-5 supporting details explaining the meaning of the quote. You will choose one from the following:

 

“The Quran is our compass”

 

The difference between monotheism and polytheism.

 

“Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave”

 

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

Example Six:

Unit 7: The Ibrahimic Legacy Continues with His Sons

Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions for pages 40-49

Directions: For each word, write the part of speech used in the text and a definition or a synonym. You may also write the meaning in Urdu if you like.                                                                  30 words

Try to understand the following words from the context of the reading. That means the clues to their meaning are in the paragraphs:  legacy, descendants, righteous, confident(ly), hesitate, tilt, overflow, anguish, torment, distress, desperation, hoist, endure, devastating, heart-wrenching, undeniable, slaughter, caravan

Look these words up in your dictionary: revive, outreach, reassurance, desolate, flourish, intensity, soothing, fragrant, curiosity, roam, dwellers, revelation, determination

Beautiful expression: Try to use it in a sentence of your own.

As numerous as the grains of sand

Answer the bold face questions in writing. Be able to answer the rest in class discussion next week.

  1. Who was the blessed descendant of Prophet Ismail?

  2. In the story, Hagar and Ismail’s wife, who is Hajar talking to?

  3. Where did Ibrahim take Hajar and Ismail and why?

  4. What did Ibrahim (a.s.) see in his dream?

  5. What was Ismail’s attitude when Ibrahim told him about the dream?

  6. Do you think you could have that kind of attitude?

  7. In the story, A Sacrifice Worthy of Jannah, who is the main character of the story?

  8. What did Ismail and Ibrahim build in Mecca?

  9. Which rituals of Hajj do we do because of Prophet Ibrahim and his family?

  10. Who were the parents of Ishaaq?

  11. What was Ishaaq’s main contribution to Islam?

 

This is your homework. Please bring to class with your dictionary next week. Thank you.

 

Tchr notes: discuss historical fiction

Example Seven:

Video Questions for Thought and Reflection

Deep Time History (Episode 1)

  1. What is civilization? What caused human beings to leave their nomadic lives and settle down in one place?

  2. What happened when the land masses of Africa and Eurasia crashed together 100 million years ago?

  3. What grasses grew wild in Mesopotamia?

  4. How did mankind improve on those grasses?

  5. What grasses grew in other parts of the world?

  6. What is domestication? How did early man domesticate animals?

  7. How did climate change affect the beginning of farming?

  8. What did people discover in 3800 BCE that made it easier to water their fields?

  9. What is irrigation?

  10. Once there is enough food, people ae free to specialize. What kinds of things do they make first?

  11. Where does the Nile River begin and end? What else surrounded Egypt?

  12. How did that geography help keep their empire strong?

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