AP Art History : Analyzing architecture in global Islamic traditions

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Art History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Architecture In Global Islamic Traditions

All of the following are architectural features of a mosque except __________________.

Possible Answers:

minaret

muezzin

minbar

qibla wall

Correct answer:

muezzin

Explanation:

A "minaret" is a tower on a mosque from which a crier, or muezzin, calls the faithful to prayer. A "minbar" is a podium for a reader of the Koran. The "qibla wall," found in the prayer hall, points the believer towards Mecca.

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