Anda di halaman 1dari 4

Bachir Ibrahimi Secondary School

Batna 2015/2014
First Term Exam

Teacher: Ounissi H.

Part One: Redding

(14 POINTS)

Read the following text carefully and do the activities.


The Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula, who ruled Spain between 711 and 1492 C.E, are commonly
known as the moors. They called their land Andalusia which in the early period of their history also included
Portugal and southern France and in the last period only the kingdom of Granada. The word Andalusia is
derived from the Arabic word Al-Andalus that has several meanings. One of them is to become green after a
long summer or drought, and the history of the Iberian Peninsula over the ages attests to this phase when
Muslims ruled Spain.
The word Moors is a corrupted word referring to the people who came from Morocco. The Christians of
the Iberian Peninsula began to use this term exclusively for Muslims when the Muslims lost administrative
control of northern parts of Spain and Portugal later. Other words such as Moriscos and Mudejares were used
for them beginning in the mid-thirteenth century.
When Muslims first arrived in Spain 711 C.E, they constituted mainly Arabs and Berbers of North
Africa. Within two decades a majority of the inhabitants of Andalusia, especially most of the Unitarian
Christians and the oppressed class, accepted Islam freely in recognition of the peace, security and the
freedom of religion and expression under the Muslim rule. During the reign of Abdur-Rahman, the Falcon of
Andalusia (755-788), they began the work of building an Islamic civilization similar to the one already
flourishing in Damascus, Baghdad and its many regional centers. Within a century of their activity, they had
developed a civilization far in advance of any in Europe. Their great contribution is commonly known as the
Moorish Civilization.
http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic
A. Comprehension / Interpretation

(07 POINTS)

1. Give the general idea of the text.


2. Are the following statements true or false? Write T or F next to the letter corresponding to the
statements.
a. The Moors ruled Spain for more than 7 centuries.
b. Al-Andalus means a dry and sterile land.
c. Only the oppressed class accepted Islam freely.
d. The Spaniards regained power in Andalusia in 1492.
3. In which paragraph is it mentioned that the first Muslims who arrived in Spain were peaceful?
4. Answer the following questions according to the text.
a- Which parts of Europe did Andalusia include in the early period of the moors history?
b. Who accepted Islam freely?
c. Were the moors violent? Justify your answer.
5. Circle the letter that corresponds to the right answer. The text is:
a. Argumentative
b. Narrative
c. Expository
6. Who /What do the underlined words refer to in the text?
a. One of them 1
b. this term 2
c. one 3

B. Text Exploration

(07 POINTS)

1. Find in the text words that are synonyms to the following.


a) era 1

b) confirms 1

c) power 2

d) persecuted 3

2. Complete the chart as shown in the example.


Example

Verb
To invade
To reign
.
.

Noun
invasion
.
.
security

Adjective
invasive
.
exclusive
.

3. Connect each pair of sentences with one of the connectors given. Make changes where
necessary.
Sothat - after - although
a. The Muslims transform Andalusia into a prestigious cultural area. The Muslims settle in Andalusia.
b. The Muslims reign in Andalusia was short. They had developed a civilization far in advance of any in
Europe.
c. Arabs and Berbers of North Africa were peaceful. Most of the Christians and the oppressed class,
accepted Islam freely
4. Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of the final ed
reduced - transformed - accepted believed developed included
/t/

/d/

/Id/

5. Re-order the following sentences to make a coherent passage.


a) to study in the famous universities of al-Andalus.
b) The most noted of these was Michael Scot
c) This transmission had a significant impact
d) Muslims and non-Muslims often came from abroad
e) who took the works of Ibn Rushd and Ibn Sina to Italy.
f) on the formation of the European Renaissance.
PART TWO: Written Expression
Choose one of the following topics.

(06 POINTS)

TOPIC ONE: Use the following notes to write a composition of about 120 words on the following topic.
Corruption has become an international issue and fighting it is the duty of every citizen. Being an honest
citizen, what can you do to take part in this fight?
- refuse bribes and bribe related situations
- report unethical practices
- warn media
- raise peoples awareness / dangers of corruption
- militate in anti-corruption associations
TOPIC TWO: Write a composition of about 120 words discussing the causes of the evolution of the major
ancient civilisations.

2/2

ANSWERS SHEET and MARKING SCALE


First Term Exam 2014 / 2015

sections
Part 1

Level /stream : LE

Keys
A

Marks
global
detailed
07 points

Comprehension/Interpretation

Act. 1

The general idea

Act. 2

a)

True

Code :

0. 5 pts
b) False

c) False

d) True

02 pts.

In 3

0. 5 pt.

a) Portugal - southern France and in the last period only the


kingdom of Granada
b) The Unitarian Christians and the oppressed class.
c) No, they were not. The oppressed class accepted Islam
freely in recognition of the peace, security and the freedom of
religion and expression under the Muslim rule.

03 pts.

0.5 each

Act. 3

Act. 4

01 each

Act. 5
b. Narrative
a. One of them 1= meanings
b. this term 2
= Moors
c. one 3
= civilization
Part 1
Act. 1

0.75 pts

0.25 each

07points
01 pt.

0.25 each

01.50 pts

0.25 each

a) After The Muslims had settled in Andalusia, they


transformed it into a prestigious cultural area.
b. Though the Muslims reign in Andalusia was short, they had
developed a civilization far in advance of any in Europe
c. Arabs and Berbers of North Africa were so peaceful that
most of the Christians and the oppressed class accepted
Islam freely

01.50 pts

0. 5 each

/d/ transformed, believed


/t/ reduced, developed
/id/ accepted, included

01.50 pts

0.25 each

Text Exploration
a) period
b) attests

Act. 2

Act. 3

Act. 4

Verb
To reign
exclude
To secure

a
2

Act. 5
Part 2
Topic 1

0. 25 pt.

b
3

c) control

d) oppressed

Noun
reign
exclusion
security

c
5

Adjective
reigning
exclusive
secured

1. 50 pts.
d
1

e
4

f
6

1st 0. 25
Link 0.25

05 points
Form:

03. 5 pts.

Topic 2

Content:

02. 5 pts.

Form:
Content:

03 pts.
03 pts