A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

a multi-faceted look at the middle east, and the middle west

depending on one’s definition of fun: a funtrivia quiz on the call to prayer

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on January 22, 2007

While tracking down the answer to a nit-picky “the devil in the details” question (the kind that inevitably pop up while one is writing), I found a brilliant online quiz at www.funtrivia.com that tests one’s knowledge of the call to prayer.

The quiz was indeed fun and the trivia well worth knowing, but my ego was bruised to discover that in the end I was merely average, having answered only 6 of the 10 questions correctly.

It helps to know Arabic (which I do) and early Islamic history (which I also do, though clearly not in sufficient detail). What I particularly liked about this quiz was that after submitting my answers, it went through each question, providing detailed information about the correct answer.

Pedagogical entertainment – definitely my idea of fun!

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