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Test your knowledge of Science and Technology in Islam:

  1. After which Muslim mathematician is the term 'algorithm' named?
  2. Where was the first 'House of Wisdom' established in 786 CE?
  3. Which famous Muslim engineer designed and made the 'Elephant Water Clock' and the 'Castle Clock'?
  4. Who was the first person to record a star system outside our Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy?
  5. Which Muslim scientist is regarded as the 'Father of Optics'?
  6. Which 9th century Muslim polymath is regarded as the first aviator?
  7. Whose travel diary provides a detailed account of the Islamic Empire in the 14th century?
  8. Who instructed al-Jazari to write 'The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices'?
  9. Who built trick devices to educate people about mechanics in the 9th century?
  10. Who flew a glider from the Galata Tower in Istanbul across the Bosphorus in 1638?
  11. Which Muslim physicist, philosopher, mathematician, musician and astronomer has been described as one of the 'twelve giant minds of history'?
  12. Which Italian mathematician played a major role in promoting the use of Arabic numbers in Europe?

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