1) In Chapter 3 Berkey gives two caveats and asks a question about Arabia before Islam. What are the two caveats? What is the question? What is his answer to the question? How do the caveats affect his answer to the question? Can you see evidence for his contentions in the Poem of Imru’l Qays that you read for today?
2) According to Berkey, what makes the early seventh century “highly charged and unstable”? Can you find any evidence of these things in the documents that you read for today, if so what is it?
3) Pick one of the documents that you read for today and briefly summarize it.