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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER-II CSS Combined Competitive Exam Papers 2009

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER-II
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17 UNDER
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2009
ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER-II

TIME ALLOWED: (PART-I) 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:20 (PART-II) 2 HOURS & 30 MINUTES MAXIMUM MARKS:80

PART – I (MCQ)
(COMPULSORY)

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)
(i) Spain was invaded in 711 AD by _________
(a) Tariq bin Ziyad (b) Abd al Rahman I
(c) Khalid bin Walid (d) None of these
(ii) The al-Qairawan in North Africa was founded in 670 AD by ________
(a) Musa bin Nusayr (b) Suleman I
(c) Uqbah (d) None of these
(iii) The conquests of Hujjaj in the East matched the Western conquests by ________
(a) Musa bin Nusayr (b) Tariq bin Ziad
(c) al-Mutawakkil (d) None of these
(iv) Abdul Aziz married Egilona, the widow of King Roderick, and named her _________
(a) Umm-Asim (b) Umm-Kulsum
(c) Umm-Hani (d) None of these
(v) The Umayyad dynasty was put to an end in the year ________
(a) 661 AD (b) 750 AD
(c) 770 AD (d) None of these
(vi) The Abbasid dynasty ruled for just over __________
(a) Two Centuries (b) Three Centuries
(c) Five Centuries (d) None of these
 (vii) Baghdad was put on fire in 1258 AD by _______
(a) The Umayyads (b) The Mongols
(c) The Ottomans (d) None of these
(viii) Musa bin Nusayr was the Governor of _______
(a) Egypt (b) Spain
(c) North Africa (d) None of these
(ix) The fugitive Umayyad prince reached Spain in the year ________
(a) 755 AD (b) 750 AD
(c) 760 AD (d) None of these
(x) The last Umayyad ruler in 750 AD was __________
(a) Hisham (b) Marwan II
(c) Yazid III (d) None of these
(xi) The name of the French King who attacked Spain in 777 AD was __________
(a) Roderick (b) Charlemagne
(c) Alfonso (d) None of these
(xii) Ibn Khuldun is generally known as a ___________
(a) Mathematician (b) Astronomer
(c) Historian (d) None of these
NOTE: (i) First attempt PART-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back
after 30 minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.
S.No.
R.No.
ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER-II

 (xiii) The real founder of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain was ________
(a) Tariq bin Ziyad (b) Moosa bin Nusayr
(c) Abdur Rahman-I (d) None of these
(xiv) The Arabs invaded Spain in the year _______
(a) 711 AD (b) 750 AD
(c) 756 AD (d) None of these
(xv) Which Caliph recalled Musa bin Nusayr to Damascus _______?
(a) al Walid-I (b) Abdul Aziz
(c) Abdul Malik (d) None of these
(xvi) Who punished Musa bin Nusayr for invading Spain _________?
(a) Sulaiman (b) Abdul Aziz
(c) Amr Thaqafi (d) None of these
(xvii) After ruling over Spain for one year who refused to give turn to the Yamanites?
(a) Abdur Rahman-II (b) al-Hakam
(c) Abdur Rahman al-Fehri (d) None of these
(xviii) The new capital established by Abbasid in 835 AD is called ______
(a) al-Mansurah (b) Samarra
(c) Kufa / Basra (d) None of these
(xix) Abdur Rahman-II of Spain went out to receive a minstrel called _______
(a) Khalid (b) Ziryab
(c) Walid (d) None of these
(xx) Cordova and Baghdad served to the West as main centres for ________
(a) Rivalry (b) Treasures
(c) Learning (d) None of these
PART – II

NOTE:
(i) PART-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be
considered.
Q.2. Give an account of the conquest of Spain; who made it a stable and prosperous Muslim state? (20)
Q.3. What fate did Tariq Bin Ziyad and Musa bin Nusayr meet after their invasion of Spain? (20)
Q.4. Write a note on the Muslim’s contributions in Spain in natural or social sciences. (20)
Q.5. Write short notes on ANY TWO of the following: (20)
(i) al-Hambra
(ii) Cordoba
(iii) Gibralter
(iv) al-Qairawan
(v) Mudarites
(vi) Yamanites
(vii) Abdur Rahman-I
(viii) Hisham
(ix) al-Hakam
Q.6. What is the historical significance of Samarra as Capital of the Abbasids? (20)
Q.7. How did Imam Malik’s Muwatta leave a strong impact in Spain, Discuss? (20)
Q.8. The scientific and literary progress of the Muslims in Spain and Baghdad laid the foundation of
renaissance in Europe, discuss with evidence. (20)

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