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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)


1.Spain was invaded in 711 AD by ---------:

a) Tariq bin Ziyad
b) Abd al Rahman I
c) Khalid bin Walid
d)none of these

2. 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

3.The conquests of Hujjaj in the East matched the Western conquests by ---------- :

a Musa bin Nusayr
b) Tariq bin Ziyad
c) al-Mutawakkil
d)none of these

4.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

5.The Umayyad Dynasty was put to an end in the year----------:

a)661 AD
b)750 AD
c)770 AD
d)None of these

6.The Abbasid Dynasty ruled for just over---------:

a) two centuries
b) three centuries
c) five centuries
d)none of these

7.Baghdad was put on fire in 1258 AD by -----------

a) The Umayyads
b) The Mongols
c) The Ottomans
d)none of these

8.Musa bin Nusayr was the Governor of---------

a) Egypt
b) Spain
c) North Africa
d) none of these

9.The fugitive Umayyad prince reached Spain in the year -------------:

a) 755 AD
b) 750 AD
c) 760 AD
d)none of these

10.The last Umayyad ruler in 750 AD was--------:

a) Hisham
b) Marwan II
c) Yazid III
d) none of these


11.The name of the French King who attacked Spain in 777 AD was ---------:

a) Roderick
b) Charlemagne
c) Alfonso
d) none of these

12.Ibn Khuldun is generally known as a-------

a) Mathematician
b) Astronomer
c) Historian
d) None of these

13.The real founder of Umayyad Dynasty in Spain was-------:

a) Tariq bin Ziyad
b) Moosa bin Nysair
c) Abdur Rahman I
d) None of these

14.The Arabs invaded Spain in the year-------

a) 711 AD
b) 750 AD
c) 756 AD
d) None of these

15.Which Caliph recalled Musa bin Nusayr to Damascus-------?

a) al Walid-I
b) Abdul Aziz
c) Abdul Malik
d)None of these

16. Who punished Musa bin Nusayr for invading Spain---------?

a) Sulaiman
b) Abdul Aziz
c) Amr Thaqafi
d)None of these

17.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

18.The new capital established by Abbasid in 835 AD is called -----

a) al-Mansurah
b) Samarra
c) Kufa/Basra
d) none of these

19. Abdur Rahman-II of Spain went out to receive a minstrel called--------

a) Khalid
b) Ziryab
c) Walid
d) None of these

20.Cordova and Baghdad served to the West as main centres for------------

a) Rivalry
b) Treasures
c) Learning
d) None of these

Q.2. Give an account of the conquest of spain; who made it a stabe and prosperous Muslim state?

Q.3. What fate did Tariq Bin Ziyad and Musa bin Nusayr meet after invasion of spain?

Q.4. Write a note on the Muslim's contribution in Spain in natural or social sciences.

Q.5. Write short notes on ANY TWO of the following:

1) al-Hambra
2) Cordoba
3) Gibralter
4) al-Qairawan
5) Mudarites
6) Yamanites
7) Abdur Rahman-I
8) Hisham
9) Al-Hakam

Q.6. What is the historical significance of Samarra as Capital of the Abbasids?

Q.7. How Did Imam Malik's Muwatta leave a strong impact in spain, Discuss?

Q.8. The scientific and literary progress of the Muslims in spain and Baghdad laid the foundation of renaissance in Europe, discuss with evidence.
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