Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper II 2003

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2003.

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE

PAPER – II

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100

NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.

1.Describe the role of Syed Jamaluddin Afghani for the cause of Muslim awakening and unity.

2. “The fine arts were not neglected and the Spanish Arabs excelled their Christian neighbours both in sculpture and paintings.” Elucidate.

3. “Out of a moth-eaten and depleted empire, Kamal Ataturk created a nation throbbing with life and activity. There were certainly glaring manifestations of dictatorship in some aspects of his ascendency, but he was a fervent believer in the sublime destiny of his people whom posterity will remember as one of the greatest national heroes.” In the light of this statement, analyze major achievement of Ataturk.

4. Write a comprehensive note on the contribution of Ibn Saud in the establishment of a modern Islamic State in the Middle East.

5. Andalus was the greatest seat of learning and research during the Muslim rule. Describe some of the major political and philosophical contributions of the period and of its glory.

6. Ibn e Khuldun is known as one of the most authentic Muslim historian of his time. Describe his contribution in historical field.

7. “Within three hundred years of the greatness of Sulyman, the Ottoman Empire lay bankrupt, decrepit and rotting.” Give reasons of the disintegration of Turkey.

COMPULSORY QUESTION

8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) Sulyman, the magnificent invaded Vienna in:
(a) 1540
(b) 1555
(c) 1580
(d) None of these

(2) “History of Medieval Islam” was written by:
(a) Amir Ali
(b) Sulyman
(c) Sunders
(d) None of these

(3) Armistice between Turkey and the Allies too place in:
(a) 1520
(b) 1819
(c) 1919
(d) None of these

(4) Kamal Mustafa was born in the town of:
(a) Basra
(b) Cyprus
(c) Salonika
(d) None of these

(5) Russia declared war on Turkey:
(a) 1718
(b) 1877
(c) 1978
(d) None of these

(6) “A History of Muslim in Spain” was written by:
(a) Macmillan
(b) Frank Cass
(c) Yaqut
(d) None of these

(7) Merida, an old city of Spain, was founded by:
(a) Jews
(b) Muslims
(c) Romans
(d) None of these

(8) ‘Islam in History’ was written by:
(a) Ibn e Khuldun
(b) Nadawi
(c) Muhmmad Munir
(d) None of these

(9) The greatest Muslim Art in which they have achieved incomparable success is:
(a) Paintings
(b) Architecture
(c) Calligraphy
(d) None of these

(10) The city of Baghdad lies on the:
(a) River Nile
(b) Tigris
(c) Bay of Bengal
(d) None of these

(11) Which Muslim ruler was styled the “Augustus of the Arabs”?
(a) Mansur
(b) Mamun
(c) Zubair
(d) None of these

(12) Hakam-I became caliph of Cordova in:
(a) 756
(b) 788
(c) 796
(d) None of these

(13) The book “Studies in the Islamic History” was written by:
(a) Syed Amir Ali
(b) Hanif Nadvi
(c) Amir Hussain
(d) None of these

(14) Musa bin Nusair was the governor of:
(a) Iran
(b) Basra
(c) Africa
(d) None of these

(15) Hisham became Sovereign of Damascus in:
(a) 717
(b) 724
(c) 743
(d) None of these

(16) Saba, the Capturer, was succeeded by his son:
(a) Himyar
(b) Kablan
(c) Zaid
(d) None of these

(17) Abolition of the Sultanate took place in:
(a) 1918
(b) 1920
(c) 1922
(d) None of these

(18) Avicenna was not only a genius but also a distinguished:
(a) Musician
(b) Calligraphist
(c) Physician
(d) None of these

(19) Ibn e Khuldun was born in Tunis in the year:
(a) 1332
(b) 1242
(c) 1248
(d) None of these

(20) Universal history book known as “Al-Kamil” was written by:
(a) Ibn ul Athir
(b) Tabari
(c) Masudi
(d) None of these

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