Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper II 2007

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2007.
ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – II
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: (i) Attempt FIVE questions in all including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(ii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered
(iii) Candidate must draw two straight lines (==================) at the end to separate each question attempted in Answer Books.

1. How did Islam penetrate in North Africa? Also give a brief introduction of North African Muslim Countries.

2. The advancement of Europe in the field of Sciences is based on the achievements of Muslims in their golden era. Discuss.

3. Western Civilization is in a state of clash with Islamic Civilization for increasing its influence (your view should be based on arguments in Yes/No)

4. Describe the ways and means through which a bridge may be made between the Muslim and Western Societies for Co-existence.

5. Highlight the achievements of Ibn-e-Khuldun and Ibn-e-Rushd.

6. Define Civilization and Culture and describe the contributions of Muslim Civilization towards the different human societies.

7. Why the Muslim Ummah is lagging behind today in the field of Science and Technology?

COMPULSORY QUESTION

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

(1) Egypt was invaded under the leadership of:
(a) Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas (RA)
(b) Amr bin A’as (RA)
(c) Khalid bin Waleed (RA)
(d) None of these

(2) Muslim Rule in Spain was established by:
(a) Abbasids
(b) Turks
(c) Umayyads
(d) None of these

(3) The central headquarter of Umayyad was:
(a) Kufa
(b) Cairo
(c) Baghdad
(d) None of these

(4) Yousaf bin Tashfin was from the dynasty of:
(a) Muwahhid
(b) Murabit
(c) Umayyid
(d) None of these

(5) Who said, “I never fight with a foe in distress”.
(a) Mahmood of Ghazna
(b) Salahuddin Ibn Ayyub
(c) Omar bin Adbul Azia
(d) None of these

(6) Sasanids were:
(a) Fire-Worshippers
(b) Idol Worshippers
(c) Sun and Moon worshippers
(d) None of these

(7) Al-Beruni was born in:
(a) Makkah
(b) Khiva
(c) Baghdad
(d) None of these

(8) Razi (Rhazes) was a great:
(a) Philosopher
(b) Poet
(c) Physician
(d) None of these

(9) Yarmuk is situated in:
(a) Egypt
(b) Iraq
(c) Syria
(d) None of these

(10) Kimai-e-Sa’adat is written by:
(a) Ibn-e-Khuldun
(b) Imam Al-Ghazali
(c) Ibn-e-Sina
(d) None of these

(11) Omar Khayyam wrote his Algebra in:
(a) Persian
(b) Arabic
(c) English
(d) None of these

(12) Omar bin Abdul Aziz belonged to:
(a) Umayya family
(b) Abbasi family
(c) Sassani family
(d) None of these

(13) Fihrist-al-Ulum was written by:
(a) Ibn-e-Qayyim
(b) Ibn-an-NAdim
(c) Ibn-e-Nafis
(d) None of these

(14) Al-Farabi was:
(a) Turkish
(b) Iranian
(c) Arab
(d) None of these

(15) The death of Caliph __________ brought the Abbasid Dynasty to an end.
(a) Mustasim
(b) Mutawakkil
(c) Muatazid
(d) None of these

(16) “Islam and the Modern World” is written by:
(a) ) M. Hanif Nadvi
(b) Arberry, A. J.
(c) Nadvi, Abul Hasan
(d) None of these

(17) “Mesopotamia” is a _________ word.
(a) Greek
(b) Turkish
(c) French
(d) None of these

(18) “The Arabian Nights” is a book of:
(a) Tales
(b) Poetry
(c) History
(d) None of these

(19) “Toledo” is city in:
(a) Iraq
(b) Italy
(c) Spain
(d) None of these

(20) Bosnia was part of:
(a) British Empire
(b) Turkish Empire
(c) Sassanaid Empire
(d) None of these

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