CSS Islamic History & Culture 2010



Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) Arabia is a large tract of country in the _________ of Asia.

(a) South - East

(b) South - West

(c) North - East

(d) None of these

(ii) _________ is called in Arab tradition ‘Year of the elephant.’

(a) 650 A.C.

(b) 560 A.C.

(c) 570 A.C.

(d) None of these

(iii) ANSAR means ________

(a) defender

(b) helper

(c) ruler

(d) None of these

(iv) The ninth year of the Hijra is known in Muslim history as the _________

(a) year of elephant

(b) year of deputations

(c) year of embassies

(d) None of these

(v) In 14 Hijri/635 A.D. _________ laid the foundation of Basrah.

(a) Hazrat Umar

 (b) Khalid bin Waleed

(c) Uthban bin Ghazwan

(d) None of these

(vi) Hazrat Uthman was assassinated in the month of __________

(a) Ramazan

 (b) Rajab

(c) Zulhija

(d) None of these

(vii) Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed belonged to the tribe of _________

(a) Hashim

(b) Umayyah

(c) Makhzum

(d) None of these

(viii) The city of FUSTAT was founded by __________

(a) Amr bin Al-As

(b) Hazrat Umar bin Khattab

(c) Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed

(d) None of these

(ix) KHARAJ is ________

(a) Poor – tax

(b) Land – tax

(c) Poll – tax

(d) None of these

(x) __________ was the first Caliph, who abdicated the Caliphate.

(a) Hazrat Ali

(b) Hazrat Hassan bin Ali

(c) Hazrat Hussain bin Ali

(d) None of these

(xi) The tomb of Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari is situated at __________

(a) Ankara

(b) Madina

(c) Istanbul

(d) None of these

(xii) The first capital of Abbasid Caliphate was _________.

(a) Al-Hashmiyah

(b) Samarrah

(c) Baghdad

(d) None of these

 (xiii) Ibne-e-Kahldun was a famous historian of ________ century.

(a) 15th

(b) 14th

(c) 13th

(d) None of these

(xiv) DIWAN AL HISBAH was instituted by _______

(a) Mahdi

(b) Hadi

(c) Harun

(d) None of these

(xv) IDRISI was a famous _________.

(a) Musician

(b) Poet

(c) Geographer

(d) None of these

(xvi) ‘Siyasat Nama’ was written by _________.

(a) Firdausi

(b) Masudi

(c) Mawardi

(d) None of these

(xvii) Tulunid Dynasty was founded by Ahmad ibn Tulun in _________.

(a) Khurasan

(b) Syrea

(c) Iraq

(d) None of these

(xviii) The capture of Baghdad by Halaku Khan took place in the year _________

(a) 1285

(b) 1258

(c) 1271

(d) None of these

(xix) Constantinople fell into the hands of the Muslims in _________

(a) 1453

(b) 1543

(c) 1354

(d) None of these

(xx) With ________ the Othoman empire reached its zenith of glory and prestige.

(a) Bayazid

(b) Muhammad II

(c) Salim I

(d) None of these


Q.2. Point out the major world civilizations at the dawn of Islam, with special emphasis on their intellectual activities and socio-political institutions. (20)

Q.3. ‘HIJRAH’ was the turning point in the history of Islam. Discuss. (20)

Q.4. ‘Teachings of the Holy Prophet laid the foundations of a new and revolutionary world order.’ Comment. (20)

Q.5. In what respect Islamic Political System is different from western secular democracy, theocracy and monarchy? (20)

Q.6. Give a critical study of the causes and consequences of the political and ideological differences raised after the assassination of Hazrat Usman Ghani. (20)

Q.7. Write an essay on ANY ONE of the following: (20)

(i) Baghdad under early Abbasids.

(ii) Philosophical progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period.

Q.8. Critically evaluate the Ottoman’s administrative reforms with special reference to TANZIMAT. (20)