CSS Islamic History & Culture 2011

(PART-I MCQs)

(COMPULSORY)

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

 (i) The Pre-Islamic era is known as:

(a) Modern age

(b) Age of ignorance

(c) Golden age

(d) None of these

(ii) Ma’rib dam was located in:

(a) Iraq

(b) Yaman

(c) Egypt

 (d) None of these

(iii) Rulers of Pre-Islamic Iran were called:

(a) Qaisar

(b) Kisra

(c) Shahan-Shah

(d) None of these

(iv) Ka’bah is situated in the valley of:

(a) Faran

(b) Makkah

(c) Taif

(d) None of these

(v) Hajre-Aswad means:

(a) Pious stone

(b) Black stone

(c) Foundation stone

(d) None of these

(vi) The word “Muhammad” means:

(a) The Praised one

(b) Noble

(c) Respectful

(d) None of these

(vii) The first revelation came to Prophet (SAW) in:

(a) Hira

(b) Thaur

(c) Dar-e-Arqam

(d) None of these

(viii) The duration of social boycott of Muslim Shi’b Abi Talib was for:

(a) 3 years

(b) 5 years

(c) 10 years

(d) None of these

(ix) The Battle of Uhud was fought in the year:

(a) 3 Nabvi

(b) 8 Nabvi

(c) 9 A.H.

(d) None of these

(x) Who signed the treaty of Hudaibiya on behalf of the Quresh?

(a) Abu Sufyan

(b) Abu Lahab

(c) Abu al Hakam

(d) None of these

(xi) Banu Qurayzah, banu Qaynuqa and Banu Nadir were three tribes of:

(a) Quraysh

(b) Christian

(c) The Jews

(d) None of these

(xii) Quran was revealed in:

(a) 25 years

(b) 27 years

(c) 23 years

(d) None of these

(xiii) Hazrat Umar (R.A.) was assassinated in the month of:

(a) Ramadan

(b) Ziq’ad

 (c) Muharram

(d) None of these

(xiv) Musaylamah was:

(a) Philosopher

(b) Poet

(c) False prophet

 (d) None of these

(xv) The battle of Jamal was fought between Hazrat Aisha and:

(a) Hazrat-Muawiyah

(b) Hazrat Talah

(c) Hazrat Ali

(d) None of these

(xvi) The capital of Ummayyad dynasty was:

(a) Baghdad

(b) Cairo

(c) Khurasan

(d) None of these

(xvii) Abbasid caliphate came into being in:

(a) 132 AH

(b) 122 AH

 (c) 142 AH

(d) None of these

(xviii) Samarra was built by:

(a) Al-Mansur

(b) Al-Mahdi

 (c) Al-Must’asim

(d) None of these

(xix) Jizyah is a:

(a) Poll tax

(b) Trade tax

(c) Land tax

(d) None of these

(xx) The ottoman dynasty fell in:

(a) 1857

(b) 1926

(c) 1940

(d) None of these

PART-II

Q.2. Comment on the moral, social and political conditions of the world at the advent of Islam. (20)

Q.3. Critically examine the effects of the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Arabia. (20)

Q.4. Estimate the character and achievements of Hazarat Umar Farooq (R.A.) as a statesman. (20)

Q.5. What limitation has Quran set upon speech and writing? In what respect does the Islamic Concept of Literature differ from that of the Non-Muslims? (20)

Q.6. Trace the origin of “SHURA” in Islam and give a brief account of its working under the “PIOUS CALIPHS”. (20)

Q.7. Briefly describe the scientific and literary progress of the Muslims during the Abbasid period. (20)

Q.8. Assess the claims of Suleiman The Magnificent to be the greatest of the Ottoman Sultans. (20)