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NTA NET December 2018 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Paper 2 Part 3

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Q-41 Which one of the following is not correctly matched?


  1. Aghlabids-800 AD-909 AD

  2. Tulunids-868 AD-905 AD

  3. Tahirids-815 AD- 869 AD

  4. Ikhshidids-935 AD-969 AD

Q-42 Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?


  1. Umayyah – Son of Hashim

  2. Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri – Renowned Traditionist

  3. Sibawayh – Kitab al-‘Ayn

  4. Mu’awiyah II-680 AD. – 683 AD.

Q-43 This question consists of three statements. Identify the correct answer by using the codes given below.

  1. The abbasid caliph Abul Abbas was succeeded by Abu ja’far al-Mansur.

  2. Al-Mansur was the son of Abul Abbas.

  3. Abul Abbas died of small-pox in 754.


  1. (i) and (iii) are correct, but (ii) is wrong

  2. (ii) and (iii) are correct, but (i) is wrong

  3. (i) is correct, but (ii) and (iii) are wrong

  4. (i) and (ii) are correct, but (iii) is wrong

Q-44 Which one of the following is correctly matched?


  1. Kitab al-Umm – Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi’i

  2. Kalilah wa-Dimnah – Abul Farj al-Isfahani

  3. Al-Aghani – Ibn-al-Muqaffa

  4. Mu’jam al-Buldan – ‘Uthman ibn-Bahr al-Jahiz

Q-45 One of the following was popularly known as the shaykh of translators


  1. Thabit Ibn Qurrah

  2. Jibril Ibn Bakhtishu

  3. Hunayn Ibn Ishaq

  4. Qusta bin Luqa

Q-46 Who among the following is known as ‘Herodotus’ of the Arabs?


  1. Al-Biruni

  2. Al-Mas’udi

  3. Al-Tabari

  4. Al-Kindi

Q-47 Arrange the following dynasties according to the date of their establishment:

  1. Ikhshidid

  2. Safavid

  3. Saljuq

  4. Tahirid

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:


  1. (iv), (i), (ii), (iii)

  2. (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)

  3. (iii), (ii), (iv), (i)

  4. (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

Q-48 The greatest all-round musician that Muslims produced was


  1. Ishaq ibn Ibrahim al-Mawsili

  2. Ziryab

  3. Siyat

  4. Mukhariq

Q-49 The Founder of Saljuq dynasty was


  1. Qiliz Arslan

  2. Tughril

  3. Alp Arslan

  4. Tutus Arslan

Q-50 ‘Al-Kulliyyat Fi al-Tibb’ is the work of


  1. Al-Farabi

  2. Ibn-Taymiyyah

  3. Ibn-Rushd

  4. Al-Ghazzali

Q-51 Match List I with List II and identify the correct combination by using the code:

List One and Two for Question 51
List one and two for question 51

List I

List II

  1. Al-Baladhuri

  • Futuh al-Buldan

  • Ibn Abi Usaybiah

  • Tarikh al-Rusul w-al-Muluk

  • Ibn al-Nadim

  • Uyan al-Anba fi Tabaqat al-Atibba

  • Muhammad Bin Jarrir al-Tabari

  • Kitab al-Fihrist


  1. (a)-(i), (b)-(iii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(ii)

  2. (a)-(ii), (b)-(i), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)

  3. (a)-(iii), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iv), (d)-(i)

  4. (a)-(iv), (b)-(i), (c)-(ii), (d)-(iii)

Q-52 One of the following kings was an accomplished calligrapher


  1. Sulayman the Law Giver

  2. Sultan Abdul Hamid

  3. Sulatn Abdul Majid

  4. Sulatan Bayazid II

Q-53 Who among the following is known as ‘Al-Mu’allim al-thani’?


  1. Al-Farabi

  2. Ibn-Rushd

  3. Al-Kindi

  4. Al-Ghazzali

Q-54 Arrange the following books on Tafsir in order in which they appeared:

  1. Bayan al-Qur’an

  2. Jami’ al-Bayan fi Tafsir al-Qur’an

  3. Mafatih al-Ghayb

  4. Al-Kashshaf

Choose the correct answer from the code given below:


  1. (iv), (i), (ii), (iii)

  2. (i), (ii), (iv), (iii)

  3. (ii), (iv), (iii), (i)

  4. (iii), (i), (iv), (ii)

Q-55 Abd al-Rahman-III succeeded his grandfather


  1. Al-Hakam-I

  2. Al-Hashim

  3. Abdullah

  4. Al-Mundhir

Q-56 Al-Hira was the capital of


  1. Yamanite Arabia

  2. Persian Arabia

  3. Egyptian Arabia

  4. Byzantine Arabia

Q-57 The first Ottoman gazette called Taqwim-I waqai was published in the year


  1. 1831 AD

  2. 1856 AD

  3. 1826 AD

  4. 1857 AD

Q-58 The Tulunids were


  1. Arabs

  2. Persians

  3. Kurds

  4. Turks

Q-59 One of the earliest and best known Andalusian historians was


  1. Abu Baks knowns as ibn al-Qutiyah

  2. Ibn Ishaq

  3. Musa ibn Uqbah

  4. Ibn Abdal-Hakam

Q-60 The earliest Ottoman stateman chiefly responsible for the first attempt at reforms was


  1. Ibrahim Shinasi

  2. Ahmad Midhat

  3. Damad Ibrahim Pasha

  4. Tawfiq Fikrat

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