Tuesday, April 16, 2013

PPSC Past Papers of History

(i)  Spain was invaded in 711 AD by _________
(a) Tariq bin Ziyad (b) Abd al Rahman I
(c) Khalid bin Walid (d) None of these
(ii)  The al-Qairawan in North Africa was founded in 670 AD by ________
(a) Musa bin Nusayr (b) Suleman I
(c) Uqbah (d) None of these
(iii)  The conquests of Hujjaj in the East matched the Western conquests by ________
(a) Musa bin Nusayr (b) Tariq bin Ziad
(c) al-Mutawakkil (d) None of these
(iv)  Abdul Aziz married Egilona, the widow of King Roderick, and named her _________
(a) Umm-Asim (b) Umm-Kulsum
(c) Umm-Hani (d) None of these
(v)  The Umayyad dynasty was put to an end in the year ________
(a) 661 AD (b) 750 AD
(c) 770 AD (d) None of these
(vi)  The Abbasid dynasty ruled for just over __________
(a) Two Centuries (b) Three Centuries
(c) Five Centuries (d) None of these
(vii)  Baghdad was put on fire in 1258 AD by _______
(a) The Umayyads (b) The Mongols
(c) The Ottomans (d) None of these
(viii)  Musa bin Nusayr was the Governor of _______
(a) Egypt (b) Spain
(c) North Africa (d) None of these
(ix)  The fugitive Umayyad prince reached Spain in the year ________
(a) 755 AD (b) 750 AD
(c) 760 AD (d) None of these
(x)  The last Umayyad ruler in 750 AD was __________
(a) Hisham (b) Marwan II
(c) Yazid III (d) None of these
(xi)  The name of the French King who attacked Spain in 777 AD was __________
(a) Roderick (b) Charlemagne
(c) Alfonso (d) None of these
(xii)  Ibn Khuldun is generally known as a ___________
(a) Mathematician (b) Astronomer
(c) Historian (d) None of these
(xiii)  The real founder of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain was ________
(a) Tariq bin Ziyad (b) Moosa bin Nusayr
(c) Abdur Rahman-I (d) None of these
(xiv)  The Arabs invaded Spain in the year _______
(a) 711 AD (b) 750 AD
(c) 756 AD (d) None of these
(xv)  Which Caliph recalled Musa bin Nusayr to Damascus _______?
(a) al Walid-I (b) Abdul Aziz
(c) Abdul Malik (d) None of these
(xvi)  Who punished Musa bin Nusayr for invading Spain _________?
(a) Sulaiman (b) Abdul Aziz
(c) Amr Thaqafi (d) None of these
(xvii)  After ruling over Spain for one year who refused to give turn to the Yamanites?
(a) Abdur Rahman-II (b) al-Hakam
(c) Abdur Rahman al-Fehri (d) None of these
(xviii) The new capital established by Abbasid in 835 AD is called ______
(a) al-Mansurah (b) Samarra
(c) Kufa / Basra (d) None of these
(xix)  Abdur Rahman-II of Spain went out to receive a minstrel called _______
(a) Khalid (b) Ziryab
(c) Walid (d) None of these
(xx)  Cordova and Baghdad served to the West as main centres for ________
(a) Rivalry (b) Treasures
(c) Learning (d) None of these



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