2013 September UGC NET Examination in Arab Culture and Islamic Studies: Previous Years Solved Question Paper Along With Answer Keys

1. Petra was the capital of
(A) The Nabataeans
(B) The Abyssinians
(C) The Chaldaeans
(D) None of the above
Answer: (A)

2. Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation at the age of
(A) 35
(B) 40
(C) 45
(D) 50
Answer: (B)

3. Mecca was conquered by Prophet Muhammad in the year
(A) 622
(B) 628
(C) 630
(D) 635
Answer: (C)

4. Arrange the following battles in order in which they took place.
Use the code given below:
i. The Battle of the Camel
ii. The Battle of Badr
iii. The Battle of Qadisiyah
iv. The Battle of Uhud
(A) iii, i, ii, iv
(B) i, ii, iii, iv
(C) ii, iv, i, iii
(D) ii, iv, iii, i
Answer: (D)

5. The pact of Hudaybiah was concluded by Prophet Muhammad in the year
(A) 620
(B) 625
(C) 628
(D) 630
Answer: (C)

6. Caliph Abu Bakr took charge of the Caliphate in the year
(A) 630
(B) 632
(C) 634
(D) 640
Answer: (B)

7. Which one of the following is correctly matched?www.netugc.in
(A) Caliph Abu Bakr              –                      634-36
(B) Caliph Umar                     –                      636-40
(C) Caliph Uthman                 –                     644-56
(D) Caliph Ali                         –                      656-65
Answer: (C)

8. Abdullah Ibn Abi Sarh was the governor of Caliph Uthman at
(A) Damascus
(B) Egypt
(C) Khurasan
(D) Basra
Answer: (B)

9. In whose reign were Riddah wars fought?
(A) Caliph Abu Bakr
(B) Caliph Umar
(C) Caliph Uthman
(D) Caliph Ali
Answer: (A)

10. Caliph Ali shifted his capital from
(A) Najaf to Medina
(B) Medina to Karbala
(C) Mecca to Medina
(D) Medina to Kufa
Answer: (D)

11. Sindh was conquered by
(A) The Umayyads
(B) The Abbasids
(C) The Safawids
(D) The Ayyubids
Answer: (A)

12. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(A) Tariq Bin Ziyad                –                      Spain
(B) Salahuddin Ayyubi           –                      Ottoman Empire
(C) Caliph Abdul Malik          –                      Persian Poetry
(D) Ameer Muawiyah             –                      Baghdad
Answer: (A)

13. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?www.netugc.in
(A) Umayyad dynasty                        –                      Damascus
(B) Ameer Mu‘awiyah            –                      Tafsirul Quran
(C) Hajjaj Ibn Yusuf               –                      Iraq
(D) Farazdaq                           –                      Umayyad poet
Answer: (B)

14. The founder of the Abbasid dynasty was
(A) Al-Mamun
(B) Al-Mahdi
(C) Al-Hadi
(D) AL-Saffah
Answer: (D)

15. The Barmakids were ministers during the period of
(A) The Umayyads
(B) The Abbasids
(C) The Fatimids
(D) The Ayyubids
Answer: (B)

16. Which one of the following is not correctly matched:
(A) Al-Mutanabbi – Poetry
(B) Rabiya Basari – Taswwuf
(C) Imam Ghazali – Mathematics
(D) Ibn Sina – Medicine
Answer: (C)

17. The book ‘Futuh Al-Buldan” was written by
(A) Ibn Khaldun
(B) Al-Baladhuri
(C) Al-Yaqubi
(D) Al-Battani
Answer: (B)

18. Which of the following countries has the second largest Muslim population?
(A) Pakistan
(B) Bangladesh
(C) India
(D) Saudi Arabia
Answer: (C)

19. The title of “Zamakhshari Tafsir” is
(A) Bayan al-Quran
(B) Tarjuman al-Quran
(C) Al-Kashshaf
(D) Ma‘arif al-Quran
Answer: (C)

20. The first five verses revealed to Prophet Muhammad are incorporated in
(A) Surah Fatihah
(B) Surah ‘Alaq
(C) Surah Ikhlas
(D) Surah Nas
Answer: (B)

21. The Tafsir authored by Muhammad bin Jarir al-Tabari is
(A) Tafhim al-Quran
(B) Jami al-Bayan
(C) Ahkam al-Quran
(D) Ma‘arif al-Quran
Answer: (B)

22. “Kitab Al-Kharaj” is a book on
(A) Fiqh
(B) Literature
(C) Hadith
(D) Poetry
Answer: (A)

23. Imam Nasai was born in
(A) Cairo
(B) Medina
(C) Mecca
(D) None of the above
Answer: (D)

24. Which of the following is correctly matched?
(A) Qiyas                    –                      Analogical reasoning
(B) Ijma                       –                      Difference of opinion
(C) Ijtihad                   –                      Fighting
(D) Ilm al- Tafsir         –                      Wahdat al-Shuhud
Answer: (A)

25. The Idrisi dynasty lasted during
(A) 661 to 750
(B) 788 to 974
(C) 935 to 969
(D) 1171 to 1246
Answer: (B)

26. The Hamdanis were
(A) Shias
(B) Sunnis
(C) Jews
(D) Christians
Answer: (A)

27. The Ikhshidi dynasty was established in
(A) Damascus
(B) Fustat
(C) Sicily
(D) Taif
Answer: (D)

28. Capital of the Aghlabids was
(A) Tehran
(B) Qayrawan
(C) Damascus
(D) Nahrawan
Answer: (D)

29. The founder of the Ayyubid dynasty was
(A) Sultan Kamil
(B) Sultan Salahuddin
(C) Sultan Qalawun
(D) Sultan Ashraf Musa
Answer: (B)

30. The historic battle of Ayn Jalut took place in the year
(A) 1258 A.D.
(B) 1260 A.D.
(C) 1265 A.D.
(D) 1270 A.D.
Answer: (B)

31. The Ismailis are popularly known aswww.netugc.in
(A) Fatimids
(B) Zaidis
(C) Alawis
(D) Ithna ‘Asharis
Answer: (A)

32. Jerusalem was conquered by the Crusaders in the year
(A) 1055
(B) 1065
(C) 1075
(D) 1099
Answer: (D)

33. Jerusalem was recaptured by Salahuddin from the Crusaders in the year
(A) 1180
(B) 1187
(C) 1190
(D) 1200
Answer: (B)

34. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(A) The Fatimids                     :                       900-1165
(B) Zangids                             :                       750-950
(C) Ayyubids                          :                       1100-1258
(D) Mamluks                           :                       1250-1517
Answer: (D)

35. Office of the Abbasid Caliphate was revived in Cairo by
(A) Sultan Salahuddin
(B) Sultan Baybars
(C) Sultan Qalawun
(D) Sultan Nasir
Answer: (B)

36. Islamic revolution of Iran took place in the year
(A) 1970
(B) 1975
(C) 1979
(D) 1985
Answer: (C)

37. Founder of the Safavid dynasty was
(A) Shah Ismail
(B) Nasiruddin Shah
(C) Shaikh Safi al-Din
(D) Sultan Salim
Answer: (A)

38. Who among the following is known as Abdul Rahman al-Dakhil?
(A) Abdul Rahman I
(B) Abdul Rahman II
(C) Abdul Rahman III
(D) Abdul Rahman IV
Answer: (A)

39. Muslim rule in Spain came to an end in the year
(A) 1027
(B) 1492
(C) 1500
(D) 1525
Answer: (B)

40. ‘Al-Hamra’ is situated in
(A) Turkey
(B) Iran
(C) Spain
(D) Iraq
Answer: (C)

41. The institution of caliphate was abolished by Mustafa Kamal in the year
(A) 1900
(B) 1915
(C) 1920
(D) 1924
Answer: (D)

42. Choose the odd among the following:
(A) Al-Razi
(B) Al-Zahrawi
(C) Ibn Sina
(D) Ibn Khaldun
Answer: (D)

43. The author of the book ‘Al-Hawi’ was
(A) Ibn Sina
(B) Al-Razi
(C) Dawud Antaki
(D) Ibn Zuhr
Answer: (B)

44. Ammar Bin Ali al-Mawsili was a distinguished
(A) Historian
(B) Geographer
(C) Ophthalmologist
(D) Mathematician
Answer: (C)

45. Author of the book ‘Hayat al-Hayawan’ was
(A) Al-Jahiz
(B) Al-Damiri
(C) Ibn al-Haytham
(D) None of the above
Answer: (B)

46. The book ‘Surat al-Ard’ was authored by
(A) Al-Khwarizmi
(B) Al-Indrisi
(C) Al-Biruni
(D) Al-Masudiwww.netugc.in
Answer: (A)

47. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
(A) Al-Biruni              –                      Kitab al- Manazir
(B) Ibn Khaldun         –                      Muqaddimah
(C) Ibn Rushd                         –                      Tahafit al-Falasifah
(D) Ibn Muqaffa         –                      Sindhind
Answer: (B)

48. The architect of the famous Sulaymania Mosque was
(A) Rehan
(B) Muhammad al-Fatih
(C) Sivan
(D) None of the above
Answer: (C)

49. The scholar who compiled the famous book ‘Multaqa al-Abhur’ was
(A) Mustafa Kamal
(B) Khalifa Haji
(C) Kara Mustafa
(D) Ibrahim al-Halabi
Answer: (D)

50. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan                 –                      Tahzibul Akhlaq
(B) Ghulam Ali Azad                         –                      Subhatul Marjan
(C) Allamah Iqbal                               –                      Bale Jibril
(D) Muhammad Abduh                      –                      Kitab al-Umm
Answer: (D)