The jewel of the world short question answers and MCQs. Fsc, FA, ICS English 2nd year unit 10 solve MCQs from past papers. important short questions from past papers.
The Jewel Of The World MCQs
The Jewel of the World (Philip K. Hitti)
Choose the correct option of the following underlined words from Book – II
In Centa, Abdul Rehman was offered refuge. (AJK. GI, 2016) (BWP. GI, 2017)
The Umayyad dynasty was wiped out in the East: (LHR. GII, 2015)
Abd-ul-Rehman barely escaped assassination. (DGK. GII, 2016) (DGK. GJI, SGD. GI, 2017)
Abd-ul-Rahman was a youth of exceptional nerve and ability. (DGK. GII, 2015) (RWP. GI, 2016)
Abd-ul-Rehman had shared aquiline features. (RWP. GII, 2017) (SGD. GII, 2017)
The story of his flee is dramatic: (BWP. GII, 2015)
Abdul Rehman administered the people with sagacity. (MLN. GI, 2017)
Abd-al-Rehman imported exotic plants to his garden: (MLN. GII, 2014) (DGK. GI, 2015)
Al-Hakam’s agents ransacked the bookshops of all the major cities. (DGK. GI, 2017)
The industry had flourished consistently: (DGK. GII, 2015
The Umayyad dynasty in Damascus was overthrown in 750. (GRW. GI, 2014
The houses of the foreigner were ransacked: (AJK. GI, 2015
Al-Hakam was generous to scholars. (AJK. GII, 2016
He administered with sagacity and ability. (SGD. GII, 2011
Short Question Answers
Give some significant features of Caliph Abd-al-Rahman’s personality. (MLN. GII, 2016)
Ans Abd-al-Rahman was strikingly tall, lean with sharp aquiline features. He was a youth of
exceptional nerve and ability. It was he who made his way to Span, fought his way to mastery, and kept in power there the Ummayad dynasty which was wiped out in the East.
Give an account of Abd-al-Rahman’s dramatic escape.
How did Abd-al-Rahman succeed in escaping?
Describe the dramatic escape of Abd-al-Rahman I and his adventures in Africa. (LHR. GII, 2016) (FBD. GII, MLN. GI, AJK. GII, RWP. GI, 2017) (AJK. GII, 2018)
Ans. Abd-al-Rahman was in a Bedouin camp on the left bank of the Euphrates River. Suddenly, the horsemen of the Abbasids army appeared there. Abdul-Rahman dashed into the river and swam away from the reach of the Abbasid army. Wandering from tribe to tribe, always pursued by spies. Five years later he reaches Ceuta, where he was given refuge. He bore much hardship and
Give a brief description of the royal palace, named “Al-Zahra”. (SGD.GI, 2016)
Ans. The royal palace named al-Zahra, comprised of four hundred rooms and apartments.
Abd-al-Rahman started its construction in 836. 10,000 workmen with 1,500 beasts of burden
worked for a score of years in its construction.
How did Abd-al-Rehman beautify his capital, Cordova? (FBD. GII, AJK. GI, 2015) (FBD. GI, DGK. GI, 2017) (FBD. GI, 2018)
Ans. Abd-al-Rahman developed a highly-trained army of more than 40,000 Berbers to defeat his
enemies. He built great houses, big parks, charming gardens, and beautiful mosques in the capital
city, Cordova. He supplied pure water to the capital. He built a wall around the capital. His palace
was a masterpiece of architecture.
Briefly describe the mosque of Cordova. (SWL. GII, 2016)
Ans. Abd-al-Rahman founded the great Mosque of Cordova as a rival to the two mosques of Islam in Jerusalem and Makkah. It is Completed and enlarged by his successors. Soon it became the shrine of western Muslims.
Who was Al-Hakam? OR Describe briefly Al-Hakam. OR Who was the successor of Ahd-al-Rehman III? (LHR. GII, RWP. GI, FBD. GI, 2014) (BWP. GI, 2018)
Ans. Al-Hakam was the worthy successor of Abd-al-Rehman III. He himself was a scholar. He did his best to promote learning and education in the country.
How was the royal income spent in Muslim Spain? (SWL. GII, 2017)
Ans. Royal income was used to beautify the capital, strengthening the army, and to establish institutes for education.
How did Al-Hakam patronize learning in Muslim Spain?
OR What did Al-Hakam do to promote education and learning?
OR How did Al-Hakam serve and develop Muslim Spain?
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