Medieval History MCQ (Pages :17)

  • 1 Todarmal is associated with the revenue system known as?

    (A) Kankut
    (B) Ghalla Bakshi
    (C) Zabti or Zabt
    (D) Nasaq
  • 2 The original name of Tansen, the greatest musician of the court of Akbar, was?

    (A) Makaranda Pandey
    (B) Ramatanu Pande
    (C) Haridas
    (D) Lal Kalawant
  • 3 Of the so-called 'Nine Gems of the Court of Akbar' the one who was a reputed poet of Hindi, was?

    (A) Abul Fazl
    (B) Faizi
    (C) Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana
    (D) Birbal
  • 4 The greatest historian of the reign of Akbar, who wrote Akbarnama and Ain-i-Akbari, was?

    (A) Nizamuddin Ahmad
    (B) Abdur Qadir Badauni
    (C) Abul Fazl
    (D) Abdas Khan Arwani
  • 5 Akbar granted the present site of Amritsar to the Sikh Guru?

    (A) Amar Das
    (B) Angad
    (C) Ram Das
    (D) Arjan
  • 6 Mansabdari System was founded by Akbar. The Mansabdars were?

    (A) military commanders
    (B) provincial governors
    (C) high civil and military officers
    (D) all of the above
  • 7 The most important poet at the court of Mahmud of Ghazni, who wrote Shahnama and is regarded as the "Immortal Homer of the East" was?

    (A) Utbi
    (B) Firdausi
    (C) Alberuni
    (D) Baihaqi
  • 8 During the course of his numerous invasions, Muhammad Ghori (Before his conquest in the Second Battle of Tarain) was defeated by?

    (A) Chalukya king Bhima II of Gujarat
    (B) Prithviraja Chauhan III of Ajmer
    (C) Both A and B
    (D) The Chandela king Paramardi
  • 9 Muhammad Ghori laid the foundation of the Turkish Empire in India by defeating?

    (A) Prithviraj Chauhan in Second Battle of Tarain
    (B) Jayachanda in the Battle of Chandawar
    (C) The Chandelas
    (D) Both B and C above
  • 10 It is said that Muhammad-bin-Bakhtiyar Khalji, one of the commanders of Muhammad Ghuri, conquered Nadia (one of the capitals of Bengal) with only 18 horsemen. The king of Bengal who then fled barefoot from his palace was?

    (A) Samantasena
    (B) Hemantasena
    (C) Ballalasena
    (D) Lakshamanasena
  • 11 The Buddhist universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila in Bihar were destroyed during the invasions of?

    (A) Mahmud of Ghazni
    (B) Muhammad Ghori
    (C) Bakhtiyar Khalji
    (D) All Mardan Khalji
  • 12 The real founder of the Sultanate of Delhi and its first dynasty was?

    (A) Muhammad Ghuri
    (B) Qutub-ud-din-Aibak
    (C) Iltutmish
    (D) Balban
  • 13 From the point of view of the Turkish rule, the most important contribution of IItutmish was?

    (A) Establishment of dynastic rule
    (B) He was the first Muslim ruler in India to issue coins
    (C) He made Delhi the capital of the Sultanate
    (D) He organised the Iqta System
  • 14 Haziya (the daughter of IItutmish) the only woman ruler in the history of Medieval India ascended the throne with the support of?

    (A) the army
    (B) the nobility
    (C) the people of Delhi
    (D) All the above
  • 15 The first medieval ruler to propound the divine theory of Kingship was?

    (A) Iltutmish
    (B) Raziya
    (C) Balban
    (D) Alauddin Khalji
  • 16 The firat Sultan of Delhi to cross the Narmada and move to the south was?

    (A) Iltutmish
    (B) Balban
    (C) Alauddin Khalji
    (D) Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
  • 17 The only known ruler in the history of India to have fixed the prices of different commodities, rigidly enforced quality control and ensured easy availability of essential commodities was?

    (A) Iltutmish
    (B) Alauddin Khalji
    (C) Raziya
    (D) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
  • 18 Alauddin Khalji rigidly enforced 'market control' or economic regulations for?

    (A) building up a large and contented army with small salaries
    (B) the general welfare of the people
    (C) Both A and B
    (D) curbing dishonest merchants and traders
  • 19 Muhammad-bin Tughluq transferred his capital from Delhi to Devagiri (which he named Daulatabad) because?

    (A) Delhi was insecure on account of Mongol invasions
    (B) Devagiri was more centrally located
    (C) from Devagiri he wanted to complete the conquest of the South
    (D) All the above
  • 20 The Sultan who completed the conquest of the South and broke the political barriers between the North and the South was?

    (A) Alauddin Khalji
    (B) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
    (C) Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
    (D) Firuz Tughluq
  • 21 The famous Moorish (from Morocco) traveller Ibn Batuta, who visited India recorded his experiences in a book entitled Safarnama or Rehla, was appointed Qazi of Delhi by Sultan?

    (A) Mubarak Shah Khalji
    (B) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
    (C) Mohammad-bin-Tughluq
    (D) Firuz Tughluq
  • 22 The most important aspect of Sultan Flruz Tughluq's constructive policy was?

    (A) opening of a large number of Karkhanas
    (B) the digging of canals and wells
    (C) foundation of cities and construction of colleges; mosques; hospitals; etc.
    (D) promotion of horticulture
  • 23 The Sultan of Delhi who transferred two monolithic Mauryan pillars to Delhi to beautify his capital, was?

    (A) Iltutmish
    (B) Alauddin Khalji
    (C) Firuz Tughluq
    (D) Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
  • 24 Timur invaded India and ordered a general massacre of the people of Delhi during the reign of?

    (A) Nasir-ud-din Mahmud
    (B) Ghiyasuddin II
    (C) Abu Bakr
    (D) Alauddin Sikandar
  • 25 A ruling dynasty established in India at the instance of Timur was?

    (A) Saiyad
    (B) Lodi
    (C) Shahmir
    (D) Khalji
  • 26 The Akbar of Kashmir who reconstructed and rehabilitated all the temples and asked Jonaraja to continue further Kalhana's Rajatarangini was?

    (A) Sikandar
    (B) Shah Mir Samsuddin
    (C) Zain-ul-Abidin
    (D) Saifuddin
  • 27 The most decisive battle between the forces of Dara and Aurangzeb (in the war of Succession) was fought at?

    (A) Dharmat
    (B) Samugarh
    (C) Deorai
    (D) Khajwa
  • 28 Assuming the title of Alamgir, Aurangzeb crowned himself as Emperor on July 21, 1658 at?

    (A) Agra
    (B) Aurangabad
    (C) Fatehpur Sikri
    (D) Delhi
  • 29 The famous Mughal General who conquered Assam, Chittagong, etc. in the north-east was?

    (A) Shaista Khan
    (B) Mir Jumla
    (C) Mirza Raja Jai Singh
    (D) Jaswant Singh
  • 30 Aurangzeb, in his attempt to annex Marwar to the Mughal empire, was involved in a 30-year war. During these long years the most valiant struggle from the aide of Marwar was fought by?

    (A) Ajit Singh
    (B) Durgadas
    (C) Hadas of Bundi
    (D) Indra Singh