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Medieval Indian History MCQ Questions with Answer

 

Q21. Sheikh Moin-ud-din, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Farid-ud-din Ganj-i-Shakar were

​(a) ​prominent military leaders of the Sultanate period ​

(b) ​prominent painters from the Sultanate period

​(c) ​prominent chisti saints ​

(d) ​prominent poets from the courts of the Sultanate period

Answer: ​(c)​

Explanation: Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was disciple of Moinuddin Chishti.  His most famous disciple was Fariduddin Ganjshakar. He was a renowned Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and scholar of the Chishti Order.

Q22. Which one of the following Mughal buildings is said to possess the unique feature of breing exactly equal in length and beadth?

(a) Agra Fort

(b) Red Fort

(c) Taj Mahal

(d) Buland Darwaza

Answer: (c)

Explanation: The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the central focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal. The marble dome that surmounts the tomb is the most spectacular feature. Its height of around 35 metres is about the same as the length of the base, and is accentuated as it sits on a cylindrical “drum” which is roughly 7 metres high.

Q23. ​Ibn Batutta visited India during the reign of ​

(a) ​Ghayasuddin Tughlaq ​

(b) ​Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

​(c) ​Firoz Shah Tughlaq ​

(d) ​Bahlol Lodi

Answer: ​(b)​

Explanation: Ibn Battuta visited India during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq.  Ibn Battuta (1333 – 1347) was a Moroccan Scholar and traveller who visited India during the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq.  His book titled ‘Rehala’ throws a lot of light on Muhammad Tughlaq’s reign.

Q24. The member of Shivaji’s Ashtapradhan who lookedafter foreign affairs was:

(a) Peshwa

(b) Sachiv

(c) Pandit Rao

(d) Sumant

Answer:(d) Sumant

Explanation: Sachiv was the minister in charge of royal correspondence. Pandit Rao – religious matter

Q25. Who of the following was sent as an ambassador to the royal court of Jahangir by James 1, the then king of England?

(a) John Hawkins

(b) William Todd

(c) Sir Thomas Roe

(d) Sir Walter Raleigh

Answer:(a)

Explanation: The King of England sent envoys, John Hawkins in 1608 and Thomas Roe in 1615, to the Mughal court of Jahangir. In 1609, Emperor Jehangir issued Farman permitting the English to establish a factory at Surat.

Q26. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-I(Bhakti Saint)List-II (Profession)
A.  Namdev1.  Barber
B.  Kabir2.  Weaver
C.  Ravidas3.  Tailor
D.  Sena4.  Cobbler

Codes: A B C D

(a)        2 3 1 4

(b)       3 2 1 4

(c)        2 3 4 1

(d)       3 2 4 1

Answer: ​(d)​

Explanation: Namdev was a tailor.  Kabir was a weaver.  Ravidas was a cobbler.  Sena was a barber.  Namdev of Maharashtra was a saint of medieval India.  He was not a servant of Lord Krishna, but His companion.  Namdev was an Amsa (part) of Lord Krishna.  Kabir (also Kabira) was a mystic poet and saint, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement.  The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabir which means ‘The Great’ – the 37th name of God in Islam.  Guru Ravidass Ji (also Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas in eastern India) was a North Indian Guru mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE.

Q27. Arrange the following rulers of Kashmir in a chronological order:​

  1. ​Avantivarman ​
  2. ​Didda
  3. ​​Harsha ​
  4. ​Jayasingh

​Select the correct chronological order from the codes given below:

Codes: ​

(a) ​1, 2, 3, 4 ​

(b) ​2, 3, 4, 1

​(c) ​3, 4, 1, 2

​(d) ​4, 1, 2, 3

Answer: ​(a)​

Explanation: The correct chronological order of the rulers of Kashmir is;

A vantivarman, Didda, Harsha, Jayasinghe. Utpala dynasty founded by Avantivarman followed the Kakrotas.  His successor Shankaravarman (885–902 CE) led a successful military campaign against Gurjaras in Punjab.  Political instability in 10th century made the royal body guards (Tantrins) very powerful in Kashmir.  Under the Tantrins, civil administration collapsed and chaos reigned in Kashmir till they were defeated by Chakravarman.  Queen Didda, who descended from the Hindu Shahis of Kabul on her mother’s side, took over as the ruler in second half of the 10th century.  After her death in 1003 CE, the throne passed to Lohara dynasty.

Q28. The Khilji Sultans of Delhi were

(a) Mongols

(b) Afghans

(c) Turks

(d) A Jat tribe

Answer: (c)

Explanation: The Khilji dynasty was a Muslim dynasty of Turkic Khalaj origin. The Khiljis ruled large parts of South Asia between 1290 and 1320. They were the second dynasty to rule the Delhi Sultanate of India. Led by their ruler, Ala-ud-din Khilji, they are noted for having repeatedly defended India against the Mongol invasions of India.

Q29. The loss of Qandhar was a big blow to the Mughal Empire from the view point of: [1998]

(a) Natural resources

(b) Buffer territory

(c) Communication

(d) Strategic stronghold

Answer:(d) Strategic stronghold

Explanation: Shah Jahan recovered Kandhar in 1638 from the Iranians but lost it again in 1649 despite threecampaigns. The loss of Kandhar was a big blow as it was a strategic stronghold.

Q30. Which one of the following books was not illustrated with paintings in Akbar’s court? ​

(a) ​Hamzanama ​

(b) ​Razmnama ​

(c) ​Baburnama ​

(d) ​Tarikh – i -Alfi

Answer: ​(a)​

Explanation: Hamzanama (an epic) depicts the exploits of Amir Hamza (uncle of the prophet Muhammad).  Most of the stories within it are fanciful Its paintings are not related with Akbar’s Court.

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