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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -12

1. Shiqqdar was
(A) The head of village patwaris
(B) The military officer at the pargana level
(C) The treasurer of the pargana
(D) Looking after the trade activities


2. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The Bhakti Movement of medieval period succeeded in bringing into the fold of Hinduism many adherents of Buddhism and Jainism.
Reason (R): As a process of cultural assimilation many tribals were Hinduized by fitting themselves into the caste system.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


3. Shaikh Nuruddin was the founder of the
(A) Rishi Silsilah of Sufis in Kashmir
(B) Chishti Silsilah of Sufis in Ajmer
(C) Firdausi Silsilah of Sufis in Bihar
(D) Suhrawardi Silsilah of Sufis in Multan


4. Considering the relationship between ulema and the ruler during the Sultanate period which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) The ulema derived authority from the shariat.
(B) The ulema did not allow the Sultan to interpret the Divine Word.
(C) The ulema could not be dispensed with by the Sultan at will.
(D) None of the above


5. Identify the foreign traveller who gives an account of the Bahamani Kingdom
(A) Ralph Fitch
(B) Nicolo Conti
(C) A. Nikitin
(D) F. Nuniz


6. ‘Mawarun nahr’ was the Arabic term for the Central Asian region of
(A) Farghana
(B) Khurasan
(C) Khwarizm
(D) Transoxiana


7. The Ilbari ruler who introduced Sijada, Paibos and Nauroz to the Delhi Sultanate was
(A) Qutabuddin Aibek
(B) Iltutmish
(C) Balban
(D) Bahram Shah


8. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The Turks did not use Hindu style of representing human and animal figures on the buildings.
Reason (R): They used geometrical and floral designs and panels of inscriptions containing verses from Quran.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


9. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
           List – I                                         List – II
(Literary works)                                  (Authors)
a. Adab ul Harb wa al Shujat      1. Ata Malik Juwaini
b. Tabaqat-i- Nasiri                     2. Zia ud din Barani
c. Tarikh-i- Jahan Gusha            3. Minhaj Siraj
d. Tarikh-I Firuz Shahi                4. Fakhr-i- Mudabbir

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      3          4          2          1
(B)      4          3          1          2
(C)      4          2          1          3
(D)      2          1          4          3


10. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
a. Iqta-i- Tamlik         1. A confidential meeting of king 
                                      and high officials
b. Majlis-i- Khalwat    2. Short term governorship
c. Mahsul                   3. Gross income of the province
d. Iqta-i- Istighal         4. Hereditary Iqta

Codes:
a          b          c          d
(A)      2          4          3          1
(B)      4          1          3          2
(C)      4          1          2          3
(D)      2          3          4          1


11. Din-i-Ilahi was primarily
(A) The official religion of state.
(B) A synthesis of Hinduism and Islam.
(C) The reiteration of the principle of universal harmony.
(D) A superior religion for the masses.


12. What was the percentage of rural population of India, as per the popular estimate, during the 16th and 17th centuries?
(A) Around 55%
(B) Around 65%
(C) Around 75%
(D) Around 85%


13. Consider the following statements in respect of Rathor rebellion:
(i) The Rathor rebellion broke out following the death of Prithvi Singh, son of Jaswant Singh.
(ii) Aurangzeb installed Indra Singh as the ruler of Marwar.
(iii) The rebellion broke out following Aurangzeb’s plan to make Jodhpur a part of the Mughal Empire.
(iv) Rani Hadi was supported by the Rathors and Rana Raj Singh of Mewar in the rebellion.

Which of above statement(s) is/are correct?
(A) (i) only
(B) (ii) & (iii)
(C) (iii) & (iv)
(D) (ii) & (iv)


14. Concerning Humayun which of the following is correct?
(A) Humayun was very fond of astronomy and geography.
(B) Humayun collected a large number of books for the imperial library.
(C) Humayun during his military campaigns used to take some selected books for his use.
(D) All of the above



15. Tilak, a Hindu general, served the army of:
(A) Mir Qasim
(B) Mahmud Gaznavi
(C) Mohammad Ghori
(D) Yalduz

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