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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -15

1. Sijdah theoretically means:
(A) Prostration before King
(B) Prostration before God
(C) Prostration before Diwan
(D) Prostration before Imam



2. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
Author                                     Book
(A) Ebba Koch -               Mughal Architecture
(B) John F. Richards -     The Mughal Empire
(C) Andre Wink -             The History of Mughal Architecture
(D) R. Nath -                    The immortal Taj Mahal: The evolution of 
                                           the Tomb in Mughal Architecture


3. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Alauddin Khilji revoked most of the small iqtas granted by the previous sultans.
Reason (R): State’s share was increased to one half of the produce.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?
(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.


4. Which of the sultans prohibited Muslim women from worshipping at the graves of the saints?
(A) Balban
(B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) Muhammad Tughlaq
(D) Firozshah Tughlaq


5. Which one of the following dynasties did not belong to Kashmir?
(A) Hindu Shahi
(B) Karkota
(C) Utapala
(D) Lohar


6. Goa and Konkan regions were annexed to the Vijayanagar Empire during the reign of:
(A) Harihara II
(B) Devaraya II
(C) Krishna Devaraya
(D) Narsa Nayak


7. Concerning sufi philosophy which one of the following statements is incorrect?
(A) To the sufis the outstanding attribute of God is his effulgence.
(B) The sufis practised several yogic exercises as means to suppress lust.
(C) As an aid to concentration the sufis favoured meditation than to music.
(D) The sufis believed that it is only under the guidance of the Pir that spiritual progress is possible.


8. Consider the following statements and choose correct answer from the codes given below:
i Shaikh Hamiduddin Nagauri was a chishti saint.
ii The early chishtis disapproved the miracles.
iii The chistis order originated in India.
iv Shaikh Bahaud-din Zakaria had his Khanqah in Patna.

Codes:
(A) i and iv
(B) ii and iii
(C) i and ii
(D) iii and iv


9. The term cartaz in the medieval period stood for:
(A) Ilbari permits for inland trade
(B) Portuguese permit for sea trade
(C) Dutch permit for sea trade
(D) Mughal permits for inland trade


10. Arrange the following expeditions of Shershah in chronological order:
i. Raisin
ii. Kalinjar
iii. Malwa
iv. Marwar
(A) iii i iv ii
(B) ii iii i iv
(C) iv i iii ii
(D) i ii iii iv


11. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Concerning progress of education Akbar was not satisfied with mere multiplication of maktabs and madrasas.
Reason (R): Akbar revised the syllabus of educational institutions thoroughly.

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.


12. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Assertion (A): Rajputs enrolled in large numbers in Akbar’s Tauhid-i-Ilahi.
Reason (R): Akbar’s alliance with the Rajputs began as a political condition, but later it developed into closer relations between Hindus and Muslims.

Codes:
(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.


13. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Nizam-ud-din Ahmad - Tabaqat-I Akbari
(B) Abdul Qadir Badaoni - Muntakhab-ud Tawarikh
(C) Khafi Khan - Muntakhab-ul Lubab
(D) Abdur Rahim - Badshah Namah


14. Which of the Mughal emperors disapproved the practice of polygamy by saying that “polygamy brings ruin to (the man’s) health and woes to his home”?
(A) Babur
(B) Akbar
(C) Shah Jahan
(D) Aurangzeb


15. Pietra dura, a decorative style, was adopted in the Mughal architecture from the reign of
(A) Humayun
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shah Jahan
(D) Aurangzeb

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