MCQs on Medieval Indian History -2

1. In Mughal period Zamindars were
(a) Land owners
(b) Jagirdars
(c) Labourers
(d) Revenue plunders

2. Mahmud Gawan was a Prime Minister of the Kingdom
(a) Sultanate
(b) Bahmani
(c) Mughal
(d) Vijaynagar

3. The Bhakti literature by the Nayanmars and Alva
(a) stressed the rigidities of traditional rituals.
(b) opposed the practice of image worship.
(c) preached personal devotion of God as a means of salvation.
(d) advocated the austerities preached by the Buddhists and Jams.

4. Consider the following pairs
Vaishnava saints: Region of strong following
1. Rananuja - South India
2. Chaitanya Central India
3. Vallabhacharya Gujarat and Braj
4. Ramanand . North India

Of these pairs, the correctly matched ones are
(a) l, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4
(d) l, 3 and 4

5. Indicate the correct chronological order in which the following reformers undertook their missions.
1. Visveswara 2.Ramanuja 3. Chaitanya 4.Kabir
(a) 1,2,3,4
(b) 1,2,4,3
(c) 2,1,4,3
(d) 4 2 3 1

6. The Sultan Ghari was built as the mausoleum of
(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(b) Ruknuddin Firoz
(c) Balban
(d) Nasiruddin Mahmud

7. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                               List – II
(Sufi Terminology)       (Meanings)
a. Futuh                   i. Sufi hospice
b. Khanqah             ii. Conversation of a Sufi Saint
c. Barkat                 iii. Unasked for Charity
d. Malfuz                iv. Spiritual grace acquired by a Sufi

      a b c d
(a) i iii ii iv
(b) iii i iv ii
(c) iii ii i iv
(d) iv iii ii i

8 Who separated the office of the Wali and Amir?
(a) Balban
(b) AlauddinKhalji
(c) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
(d) Muhammad Tughlaq

9. ‘The pivot of the Kingdom of Delhi rests on wheat and barley, while the foundation of the Sultanate of Gujarat rests on corals and pearls, because there are eighty four ports under this Sultan.’ The above remark is attributed by the author of Mirat-i- Sikandari to
(a) Sultan Khizr Khan
(b) Sikandar Lodi
(v) Babur
(d) Humayun

10. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                    List – II
(Name of coin)   (Kingdom in which the coin circulated)
a. Mahmudi          i. Sur Kingdom
b. Rupaiah          ii. Delhi Sultanate
c. Pagoda           iii.Vijayanagar
d. Tanka             iv. Gujarat Sultanate
      a b c d
(a) i ii iii iv
(b) ii i iv iii
(c) iv i iii ii
(d) iv ii iii i

11. Which of the following statements is not true?
(a) Sultan Zainul-Abidin never allowed the Saiyids to grab dictatorial power in his court.
(b) He called himself Amir ul-Muminin.
(c) He took immense interest in agricultural production and expansion.
(d) He abolished the post of Shaikhul-Islam.

12. Which of the following statements about the activities of the Portuguese traders in India during the early sixteenth century is not correct?
(a) The Portuguese were the first Europeans to reach India via Red Sea route.
(b) The Portuguese made huge profits by selling Indian spices in European markets.
(c) The Portuguese captured many places on the coasts of the Indian Ocean and built their fortresses there.
(d) The Portuguese declared that other traders could not bring their ships into the Indian Ocean without their permission.

13. Vijayanagara exhibited ‘Protopatrimonialism’. Who expressed this view?
(a) N. Karashima
(b) Burton Stein
(c) K.A. NilkantaSastri
(d) B.A. Saletore

14. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                              List – II
(Foreign Travellers)      (Rulers)
a. AbdurRazaq          i. Akbar
b. Ibn Battuta            ii. Muhammad bin Tughlaq
c. Sidi Ali Reis          iii. Jahangir
d. William Finch       iv. Deva Raya II

       a b c d
(a) iv ii iii i
(b) iii ii iv i
(c) iii ii i iv
(d) iv ii i iii

15. Consider the following statements about the Jaziya tax in the Mughal period:
(i) Akbar abolished the Jaziya in 1564.
(ii) Akbar re-imposed the Jaziya in 1575.
(iii) Akbar abolished the Jaziyaagain in 1579-80.
(iv) Aurangzeb re-imposed the Jaziya in 1679.

Which are the correct statements from the above?
(a) (i), (ii)
(b) (i), (ii), (iii)
(c) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(d) (i), (iv)



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