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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -5

1. In which of the following works we get a detailed account of Firoz Shah’s canal system?
(A) Futuhat-I Firoz Shahi
(B) Tarikh-I Mubarak Shahi
(C) Tarikh-I Firoz Shahi
(D) None of the above


2. Consider the following statements on the reforms of Alauddin Khalji:
(i) Confiscation of all grants of tax-free land.
(ii) Introduction of daag and chehra in his military.
(iii) Abolition of iqtas of big nobles and military commanders.
(iv) Banning of public sale of liquor.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i), (ii) andü (iii)
(B) (ii), (iii) andü (iv)
(C) (i), (ii) andü (iv)
(D) (i), (iii) andü (iv)


3. In the battle of Haldighati, Rana Pratap of Mewar was defeated by the Mughal army led by
(A) Abdur Rahim Khan-i Khanan
(B) Raja Man Singh
(C) Raja Bhagwan Das
(D) Saadullah Khan


4. Iwan in Mughal architectural terminology means
(A) A “façade-gateway” or high portal
(B) Concave element in vaults, usually arched.
(C) Configuration in the shape of a square or rectangle with corners
(D) A pillared construction of any dimensions and plan


5. Who among the following was an Alvar Saint?
(A) Appar
(B) Kulasekhara
(C) Sambandar
(D) Venkatanatha


6. The Book of Marco Polo is primarily an account of
(A) Political history of South India
(B) Economic history of South India
(C) Cultural history of South India
(D) None of the above


7. Arrange the visit of the following foreign travellers to South India in chronological sequential order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) A Nikitin
(ii) Abdur Razzaq
(iii) Caesar Fredrick
(iv) Domingo Paes

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


8. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                 List – II
(Old names of places)     (Modern names)
a. Baran                        1. Anhilwara
b. Qarachil                    2. Bhatinda
c. Tabarhind                 3. Kullu
d. Patan                        4. Bulandshahar

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


9. Concerning the foundation of Tughlaq dynasty by Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, which one of the following statements is not true?
(A) At the time of accession, Ghiyasuddin’s authority had been unanimously accepted.
(B) Ghiyasuddin was having at his disposal a large number of loyal soldiers who extended support.
(C) In Delhi the people contributed a lot to the stability of the Sultanate.
(D) The treasury of the empire which the Sultan inherited was very sound.


10. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The conduct of ruling authority in the Sultanate of Delhi was governed by the Shariat.
Reason (R): The ideal of the state was not to convert the entire country from dar-ul-harb into dar-ul-Islam.

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 and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


11. Shaikh Sharfuddin Yahya Maneri belonged to the Sufi Silsilah
(A) Firdausi
(B) Chishti
(C) Suhrawardi
(D) Naqshbandi


12. Which one of the following is not correct in respect of Baburnamah?
(A) The memoir of Babur is a historical source of great literary value.
(B) The events described are not in chronological order.
(C) Babur described every good or bad act with utmost impartiality.
(D) Historical events are inextricably mixed up with Babur’s own opinions, sentiments and judgements.


13. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and other is labelled Reason (R):
Assertion (A): All Jagirdars were primarily the mansabdars but not all mansabdars were Jagirdars.
Reason (R): Some mansabdars were paid in cash and not through Jagirs.

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.


14. Consider the following statements concerning the Rajput States of Central India and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) Baghelas ruled over Bandogarh
(ii) Dhandera was a Rajput principality in the Suba of Allahabad.
(iii) Orcha was located on the route linking the North and the Deccan.
(iv) Orcha was in the possession of the Bundela Rajputs.

Codes:
(A) (i), (ii) andü (iii)
(B) (ii), (iii) andü (iv)
(C) (i), (iii) and (iv)
(D) All of the above


15. Daag and Chehra in Mughal military administration were introduced during the reign of
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan
(D) Aurangzeb

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