MCQs on Medieval Indian History -7

1. Who among the following rulers divided his troops into units of fifty, two hundred, two hundred fifty and five hundred?
(A) Sikandar Lodi
(B) Sher Shah
(C) Islam Shah
(D) Akbar

2. Arrange the followings in correct chronological order:
(i) Conquest of Gujarat by Akbar.
(ii) Battle of Haldighati.
(iii) Introduction of the dagh system.
(iv) Introduction of the Ilahi era.

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

3. Identify the dynasty which Rai Singh Panj Hajari belonged to
(A) Rathore of Bikaner
(B) Rathore of Jodhpur
(C) Rathore of Kishangarh
(D) Rathore of Ratlam

4. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(A) Second Battle of Panipat: Akbar vs. Ibrahim Lodi
(B) Battle of Haldighati: Akbar vs. Rana Udai Singh
(C) Battle of Dharmat: Aurangzeb vs. Dara
(D) Battle of Samugarh: Aurangzeb vs. Shuja

5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                List – II
(a) Khasa-isharifa     (i) Trooper hired for the occasion
(b) Sihbandi             (ii) Emperor’s own establishment
(c) Talab                  (iii) Transit duty
(d) Zakat                  (iv) Mansabdar’s pay claim

       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(B) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(C) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(D) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

6. ‘The cities look attractive from a distance, but inside them all the splendor is lost in the narrowness of the streets and the bustling of the crowds.’
The above comment on the Mughal Indian cities was made by
(A) Father Monserrate
(B) Sir Thomas Roe
(C) Peter Mundi
(D) Tavernier

7. Who stated that “Twenty thousand men worked incessantly to construct Taj Mahal”?
(A) Mannuci
(B) Abdul Hamid Lahori
(C) Tavernier
(D) Shah Nawaz Khan

8. Given below are two statements, one labelled Assertion (A) and other labelled Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Many Mughal nobles carried on trade in their own name, or in partnership with merchants.
Reason (R): As Governor of Bengal, Mir Jumla tried to monopolies trade in all important commodities.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct? Select your 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. Which historian called the Indian merchants engaged in over-seas trade as peddlers?
(A) N. Steensgaard
(B) Om Prakash
(C) Van Leur
(D) Ashin Das Gupta

10. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
     Authors                                         Books
(A) Sunil Kumar:                  The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate
(B) Catherine B. Asher 
and Cynthia Talbot:             India before Europe
(C) Harbans Mukhia:           The Mughals of India
(D) Farhat Hasan:               Writing the Mughal World

11. Consider the names of the following Mughal emperors of the Eighteenth century:
(i) Alamgir II
(ii) Ahmad Shah
(iii) Jahandar Shah
(iv) Muhammad Shah

Which among the following sequences represents the correct chronological order of these Mughal emperors? Select your answer from the codes given below:
(A) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(C) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)
(D) (iii), (iv), (i), (ii)

12. Which of the following statements are not correct?
1. Iltutmish’s tomb is an indication of the mixing of the Hindu and Muslim traditions of architecture.
2. First true arch was used in the tomb of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud.
3. The horse shoe arch was used for the first time in the construction of Alai Darwaza.
4. Architectural device known as double dome was not used in any building constructed during the Sultanate period.

Select your answer from the codes given below:
(A) 1, 3, 4
(B) 2, 4
(C) 1, 3
(D) 2, 3, 4

13. The period from 1236 to 1296 witnessed the reign of
(A) Five Sultans
(B) Seven Sultans
(C) Ten Sultans
(D) Twelve Sultans

14. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(A) In Delhi Sultanate use of slave labour in craft production was significant.
(B) Slaves were also used for unskilled, domestic work.
(C) Sultan FiruzTughlaq had 12,000 artisans among his slaves.
(D) Immigrant Muslim masons were employed for the construction of Sultanate buildings, including both mosques and tombs.

15. Which crops were not cultivated in India during the Sultanate period?
1. Potato
2. Barley
3. Sesame
4. Maize

Select your answer from the codes given below:
(A) 1, 2, 3
(B) 1, 2
(C) 1, 4
(D) 3, 4



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