Advent Of Arab And Turks Online Test 11th History Lesson 5 Questions in English

Advent Of Arab And Turks Online Test 11th History Lesson 5 Questions in English

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Question 1
When did the Islamic culture start in Indian subcontinent?
A
12th century
B
13th century
C
9th century
D
10th Century
Question 1 Explanation: 
The period from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries (1200-1550 CE) saw the arrival of Islamic institutions and Islamic culture in India.
Question 2
What were the developments contributed by Sultanate in India?
A
Material Development
B
Cultural Development
C
Composite Culture
D
All the above
Question 2 Explanation: 
A few historians critiquing this personality oriented history have evaluated the Sultanate as having contributed to material and cultural development leading to the evolution of a composite culture in India.
Question 3
  • Assertion (A): The pre-Islamic Arabs had maritime contacts with the Western and Eastern coasts of India.
  • Reasoning(R): The Geographical location Arabia helped the trade contact between India and Arabia.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The geographical location of Arabia facilitated trade contact between India and Arabia. As sea-faring traders the pre-Islamic Arabs had maritime contacts with the western and eastern coasts of India.
Question 4
What was the aim of the Arab invaders in India?
A
To extend the empire of Arab in India.
B
To strengthen their power in Central Asia
C
To spread their religion
D
All the above
Question 4 Explanation: 
Arab military expedition in 712 and subsequent Ghaznavid and the Ghori military raids, intended to loot and use the resources seized to strengthen their power in Central Asia, created a relationship of the conqueror and the conquered.
Question 5
Which of this Sultan was destroyed by the Mongol Invasions in the 13th Century?
A
Nasir-ud-din-Qubacha
B
Ghurid Sultanate
C
Ghazni
D
All the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
The Invasion of Afghanistan by Khurasan (Eastern Iran) Shah and later by Chengiz Khan severed the ties of North India Sultanate with Afghanistan. Mongol invasions destroyed the Ghurid Sultanate and Ghazni and cut into the resources of Sultan Nasir-ud-din Qubacha (1206-1228) the ruler of Uchch and Multan.
Question 6
  • Assertion (A): Only the Arabs were involved in the administrations.
  • Reasoning(R): Many of the military slaves of Iltumish were Arabian ancestries.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 6 Explanation: 
Arabs, Turks, Persians, and Central Asians were involved militarily and administratively. Iltumish was an Olperli Turk and many of his military slaves were of different Turkish and Mongol ancestries brought to Delhi by merchants from Bukhara, Samarkand and Baghdad.
Question 7
How many Sultan Dynasties were ruling India?
A
3
B
10
C
4
D
5
Question 7 Explanation: 
The Sultanate (1206–1526) itself was not homogenous. Its rulers belonged to five distinct categories: Slave Dynasty (1206-1290) Khalji Dynasty (1290-1320) Tughlaq Dynasty (1320-1414) Sayyid Dynasty (1414-1451) Lodi Dynasty (1451-1526).
Question 8
Match
  1. Al Beruni                                          i) Tarikh-i-Firoz shahi
  2. Minhaj us Siraj                               ii) Tabaqat-i-Nasiri
  3. Ziauddin Barani                            iii) Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi
  4. Ghulam Yahya Bin Ahmad           iv) Tarikh-Al-Hind
A
iii, iv, i, ii
B
ii, i, iii, iv
C
iv, ii ,i, iii
D
ii, iv, i, iii
Question 8 Explanation: 
Sources for the Study of Delhi Sultanate Al-Beruni: Tarikh-Al-Hind (Indian Philosophy and Religion written in Arabic) Minhaj us Siraj: Tabaqat-i-Nasiri (1260) (World Islamic History written in Arabic) Ziauddin Barani: Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi(1357) History of Delhi Sultanate up to Firuz Tughlaq Ghulam Yahya Bin Ahmad: Tarikh-i- Mubarak Shahi (Written in Persian during the reign of Sayyid ruler Mubarak Shah)
Question 9
Choose the correct statements.
  1. Hajjaj Bin was the governor of Central Asia.
  2. Number of military expeditions was made against the ruler of Sindh.
  3. Dahar defeated the military expeditions of Hajjaj Bin.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
all the above
Question 9 Explanation: 
The Arab governor of Iraq, Hajjaj Bin Yusuf under the pretext of acting against the pirates, sent two military expeditions against Dahar, the ruler of Sind, one by land and the other by sea. Both were defeated and commanders killed.
Question 10
Who was the first powerful Arabian invader sent by Hajjaj?
A
Muhammad Bin Qasim
B
Iltumish
C
Mahmud of Ghazni
D
Muhammad bin Thuglaq
Question 10 Explanation: 
Hajjaj sent with the Caliph’s permission a full-fledged army, with 6000 strong cavalry and a large camel corps carrying all war requirements under the command of his son-in-law a 17-year-old Muhammad Bin Qasim.
Question 11
How the Arab Conquest is described in the Indian history?
A
Arabian invasion
B
Islamic Movements
C
Military expeditions
D
Triumph without Results
Question 11 Explanation: 
The Arab conquest of Sind has been described as a “triumph without results” because it touched but a fringe of the country, which, after Qasim expedition had a respite from invasions for about three centuries.
Question 12
Under whose control the Arab empire started collapse to Independent provinces?
A
Iltumish
B
Mahumud of Ghazni
C
Alaptigin
D
Muhammad Bin Qasim
Question 12 Explanation: 
In the meantime of Mahmud of Ghazni rule the Arab empire in Central Asia had collapsed with several of its provinces declaring them as independent. One of the major kingdoms that emerged out of the broken Arab empire was the Samanid kingdom which also splintered, leading to several independent states.
Question 13
  • Assertion (A): Alaptigin was a Persian slave serving as the Governor of Samanid.
  • Reasoning(R): He seized the city of Ghazni and established a Kingdom.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is False but R is True.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 13 Explanation: 
In 963 Alaptigin, a Turkic slave who had served Samanid as their governor in Khurasan, seized the city of Ghazni in eastern Afghanistan and established an independent kingdom. Alaptigin died soon after. After the failure of three of his successors, the nobles enthroned Sabuktigin.
Question 14
What was the Title given to Mahmud of Ghazni by the Caliph?
A
Powerful Ruler
B
Yamini-ud-daulah
C
Right Hand of the Empire
D
Both b and c
Question 14 Explanation: 
Mahmud, aged twenty-seven ascended the throne and the Caliph acknowledged his accession by sending him a robe of investiture and by conferring on him the title Yamini-ud-Daulah (‘Right-hand of the Empire’).
Question 15
How many military expeditions were conducted by Ghazni Mahmud towards India?
A
14
B
17
C
12
D
10
Question 15 Explanation: 
Mahmud ruled for thirty-two years. During this period, he conducted as many as seventeen military campaigns into India. He targeted Hindu temples that were depositories of vast treasures.
Question 16
What was the main aim of the Ghaznavid soldiers headed by Ghazni?
A
Military Advantages
B
Power of their God and Religious faith
C
Looting the wealth of India
D
all the above
Question 16 Explanation: 
Though the motive was to loot, there was also a military advantage in demolishing temples and smashing idols. The Ghaznavid soldiers viewed it also as a demonstration of the invincible power of their god. The religious passions of Mahmud’s army expressed itself in slaughter of ‘infidels’ and plunder and destruction of their places of worship.
Question 17
Who was the last ruler of Ghaznavid dynasty in India?
A
Muizzudin Muhammad
B
Sultan Ibrahim
C
Masud
D
Khurav shah
Question 17 Explanation: 
In 1186, Ghuri prince Muizzud- din Muhammad invaded Punjab and seized Lahore. The last ruler Khurav Shah was imprisoned and murdered in 1192. With his death the Ghaznavid house of Mahmud came to an end.
Question 18
  • Assertion (A): Sultan Ibrahim of Ghaznavid dynasty ruled India for over Forty two years.
  • Reasoning(R): The Ghuris and Seljuq Turks were the threats to the Ghaznavid kingdom in India.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 18 Explanation: 
Sultan Ibrahim who ruled for over forty-two years and his son Masud who ruled for seventeen years. The ever hanging threat from Ghuris from the north and the Seljuq Turks from the west proved to be disastrous for the kingdom. The later rulers of Ghaznavid dynasty could exercise their authority only in the Lahore region and even this lasted only for three decades.
Question 19
Who was the last ruler of Ghaznavid dynasty in India?
A
Muizzudin Muhammad
B
Sultan Ibrahim
C
Masud
D
Khurav shah
Question 19 Explanation: 
In 1186, Ghuri prince Muizzud- din Muhammad invaded Punjab and seized Lahore. The last ruler Khurav Shah was imprisoned and murdered in 1192. With his death the Ghaznavid house of Mahmud came to an end.
Question 20
Who was acting as the inter civilizational connect between India and other Countries in the period of Ghazni?
A
Al Beruni
B
Amir Khusru
C
Minhaj us Siraj
D
Ferishta
Question 20 Explanation: 
Al-Beruni, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and historian, came to India along with Mahmud of Ghazni. He learned Sanskrit, studied religious and philosophical texts before composing his work Kitab Ul Hind. He also translated the Greek work of Euclid into Sanskrit. He transmitted Aryabhata’s magnum opus Aryabattiyam. He was the inter-civilizational connect between India and the rest of the world.
Question 21
Which of these cities were the significant power centers in Medieval India?
A
Lahore
B
Uchch
C
Multan
D
All the above
Question 21 Explanation: 
The Sultan’s military commanders in north India were drawn from his elite military class. Specially trained in warfare and governance these slaves were different from agrestic and domestic slaves. Lahore, then Uchch and Multan were initially considered significant centers of power.
Question 22
When did Ghori seize the city of Multan?
A
1167
B
1178
C
1163
D
1175
Question 22 Explanation: 
In 1175 Ghori headed for the city of Multan which he seized from its Ismaili ruler. The fort of Uchch fell without a fight.
Question 23
Who defeated Ghori at the Mount Abu in the year 1179?
A
Chalukyas
B
Marathas
C
Guptas
D
Persians
Question 23 Explanation: 
The Chalukyas of Gujarat inflicted a crushing defeat on Muhammad Ghori at Mt.Abu (1179). After this defeat Ghori changed the course of his expedition, consolidating his position in Sind and the Punjab.
Question 24
When was the first Battle of Tarain conducted between Ghori and Prithviraj Chauhan?
A
1190
B
1191
C
1176
D
1140
Question 24 Explanation: 
The ruler of Ajmer Prithviraj Chauhan marched to Tabarhinda and faced the invader in the First Battle of Tarain (1191). Prithviraj scored a brilliant victory in this battle but failed to consolidate his position believing this battle to be a frontier fight, and did not expect the Ghurids to make regular attacks.
Question 25
Choose the correct statements regarding the Second Battle of Tarain?
  1. Prithviraj Chauhan was expecting Ghori's Invasion anytime in India after the first Tarain war.
  2. Ghori dethroned Prithviraj and executed him in the second battle of Tarain.
  3. Qutb-ud-din-Aibak was appointed as the Chief Deputy of Ghori in India.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
All the above
Question 25 Explanation: 
Muhammad Ghori marched into India in the following year (1192). Prithviraj underestimated the potential danger of the enemy. In the Second Battle of Tarain, one of the turning points in Indian history, Prithviraj suffered a crushing defeat and was eventually captured. Ghori restored him to his throne in Ajmer. But on charges of treason he was later executed, and Ghori’s trusted general Qutb-ud-din Aibak was appointed as his deputy in India.
Question 26
Where was Ghori assassinated by unidentified people?
A
Ghazni
B
Banks of Indus
C
Ajmer
D
Multan
Question 26 Explanation: 
Ghori easily defeated Jaya Chandra and returned to Ghazni with an enormous booty. On the way while camping on the banks of Indus, he was killed by some unidentified assassins.
Question 27
Which of these kingdoms lost their power in the beginning of tenth century?
A
Chauhans
B
Paramaras
C
Rashtrakutas
D
Solankis
Question 27 Explanation: 
By the beginning of the tenth century two powerful Rajput Kingdoms Gurjar Prathihara and Rashtrakutas had lost their power. Tomaras (Delhi), Chauhans (Rajasthan), Solankis (Gujarat), Paramaras (Malwa), Gahadavalas (Kanauj) and Chandelas (Bundelkhand) had become important ruling dynasties of Northern India.
Question 28
Identify the Incorrect Match.
  1. Gahadavalas        i) Kirti Varman
  2. Paramaras           ii) Bhoja
  3. Chandelas           iii) Yasovarman
  4. Chauhan              iv) Vighraharaja
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
iv only
Question 28 Explanation: 
Vighraharaja and Prithviraj, two prominent Chauhan rulers, Bhoja of Paramara dynasty, Ghadavala king Jayachandra, Yasovarman, Kirti Varman of Chandelas were all strong in their own regions
Question 29
Which of these temples are situated in the Khajuraho temple?
A
Lakshmana Temple
B
Vishwanatha Temple
C
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
D
All the above
Question 29 Explanation: 
The world famous Khajuraho temple complex consisting of many temples including the Lakshmana temple, Vishwanatha temple and Kandariya Mahadeva temple was built by the Chandelas of Bundelkhand who ruled from Khajuraho.
Question 30
State the causes of failure of the Rajput in the Battles of Turkish Invasions?
A
Lack of Military discipline and training.
B
Excellent Turkish Cavalry forces.
C
Planning Tactics and Archery skills of Turkish horsemen.
D
All the above
Question 30 Explanation: 
The Rajput’s had a long tradition of martial spirit, courage and bravery. There was little difference between the weapons used by the Turks and the Rajput’s. But in regimental discipline and training the Rajput’s were lax. In planning their tactics to suit the conditions, the Turks excelled. The Rajput forces depended more on war elephants, which were spectacular but slow moving compared to the Turkish cavalry. The Turkish horsemen had greater mobility and were skilled in mounted archery. This was a definite military advantage which the Turks used well against their enemies and emerged triumphant in the battles.
Question 31
What is the other name of the Slave dynasty in India?
A
Mamluk Dynasty
B
Lodi Dynasty
C
Khalji Dynasty
D
Sayyid Dynasty
Question 31 Explanation: 
The Slave dynasty is also known as the Mamluk dynasty. Mamluk means property. It is also the term for the Arabic designation of a slave.
Question 32
Who assisted Qutbudin Aibak in conquering Bengal and Bihar?
A
Ghori
B
Iltumish
C
Bhakthiyar Khalji
D
Ghazni Muhammad
Question 32 Explanation: 
Muhammad Bin Bhakthiyar Khalji a Turkish general from Afghanistan assisted him in conquering Bihar and Bengal. Qutb-ud-din Aibak reigned for four years.
Question 33
  • Assertion (A): Shams-ud-din-Iltumish was a Turkish slave of Qutbudin Aibak.
  • Reasoning(R): The elite slaves of Iltumish were from Turkish Ancestry only.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 33 Explanation: 
Shams-ud-din Iltutmish (1210-36) of Turkish extraction was a slave of Qutbud-din Aibak. Many of his elite slaves were also of Turkish and Mongol ancestry. They were brought to Delhi by merchants from trade centers like Bukhara, Samarqand and Baghdad. (There were some slaves of other ethnicities as well). But Iltutmish gave them all Turkish Titles.
Question 34
From whom did Iltumish saved India by refusing to support the Jalal ud din of Central Asia?
A
Chengiz Khan
B
Aram Shah
C
Alivardan
D
Naziruddin Qubacha
Question 34 Explanation: 
Shams-ud-din Iltutmish diplomatically saved India by refusing to support the Khwarizmi Shah Jalal ud din of Central Asia against the Mongol ruler Chengiz Khan. Had he supported Jalaluddin, the Mongols would have overrun India with ease.
Question 35
What were the achievements of Iltumish reign in India?
A
Completion of Qutb Minar
B
Introduction of Silver and Copper coins
C
Military Expeditions
D
Both a and b
Question 35 Explanation: 
Iltutmish reign was remarkable for the completion of Qutb Minar, a colossal victory tower of 243 feet at Delhi, and for the introduction of copper and silver tanka, the two basic coins of the Sultanate period.
Question 36
  • Assertion (A): Iltumish Descendant was very weak so that they cannot succeed his father Reign in India.
  • Reasoning(R): The military slaves appointed by Iltumish were interfering in the Delhi politics.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is False but R is True.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 36 Explanation: 
Iltutmish descendants fought long but in vain with their father’s military slaves who had been appointed as governors of vast territories and generals of large armies. They constantly interfered in Delhi politics, dictating terms to Iltutmish successors. Though Iltutmish royal slaves (bandagan-i-khas) were replaced by junior bandagan, the latter were not oriented to their master’s vision of a paramount, monolithic Sultanate to the same extent as their predecessors.
Question 37
Which of these slave governors first broke free from Delhi?
A
Punjab
B
Sindh
C
Bengal
D
All the above
Question 37 Explanation: 
The slave governors located in the eastern province of Lakhnauti (modern Bengal) and the Punjab and Sind provinces in the west were the first to break free from Delhi. Those in the ‘core territories’ from Awadh-Kara on the River Sarayu in the east, to Samana-Sunam in the Punjab on the west, sought to resist the intervention of Delhi by consolidating their home bases and allied with neighboring chieftains.
Question 38
What were the other names of Balban?
A
Ulugh Khan
B
na'ib-i mulk
C
Ghiyas al-din Balban
D
All the above
Question 38 Explanation: 
After two decades of conflict amongst the Shamsi bandagan and successive Delhi Sultans, in 1254, Ulugh Khan, a junior, newly purchased slave in Iltutmish’s reign and now the commander of the Shivalikh territories in the North-West, seized Delhi. He took the title of na’ib-i mulk, the Deputy of the Realm, seizing the throne as Sultan Ghiyas al-Din Balban in 1266.
Question 39
Name the First Female ruler of India?
A
Raziya Sultana
B
Jhansi Ki Rani
C
Rani Durgavati
D
Maharani Tarabai
Question 39 Explanation: 
Raziya Sultana (1236-1240). Raziya was daughter of Iltutmish, who ascended the throne after a lot of hurdles put up by the Turkish nobles. According to Ibn Battuta, the Moroccan traveller, ‘Raziya rode on horseback as men ride, armed with a bow and quiver, and surrounded by courtiers. She did not veil her face.’ Yet Raziya ruled for only three and half years.
Question 40
Who were suppressed by Balban in the Doab regions of Rajput’s?
A
Mewatis
B
Marathas
C
Chauhans
D
Afghan soldiers
Question 40 Explanation: 
Meos, a Muslim community from north-western region, living in the heavily forested region around Mewat was plundering the area with impunity. Balban took it as a challenge and personally undertook a campaign to destroy the Mewatis. Meos were pursued and slaughtered mercilessly. In the Doab region the Rajput strongholds were destroyed, jungles cleared. Colonies of Afghan soldiers were established throughout the region to safeguard the roads and deal with rebellions.
Question 41
Who was suppressed by Balban in the Bengal region?
A
Amin Khan
B
Tughril Khan
C
Rajput’s
D
Mewatis
Question 41 Explanation: 
Balban was ruthless in dealing with rebellions. He appointed one of his favorite slaves Tughril Khan as the Governor of Bengal. But Tughril Khan soon became rebellious. Amin Khan the governor of Oudh sent by Balban to suppress the rebellion meekly retreated. Enraged by this Balban sent two more expeditions.
Question 42
When was the Goodwill mission sent to Delhi by Hulagu Khan?
A
1192
B
1259
C
1150
D
1230
Question 42 Explanation: 
Balban took efforts to maintain a good relationship with Hulagu Khan, the Mongol Viceroy of Iran and a grandson of Chengiz Khan. Balban succeeded in obtaining from him the assurance that Mongols would not advance beyond Satluj. Halagu Khan reciprocated this gesture by sending a goodwill mission to Delhi in 1259.
Question 43
  • Assertion (A): Muhammad Khan was the governor of Punjab was assassinated in a Mongol encounter.
  • Reasoning(R): Balban felt sad for his son death and died in the year 1250.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 43 Explanation: 
Muhammad Khan, the favorite son of Balban, who was given the charge of governor of Multan to protect the frontiers from Mongol aggression, was killed in an encounter. Saddened by this tragedy, Balban fell ill and died in 1286.
Question 44
Who was the successor of Kaiqubad?
A
Jalaludin Khalji
B
Muhammad Khan
C
Kaymar
D
Aladdin Khalji
Question 44 Explanation: 
Malik Jalal-ud-din Khalji, the commander of the army, emerged supreme. While he ruled the kingdom for some time in the name of Kaiqubad, he soon sent one of his officers to get Kaiqubad murdered and Jalal-ud-din formally ascended the throne.
Question 45
Which of this city was governed by Aladdin Khalji?
A
Multan
B
Kara
C
Delhi
D
Uchch
Question 45 Explanation: 
Ala-ud-din, a nephew and son-in-law of Jalaluddin Khalji, who was appointed governor of Kara, invaded Malwa and this campaign yielded a huge booty. The success of this campaign stimulated his urge to embark on a campaign to raid Devagiri, the capital city of the Yadava kingdom in Deccan.
Question 46
When was the Last Mongol incursion occurred in India?
A
1308
B
1298
C
1308
D
1300
Question 46 Explanation: 
During the second year of his rule (1298), when Mongols stormed Delhi, the army sent by Ala-ud-din succeeded in driving them back. But when they returned the following year with more men, people of the suburbs of Delhi had to flee and take refuge in the city. Ala-uddin had to meet the problem head-on. In the ensuing battle, Mongols were routed. Yet raids continued until 1305. The last major Mongol incursion took place in 1307–08.
Question 47
Match
  1. Ranthambhor    i) 1307
  2. Malwa                ii) 1305
  3. Chittor               iii) 1301
  4. Devagiri               iv) 1303
A
iii, ii, iv, i
B
ii, iii, i, iv
C
ii, i, iv, iii
D
i, iii, ii, iv
Question 47 Explanation: 
Ala-ud-din’s campaigns into Devagiri (1296, 1307, 1314), Gujarat (1299–1300), Ranthambhor (1301), Chittor (1303) and Malwa (1305) were meant to proclaim his political and military power as well as to collect loot from the defeated kingdoms. It was with the same plan that he unleashed his forces into the Deccan.
Question 48
Who was commanding the Aladdin army in the western Deccan?
A
Amir Khan
B
Ibrahim
C
Jalaludin
D
Malik Kafur
Question 48 Explanation: 
The first target in the peninsula was Devagiri in the western Deccan. Ala-ud-din sent a large army commanded by Malik Kafur in 1307 to capture Devagiri fort. Following Devagiri, Prataparudradeva, the Kakatiya ruler of Warangal in the Telangana region, was defeated in 1309.
Question 49
Which King surrendered to the Aladdin Delhi forces in the year 1310?
A
Devagiri
B
Prataparudradeva
C
Vira Ballala III
D
Madurai Pandyas
Question 49 Explanation: 
In 1310 the Hoysala ruler Vira Ballala III surrendered all his treasures to the Delhi forces because of Malik Kafur invasion into Deccan region.
Question 50
Which Muslim Governor declared Independence after Malik Kafur's Invasion?
A
Jalal uddin Asan Shah
B
Jalal uddin Asan Shah
C
Aram Shah
D
Kuraam
Question 50 Explanation: 
After Malik Kafur’s invasion, the Pandya kingdom suffered an eclipse and a Muslim state subordinate to the Delhi Sultan came to be established in Madurai. In 1335 the Muslim Governor of Madurai Jalal-ud-din Asan Shah threw off his allegiance to Delhi kingdom and declared his independence.
Question 51
State the reforms made by Aladdin.
A
Cash payment to soldiers
B
Market Reforms
C
Black marketing control
D
All the above
Question 51 Explanation: 
Ala-ud-din was the first Sultan to pay his soldiers in cash rather than give them a share In order to restrict prices of essential commodities, Ala-ud-din set up an elaborate intelligence network to collect information on black-marketing and hoarding. Violators of the price regulations were severely punished.
Question 52
Which Sultan abolished the Corps of Forty?
A
Balban
B
Iltumish
C
Raziya Sultana
D
Jalal ud din
Question 52 Explanation: 
Balban therefore abolished the Corps of Forty and thereby put an end to the domination of “Turkish nobles”. Alauddin Khalji also took stern measures against the “Turkish nobles” by employing spies to report to him directly on their clandestine.
Question 53
Which Khalji ruler’s death brought the Thuglaq dynasty in India?
A
Malik Kafur
B
Alauddin
C
Khusrau
D
Khizr Khan
Question 53 Explanation: 
Ghiyas-ud-din Thuglaq murdered the incumbent Khalji ruler Khusrau and thereby prevented anyone from Khalji dynasty claiming the throne. Thus began the rule of the Tughlaq Dynasty which lasted until 1414.
Question 54
When did Muhammad bin Tughlaq was throne after Ghiyas-uddin-Thuglaq?
A
1325
B
1320
C
1345
D
1321
Question 54 Explanation: 
Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq followed a policy of reconciliation with the nobles. But in the fifth year of his reign (1325) Ghiyas-uddin died. Three days later Jauna ascended the throne and took the title Muhammad bin Tughlaq.
Question 55
Which was the new capital of Muhammad bin Tughlaq?
A
Pune
B
Devagiri
C
Daulatabad
D
Both b and c
Question 55 Explanation: 
Muhammad Tughlaq attempt to shift the capital from Delhi to Devagiri in Maharashtra, which he named Daulatabad, was a bold initiative. This was after his realization that it was difficult to rule south India form Delhi. Centrally located, Devagiri also had the advantage of possessing a strong fort atop a rocky hill.
Question 56
Which of these countries had experiment the Token currency system?
A
Arabia
B
China
C
Persia
D
Rome
Question 56 Explanation: 
The Important experiment of Muhammad was the introduction of token currency. This currency system had already been experimented in China and Iran. For India it was much ahead of its time, given that it was a time when coins were based on silver content.
Question 57
What was the aim of the Diwan-i-Amir-kohi inaugurated by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq?
A
Agriculture development
B
Advanced Loans for cattle’s and seeds
C
Officers were appointed to monitor the crops.
D
All the above
Question 57 Explanation: 
The Sultan established a separate department (Diwan-i-Amir Kohi) to take care of agriculture. Loans were advanced to farmers for purchase of cattle, seeds and digging of wells but to no avail. Officers appointed to monitor the crops were not efficient; the nobility and important officials were of diverse background.
Question 58
  • Assertion (A): Alaudin Khalji annexed distant territories and governed effectively.
  • Reasoning(R): Muhammad Bin Tughlaq Could not annexes new territories because of the series of Rebel attacks.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 58 Explanation: 
Ala-ud-din Khalji had not annexed distant territories knowing full well that they could not be effectively governed. He preferred to establish his suzerainty over them. But Muhammad annexed all the lands he conquered. Therefore, at the end of his reign, while he faced a series of rebellions, his repressive measures further alienated his subjects.
Question 59
Firuz Tughlaq father Rajab was the _______ of __________.
A
Son, Ghiyasudin Tughlaq
B
Son-in-law, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
C
General, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
D
Brother, Ghiyasudin Tughlaq
Question 59 Explanation: 
Firuz’s father, Rajab, was the younger brother of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. Both had come from Khurasan during the reign of Alaud-din Khalji.
Question 60
Whose real name was Kannu?
A
Firuz
B
Rajab
C
Ghiyasudin Tughlaq
D
Khan-i-jahan
Question 60 Explanation: 
The vizier of Firuz Tughlaq, the famous Khan-i- Jahan was a Brahmin convert to Islam. Originally known as Kannu he was captured during the Sultanate campaigns in Warangal (present-day Telangana).
Question 61
What was the policy of Firuz Tughlaq in War?
A
No wars of Annexation
B
Vigorous Territory Expansion
C
Adding territories by Friendly Treaties
D
War when needed
Question 61 Explanation: 
Firuz waged no wars of annexation though he was not averse to putting down rebellions challenging his authority. There were only two Mongol incursions during his times, and both of them were successfully repulsed.
Question 62
Which was the major military campaign of Firuz Tughlaq?
A
Devagiri
B
Bengal
C
Sind
D
Punjab
Question 62 Explanation: 
A major military campaign of his period was against Sind (1362). He succeeded in routing the enemies on the way. Yet his enemies and a famine that broke out during this period gave Sultan and his army a trying time. Firuz's army, however, managed to reach Sind. The ruler of Sind agreed to surrender and pay tribute to the Sultan.
Question 63
Choose the Incorrect statements.
  1. Firuz Tughlaq imposed Jizya on Non-Muslims.
  2. Firuz prohibited building new Hindu Temples and shrines.
  3. He translated many Sanskrit works related to medicine and Religion.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
none of the above
Question 63 Explanation: 
Firuz Tughlaq imposed Jizya a head tax on non-Muslims, which even the Brahmins were compelled to pay. Yet Firuz did not prohibit the building of new Hindu temples and shrines. His cultural interest led to translation of many Sanskrit works relating to religion, medicine and music. As an accomplished scholar himself Firuz was a liberal patron of the learned including non-Islamic scholars.
Question 64
Which of these Tughlaq rulers faced the invasion of Timur?
A
Naziruddin Muhammad Shah
B
Firuz Tughlaq
C
Fath Khan
D
Ghiyasudin
Question 64 Explanation: 
The last Tughlaq ruler was Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Shah (1394–1412) whose reign witnessed the invasion of Timur.
Question 65
Choose the correct statements regarding the Sayyid Dynasty.
  1. The Sayyid Dynasty had ten sultans ruling up to 1451.
  2. The Early Sayyid rulers were tributaries to Timur's son.
  3. The Empire was confined to the whole of Northern India at the end of Sayyid rule.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
All the above
Question 65 Explanation: 
The Sayyid dynasty established by Khizr Khan had four sultans ruling up to 1451. The early Sayyid Sultans ruled paying tribute to Timur’s son. By the end of their rule the empire was largely confined to the city of Delhi.
Question 66
Who established the Sayyid Dynasty in India?
A
Timur
B
Khizr Khan
C
Aram Shah
D
Nawaz-ud-din
Question 66 Explanation: 
Timur appointed Khizr Khan as his deputy to oversee Timur interests in the Punjab marches. Khizr Khan (1414-21) went on to seize Delhi and establish the Sayyid dynasty (1414–51).
Question 67
Who composed the Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi?
A
Timur
B
Firuz Tughlaq
C
Firuz Tughlaq
D
Yahiya bin Ahmad Sir Hindi
Question 67 Explanation: 
The Sayyid rule is marked for the composing of Tarikh-i- Mubarak Shahi by Yahiya bin Ahmad Sirhindi.
Question 68
Name the Only Sultan who voluntarily abdicated his throne from Delhi?
A
Naziruddin Muhammad Shah
B
Khizr Khan
C
Alam Shah
D
Firuz Tughlaq
Question 68 Explanation: 
In the entire history of the Delhi Sultanate there was only one Sultan who voluntarily abdicated his throne and moved to a small town away from Delhi, where he lived for three full decades in contentment and peace. He was Alam Shah of the Sayyid dynasty.
Question 69
Who established the Lodi Dynasty?
A
Sikander Lodi
B
Bahlol Lodi
C
Ibrahim Lodi
D
None of the above
Question 69 Explanation: 
The Lodi Dynasty was established by Bahlol Lodi (1451–1489) whose reign witnessed the conquest of Sharqi Kingdom (Bengal).
Question 70
Which of this Sultan’s shifted the capital from Delhi to Agra in 1504?
A
Sikander Lodi
B
Bahlol Lodi
C
Ibrahim Lodi
D
Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
Question 70 Explanation: 
Sikander Lodi (1489–1517) shifted the capital from Delhi to Agra in 1504.
Question 71
Which of these was the reason for the establishment of Mughal Dynasty?
A
Firuz Tughlaq No War policy
B
First Panipat War
C
Territory expansion of Ibrahim Lodi
D
Second Panipat War
Question 71 Explanation: 
The last Lodi ruler Ibrahim Lodi was defeated by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat, which resulted in the establishment of Mughal Dynasty.
Question 72
Choose the Incorrect statements.
  1. Balban claimed himself as the representative of God.
  2. Alauddin Khalji Care for the Good of the state and the benefit of the people.
  3. Muhammad Bin Tughlaq ruled mostly all over India except Kashmir and Kerala.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
None of the above
Question 72 Explanation: 
Balban claimed that he ruled as the representative of god on earth. Ala-ud-din Khalji claimed absolute power saying he did not care for theological prescriptions, but did what was essential for the good of the state and the benefit of the people. The Delhi Sultanate deserves to be considered an all-India empire. Virtually all of India, except Kashmir and Kerala at the far ends of the subcontinent, and a few small tracts in between them had come under the direct rule of Delhi towards the close of Muhammad bin Tughlaq rule.
Question 73
  • Assertion (A): Iqtas of the Sultans maintained the troop’s for the Royal service.
  • Reasoning(R): Revenue from the kahlisa used to pay the officers and soldiers of Sultans troops.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 73 Explanation: 
The Sultans required the holders of iqta’s (called muqtis or walis) to maintain troops for royal service out of the taxes collected by them. Certain areas were retained by the Sultans under their direct control (khalisa). It was out of the revenue collected from such areas that they paid the officers and soldiers of the sultan’s own troops (hashm-i qalb).
Question 74
Which of these personalities played a vital role in transmitting the southern Bhakti movements in Northern India?
A
Siddhas
B
Basava
C
Namdev
D
Ramanujar
Question 74 Explanation: 
Two little known figures who played a part in transmitting the southern Bhakti and monotheism to Northern India were Namdev of Maharashtra, a rigorous monotheist who opposed image worship and caste distinctions and Ramanand a follower of Ramanujar.
Question 75
Who were dominating in the Sea trade in Medieval India?
A
Tamil's
B
Afghans
C
Marwari’s
D
Iranians
Question 75 Explanation: 
The Gujaratis and Tamils dominated the sea trade, the Hindu Multanis and Muslim Khurasan, Afghans and Iranians dominated the overland trade with Central Asia.
Question 76
Who invented the Paper making technology?
A
Arabs
B
Iranians
C
Gujaratis
D
Chinese
Question 76 Explanation: 
The Paper-making technology evolved by the Chinese and learnt by the Arabs was introduced in India during the rule of the Delhi Sultans.
Question 77
In which century the spinning Wheel technology was introduced in India?
A
12th century
B
10th century
C
14th century
D
17th century
Question 77 Explanation: 
The spinning wheel invented by the Chinese came to India through Iran in the fourteenth century and enabled the spinner to increase her output some six fold and enlarged yarn production greatly. The subsequent introduction of treadles in the loom similarly helped speed-up weaving.
Question 78
Where did Sericulture established in India during the Sultanate era?
A
Gujarat
B
Bengal
C
Punjab
D
Delhi
Question 78 Explanation: 
Sericulture was established in Bengal by the fifteenth century.
Question 79
Which sultan built a large Madrasa in Delhi?
A
Alauddin Khalji
B
Timur
C
Sikander Lodi
D
Firoz Tughlaq
Question 79 Explanation: 
The Madrasa had a building where instruction was given by individual teachers. Often there was a provision of some cells for resident students, a library and a mosque. Firoz Thuglaq built a large madrasa at Delhi whose splendid building still stands.
Question 80
In which Language Chachnama was written originally?
A
Sanskrit
B
Persian
C
Urdu
D
Arab
Question 80 Explanation: 
The collection of witnesses’ narratives and documents that the Chachnama thirteenth-century Persian translation of a ninth-century Arabic original in its account of the Arab conquest of Sind, represents advancement in historical research.
Question 81
When did the Caliph rule ended in Baghdad?
A
1258
B
1140
C
1346
D
1450
Question 81 Explanation: 
Considered to be the successor of Prophet Muhammad, the Caliph wielded authority over civil and religious affairs of the entire Islamic world. The Caliph ruled Baghdad until it fell before Mongols in 1258. The Caliphs then ruled in Egypt until the conquest of Ottomans in 1516- 17.
Question 82
Choose the correct statements.
  1. Muslim women were not allowed to read and write.
  2. Birth of a girl child was considered as a fortune among the Rajput’s.
  3. Muslim women can inherit property from their parents.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
All the above
Question 82 Explanation: 
Muslim women despite purdah enjoyed in certain respects higher status and greater freedom in society than most Hindu women. They could inherit property from their parents and obtain divorce, privileges that Hindu women did not have. In several Hindu communities such as among the Rajput’s the birth of a girl child was considered a misfortune. Islam was not against women being taught to read and write. But it tolerated polygamy.
Question 83
Qutbudin Aibak's Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque,
  1. Situated in Agra.
  2. It was a Hindu temple modified into Mosque.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
Either i or ii
D
None of the above
Question 83 Explanation: 
Qutb-ud-din Aibak’s Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque situated adjacent to Qutb Minar in Delhi and the Adhai din ka Jhopra in Ajmer illustrate these examples. A Hindu temple built over a Jain temple was modified into Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque.
Question 84
Who built the Alai Darwaza?
A
Balban
B
Muhammad bin Tughlaq
C
Firuz Tughlaq
D
Alauddin Khalji
Question 84 Explanation: 
The Alai Darwaza built by Alaud-din Khalji as a gateway to the Quwwatul-Islam Mosque is adorned with the first true dome.
Question 85
Hauz Khas was Firuz Tughlaq's ______.
A
Palace
B
Fort
C
Pleasure resort
D
Mosque
Question 85 Explanation: 
The buildings of Firuz Tughlaq, especially his pleasure resort, Hauz Khas, combined Indian and Saracen features in alternate store are, displaying a sense of integration.
Question 86
Amir Khusru,
  1. He was a famous Musician and Singer.
  2. He praised Sultan's Rule in India in his works.
  3. He felt elated to call himself as an Indian.
A
i only
B
ii only
C
iii only
D
All the above
Question 86 Explanation: 
Amir Khusrau emerged as a major figure of Persian prose and poetry. Amir Khusrau felt elated to call himself an Indian in his Nu Siphr (‘Nine Skies’). In this work, he praises India’s climate, its languages –notably Sanskrit – its arts, its music, its people, even its animals.
Question 87
In which language Tuti Namah was translated by Zia Nakshabi?
A
Iran
B
Persian
C
Urdu
D
Arabian
Question 87 Explanation: 
Tuti Namah, the Book of Parrots, is a collection of Sanskrit stories translated into Persian by Zia Nakshabi.
Question 88
Name the historical writers of the Sultanate era?
A
Zia-uddin-Barani
B
Abdul Malik Ismai
C
Shams-uddin Siraj Afif
D
All the above
Question 88 Explanation: 
A strong school of historical writing emerged with the writings of Zia-ud-din Barani, Shams-ud-din Siraj Afif and Abdul Malik Isami. Zia-ud-din Barani emerged as a master of Persian prose. Abdul Malik Isami, in his poetic composition of Futuh-us-Salatin, records the history of Muslim rule from Ghaznavid period to Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s reign.
Question 89
Who composed the Zainavilas, a history of Kashmir?
A
Beruni
B
Firdausi
C
Zia Nakshabi
D
Bhattavatara
Question 89 Explanation: 
Bhattavatara took Firdausi’s Shah Namah as a model for composing Zainavilas, a history of the rulers of Kashmir.
Question 90
  • Assertion (A): Sanskrit was considered as an elite language for high intellectual thought.
  • Reasoning(R): The Sultans did not support the development of Sanskrit language.
A
Both A and R is True and R is the correct explanation of A.
B
Both A and R is True but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C
A is True but R is False.
D
Both A and R is False.
Question 90 Explanation: 
Delhi Sultanate did not hamper the progress of Sanskrit Literature. Sanskrit continued to be the language of high intellectual thought. The Sanskrit schools and academies established in different parts of the empire continued to flourish.
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