Medieval Indian History


Who among the following was the author of Humayun Nama?

  1. Roshanara Begum
  2. Ruquaiya Sultan Begum
  3. Gulbadan Begum
  4. Gauhara Begum

Who among the following social reformer started a society for the encouragement of widow remarriage in 1866 in Maharashtra?

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Jyotirao Phule
  3. Vishnushastri Pandit
  4. Pandita Ramabai

What is the name of the award given to meritorious men in the Mughal Court in the form of a robe of honour that was once worn by the Emperor?

  1. Sarapa
  2. Patka
  3. Padma murassa
  4. Khilat

Which one of the following foreign travellers elaborately discussed about diamonds and diamond mines of India?

  1. Francois Bernier
  2. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
  3. Jean de Thevenot
  4. Abbe Barthelemy Carre

With reference to the religious practices in India, the "Sthanakvasi" sect belongs to

  1. Buddhism 
  2. Jainism 
  3. Vaishnavism 
  4. Shaivism

Who among the following was the founder of the Avadh Kingdom in the 18th century?

  1. Murshid Quli Khan
  2. Saadat Khan
  3. Alivardi Khan
  4. Sarfaraz Khan

Consider the following statements from Kalhana's Rajatarangini

  1. The common people ate rice and Utpala - saka (a wild vegetable of bitter taste).
  2. Harsha introduced into Kashmir a general dress befitting a king which included a long coat.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Which one of the following was a temple built by the Chola kings?

  1. Durga Temple, Aihole
  2. Brihadiswara Temple, Tanjavur
  3. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
  4. Srirangam Temple. Thiruchirapalli

The Society of Jesus whose followers were called Jesuits, was set up by

  1. Erasmus
  2. Ignatius Loyola
  3. Ulrich Zwingli
  4. Martin Luther

Ibn Batuta's work, Rihla, completed in 1355, is

  1. an autobiography
  2. an account of trade with Morocco
  3. an account of the Delhi Sultans from Aibek to Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
  4. a religious text

Which one of the following statements about the teachings of Kabir is not correct?

  1. He believed in universal love
  2. He was not against pilgrimage and idol worship
  3. He did not consider it necessary to abandon the normal life of a householder
  4. He emphasized on one God and the spread of devetionalism

Consider the following statements about Sher Shah's administration:

  1. He divided his empire into Sarkars, which were further subdivided into Parganas.
  2. The Sarkars and the Parganas were directly administered by Sher Shah without the help of any other officials.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

The Tungabhadra river provided sustenance to which empire?

  1. Pandya
  2. Vakataka
  3. Chola
  4. Vijayanagara

With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term 'Araghatta' refers to

  1. bonded labour
  2. land grants made to military officers
  3. waterwheel used in the irrigation of land
  4. wastel and converted to cultivated land

Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally

  1. agriculturists
  2. warriors
  3. weavers
  4. traders

Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was

  1. Akbar’s private chamber prayer
  2. the mosque for the use of Royal Family
  3. the room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs
  4. the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions

Mohammad bin Tughlaq’s experiment of introducing token currency could not succeed on account of

  1. Rejection of token coins for purchases by foreign merchants
  2. Shortage of copper for mining token coins
  3. Large-scale minting of spurious coins
  4. Poor quality of token currency

With reference to Indian history, which of the following is/are the essential element / elements of the feudal system?

  1. Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land.
  2. A very strong centralized political authority and a very weak provincial or local political authority.
  3. Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?

  1. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
  2. Meditation and control of breath
  3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3