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1.Who was the author of ‘Prithviraja Raso’ ?

(a) Jaidev

(b) Kalhan

(c) Chand Bardai

(d) Vasavdutta

2.Who translated Chach-Nama into Persian ?

(a) Muhammad Ali Bin Abu Bakar Kufi

(b) Nuruddin Muhammad Aufi

(c) Hamadullah Mastaufi Qazuwini

(d) Shams-i-Siraj Alif

3.What was the name of the capital of Ummayad Dynasty ?

(a) Damascus

(b) Mecca

(c) Gazni

(d) Kabul

4. Who was the real founder of the Turkish Dominion in India ?

(a) Balban

(b) Qutub-ud-din Aibak

(c) Razia

(d) Aaram Shah

5.What was Kharuj ?

(a) A tribute

(b) Booty

(c) Gift

(d) Land tax(Kharāj (Arabic: خراج) is a type of individual Islamic tax on agricultural land and its produce developed under Islamic law.)

6.Who was the first Sultan to provide relief to famine-affected people ?

(a) Ala-ud-din Khilji

(b) Firoz Tughlaq

(c) Muhammad Tughlaq

(d) Balban

7.Who introduced the famous Persian festival of ‘Nauroz’ ?

(a) Ala-ud-din Khalji

(b) Iltutmish

(c) Balban (Nauroz is the Iranian and Persian New Year; it is the first day of spring, this festival was introduced by Ghiyas ud din Balban)

(d) Firoz Tughlaq

8.Point out the Sultan who died while playing ‘Chaugun’ from among the following :

(a) Jahangir

(b) Ibrahim Lodi

(c) Mubarak Shah

(d) Qutub-ud-din Aibak (who was a general in the Delhi Sultanate of Muhammad Ghori, died while playing Chaugan as a result of a fall from his horse.)

9.Which one of the following pairs is wrong ?

(a) Nizam-Shahi – Ahmadnagar

(b) Adil Shahi – Bijapur

(c) Barid Shahi – Berar

(d) Qutub Shahi – Golkonda

10.What was the correct chronology of dynasties that ruled Vijaynagar ?

· (a) Sanguma, Suleva, Tuluva, Aravidu

  • 6.1 Sangama dynasty (1336 – 1485 CE)

  • 6.2 Saluva dynasty (1485 – 1505 CE)

  • 6.3 Tuluva dynasty (1491 – 1570 CE)

  • 6.4 Aravidu dynasty (1542 – 1646 CE)

(b) Tuluva, Sanguma, Suleva, Aravidu

(c) Aravidu, Sanguma, Tuluva, Saluva

(d) Sanguma, Tuluva, Saluva, Aravidu

11.Who was Murid ?

(a) Sufi saints

(b) A disciple

(c) Sufi teacher

(d) Sufi order

12.Who was the incharge of a pargana during Mughal period ?

(a) Amil

(b) Pattidar

(c) Shiqdar

(d) Qanungo

13.Who was Afzal Khan ?

(a) Commander of Bijapur’s Sultan(Afzal Khan (died 20 November 1659) was a general who served the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur Sultanate in India. He played an important role in the southern expansion of the Bijapur Sultanate by subjugating the Nayaka chiefs who had taken control of the former Vijayanagara territory)

(b) Sultan of Bijapur

(c) Maternal uncle and General of Aurangzeb

(d) Brother of Aurangzeb

14.What was the name of Shah Jahan’s father ?

(a) Aurangzeb

(b) Akbar

(c) Babur

(d) Jahangir

15.In which year Sahu appointed Balaji Vishwanath as his Peshwa ?

(a) 1710 A.D.

(b) 1711 A.D.

(c) 1712 A.D.

(d) 1713 A.D (16 November 1713)

16What was the name of father of Prophet Muhammad ?

(a) Abu Baker

(b) Abdulla(Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib was the father of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was the son of Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim and Fatima bint Amr of the Makhzum Clan. He was married to Āminah bint Wahb. Muhammad was their only offspring.)

(c) Hasim

(d) Usman

17.When did Muhammad-bin-Qasim invade India ?

(a) 622 A.D.

(b) 630 A.D.

(c) 632 A.D.

(d) 712 A.D.( The commander of the Umayyad Caliphate, Mohammad Bin Qasim, was the first Muslim to conquer India in 712 AD.)

18.Who was the founder of Tughlaq dynasty ?

(a) Feroz Shah Tughlaq

(b) Ghias-ud-din Tughlaq(Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq or Ghazi Malik was the founder of the Tughluq dynasty. Tughluq's policy was harsh against Mongols. He had killed envoys of the Ilkhan Oljeitu and punished Mongol prisoners harshly. He also started construction of Tughlaqabad Fort.)

(c) Muhammad-bin Tughlaq

(d) Nasir-ud-din Nusarat Shah Tughlaq

19.When was Vijayanagara established ?

(a) 1336 A.D. (The city and its first dynasty were founded in 1336 by five sons of Sangama, of whom Harihara and Bukka became the city's first kings. In time Vijayanagar became the greatest empire of southern India.)

(b) 1351 A.D.

(c) 1388 A.D.

(d) 1398 A.D.

20.Who established Bahamani kingdom ?

(a) Hasan Gangu Bahamani (The sultanate was founded in 1347 by ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Bahman Shah, who was supported by other military leaders in rebellion against the sultan of Delhi, Muḥammad ibn Tughluq)

(b) Darya Gangu Bahamani

(c) Murtaza Gangu Bahamani

(d) Yusuf Gangu Bahamani

21.In Maharashtra, Bhakti movement worships which God ?

(a) Vishnu

(b) Krishna

(c) Vittalla (The Bhakti movement in Maharashtra centred around the shrine of Vithoba or Vitthal, the residing deity of Pandharpur, who was considered the manifestation of Krishna. This movement is also known as the Pandharpur movement and it influenced the social and cultural developments in Maharashtra.)

(d) Shiv

22.Who among the following started the ‘langar’ system ?

(a) Guru Amar Das

(b) Guru Angad Dev

(c) Guru Arjan Dev

(d) Guru Gobind Singh

23.The Maratha claim of revenue for protection from invaders is called _________.

(a) Sardeshmukhi

(b) Abwab

(c) Chauth (Chauth was a regular tax or tribute imposed by the Maratha Empire in the Indian subcontinent. Chauth was imposed from the early 18th century. Chauth was an annual tax nominally levied at 25 percent on revenue or produce.)

(d) Jama

24.Who was responsible for the proper and efficient administration of justice during Mughal period ?

(a) Qazi-ul-Quzat (Chief Qazi was the top judicial officer and was responsible for conducting justice effectively and efficiently. It was the Emperor's duty as the khalifa of the age to give justice to the people, but since he had no time, the work was given to the Qazi chief.)

(b) Diwan-i-Ala

(c) Mir Bakshi

(d) Subhedar

25.Mirabai was the famous devotee of __________.

(a) Rama

(b) Krishna

(c) Buddha

(d) Shiva

26.Shivaji Maharaj celebrated his coronation in 1674 at _________.

(a) Rajgarh

(b) Raigarh(Shivaji celebrated his coronation in 1674 at Raigarh. On 6th June 1674 , Shivaji coronation was performed according to the Shastras by Vishweshwar, also called Gaga Bhatta, of Varansi, a master of the four Vedas and all the Hindu Scriptures. After that he called as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.)

(c) Prachandgad

(d) Shivneri

27.Nicolo-de-Conti, an Italian visitor, came to Vijayanagar during the reign of _________.

(a) Dev Raya-II

(b) Dev Raya-I

(c) Harihara

(d) Bukka-I

28.Which of the following was a religious tax collected by most of the Muslim rulers of medieval period ?

(a) Jaziya

(b) Kharaj

(c) Kharis

(d) Ushr

29.The innovator of the Revenue settlement during the rule of Akbar was _________.

(a) Raja Man Singh (

b) Raja Bhagwan Das

(c) Raja Todar mal

(d) Raja Birbal

30.Which of the following emerged as the most popular Sufi order in India ?

(a) Chisti order

(b) Suharawardy order

(c) Naqsabandi order

(d) Qadiri order

31.In which sector of the Asian Continent, the Peninsula of Arabia is situated ?

(a) Western

(b) Eastern

(c) Northern (The northern portion of the peninsula merges with the Syrian Desert with no clear borderline, although the northern boundary of the peninsula is generally considered to be the northern borders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.)

(d) Southern

32.Who was the successor of Prophet Muhammad after his death ?

(a) Umar

(b) Usman

(c) Abu Baker(After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, a debate ensued over who should take his place as leader of the faith. Most of the prominent Muslims of Medina claimed that Muhammad had named no successor and elected Abu Bakr, the Prophet's closest advisor and companion, as the first caliph (successor).

(d) Muavia

33.Who was responsible to put effective check on the power of the King in Delhi Sultanate ?

(a) Wazir

(b) Khalifa

(c) Naib-ul-Malik

(d) The Nobles

34.Who was the bridge between the Bhakti Movement of the South and the North ?

(a) Ramananda (Later, during the 14th century, inspired by 'Prapatti', Ramanand Swami did unprecedented work of giving social-base to the 'Bhakti movement' that he launched in Northern India. Bhakti Movement thus emerged as a bridge between North and South India, credit of which of course goes to Shri Ramanuja.)

(b) Kabir

(c) Vallabhacharya

(d) Nimbarkacharya

35.What was the name of woman Sufi Saint ?

(a) Rabia (Rabi'ah al-Basri)

(b) Raja

(c) Noormahal

(d) Mumtaaj

36.In which year Babur attacked India ?

(a) 1524

(b) 1525

(c) 1527

(d) 1528

37.What is the best edible produce of the fertile Arab Land ?

(a) Wheat

(b) The Date

(c) Gram

(d) Jowar

38.Who was Mallikarjuna ?

(a) Son of Narsimha

(b) Son of Virupaksha II

(c) Son of Dev Raya II

(d) Bukka I

39.Who was the founder of Saluva Dynasty ?

(a) Dev Raya II

(b) Krishna Deva Raja

(c) Achyuta Raja

(d) Vir Narsimha

40 In which year Shivaji started his career ?

(a) 1639 A.D.

(b) 1640 A.D.

(c) 1641 A.D.

(d) 1642 A.D.

41.Who gave the training of riding, fighting and administration to Shivaji ?

(a) Tara Bai

(b) Dadajee Kondadev

(c) Ram Dass

(d) Tukaram

42.Which was the most favorable method for peasants in Mughal period ?

(a) Kankut

(b) Naxaq

(c) Zabat

(d) Batai

43.Who among the following was the last ruler of Lodi Dynasty ?

(a) Sikandar Lodi

(b) Bahlal Lodi

(c) Kaiguabad

(d) Ibrahim Lodi(Ibrahim Lodi was the last ruler of the Lodi dynasty who was defeated and killed by Babur in the Battle of panipat 1526 )

44.Who among the following Mughal rulers founder a new religion called Din-i-Illahi ?

(a) Humayun

(b) Akbar

(c) Babur

(d) Jahangir

45.In which year Sahu appointed Balaji Vishwanath as his Peshwa ?

(a) 1710 A.D.

(b) 1711 A.D.

(c) 1712 A.D.

(d) 1713 A.D. 16 November 1713

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