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Do you know what the Delhi Sultanate was? The Delhi Sultanate was an Islamic empire based in Delhi that occurred over large parts of the Indian subcontinent for over 300 years. The Delhi Sultanate was a kingdom in India that existed between 1200 and 1500. Five dynasties ruled over Northern India during this time. This quiz contains a brief history of the Delhi Sultanate. Good luck.   ;


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who founded the Khilji Dynasty?

    • A.

      Jalal-ud-din Khilji

    • B.

      Ala-ud-din Khilji

    Correct Answer
    A. Jalal-ud-din Khilji
    Explanation
    Jalal-ud-din Khilji is the founder of the Khilji Dynasty. He was a prominent military commander who overthrew the last ruler of the Mamluk Dynasty and established the Khilji Dynasty in Delhi, India. Jalal-ud-din Khilji ruled from 1290 to 1296 and was known for his tolerance towards different religions and his efforts to strengthen the economy and administration of his kingdom. However, his reign was short-lived as he was assassinated by his own nephew, Ala-ud-din Khilji, who then took over and became the second ruler of the Khilji Dynasty.

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  • 2. 

    Qutb-ud-din Aibak started his career as a:

    • A.

      General

    • B.

      Slave

    Correct Answer
    B. Slave
    Explanation
    Qutb-ud-din Aibak started his career as a slave. This is evident from historical records that state he was purchased as a slave by Muhammad Ghori, who later recognized his military skills and appointed him as a general. Aibak eventually went on to become the first Sultan of Delhi and established the Mamluk dynasty in India.

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  • 3. 

    Ala-ud-din Khilji captured Ranthambhor in:

    • A.

      A.D.1351

    • B.

      A.D.1301

    • C.

      A.D.1321

    • D.

      A.D.1311

    • E.

      A.D.1320

    Correct Answer
    B. A.D.1301
  • 4. 

    The city of _______________ was plundered and sacked by Timor.

    Correct Answer
    Delhi
    Explanation
    Delhi was plundered and sacked by Timor. This suggests that Timor invaded and looted the city of Delhi, causing destruction and chaos. This event could have had significant consequences for the city, including loss of wealth, cultural artifacts, and infrastructure. The invasion by Timor may have also resulted in the displacement and suffering of the city's inhabitants.

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  • 5. 

    Qutub-Minar was constructed in ______________ style 

    Correct Answer
    Indo-Islamic
    Explanation
    Qutub Minar was constructed in the Indo-Islamic architectural style. This architectural style is a fusion of Indian and Islamic elements, characterized by features such as intricate carvings, use of red sandstone and marble, and the incorporation of Islamic architectural elements like arches and domes into traditional Indian design. Qutub Minar, located in Delhi, India, is a famous example of this style.

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  • 6. 

    Rani Padmini of Chittor was the wife of:

    • A.

      Ratan Singh

    • B.

      Rana Ramdev

    • C.

      Balvir Singh

    • D.

      Ram Singh

    • E.

      Alauddin Khilji

    Correct Answer
    A. Ratan Singh
    Explanation
    Rani Padmini, also known as Padmavati, is renowned as the legendary queen and consort of King Rawal Ratan Singh of Chittor in Mewar.

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  • 7. 

    When was the Delhi Sultanate found?

    • A.

      1202

    • B.

      1206

    • C.

      1209

    • D.

      1211

    Correct Answer
    B. 1206
    Explanation
    The Delhi Sultanate was founded in 1206. This marked the beginning of Muslim rule in Delhi and the surrounding areas of northern India. It was established by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who was a general in the army of Muhammad Ghori. Aibak declared himself the Sultan of Delhi and laid the foundation of the Delhi Sultanate. This event was significant as it led to the establishment of a new political and cultural era in India, with the introduction of Islamic influences and the consolidation of Muslim power in the region.

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  • 8. 

    When did the Delhi Sultanate end?

    • A.

      1355

    • B.

      1389

    • C.

      1534

    • D.

      1555

    Correct Answer
    D. 1555
    Explanation
    The Delhi Sultanate ended in 1555. This was the year when the Mughal Emperor Humayun recaptured Delhi from the Suri dynasty, effectively ending the rule of the Delhi Sultanate. The Mughals established their own empire and ruled over Delhi and much of India for several centuries after the end of the Delhi Sultanate.

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