GK Quiz On Medieval Indian History With Answers: Set 1

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  • 1. 

    Who among the following Mughal emperors introduced the Mansabdari System in his administration?

    • A.

      Jahangir

    • B.

      Aurangzeb

    • C.

      Akbar

    • D.

      Bahadur Shah

    Correct Answer
    C. Akbar
    Explanation
    Akbar introduced the Mansabdari System in his administration. This system was a hierarchical ranking system used to organize and control the Mughal military and civil administration. Under this system, every officer was assigned a rank or Mansab, which determined their salary, number of soldiers under their command, and their responsibilities. This system allowed Akbar to maintain control over his vast empire and effectively govern his territories.

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  • 2. 

    Consider the following statements: i) In the first battle of Panipat, Ibrahim Lodi was victorious. ii) The second battle of Panipat was fought between Akbar and Hemu. iii) The third battle of Panipat was won by Ahmad Shah Abdali. Choose the right option:

    • A.

      All i, ii and iii are correct

    • B.

      Only i and ii are correct

    • C.

      Only ii and iii are correct

    • D.

      All i, ii and iii are incorrect

    Correct Answer
    C. Only ii and iii are correct
    Explanation
    The first statement is incorrect as Ibrahim Lodi was defeated in the first battle of Panipat by Babur. The second statement is correct as the second battle of Panipat was indeed fought between Akbar and Hemu. The third statement is also correct as Ahmad Shah Abdali emerged victorious in the third battle of Panipat. Therefore, the correct answer is "Only ii and iii are correct".

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  • 3. 

    Arrange the following Delhi Sultanate dynasties in correct sequence beginning from the earliest. 1) Ghulam Dynasty 2) Lodhi Dynasty 3) Tughlaq Dynasty 4) Khilji Dynasty Choose the right option:

    • A.

      1-2-3-4

    • B.

      1-4-3-2

    • C.

      4-3-2-1

    • D.

      1-3-4-2

    Correct Answer
    B. 1-4-3-2
    Explanation
    The correct sequence of the Delhi Sultanate dynasties beginning from the earliest is the Khilji Dynasty, Tughlaq Dynasty, Ghulam Dynasty, and Lodhi Dynasty. The Khilji Dynasty was the first to rule, followed by the Tughlaq Dynasty, then the Ghulam Dynasty, and finally the Lodhi Dynasty.

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  • 4. 

    The tripartite struggle between the 8th century and the 10th century which involved the Rashtrakutas, the Pala and the Pratihara took place for the control of ___city.

    • A.

      Kannuaj

    • B.

      Ujjain

    • C.

      Varanasi

    • D.

      Patliputra

    Correct Answer
    A. Kannuaj
    Explanation
    The tripartite struggle between the Rashtrakutas, the Pala, and the Pratihara took place for the control of Kannuaj.

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  • 5. 

    Malik Kafur served as the head general under which one of the Delhi Sultanate emperors?

    • A.

      Alauddin Khilji

    • B.

      Iltutmish

    • C.

      Muhammad bin Tughlaq

    • D.

      Qutb-ud-din Aibak

    Correct Answer
    A. Alauddin Khilji
    Explanation
    Malik Kafur served as the head general under Alauddin Khilji, one of the Delhi Sultanate emperors. This is evident from historical records and accounts of the time. Alauddin Khilji was known for his military conquests and Malik Kafur played a crucial role as his trusted general.

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  • 6. 

    Tuzk-e-Babri was written by Zahir-ud-Din-Mohammad-Babar in memoir form. It was written in which one of the following languages?

    • A.

      Chaghatay Turkish

    • B.

      Pharsi

    • C.

      Arabi

    • D.

      Urdu

    Correct Answer
    A. Chaghatay Turkish
    Explanation
    Tuzk-e-Babri was written by Zahir-ud-Din-Mohammad-Babar in Chaghatay Turkish.

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  • 7. 

    The Ain-i-Akbari was written by whom among the following?

    • A.

      Abul Fazl

    • B.

      Gulbadan Begum

    • C.

      Malik Mohammad Jayasi

    • D.

      Amir Khusrow

    Correct Answer
    A. Abul Fazl
    Explanation
    The Ain-i-Akbari was written by Abul Fazl.

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  • 8. 

    The battles of Tarain were fought between whom among the following?

    • A.

      Prithiviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori

    • B.

      Baji Rao II and Nizam-ul-Mulk

    • C.

      Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh

    • D.

      East India Company and Marathas

    Correct Answer
    A. Prithiviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori
    Explanation
    The battles of Tarain were fought between Prithiviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori. These battles were significant in Indian history as they marked the beginning of Muslim rule in Northern India. The first battle took place in 1191, where Prithiviraj Chauhan emerged victorious. However, in the second battle in 1192, Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithiviraj Chauhan and established Muslim dominance in the region. These battles had a profound impact on the political landscape of India, leading to the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate.

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  • 9. 

    The Moti Masjid in Agra was built by whom among the following emperors?

    • A.

      Shah Jahan

    • B.

      Jahangir

    • C.

      Aurangzeb

    • D.

      Akbar

    Correct Answer
    A. Shah Jahan
    Explanation
    The Moti Masjid in Agra was built by Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal emperor of India and is known for commissioning several iconic architectural structures, including the Taj Mahal. The Moti Masjid, also known as the Pearl Mosque, is a beautiful white marble mosque located within the premises of the Agra Fort. It was built by Shah Jahan between 1648 and 1654 and is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture.

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  • 10. 

    Tulsidas, the famous saint and poet was the contemporary of whom among the following rulers?

    • A.

      Akbar

    • B.

      Babar

    • C.

      Aurangzeb

    • D.

      Shah Jahan

    Correct Answer
    A. Akbar
    Explanation
    Tulsidas, the famous saint and poet, was a contemporary of Akbar. This means that they lived during the same time period.

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