Trivia Quiz On Medieval Period: Indian History!

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Trivia Quiz On Medieval Period: Indian History! - Quiz

In the medieval period, India was ruled by kings that were either Muslim or Hindu. This period is between the ancient Indian period and modern India. The quiz below is designed to test out your understanding of some of the events that took place in this given period. Give it a try and have a peek into the not forgotten past.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The 1st Indian ruler to face the Mahmud of Ghazni's invasions was __________?

    • A.

      Abul-Mansur Khan Safdar Jung

    • B.

      Shuja-ud-Daula

    • C.

      Asaf-ud-Daula

    • D.

      The Shaka King, laipala

    Correct Answer
    D. The Shaka King, laipala
  • 2. 

    This monument is situated in Delhi. It is the precursor of Taj Mahal. Identify the monument from the given options?

    • A.

      Red Fort

    • B.

      Qutub Minar

    • C.

      India Gate

    • D.

      Humayun's tomb

    Correct Answer
    D. Humayun's tomb
    Explanation
    Humayun's tomb is the correct answer because it is a monument situated in Delhi and it predates the Taj Mahal. The Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and India Gate are also famous monuments in Delhi, but they do not fit the criteria of being the precursor of the Taj Mahal.

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  • 3. 

    To which God did Kabir worshipped?

    • A.

      Substanceless

    • B.

      Baseless

    • C.

      Formless

    • D.

      Shapeless

    Correct Answer
    A. Substanceless
    Explanation
    Kabir worshipped a God that is substanceless. This means that the God he worshipped does not have a physical form or substance. Instead, it is a spiritual entity that transcends the material world. Kabir believed in a formless and shapeless God, emphasizing the importance of connecting with the divine on a deeper, spiritual level rather than focusing on external appearances or material aspects.

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  • 4. 

    He criticized Alauddin for his disregard of religion. He was a contemporary Muslim writer. Identify him from the given options.

    • A.

      Birjis Qadr

    • B.

      Barani

    • C.

      Muhammad Muqim

    • D.

      Wazir Ali Khan

    Correct Answer
    B. Barani
    Explanation
    Barani is the correct answer because he was a contemporary Muslim writer who criticized Alauddin for his disregard of religion.

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  • 5. 

    Krishna Deva Raya was a contemporary of which of the following?

    • A.

      Yamin-ud-Daula

    • B.

      Babur

    • C.

      Nasir-ud-din Haidar Shah Jahan

    • D.

      Abul Fateh Moin-ud-din

    Correct Answer
    B. Babur
    Explanation
    Krishna Deva Raya was a contemporary of Babur. This means that both Krishna Deva Raya and Babur existed during the same time period.

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  • 6. 

    The Battle of Wandiwash was fought between whom among the following?

    • A.

      Babur and Ibrahim Lodi

    • B.

      Babur and Rana Sanga

    • C.

      British East India Company and French East India Company

    • D.

      British East India Company and Dutch East India Company

    Correct Answer
    C. British East India Company and French East India Company
    Explanation
    The Battle of Wandiwash was fought between the British East India Company and the French East India Company. This battle took place in 1760 during the Seven Years' War. The British East India Company, led by Sir Eyre Coote, emerged victorious, defeating the French forces led by Comte de Lally. This battle was significant as it marked a turning point in the European struggle for control over India, establishing British dominance in the region.

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  • 7. 

    Who among the following was the first one to introduce artillery in warfare in India?

    • A.

      Rana Sanga

    • B.

      Babur

    • C.

      East Indian Company

    • D.

      Ibrahim Lodi

    Correct Answer
    B. Babur
    Explanation
    Babur was the first one to introduce artillery in warfare in India. He was a skilled military strategist and used cannons and other artillery weapons effectively in battles. Babur's use of artillery gave him a significant advantage over his opponents and played a crucial role in his victories, such as the Battle of Panipat in 1526. His innovative tactics and use of artillery revolutionized warfare in India and set the stage for future military advancements in the region.

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  • 8. 

    Who among the following emperors, died while playing polo?

    • A.

      Jehangir

    • B.

      Balban

    • C.

      Qutb-ud-din Aibak

    • D.

      Ibrahim Lodi

    Correct Answer
    C. Qutb-ud-din Aibak
    Explanation
    Qutb-ud-din Aibak died while playing polo. Polo was a popular sport among the Mughal emperors, and Aibak was known for his love of the game. While playing polo, he fell from his horse and suffered a fatal injury. His death while engaging in his favorite sport showcases the risks and dangers associated with such activities, even for powerful rulers.

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  • 9. 

    Iqtas are related to which one of the following?

    • A.

      The donations given to mosques

    • B.

      The property of the nobles

    • C.

      Religious tax imposed on Non-Muslims

    • D.

      Transferable revenue assignments

    Correct Answer
    D. Transferable revenue assignments
    Explanation
    Iqtas are transferable revenue assignments. This means that they are land grants given by the state to individuals, who could then collect revenue from that land and transfer it to the state. The iqtas were commonly given to military officers or nobles as a form of payment or reward for their services. The individuals who received the iqtas could keep a portion of the revenue for themselves and transfer the rest to the state. This system allowed the state to efficiently collect revenue and also provided an incentive for individuals to serve the state.

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  • 10. 

    Nicolo Conti who gave a detailed account of the Vijaynagar empire, belonged to which one of the following countries?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    B. Italy
    Explanation
    Nicolo Conti, who provided a detailed account of the Vijaynagar empire, belonged to Italy. This suggests that he was an Italian traveler or historian who visited or studied the empire and documented his observations.

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