Indian History Solved MCQs


Chapter: Medieval History

Who was the founder of the first Sufi order in India?

A. Khwaja Qutub-ud-din Bakhtiar Kaki
B. Sheikh Nizam-ud-din Auliya
C. Khwaja Muinud-din Chisti
D. Sheikh Nasir-ud-din Mahamud
Answer» A. Khwaja Qutub-ud-din Bakhtiar Kaki

The correct chronological order of the four dynasties is

A. Lodhi, Tughlak, Slave and Khilji
B. Tughlak, Slave, Khilji and Lodhi
C. Slave, Khilji, Tughlak and Lodhi
D. Khilji, Slave, Lodhi and Tughlak
Answer» B. Tughlak, Slave, Khilji and Lodhi

The name of Jahangir as a prince was

A. Shahjahan
B. Salim
C. Dara
D. Mirza
Answer» B. Salim

The Mughal Emperor in India who gave Surat to the British East India Company was

A. Babar
B. Akbar
C. Jahangir
D. Aurangzeb
Answer» C. Jahangir

Ranthambhor was

A. A Mughal palace
B. A Rajpur fort
C. Capital of the Khiljis
D. A Buddhist pilgrimage centre
Answer» B. A Rajpur fort

Tansen, the greatest musician of Akbar’s court, belonged to

A. Gwalior
B. Kannauj
C. Delhi
D. Agra
Answer» A. Gwalior

During whose reign was Moti Masjid built at Agra?

A. Iltutmish
B. Akbar
C. Aram Shah
D. Shaha Jahan
Answer» D. Shaha Jahan

Sir Thomas Roe was sent by the British to India during the reign of

A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Jahangir
D. Aurangzeb
Answer» C. Jahangir

Which of the following is the correct chronological order of the Slave dynasty rulers?

A. Iltutmish, Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Raziya Sultan, Balban
B. Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Iltutmish, Balban, Raziya Sultan
C. Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Iltutmish, Raziya sultan, Balban
D. Iltutmish, Balban, Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Razia Sultan
Answer» C. Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Iltutmish, Raziya sultan, Balban

Who, among the following, destroyed the group of Forty Nobles?

A. Baharam Shah
B. Iltutmish
C. Sultan Razia
D. Balban
Answer» D. Balban

The famous Brihadeswara Temple in Tanjore was built by

A. Pallavas
B. Cholas
C. Pandyas
D. Chalukyas
Answer» B. Cholas

‘Humayun-nama’ was written by

A. Humayun
B. Akbar
C. Abul Fazi
D. Gulbadan begam
Answer» D. Gulbadan begam

Who, among the following, is famous for introducing price control?

A. Ala-ud-din Khilji
B. Balban
C. Jalal-ud-din Khilji
D. Mumammad-bin Tughlak
Answer» A. Ala-ud-din Khilji

Who, amongst the following, was the first Sultan of Tughlak dynasty?

A. Firoz Shah Tughlak
B. Muhammad-bin Tughlak
C. Ghiyas-u-dinTughlak
D. Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Shah
Answer» C. Ghiyas-u-dinTughlak

When Timur invaded India, the ruling dynasty was that of the

A. Lodhis
B. Mughals
C. Tughlaks
D. Syeds
Answer» C. Tughlaks

Malik Kafur was a general of

A. Sikander Lodhi
B. Qutub-ud-din Aibak
C. Ala-ud-din Khilji
D. Humayun
Answer» C. Ala-ud-din Khilji

Who built the tomb of itimad-ud-daula at Agra?

A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Nur Jahan
D. Sher Shah
Answer» C. Nur Jahan

The most accomplished writer (Persian) of Akbar’s reign, a man of letters, a poet, an essayist, a critic and a historian was

A. Abul Fazi
B. Badauni
C. Faizi
D. None of these
Answer» A. Abul Fazi

During the reign of which of the following did Tulsidas, the author of ‘Rmacharitmanas’ flourish?

A. Akbar
B. Hamayun
C. Shahjahan
D. Sher Shah Suri
Answer» A. Akbar

The Sikh Guru who fought Mughals was

A. Guru Nanak Dev
B. Guru Gobind Singh
C. Guru Arjun Dev
D. Guru Teg Bahadur
Answer» B. Guru Gobind Singh

Which name, the Zahiruddin Muhammad took when he became the ruler was:

A. Humayun
B. Jahangir
C. Babar
D. Bahadurshah
Answer» C. Babar

Akbar’s religious policy was characterized by

A. tolerance towards all religions
B. an indifference to religions
C. a hostile attitude towards other religious communities
D. belief in secularism
Answer» A. tolerance towards all religions

Ibn Batuta visited India during the reign of

A. Ala-ud-din Khilji
B. Ghayas-ud-din Tughlak
C. Sher Shah Suri
D. Muhammad-bin Tughlak
Answer» D. Muhammad-bin Tughlak

Which Muslim emperor was attracted by the beauty of Queen Padmini?

A. Babar
B. Hmayun
C. Akbar
D. Ala-ud-din Khilji
Answer» D. Ala-ud-din Khilji

The Mughal painting reached its zenith during the reign of

A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Shahjahan
D. Aurangzeb
Answer» B. Jahangir
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