1. The First Battle of Panipat took place in

(A) 1520  (B) 1530 (C) 1526  (D) 1525 

2. The court customs of Sijda and Poibos were introduced by

(A) Ghiyasuddin Balban  (B) Qutubuddin Aibak  (C) Ibrahim Lodi  (D) Alauddin Khilji

3. The first woman ruler of the Delhi Sultanate was

(A) Rabeya   (B) Razia  (C) Zubeida  (D) Rokeya

4. Akbar defeated Hemu in the

(A) Third Battle of Panipat (B) Battle of Haldighati (C) Second Battle of Panipat (D) First Battle of Panipat

5. The "Alai Darwaza" was constructed by

(A) Muhammad din Tughlaq (B) Sikander Lodi (C) Ibrahim Lodi (D) Alauddin Khilji

6. Delhi Sultanate was established in India in

(A) 1205 AD  (B) 1206 AD (C) 1215AD (D) 1207 AD

7. The First Battle of Tarain took place in

(A) 1176 AD (B) 1191 AD (C) 1105 AD (D) 1155 AD

8. The capital from Delhi to Daulatabad was shifted by

(A) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq  (B) Alauddin Khilji (C) Akbar (D) Bakhtiyar Khilji

9. Who was known as "Lakh Baksh"

(A) Balban (B) Qutubuddin Aibak (C) Ibrahim Lodi (D) aahlol Lodi

10. Abul Fazl was the court poet of

(A) Akbar   (B) Shah Jahan (C) Jahangir (D) Babur

11. Sir Thomas Roe had visited the court of

(A) Akbar (B) Shah Jahan (C) Jahangir  (D) Babur



1.The popular name of Muizuddin Muhammad Bin Sam was

(A) SuItan Mohmud      (B) Muhammad Ghori           (C) Timur         (D) None of the above

2.Silver 'Tanka' and Copper 'Jital' were introduced by

(A) Qutubuddin Aibek              (B) Raziya Sultana       (C) Iltutmish               (D) Balban

3.Who faced defeat in the Battle of Chandawar in 1194 AD ?

(A) Bhima II      (B) Jaichand       (C) Lakshman Sena           (D) Muhammad Ghori

4.The founder of the Lodi dynasty was

(A) Bahlul Lodi           (B) Sikandar Lodi        (C) Ibrahim Lodi          (D) Daulat Khan Lodi

5.The name of Sultan Mahmud's father is

(A) Alptigin       (B) Sabuktigin            (C) Ulugh Khan            (D) None of the above

6.Who of the following became a member of the Din-i-Ilahi ?

(A) Todar Mal       (B) Raja Birbal       (C) Raja Man Singh     (D) Tansen

7.Who was the Hindu king at the time Muhammad bin Qasim's invasion of Sind ?

(A) Dahir       (B) Hala             (C) Harsha       (D) Ananda Pala

8.Ghazi Malik was the actual name of

(A) Ghiyas uddin Tughlaq    (B) Muhammad bin Tughlaq   (C) Firuz Shah Tughlaq              (D) None of the above

9.Persian poet Firdausi who composed 'Shah Namah' was associated with the court of

(A) Sultan Mahmud    (B) Muhammad Ghori              (C) Shah Tahmasp              (D) None of the above

10.The Somnath Temple of Gujarat was destroyed by Sultan Mahmud in

(A) 1015 AD     (B) 1020 AD       (C) 1025 AD              (D) 1027 AD

11.'Diwan-i-Khaira', a Ministry of Charity was organised by

(A) Alauddin    (B) Ghiyasuddin       (C) Firuz Shah  (D) None of the above

12.King Jaypala, who faced Sultan Mahmud's invasion belonged to the

(A) Chalukya dynasty      (B) Hindushahi dynasty       (C) Pandya dynasty              (D) None of the above

13.Ramchandra Yadav, who faced Alauddin's Invasion was the ruler of

(A) Devgiri      (B) Malwa        (C) Ujjain         (D) Telengana

1.The largest standing army of the Sultanate directly paid by the state was created by

(A) Iltutmish        (B) Alauddin Khilji              (C) Mohammad Bin Tughlug                (D) Sikandar Lodi .

1.Which Delhi Sultan represented himself as 'Sikandar-i-Sani' ?

(A) Alauddin Khilji     (B) Muhammad bin Tughluq      (C) Sikandar Lodi               (D) Khizr Khan

2.Sasaq was

(A) a revenue system in which the average produce of different crops as well as average price of 10 years were calculated.

(B) revenue payable by the cultivator was based on past experience.

(C) revenue system where crop was divided at the threshing floor between cultivator and the government.

(D) revenue system in which not the actual crop but the estimated crop was divided between the cultivator and the government.

1.An elite body formed by the slave officers of which Delhi Sultan is popularly known in history as "Crop of Forty" (Chahalgani / Chihalgani) ?

(A) Qutbuddin Aibak       (B) Iltutmish            (C) Raziya        (D) Balban

2.Which Mughal emperor for the first time divided the empire into provinces ?

(A) Babur         (B) Humayun               (C) Jahangir      (D) Akbar

3.The royal ritual of 'Jharokha Darshan' was introduced by the Mughal emperor

(A) Akbar         (B) Shajahan              (C) Aurangzeb             (D) Bahadur Shah

4.The 'Jagir' of the Mughals is equal to which of the following units of Sultanate period ?

(A) Waqf       (B) Khalisa          (C) Inam       (D) Iqta

5.The type of painting which made remarkable progress during the reign of Jahangir was

(A) Fresco painting       (B) Battle scenes       (C) Portrait painting   (D) Miniature painting

6.Who was known as 'Lakh Buksh' ?

(A) Qutbuddin Aibak              (B) Iltutmish    (C) Balban       (D) Raziya

7.Muhammad bin Tughlaq lived in a camp called 'Svargadvari' for 2½ years on the bank of which river was this camp located ?

(A) Sutlej       (B) Indus            (C) Yamuna       (D) Ganges

8.During the reign of which Delhi sultan was 'Jizya' collected even from Brahmins

(A) Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq      (B) Balban       (C) Muhammad-bin Tughlaq      (D) Firuz Tughlaq

9.The Iqtadaras during the Sultanate period were also known as

(A) maliks        (B) muqtis       (C) mamlatdars           (D) munhias

10.By whom was the kulinism (system of nobility among Brahmins and kayasthas) in Bengal started ?

(A) Gopal         (B) Dharmapal             (C) Vijayasena       (D) Ballalasena

11.According to a legend, whom did Sikandar Lodi, the Sultan of Delhi, try to kill by various means ?

(A) Nanak        (B) Mirabai       (C) Kabir       (C) Chaitanya

12.The Delhi Sultan who styled himself "The Second Alexander"  (Sikandar-i-Sani) was

(A) Balban       (B) Alauddin Khilji      (C) Sikandar Lodi      (D) Sikandar Khan

1.Which.of the following pairs is not matched correctly ?

(A) Firuz Tughluq - Futuhat-i-Firuz-Shahi

(B) Zia-ud-din Barani - Kitab-ul-Rahala

(C) Zia-ud-din-Barani - Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi

(D) Minhaj-us-Siraj - Tabaqat-i-Nasiri

2."The success of Muizzudin Muhammad Ghori in India was the consummation of a process which extended over the whole of 12th Century". By whom this observation has been made ?

(A) A.B.M. Habibullah  (B) Satish Chandra             (C) Irfan Habib       (D) A.K. Nizami

3.During the reign of which Sultan of Delhi did the Chahalgani or Chalisa come into existence ?

(A) Balban       (B) Raziya         (C) Iltutmish              (D) Ala-ud-din Khilji

4.Three types of the coins of the Delhi Sultanate tanka, shashgani and jital - were made respectively of -

(A) Silver, Silver, Copper      (B) Gold, Silver, Copper           (C) Silver, Bronze, Copper           (D) Gold, Bronze, Copper

1.'Every pearl in the royal crown is but the crystallized drops of blood fallen from the tearful eyes of the poor peasant'.

Who made this statement ?

(A) Amir Khusrau       (B) Barauni     (C) Ibn-Batutah            (D) Al-Beruni

2.Who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroz ?

(A) Alauddin Khalji       (B) Iltutmish        (C) Balban               (D) Firuz Tughlaq

3.Who was the founder of Sultanate of Madurai  ?

(A) Jalaluddin Ahsan       (B) Hussain Shah              (C) Nusrat Shah                (D) Dilwar Khan

4.Who built the 'Gol-Gombuj' at Bijapur famous for the world's second largest dome and the whispering gallery ?

(A) Mahmud Gawan   (B) Yusuf Adil Shah     (C) Ismail Adil Shah      (D) Muhammed Adil Shah

5.Which Sufi Saint adopted Yogic breathing exercises and was called Sidh or perfect ?

(A) Nizamuddin Auliya       (B) Farid              (C) Salim Chisti           (D) Muhammed Jilani

6.Who wrote Gitawali, Kavitawali and Vinaya Patrika ?

(A) Tulsidas       (B) Surdas                (C) Chaitanya        (D) Namadeva

7.What is 'Asthavana'

(A) Land revenue department           (B) A type of rice

(C) One-third of the produce of the land          (D) House-tax

1.Which of the following work was not done by Amir Khosrue ?

(A) Dewal Rani Khisly              (B) Nuh Sipih               (C) Qirun us Saadain       (D) Tuzuk-i-Timuri

2.Which Sultan of Bengal built Madrasas in Mecca & Madina

(A) Shamsuddin Ilius Shah

(B) Shekander Shah

(C) Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah

(D) Rukumuddin Barbak Shah

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