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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Indian Medieval History Quiz - 9

1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Bhakti Saint) List II (Profession)
A. Namdev 1. Barber
B. Kabir 2. Weaver
C. Ravidas 3. Tailor
D. Sena 4. Cobbler
Codes:
[A]A-2;B-3;C-1;D-4
[B]A-3;B-2;C-4;D-1
[C]A-3;B-2;C-1;D-4
[D]A-2;B-3;C-4;D-1


2. With reference to medieval Indian rulers, which one ofth following statements is correct?
[A]Alauddin Khalji first set up a separate ariz's departmei
[B]Balban introduced .the branding system of horses o his military
[C]Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was succeeded by his unci to the military
[D]Firuz Tughlaq set up a separate department of slaves


3. The motive behind Shah Jahan's Balkh campaign was to:
[A]secure a friendly ruler in Balkh and Badakshan which bordered Kabul
[B]conquer Samarqand and Farghana, the Mughi homelands
[C]fix the Mughal frontier on the' scientific line', the An Daria
[D]expand the Mughal Empire beyond the sub-continent


4. Directions: The following items consist of two statements, one labelled as the "Assertion A" and the other as "Reason R". You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the "Assertion A" and the "Reason R" are individually true and if so, whether the "Reason R" is the correct explanation for the given Assertion A". Select your answers to these items using the codes given below and mark your Answer Sheet accordingly.
Assertion (A): Muhammad Bin Tughlaq left Delhi, and for two years lived in a camp called Swarga-dwari.
Reason (R): At that time, Delhi was ravaged by a form plague and many people died.
Codes:
[A]Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
[B]Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A
[C]A is true but R is false
[D]A is false but R is true


5. The historian Barani refused to consider the state in India under Delhi Sultans as truly Islamic because:
[A]the majority of the population did not follow Islam .
[B]the Muslim theologists were often disregarded
[C]the Sultan supplemented the Muslim law by framing his own regulations
[D]religious freedom was accorded to non-Muslims


6. With reference to Sufism in Indian history, consider the following statements:
1. Sheikh Ahmad Sarhandi was a contemporary of Ibrahim Lodi
2. Sheikh Nasiruddin Chirg-I-Dehlavi was a disciple of Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya
3. Aurangzeb was a contemporary of Sheikh Salim Chisti
4. The Qadiri order of Sufis was first introduced in India by Sheikh Niamutullah and Makhdum Muhammad Jilani
Which of these statements are correct?
[A]1 and 2
[B]1 and 3
[C]2 and 3
[D]2 and 4


7. Directions: The following items consist of two statements: one laballed as the Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below:
Assertion (A): Emperor Akbar marched towards Afghanistan in 1581 with a huge army.
Reason (R): He was on his way to reclaim his ancestral country of Ferghana in Central Asia.
[A]Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation ofA
[B]Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation ofA
[C]A is true but R is false
[D]A is false but R is true


8. Assertion (A): Shah Alam II spent the initial years as an Emperor far away from his capital.
Reason (R): There was always a lurking danger of foreign invasion from the north-west frontier.
[A]Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation ofA
[B]Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation ofA
[C]A is true but R is false
[D]A is false but R is true


9. Assertion (A): Saluva Narasimha put an end to the old dynasty and assumed the royal title.
Reason (R): He wanted to save the kingdom from further degeneration and disintegration.
[A]Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation ofA
[B]Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation ofA
[C]A is true but R is false
[D]A is false but R is true


10. Assertion (A) : Marathas emerged as the strongest native power in India after the decline of Mughal empire.
Reason (R): Marathas were the first to have a clear concept of a united Indian nation.
[A]Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation ofA
[B]Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation ofA
[C]A is true but R is false
[D]A is false but R is true


11. Alam Khan, one of those who invited Babur to invade India was:
[A]An uncle of Ibrahim Lodi and a pretender to the throne of Delhi
[B]A cousin of Ibrahim Lodi who was ill-treated and expelled from the country
[C]The father of Dilawar Khan to whom cruel treatment was meted out by Ibrahim Lodi
[D]A high official in Punjab province who was very much discontented with Ibrahim Lodi's treatment to his tribe


12. The battle of Dharmat was fought between:
[A]Muhammad Ghori and Jai Chand
[B]Babur and Afghans
[C]Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh
[D]Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas


13. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandarshah's reign, come to an early end?
[A]He was deposed by his Wazir
[B]He died due to a slip while climbing down steps
[C]He was defeated by his nephew in a battle
[D]He died of sickness due to much consumption of wine


14. Consider the following statements:
1. Kitab-i-Nauras, a collection of songs in praise of Hindu deities and Muslim saints, was written by Ibrahim Adil Shah II
2. Amir Khusrau was the originator in India of the early from of the musical style known as Qawali
Which of these statements is/are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1and2
[D]Neither 1 nor2


15. How did Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak die?
[A]He was treacherously stabbed to death by one of his ambitious nobles
[B]He was killed in a battle with Taj-u-din Yildiz, the ruler of Ghazni who entered into a contest with him over the capture of Punjab
[C]He sustained injuries while besieging the fortress of Kalinjar in Budelkhand and succumbed to them later
[D]He died after a fall from his horse while playing Chaugan


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