Monday, July 30, 2012

Medieval Indian History for GS Prelims (History Quiz - 11)

1. Consider the following statements:
1. Narasimha Saluva ended the Sangama dynasty and seized the throne for himself and started the Saluva dynasty
2. Vira Narasimha deposed the last Saluva ruler and seized the throne for himself
3. Vira Narasimha was succeeded by his younger brother, Krishnadeva Raya
4. Krishnadeva Raya was succeeded by his half brother, Achyuta Raya
Which of the statements given above are correct?
[A]1, 2 and 3
[B]2, 3 and 4
[C]1 and 4
[D]1, 2, 3 and 4

2. Who was the last ruler of the Tughluq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate?
[A]Firuz shah Tughlaq
[B]Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq Shah II
[C]Nasir-ud-din Mahmud

3. How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar come to an end?
[A]Ahmadnagar was annexed into Mughal empire and Husain Shah was consigned to life imprisonment
[B]Mughal troops destroyed Daulatabad fort and killed Nizam-ul Mulk of Ahmadnagar
[C]Fateh Khan usurped the throne from Nizam-ul- Mulk
[D]Malik Ambar was defeated in a battle with Mughals in 1631 and the entire royal family was killed by the Mughal troops

4. Consider the following statements about Sikh Gurus:
1. Banda Bahadur was appointed' as the military leader of the Sikhs by Guru Tegh Bahadur
2. Guru Arjun Dev became the Sikh Guru after Guru Ram Das
3. Guru Arjun Dev gave to Sikhs their own script Guru Mukhi
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
[A]1 only
[B]2 and 3
[C]1 and 3
[D]1 and 2

5. The initial design and construction of which massive temple took place during the reign of Suryavarman II?
[A]Sri Mariamman Temple
[B]Angkor Vat Temple
[C]Batu Caves Temple
[D]Kamakhya Temple

6. When Raja Wodeyar founded the Kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire?

7. In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)?

8. Assertion (A): Muhammad bin Tughluq issued a new golij coin which was called Dinar by Ibn Batutah.
Reason (R): Muhammad bin Tughluq wanted to issue toki currency in gold coins to promote trade with West Asii and North African countries.
[A]Both A are R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
[B]Both A and R are 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

9. Which one ofthe following is the correct chronological orde of the Afghan rulers to the throne of Delhi?
[A]Sikandar Shah- Ibrahim Lodi-Bahlol Khan Lodi
[B]Sikandar Shah-Bahlol Khan Lodi or Lodin Ibrahim
[C]Bahlol Khan Lodi or Lodin -Sikandar Shah- Ibrahim Lodi
[D]Bahlol Khan Lodi or Lodin Ibrahim Lodi or Lodin Sikandar Shah

10. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor?

11. In Indian history, who was Abdul Hamid Lahori?
[A]An important military commander during Akbar reign
[B]An official historian of the reign of Shah Jahan.
[C]An important noble and confidant of Aurangzeb.
[D]A chronicler and poet during the reign of Muhammad Shah.

12. Where is the famous Vijaya Vittala temple having its 56 carva pillars emitting musical notes located?

13. During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the Engilish East India Company establish its first factory in India?

14. Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located?

15. With whose permission did the English set up their fu factory in Surat?