Medieval Indian History Objective Questions

1.

Who among the following was the founder of Bijapur state ?
[A]Yusuf Adil Shah
[B]Murad II
[C]Mehmood II
[D]Ibrahim Zubayri

Yusuf Adil Shah
Yusuf Adil Shah was the founder of Bijapur state.

2.

Who among the following built the Alai Darwaza?
[A] Akbar
[B]Jahangir
[C]Allauddin Khilji
[D]Humayun

All-Ua-Din Khilji
Alai Darwaza was built by Allauddin Khilji

3.

Which among the following terms was used for the Royal cavalry of the Maratha Army System?
[A]The Shiledars
[B]The Bargirs
[C]The Hazari
[D]The Subedars

The Bargirs
Bargir was the Royal cavalry of the Maratha army system. There were two kinds of cavalry viz. Bargirs and the Shiledars. Bargirs were provided horses from the state and thus, the horses were property of the royal household and were looked after by state officers. Shiledars used to keep their own horses.

4.

Which among the following was the real name of Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah ?
[A]Khujasta Akhtar
[B]Shahriyar Shah Bahadur
[C]Nadir Shah
[D]Raushan Akhtar

Raushan Akhtar
Raushan Akhtar was the real name of Muhammad Shah.

5.

The real name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II was__:
[A]Alamgir II
[B]Ahmed Shah Durrani
[C]Mirza Najaf Khan
[D]Ali Gauhar

Ali Gauhar
The real name of the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II (1759-1806) was Ali Gauhar.

6.

Who among the following was the contemporary leader of Chengiz Khan ?
[A]Genghis Khan
[B]Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat Beg
[C]Jalaluddin Surkh-Posh Bukhari
[D]Iitutmish

Iitutmish
Iitutmish , the Sultan of Delhi, was contemporary of Mongol leader Chengiz Khan. In 1221 A.D., there was a danger of expected attack of Chengiz khan on Delhi.

7.

The ambassador of Emperor James I, who reached in the court of Jahangir in 1615 was __:
[A]Sir James Hay
[B]Sir Thomas Roe
[C]Sir Thomas Howard
[D]Sir John Digby

Sir Thomas Roe
As an ambassador of Emperor James l, Sir Thomas Roe reached in the court of Mughal Emperor Jehandri at Agra in 1615. Jehangir presented him the Mansab of 400.

8.

Who among the following was sent by Emperor Jahangir on a diplomatic mission to Persia, to paint the Shah’s portrait?
[A]Bishandas
[B]Khusrau Mirza
[C]Prince Khurram
[D]None of these

Bishandas
Bishandas was a 17th-century portrait painter at the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Jahangir praised him as “unrivalled in the art of portraiture”. Though little is known of Bishandas’ life, his name can indicate that he was a Hindu. In 1613 he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Persia, to paint the Shah’s portrait. Here he was so successful that he remained until 1620, when he returned with the gift of an elephant.

9.

Which of the following rulers of India issued Mahzarnama to take all the religious matters into his own hands ?
[A]Jahangir
[B] Akbar
[C]Aurangzeb
[D]Shah Alam

Akbar
Akbar declared or issued Mahzarnama to take all the religious matters into his own hands. This made him supreme in the religious matters. He issued Mahzarnama to curb the dominance of Ulema. It was written by Faizi in 1579.

10.

Who among the following was appointed as the supreme authority in justice during the era of Mughal Emperors ?
[A]Qazi-ul-Quzat
[B]Qazi-ul-Hazat
[C]Qazi-Faiz-ul-Islam
[D]None of these

Qazi-ul-quzat
Besides Mughal rulers, Qazi-ul-Quzat was the supreme authority in justice. Since it was difficult for the emperor to do-away with justice in all the cases, he appointed Qazi-ul-Quzat to do the justice in accordance with Muslim Law. The Chief Judge of the sultanate was known as the Qazi –I- Mamalik also known as the Qazi- ul- Quzat.

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