Medieval Indian History Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, SSC and States PCS Examinations

Multiple choice questions on Medieval Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

11. Who among the following conspired against Ibrahim Lodi and invited Babur to invade Delhi?

[A] Bahlol Lodi
[B] Daulat Khan Lodi
[C] Sikandar Lodi
[D] None of the above

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12. Which among the following dynasties gave rise to a worship of Satya Pir, a common God which was very much equivalent to Satyanarayan among Hindus?

[A] Lodi Dynasty
[B] Hussein Shahi dynasty
[C] Sayyid dynasty
[D] Samma Dynasty

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13. Who among the following is the Persian mathematician and poet composer of the world famous Rubbayat?

[A] Omar Khayyám
[B] Muhammad Iqbal
[C] Sultan Bahu
[D] Mirza Ghalib

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14. Consider the following statements: 

  1. During Farrukhsiyar reign, in 1717, that the British East India Company purchased duty-free trading rights in all of Bengal for a mere three thousand rupees a year
  2. The son-in-law of Mir Jafar, who was made Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Chinsura opposed the Imperial Dastak because it was discriminatory
  3.  Mir Kasim abolished all the taxes of the Local traders 

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] All are correct
[D] Only 2 & 3 are correc

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15. Consider the following:

  1. Region between the rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra
  2. The Krishna Godavari Delta
  3. Marathawada country

A conflict over which among the above are considered to be the reasons of struggle between Vijayanagar and Bahamani kingdoms?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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16. Consider the following Statements regarding the history of Kashmir during the ancient and early medieval age –

  1. Kashmir was the part of Ashoka’s empire and Srinagar was founded by him.
  2. Kalhana’s authoritative work ‘Rajatarangini’ is on history of Kashmir.
  3. Zain-ul-Abidin was a great liberal king known as ‘Akbar of Kashmir’.
  4. Kashmir was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Akbar

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] 2 and 3
[B] 1, 2 and 4
[C] 2, 3 and 4
[D] All of them

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17. Gadyanam is the name of ——-coins issued by Kakatiyas?

[A] Silver
[B] Copper
[C] Gold
[D] Lead

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18. The Sanskrit poetry of 11th century poet Jayadeva became the basis of which among the following dance forms?

[A] Odissi
[B] Bharatnatyam
[C] Kathak
[D] Manipuri

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19. Consider the following statements with respect to Mughal miniature paintings:
1. Mughal miniatures present various facets of the life of ordinary people.
2. Persian elements became an integral part of the Mughal painting.
3. Mughal painting was an off shoot of the traditions of Persian painting
4. Ustad Mansur specialized in the portrayal of flora and fauna
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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20. Consider the following statements about the Nasaq system of land revenue, prevalent in India during medieval India:

  1. Nasaq system of Land revenue was prevalent in some parts of Akbar’s territory
  2. Nasaq System declined after death of Akbar

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Both 1 & 2 are incorrect

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