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. These questions are part of GKToday’s 35000+ MCQs Bank Course in GKToday Android App
11. Sakambhari near Ajmer is a place related to emergence of which of the following dynasties?
Correct Answer: D [Chauhanas]
Sakambhari near Ajmer is a place related to emergence of Chauhanas. They ruled parts of the present-day Rajasthan and its neighbouring areas between 6th and 12th centuries.
12. Who among the following changed the name of Tanna Mishra to Tansen?
[B] Raja Vikramjit of Gwalior
[C] Raja Mansingh Tomar
[D] Swami Haridas
Correct Answer: B [Raja Vikramjit of Gwalior]
The Tomaras of Gwalior (also called Tomar in modern vernaculars because of schwa deletion) were a dynasty who ruled the Gwalior Fort and its surrounding region during 14th-16th centuries. They are known for their patronage to the cultural activities in Gwalior. Raja Vikramjit of Gwalior changed the name of Tanna Mishra to Tansen.
Consider the following:
- Region between the rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra
- The Krishna Godavari Delta
- 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
Correct Answer: D [1, 2 & 3]
The Vijaynagar and the Brahmini kingdoms are always at war for various reasons. The delta region between Krishna and Tungabhadra along with Krishna Godavari delta is a major issue. It is a Marathawada country.
14. The king of Vijayanagar empire, Krishnadevaraya issued which type of coins?
[D] Both a & b
Correct Answer: D [Both a & b ]
The coins of Tuluva Dynasty ruler Krishnadevaraya had the images of Venkatesha and BalaKrishna. He was the ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire, who reigned from 1509–1529 AD.
Which among the following was / were the fallouts / results of the Feudalism in medieval India?
- Creation of smaller nuclei of Power
- Creation of secure and sacrosanct political pockets
- Improvement in the position of Shudras to some extent
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
Correct Answer: D [ 1, 2 & 3 ]
In the post-Gupta period, it is assumed that the position of ‘Shudras’ in the society had come up to the status of peasants from their earlier position of servants and domestic slaves.Huen-Tsang, in his accounts characterises ’Shudras’ as agriculturists.
Consider the following statements with reference to Tantricism in medieval India?
- The key reason for the development of Tantricism was the absence of contact between tribal people and Brahmanas
- The role of woman in tantric practices is central
- Shudras were not allowed to practice Tantricism
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] Only 2
Correct Answer: D [ Only 2 ]
The major reason for the development of Tantricism was the Brahmanization and Sanskritization of hitherto forested and tribal areas. So first statement is incorrect. In Tantricism, women and Shudras both were allowed to be initiated. Thus, third statement is incorrect. Third statement is correct. In tribal societies women always have been given a higher status; and sexual rituals played an important role which according to tribal society promotes the fertility of the earth. In fact the role of woman in tantric practices is central due to her ability to reproduce; hence, she symbolizes the notion of fertility.
17. Purana Qila was constructed during the reign of which of the following?
[C] Sher Shah
Correct Answer: C [ Sher Shah ]
The founder of the Suri Dynasty, Sher Shah Suri, defeated Humayun in 1540, naming the fort Shergarh; he added several more structures in the complex during his five-year reign. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the “sixth city of Delhi”.
18. Who discovered the sea-route from Europe to India?
[A] Christopher Columbus
[B] Marco Polo
Correct Answer: D [Vasco-da-Gama]
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. His initial voyage to India was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient.
19. Which of the following Medieval Historic accounts is not from the 16th century?
Correct Answer: C [Tuzk-e-Jahangiri]
Notes:Humayun-Nama, Ain-i-Akbari and Akbarnama were written in the 16th century. Tuzk-e-Jahangiri was written in the 17th century.
- Akbar asked his aunt to write whatever she remembered about her brother’s life. Gulbadan Begum took the challenge and produced a document titled Ahwal Humayun Padshah Jamah Kardom Gulbadan Begum bint Babur Padshah amma Akbar Padshah. It came to be known as Humayun-Nama.
- The Ain-i-Akbari or the “Administration of Akbar”, is a 16th-century detailed document recording the administration of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar, written by his court historian, Abu’l Fazl in the Persian language.
- The Akbarnama which translates to Book of Akbar, is the official chronicle of the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor, commissioned by Akbar himself by his court historian and biographer, Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak who was one of the nine jewels in Akbar’s court.
20. What was the name of the coin issued under Babur’s rule?
[B] Shah Rukh
Correct Answer: B [Shah Rukh]
Shah Rukh was made of 72-grain silver. One side of the coin contained the name of the king along with his title and date. Initially round in shape, they were later converted to square-shaped coins.