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.

21. In which year Akbar’s reign ended?

[A] 1600
[B] 1605
[C] 1610
[D] 1615

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22. 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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23. Which among the following foreign travellers is not correctly paired with their respective period of visit in India?

[A] Fa Hien – Gupta Period
[B] Hiuen Tsang – Post Gupta Period
[C] Al Beruni – Early Medieval Period
[D] Ibn Batutta – Mughal Period

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24. Who was the Hindushahi ruler who killed himself after being defeated by Mahmud of Ghazni?

[A] Anandapala
[B] Jaipala
[C] Sri Bhima deva
[D] Jai Chandra

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25. What was the main objective of introducing the Double Dome in Monuments of Indo-Islamic Architecture?

[A] To provide adequate strength to the monument
[B] To provide cooling effect inside the building
[C] To provide appropriate height to the monuments without losing aesthetic value
[D] None of the objectives mentioned in the statement A, B and C is correct

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26. Who completed the construction of Qutb Minar at Delhi?

[A] Humayun
[B] Babur
[C] Iltutmish
[D] Qutb-ud-din Aibak

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27. Which of the following Medieval Historic accounts is not from the 16th century?

[A] Humayun-Nama
[B] Ain-i-Akbari
[C] Tuzk-e-Jahangiri
[D] Akbarnama

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28. Who among the following was the most reputed historian of the reign of Shah Jahan?

[A] Amir Khusrao
[B] Muhammad Sadiq Khan
[C] Abul Hamid Lahori
[D] Firishta

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29. Which emperor issued a coin containing zodiac signs?

[A] Jahangir
[B] Humayun
[C] Shah Jahan
[D] Babur

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30. Which of the following is the modern site of ancient Hindu Kingdom of Kapisa?

[A] Peshawar
[B] Multan
[C] Kabul
[D] Makran

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