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. 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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22. Consider the following statements about the advent of Europeans as trading entities in India-

  1. The French Company was the last amongst the European Trading powers to reach India.
  2. The ‘Cartaze’ were used by the Portuguese to monopolize trade along the Coromandel coast.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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23. The silver coin introduced during the reign of Sultan Mohammad-bin Tughlaq was called

[A] Adl
[B] dinar
[C] Adha
[D] Bikh

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24. With reference to medieval India, what policies were carried forward by Akbar, which were first initiated by Shershah Suri?
1. Tolerance to persons of all communities
2. Provincial Government
3. Land revenue system
4. Currency System
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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25. Consider the following observations with respect to the position of French East India Company and British East India Company before the Battle of Plassey:
1. While the French East India Company was a state undertaking, British East India Company was a private undertaking
2. While the French East India Company had its headquarters in Bengal, British East India Company operated in Bengal only through it’s subordinate factories
Which among the above observations is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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26. Consider the following statements in context with the Economy of Bengal during early British Era in 18th century India:

  1. One of the main commercial attraction of Bengal for British was the availability of the goods which were of great demand in Europe
  2. Bengal had well established local commercial institutions
  3. The most important reason to shift important offices from Murshidabad to Calcutta was lack of land and water communication

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

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

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27. With which of the following Mughal emperors, British entered into a conflict for the first time in history of India?

[A] Aurangzeb
[B] Jahangir
[C] Bahadur Shah I
[D] Shah Alam-II

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28. 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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29. Which of the following is not the work of Abdul Qadir Badauni?

[A] Tarikh-i-Alfi
[B] Muntakhab-ul-Tawarikh
[C] Waqi-at-i-Mushtaqi
[D] All of them are his works

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30. Which of the following is the work of a contemporary who himself took part in the battle of Samugarh?

[A] Muhammad Saki Mustaid Khan
[B] Mirza Muhammad Qazim
[C] Muhammad Hashim Khafi Khan
[D] Isar Das Nagar

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