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
31. Which of the following was the son of Qasim Barid?
[A] Agha Barid
[B] Burhan Nizam Shah
[C] Malik Hasan Bahri
[D] Amir Barid
Correct Answer: D [Amir Barid]
Amir Barid was the son of the king Qasim Barid. He declared war on Bijapur with the support of Ahmednagar and Golconda. Yusuf Adil Shah was unable to withstand the attack and sought refuge in Berar.
32. Battle of Talikota took place in which of the following years?
[A] 1545 CE
[B] 1555 CE
[C] 1565 CE
[D] 1575 CE
Correct Answer: C [1565 CE]
Ibrahim Qutb Shah who was son of Sultan Quli Qutb-ul Mulk, formed a coalition with the other Deccani sultans against Vijayanagar, which led to the battle of Talikota in 1565 CE.
33. Which of the following was the first puppet ruler in Mughal India?
[A] Bahadur Shah I
[B] Farrukh Siyar
[C] Jahandar Shah
Correct Answer: C [Jahandar Shah]
The Mughal emperor Jahandar Shah was the first puppet ruler in Mughal India. He ascended the throne because of the support of a powerful Iranian Noble and his Wazir, Zulfiqar Khan.
34. Who succeeded Jahandar Shah?
[A] Farrukh Siyar
[D] Mohd. Shah Rangeela
Correct Answer: A [Farrukh Siyar]
Jahandar Shah was succeeded by Farrukh Siyar. Farrukh Siyar was the brother of Jahandar Shah. He defeated Jahandar Shah at Agra in c.1713 CE. He ruled from c.1713 to 19 CE.
35. Which of the following is credited with the introduction of the Hindu–Muslim unity festival Phool Walon Ki Sair?
[A] Shah Alam II
[B] Bahadur Shah II
[C] Akbar II
[D] Ahmad Shah
Correct Answer: C [Akbar II]
Akbar II ascended to the throne in 1806 CE. He was a great poet and is credited with the introduction of the Hindu–Muslim unity festival Phool Walon Ki Sair.
36. Which of the following was nicknamed as Kalusha?
[D] Rajaram II
Correct Answer: A [Sambhaji]
Sambhaji Bhosale was the second ruler of the Maratha kingdom who ruled the Maratha kingdom from 1681 CE to 1689 CE. He succeeded Shivaji. He was nicknamed as ‘Kalusha’ which meaning Instigator of strife.
37. Among the following, who was not a Bhakti Saint?
Correct Answer: A [Nagarjuna]
Nagarjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE) is widely considered one of the most important Mahayana philosophers.Rest three are Bhakti Saints.
38. Which of the following was agriculture department under the Delhi Sultanate?
Correct Answer: A [Diwan-i-Kohi]
Under the Delhi Sultanate administration, Diwan-i-Kohi was the department that was set up to look after the agriculture. It was the agriculture department of the sultanate.
39. Which monument built during the Delhi sultanate period is the finest example of the synthesis of dome, arch, slam and beam?
[A] Moth Masjid
[B] Lodhi Garden
[C] Bara Khan
[D] Chota khan
Correct Answer: B [Lodhi Garden]
The finest example of the synthesis of arch, dome, beam and slam is the Lodhi Garden.
40. Which among the following was NOT a feature of Din-i-Ilahi of Akbar?
[A] Forbade of Cow eating
[B] Mohammad as only prophet of God
[C] Hom sacrifice
[D] Worship of Sun as creator
Correct Answer: B [Mohammad as only prophet of God]
Akbar’s Din-i-Ilahi recognized no prophets. It overthrew almost every ceremonial rule whether Islam or Muslim, but took the good ideas from the Brahmins as well as from the missionaries and adopted “Sun” as a symbol of the worship of the creator. This new cult featured: Forbade cow eating, Indifference among all Indians, Instituted worship of Sun as creator, Incorporated the sacred fire adored by the Parsis, Encouraged the Havana (hom sacrifice) of the Hindus. The emperor was ahead of his times in creating such cult but this cult eventually died with him.