Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 114 of 130)

  1. Among other nations, it is usual in the contest of war to ravage the soil; among the Indians, the tillers of soil, even when battle is raging in their neighborhood, are undisturbed by any sense of danger and remain unmolested. This statement was made by

    1. Huientsang

    2. Herodotus

    3. Megasthenes

    4. Fa-hien

  2. After the disappearance of the Chalukyas at the end of the twelfth century and the Cholas at the beginning of the thirteenth, the four kingdoms that dominated the political history of southern India were the

    1. Pandya, Hoysala, Kakatiya and the Yadava

    2. Rashtrakuta, Kadamba, Eastern Ganga and the Bana

    3. Western Ganga, Pandya, Vishnukundin and Hoysala

    4. Chera, Mahameghavahana, Salankayana and the Vijayanagara

  3. The Chalukyan capital was shifted from Manyakheta to Kalyani by

    1. Somesvara I Ahavamalla

    2. Vikramaditya VI

    3. Perma Jagadekamalla II

    4. Tailappa III

  4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Merchants

    2. Craftsmen

    3. Federation of guilds

    4. Caravan Chief

    1. Jithhaka

    2. Setthis

    3. Satthavaha

    4. Bhandagarika

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  5. Who was the noble serving Sultan Naseeruddin Mahmud who lost the top post due to the machinations of Balban?

    1. Amir Yaqut

    2. Imaduddin Raihan

    3. Tughril Beg

    4. Zafar Khan

  6. The troops directly under the royal service in the Delhi Sultanate were known as

    1. lashkar

    2. hashm qalb

    3. sipahi

    4. muqtai

  7. The system of Itlaq, a sort of draft enabling royal soldier to collect his salary from the state revenue officials, was introduced by

    1. Iltutmish

    2. Balban

    3. Alauddin Khalji

    4. Feroze Shah Tughlaq

  8. Qismat-i khote in the Delhi Sultanate was

    1. a cash payment made by the state to the village headman

    2. a village assigned to a khot

    3. a small cess collected by the village headman from the peasants

    4. the revenue assessed on the land cultivated by the knots and muqaddams

  9. ‘Every pearl in the Royal Crown is but the crystallized drop of blood fallen from the tearful eyes of the poor peasant.’ The above remark about the poverty of the Indian peasants during the Delhi Sultanate was made by

    1. Barani

    2. Ibn Battuta

    3. Minhajuddin Siraj

    4. Amir Khusrau

  10. The sashgani coin was introduced during the reign of

    1. Allauddin Khalji

    2. Balban

    3. Feroz Shah Tughlaq

    4. Sikandar Lodi

  11. The Vijaynagar rulers are remembered for promoting agriculture by

    1. building dams, tanks, wells etc.

    2. reducing tax on cultivated land

    3. providing market facilities for agricultural products

    4. purchasing food grains for the army

  12. Which one of the following Vijaynagar rulers was the author of Amuktamalsrada?

    1. Bukka I

    2. Harihara II

    3. Krishna Deva Raya

    4. Deva Raya II

  13. Which one of the following kingdoms was not in the alliance that crushed the Vijayanagar Empire at the Battle of Talikota (1565)?

    1. Berar

    2. Ahmadnagar

    3. Bijapur

    4. Golconda

  14. The main trading port of the Vijayanagar Empire on the western coast was

    1. Bhatkal

    2. Calicut

    3. Cannanore

    4. Goa

  15. To which one of the following Sufi silsilahs did Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria belong?

    1. Qadriya

    2. Naqshbandi

    3. Suhrawardi

    4. Chisti