General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 17

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Q. The natural targets of Mahmud of Ghazi’s invasions were temples and temple towns, because:

(a) It helped him to show the superiority of Islamic arms

(b) He wanted to hear the title of ‘breaker of the icons

(c) This brought appreciation for him from the Caliph

(d) Indian temples were vast depositories of wealth

Q. The Indian king who provided the most spirited and successful resistance against Mahmud of Ghazi was:

(a) Pratihara king Rajyapala

(b) Shari ruler Jayapala

(c) Chandela king Vidyadhar

(d) Chalukyas king Bhīma II

Q. The Indian ruler who, unable to bear the humiliation of his defeat at the hands of Mahmud of Ghazi, burnt himself to death, was:

(a) Pratihara king Rajyapala

(b) Shari king Jayapala

(c) Shahs king Anandapala

(d) Raja of Bihar

Q. the most important poet at the court of Mahmud of Ghazi, who wrote Shahabad and is regarded as the ‘immortal Homer of the East’ was:

(a) Tuba

(b) Firdausi

(c) Alberuni

(d) Badinage

Q. Shisha – u – din Muhammad Gloria invaded India for:

(a) Spread of Islam

(b) Love of conquest and power

(c) Reconquista of the Trans – Indus areas

(d) All the above

Q. During the course of his numerous invasions, Muhammad Gloria (before his conquest in the second battle of Train) was defeated by:

(a) Chalukyas king Bhīma II of Gujarat

(b) Prithviraj Chauhan III of Ajmer

(c) Both (a) and (b) above

(d) The Chandela king Paramedic

Q. Muhammad Gloria laid the foundation of the Turkish Empire in India by defeating:

(a) Prithviraj Chauhan in the Second Battle of Train

(b) Jayachander in battle of Chand war

(c) The Chandelles

(d) Both (a) and (b) above

Q. After the capture of Delhi and Ajmer by Muhammad Gloria the successors of Prithviraj Chauhan founded a new Chauhan kingdom with its capital at:

(a) Nodule

(b) Barmier

(c) Ranthambhore

(d) Chitter

Q. It is said that Muhammad – bin Bakhtaran Khalil, one of the commanders of Muhammad Gloria, conquered Nadia (one of the capitals of Bengal) with only 18 horsemen. The king of Bengal who then fled barefoot from his palace was:

(a) Samantasena

(b) Hemantasena

(c) Vallalasena

(d) Lakshmanasena

Q. The Buddhist universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila in Bihar were destroyed during the invasions of:

(a) Muhammad of Ghazi

(b) Muhammad Golgi

(c) Bakhtaran Khalil

(d) Ali Marwan Khalil

Q. the most important cause (s) responsible for the defeat of the Rajput’s against the Turks was / were:

(a) Outdated military organisation of the Rajput’s

(b) Political disunity of India

(c) The iniquitous system of castes

(d) Isolation and insularity of Indian society

(e) All the above

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