General Studies: Important for Exam: Medieval Indian History MCQ Part 38

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Q. Who among the following was not a medieval Indian Sufi saint?

(a) Shaikh Bahauddin Sarkariya

(b) Shaikh Abdu Nabi

(c) Shaikh Faridudin Masood

(d) Shaikh Ahmad Sir Hindi

Q. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Jay deva – the author of Gita Govind

(b) Vidyapati – Maithili poet of the 14th century

(c) Jon raja – Sanskrit poet at the court of Akbar

(d) Pedana – Telugu poet at the court of Krishadevaraya


The following questions (131 – 140) consist of two statements, one labelled ‘Assertion’ (A) and the other labelled ‘Reason’ (R) . Examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion (A) and the Reason (R) are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answer from the codes given below:

(a) If both A and R are true and R explains A.

(b) If both A and R are true but R does not explain A.

(c) If A is true but R is false.

(d) If A is false R is true.

131. Assertion:

Akbar believed in the policy of Suhl – I – kill.


Upton 150, Akbar did not follow any consistent religious policy.

132. Assertion:

A war of succession broke out among Shahjahan sons in 1657 – 58


The brothers did not trust each other and each one of them wanted to become emperor.

133. Assertion:

The medieval Bhakti movement led by Akbar and Nanak became popular among the masses.


Akbar and Nanak championed the course of Hindu – Muslim unity.

134. Assertion:

European dominance in the Indian maritime trade in the 16th – 17th centuries contributed to the decline in India՚s trade and commerce.


The European trading companies established their ‘factories’ at various places in India.

135. Assertion:

The Vijayanagara army was routed by the combined force of the Decades՚ kingdoms in the Battle of Tailcoat in 1565.


The Decades՚ kingdoms received crucial help from the Mughal army sent to the Deccan by Akbar.

136. Assertion:

Aladdin Khalil introduced various measures to control the princes of various commodities.


He wanted to keep a large standing army at minimum cost.

137. Assertion:

Shiva after his coronation in 1674, established a centralized system of administration.


The Maratha state under him possessed a large standing army.

138. Assertion:

Fifteenth century in north India is a period of regional kingdoms.


The Delhi Sultanate disintegrated rapidly in the wake of Timor՚s invasion.

139. Assertion:

The Christi silsilahs was the most popular Sufi order in the Sultanate period.


The Sultanate state played crucial role in popularizing this order.

140. Assertion:

The Boland Barraza at Father Skirl was built by Akbar in 1573.


He wanted to commemorate his conquest of Chitter.

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