Tuesday, April 9, 2019

WBCS Polity and Constitution MCQs Prelims and Mains

Medieval Indian History MCQs For WBCS Prelims Exams P1


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25891. During the Mughal rule in India tobacco was first cultivated in _____.
A
Delhi
B
Calcutta
C
Madras
D
Gujarat
D
Correct Answer: D. Gujarat
Explanation:
Tobacco in India was first introduced by the Portuguese in the year 1613 during the reign of Akbar. It was banned by the Mughal emperor Jahangir.

Initially, tobacco was grown in Kaira and Mehsana districts of Gujarat and later spread to other areas of the country.
2922. The Vijayanagar king who conquered the Singhal in 1442 is
A
Harihara I
B
Harihara II
C
Deva Raya I
D
Deva Raya II
D
Correct Answer: D. Deva Raya II
Explanation: Deva Raya II was the greatest king of Sangama dynasty. He has written 'Mahanataka Sudhanidhi' in the Sanskrit language.
1403. Rehala' was authored by
A
Barani
B
Abul Fazal
C
Al- Beruni
D
Ibn- Battuta
D
Correct Answer: D. Ibn- Battuta
Explanation:

Ibn Battuta was an Arab traveler and adventure from Morocco. His book is a primary source of the history of the region of Muhammad bin Tughluq. it throws light on the socio-political condition of his times.

1234. Sher Shah died while attacking?
A
Maswar
B
Kalinjar
C
Mandu
D
Raisin
B
Correct Answer: B. Kalinjar
Explanation: Sher Shah was killed on 22 May 1545 during the siege of Kalinjar fort in Bundelkhand against the Rajputs of Mahoba. When all tactics to subdue this fort failed, Sher Shah ordered the walls of the fort to be blown up with gunpowder, but he himself was seriously wounded as a result of the explosion of a mine.
31715. Match the following:
a. Tughlaqabad Fort
b. Red Fort (at Delhi)
c. The City of Siri
d. Qutb Minar


1. Alauddin Khilji
2. Shah Jahan
3. Iltutmish
4. Ghlyas-ud-din-Tughlaq
A
a-1, b-2, c-4, d-3
B
a-4, b-2, c-3, d-1
C
a-4, b-2, c-1, d-3
D
a-3, b-1, c-4, d-2
C
SSC CGL/CHSL - 2009
Correct Answer: C. a-4, b-2, c-1, d-3
Explanation:
  • Tughlaqabad Fort - Ghlyas-ud-din-Tughlaq
  • Red Fort (at Delhi) - Shah Jahan (Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri)
  • The City of Siri, Hauz Khas Fort Complex - Alauddin Khilji
  • Qutb Minar - Iltutmish
1226. Who was the author of the book \`Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi'?
A
Ziauddin Barani
B
Al Biruni
C
Abul Fazi
D
Minhaj-us-Siraj
A
Correct Answer: A. Ziauddin Barani
Explanation:
Ziauddin Barani (1285–1358 CE) was a Muslim political thinker of the Delhi Sultanate.
  • During Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Firuz Shah's reign.
  • He was best known for composing the Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi (also called Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi), a work on medieval India, which covers the period from the reign of Ghiyas ud din Balban to the first six years of the reign of Firoz Shah Tughluq.
  • Barani's Fatwa-i-Jahandari provides an example of his extreme views on religion.  which promoted a hierarchy among Muslim communities in the Indian subcontinent.
2897. Peddana (Allasani Peddana) was considered as the 'Grandfather of Andhra Poem'. He was a member of Ashtadiggjas. Ashtadiggjas were patronized by?
A
Deva Raya II
B
Vira Narasimha Raya
C
Deva Raya I
D
Krishna Deva Raya
D
Correct Answer: D. Krishna Deva Raya
Explanation: Krishnadevaraya was the greatest king of the Vijayanagar Empire. He was a scholar of Sanskrit and Telugu. Jambavati Kalyana ( in Sanskrit) and Amuktamalyada (in Telugu) were writtten by him.
25938. The members of Shivaji's Ashtapradhan who looked after foreign affairs was:
A
Peshwa
B
Sachiv
C
Pandit Rao
D
Sumant
D
Correct Answer: D. Sumant
Explanation: Sachiv was the minister in charge of royal correspondence. Pandit Rao was in charge of religious matter and Sumant worked as foreign minister.
1299. The battle of Tarain was fought between Muhammad Ghuri and
A
Prithviraj Chauhan
B
Rama Hambirdeva
C
Rana Sanga
D
Rana Pratap
A
Correct Answer: A. Prithviraj Chauhan
Explanation:

Battle of Tarain may refer to any of the following battles fought at Tarain (modern Taraori in Haryana, India):

  • First Battle of Tarain (1191), in which the Chahamana king Prithviraj Chauhan defeated the Ghurid sultan Mu'izz al-Din (Muhammad of Ghor or Muhammad Ghori)
  • Second Battle of Tarain (1192), in which the Muhammad Ghori defeated the Prithviraj Chauhan
  • Third Battle of Tarain (1216), in which the Mamluk (Slave dynasty) king Iltutmish of the Delhi Sultanate defeated and captured the former Ghurid general Taj al-Din Yildiz
14310. Who founded Independent Sultanate of Bengal?
A
Hussain Shah
B
Alivardi Khan
C
Ilias Shah
D
Murshid Quli Khan
C
Correct Answer: C. Ilias Shah
Explanation: It was Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah (1342–1357 AD/743–758 AH) who successfully unified East Bengal and West Bengal and became sultan of unified Bengal (Bangala) that included Sonargaon, Satgaon, and Lakhnauti. He is regarded as the first independent Muslim ruler in the Bengal sultanate.



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