MCQ Questions On Medieval Indian History Gk Questions – Medieval Indian History Quiz

At least a few questions are always asked from the Medieval Indian History section in competitive exams such as UPSC, SSC, etc. To prepare for this section, the candidates must go through a large number of Medieval History GK questions and answers before. To cater the need of candidates preparing for IAS, SSC, State PSC, and similar exams, we are providing some important Indian Medieval History Questions and Answers.

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Q.1. The court language of the Delhi Sultanate was

(a) Urdu
(b) Persian
(c) Hindi
(d) Arabic

(b) Persian


Q.2. Agra Fort was built by

(a) Humayun
(b) Akbar
(c) Babur
(d) Aurangzeb

(b) Akbar


Q.3. Who was the Mughal emperor at the time of Ahmad Shah Abdali’s invasion of India?

(a) Bahadur Shah-I
(b) Bahadur Shah-II
(c) Shah Alam-I
(d) Shah Alam-II

(c) Shah Alam-I


Q.4. The famous Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan was taken away in 1739 by

(a) Afghan invader Ahmed Shah Abdali
(b) Persian invader Nadir Shah
(c) Mongol invader Chengiz Khan
(d) British East India Company

(b) Persian invader Nadir Shah


Q.5. Alberuni came to India with

(a) Mahmud of Ghazni
(b) Alexander
(c) Babur
(d) Tamur

(a) Mahmud of Ghazni


Q.6. Sirajuddaula was _________of Alivardi Khan

(a) Son
(b) Grandson
(c) Niece
(d) Brother in law

(b) Grandson


Q.7. Who is the author of “Raqqat-e-Alamgiri” ?

(a) Ishwar Das
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Dara Shikhon
(d) Mulla Daud

(b) Aurangzeb


Q.8. Who is the author of Khulasat-ul-Tawarikh ?

(a) Sujan Raj Khatri
(b) Abdul Hamid Lahori
(c) Inyat Khan
(d) Abul Fazl

(a) Sujan Raj Khatri


Q.9. Who is the author of Ain-i-Akbari ?

(a) Akbar
(b) Mulla Daud
(c) Ishwas Das
(d) Abul Fazl

(d) Abul Fazl


Q.10. Who is the author of Tuzuk-i-Baburi ?

(a) Abul Fazl
(b) Jahagir
(c) Babur
(d) Khwad Amair

(c) Babur


Q.11. Who wrote biography of Humayun ?

(a) Hindal
(b) Kamran
(c) Gulbadan Begum
(d) Rajia Sultana

(c) Gulbadan Begum


Q.12. Who is the writer of “Kitab-fi-Tahqiq” ?

(a) Firoz Shah
(b) Alberuni
(c) Firozbadi
(d) Isami

(b) Alberuni


Q.13. The Ali brothers, launched Khilafat Movement against British in 1920. Names of Ali brothers were :

(a) Mauhammad Ali and Khilafat Ali
(b) Mauhammad Ali and Muskan Ali
(c) Mauhammad Ali and Nusrat Ali
(d) Mauhammad Ali and Saukat Ali

(d) Mauhammad Ali and Saukat Ali


Q.14. Who was private secretary of Mahatma Gandhi ?

(a) Gopal Krishan Gokhlae
(b) Raj Kumar Shukla
(c) Mahadev Desia
(d) Nathu Ram Godse

(c) Mahadev Desia


Q.15. Who asserted, “Swaraj is my Birth Right and I will have it.” ?

(a) Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal

(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


Q.16. Which of the following Mughal emperors was famous as Shah-i-Bekhabar ?

(a) Shah Alam
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Bahadur Shah I

(d) Bahadur Shah I


Q.17. Which of the following Mughal emperor was known as Prince Khurram?

(a) Jahanagir
(b) Aurangazeb
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Shah Alam

(c) Shahjahan


Q.18. Which of the following Sultans is known to have laid the foundation of Agra City?

(a) Bahlol Lodi
(b) Sikandar Lodi
(c) Shershah Suri
(d) Ibrahim Lodi

(b) Sikandar Lodi


Q.19. For which of the following purpose, Alauddin Khilji created “Diwan-i-Riyasat”?

(a) Revenue Collection
(b) Civil court
(c) Tax Control
(d) Market control

(d) Market control


Q.20. Who among the following introduced Kabuliyat and Patta?

(a) Shershah
(b) Babur
(c) Akbar
(d) Shahjahan

(a) Shershah


Q.21. In which year Akbar’s reign ended?

(a) 1600
(b) 1605
(c) 1615
(d) 1610

(b) 1605


Q.22. Which of the following Mughal Emperors shifted his imperial court and residence from Agra to Sikri, later renamed as Fatehpur Sikri?

(a) Akbar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Aurangzeb

(a) Akbar


Q.23. Which among the following was prevalent in the Indian Society before the Muslim conquest?

(a) Sati System
(b) Child Marriage
(c) Purdah System
(d) Slavery

(d) Slavery


Q.24. “Bagh-e-Babur” where Babur is buried is located at?

(a) Tashkent
(b) Lahore
(c) Karachi
(d) Kabul

(d) Kabul


Q.25. Which among the following Mughal Emperor was also known as “Ali Gauhar”?

(a) Muhammad shah
(b) Shah Aalam II
(c) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(d) Aurangzeb

(b) Shah Aalam II


Q.26. Astapradan was a council of Minister of which among the following?

(a) Gupta Administration
(b) Chola Administration
(c) Maratha Administration
(d) Rajput administration

(c) Maratha Administration


Q.27. Bahlol Lodhi ruled during which of the following periods?

(a) 1451–80 AD
(b) 1451–83 AD
(c) 1451–86 AD
(d) 1451–88 AD

(d) 1451–88 AD


Q.28. Daud Shah was succeeded by which of the following kings?

(a) Muhammad Shah II
(b) Ahmad Shah II
(c) Ahmad Shah
(d) Mahmud Shah I

(d) Mahmud Shah I


Q.29. Rana Kumbha was Succeeded by which of the following kings?

(a) Rana Sangha
(b) Rana Kumbha
(c) Udai
(d) Maharana Raimal

(c) Udai


Q.30.The Shiqs were divided into which of the following during the Sultanate period?

(a) Iqtas
(b) Bhukti
(c) Pargana
(d) None of the above

(c) Pargana


Q.31. How much tax was fixed on agricultural produce during the Sultanate period?

(a) 1/3
(b) 1/4
(c) 1/5
(d) 1/6

(a) 1/3


Q.32. ‘Zawabit’ refers to which of the following?

(a) Laws of Shariah
(b) State laws
(c) Laws of marriage
(d) None of the above

(b) State laws


Q.33. Which of the following was the author of Sangitaraja?

(a) Hemachandra Suri
(b) Vijnanesvara
(c) Kumbha
(d) None of the above

(c) Kumbha


Q.34. Which of the following constructed a palace in Delhi called the Kushk-i-Lal?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Aram Shah
(d) Balban

(d) Balban


Q.35. Who wrote Tughlaqnama?

(a) Abu Nasr Utbi
(b) Amir Khusrau
(c) Abul Fazl
(d) Hasan Nizami

(b) Amir Khusrau


Q.36. The Qutub Minar was completed by the famous ruler

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq
(d) Alauddin Khalji

(b) Iltutmish


Q.37. Which of the following architectural wonders was not constructed in the 12th Century A.D.?

(a) Suntemple of Konark
(b) Temple of Khajuraho
(c) Angkor Vat
(d) Notre Darn, the Paris

(a) Suntemple of Konark


Q.38. The number of provinces or mandalams in the Chola Empire was

(a) Nine
(b) Ten
(c) Twelve
(d) Six

(a) Nine


Q.39. The largest standing army of the Delhi Sultanate directly paid by the State was created by

(a) Balban
(b) IIitutmish
(c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
(d) Alauddin Khalji

(d) Alauddin Khalji


Q.40. When did Chola empire come to an end?

(a) 1044 AD
(b) 1052 AD
(c) 1063 AD
(d) 1311 AD

(d) 1311 AD


Q.41. When was Prophet Muhammad born?

(a) 570 AD
(b) 622 AD
(c) 630 AD
(d) 632 AD

(a) 570 AD


Q.42. When did Prophet Muhammad die?

(a) 622 AD
(b) 630 AD
(c) 632 AD
(d) 711 AD

(c) 632 AD


Q.43. When did Muhammad-bin-Qasim invade India?

(a) 622 AD
(b) 630 AD
(c) 632 AD
(d) 711 AD

(d) 711 AD


Q.44. When did Muhammad Ghori invade India?

(a) 1000 AD
(b) 1026 AD
(c) 1175 AD
(d) 1191 AD

(c) 1175 AD


Q.45. When was the First Battle of Tarain fought?

(a) 1175 AD
(b) 1191 AD
(c) 1192 AD
(d) 1206 AD

(b) 1191 AD


Q.46. When did Muhammad Ghori die?

(a) 1175 AD
(b) 1191 AD
(c) 1192 AD
(d) 1206 AD

(d) 1206 AD


Q.47. Who founded the slave dynasty?

(a) Ghias-ud-din Balban
(b) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
(c) Nasir-ud-din Mahmud
(d) Shams-ud-din Altamash

(b) Qutub-ud-din Aibak


Q.48. When did Qutub-ud-din Aibak die?

(a) 1206
(b) 1210
(c) 1211
(d) 1236

(b) 1210


Q.49. When did Shams-ud-din Altamash die?

(a) 1236
(b) 1240
(c) 1246
(d) 1266

(a) 1236


Q.50. Which of the following Sultanate Rulers made Delhi as capital in place of Lahore?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Razia Sultana
(d) Akbar

(b) Iltutmish


Q.51. Which of the following Mughal emperor is famous for his golden chain of justice?

(a) Akbar
(b) Shahjahan
(c) Jahanagir
(d) Babur

(c) Jahanagir


Q.52. “Loom”was a central technological innovation in which of the following era?

(a) Sultanate Era
(b) Rajput Era
(c) Mughal Era
(d) None of the above

(a) Sultanate Era


Q.53. Who among the following wrote Astangasangraha?

(a) Banabhatta
(b) Vagabhatta
(c) Aryabhatta
(d) Kalhana

(b) Vagabhatta


Q.54. Which among the following rulers belonged to Mamulak Dynasty?

(a) Ibrahim Lodhi
(b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Balban
(d) Mohammed Ghori

(c) Balban


Q.55. Chandradeva, was the founder of which of the following dynasty?

(a) Chauhans
(b) Gahadwalas
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Chandellas

(b) Gahadwalas


Q.56. Who among the following was defeated by Mohammed Ghori in battle of Chandawar?

(a) Prthviraj Chauhan
(b) Mularaja
(c) Jaichandra
(d) Jaypala

(c) Jaichandra


Q.57. Who among the following founded the principality of Ghazani in AD 962?

(a) Mahmood Ghazani
(b) Subuktgeen
(c) Alptigin
(d) Shah Mahmoud

(c) Alptigin


Q.58. The Chandella’s Kingdom was annexed by which of the following rulers?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak
(b) Mohammed Ghori
(c) Iltutmish
(d) Alauddin Khilji

(d) Alauddin Khilji


Q.59. Which among the following was not a Landmark of the Iltutmish’s rule?

(a) Introduction of silver tanka & Copper Jetal
(b) Introduction of iqtadari System
(c) Organization of Chalisa
(d) Putting forward the’ Divine Right Theory”

(d) Putting forward the’ Divine Right Theory”


Q.60. Which among the following two cities were joined by “Sadak-i-Azam” or the precursor of the Grand Trunk Road built by Shershah Suri?

(a) Agra & Calcutta
(b) Delhi & Patna
(c) Delhi & Sasaram
(d) Agra & Sasaram

(d) Agra & Sasaram


Q.61. “Alai Darwaja” is a gateway to which monument?

(a) Agra & Sasaram Qutub Minar
(b) Agra & Sasaram Jama Masjid
(c) Agra & Sasaram Humayun’s Tomb
(d) Agra & Sasaram Safdarjang’s Tomb

(a) Agra & Sasaram Qutub Minar


Q.62. Muhammad bin Qasim, who was the first Muslim to have successfully invaded Sindh in 712 AD was commander of which caliphate?

(a) Rashidun Caliphate
(b) Umayyad Caliphate
(c) Abbasid Caliphate
(d) Fatimid Caliphate

(b) Umayyad Caliphate


Q.63. Who among the following poets used to write the Urdu Ghazals with the pen name “Asad”?

(a) Mir Taqi Mir
(b) Dushyant
(c) Mirza Ghalib
(d) Amir Khusrow

(c) Mirza Ghalib


Q.64. After the death of Aurangzeb , which of the following Mughals abolished jazia tax for the first time?

(a) Jahandar Shah
(b) Rafi Ul Darjat
(c) Mohammad Shah Rangila
(d) Farrukhsiyar

(a) Jahandar Shah


Q.65. Ghazi Malik was the founder and first ruler of which among the following dynasties?

(a) Khilji Dynasty
(b) Mamluk Dynasty
(c) Tughlaq Dynasty
(d) Slave Dynasty

(c) Tughlaq Dynasty


Q.66. Manyakheta (modern Malkhed) on the banks of Kagina River in Gulbarga district, Karnataka state was the capital of ___________?

(a) Satvahanas
(b) Rastrakutas
(c) Hoysalas
(d) Kakatiyas

(b) Rastrakutas


Q.67. Mir Bakshi was the officer in Akbar’s reign with which of the following responsibilities?

(a) Revenue Collection
(b) Payment of salaries
(c) Head of the military administration
(d) Head of Nobility

(c) Head of the military administration


Q.68. Which among the following was called as the Central Pillar of the administrative system of Delhi sultanate?

(a) Izra system
(b) Iqta System
(c) devsirme system
(d) Chahalgami

(b) Iqta System


Q.69. Which among the following is a incorrect statement regarding market regulations by Ala-ud-din Khilji?

(a) The price controls were regulated on almost the entire market
(b) They vanished immediately after the death of the sultan
(c) The price controls were regulated on almost the entire market
(d) All are correct

(d) All are correct


Q.70. The Biography of Humayun was written by

(a) Nur Jahan
(b) Jodha
(c) Anarkali
(d) Gulbadan Begum

(d) Gulbadan Begum


Q.71. Akbar established Ibadat Khana at

(a) Lahore
(b) Delhi
(c) Agra
(d) Fatehpur Sikri

(d) Fatehpur Sikri


Q.72. Tulsidas composed his Ramacharitamanas during the reign of

(a) Harsha
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Akbar
(d) Krishnadeva Raya

(c) Akbar


Q.73. Kandariya Mahadeva Temple of the Medieval India is dedicated to which Lord?

(a) Shiva
(b) Brahma
(c) Vishnu
(d) Ram

(a) Shiva


Q.74. Who was the author of Gita Govinda?

(a) Jayadeva
(b) Kalhana
(c) Kalidasa
(d) Raja Rao

(a) Jayadeva


Q.75. Who was the founder of Indian National Congress?

(a) W.C.Bannerji
(b) A.O. Hume
(c) William Adam
(d) Anand Mohan Bose

(b) A.O. Hume


Q.76. Book “Causes of Indian revolt” is written by?

(a) Karl Marx
(b) S.N. Sen
(c) R.C. Mazumdar
(d) Sayed Ahmad Khan

(d) Sayed Ahmad Khan


Q.77. Maharaja Ranjit Singh died in?

(a) 1839
(b) 1840
(c) 1841
(d) 1842

(a) 1839


Q.78. Tipu Sultan was son of ?

(a) Sirajuddaula
(b) Mir Jafar
(c) Mir Qasim
(d) Haidar Ali

(d) Haidar Ali


Q.79. Where Buddha delivered his first sermon ?

(a) Khusinagar
(b) Palitana
(c) Mithila
(d) Sarnath

(d) Sarnath


Q.80. Which was capital of Harshavardhana ?

(a) Kanheri
(b) Kusinagar
(c) Belur
(d) Kannauj

(d) Kannauj


Q.81. Government of India Act passed in ?

(a) 1933
(b) 1935
(c) 1938
(d) 1947

(b) 1935


Q.82. In which year Nadir Shah felt India ?

(a) 1939
(b) 1940
(c) 1941
(d) 1942

(a) 1939


Q.83. Quit India Movement started in ?

(a) 1940
(b) 1941
(c) 1942
(d) 1943

(c) 1942


Q.84. Dandi March started on ?

(a) March 10, 1930
(b) March 12, 1930
(c) March 10, 1931
(d) March 12, 1931

(b) March 12, 1930


Q.85. Who among the following changed the name of Tanna Mishra to Tansen?

(a) Akbar
(b) Raja Vikramjit of Gwalior
(c) Raja Mansingh Tomar
(d) Swami Haridas

(b) Raja Vikramjit of Gwalior


Q.86. “Tower of Victory” or Vijay stambh in Rajasthan is located in

(a) Ajmer
(b) Chittorgarh
(c) Jaipur
(d) Udaipur

(b) Chittorgarh


Q.87. The word coromandal cost has been derived from the kingdom of which of the following?

(a) Cheras
(b) Cholas
(c) Pandyas
(d) Chalukyas

(b) Cholas


Q.88. Which among the following is not correct?

(a) The capital of pandyas was Madurai
(b) The capital of Cheras was Vanchi
(c) Capital of the Videha Kingdom – Mithila
(d) All are correct

(d) All are correct


Q.89. Which among the following represents incorrect founder of a dynasty?

(a) Parmar Dynasty – Upendra Raja
(b) Chandela Dynasty – Nannuka
(c) Kalachuri Dynasty – Gangeyadev
(d) Solanki Dynasty – Mularaja I

(c) Kalachuri Dynasty – Gangeyadev


Q.90. After the attack of Mahmud of Ghazanavi, who among the following reconstructed the Somnath Temple?

(a) Bhimraja -I
(b) Bhimdev
(c) Mularaj I
(d) Jay Singh Siddharaaj

(b) Bhimdev


Q.91. Out of the battles fought between contemporary rulers and Babur, which among the following resulted in the firm establishment of Babur’s rule in North India?

(a) Battle of Ghagra
(b) Battle of Khanva
(c) Battle of Panipat
(d) Second Battle of Panipat

(b) Battle of Khanva


Q.92. Which among the following is incorrect regarding Buland darwaja?

(a) It was built in Fatehpur Sikri
(b) It was built by Akbar in 1602
(c) It was built to commemorate Akbar’s victory on Gujarat only
(d) All are correct

(d) All are correct


Q.93. Which among the following was called as the Central Pillar of the administrative system of Delhi sultanate?

(a) Izra system
(b) Iqta System
(c) devsirme system
(d) Chahalgami

(b) Iqta System


Q.94. During whose reign Changez Khan invaded India?

(a) Balban
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Alauddin Khilji
(d) Razia

(b) Iltutmish


Q.95. Which of the following was called the Prime minister during the administration of the Bahamani kingdom?

(a) Wazir ashraf
(b) Amir-i-kul
(c) Wazir-i-kul
(d) Sadar-i-jahan

(c) Wazir-i-kul


Q.96. Gulshan-i-Ibrahimi was written by which of the following poets?

(a) Muhammad Saleh Kamboh
(b) Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah
(c) Udayaratna
(d) None of the above

(b) Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah


Q.97. Muhammad Adil Shah was succeeded by which of the following king?

(a) Ibrahim Adil Shah II
(b) Ali Adil Shah I
(c) Ali Adil Shah II
(d) Malik Hasan Bahri

(c) Ali Adil Shah II


Q.98. Which empire lasted the longest among the following?

(a) The Palas
(b) The Pratiharas
(c) The Rashtrakutas
(d) The Senas

(c) The Rashtrakutas


Q.99. Who founded the Pala empire?

(a) Devapala
(b) Dharmapala
(c) Dhruva
(d) Gopala

(d) Gopala


Q.100. Who founded the Vikramashila University?

(a) Devapala
(b) Dharmapala
(c) Dhruva
(d) Gopala

(b) Dharmapala


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