Quiz 406 – Practice Paper (Medieval History)

1. The temple of Somnath, which was destroyed by Mahmood Ghazni, was a temple dedicated to Lord

(a) Surya

(b) Krishna

(c) Vishnu

(d) Shiva


2. Taimur the Great Mongol leader of central Asia, invaded India during

(a) Alauddin Alam Shahs reign.

(b) Nasiruddin Mehmud Tughlaq’s reign.

(c) Allauddin’s reign.

(d) Tughlaq’s reign.


3. The earliest Vaishnava Bhakti saints from the south were

(a) Bhagvatas

(b) Vivashaivites

(c) Alvaras

(d) Nayanars


4. Which among the following is NOT a ruler of the Gajapati Kingdom?

(a) Govinda Vidyadhara

(b) Kakharua Deva

(c) Purushottama Deva

(d) Prataprudra Deva


5. Who among the following would you consider the best administrator of India?

(a) Sher Shah Suri

(b) Tipu Sultan who built anicuts and used sniffer dogs.

(c) Raja Chikka Deva who had regular postal service throughout dominion.

(d) Jahangir.


6. What was a ‘tenab’ in the Mughal Period?

(a) A register containing information about cultivators, their lands and assessed revenue.

(b) A measuring instrument made of bamboo sticks joined by iron rings.

(c) A revenue circle of the smallest size.

(d) A uniform medium size unit of measurement.


7. The project commissioned by Humayun to illustrate the legendary tales of Islam on large piece of cloth was called

(a) Dastan-e-Amir Hamza

(b) Kitab-e-Hind

(c) Quran-i-Hind

(d) Din-e-Akbari


8. Who among the following introduced scale of 1/3, ¼ and 1/5 in Mansabdari system?

(a) Shahjahan

(b) Jahangir

(c) Humayun

(d) Akbar


9. One of the most important work produced by the Mughal painters, an unusual manuscript of painting, called

(a) Dastan-i-Mughal

(b) Ramzanama

(c) Hamzanama

(d) None of these.


10. Which among the following Turkish General was known as Hazar Dinar?

(a) Majnu Khan

(b) Zafar khan

(c) Malik Kafur

(d) Khijrkhan


11. Assertion (A): The Gupta’s possessed western ports and controlled widely the Indian commerce and trade with the western world and thus developed also close contact with western civilization.

Reason (R): Ujjain became the centre of trade, commerce, education and politics and it was developed as the second capital of empire.

(a) A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and r are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


12. The only rulling power in the history of South India to have undertaken overseas naval campaigns were the

(a) Rashtrakutas.

(b) pandavas.

(c) Pallavas.

(d) Cholas.


13. The largest dome in India was constructed in Deccani style by

(a) Quli Qutub Shah

(b) Chand Bibi

(c) Bhama Shah

(d) Muhammad Adil Shah


14. One of Jahangir’s painter specialist in animal painting who earned the title of “Nadir-Uz-Saman” (wonder of the age) was

(a) Manohar


(c) Govardhan

(d) Mohammed Nadir


15. Sulh-i-Kul was

(a) Din-e-Elahi principle followed by Akbar

(b) Uniform the revenue

(c) Jazia tax by the Islamist

(d) Principle of Universal concord



  1. (d) In 1025 AD, Mohamood Ghazni attacked, tooted and destroyed the famous Shiva Temple of Somnath in Gujarat.
  2. (b) Taimur (Taimur Lung) invaded India in 1398, when the Sultan of Delhi was Nasiruddin Mehmud Tughlaq.
  3. (c) During the period of Pallava dynasty rulers, Vaishnava Bhakti saints were known as Alvaras while Shaiva Bhakti saints were known as Nayanars.
  4. (a) Govinda Vidyadhara founded the Bhoi dynasty by killing Kakharua Deva, the last ruler of Gajapati Kingdom, in 1541.
  5. (a)
  6. (b) Tenab was also called Zarib.
  7. (a)
  8. (a)
  9. (c) Hamzanama is collection of 1200 paintings prepared during the reign of Akbar the great.
  10. (c) Alauddin Khilji purchased Malik Kafur in 1000 Dinar from Cambay in Gujarat that is why he came to be known as Hazar Dinar.
  11. (b) During the reign of Chandragupta – II, Vikramaditya, the greatest Gupta ruler, Ujjain became the second capital of the Gupta Empire.
  12. (d) Chola rulers, Rajaraj – I and his son Rajendra – I took naval expeditions against Sri lanka and Indonesia respectively.
  13. (a)
  14. (b)
  15. (d) Sulh-i-Kul literally means “peace with all” in Persian. The term is associated with Mughal Emperor Akbar who integrated many Hindus into high positions in his empire and removed many of the civil disabilities to which Hindus had been subjected to in empire.

Also Read:

Quiz 403 – Practice Paper (Indian Polity)

Quiz 401 – Practice Paper (History)

Quiz 399 – Practice Paper (Ecology and Environment)

Quiz 397 -Practice Paper (History)

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