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Foreign Invasion


  1. ____________attacked the southern coast of Kathiawar along the Arabian Sea, where he sacked the city of Somnath and its renowned Hindu temple in 1026.

(a) Firoz Shah Tughlaq              (b) Mahmud of Ghazni

(c) Ahmed Shah Tughlaq (d) Muhammad Ghori

Sol: (b)


  1. PrithvirajChauhan defeated Muhammad Ghori in a battle (first battle of tarrain) in the year _____ but lost to him the following year.

(a) 1176 (b) 1191

(c) 1163 (d) 1182

Sol: (b)


  1. Which of the following Indian rulers was defeated by Mahmud Ghazni in his first attack in the year 1000 AD ?

(a) Chandra Pala (b) Anand Pala

(c) Jaya Pala (d) Sukh Pala

Sol: (c)


  1. The first Invasion of Muhammad Ghori was in __when he attacked Multan.

(a) 1089 AD (b) 1475 AD

(c) 1175 AD (d) 1287 AD

Sol: (c)




  1. The second battle of Tarain was fought in the year __________.

(a) 1345 AD (b) 1294 AD

(c) 1079 AD (d) 1192 AD

Sol: (d)


  1. Queen Naikidevi is remembered as the woman who defeated_____in1178 CE.

(a) Muhammad bin Tughlaq               (b) Muhammad al-Baqir

(c) Al-Salih Muhammad                      (d) Muhammad Ghori

Sol: (d)


  1. ____was born to the Chauhan King Someshwara and his queen Karpura Devi in 1166 CE.

(a) Maharaja Man Singh   (b) MaharanaPratap

(c) Maharaja Suraj Mal               (d) PrithvirajChauhan

Sol: (d)


  1. Who among the following had invaded India in 712 AD?

(a) Muhammad Bin-Quasim               (b) Qutub-ud-Din Aibak

(c) Mahmud of Ghazni                       (d) Muhammad Ghori

Sol: (a)




  1. Who among the following was popularly known as the parrot of India?

(a) Tansen (b) Ibn Battuta

(c) Amir Khosrow (d) ZiauddinBarani

Sol: (c)


  1. The period between ______ in India’s history is known as the Delhi Sultanate period.

(a) 1206 A.D. and 1526 A.D.              (b) 1456 A.D. and 1675 A.D.

(c) 745 A.D. and 1245 A.D.                (d) 1105 A.D. and 1445 A.D.

Sol: (a) 


  1. A pillar containing inscriptions from three different periods,i.e. The Mauryan Period, Gupta period and Mughal period , is located at:

(a) LauriyaNandangarh                       (b) Topra

(c) Allahabad (Prayagraj)           (d) Rummindei

Sol: (c)




  1. Who was the first and last woman ruler of Delhi Sultanate?

(a) Rani Durgavati                    (b) NurJahan

(c) Sultana Chand Bibi                        (d) Razia Sultana

Sol: (d)



  1. Who among the following is the author of the book ‘Tabaqat-i-Nasiri’?

(a) Minhaj-us-Siraj (b) Al-Biruni

(c) ZiauddinBarani (d) Amir Khusrau

Sol: (a)


  1. Who among the following sultans of the Delhi Sultanate appointed GhiyasuddinBalbanas his/her Prime Minister?

(a) Raziyya                      (b) Nasiruddin Mahmud

(c) MuizuddinBahram      (d) ShamsuddinIltutmish

Sol: (b)


  1. The Dargah of Sheikh KhwajaQutubuddinBakhtiyar Kaki is located in:

(a) Ajmer (b) Ajodhan

(c) Delhi (d) Agra

Sol: (c)


  1. The ___dynasty which ruled North India from 1206 to 1290 was established by QutubuddinAibak.

(a) Lodi (b) Tughlaq

(c) Khilji (d) Slave/Mumluk

Sol: (d)


  1. Which was the first Muslim dynasty that ruled India?

(a) Slave dynasty (b) Tughlaq dynasty

(c) Lodhi dynasty (d) Khilji dynasty

Sol: (a)


  1. Who among the following constructed the Charminar ?


(a) QuliQutub Shah                            (b) Iltutmish

(c) QutubuddinAibak                         (d) AlauddinKhilji

Sol: (a)




  1. _____ organised his trusted nobles into a group of forty known as Turkan-i-Chahalgani.

(a) Ala-ud-Din Khilji                 (b) Balban

(c) Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak          (d) Iltutmish

Sol: (d)


  1. Who among the following chroniclers wrote about Raziyya and recognized that she was more able and qualified than all her brothers?

(a) Amir Khusrau (b) Zia-ud-din Barani

(c) Minhaj-i-Siraj (d) Ibn Battuta

Sol: (C)


  1. Who among the following started the construction of the QutubMinar named after the Sufi santKhwajaQutbuddinBakhtiyarKaki ?

(a) Akbar (b) Jahangir

(c) Iltutmish (d) Qutb al-Din Aibak

Sol: (d)


  1. The Chola Empire was invaded by ______ in the early 14th century A.D.

(a) Malik Kafur (b) Taimur

(c) Muhammad Ghori (d) Genghis Khan

Sol: (a)


  1. The Khalji of Khilji dynasty, founded by Jalal-ud-din FiruzKhalji ruled large parts of the Indian subcontinent between_____.

(a) 1320 and 1377

(b) 1190 and 1220

(c) 1290 and 1320

(d) 1220 and 1290

Sol: (c)


  1. ____was the first Muslim ruler whose empire covered almost the whole of India up to its extreme south.

(a) AlauddinKhilji                     (b) Jalal-ud-din Khilji

(c) Ghiyasud din Balban            (d) Feroz Shah Tughlaq

Sol: (a)


  1. Alai-Darwaza, the southern gateway of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque in Delhi, Siri and HuazKhuaz was constructed by ______.

(a) Ahmad Shah Durrani                   (b) Mu’izz ad-Din Muhammad Ghori

(c) Ala-ud-din Khilji                                     (d) Muhammad bin Tughluq

Sol: (c)

  1. The invasion of Delhi by Taimur in _________ A.D marked the end of the Tughlaq empire (Muhammad bin Tughlaq).

(a) 1645 (b) 1398

(c) 1425 (d) 1215

Sol: (b)


  1. Who among the following was one of the Governors of Punjab during the reign of AlauddinKhilji?

(a) Jalal-ud-din Khilji                 (b) Shams-ud-din Iltutmish

(c) GhiyasuddinTughlaq            (d) Nasiruddin Mahmud

Sol: (c)


  1. ____, a Moroccon traveller who is known for his extensive travels, came to India in 1333 during the regime of Muhammad bin Tughlaq ?

(a) Nikolai (b) Ralph Fisch

(c) Ibn Battuta (d) Tsang Hee

Sol: (c)


  1. In the reign of Iltutmish, the specific slaves were bought for military services, who were called as _____.

(a) feudal (b) Bandagan

(c) Iqtadar (d) Muktis

Sol: (c)


  1. Which Sultan established a separate department (Diwan-i-Amir Kohi) to take care of agriculture?

(a) Khizr Khan                (b) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

(c) Tughril Beg                (d) Jalal-ud-din Khalji

Sol: (b)


  1. Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq transferred his capital from Delhi to _____.

(a) Chunar (b) Jaunpur

(c) Murshidabad (d) Daulatabad

Sol: (d)

  1. Who founded the Sayyiddynasty

(a)Nizam Shah


(c) Khizr Khan

(d) Bahlul Khan

Sol: (C)

  1. When did Ibrahim Lodhi become the Sultan of Delhi?

(a) 1526 (b) 1527

(c) 1516 (d) 1517

Sol: (d)


  1. The ____ sultanate is ruled by the Sharqi dynasty.

(a) Agra (b) Delhi

(c) Jaunpur (d) Bharatpur

Sol: (c)


  1. Who among the following was the last ruler of the Lodi dynasty of Delhi?

(a) Ibrahim Lodi (b) Sikander Lodi

(c) Barbak Shah (d) Bahlul Lodi

Sol: (a)










  1. ________ was the first Mughal emperor in India.

(a) Shah Jahan (b) Humayun

(c) Babur (d) Akbar

Sol: (c)


  1. Who among the following did Babur defeat in the year 1528 at Chanderi)

(a) Muhammad Lodhi (b) Ibrahim Lodi

(c) BappaRawal (d) MediniRai

Sol: (d)


  1. In which year did Babur defeat the Sultan of Delhi, Ibrahim Lodi, at Panipat and capture Delhi and Agra ?

(a) 1526 (b) 1543

(c) 1530 (d) 1494

Sol: (a)


  1. In the context of the Mughals, which of the following statements is NOT correct ?

(a) The Mughal court chronicles describe them as the descendents of a legendary Iranian king Afrasiyab.

(b) Babur was pushed out of his homeland Farghana by Uzbeks.

(c) Babur was related to Ghenghis Khan from his mother’s side.

(d) They were the descendants of Taimur on the paternal side.

Sol: (a)


  1. The city of victory, FatehpurSikri_____ In honour of Sheikh SalimChisti was built during the glorious reign of the Mughals.

(a) Jaipur (b) Bidar

(c) Aligarh (d) Agra

Sol: (d)


  1. The Mahabharata translated from Sanskrit to Persian in the Mughal period is known as ______.

(a)Tutinama (b) Shahnama

(c) Razmnama (d) Badshahnama

Sol: (c)


  1. Which of the following is an INCORRECT sequence of Mughal-rulers?

(a) Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb

(b) Akbar, Shah Jahan, Jahangir

(c) Babur, Humayun, Akbar

(d) Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan

Sol: (b)


  1. In which year did the battle of Khanua(Khanwa) take place between Babur and the Rajput forces led by RanaSanga?

(a) 1529 (b) 1522

(c) 1527 (d) 1526

Sol: (c)

  1. Memoirs of Babur’ or ‘Baburnama’, also known as ‘Tuzk-e Babri’, was written by:

(a) Faizi                 (b) Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

(c) Babur               (d) Talib Amah

Sol: (c)


  1. Who was the Mughal Emperor at the time of Battle of Plassey?

(a) Alamgir II                          (b) Siraj- Ud- Daulah

(c) Mir Qasim                           (d) Shah Alam II

Sol: (a)


  1. Who introduced ‘Charbagh’ style of architecture in India?

(a) Mughals (b) Rajputs

(c) Mauryas (d) Marathas

Sol: (a)


  1. Humayun’s heir, _______ , was born in exile and was only 13 years old when his father died.

(a) Akbar (b) Shah Jahan

(c) Jahangir (d) Babur

Sol: (a)


  1. The Suri King _______ was defeated by Humanyunto regain his kingdom.

(a) MahmoodSuri            (b) Sher Shah Suri

(c) SikanderSuri               (d) BahalolSuri

Sol: (b)


  1. When was the ‘Battle of Kanauj’ fought between Humayun and Sher Shah Suri?

(a) 1540 (b) 1524

(c) 1556 (d) 1536

Sol: (a)


  1. The Battle of Chausa was fought between Humayun and Sher Shah Suri on 26 June in the year_____.

(a) 1729 (b) 1539

(c) 1639 (d) 1440

Sol: (b)


  1. Where is the tomb of SherShah

Suri located?

(a) Rohtasgarh                (b) Sasaram

(c) Chausa                       (d) Delhi

Sol: (b)


  1. _________ died in 1605, nearly 50 years after his ascension to the throne. He was buried outside of Agra at Sikandra.

(a) Akbar (b) Aurangzeb

(c) Shah Jahan (d) Jahangir

Sol: (a)



  1. The terms ‘Jat and Sawar’ are related to which of the following administrative systems?

(a) Zamindari System                (b) Iqtadari System

(c) Mansabdari System              (d) Jotedari System

Sol: (c)


  1. Which emperor’s army did MaharanaPratap fight in the Battle of Haldighati ?

(a) Mahmud Shah (b) Humayun

(c) Ibrahim Lodi (d) Akbar

Sol: (d)


  1. Akbar commissioned ____to chronicle the story of his father Humayun, ‘Humayun-nama’.

(a) JagatGosain Begum             (b) Maraim-uz-Zamani

(c) Jodha Begum                       (d) Gulbadan Begum

Sol: (d)


  1. ’Akbarnama’ and ‘Ain-i-Akbari’ which has three volumes are written by ______.

(a) Akbar                        (b) ZiauddinBarani

(c) AbulFazal                  (d) Abdul QadirBadayuni

Sol: (c)


  1. Which Mugal emperor had built the Agra fort in 1565 ?

(a) Jahangir (b) Shahjahan

(c) Akbar (d) Aurangzeb

Sol: (c)


  1. Who among the following initiated ‘Din-i-Ilahi’ in 1582?

(a) Jahangir (b) Babur

(c) Akbar (d) Humayun

Sol: (c)


  1. Who among the following issued Mahzarnama in 1579?

(a) Humayun (b) Jahangir

(c) Shah Jahan (d) Akbar

Sol: (d)


  1. Which Mughal emperor built the city called ‘Makhsudabad‘ later popularly known as Murshidabad?

(a) Bahadur Shah Zafar (b) Humayun

(c) Akbar (d) Shah Jahan

Sol: (c)


  1. Who among the following was defeated by Aurangzeb in the Battle of Deorai?

(a) Shah Jahan (b) Shah Shuja

(c) DaraShikoh (d) MuradBaksh

Sol: (c)


  1. Akbar was succeeded by his son, Salim in 1605, who took the title of __________, meaning ‘Conqueror of the World’.

(a) Shah Jahan (b) Jahangir

(c) Badshah (d) Jahapana

Sol: (b)


  1. _____ married Mehr-un-Nisa whom he gave the title of ‘NurJahan’ (light of the world).

(a) Shah Jahan (b) Aurangzeb

(c) Akbar (d) Jahangir

Sol: (d)


  1. The East India Company sent Captain William Hawkins to the court of the Emperor_____ in 1608 to seek permission to open a factory at Surat.

(a) Humayun (b) Shah Jahan

(c) Akbar (d) Jahangir

Sol: (d)


  1. Sir Thomas came as an official ambassador from King James I of England to which Mughal emperor’s court ?

(a) Jahangir (b) Shah Jahan

(c) Akbar (d) Aurengzeb

Sol: (a)


  1. The tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, inlaid with Pietradura decoration, is located at:

(a) Aurangabad (b) Alwar

(c) Agra (d) Ajmer

Sol: (c)


  1. ________ has been called the “architect king” as during his reign, the world witnessed a unique development of arts and culture of the Mughal Empire.

(a) Shah Jahan (b) Jahangir

(c) Aurangzeb (d) Akbar

Sol: (a)


  1. 340. The Red Fort and the Jama Masjid in Delhi stand out as towering achievements of architecture during the reign of _______.

(a) Shah Jahan (b) Akbar

(c) Jehangir (d) Aurangzeb

Sol: (a)


  1. Who built the TajMahal, for his wife MumtajMahal along the banks of the Yamuna river in Agra?

(a) Aurangzeb (b) Akbar

(c) Jahangir (d) Shah Jahan

Sol: (d)



  1. Prince Khurram grew up to be known as:

(a) Akbar (b) Humayun

(c) Shah Jahan (d) Jahangir

Sol: (c)


  1. The peacock Throne in Red Fort was commissioned by_____.

(a)Akbar (b)Aurangzeb

(c)Humayun (d)ShahJahan

Sol: (d)


  1. Who among the following had written the book ‘Char Chaman’, during the reign of Shah Jahan, describing the Mughal nobility?

(a) Chandrabhan Brahman                 (b) Gulbadan Begum

(c) Muhammad Waris                         (d) Abu’lDazl

Sol: (a)


  1. It was under the reign of________ that the Mughal Empire reached its peak in matters of area.

(a) Jahangir (b) Aurangzeb(Alamgir)

(c) Shah Jahan (d) Akbar

Sol: (b)


  1. Which mughal ruler had constructed the Moti Masjid of Delhi ,Badshahi Masjid in Lahore and BibikaMaqbara (Taj of Deccan) ?

(a) Akbar (b) Humayun

(c) Aurangzeb (d) Shahjahan

Sol: (c)


  1. Who among the following Mughal Emperors was called Darvesh or a Zinda Fakir and Alamgir ?

(a) Aurangzeb (b) Shah Jahan

(c) Humayun (d) Babur

Sol: (a)


  1. Who is the author of the book ‘Tarikh-iDilkusha’?

(a) Panini (b) Bhimsen

(c) Sushruta (d) Charaka

Sol: (b)



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