Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 32

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 32 1

1 .The foundation of the Dravidian style of architecture in South India was laid by
A.  Pandyas
B.  Pallavas
C.  Cholas
D.  Chalukyas of Kalyani
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2 .The chief feature(s) of the Chola architecture was/were
A.  replacement of bricks by stone structure
B.  massive vimanas or towers
C.  temples became vast complexes
D.  spacious courtyards
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3 .A contemporary rival dynasty of the Cholas in South India was
A.  Chalukyas of Vengi
B.  Pandyas of Madurai
C.  Chalukyas of Kalyani
D.  Cheras
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4 .The masterpiece of Chola sculpture is the famous Nataraja or the Dancing Shiva image at
A.  Thanjavur
B.  Chidambaram
C.  Kalahasti
D.  Sri Sailam
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5 .The Chola king, who after successfully raiding Bengal took the title of Gangaikonda and also founded a new capital (Gangaikonda Cholapuram) was
A.  Rajaraja-I
B.  Rajendra-I
C.  Rajadhiraj-I
D.  Rajendra-II
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6 .The name of the Indian Astronomer (who knew five astronomical systems), who lived in the 6th century was
A.  Varahamihira
B.  Bhandarkar
C.  Pujyapada
D.  Prasastapada
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7 .Which Avtar of Vishnu tricked Mahabali and claimed earth and heaven from him?
A.  Vaman
B.  Narasimha
C.  Matsya
D.  Kurma
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8 .The official language of the Mauryan Court was
A.  Magadhi
B.  Prakrit
C.  Mythili
D.  Sanskrit
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9 .Banabhatta, a great scholar, lived during the reign of
A.  Ashoka
B.  Harsha
C.  Kanishka
D.  Chandragupta II
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10 .The first one, among the following, to deal with music was
A.  Rig Veda
B.  Yajur Veda
C.  Sama Veda
D.  Atharva Veda
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11 .The original name of Tansen, the greatest musician of the court of Akbar, was
A.  Makaranda Pandey
B.  Ramatanu Pande
C.  Haridas
D.  Lal Kalawant
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12 .The greatest historian of the reign of Akbar, who wrote Akbarnama and Ain-i-Akbari, was
A.  Nizamuddin Ahmad
B.  Abdur Qadir Badauni
C.  Abul Fazl
D.  Abdas Khan Arwani
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13 .Akbar granted the present site of Amritsar to the Sikh Guru
A.  Amar Das
B.  Angad
C.  Ram Das
D.  Arjan
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14 .Of the so-called 'Nine Gems of the Court of Akbar' the one who was a reputed poet of Hindi, was
A.  Abul Fazl
B.  Faizi
C.  Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khana
D.  Birbal
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15 .Todarmal is associated with the revenue system known as
A.  Kankut
B.  Ghalla Bakshi
C.  Zabti or Zabt
D.  Nasaq
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16 .It is said that Muhammad-bin-Bakhtiyar Khalji, one of the commanders of Muhammad Ghuri, conquered Nadia (one of the capitals of Bengal) with only 18 horsemen. The king of Bengal who then fled barefoot from his palace was
A.  Samantasena
B.  Hemantasena
C.  Ballalasena
D.  Lakshamanasena
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17 .The most important poet at the court of Mahmud of Ghazni, who wrote Shahnama and is regarded as the 'Immortal Homer of the East' was
A.  Utbi
B.  Firdausi
C.  Alberuni
D.  Baihaqi
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18 .From the point of view of the Turkish rule, the most important contribution of IItutmish was
A.  Establishment of dynastic rule
B.  He was the first Muslim ruler in India to issue coins
C.  He made Delhi the capital of the Sultanate
D.  He organised the Iqta System
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19 .The first medieval ruler to propound the divine theory of Kingship was
A.  Iltutmish
B.  Raziya
C.  Balban
D.  Alauddin Khalji
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20 .The firat Sultan of Delhi to cross the Narmada and move to the south was
A.  Iltutmish
B.  Balban
C.  Alauddin Khalji
D.  Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
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21 .Haziya (the daughter of IItutmish) the only woman ruler in the history of Medieval India ascended the throne with the support of
A.  the army
B.  the nobility
C.  the people of Delhi
D.  All the above
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22 .The real founder of the Sultanate of Delhi and its first dynasty was
A.  Muhammad Ghuri
B.  Qutub-ud-din-Aibak
C.  Iltutmish
D.  Balban
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23 .Muhammad-bin Tughluq transferred his capital from Delhi to Devagiri (which he named Daulatabad) because
A.  Delhi was insecure on account of Mongol invasions
B.  Devagiri was more centrally located
C.  from Devagiri he wanted to complete the conquest of the South
D.  All the above
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24 .The famous Moorish (from Morocco) traveller Ibn Batuta, who visited India recorded his experiences in a book entitled Safarnama or Rehla, was appointed Qazi of Delhi bySultan
A.  Mubarak Shah Khalji
B.  Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
C.  Mohammad-bin-Tughluq
D.  Firuz Tughluq
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25 .The Sultan who completed the conquest of the South and broke the political barriers between the North and the South was
A.  Alauddin Khalji
B.  Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
C.  Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
D.  Firuz Tughluq
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