Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Which of the following Sultans of Tughlaq dynasty issued copper coins instead of silver ones?









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    In 1330 A.D, Delhi Sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq issued token currency; that is coins of brass and copper were minted whose value was equal to that of gold and silver coins. However, these coins totally lacked the artistic design and perfection in finishing and even the administrators of the king took no measure to keep the design secured and protected. This resulted in mass forging of the coins, leading to the failure of the scheme.

    Correct Option: B

    In 1330 A.D, Delhi Sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq issued token currency; that is coins of brass and copper were minted whose value was equal to that of gold and silver coins. However, these coins totally lacked the artistic design and perfection in finishing and even the administrators of the king took no measure to keep the design secured and protected. This resulted in mass forging of the coins, leading to the failure of the scheme.


  1. The city of Vijayanagar is also known as









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    Vijaya Nagara, meaning the city of victory was the capital city of the historic Vijayanagara Empire which extended over South India. The city’s ruins, surrounding the modern-day village of Hampi, are in Ballari district, Karnataka.

    Correct Option: C

    Vijaya Nagara, meaning the city of victory was the capital city of the historic Vijayanagara Empire which extended over South India. The city’s ruins, surrounding the modern-day village of Hampi, are in Ballari district, Karnataka.



  1. Which of the following writers has called Akbar’s Din-i-Ilahi as a monument of his folly, not of wisdom?









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    Vincent Arthur Smith, a British Indologist and art historian, in his book titled ‘The Early History of India,’ described whole scheme of Din-i-Ilahi as the outcome of ridiculous vanity, monstrous growth of unrestrained autocracy – a monument of Akbar’s folly, not of his wisdom.” He further called it “a silly invention”.

    Correct Option: B

    Vincent Arthur Smith, a British Indologist and art historian, in his book titled ‘The Early History of India,’ described whole scheme of Din-i-Ilahi as the outcome of ridiculous vanity, monstrous growth of unrestrained autocracy – a monument of Akbar’s folly, not of his wisdom.” He further called it “a silly invention”.


  1. Who among the following Sikh Gurus had laid the foundation of Amritsar?









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    The foundation of Amritsar was laid in 1577 by Guru Ram Das (1534-81). He inaugurated the digging of the holy tank Amritsar (pool of nectar) on a piece of land which was gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar to Guru Ram Das’ wife Bibi Bhani. Amritsar was originally called Ramdaspur - Guru Ramdas’s City (literally the City of God’s Servant).

    Correct Option: B

    The foundation of Amritsar was laid in 1577 by Guru Ram Das (1534-81). He inaugurated the digging of the holy tank Amritsar (pool of nectar) on a piece of land which was gifted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar to Guru Ram Das’ wife Bibi Bhani. Amritsar was originally called Ramdaspur - Guru Ramdas’s City (literally the City of God’s Servant).



  1. Which of the following Sultans died while playing Polo or Chaugan?









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    Qutb-ud-din Aibakdied in 1210 due to a fall from a horse whilst playing Polo and was buried at Lahore. He was the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate and also the founder of the Slave (Mamluk) dynasty in India. He was succeeded by his son-in-law and able general Shamsuddin Iltutmish.

    Correct Option: A

    Qutb-ud-din Aibakdied in 1210 due to a fall from a horse whilst playing Polo and was buried at Lahore. He was the first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate and also the founder of the Slave (Mamluk) dynasty in India. He was succeeded by his son-in-law and able general Shamsuddin Iltutmish.