Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. The Grand Trunk Road built by Sher Shah Suri connects:









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    The Grand Trunk Road of Sher Shah Suri runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh, west to Howrah, West Bengal in India, then across Northern India through Delhi, passing from Amritsar to Lahore in Pakistan, further up to Kabul in Afghanistan.

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    The Grand Trunk Road of Sher Shah Suri runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh, west to Howrah, West Bengal in India, then across Northern India through Delhi, passing from Amritsar to Lahore in Pakistan, further up to Kabul in Afghanistan.


  1. __________was the first Muslim ruler of Delhi.









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    Qutb-ud-din Aibak, a former slave of Muhammad Ghori, was the first sultan of Delhi. He founded the Mamluk Dynasty or Slave Dynasty that was the first of five unrelated dynasties to rule India’s Delhi Sultanate from 1206 to 1290. He ruled from 1206 to 1210 A.D.

    Correct Option: C

    Qutb-ud-din Aibak, a former slave of Muhammad Ghori, was the first sultan of Delhi. He founded the Mamluk Dynasty or Slave Dynasty that was the first of five unrelated dynasties to rule India’s Delhi Sultanate from 1206 to 1290. He ruled from 1206 to 1210 A.D.



  1. Who applied the concept of guerrilla warfare in India in 17th Century?









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    Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is regarded as the first to use guerrilla warfare in its modern form in India. he started guerrilla warfare against the Mughals and other powers in 1645 leading to establishment of the Maratha state in 1674. Shivaji perfected the art of evasion, retreat and counterattack and made the Mughal army pay a heavy price for attacking him.

    Correct Option: A

    Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is regarded as the first to use guerrilla warfare in its modern form in India. he started guerrilla warfare against the Mughals and other powers in 1645 leading to establishment of the Maratha state in 1674. Shivaji perfected the art of evasion, retreat and counterattack and made the Mughal army pay a heavy price for attacking him.


  1. Which monument is in pink colour?









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    Hawa Mahal (“Palace of Winds”) is a palace in Jaipur that is built in red and pink coloured sand stone, in keeping with the décor of the other monuments in the city. Its colour is a full testimony to the epithet of “Pink City” given to Jaipur. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

    Correct Option: B

    Hawa Mahal (“Palace of Winds”) is a palace in Jaipur that is built in red and pink coloured sand stone, in keeping with the décor of the other monuments in the city. Its colour is a full testimony to the epithet of “Pink City” given to Jaipur. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.



  1. Which one of the following painters of Jahangir’s reign was conferred the title of Nadir-ul-Asra’?









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    Ustad Mansur was given the title of Nadir-ul-asra (Unequalled of the age) by Jahangir. Mansur used to make paintings during the reign of Jahangir’s father Akbar as well, but he made fabulous paintings only during Jahangir’s time. Although largely known for his natural history illustrations, he also portrayed people in various manuscript illustrations.

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    Ustad Mansur was given the title of Nadir-ul-asra (Unequalled of the age) by Jahangir. Mansur used to make paintings during the reign of Jahangir’s father Akbar as well, but he made fabulous paintings only during Jahangir’s time. Although largely known for his natural history illustrations, he also portrayed people in various manuscript illustrations.