Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. In which of the Round Table Conference Mahatma Gandhi participated?









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    Gandhi represented Indian National Congress at the Second Roundtable Conference that opened in London on September 7, 1931. Gandhi’s participation at the conference was facilitated by a prior settlement between him and Viceroy Lord Irwin known as the Gandhi–Irwin Pact. The Congress had boycotted the first conference.

    Correct Option: B

    Gandhi represented Indian National Congress at the Second Roundtable Conference that opened in London on September 7, 1931. Gandhi’s participation at the conference was facilitated by a prior settlement between him and Viceroy Lord Irwin known as the Gandhi–Irwin Pact. The Congress had boycotted the first conference.


  1. Who was Akbar’s guardian ?









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    Bairam Khan was a powerful statesman and regent at the court of Humayun who later acted as the guardian, chief mentor, advisor, teacher and most trusted person of Akbar. Following Humayun’s death in 1556, Bairam Khan was appointed Regent over the young monarch Akbar. As regent, he consolidated Mughal authority in northern India and most notably led Mughal forces at the Second Battle of Panipat in November 1556.

    Correct Option: D

    Bairam Khan was a powerful statesman and regent at the court of Humayun who later acted as the guardian, chief mentor, advisor, teacher and most trusted person of Akbar. Following Humayun’s death in 1556, Bairam Khan was appointed Regent over the young monarch Akbar. As regent, he consolidated Mughal authority in northern India and most notably led Mughal forces at the Second Battle of Panipat in November 1556.



  1. Who was the first Vijayanagar ruler to wrest the important fort of Goa from the Bahamanis ?









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    Harihara II (1377-1406) succeeded in thwarting the Bahmani-Warangal combine and wrested Belgaum and Goa in the west from the Bahmani kingdom in 1380. He wrested the Konkan from Bahamanis, thereby gaining control of the west Deccan coast all the way north to Chaul, source of rich revenues from trade.

    Correct Option: C

    Harihara II (1377-1406) succeeded in thwarting the Bahmani-Warangal combine and wrested Belgaum and Goa in the west from the Bahmani kingdom in 1380. He wrested the Konkan from Bahamanis, thereby gaining control of the west Deccan coast all the way north to Chaul, source of rich revenues from trade.


  1. The 1st Battle of Panipat was fought in the year :









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    The First Battle of Panipat was fought between the invading forces of Babur and Ibrahim Lodi on 21 April 1526. The battle marked the end of the Lodhi dynasty and the beginning of the Mughal dynasty in India. This was one of the earliest battles involving gunpowder firearms and field artillery.

    Correct Option: C

    The First Battle of Panipat was fought between the invading forces of Babur and Ibrahim Lodi on 21 April 1526. The battle marked the end of the Lodhi dynasty and the beginning of the Mughal dynasty in India. This was one of the earliest battles involving gunpowder firearms and field artillery.



  1. Which of the following was the founder of the house of Peshawar?









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    Balaji Vishwanath was the founder of the house of the Peshwas in 1714. He was the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas hailing from the Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. He is also called the second founder of the Maratha Empire.

    Correct Option: B

    Balaji Vishwanath was the founder of the house of the Peshwas in 1714. He was the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas hailing from the Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. He is also called the second founder of the Maratha Empire.