Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Which of the following monuments is the oldest ?









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    The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC to about 480 or 650 A.D. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 A.D by the Rajput Chandela dynasty. The Qutb Minar was built in the 13th century A.D, while the Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century.

    Correct Option: C

    The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC to about 480 or 650 A.D. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 A.D by the Rajput Chandela dynasty. The Qutb Minar was built in the 13th century A.D, while the Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century.


  1. Who among the following rulers abolished Jaziya?









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    In 1564, Akbar abolished Jizya which was levied from the Hindus. It was a tax on non-Muslims and was seen as a way to encourage poor Hindus to convert to Islam. This was hated by the Hindus because it was a symbol of their inferiority and involved a lot of humiliation.

    Correct Option: C

    In 1564, Akbar abolished Jizya which was levied from the Hindus. It was a tax on non-Muslims and was seen as a way to encourage poor Hindus to convert to Islam. This was hated by the Hindus because it was a symbol of their inferiority and involved a lot of humiliation.



  1. Who was Akbar’s famous revenue minister?









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    Raja Todar Mal was a warrior, an able administrator and an exemplary finance minister. He was one of the ‘Navratnas’ of Akbar’s court. He became the finance officer (Mushrif-i-Diwan) of Akbar in 1575 and Diwan-i-kul (Chief Finance Minister) in 1582 and introduced the reforms also known as Todar Mal’s rentroll, the book of land records in Mughal Empire.

    Correct Option: B

    Raja Todar Mal was a warrior, an able administrator and an exemplary finance minister. He was one of the ‘Navratnas’ of Akbar’s court. He became the finance officer (Mushrif-i-Diwan) of Akbar in 1575 and Diwan-i-kul (Chief Finance Minister) in 1582 and introduced the reforms also known as Todar Mal’s rentroll, the book of land records in Mughal Empire.


  1. The greatness of Shershah lies in his :









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    Sher Shah Suri is mainly remembered for his administrative reforms which was modified and expanded by later rulers. He established a sound and strong administrative system by dividing his empire into 42 Sarkars each of which was subdivided into Parganas. Besides he introduced proper land revenue system and carried out currency reforms. His was an enlightened despotism.

    Correct Option: D

    Sher Shah Suri is mainly remembered for his administrative reforms which was modified and expanded by later rulers. He established a sound and strong administrative system by dividing his empire into 42 Sarkars each of which was subdivided into Parganas. Besides he introduced proper land revenue system and carried out currency reforms. His was an enlightened despotism.



  1. Who of the Delhi sultans pursued the policy of ‘blood and iron’ ?









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    Balban, who was the ninth sultan of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi, adopted the policy of Blood and Iron to tackle the law and order situation in the area around Delhi and in the Ganga-Yamuna doab. The Mewatis had become so bold as to plunder people upto the outskirts of Delhi. As a result of his policy of blood and iron, robbers were mercilessly pursued and put to death.

    Correct Option: C

    Balban, who was the ninth sultan of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi, adopted the policy of Blood and Iron to tackle the law and order situation in the area around Delhi and in the Ganga-Yamuna doab. The Mewatis had become so bold as to plunder people upto the outskirts of Delhi. As a result of his policy of blood and iron, robbers were mercilessly pursued and put to death.